Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. A suburb of Boston. In the 1640’s development began when the colonists explored the area. They made their living as farmers, although farming in Needham was not always easy. It was officially incorporated in 1711. Today Needham is primarily a residential suburban community with easy access to Boston. A strong school system and strong sense of community keep the town vibrant and growing as it approaches its 300th anniversary.
Needham uses the old style Town government with a representative Town Meeting. Also, the populace of Needham elects a Board of Selectmen, which is essentially the executive branch of the town government. As of the census of 2010, there were 28,886 people, 10,341 households, and 7,792 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,292.7 people per square mile (885.2/km²). There were 10,846 housing units.
TheI-95/Route 128 Highway that circles Boston passes through Needham, with three exits providing access to the town. MA route 135 also passes through the town. Commuter rail service fromBoston’s South Station is provided by the MBTA with four stops in Needham.
Needham is home to many public and private schools. For a full list of schools, test scores and reviews click here.
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