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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$391,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,350
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Norwood 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
    48
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151
    500
  • Theft
    788
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,883
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Norwood is pretty quiet. There are many events for the community. A community pool open to residents only that I wish was free. Close to everything grocery stores, schools, public transportation, gym, etc.
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The town of Norwood os a sweet town with lovely people. It has a lot of nice places to eat and things to do. Norwood is very nice to walk around, and the center of town is beautiful with the town hall (which reminds me of a castle) and the gazebo in the town square. All of the elementary schools are wonderful, and the middle and high schools are great. I wouldn't change a thing about Norwood.
I moved to Norwood, Ma about five years ago. Norwood is a townie town. It also is a beautiful quiet town. The center of Norwood is nice especially in the winter time with all of the holiday lights around the trees. The town itself might not have a lot of attractions but it is surrounded by a lot of activities to do that are located in surrounding towns. These activities are not only for children but can also be for adults.