The beginning of the development of the Village of Newtonville began 1847 when the railroad opened a depot between Newton Corner and West Newton. Building structure in Newtonville is a beautiful blend of classic old architectural elements and new buildings such as the impressive building that serves as Newton North High School.
The Village of Newtonville is primarily residential, the busy village center is dotted with local shops and restaurants. In close proximity to the Cabot Elementary, Day Middle, and Newton North High School, Walnut Street in Newtonville is a popular after school meeting place for children. Great shopping and dining anytime for adults.
The Senior Center is located on Walnut Street in Newtonville, is a lively community center with drop-in activities, scheduled Road trips, and events all year long.
The New Art Center is located in Newtonville and has a wide choice of art classes for all ages.
Along Walnut Street, just past the Massachusetts Turnpike, is a sweet little village center with some wonderful shops and restaurants. Rox Diner, which offers more upscale versions of the well-known American comfort food with 1950’s style decor. George Howell Coffee makes a delicious pour, excellent hot chocolate, and my favorite is the ginger iced tea. Nail-It is my favorite nail salon and the staff will do group manicures on request. HairFlo is a boutique hair salon with special organic hair color and talented sylists. Natural Sense, a hidden gem, carries a delightful selection of skin care products, aromatic notions, and unique gifts.
Extending past the Massachusetts Turnpike which, Washington Street a long stretch of road offering multiple businesses, restaurants, bakeries, cafes and fitness centers. You can find the family friendly Cabot’s restaurant on Walnut Street, which offers dozens of ice cream flavors and classic diner fare in a fun, Cooke Restaurant is a fabulous neighborhood bistro. Village Cafe is our family favorite for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Another hot spot in Newtonville is One of the best playgrounds in Newton is also found in Newtonville at Albemarle Field. Lastly, the Charles River follows through California Street in Newtonville and all are welcome to walk, jog, or ride bikes along the paved paths at the edge of the Charles River. Also you can canoe and kayak through the Charles River, there is a port in Auburndale for such activities.
Something to plan for: In September, Newtonville hosts their annual Village Day with live performances, kids activities, over 50 booths of crafts and activities as well as food at local restaurants.
Newtonville is surrounded by 4 other villages of Newton (West Newton, Nonantum, Newton Center and Newton Corner).
The Newtonville Commuter Stop offers easy commute into Boston’s South Station.
Newtonville Local Historic District and Commission – Newtonville has been recognized as an architecturally important and intact historic neighborhood displaying examples of many late 19th and early-20th century residential architectural styles. The Commission holds public meetings. ~NewtonMA.gov