What do we know about Newton? Well, nobody would argue that The Garden City, as it is known, has charming homes, stable real estate prices, a successful school system and has a fantastic location only some 20 minutes outside of Boston. Newton and its 14 villages in 2004 and repeating in 2005 was praised as the #1 safest city in the United States! In 2010-2011 Newton also returned to these impressive rankings as #7 in the country for the population range of 75,000-99,999 inhabitants in an area. Overall, 134 cities across the nation were ranked in an order depending on their crime rates. This year, for 2011-2012, Newton is proud to announce yet another favorable ranking, being #5 nationwide! This just goes to show how safe our area is and that many of our suburb cities and towns are being recognized by gaining the rewarding respect that they truly deserve.