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Needham, MA Town Information

Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. A suburb of Boston, its population was 28,886 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, an engineering school.


Needham's area is roughly in the shape of an acute, northward-pointing triangle. The Charles River forms nearly all of the southern and northeastern boundaries, the town line with Wellesley forming the third, northwestern one. In addition to Wellesley on the northwest, Needham borders Newton and the West Roxbury section of Boston on the northeast, and Dover, Westwood, and Dedham on the south. The majority of Cutler Park is in Needham and is located along the Charles River and the border with Newton and West Roxbury. Needham is elevated at sea level, but is a very hilly town.


Needham is primarily a bedroom community and commuter suburban district located outside of Boston. The northern side of town beyond the I-95/Route 128 beltway, however, was developed for light industry shortly after World War I, such as the Coca-Cola plant. Some of this industry remains: Needham has been home to a Coca-Cola bottling plant since 1986.[21] Trader Joe's also operates a packing plant in Needham. More recently, Needham has begun to attract high technology and Internet firms, such as PTC, to this part of town.


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