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Norwell, MA Real Estate Analysis

Norwell is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,506 as of the 2010 Census.[1] It is currently ranked as the 44th[2] wealthiest town in Massachusetts.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.2 square miles (55 km2), of which 20.9 square miles (54 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 1.37%, is water. Some 30% to 38% of the town is wetlands. Located on the South Shore of Massachusetts, Norwell is bordered by Hanover and Rockland on the west, Pembroke on the south, Marshfield and Scituate on the east and northeast, and Hingham on the north. Norwell is about 14 miles (23 km) east of Brockton, 17 miles (27 km) north of Plymouth and 20 miles (32 km) south of Boston.

Much of Norwell’s eastern border lies along the North River, where many shipbuilding companies once stood. There are many other brooks and ponds throughout the town, including Third Herring Brook, which constitutes much of the town’s border with Hanover, Accord Pond at the junction of Norwell, Rockland and Hingham, and Jacobs Pond, along Route 123. The northern half of the town is hilly, and the southern end of Wompatuck State Park juts into the town.

Norwell was first settled in 1634 as a part of the settlement of Satuit (later Scituate), which encompassed present-day Scituate and Norwell. It was officially created in 1849 and soon became known as South Scituate. The town changed its name by ballot[3] to Norwell in 1888, after Henry Norwell, a dry goods merchant who provided funds for the maintenance of the town roads. Early settlers were attracted to Norwell for agricultural reasons, with the town later developing a major shipbuilding industry, based on the North and Northwest rivers. Shipbuilding was a major industry in the 18th through the early 19th centuries. Some of the finest frigates, schooners, whalers, and merchant vessels were produced in Norwell. The Norwell Village Area Historic District is in the center of the town.

Today, Norwell is an affluent residential community with over 10,000 residents that has modern schools, shopping, churches, libraries, health facilities, a wildlife preserve, and other support facilities as well as three industrial parks.

For more information on the town of Norwell, visit the town web site at http://www.townofnorwell.net/Public_Documents/index

 

Norwell Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Norwell

79 Prospect St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 79 Prospect St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72398939)
4 beds 3 baths 2,138 sqft $609,900
195 Summer Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 195 Summer, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72397496)
3 beds 2 baths 2,471 sqft $650,000
235 River St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 235 River St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72397480)
4 beds 3 baths 3,965 sqft $1,699,000
19 Donovan Farm Way, Unit 19 Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 19 Donovan Farm Way, Unit 19, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72396939)
2 beds 3 baths 2,337 sqft $649,900
111 South Street Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 111 South Street, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72396032)
5 beds 5 baths 5,300 sqft $1,379,000
594 Main St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 594 Main St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72395376)
3 beds 2 baths 2,118 sqft $620,000
82 Mt Hope Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 82 Mt Hope, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72395243)
3 beds 3 baths 3,022 sqft $649,000
43 Chittenden Lane Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 43 Chittenden Lane, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72394784)
4 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $699,000
149 Cross Street Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 149 Cross Street, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72394636)
3 beds 2 baths 1,475 sqft $489,000
119 High St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 119 High St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72394163)
4 beds 4 baths 2,643 sqft $659,900
376 Prospect St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 376 Prospect St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72393935)
3 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $499,000
207 Pine Sreet Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 207 Pine Sreet, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72391978)
3 beds 3 baths 2,100 sqft $679,000
32 Old Pottery Lane Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 32 Old Pottery Lane, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72391420)
5 beds 3 baths 3,000 sqft $749,000
8 Doris Ave Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 8 Doris Ave, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72390347)
2 beds 1 bath 712 sqft $330,000
503 Grove St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 503 Grove St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72390114)
4 beds 2 baths 2,027 sqft $559,900

Sold Listings in Norwell

79 Prospect St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 79 Prospect St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72398939)
4 beds 3 baths 2,138 sqft $609,900
195 Summer Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 195 Summer, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72397496)
3 beds 2 baths 2,471 sqft $650,000
235 River St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 235 River St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72397480)
4 beds 3 baths 3,965 sqft $1,699,000
19 Donovan Farm Way, Unit 19 Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 19 Donovan Farm Way, Unit 19, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72396939)
2 beds 3 baths 2,337 sqft $649,900
111 South Street Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 111 South Street, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72396032)
5 beds 5 baths 5,300 sqft $1,379,000
594 Main St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 594 Main St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72395376)
3 beds 2 baths 2,118 sqft $620,000
82 Mt Hope Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 82 Mt Hope, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72395243)
3 beds 3 baths 3,022 sqft $649,000
43 Chittenden Lane Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 43 Chittenden Lane, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72394784)
4 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $699,000
149 Cross Street Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 149 Cross Street, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72394636)
3 beds 2 baths 1,475 sqft $489,000
119 High St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 119 High St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72394163)
4 beds 4 baths 2,643 sqft $659,900
376 Prospect St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 376 Prospect St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72393935)
3 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $499,000
207 Pine Sreet Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 207 Pine Sreet, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72391978)
3 beds 3 baths 2,100 sqft $679,000
32 Old Pottery Lane Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 32 Old Pottery Lane, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72391420)
5 beds 3 baths 3,000 sqft $749,000
8 Doris Ave Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 8 Doris Ave, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72390347)
2 beds 1 bath 712 sqft $330,000
503 Grove St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 503 Grove St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72390114)
4 beds 2 baths 2,027 sqft $559,900

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Norwell School Data

Norwell School Districts

South Shore Charter Public (District)
K-12
Norwell School District
PK-12

Norwell Schools

South Shore Charter Public School
K-12, charter
http://www.sscps.org
Grace Farrar Cole
PK-5, public
http://www.norwellschools.org/Domain/317
Norwell High School
9-12, public
http://www.norwellschools.org
Norwell Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.norwellschools.org/Domain/166
William G Vinal
PK-5, public

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