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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Norwell is a suburb of Boston with a population of 10,987. Norwell is in Plymouth County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Norwell offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Norwell there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Norwell and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Norwell are highly rated.
About Norwell...
Population
10,987

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$615,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$446
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Norwell 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    99.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72
    500.1
  • Theft
    342.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Norwell

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$151,306
National
$55,322
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Norwell Reviews

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I lived in Norwell from the age of 4 until I left college. It was a wonderful town to grow up in. The schools were excellent and you had the feel of an almost rural town while being minutes from the highway and only a half hour from Boston. The primary downside is the affordability. While I would like nothing more than to raise my family there, financially I am not in a position to purchase a home there.
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Norwell has great schools, is extremely safe, and is very beautiful. It provides great opportunities for kids through excellent academics and competitive sports. However, there is very little diversity and the people are pretty snobby. Parents who have children at the schools are known to complain despite their children having amazing academic experiences.
It's a bubble. This is not the real world. Mostly everyone here is rich, white, Catholic, and conservative. This town screams entitlement. Luckily, everyone is educated here. The public schools are excellent and students have great opportunities here. The high school sports teams are strong as well.