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Outer Route 1 South

Norwood, MA

To live amongst a thriving community right outside of the city, consider the Outer Route 1 South neighborhood. The community sits to the northwest of Route1 and about 30 minutes southwest from the shoreline of Quincy Bay. By taking I-93 North or I-95 North to I-90 East, you can reach Boston within the hour depending on traffic. Situated in the town of Norwood and as a part of Greater Boston, the Outer Route 1 South neighborhood presents itself as a rural community. Great for raising families, this neighborhood provides typical modern day amenities, while providing beautiful landscapes and room for families to grow. The community holds onto its historical essence through old architecture and untouched land.

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High-end dining, pubs and chain restaurants line the neighborhood. Along Route 1 South, you can find most of the restaurants throughout the community. From authentic ethnic cuisines to American soul food, the options seem to be endless despite the rural location. While the town remains on the quieter side, it definitely doesn’t lack fine dining and pubs. Instead of heading to Boston for upscale dining, check out Byblos Restaurant less than 2 miles away in the town’s center. Located on Washington Street near many other fine dining facilities, Byblos serves its guests some of the best in Middle Eastern cuisine. The high ceilings, substantial faux columns, belly dancers and beautiful chandeliers help to set the mood. Perfect for romantic outings, the menu has everything from vegetarian specialties to kabobs and regional grilled dishes. Locals rave about the flatbread, which is cooked to perfection in a brick oven. The Lunch Box Deli on Providence Highway, also known as Route 1 South, serves wraps, sandwiches and all sorts of deli foods in a bright red dining room with a metal lunchbox border. The braided and marble breads tend to be local favorites. The Cleveland and the Rachel also keep the visitors coming in, while many also enjoy the great flavor of the ever popular Reuben sandwich. Good luck trying to finish one of their gigantic sandwiches. For under $10, you can not only leave full but also have leftovers for the next time you’re hungry. The quiet neighborhood of Outer Route 1 South doesn’t present many options for an active nightlife scene. By heading a few minutes north to the center of town, you can to choose between several laid-back lounges and pubs. Around Washington and Central Street, you will find Lewis’ Bar and Grill and Limey’s Pub. Both of them deliver the fun and excitement of an American sports bar during games, with a more familiar and casual atmosphere at other times. With great food, draft beers and flat screen TVs, you can catch a game with friends. Limey’s even has a fireplace to keep warm.


The town of Norwood was formed in 1872. Prior to becoming its own entity, it was hunting grounds for Native Americans, which then transformed into farmland for settlers in the late 1600s. Surrounded by water, the town was once a thriving agricultural hub. Much of the Outer Route 1 South neighborhood remains untouched. Many residential homes sit upon acres of land, some of it still used for farming. Families are spread throughout the neighborhood, making up most of the local community. The area does not boast local museums or an art scene, and the nearest major annual events take place in the town of Boston proper.


Private vehicles and walking make for a majority of the transportation in the Outer Route 1 South neighborhood. The Franklin Bus Line goes through the town and straight to Boston, which makes it easy for commuting. The ride will cost under $20 for a roundtrip and take about an hour to reach your destination. While Route 1 South can take you from Boston back to Norwood, taking 1-93 North or 1-95 North to I-90 East remains as the best way to get to the major city. Hailing a cab isn’t prevalent in the area, but you can call Uber for a quick ride to Boston, as it serves the entire Greater Boston area. Free public parking is available roadside in many areas, and the area has no bike lanes, forcing cyclists to share the road or sidewalks.


The cost of living in the neighborhood is higher than that of most of Boston. The average rental price for a one-bedroom apartment holds around $1,687, which averages just a few hundred dollars less than that of Boston’s median rental rate. The median household income for Norwood and its neighborhoods holds at around $72,000. For a quick evening drink, expect to pay around $4 for a pint of beer or around $15 for a meal. An UberX ride from the area to Boston costs around $38, and the Franklin Bus Line charges $20. For those with personal vehicles, fuel rates typically are only about one percent higher than that of the national average.


Several parks can be found throughout the neighborhood, or at least right outside of it. Endean Playground happens to be one of the most-loved places to escape in natural settings, and it's free for regular recreational use. Here, there’s a playground and plenty of space for kids to run. A pond, pool, several athletic fields and plenty of free parking exist for visitors as well. Dogs and their owners often come here for a little playtime. With over 20 parks located around the neighborhood, there’s plenty to be explored. Parks with hiking trails aren’t as common in the area, but untouched land, playgrounds and dog-friendly areas exist within the town’s borders. Norwood hosts many events, with the most popular being Norwood Day, where the community gathers for live entertainment, clowns, games, prizes, rides, rock walls, food and craft stands and much more.


