Norfolk Zip Trip
This week, the next stop of the 2017 Zip Trip Season is in Norfolk, MA. The event will be held from 6am-10am at Norfolk Commons, 139 Main Street, Norfolk. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Watch Anthony and Michelle on the On the Market Segment in Norfolk!
The small town of Norfolk, located in Norfolk County, is a 27-mile drive north from Providence, RI and a 30-mile drive southwest of Boston, MA. There are around 11,000 people that call Norfolk their home and we are happy to make a stop here on our zip trip tour.
The average home value in this rural suburban town is $559,974 and has gone up on average 3% over the past year. The median single family home price in Norfolk is $566,887.
When living in Norfolk, you’ll be in one of Massachusetts top 5 safest communities. The FBI crime and Census Bureau data gave Norfolk this ranking. For those that plan on working in Boston, the town has a very convenient train stop right in town. Once on the train, you can get into South Station in just 45 minutes.
Norfolk is home to the Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. This beautiful space is known for its boardwalk and trail system that passes through forests, fields, and wetlands.
Norfolk MA is such a small town, many residents travel to neighboring towns even for groceries. The closest full service grocery stores can be found in Franklin, Foxboro or Millis. A ten minute drive gives access to neighboring towns such as Franklin, Wrentham, Foxboro, Medway, Mills & Walpole.
If you currently have or plan on having children, you will be sending them to a good public school system in Norfolk MA. There are two elementary schools that break up education between PreK and grade 6 and then a regional high school and middle school.
- Elementary, PreK – Grade 2: Olive Day School
- Elementary, Grade 3 – Grade 6: Freeman – Kennedy School
- Middle School, Grade 7 & Grade 8: King Philip Regional Middle School
- High School, Grade 9 – Grade 12: King Philip Regional High School
During the 17th and 18th centuries, Norfolk had been used primarily for farming, agriculture, cattle grazing, lumbering and planting of orchards. It was not until around 1925 that the town saw any signification population increase when a hospital and state prison was built in Norfolk on the Walpole line.
As of June 2017, Norfolk had an unemployment rate of 4.0% which is under the state average of 4.4%. Many people that live in Norfolk will drive and travel to surrounding towns including Boston for work.