The Newton Highlands is an eclectic neighborhood with a mix of old and new. Once described in the Newton times as “Victorian coziness and sensual hodge-podge”, you will find a main street full of unique shops, restaurants, and antiques as well as Northland, a redevelopment project located at the end of Needham Street and Oak Street in Newton Highlands. The Northland project is a mixed-use redevelopment project. The highlands are also home to Crystal Lake, a great pond open for both swimming and swimming lessons. There’s a bathhouse on site and lifeguards for safety with designated areas based on swimming abilities.