If, like most Bostonians, you love to read, you should consider looking at Newton real estate. Newton, MA boasts two of Massachusetts’ most legendary independent bookstores.
First, the New England Mobile Book Fair, located at 82 Needham Street in the Newton Highlands. I’ll excuse the fact that it doesn’t have cotton candy and fried dough as a normal fair would, because this place is a discount book shopper’s fantasy. Every book, hardcover and paperback, is at least 20% off. The Book Fair is a huge warehouse with endless rows and shelves loaded with every genre and publisher you can think of. The travel section is the most expansive collection I’ve ever seen in a bookstore, outnumbering the selections of both Barnes and Noble and Borders. There’s even a large bargain book section of overstock books — I recently bought a hardcover novel for $4.95.
Second is Newtonville Books, located at 296 Walnut Street in Newtonville. By signing up for the email newsletter you can find out about all the neat events, such as a visit by the author of Shutter Island, and frequent writing workshops that cost a modest $20. The selection is stocked and Yelpers say that “the price is right.”
If you’re planning on buying a home in Newton, or you’re currently shopping for real estate in Newton, consider taking a weekend to explore the area with your family. Newton is an excellent community for raising families, as it has some of the best public schools in Massachusetts, plenty of recreation areas, and a pulsing community scene. To many, Newton is the best little town outside of Boston.
Christine Norcross and Partners is a leading team within William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services. For real estate or related questions about housing, relocation services, communities, local schools, and more in Newton, MA or the surrounding towns in Metro-West Boston, contact Christine Norcross and Partners at (781) 694-3595.
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