The community surrounding our Norwood, MA apartments is one of the first places to successfully pioneer the concept of an automobile shopping mall, whereby dealerships for different brands co-locate along the same strip of highway and collectively advertise their wares. In fact, one of those dealers, Ernie Boch, made quite a name for himself in Boston with local TV commercials in which he would exhort people to “Come on down!” Today, the groundbreaking “Automile” remains a key part of the Norwood landscape, attracting prospective car buyers from across Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
At the other end of the Norwood, MA apartment rentals community is the Walter F. Tilton Memorial Carillon, a 51-bell tower that adorns the Norwood Memorial Municipal Building. Built in 1928, it is the seventh largest carillon tower in the United States and often leads first-time visitors to Norwood to mistake the municipal structure for a church. And perhaps the sound of these bells has helped inspire local youth, as the musical program at Norwood Senior High School (NHS) has long since been considered one of the best in the United States. In 2000, the NHS Jazz Ensemble won a national high school championship. Dicky Barrett, lead singer of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and announcer for the late night ABC-TV talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” was born and raised in Norwood.
Athletics have also played an important part in the legacy of Norwood, MA. Richie Hebner, a third baseman who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win a World Series in 1971, is a celebrated native who still calls Norwood home. Other sports notables who were born in Norwood include Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman and Peter Laviolette, skipper for the 2010 Stanley Cup finalist Philadelphia Flyers, as well as professional golfer Allen Doyle and former NFL linebacker Keith Adams. Not bad for a town that has no sports franchises of its own.
Other Norwood natives include NFL linebacker Keith Adams, one-time Boston Bruins left winger Joe Hulbig, and MLB pitcher Skip Lockwood. After a long career, Lockwood got to wrap things up by playing a final season in 1980 with his hometown Boston Red Sox.
There is a small municipal airport in Norwood, as well as three commuter rail stops to Boston. Intriguingly, even though Boston is only 14 miles away while Providence, Rhode Island sits at a distance of 30 miles from an apartment in Norwood, MA, it takes the same amount of drive time to get to each city – 35 minutes. There are fifteen churches in all in Norwood, a fairly sizable number for such a small bedroom community. No matter which direction you head towards after exiting Norwest Woods – north, east, south or west – chances are you will run smack dab into a mom-and-apple-pie kind of experience when getting an apartment for rent in Norwood, MA. That's the kind of place Norwood has always been, and those are the same values that our Chestnut Hill Realty apartments in Norwood, MA have been designed to reflect.