Located just 23 miles from Boston, Norwood, Mass., is a scenic community with the Neponset River as a backdrop. Mixed in with the homes for rent are buildings with unique architectural structures, a tight-knit community of residents and numerous walking trails. Many families choose to relocate to Norwood because the town has a crime rate that's significantly lower than the national average - along with the good schools, pretty neighborhoods and interesting local businesses, parents love knowing that their children will be safe when they play outside.
Norwood Day is an annual event that's perfect for families of all ages. The festival brings together rides, clowns, live entertainment, food, crafts and sidewalk sales for a day of fun each fall. Other family-friendly attractions in the area include Monster Mini Golf, Rock On Adventure, the Acton Arboretum and Acton Boladrome & Arcade.