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A suburb of Boston, Needham is primarily a bedroom community and commuter suburban district located outside of Boston. The Town of Needham is located just west of Route 128 and the City of Newton, and south of Route 9 and Wellesley. This location provides an ideal metrowest commuting location for anyone working in downtown Boston or on the 128 corridor that rings the city, making it a desirable place to live for families and commuters. The excellent quality of Needham schools have also contributed to the town's emergence as one of the more desirable suburbs of Boston.
Needham was not always a convenient suburban town. In years past, it was principally esteemed as the country escape for well-to-do Bostonians living on Beacon Hill or Back Bay. Many large houses first built in the 1800s as country homes for the rich still survive. Because of its multicentury past, historical sites are sprinkled throughout Needham, including Needham Cemetery where some of the headstones date back to the 1700s!