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Norwell
  • Suburb of Boston, MA

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  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade C+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Norwell is a suburb of Boston with a population of 11,054. 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.

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About Norwell...
Population
11,054

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$608,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$947
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade A minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    99.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    72
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    342.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

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