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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

17 Brookside Farm Way Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 17 Brookside Farm Way, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72423349)
4 beds 3 baths 2,730 sqft $699,900
22 Forest St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 22 Forest St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72422702)
3 beds 1 bath 800 sqft $329,000
176 Pine Street Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 176 Pine Street, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72422400)
5 beds 4 baths 4,066 sqft $899,000
125 South St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 125 South St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72421934)
3 beds 2 baths 2,142 sqft $609,000
163 Grove Street Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 163 Grove Street, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72421656)
5 beds 4 baths 3,540 sqft $1,095,000
290 River St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 290 River St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72421360)
4 beds 2 baths 1,696 sqft $615,000
56 Turners Way Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 56 Turners Way, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72421186)
5 beds 6 baths 7,813 sqft $3,500,000
1 Spring Brook Dr Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 1 Spring Brook Dr, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72420796)
5 beds 4 baths 4,090 sqft $869,000
3 Brattle Rd Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 3 Brattle Rd, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72419574)
4 beds 4 baths 3,498 sqft $995,000
152 Bowker St. Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 152 Bowker St., Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72419347)
2 beds 2 baths 1,602 sqft $539,000
250 Winter St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 250 Winter St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72418956)
3 beds 1 bath 1,400 sqft $1,050,000
250 Winter St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 250 Winter St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72418894)
3 beds 1 bath 1,400 sqft $400,000
358 Mount Blue St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 358 Mount Blue St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72417853)
4 beds 3 baths 4,000 sqft $844,900
Lot 1 Green St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of Lot 1 Green St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72415951)
4 beds 3 baths 2,550 sqft $995,000
4 Clapp Brook Road Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 4 Clapp Brook Road, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72415522)
5 beds 7 baths 5,539 sqft $1,299,000

Sold Listings in Norwell

17 Brookside Farm Way Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 17 Brookside Farm Way, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72423349)
4 beds 3 baths 2,730 sqft $699,900
22 Forest St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 22 Forest St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72422702)
3 beds 1 bath 800 sqft $329,000
176 Pine Street Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 176 Pine Street, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72422400)
5 beds 4 baths 4,066 sqft $899,000
125 South St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 125 South St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72421934)
3 beds 2 baths 2,142 sqft $609,000
163 Grove Street Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 163 Grove Street, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72421656)
5 beds 4 baths 3,540 sqft $1,095,000
290 River St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 290 River St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72421360)
4 beds 2 baths 1,696 sqft $615,000
56 Turners Way Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 56 Turners Way, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72421186)
5 beds 6 baths 7,813 sqft $3,500,000
1 Spring Brook Dr Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 1 Spring Brook Dr, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72420796)
5 beds 4 baths 4,090 sqft $869,000
3 Brattle Rd Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 3 Brattle Rd, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72419574)
4 beds 4 baths 3,498 sqft $995,000
152 Bowker St. Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 152 Bowker St., Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72419347)
2 beds 2 baths 1,602 sqft $539,000
250 Winter St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 250 Winter St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72418956)
3 beds 1 bath 1,400 sqft $1,050,000
250 Winter St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 250 Winter St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72418894)
3 beds 1 bath 1,400 sqft $400,000
358 Mount Blue St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 358 Mount Blue St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72417853)
4 beds 3 baths 4,000 sqft $844,900
Lot 1 Green St Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of Lot 1 Green St, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72415951)
4 beds 3 baths 2,550 sqft $995,000
4 Clapp Brook Road Norwell, MA 02061
Photo of 4 Clapp Brook Road, Norwell, MA 02061 (MLS # 72415522)
5 beds 7 baths 5,539 sqft $1,299,000

Walk Score for Norwell



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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