Most Needham residents probably don’t know how significant the town’s contribution to the formation of downtown Boston really was. Filling in the Back Bay area and beyond to create the present-day land mass that contains some of the city’s most historic and highly valued landmarks was, at the time, the largest land reclamation project in the history of the state. Workers built six miles of railroad from the Back Bay out to Needham, and brought in the land that would come to house much of the city of Boston from the area of Needham that now borders Route 95. The land that first made up rolling hills in the Eastern reaches of Needham came to literally serve as the foundation for the growth of the city of Boston during the industrial revolution. Since then, the town of Needham has grown to include many historic homes and high-end businesses catering to the some 30,000 commuters and their families who call the town home. Coca-Cola has operated a bottling plant in Needham since the late 1980’s, and the facility employs many local residents. Also of note, beloved local artist N.C. Wyeth was born and raised here.
Needham offers employees of Boston businesses a safe and comfortable suburban setting within easy reach of the city by car or public transport. Route 128/95 runs along the Eastern boundary of the town with short trips in either direction to Route 2 and the Mass Pike. The MBTA maintains its’ Needham Line, with four local stops, on the former bed of the railway that once brought land to the Back Bay.
Metro Realty Corp. specializes in Needham MA homes for sale. If you’d like help finding the perfect Needham MA home, contact us today.