Norwood

42.1944° N, 71.1990° W

 

Nestled southwest of Boston in Norfolk County, the town of Norwood is a captivating blend of colonial and contemporary charm. Norwood has evolved into a vibrant community that offers residents and visitors alike a unique combination of small-town allure and modern convenience. Settled in 1678, one of Norwood's standout features is its downtown area, a bustling hub of activity that serves as the heart of the community. Lined with local shops, eclectic boutiques and inviting restaurants & cafes, downtown Norwood invites exploration and fosters a sense of community engagement. From family-owned businesses to charming eateries, the downtown district radiates warmth and character, providing residents with everything from daily essentials to unique finds.

 

Culinary enthusiasts are in for a treat in Norwood! The town boasts a diverse array of dining options. From cozy diners serving hearty breakfasts to upscale restaurants offering a gourmet experience, Norwood is foodie’s dream offering food across the cultural spectrum: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish, Indian, Lebanese, Italian and more. The town truly is a melting pot.

 

Norwood's sense of community is palpable, with residents actively participating in local events and initiatives. The town regularly hosts cultural events, fairs, and festivals that bring people together, fostering a strong community spirit. Whether it's a summer festival in the park or a holiday celebration, Norwood provides residents with opportunities to connect with neighbors. In conclusion, Norwood, MA, stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of history, modernity and diversity. Its charming streets, diverse amenities, and strong sense of community make it a welcoming place to call home.

 

WHY WE LOVE IT: So much food! Norwood Center is a hub of cultural diversity filled with food, food, and more food.

 

Points of Interest

  • Norwood Center
  • Castle Island Brewing Co.
  • Winsmith Mill Market
  • Luke Adams Glass Blowing
  • Norwood Sports Center
  • Norwood Theatre
  • Francis William Bird Park

Transportation

  • MBTA Commuter Rail
  • Interstate 95
  • Route 1
  • Norwood Memorial Airport

Education

  • 5 Elementary Schools (Grades K thru 5)
  • 1 Middle Schools (Grades 6 thru 8)
  • 1 High School (Grades 9 thru 12)

Overview for Norwood, MA

31,256 people live in Norwood, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $51,330. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,256

Total Population

42 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,330

Average individual Income

Around Norwood, MA

There's plenty to do around Norwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

64
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
42
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kids In Sports, Velocity Sports Performance Norwood, and Field Martial Arts Academy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.33 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.52 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.39 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.98 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Norwood, MA

Norwood has 13,002 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Norwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,256 people call Norwood home. The population density is 4,359.301 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,256

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42

Median Age

49.83 / 50.17%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
13,002

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$51,330

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Norwood, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Norwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
St Catherine Of Siena School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Norwood Montessori School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Charles J Prescott
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
2/5
Cornelius M Callahan
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5

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