Norfolk, Massachusetts, is a beautiful semi-rural New England town with a population of approximately 11,200 residents in the eastern part of the state. It’s named after a county in England with the same name, meaning “northern folk”. Norfolk is in the 02056 zip code, and Norfolk County is the wealthiest county in Massachusetts. The city of Norfolk proper is comprised of about 15 square miles that were settled in 1678 and officially incorporated in 1870. Nearby cities include Medfield, Walpole, Foxborough, Wrentham, Franklin, Medway, and Millis, which are all within 2.5 miles. Local industries include professional, technical, and scientific services with the industries of finance, insurance, and construction following close behind. A wonderful place to call home, in 2015 Norfolk was voted the second safest place to live in Massachusetts by Value Penguin. Norfolk fits the postcard image of a typical, small New England town with its picturesque tree-lined streets, gentle roundabouts, white steepled churches, and a Victorian gazebo on the town common. This remarkable community is truly as pretty as it sounds, especially when the fall foliage is in all its glory.
Grocery stores, pharmacies, coffee houses, and restaurants are abundant and easily accessible in Norfolk. If you’re looking to dine a bit more upscale, Providence, Rhode Island, a “foodie” mecca, is only 21 miles to the south of the city. If an all day shopping spree is more what you seek, the hustle and bustle of Boston is a mere 20 miles to the northeast. Want to visit Boston but avoid the traffic? That is not a problem because an MBTA rail station is conveniently located in Norfolk. Not only does Norfolk have easy access to numerous shopping and dining options, but this family-friendly community also boasts three excellent schools. In Norfolk proper there are two elementary schools, and one middle school. High school students attend school in neighboring Wrentham or one of the speciality high schools: Tri County Regional Vocational Technical School in Franklin or Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole. Additionally, there are seven colleges and universities within eighteen miles of Norfolk.
This remarkable community also boasts outstanding recreation opportunities that include taking a stroll through the farmer’s market, stopping by Old town Pond, and canoeing on the scenic Charles River. In summer, enjoy fresh fruits from a “you pick” farm and in the fall pick pumpkins after taking a hayride. Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-see destination for nature lovers in Norfolk, and the Pond Loop Trail is a one mile long opportunity to enjoy the fresh air. There’s a boardwalk over the pond and marsh areas, as well as several observation platforms, all of which are perfect places to view pristine ponds, fields, and wildlife in its natural habitat.
For all of these reasons Norfolk is a must-consider destination for homebuyers relocating in the Boston area. Homes for sale in Norfolk range from around $270,000 for a 2 bedroom, one bath single family home, to around $2,500,000 for luxury homes on expansive acreage. The average single family home in Norfolk sells for about $492,000 depending upon the home’s age, size and architectural style. Styles of homes currently offered in Norfolk include split-entry, traditional, Garrison, Colonial, Cape, and contemporary.
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