Norwood is part of the greater Boston area and is located on the Neponset River. This Norfolk County town is about 10.5 square miles in size and has a population of about 29,000 people. Those who wish to visit Boston for work or to enjoy the city's many amenities can drive there in about 40 minutes and public transportation options are also available. The town's economy is doing well with healthy median household incomes and a lower rate of unemployment than the state's average.
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Live in a historic area! Norwood was officially established in 1872 while previously it had been part of Dedham. During the Revolutionary War, a Minuteman company headed by Aaron Guild was based in the area and many years later Abraham Lincoln visited the town on a pre-inaugural tour. Local historic sites include the Oak View Mansion, which was built by Francis Olney Winslow in 1870 and has been visited by many U.S. presidents, including William Howard Taft and Calvin Coolidge. Norwood's historical society, housed on Day Street, organizes many community events including a holiday tour of historical local homes and public buildings.
Good transportation links! MBTA buses and the MBTA Commuter Rail provides easy transportation to Boston; locals can catch Franklin line trains at Norwood Central station. Drivers have good connections too, as U.S. 1 runs through town and Interstate 95 is a short drive to the east. The nearest airport is Norwood Memorial, but many people use Logan International because of its wider range of flights.
Great food available locally! Popular Norwood eateries include Vico Ristorante Italiano, Moroccan restaurant Cafe Paprika and Asian restaurant Thai Thani. For those who love to cook, Norwood has a Farmers Market on Tuesdays that runs from June to October on The Common at Washington Street and Nahatan Street. The Farmers Market also has a website that includes tips on seasonal cooking and healthy eating.
Wide variety of housing options! Developments like Rose Court have a variety of condos; town houses, detached homes and apartments are available in Norwood neighborhoods like Town Center and Winslows. Rent to own houses can be found throughout the town as well as houses available for outright purchase.
Home values are rising! According to 2011 census data, the mean price of detached houses in Norwood was about $416,000, $304,000 for attached units and $226,000 for apartments. Prices have risen by 11 percent since then. The Providence Highway/ East Cross Street area has seen the biggest rise in property prices. Price rises have been much more modest in the Village Road West/ Engamore Lane neighborhood. Check out housing listings to invest now!
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