Needham is an interesting and varied town that has something for nearly everyone. There are some secluded estates along the Charles River, grand new homes, as well as charming, old fashioned neighborhoods. Wellesley was actually once part of Needham and separated in 1881.
Needham has a very bustling downtown, with many shops and restaurants as well as a local branch of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. There is an outdoor public swimming pool built into Rosemary Lake, and many parks, playgrounds, and ball fields offer exceptional family recreation.
The Needham public schools are considered among the best in the area. There are many opportunities for students to enjoy sports of all kinds. Needham's annual Thanksgiving Day football game against Wellesley High School began in 1882 an is the oldest continuous rivalry of its kind in the country.
Needham offers an excellent commute to Boston (there are 3 Needham stations) with service to both Boston's Back Bay and South Station as well as locations along Routes 128 and 95.
|Land Area:||13 square miles|
|Distance to Boston:||10 miles|
|Government:||Representative Town Meeting
Board of Selectmen
|Public Schools:||5 Elementary Schools
1 Middle School
1 High School
|Hospital:||Beth Israel Deaconess, Needham|
|Transportation:||Commuter Rail to Boston
(3 Stations in Needham)
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