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Newton Centre, Massachusetts
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°19′50″N 71°11′40″W / 42.33056°N 71.19444°W / 42.33056; -71.19444
Country United StatesUnited States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
City Newton
90 m (300 ft)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 617

Newton Centre is one of the thirteen villages within the city of Newton in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The main commercial center of Newton Centre is a triangular area surrounding the intersections of Beacon Street, Centre Street, and Langley Road. It is the largest downtown area among all the villages of Newton, and serves as a large upscale shopping destination for the western suburbs of Boston. The Newton City Hall and War Memorial is located at 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, and the Newton Free Library is located at 330 Homer Street in Newton Centre. The Newton Centre station of the MBTA Green Line "D" branch is located on Union Street.

The Crystal Lake and Pleasant Street Historic District is roughly bounded by the Sudbury Aqueduct, Pleasant Avenue, Lake Avenue, and Crystal Street and Webster Court. This area and its surrounding neighborhoods exemplify the distinct styles of the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Crystal Lake, a 33-acre natural lake, is a popular swimming spot for locals in the area.

Historic pictorial map

1897 Newton Centre bird's eye view


K-12 Education

  • The Wellan Montessori School is a private school located at 80 Crescent Street in Newton Centre.
  • Mason-Rice Elementary School is a public elementary school operated by Newton Public Schools located at 149 Pleasant Street.
  • The Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is a private, all-girls Roman Catholic high school and middle school located on the Loren Towle Estate off Centre Street.
  • Mt. Alvernia High School is a private, all-girls high school located at 790 Centre Street.

Colleges and universities

  • The Boston College Law School campus, which includes undergraduate housing, is located on Centre Street at the Newton Centre-Newton Corner line.
  • Andover Newton Theological School, now the Andover Newton Seminary, is a private graduate institution associated with the Yale Divinity School located on Herrick Rd.
  • Hebrew College is also located on Herrick Road in Newton Centre.
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