Situated just 9 miles West of Boston, Newton MA has been one of the safest cities in North America for the last 10 years. Newton is broken down into 13 villages and features excellent school systems, a 15-20 minute drive to Boston, and close proximity to several major expressways. Newton Center is nice for shopping or lunch, and for high end shoppers, you can't beat Bloomingdales at the Chestnut Hill Mall. Below is a comparison of the year end single family sales data from 2010 and 2011.