Waban, Massachusetts, a suburban city just 7 miles from Boston, is another one of Newton’s 13 villages. Waban was named after the first Native American who converted to Christianity. Waban is known for its wealth, as Washington Post named it the third most affluent and well-educated zip code in the nation. However, aside from its culture and wealth, Waban is most famous for its past residents, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, who lived in Waban for a few years.
The Waban branch library has re-opened as the Waban Library Center, a community-based library with on-going events. Waban Centre has many great shops and places to dine.
Waban is serviced by the MBTA Green Line “D” Branch with the Waban stop.
Jason Varitek, former Boston Red Sox catcher, grew up in Waban his entire life!
ZIPCODE NOTES: Waban and West Newton share the same zip code