Norwood, MANorwood


Area: 10.6 sq miles (27.45 km²)
Population: 28,587 (2000)

MBTA: Three MBTA Commuter Rail stations on the Forge Park-495 line or Franklin Line, with daily service. The stations are Norwood Depot, Norwood Central and Windsor Gardens.

Norwood's town square is dominated by its town hall, the Norwood Memorial Municipal Building (Town Hall). It includes a 57-bell carillon tower housing the Walter F. Tilton Memorial Carillon, one of nine carillons in Massachusetts and the seventh-largest in the United States. The community was named after Norwood, England. Norwood is on the Neponset River, which runs all the way to Boston Harbor from Foxborough.

A large cluster of automobile dealerships on Route 1 is known as the Norwood "Automile". The concept of having competing dealerships join together to publicize the "Automile" as an automobile shopping center was largely the work of Ernie Boch, famous in the Boston area for his ads urging people to "Come on down!"

Notable Neighbors:
Allen Doyle, golf Champions Tour Star, 11-time winner on tour.
John H. Rogers, former Massachusetts House Majority Leader.
Dicky Barrett, lead singer of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.  

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