Waban is one of Newton’s thirteen villages. Named after an Algonquin chief, the area can be easily accessed from Boston by the T on the Green line of MBTA. The Bartlett–Hawkes Farm dating about 1736 is the oldest surviving building in Waban.
Pine Ridge Road and Plainfield Street historic district is one of many notable streets which includes architecturally diverse19th century Queen Anne and Shingle style houses, and a larger number of 20th century Colonial Revival, Tudor, and Craftsman houses. There are two elementary schools: Zervas and Angier, two middle schools, Brown and Oak Hill and two high schools, Newton North and Newton South that service the thirteen villages. Locals enjoy Cold Spring Park farmers market Spring and Fall with modern amenities such as Starbucks, Stone L’Oven Pizza, Barry’s Village Deli and Waban Market. Jack Lemmon was born and raised in this very well-known village.