Shopping centers, boutiques and specialty stores line the blocks of downtown Norwood. Shaws on Nahatan Street provides mainstream grocery shopping, while several ethnic markets throughout the town carry food from different cultures. Residents venture to the Norwood Farmers Market on the Common for locally grown fruits, vegetables, crafts and baked items. The market also features farm-to-table meats from throughout the region. Sabb's Market of Norwood and Apna Bazar, which sit next to each other on Route 1 South, remain two of the most loved places to shop for household goods. Sabb's Market sells Mediterranean food, as well as special foods and products from all over Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Newbury Comics sits next to Route 1 South. The store sells comics, video games, records and more. Rock and Redress on Washington Street specializes in recycled and used clothing for men and women. The low prices impress the many locals who frequent this thrift shop.


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Gables University Station
85-100 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090
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8 hrs
$2,275 - 4,664 1-2 Bed Available Now
Hanover Foxborough
10 Fisher St, Foxboro, MA 02035
1 / 19
8 hrs
$1,892 - 3,200 1-3 Bed Available Now
Avalon Sharon
2500 Avalon Dr, Sharon, MA 02067
1 / 41
1 day
$1,825 - 2,710 1-2 Bed Available Now
Avalon Blue Hills
326 Canton St, Randolph, MA 02368
1 / 30
1 day
$1,840 - 2,295 1-2 Bed Available Now
Coppermill Park
3101 Stagecoach Rd, Stoughton, MA 02072
1 / 62
$1,644 - 2,759 1-2 Bed Available Now
One Upland
1 Upland Woods Cir, Norwood, MA 02062
1 / 19
8 hrs
$1,995 - 3,395 1-3 Bed Available Now
Jefferson at Dedham Station
1000 Presidents Way, Dedham, MA 02026
$2,074 - 3,455 1-2 Bed Available Now
Woodfield Commons
1 Arboretum Way, Canton, MA 02021
4 hrs
$1,590 - 2,290 1-3 Bed Available Now
Wilber School Apartments
75 S Main St, Sharon, MA 02067
4 hrs
$2,615 - 4,685 1-2 Bed Available Now
Blue Hills Village
735 Randolph St, Canton, MA 02021
$1,590 - 3,085 1-3 Bed Available 08/05/17
Waterfall Hills at Canton
55 Waterfall Dr, Canton, MA 02021
5 hrs
$1,840 - 2,260 1-2 Bed Available Now
Norwood Gardens
105 Hampden Dr, Norwood, MA 02062
5 hrs
$1,625 - 2,525 1-3 Bed Available Now
Norwest Woods Apartment
One Norwest Dr, Norwood, MA 02062
5 hrs
$1,850 - 2,795 1-3 Bed Available Now
Lodge at Foxborough
400 Foxborough Blvd, Foxboro, MA 02035
$1,764 - 4,095 1-2 Bed Available Now
Canton Woods
1 Windsor Woods Ln, Canton, MA 02021
8 hrs
$1,616 - 2,668 1-2 Bed Available Now
Olde Derby Village
4 Olde Derby Rd, Norwood, MA 02062
1 day
$1,675 - 1,700 2 Bed Available 08/01/17
Avalon Station 250
250 Station Cir, Dedham, MA 02026
1 day
$2,118 - 3,155 1-3 Bed Available Now
Bell Stoughton
400 Technology Center Dr, Stoughton, MA 02072
2 days
$1,721 - 3,225 1-2 Bed Available Now
Georgetowne Homes
400 A Georgetowne Dr, Hyde Park, MA 02136
2 wks
Call for Rent 1-3 Bed Available Soon
North Stoughton Village
27 Page Terrace, Stoughton, MA 02072
2 wks
Call for Rent 1-3 Bed Available Soon
Canterbury Arms
349 N Pearl St, Brockton, MA 02301
2 wks
Call for Rent Studio - 2 Bed Available Soon
Gables University Station
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Walnut Park Apartments
3-20 Fuller Rd, Foxboro, MA 02035
$1,179 - 1,519 1-2 Bed Available 08/01/17

Apartments for Rent in Outer Route 1 South, Norwood, MA

To live amongst a thriving community right outside of the city, consider the Outer Route 1 South neighborhood. The community sits to the northwest of Route1 and about 30 minutes southwest from the shoreline of Quincy Bay. By taking I-93 North or I-95 North to I-90 East, you can reach Boston within the hour depending on traffic.

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