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Best Cities in Mass.: Newton Ranked No. 9

"The city has a strong tourist trade, but it's also recognized as a thriving college community with a strong artistic and cultural presence," a study found.

Newton. Credit: Croftonsteve via Flickr
Newton. Credit: Croftonsteve via Flickr
By Les Masterson

new study found Newton is one of the best cities to live in Massachusetts.

Credit Donkey, a company that provides credit report information to consumers, focused on five key factors:

  • Odds of being a victim of a violent crime
  • Commute time
  • Income
  • Residents who attended some college
  • Restaurants per capita

Newton ranked No. 9 on its list. The company reported the following statistics for Newton:

  • Odds of Being a Victim of a Violent Crime: 1 in 1,141 
  • Commute Time: 26.4 minutes
  • Income: $113,416
  • Residents Who Attended Some College: 7.6% 
  • Restaurants: 1 per 505 inhabitants

Here’s why Newton received high marks:

"The city has a strong tourist trade, but it's also recognized as a thriving college community with a strong artistic and cultural presence."

Beverly ranked No. 1 in the study.

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