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Quaint elegance with historical roots
A picturesque town near Massachusetts’s South Shore, Norwell is a premium destination. It is a quaint area with a rich history as a shipbuilding district, given its closeness to the shoreline. Norwell is full of scenic beauty through its deep greenery and riverfront views. 
There are wide varieties of home styles offered in Norwell. Given its seaside atmosphere, many homes are inspired by Cape Cod decor with shingle siding and side gables. Yet, Norwell is also largely known for its preservation of historic buildings and thus also offers many older styles of architecture, such as Colonial or Victorian. Given its beautiful home offerings, Norwell is a highly desirable location for homebuyers.
Norwell is a quiet community that ensures a private and exclusive atmosphere for residents. Yet, its proximity to Boston allows Norwell community members to commute to the city for work or a night out. It is truly a town that offers the best of both worlds.

What to Love

  • Kayaking or canoeing along the bordering North River
  • Historic churches and libraries scattered across the town
  • Easy access to Boston by nearby train or ferry ride

Local Lifestyle

Locals of Norwell enjoy the subtle, charming aspects that the town offers with many walking/hiking trails and natural beauty but also convenient to Route 3 for commuting.  
Norwell is also a popular town for those looking to commute to Boston easily. Residents love to take advantage of their nearby beaches and spend their summer weekends swimming in the ocean or sunbathing. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Norwell is located near some of the most upscale shopping destinations in Massachusetts. Natale’s Men’s Clothier offers extremely detailed, fine tailoring services and sells some of the most high-quality garments on the market. It is the perfect spot for business workers looking for tailored suits. New England Jewelry is a nearby shop that sells breathtaking accessories. It offers incomparable cuts of diamonds and other unique gemstones as well as exquisite silver or gold features to its customers to ensure a luxury jewelry experience.
There are multiple dining options in Norwell. Trattoria San Pietro features authentic Italian Cuisine, originally from the Campania region in Italy, with the freshest and most traditional Italian creations. There is also  Cheever Tavern, which is a contemporary American Tavern situated in historic Norwell Center, with a nod to the past, but a passion for today’s tastes.

Things to Do

There are plenty of fun things to do while in Norwell. Residents of the area enjoy the Green Harbor Golf Club in Marshfield. It offers a stunning course by the water, a driving range to practice swings, and an upscale restaurant to host events or go for a date night. The Norris Reservation is an outdoor area with beautiful greenery and picturesque lakes and ponds. It has many hiking trails for Norwell residents looking for outdoor exercise.
The James Library & Center for the Arts is a wonderful contribution to the Norwell community. It offers a public library for residents who love to read as well as a grand concert room. Locals of Norwell enjoy taking music lessons from professionals passionate about music. Finally, the South Shore Natural Science Center provides children in the South Shore area with education about the surrounding environment. It offers summer programs as well as short daytime visits.
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Overview for NORWELL, MA

11,258 people live in NORWELL, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $66,081. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for NORWELL, MA

NORWELL has 3,567 households, with an average household size of 3.09. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in NORWELL do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,258 people call NORWELL home. The population density is 537.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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