Needham is home to 29,000 residents, over an expanse of 12.7 square miles. Needham offers multiple shopping districts, from quaint local shops and restaurants in Needham Center to larger chain retailers along Needham Street/Highland Ave.
Needham is suited to the west of Rt 128/I-95, making it an ideal commuter location for professionals to the north and south, as well as points east and west on the Mass Pike. There is a commuter rail service with 4 stops in Needham; delivering riders from Back Bay Station to Needham Center in just 30 minutes. Needham also has a bus transit service that will connect one to Boston and the inner suburbs.