By AD LYNN / Babble.com
Money Magazine's Best Places to Live issue is an annual must-read for parents. The mag's criteria include the usual quality-of-life measures (employment statistics, crime rates), plus plenty of other family-oriented considerations, like school performance and street safety. This year, what caught my eye was another parenting consideration altogether. Numbers 1 and 2 on the list (Eden Prairie MN and Columbia/Ellicott City MD) seem like great places to raise a solid kid. But Best Place to Live #3 has proven to be a prime location for raising a future celebrity. The list of celebrities born in Newton MA, right outside of Boston, is astounding.
The Office co-stars B.J. Novak and John Krasinski played Little League together in Newton, and both graduated from Newton South High School in 1997. "I think John started acting as a direct result of my casting him in the senior show," Novak told the Boston Globe. Prior to the senior show Krasinski had been a "normal, popular kid," Novak said. And after? Hollywood comic royalty.
The rest of the Celebs in Newton list is equally impressive. READ MORE...