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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Norton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 19,409. Norton is in Bristol County. Living in Norton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Norton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Norton are highly rated.
About Norton...
Population
19,409

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$319,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,148
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Norton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82
    500
  • Theft
    77
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,221
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Norton Reviews

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Norton is a quiet, small town. There isn't a ton to do, but the amount of small, local restaurants is surprising! Many family owned businesses serve food from all over the world, from China to Italy to Mexico to a hearty classic American meal. Norton has a very cozy feel to it, and there is a reservoir that is absolutely stunning as the leaves change color in the fall.
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Norton is a quaint town located equidistant between the two major cities of Boston and Providence. Additionally, Wheaton college is located in the town center which offers a variety of family fun activities that help support a more wholesome community. Recently, additional housing complexes have been constructed which is helpful in helping give people choice with respect to their housing decisions. The public schools are well known for their excellent standards and have been commended for continued success in educating the youth. Lastly, the town has many restaurants and food outlets for those that search for food diversity. In sum, a very pleasant place to live.
Norton is a friendly town with many people that work hard to make it great. Most people love the school system, however, many in Town do not want to support upgrades due to increase in txes they would have.
It would be nice to have more Businesses especially to help with taxes, and help improve the food experiences. One issue that is not good is problems with water quality.