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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Norwood is a suburb of New York City with a population of 5,864. Norwood is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Norwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Norwood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Norwood are highly rated.
About Norwood...
Population
5,864

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$639,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,719
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    239.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Norwood

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$125,417
National
$55,322
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Norwood Reviews

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In Norwood, everyone knows everyone. This type of community is great for families and it is a great place to raise your children. Norwood is extremely safe, with some of the best police officers in the county. Norwood's police, fire and EMS teams are filled with outstanding individuals who devout their lives to serving the people of Norwood. Norwood's school system is among the top in the entire country. It has a K-8 elementary school with some of the state's finest educators. After students graduate 8th grade at Norwood Public School, they move onto Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. This school is in Old Tappan, New Jersey, adjacent to Norwood, and out of the entire country it is ranked extremely high for its education, sports and clubs. Overall, Norwood is a great town with caring citizen; I am glad to have been raised here.
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I have never regretted living in Norwood. I have grown up here and would not have chosen anywhere else in the world. I will admit, at times, I was frustrated with the public school system and the occasionally boring nightlife but those were just minor bumps in the road. The people are friendly and the neighborhood is safe. I have never had a serious incident. I've lived in three different houses in this town and have enjoyed all of them.
Norwood is a wonderful family town and very safe. The school system is excellent and it is an easy commute to NYC. You get a lot more for your money than some of the other surrounding towns.