Norwood 84 Exceptional
Norwood Livability #22 ranked city in Massachusetts#1,671 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas
A+ Norwood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Norwood Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Massachusetts
14242% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Norwood cost of living
A+ Norwood Crime Total crime is 35% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,03960% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9760% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Norwood crime
B Norwood Employment Household income is 18% higher than Massachusetts
Median household income
$83,88352% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,51739% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%17% lower than the US average
Norwood employment
C- Norwood Housing Home value is 15% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$391,600112% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,35042% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%10% lower than the US average
Norwood real estate or Norwood rentals
A+ Norwood Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
71%44% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:120% lower than the US average
Norwood K-12 schools
A+ Norwood User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Norwood
Overall user rating
89% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
76% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Norwood, MA

      Located in the state of Massachusetts, Norwood is a medium-sized city with a population of 29,018 residents. The majority of Norwood residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Norwood might be a good fit as 77% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 58% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Norwood, Massachusetts. To help you find the best places to live in and around Norwood, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

      Norwood has a livability score of 77 out of 100 and is ranked #16 in Massachusetts and #3,421 in the USA. Clearly, Norwood is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Norwood ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B). The bad news for Norwood, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and weather (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Norwood has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Norwood has a violent crime rate of 144 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      The average school test scores in Norwood are 71%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Norwood is actually affordable. The median home price for Norwood homes is $391,600, which is 14.8% higher than the Massachusetts average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Norwood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 2.1% lower than the Massachusetts average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Norwood area were 6.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.1%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Norwood transportation information

      Average one way commute31min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.2%71.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.1%7.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit9.1%9.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.3%4.9%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%4.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (6)8711

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      Source: The Norwood, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).