16 Park Lane
Newton Center, MASSACHUSETTS 02459

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This home is located in one of Newton Center's protected and highly sought after Historic Districts. Built in the 1950s this modernist, prairie style private gated property is a jewel nestled among evergreens, hardwoods and perennials with its own private entrance meditation garden behind two moon stone gates and fences. With only 110 feet of street frontage, the house appears at first hidden from view, slowly revealing itself, as you climb flagstone stairs, walk along a brick path to the moon gate behind which is your private meditation garden invisible from the street.

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The house is on a tranquil tree lined street on a 10,000 square foot lot abutting several acres of conservation land. It was originally an apple orchard which was part of a historic estate bounded by Park Lane, Pleasant Street, Bracebridge Road, Hancock Street and Greenlawn Avenue. It is one of the largest parcels of land in the immediate vicinity with significant woods as well as the Sudbury aqueducts running the length of the block with fewer than twenty houses inside its perimeter. Around the corner is A+ Mason Rice Elementary School as well as a 17 acre Frederick Law Olmsted designed Park which has children's play facilities, tennis and basket ball courts, and off leash dog recreation areas. 33 acre Crystal Lake with swimming and boating is a few blocks away.

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This mid century home has great bones. It is quietly stunningly, lovingly tended with a 2008 upper story master bedroom and deck addition ripe for your imprint or repurposing. Stellar views from upper level and deck on three sides. Add the tree house you've always wanted with a video screening room above, or add another level. The sky's the limit. There are a lot of places where you can live, but few where you can feel alive, relax, renew and be restored in your own home: sauna in the house, hot tub outside, private upstairs deck, meditation garden to greet you each time you leave or enter, jogging and tennis courts a few steps from your door, and a walking trail to Whole Foods Market.

16 Park Lane, Newton Center, MA

This extraordinarily peaceful environment is also home to a plethora of cardinals, blue jays, robins, Canadian geese, chickadees, rabbits, chipmunks and other wild life. It's a short 7 minute walk to Newton Center, Green Line Stop 15 minutes into Boston, three blocks from the Boston Marathon route, 4 blocks to Newton Free Library, and just minutes to shopping, restaurants, post office, banks, and Boston College.

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Location, Location, Location
Newton has consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in in the country. Newton, known as the Garden City, is a diverse, vibrant community comprised of 14 safe and quiet and attractive neiborhood villages. Newton is desirable as a place to live and work due to its proximity and easy access to Boston, and high property values. Newton is also highly regarded for its well-run municipal government and a strong, nationally-recognized school system. It is served by three modes of mass transit run by the MBTA: light rail, commuter rail, and bus service.

Mason Rice Elementary School A+ Rating around the corner

Enjoy 17.9 Acres in Newton Center Park a block away
• Contiguous to Mason Rice School, Newton Centre, 17.9 acres
• Large multi-use City park/playground located just outside of the village center
• City’s first playground, originally designed by Olmsted Bros. firm in 1890 (Frederick Law Olmsted)
• Includes Hammond Brook, Cochituate and Sudbury Aqueducts
• Home of the City’s July 4th Teddy Bear Parade
• Jeannete West Recreation Center (“The Hut”): gym, activity rooms, restrooms
• New, large universal school-age play area with swings, fenced pre-school play area with swings
• City’s only clay tennis courts (5), with practice backboard
• Regulation baseball field, junior baseball field (Jay Gordon Field, Home of Newton East Little League), elementary soccer fields (2), and full basketball court (lights)
• On-street parking, accessible route from Mason-Rice School parking lot
• Off-leash recreation area

Whole Foods & The Farmers Market walking distance
Waban Market 10 Windsor Rd Waban, MA
PEAPOD – You order on line, they deliver to the house
SHAW’S – cheapest nearest large supermarket Newtonville 33 Austin St. Newtonville, MA
WHOLE FOODS – nearest market 916 Walnut St Newton, MA 02461 more reasonable, a neighborhood grocery store
TRADER JOE'S 1121 Washington, Street, West Newton (509) 1121 Washington, Street

Crystal Lake, Bath House, Swimming & Boating 3 blocks away
is a 33-acre natural lake located in Newton Centre. Its shores, mostly lined with private homes, also host two small parks, a designated swimming area, and a bath house.

Boston Marathon Route on Commonwealth Avenue
Each April on Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon is run through the city, entering from Wellesley on Route 16 (Washington Street) where runners encounter the first of the four infamous Newton Hills. It then turns right onto Route 30 (Commonwealth Avenue) for the long haul into Boston. There are two more hills before reaching Centre Street, and then the fourth and most infamous of all, Heartbreak Hill, rises shortly after Centre Street. Residents and visitors line the race route along Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue to cheer the runners.

