Norwell, MA Real Estate Info


The picturesque suburban community of Norwell, Massachusetts in Plymouth County has an estimated population of approximately 10,506 and is located about 26 miles southeast of Boston. Founded in 1636, the town was originally part of Scituate and was incorporated as South Scituate in 1849. In 1888, the town of Norwell was incorporated again and named after Henry Norwell, a summer resident and dry goods merchant who gave funds for the maintenance of the town’s public roads.  Norwell was a major ship building town in the 18th and early 19th centuries, known for some of the finest schooners, whalers and merchant vessels. 

Norwell offers great neighborhoods, country roads, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful waterfront homes along the North River. Residents actively participate in the community. There is an active arts and cultural scene with venues such as the James Library & Center for the Arts. Popular recreational activities include hiking, jogging, boating, and canoeing. Norwell's recreational areas include the Norris Reservation, Cuffey Hill, Miller Woods, Stetson Meadows, Donovan Fields, and Black Pond Nature Preserve.

Geographically, Norwell has 21.2 sq.miles; 20.9 sq. miles in land; .3 sq. miles in water. The town’s eastern border lies along the North River.The town boasts well-designed planning with easy access to Boston, Cape Cod, shopping, health facilities, and an industrial area. 

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Town Information

Tax Rate 2022: $16.62

Government: Selectmen, Town Administrator, Open Town Meeting


Approximately 2,197 students with a teacher ratio of 14:1

Two Elementary Schools: Grace F. Cole and William G Vinal

Norwell Middle School

Norwell High School

South Shore Charter Public School

Students may also attend South Shore Vocational Technical High School 

Athletics team: Clippers


United Church of Christ; First Parish Church of Norwell; Unitarian Universalist; St. Helen's Norwell; New Hope Chapel; Church Hill United Methodist; Living Word Church; Assinippi Universalist Church


Commuter Rail: Greenbush Train in Scituate