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About Chestnut Hill
This suburban enclave is roughly seven miles, a couple tax brackets and a hundred SAT points removed from downtown Boston. Newton is an independent city comprised of 13 linked villages, including swanky Chestnut Hill and several villages that confusingly share the Newtown name (Newtown Center, -Corner, -Highlands, -Upper Falls, -Lower Falls). Not surprisingly, Newton tends to confound newcomers. One wrong turn off the Massachusetts Turnpike could send you meandering down lanes lined with 17th century stone fences, manicured lawns, boarding schools, and sprawling single-family homesteads. Neighborly Newtonians might point you toward beloved local landmarks, including Bulloughs Pond for ice skating, the aptly named Newton Commonwealth Golf Course, and the Jackson Homestead, a historic stop on the Underground Railroad. After making his reputation with Manhattan's Central Park, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead lavished his attention on Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Runners hit the Reservoir's waterfront trails, training to take on Newtown's Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon. Newtonian teens get their exercise trolling The Mall at Chestnut Hill for collegiate staples from J. Crew and Brooks Brothers to Apple and Tiffany.
Read more about Boston's Chestnut Hill on Hipmunk's Chestnut Hill Neighborhood Guide.
American revolutions and witch hunts happened here first, as historical sites ringing Boston Commons are sure to remind you. But down at the "bah" (Boston-speak for bar) the current talk is what's on at the Boston symphony or Isabella Stewart Gardener museum, what scientific breakthrough happened today at MIT, which band playing TD Garden got its start playing for change in Harvard Square, and when the Red Sox will ever win another World Series (sore subject).
Read more about Boston on Hipmunk's Boston City Guide.
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