The city of Newton is often acknowledged for its outstanding education and public safety -- now, it has another accolade to add to the list.
CNN Money recently ranked Newton fourth on its "best places to live" list. The list included a collection of America's 100 "best small cities."
In its write-up, CNN Money noted Newton's high standard for education (calling the residents "obsessed"), and referenced the as well as the partnership between MIT and the .
The CNN Money article also mentioned the city's boutique shopping in Newton Centre and swimming at .
According to CNN Money, the average listing price for a home in Newton was $850,117 in July 2012. Despite the high home prices, though, the article says local families believe "the perks are well worth it."
Newton was out-ranked by just three other small cities: Eden Prairie, Minnesota (#3), McKinney, Texas (#2) and Carmel, Indiana (#1).
Other Massachusetts municipalities ranked on the list include Brookline (#31), Framingham (#38) and Weymouth Town (#87).
Earlier this year, , featuring it in the "Best Places to Live" issue.
In other recent rankings, by the U.S. News and World Report. Newton North ranked at number 38.
Late last year,