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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Norwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    60
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    140
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    827
    500
  • Theft
    3,977
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    244
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,306
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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Norwood Reviews

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Centrally located, family friendly, beautiful architecture, great restaurants. Moved here 7 years ago, and don't see myself going anywhere else!
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Norwood is my home, no matter what. And when looking closely, anyone can find the cracks in their walls or the stains in the carpet. Norwood is a place that most people only see the negative of, and I used to be one of those people. Now, however, I can see so much more of the good. I am in wonderful programs, such as our orchestra, our show choir, our theatre department. This is what truly sways me to give my town a more positive spin than the usual reputation.
As a student in a nearby college, I do not feel safe living here. The violence, especially pertaining to guns and gangs, has increased tremendously. Reports of active shootings and alerts to stay inside and away from certain areas are frequent nowadays. There's also not much to do outside of the university setting. Hopefully Norwood gets it's act together soon.