Monday, September 29, 2008

The Quiet Boston Suburb: Norfolk, MA

Article by Eric H., Photo by Joan H., at

Rare is the opportunity to live in a suburban Boston town like Norfolk, MA, with its population of less than 10,000 and no areas that touch a major highway. Anchored by a nice town common with gazebo, a brand new library, a big white church with a tall white steeple, and the surrounding area with ponds, lakes and country roads, Norfolk has little commercialism, and isn't on any EPA Superfund list. There's a skating rink, Jane and Paul's Farm for fresh produce and three good full-service, family-oriented restaurants -- the Eagle Brook Saloon, Guido's and Horse and Carriage. Stony Brook Reservation features an impressive boardwalk system that allows you to walk the edge of Teal Marsh for a great view of turtles, fish, muskrats, and great blue herons.

With some good-looking homes under 400K, a great school system (part of the King Phillip Regional public schools at the middle and high school levels) and very low crime for the Boston area, we highly recommend southwest suburban Norfolk as an affordable, quiet oasis that is within 45 minutes of Boston, MA and Providence, RI.

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