Norwell MA, first settled around 1634, was later named after Henry Norwell, a prominent and well-to-do summer resident. The North River, meandering eleven miles to the ocean, allowed Norwell to develop as a farming community and as a builder of many of the finest ships of her day including frigates, schooners and whaling ships.

Today the North River, the salt marshes, the pine forests and 500 acres of town conservation land typify the character and flavor of this pretty New England town. Modern schools and other municipal buildings blend perfectly with the old colonial homes on Main Street, the wooded country roads, the open fields and old stone walls that give Norwell its unique charm.

Excellent recreational facilities, convenient shopping, easy access to Boston and special places like the South Shore Natural Science Center, Black Pond Reserve, Norris Reservation, and of course, the unspoiled North River make Norwell a town that is great to live in.