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Norwood is a suburb of Boston with a population of 29,018. Norwood is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Norwood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Norwood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Norwood are highly rated.
About Norwood...
Population
29,018

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%
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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
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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 Reviews

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I've lived in the Boston area for over 15 years and Norwood/Westwood for about 5 of those years. I love living in Norwood as it's a safe, well maintained town with low taxes and great proximity to Boston and everything we need to live a comfortable lifestyle. I also love that there are 2 brewers!
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Norwood was the town we lived in when moving to MA and we have been here almost 6 years, we are so glad we chose it for our home. We love how easy it is to get to Boston and Providence. Its location to 95 and 93 is great, as well as the automile on route 1 if you are looking to buy a car. It has a small airport which is nice to watch small planes take off and land on a nice day. There are a lot of restaurants such as Paprika and To Beirut, SPoT has awesome bagles. There is a lot of shopping in neighboring towns and the outlets in Wrenthem isn't that far of a drive. We haven't lost power thanks to the town electric company and there is a Norwood cable company as well. Norwood is a great town for families and those who want to be convenient to the city and live in a clean and quite town with a low crime rate (which we have never had an issue no matter what area in Norwood we have lived in.)
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.