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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Norwood is a suburb of New York City with a population of 5,828. Norwood is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Norwood offers residents a 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
5,828

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$610,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,663
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500
  • Theft
    222
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$112,031
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Norwood Reviews

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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.
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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.
It is very beautiful and the people are friendly.