Introduction to Norwood, Massachusetts
Norwood, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 9 miles S of Newton, Massachusetts and 13 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 28,587 people live in Norwood.
Indians used Norwood as hunting ground before modern settlers came in, lead by Ezra Morse, in 1878. Morse built a saw mill in the area that is now South Norwood. Norton continued to be a part of Dedham until it was incorporated as a town in 1872.
Norwood and nearby Attractions
- Norwood Townhall
- Morrill Memorial Library
- Ellis Pond
- Eliot Park
- Norwood Historical Society
- Museum of Fine Arts
Things To Do In Norwood
The town has an active recreation department that regularly organizes various kinds of activities. The recreation center has facilities for basketball, aerobics, floor hockey, gymnastics, dance instructions and other special programs. The town also has public swimming pools. There are many parks which are ideal for recreation in Norwood, along with many shopping areas.
Boston Logan International is the closest major airport.
Norwood Higher Education
Educational facilities are offered at Babson College.