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Needham is a delightful residential town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. It is a suburb of Boston. It is located on rocky uplands within a loop of the Charles River. Almost half of the households here are married families with children.
It developed slowly as a town of farming, grazing, and small water-powered mills. Before the 20th century, knitwear manufacturing was the town’s economic backbone. After World War II and with the opening of Route 128, Needham gained access to the developing electronics industry.
As part of Boston’s metropolitan area, Needham is surrounded by similar suburban communities. It is bordered by Wellesley, West Roxbury, Newton, Dover, Dedham and Westwood.
Proximity is one of the key appeals to Needham and this serene residential community continues to grow in desirability. In fact, many buyers are drawn to the attractive homes for sale in Needham.
Needham covers about 12 square miles. It is governed by a board of selectmen and by representative town meeting. There are a variety of municipal services and committees to make sure that residents are provided with police and fire protection, garbage collection, and snow removal. There is also a free public library, a vibrant and welcoming place for all people to gather, meet, and learn.
Education in Needham
Needham has 5 elementary schools for grades K-5: John Eliot Elementary School, Hillside Elementary School, William Mitchell Elementary School, Newman Elementary School, and Broadmeadow Elementary School. Sunita L. Williams Elementary School is a new school that will replace the aging Hillside Elementary School once it is completed. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019 or 2020.
The town of Needham has one high school, Needham High School. It underwent a $62-million renovation that was completed in 2009. There are also two middle schools: William F. Pollard Middle School, for seventh and eighth grade, and High Rock School, for sixth grade only.
There are also private schools like St. Joseph’s Elementary School, St. Sebastian’s School, and Monsignor Haddad Middle School.
Needham is just 10 minutes southwest of Boston. MBTA provides commuter rail service from Boston’s South Station with four stops in Needham on its Needham Line: Needham Heights, Needham Center, Needham Junction and Hersey.
The I-95/Route 128 circumferential highway that circles Boston goes through Needham, with three ways out giving access to the town. Additionally, Massachusetts Route 135 goes through the town.
Needham is well served by public transportation and is an ideal community for commuters to Boston.
The town of Needham features a variety of public open space which includes Rosemary Pool, a public swimming pool built into Rosemary Lake. The Park and Recreation Department supervises the pool, and provides other athletic recreational programs including tennis and youth summer activities.
Real Estate in Needham
Are you looking for homes for sale in Needham?
Needham features a plethora of high end single family homes, townhomes, and condominiums.
The average median listing price is $1.2 million while the average price per square foot is $350.
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