Newton, known as the “Garden City” for its beautiful green surroundings, is a highly desired location with its rich history, high quality of living, and cultural diversity. As an affluent and bustling suburban city approximately seven miles from downtown Boston, Newton offers both urban sophistication and suburban comfort.
Rather than having a single city center, Newton is divided into thirteen “villages”, each of which has its own unique qualities and most boast their own small “downtown” areas.
Today, we’re highlighting 5 must-visit spots to check out as you get settled into the neighborhood!
1. Hemlock Gorge Reservation
This 23-acre nature preserve is located on the banks of the Charles River in Newton, Massachusetts – just west of Boston. The Echo Bridge is a major attraction that provides breathtaking views of the river. Check out the platform beneath the bridge and listen for the echo it’s named for. Whether you go for a leisurely hike or a scenic picnic, Hemlock Gorge Reservation is a Newton must-see!
2. Fiorella’s Cucina
Just as the Flora, the goddess of flowering plants, brought the ancient Romans their bounty of nourishment and joy, Fiorella’s strives to bring only the freshest, most naturally delicious dishes and happiness to you. This beautiful Italian restaurant is known to serve exceptional and reasonably priced food. If you are getting settled into your new Newton home, consider paying this friendly and energetic eatery a visit!
View their delicious menu HERE
3. Newton Cemetery & Arboretum
While a cemetery may not be your first activity choice on a Sunday morning, the Newton Cemetery & Arboretum was designed with a “garden-style”, perfect for quiet recreation and reflection. In 2014, Newton cemetery became an award-winning horticultural site that was awarded Level II arboretum status. With nearly 100 acres of picturesque landscapes, Newton Cemetery.
Visit the Newton Cemetery & Arboretum website HERE to learn more about their fascinating history.
4. Artitudes Gallery
This locally-owned shop was created by Gregg and Valerie who share their passion for making the work of fine artists accessible to the local Newton community. The gallery showcases hundreds of items perfect for any and all occasions! Whether you are searching for a unique gift for a loved one, or you just want to admire the beautiful art, Artitudes welcomes you with open arms.
Due to the current pandemic, their hours are subject to change so be sure to check in HERE for the latest updates!
This neighborhood bistro in the heart of Newton center features a seasonally inspired menu, complimented by grower wines, local beers, and craft cocktails. With an intimate dining room and inclusive ambiance, sycamore. is the perfect after-work oasis. Give this locally-owned restaurant a try the next time you are in need of a stress-free evening.
Because of the intimate dining experience, reservations are required and could be made HERE.
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