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Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
Lincoln Street
Lincoln Street
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Coordinates: 42°19′15″N 71°11′58″W / 42.32083°N 71.19944°W / 42.32083; -71.19944Coordinates: 42°19′15″N 71°11′58″W / 42.32083°N 71.19944°W / 42.32083; -71.19944
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
City Newton
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)

Newton Highlands is one of the thirteen villages within the city of Newton in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. Newton Highlands is largely suburban outside the village and the commercial district running along Winchester and Needham Streets.

Newton Highlands' small commercial district runs along Lincoln St., perpendicular to Walnut St. This area, along with a stretch of fine 19th and early 20th century residences, are part of the Newton Highlands Historic District.

The first Brigham's Ice Cream shop was located in Newton Highlands.

It was home to the Hyde School, an elementary school that burned down in a raging fire and is now the site of condominiums.

To the south, a dense commercial district along Needham Street includes stalwarts such as China Fair, and the New England Mobile Book Fair among many others.

Since 1959 the neighborhood has had its own MBTA Green Line D station, Newton Highlands station, close to this commercial center. There also is an annual celebration in June called Village Day, a general celebration for the Newton Highlands community. There is a 5 kilometer road race, crafts and local food is sold, a small carnival is set up, and local bands and musicians often entertain the crowds.


K-12 Education

  • Newton Highlands Children's Montessori is located on 3 Curtis Street in Newton Highlands
  • Countryside Elementary School is a public elementary school run by Newton Public Schools which is located at 191 Dedham Street in Newton Highlands
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