Auburndale, known to longtime residents simply as "The Dale", is one of the 13 villages within the city ofNewton, Massachusetts.
The first major settler in the area was William Robinson who built a house in 1678 on what is now Freeman Street. The oldest house in Auburndale stands at 473 Auburn Street and was built in 1730 by William Robinson.Auburndale, once billed as Auburndale-on-the-Charles was the home of Norumbega Park which closed in 1963. The park included rides, a zoo, and boating. The nationally-famous big band venue Totem Pole Ballroom was associated with Norumbega Park and closed in 1964. The area now contains over 60 acres of conservation land as well as access to the Charles River.Auburndale is also home to Burr and Williams Elementary Schools.