A mostly upscale and affluent, but lot sizes are smaller than in neighboring Dover
Needham is a nice suburb just south of Route 128 from Newton and Dedham. Needham has a fairly large commercial downtown district and good schools. While most known for the antenna farm in Needham heights which transmits the majority of Boston Area TV and radio signals, Needham is also a popular destination for transplanted NY suburbanites. Needham is mostly upscale and affluent, but lot sizes are smaller than in neighboring Dover (except in extreme south Needham) making it a popular choice for families, especially given its very good school system. Being the most affluent inner suburb in the southeast, it is a good place if you go to the Cape & Islands in the summer or enjoy visiting Providence. Needham is on the commuter rail as well. On the minus side, it is not a great location for airport or northern skiing commutes.
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