THE TOWN OF NEWTON, is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts and is part of the Greater Boston area. Newton is a great place to settle being so close to Boston for an easy commute, quiet neighborhoods, great schools and beautiful historical homes. Built as a farmhouse in 1809, The Jackson Homestead, is best known for its history as a stop on the Underground Railroad and today is a museum where visitors can view many paintings, maps and many historical artifacts. It was built in 1809 as a farmhouse designed in the Federal style. Newton's industry in the late 1800s consisted of many small mills powered by Newton's waterfalls which included snuff, chocolate, glue and paper. It was also the home to the Stanley brothers who developed the Stanley Motor Carriage Company who made the Stanley Steamer cars. Newton has consistently been ranked as one of the best cities to live in in the country according to Money magazine in August 2012. It is one of the cities where the Boston Marathon is run, where runners tackle the first of four of the most challenging hills of the course. The last and most difficult hill of them all, infamously known as Heartbreak Hill challenges the most hardened athlete. Newton is a beautiful suburban community to live, offering rich history, many ponds and lakes, stately homes and a great public and private school system.