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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Norton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 19,634. Norton is in Bristol County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Norton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norton there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Norton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Norton are above average.
About Norton...
Population
19,634

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,112
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Norton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    30
    500.1
  • Theft
    65.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Norton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,423
National
$55,322

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I have lived in Norton with my family for almost 1.5 years, and it's a great family setting! The pros are that it's good for raising a family, big lots/homes for the money, decent school system, many activities through the MOMs Club, a local giving economy (Buy Nothing), local can-do spirit, some decent local businesses, and some great outdoor spaces! The schools embrace technology and new ways of doing things.

Now, don't move to Norton thinking that it's like a large, walkable suburb. Truth is, I really want for Norton to be more walkable/bikeable, and there are plans for a Rail Trail in 2020 and more sidewalks. I definitely think Norton is an attractive town for young families who can't afford super pricey suburbs but still want to live in proximity to highways and cities (Boston and Providence), as well as being in a place with decent schools and good homes for the money.
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I like Norton because it both a train ride or driving distance to both Boston and Providence. If you like the two cities or just do not want to live in them, but would like to visit on weekends this is a great place to be. It is around an hour away from the Bourne Bridge into Cape Cod and a little less than an hour to Newport and Narragansett, Rhode Island so you have plenty of options when going to the beach. The town itself is quite, but the people are nice and supportive of their neighbors. My only compliant is that because the town is sort of “sleepy”, there is not much nigh life, but because it is between multiple larger towns, there are still plenty of things to do.
People compare Norton against other towns better ranked without forgetting the fact that we pay half as much taxes and have half as much habitants, and I would like to see my taxes go up, that's precisely why we choose this town.

The houses have a lots of land and lots of parking, it is the safest town in the State commuter rail goes express from Mansfield to back Bay in 30 Mins, and who whants to drive to Boston anyways, love the fact that you can be in Providence within 25 mins and in NY in 3 hrs.
The lakes, the conservation lands, the hiking trails gives you the impression to be in a rural area while you could be in the city very quickly.

And while other people complain about crowds going to the concerts or the PGA tour other of us are getting rich finding them parking or places to be, for me it's a blessing even though I've never been to a concert there.

For me there is no better place in the United States than this little Town.