One of the most desirable towns in the Boston Metro West area, Needham is the perfect combination of old-world New England charm and today’s lifestyle. Needham has a rich heritage dating back to the 1600s and speaks to the unique charm of this suburb. This bustling town has much to offer from beautiful neighborhoods with a variety of different style homes, exceptional schools both public and private and a multitude of family recreation.
A rich history spanning over three centuries has seen Needham evolve from an agricultural town in the 1700s to one of most desirable suburbs of Boston. The early years of the town saw it as a thriving rural area focusing on winter lumbering and tanneries. The construction of Route 128 in 1931 initiated the boom and saw the transformation of Needham from a quaint community to one of America’s first-event hi-tech industrial parks.
The town of Needham is located near many popular cities, Boston being the most popular for work and leisure. The ease of commute from any of the three train stations in Needham or the convenient driving distances via Route 128 and 95 attract residents with varying employment opportunities in the Boston Metro West area as well as those for a getaway in and around the neighboring New England towns.
Needham, much-like its neighboring towns of Wellesley and Natick, has a wide variety of colonial style homes. Affluent residences and estates along the scenic Charles River range in the tens of millions but there are several more-affordable homes, including some that have been recently constructed, available across the town’s many close-knit communities. Most if not all neighborhoods are affiliated with one of the best public schools systems in America and ease of access to the Boston Metro West area.
Life in Needham
Needham is the perfect place to call home after the hectic pace of Boston. A bustling downtown, the much-visited Needham Crossing with high-end shopping, dining, arts and entertainment, the top-rated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - what’s not to love. If you’re looking to get outdoors and enjoy the lush New England settings, there is Cutler Lake Park, Charles River and Needham Reservoir for nature enthusiasts looking for boating, fishing, hiking, bird watching and snowshoeing.