Welcome to Norwell
A serene community in an idyllic countryside
Norwell is a friendly suburb town in Plymouth County, just thirty minutes from Boston. Its sophistication and access to natural comforts have it rated one of the best places to live in Plymouth County. Norwell offers its 11,000 residents a high level of services and amenities along with a rural feel due to the geographic location.
Many professionals are drawn to Norwell because of its agricultural and industrial benefits. Some of the best frigates and merchant's vessels were produced in Norwell. It is an affluent residential community full of modern schools, health facilities, libraries, and industrial parks. Norwell attracts outdoor enthusiasts and homebuyers looking for a quiet countryside environment. If you enjoy the beach, wildlife, beautiful, lush trees, and the luxury of locally sourced organic food, look no further.
What to Love
- Rustic and sophisticated vibe
- Beautiful scenery
- Beach access
- Quick and easy commute to Boston
Norwell is a tranquil, friendly, and sophisticated coastal town noted for its idyllic rural charm, quaint early American architecture, country roads, and agricultural lifestyle. Its tree-lined streets, hundreds of acres of conservation land, dairy farms, and cornfields provide residents with the feel of being far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Norwell is a serene New England town with an extremely successful math team, and theater company. The scenic north river provides recreational opportunities, such as swimming, fishing, canoeing, and boat access to the deep blue, open ocean.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Norwell is a quiet community with a few hidden gems. You’ll find a contemporary American restaurant named Cheever Tavern
in the historic Norwell Center. The tavern is named after a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose funeral was held in the church across the street with John Updike providing the eulogy. They have locally sourced handmade food in a seasonally inspired menu. The winter brunch includes options like a Candy Cane Belgian Waffle and warm banana bread. Pair it with an Irish coffee or a Bellini to start your weekend off right. Trattoria San Pietro
is an excellent option for an upscale and casual Italian restaurant. They pride themselves on authentic Italian cuisine and offer a full bar and spacious dining experience. They have homemade pasta stuffed with prosciutto, spinach, and cheese then covered with a creamy tomato sauce. The lobster ravioli is a local favorite.
restaurant and sports bar is a casual American restaurant with various comfort pub food options and fun. You can enjoy the game from any table in the restaurant and have a perfect view of a flat-screen TV. Another place with an energetic atmosphere is The Tinker’s Son
. It’s a snug, homey Irish tavern with bar bites, live entertainment, outdoor seating, and a weekend brunch. They have all the Irish favorites such as Shepherd's Pie, lamb stew, and beer-battered fish and chips.
Things to Do
There are numerous recreational areas throughout the town that offer different outdoor activities, events, trivia nights, and other family-friendly happenings. The United Church of Christ hosts an annual event called State of the Town Breakfast
where you can meet the town officials and learn about upcoming events. You can enjoy good food, music, attractions, beer gardens, and more at the popular Norwell Summer Fest
The Norwell Public Library
holds a free presentation by many professional performing artists such as storytellers, musicians, magicians, puppeteers, and more.
The Norwell Public Schools
system serves the students in the Norwell community. The district is the #2 Best School District in Plymouth County.