Welcome to Norwood
With a lively downtown area, retail establishments and dining of every kind, a neverending list of fun things to do, and a strong community, it’s no wonder why so many Norwood residents feel pride in their hometown. It has been described as the “town everyone returns to” — and for good reason. The friendly, energetic feel of this community is one that is almost impossible to match elsewhere
Unlike some of the surrounding neighborhoods, it wasn’t until 1872 that the town was formed. With a population of over 30,000, Norwood has built fantastic public and private schools, outdoor spaces, shopping, restaurants, and everything in between. It is hard not to find exactly what you need within the immediate area.
Homes in Norwood are approachable and an excellent value. Whether you need a small dwelling for yourself or a large home to raise your children, you can quickly and easily find properties that match your wish list. When buying a home in the area, you can expect to spend an average of $541,000.
What to Love
- Home to the Norwood Memorial Airport and multiple hotels for in-town visitors
- Plenty of outdoor spots — such as Shattuck Park, Mcaleer Playground, and Norwood Common
- Has every kind of dining, entertainment, and retail experience that you could need
People & Lifestyle
Norwood has a dense suburban feel throughout most of the neighborhood. This only serves to foster the connected sense of community among residents. Whether they have lived here for a few months — or a few decades — locals consistently say that they are honored to be part of such an amazing town.
With a short drive to Boston, Norwood is an ideal commuter location. It is also home to many families since it is such a great community to which one can belong. Oftentimes, people who have moved away from Norwood do ultimately decide to return to the area.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Trying to list all of the dining, shopping, and entertainment venues located throughout Norwood would be a lengthy task. No matter what service you need or what cuisine you’re in the mood for, you won’t have to drive more than a few minutes to get what you want.
If you plan on having visitors from out of town, Norwood offers many more hotels than surrounding neighborhoods. Your visitors can stay at places such as the Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, or Four Points by Sheraton. In addition to the numerous local shopping centers, one part of town features so many car dealerships that it is actually referred to as the Norwood "Automile.” Another favorite among locals is the area’s two craft breweries — Castle Island Brewing
and Percival Brewing Company
When you begin to look for your favorite Norwood-area restaurants, start by dining at highly-rated spots such as Vico Ristorante Italiano, Daddy’s Dairy (which many say has the area’s best ice cream), One Bistro
, Chateau, Cafe Paprika (Mediterranean-inspired cuisine), and Byblos
Things to Do
Like everything else in the area, there are plentiful things to do in and around Norwood.
Depending on the time of year, enjoy celebrating Norwood Day, taking classes with the wonderful recreation department, walking around the downtown area, or checking out Ellis Gardens Playground, Shattuck Park, Mcaleer Playground, Norwood Common, and Endean Playground.
Are you a fan of getting in shape while having fun? In any weather, you can visit one of the area’s indoor gyms or fitness experiences. Some are even family-friendly. In-town favorites include the Rock On Adventure
climbing gym and COMPETE Indoor Sports
— where you can practice lacrosse, soccer, and more.
Norwood is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: