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Zip Trip to Norwood

This week our Zip Trip tour stops in Norwood, MA.  The event will be held from 6am-10am at the Norwood Town Common, 566 Washington Street, Norwood, MA.  Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Want to learn more about Norwood, read all about this city below!

Zip Trip to Norwood

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entering norwoodNorwood is a town on the Neponset River in Norfolk Country and is part of the Greater Boston area. The town was named after Norwood, England. Norwood has a population of 28,600.

Housing

The median home value in Norwood is $412,300. Home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and are predicted to continue to rise. Norwood has been said to be one of the best places to live because it is rich in culture and history.

Lifestyle

Tuckamore Aviation NorwoodWhether it be helicopter tours at Tuckamore Aviation, glassblowing at Luke Adams Glass, jumping high at Launch Trampoline Park, or enjoying a cold one at Castle Island Brewery, there’s something for everyone to do in Norwood. Norwood also has many noteworthy restaurants such as The Feisty Greek, SPoT!, To Beirut, Byblos Restaurant, SKY-Restaurant, and Conrad’s.

A portion of the Route 1 Automile runs through Norwood, along with many other businesses and restaurants, making Norwood a very convenient place to live.  Route 1 connects to 95 and 495 and goes right into Boston making this town a great option for commuters.

Education

The Norwood Public School System has five elementary schools, Balch, Callahan, Cleveland, Oldham, and Prescott; one middle school, Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School; and one public high school, Norwood High School. The music program throughout these schools has been considered to be one of the finest in the country for over forty years.

Norwood is also home to the Universal Technical Institute, which is an automotive technical school featuring the Mercedes Benz Elite MSAT and the Ford FACT specialized training programs. Fine Mortuary College, with its museum, is also located in Norwood.

Culture

oak view mansionAlthough the town was officially formed in 1872, it was first settled by Ezra Morse in 1678 and was used as a hunting ground by Indians. He set up a sawmill in South Norwood and created a town where many families migrated to start farming.

The Oak View Mansion in Norwood was built by Francis Olney Winslow. It took only two years to build and was the scene of socializing. William Howard Taft and Calvin Coolidge have both hosted here.

Employment

The very low unemployment rate in Norwood is 4.90%, and the future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.80%. The median household income is $75,795, which is $22,749 over the United States average. The top occupations in Norwood are management, business, finance; engineering, computers, science; community, social services; and legal.