About Waban

Waban has a small commercial center along Beacon Street surrounding the MBTA Green Line station. The transit-oriented village primarily contains locally-owned businesses serving the surrounding neighborhood.

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Village Views

Mayor Warren would like to know what you are thinking and how he can improve municipal services and enhance the quality of life in your village. This survey is the first step in a new initiative by Mayor Warren to increase dialogue between Newton residents, businesses, and City Government. Based on your responses, we will hold community meetings to discuss your topics of interest and develop joint strategies to address your concerns. We appreciate your feedback and comments!

Please take the survey here


Waban Area Council - an official elected body under the City Charter, the Area Council fosters communication and addresses issues that affect the quality of life in Waban. The Area Council holds monthly public meetings.

Waban Improvement Society - Established in 1889, the Waban Improvement Society is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization whose membership comprises all people who live and/or work in Waban, Massachusetts. The Society promotes any activity intended to improve Waban and fosters a sense of community for those who live and work here.

Street and sidewalk construction schedule (Waban)

Street and sidewalk construction schedule (all of Newton)

Restaurant Listing

Business Listing

School, Voting, and Trash Pickup Information for Your Address

Newcomers Reference

Newton Community Life Resource Guide

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Internship Opportunities

Volunteer as a Snow Shoveler

Snow Resources

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Community Engagement Meetings

Coming Soon

High Interest Projects

2042-2044 Beacon Street/ Engine 6 - "Engine 6" is a proposed project to adapt a 1917 historic former fire station to create affordable studio apartment units. Details on the proposal, community meetings, and current project status are on the project website.

Community Development Projects

For information on development projects in your village, please call the Planning Department at (617) 796-1120.