Oak Hill, Massachusetts
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History and geography
This village is situated on a landform known since the mid-17th century as Oak Hill, and one of the seven principal elevations of Newton (the others being Nonantum Hill, Waban Hill, Chestnut Hill, Bald Pate Hill, Institution Hill, and Mount Ida.
Oak Hill Park, a post-World War II subdivision of approximately 412 houses was built on a gravel quarry for the returning GI's. The Oak Hill Park development coincided with expansion in housing in various areas of Newton following the war, when underdeveloped land was tilized to create affordable housing for the returning veterans  Many of these original post-World War II houses still exist while others have been replaced with newer, usually larger homes.
Oak Hill is home to several schools, including:
- Newton South High School, on Brandeis Road
- Oak Hill Middle School, on Wheeler Road
- Charles E. Brown Middle School, on Meadowbrook Road
- Memorial Spaulding Elementary School, on Brookline Street
- Samuel Francis Smith (1880). History of Newton, Massachusetts. Boston, Massachusetts: The American Logotype Company. p. 13. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- Neil Larson (2001). An Overview of Post-World War II Housing and its Significance in Newton, Massachusetts. Woodstock, NY: Neil Larson & Associates, Inc., PO Box 1394,. p. 4. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
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