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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 GIs. The Oak Hill Park development coincided with expansion in housing in various areas of Newton following the war, when underdeveloped land was utilized 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.
- Memorial Spaulding Elementary School, a public elementary school operated by Newton Public Schools located on Brookline Street
- Oak Hill Middle School, a public middle school operated by Newton Public Schools located on Wheeler Road
- Charles E. Brown Middle School, a public middle school operated by Newton Public Schools located on Meadowbrook Road
- Newton South High School, a public high school operated by Newton Public Schools located on Brandeis Road
- 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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