Newton Center Train Stop to Boston 7 minutes from house

Houses of Worship within walking distance
Greek Orthodox, Homer and Center Street, Catholic Church, Center Street, First Baptist, Center & Beacon Street, Episcopal Church, Homer and Center Street
Temple Emmanual, Ward Street, Andover Newton Theological School (They'll know where all religious groups are in Newton), Newton Free Library & Newton City Hall

Houses of Worship10 minutes driving distance away
Boston Chinese Evangelical Church, 218 Walnut Street, Newtonville MA, Mrytle Baptist Church, 21 Curve Street, West Newton (On of Newton's oldest churches predominantly African American), Taipei Cultural Center, Newton Highlands,

as well as many others:

Adams Street Shul
Central Congregational Church
Christ the King Presbyterian Church-Newton
Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel
Congregation Mishkan Tefila
Church of the Open Word, headquarters of the Swedenborgian Church of North America
Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal)
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek
Congregation Mishkan Tefila
Congregation Shaarei Tefillah
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Eliot Church of Newton[86]
Episcopal Parish of the Messiah
Episcopal Parish of Saint Paul
Evangelical Baptist Church
First Baptist Church in Newton
First Church of Christ, Scientist
First Unitarian Society in Newton
Grace Episcopal Church[88]
Greek Evangelical Church
Lincoln Park Baptist Church
Lutheran Church of the Newtons
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Catholic Church
Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Newton, moved to Roslindale in 2000
Newton Highlands Congregational
Newton Presbyterian Church
Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
Parish of the Good Shepherd, An Episcopal Church in Newton, Massachusetts
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Saint Bernard's Parish
Saint Ignatius Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Second Church in Newton
Shaarei Tefillah
Temple Beth Avodah
Temple Emanuel
Temple Shalom
Temple Reyim
The Church in Newton
United Parish of Auburndale
The Newton Center Minyan

Newton Center Shopping & Other Essential Services
Gas Stations: Mobile Oil and Gulf Station
Post Office: U.S. Post Office, 716 Beacon St Newton Center, MA 02459, 617-558-1399
Book Store: Newtonville Books 10 Langley Road, Newton Center MA
New England Mobile Book Fair (Huge Book Store) NEEDHAM ST, Newton, Ma
o Citizens Bank, 1188 Centre Street, Newton Centre, MA
o Bank of America, 808 Beacon Street, Newton MA
o Cambridge Savings, Newton Centre Banking Center, 739 Beacon Street, Newton, MA

Sycamore $$$ Newton Center
Waban Kitchen , $$$$ Newton
Farmstead Table $$$$ Newton Center, Union Street
Bill's Pizzeria (Best Pizza) They deliver
$ Newton - Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches/Subs 753 Beacon St
Terry O'Reilly's Irish Pub $$ Newton - English/ Irish, Pub Food, Weekly Music, Jazz Early Sunday Evening
Union Street, Sports on TVs, great hamburgers
Apgujung $$$ Japanese, Korean, Sushi
Bread & Chocolate Bakery $$ Newton Newton Highlands(Saturday and Sunday, the best pecan rolls in the world - I've only eaten breakfast there.I like that they put real butter in their eggs)
Barry's Village Deli $ Waban
Coconut Cafe, $ Newton - Asian, Thai, Vegetarian 759 Beacon St They deliver
Deluxe Station 70 Union Street Newton Centre, family style breakfast, lunch and dinner next to the train station.
J.P. Licks Ice Cream Langley Road, Newton Center
Rosenfelds Bagels, 1280 Centre Street, Boston, Massachusetts
(Great bagels and great chive cream cheese. You can order to go.
Cafe Sol Azteca, Newton Center
Cafe St Petersburg (Russian)
Tartufo, Italian Newton Center
Japanese Restaurant
Johnny’s Luncheonette, Newton Center
Walnut Grille, Vegetarian, Newton Highlands
Amarin of Thailand, Newton Corner

Marshall's and TJ Max $ on Needham Street

Upscale Shopping District: On and around Union Street Newton Center
Fancy Shops, Jewelry Stores, Florist, Tailor, Shoemaker, Dry Cleaners

Universities and Colleges

There are 53 universities of higher learning in the greater Boston Metropolitan area,
the following are only a few of them:

Boston College (Newton)
Babson College
Berkeley College of Music (Allston)
Clyne Electrical School at Mt. Ida (Newton)
Lasell College (Auburndale)
Chamberlain Junior College
Boston College Law School
Newbury College (Brookline)
Brandeis (Waltham)
Pine Manor College (Chestnut Hill)
Harvard University (Cambridge)
Hebrew College (Newton Center)
McCallum Graduate School of Business (Waltham)
M.I.T. (Cambridge)