There are 5 excellent pre-schools
within walking distance. The elementary school (Franklin) and middle school (Day) are both short walks away. Other
parts of Newton ain't got nothin' on West Newton when it comes to playgrounds! You could go to a different one every day of
the week. Some have spray parks, others have separate areas for smaller children, and at one, free lunches are handed out
every day in the summer. Speaking of summer, the ice cream man drives by 165 Waltham St. every day around 4:00, and there
is an excellent day camp within throwing distance. Neighborhood children range from infants to teen-agers and you don't need
to get on the phone to find someone to play with...just step outside.
Click to read about West Newton playgrounds and see pictures