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  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Norwell is a suburb of Boston with a population of 10,845. Norwell is in Plymouth County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Norwell offers residents a suburban 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
10,845

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$559,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Norwell 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
    91
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    63
    500
  • Theft
    535
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$114,560
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Norwell Reviews

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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.
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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.
Great little town in the middle of everything! 10 minutes from tons of beaches, malls, and only 25 minutes from Boston.