Norwell MA is located in Plymouth County, on the South Shore and 18 miles southeast of Boston. It is largely untouched by the convenient centers of shopping around it and remains a very peaceful, residential community. It is a small town by population but has a lot of land giving it a rural feel in spite of its proximity to Boston.
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What people like about living in Norwell MA:
“Norwell is still very much country, woods and farmland but is also an active suburb not far from a lot of activity.”
“Norwell is very sophisticated and gentle, and beautiful too!”
“It is one of those areas where the past farming and living off the land is right there, but we also have the best schools around.”
“When I get home from working all day in Boston, I feel like I have just entered this amazing sanctuary with rivers, and trees and birds and really nice people.”
The town area of Norwell MA resembles the original town center with a few small stores, a gas station and post office. Further development is not allowed in this area, except by special permit, assuring preservation of the historic feel. The roads are curved and gently hilled with meadows and stone walls spotting the landscape. It has small town character with all the luxuries of a thriving suburban town.
Norwell MA: Recreation
Norwell is bordered by the winding, lush North River making it an ideal location for boat owners who want access to some of the top fishing and cruising on the Atlantic Coast. Ocean beaches and other New England harbors are only a few miles away. The North River is also a popular site for canoes and kayaks to launch. The Albert E. Norris Reservation provides miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, swimming, bicycling, areas for snowshoeing, and ice skating ponds. The North and South River Watershed Association was created by a handful of river-lovers devoted to preserving the natural beauty of the area.
Norwell also has an entrance to Wompatuck State Park where there are almost 4,000 acres of forest and meadow complete with hiking and paved trails.
Norwell MA: Shopping and Conveniences
There are several large shopping centers close to Norwell including the Hanover Mall, Hingham’s Derby Street Shops, and multiple business located within minutes on Route 53.
Norwell is home to the South Shore Natural Science Center which offers a wide variety of youth and adult education courses, nature trips, workshops and lectures. The center also includes a library, exhibits, six trails,and special events for children. The Norwell Recreation Office organizes a wide range of activities for all family members.
The Company Theater is located in Norwell and is one of the few independently owned professional, regional theaters in the country. Their shows include many popular and musicals.
Norwell MA: Schools
Norwell has four public schools including Grace F. Cole Elementary School, William G. Vinal Elementary School, Norwell Middle School and Norwell High School. The Norwell school consistently rate among the highest in the area.
Norwell MA: Climate
Norwell, Massachusetts has, on average, 200 days of sun per year with the average high temperature around 82 degrees and the average low about 21 degrees.
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