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Sophie, Home Buyer in Boston, MA

Which town in Newton has the greatest number of families with children?

Asked by Sophie, Boston, MA Thu Feb 26, 2009

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Would love to answer but real estate professionals must adhere to fair housing laws which prohibit us from talking about people or social circumstance in an y area; we can only talk about property. I'm sure you're asking for the right reasons but there are some who may not be; it protects everyone.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 28, 2009
Newton is a city with a rich tapestry of villages creating pockets or neighborhoods. The villages are not strictly defined anywhere and so it would be impossible to gather accurate statistics about the population. Rather explore the different villages and get a feeling for their unique advantages. This richness is what I love about Newton. Our community is wonderful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 14, 2009

Newton is a City with a collection of villages with a population of over 80,000. Many people move to Newton because they believe that it offers a great school system and wonderful neighborhoods. For demographic information on the city visit the public resource http://www.bestplaces.net/city/Newton-Massachusetts.aspx#

Your question (even if we could answer the question) would be imposable to answer. The spacific data for that questions would not be conclusive for villages within Newton. As a result, any answer would be based on someones opinion and that will vary from person to person. The city of Newton has 15 elementary, 4 middle, and 2 large high schools. That is a lot of school!

Possibly conducting your research with regard to Newton by school system would be more helpful? GreatSchool.net is a great resource for school information. http://www.greatschools.net/massachusetts/newton/schools/ The city site is http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/

Good Luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 12, 2009
Every continuing ed class I've ever attended has always advised against discussing this, if only because social conditions change as neighborhoods turnover. What's the definition of a "family" these days?

Also, while we assume the person asking just wants to know because they have a family and want their kids to have other to play with etc., there are too many people wanting to locate children for the wrong reasons. Of course, I suppose they will find out anyway...

Best we (Realtors) stick to the facts about property.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 28, 2009
Not sure if you found the answer you were looking for in the links below ... but my guess is that you don't know why it's so hard to answer your question.

The reason is that the make up of a neighborhood can really change overnight ... and would definitely change over time. When my family moved into our current neighborhood, my son was a baby and only one or two houses even had school aged children. Then over the next couple of years, new families moved in and other families had babies (or adopted) and now the whole neighborhood is full of kids.

So sorry for sounding so obtuse, but I think that is why you keep getting such round about answers.

BTW Newton is broken up into villages, not really separate towns.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 27, 2009

go to my website: http://www.WENREALTY.com or http://www.HOMESALESINMASS.com and click on the community profile on the left hand side menu. This will show you all the demographic information you need per town.

Web Reference: http://www.WENREALTY.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 26, 2009
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