Norton is a small yet growing town in Bristol County. The population of Norton is 19,031, an increase of 6% since 2000. With easy access to routes 495, 95, and 140, residents have a convenient commute to Boston and Cape Cod and yet can still enjoy the quiet, small town feel of Norton. Norton is a 45 minute commute to Boston, about an hour to Cape Cod, and 35 minutes to Providence, Rhode Island.
The average price for a single family home in Norton is $278,845 and the average price for a condo is $291,073. Year to date there was a 15% increase in both the number of home sales and the average selling price for a home in Norton compared to the same period in 2012.
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What Makes Norton a Great Town to Live In?
Norton is home to TPC Boston Golf Course, named by Golf Digest magazine as one of the “Top 10 Best New Private Clubs in the U.S.” TPC Boston is home to the Deutsche Bank Championship, one of only four PGA TOUR Playoff Events for the FedExCup.
Norton is also home to Wheaton College. Wheaton’s campus size is 473 acres and has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,622. U.S. News and World Report rank Wheaton College number 60 on their list of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the country for 2013.
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Kids and adults enjoy visiting Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton, a non-profit charitable organization devoted to the rescue and care of abandoned and mistreated animals. Winslow Farm offers a tranquil setting for visitors to interact with and learn about the over 200 animals residing at the farm.
Norton Parks and Recreation Department oversees several parks including the Everett Leonard Park facility, which has a playground, an outdoor pool open Memorial Day through Labor Day, a basketball court, a pavilion with a snack stand, and a baseball field. The park is available for rentals during the spring, summer and fall. The Park and Recreation Department also offers a summer tennis program, a soccer program, and junior golf program in the fall.
Norton has several popular local restaurants including The Chateau, located on Lake Winnecunnet. The Chateau serves a wide variety of Italian cuisine with traditional favorites such as pasta served with homemade sauce and meatballs. Trinity Bar and Restaurant is a local hot spot in Norton that offers trivia nights, karaoke, live music, food, and outdoor patio dining during the summer months.
Norton is served by the Norton Public School system which includes Norton High School, Norton Middle School, L.G. Nourse Elementary School, J.C. Solomonese Elementary School, and Henri A. Yelle Elementary School, where we will be for the Fox 25 Morning News Zip Trip on August 16th.
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