Any Norfolkians?

Rating - 98.6%
69   1   0
Joined
Jan 2, 2011
Messages
1,369
Likes
123
Location
Boston, MA
Not the county, the town. Who all lives in Norfolk? Would like to stay in Walpole but it seems we can get a little more house and land for our money in Norfolk. If you live there how is the town? Also thinking of looking in Millis, Franklin, and Easton.
 

Buck Faker

NES Member
Rating - 100%
7   0   0
Joined
Feb 12, 2015
Messages
2,288
Likes
2,390
Location
SE MA
Not the county, the town. Who all lives in Norfolk? Would like to stay in Walpole but it seems we can get a little more house and land for our money in Norfolk. If you live there how is the town? Also thinking of looking in Millis, Franklin, and Easton.
I’m in Wrenthamland right next door. I’d have zero issues moving to Nofork (you have to pronounce it norFORK if you‘re gonna live there though, otherwise they’ll know you’re from Walpoe).
 

C. Stockwell

NES Member
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Joined
Dec 12, 2018
Messages
3,488
Likes
4,354
Location
RI
My only concern is are the two correctional institutions in that town.
Ha, I miss reading court documents from MCI - Norfolk and MCI - Cedar Junction.

I've been up in that area here and there and its ok. There's ways to find town crime maps, which would allow you to see crime rates near the MCIs. I personally wouldn't want to live so close to Gillette. Even on a normal day, Route 1 is a traffic epicenter. If you're commuting into Boston, I'd try to live as close to the Commuter Rail as possible. If not, I'd instead look outside 495.
 
Rating - 98.6%
69   1   0
Joined
Jan 2, 2011
Messages
1,369
Likes
123
Location
Boston, MA
Ha, I miss reading court documents from MCI - Norfolk and MCI - Cedar Junction.

I've been up in that area here and there and its ok. There's ways to find town crime maps, which would allow you to see crime rates near the MCIs. I personally wouldn't want to live so close to Gillette. Even on a normal day, Route 1 is a traffic epicenter. If you're commuting into Boston, I'd try to live as close to the Commuter Rail as possible. If not, I'd instead look outside 495.
I don't think I could live closer to Gillette if I tried lol. Im about a mile from the stadium right off Rt.1. I can hear the concerts and it's really not that bad. I do like being close to the highway as well for easy on easy off. Our commute to work is to Westwood, though given current circumstances we will be working from home for quite some time. The rt.1 traffic noise can be annoying. The particular stretch we live near seems to be ripe for the Harley crowd.
 

vario

NES Member
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
436
Likes
92
Check the tax rate of the listed towns. Norfolk does not allow industry, so no tax base other than homeowners. For that reason i have been in Franklin since 89.
 

richc

NES Member
Rating - 100%
36   0   0
Joined
Oct 21, 2008
Messages
16,580
Likes
23,788
Location
metrowest
I live next door in Medfield. Norfolk is a very nice town. One of my BFF's lives there and loves it. And the PD is very 2A friendly.
 

lowbuckbob

NES Member
Rating - 100%
33   0   0
Joined
Jan 24, 2008
Messages
3,629
Likes
2,558
Location
Within my Curtilage
No offense, but if you're moving, why would you stay in communist lockdown Massachusetts? Go to a free state! (I'm hoping to do so soon myself...).

BTW, I'm next door in Foxboro. Norfolk is very nice.
 

Dennis in MA

NES Member
Rating - 100%
25   0   0
Joined
Feb 12, 2007
Messages
18,976
Likes
10,161
F Easton! Filled with uppity Karens in their pricy cars thinking they own the town. It was that way in the 1980's driving their gold-edition white Mercedes and Camry's (a hot Karen car of that era) and it goes on today.

Great school system. Crowded roads. Neat history. I love Easton history. But F Easton. :)
 
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Joined
Apr 9, 2018
Messages
464
Likes
755
Very nice quiet, safe town. The prisons are NOT a problem for anyone.
Norfolk will stay nice for a couple more years until they build 20 more condo buildings like is happening in Walpole.
 

Wickedcoolname

NES Member
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Joined
Dec 9, 2016
Messages
1,884
Likes
2,711
Location
North Central Mass
Years ago I turned down a transfer and promotion in Norfolk because I hated trying to figure out how to pronounce it. I tried NorFIK, NorFOLK, NorFORK,...
I guess NorFOLK is correct but man. it just doesn't roll off the tongue.
 
Rating - 98.6%
69   1   0
Joined
Jan 2, 2011
Messages
1,369
Likes
123
Location
Boston, MA
Thanks all. I'm paying $6500 in taxes anyways for a smaller lot and house. Taxes seem to be on par, or more, for the other towns. Seem to get more house and land for the money in the other towns.
 

Zappa

Road Warrior
NES Member
Rating - 100%
27   0   0
Joined
May 14, 2008
Messages
46,252
Likes
18,443
Location
Living Free In The 603
Years ago I turned down a transfer and promotion in Norfolk because I hated trying to figure out how to pronounce it. I tried NorFIK, NorFOLK, NorFORK,...
I guess NorFOLK is correct but man. it just doesn't roll off the tongue.
People change city/town name pronunciations all the time, especially if they don't like the original city theirs was named after.

Up in NH we have the the town of Berlin. Most people would pronounce it "Burr-LYNN", but in NH it's pronounced "BURR-lynn", with the emphasis on the first syllable.
Same for Milan. Instead of "mi-LAHN", it's "MY-lynn".
 
Rating - 98.6%
69   1   0
Joined
Jan 2, 2011
Messages
1,369
Likes
123
Location
Boston, MA
What's everyone think of Millis and raising some kids there? I've driven by a few times roads seem to suck. But seemed like a nice little town a little country taxes seem on par with Walpole.
 

Dennis in MA

NES Member
Rating - 100%
25   0   0
Joined
Feb 12, 2007
Messages
18,976
Likes
10,161
People change city/town name pronunciations all the time, especially if they don't like the original city theirs was named after.

Up in NH we have the the town of Berlin. Most people would pronounce it "Burr-LYNN", but in NH it's pronounced "BURR-lynn", with the emphasis on the first syllable.
Same for Milan. Instead of "mi-LAHN", it's "MY-lynn".

There is a Versailles OH that is pronounced Ver-Sails! Barre VT and mASS. Bare? Bahr? Barry??? It's Barry, unless you are at a dance studio, then it's bahr, unless it's at the nudist colony, then it's bare. ;)
 

Wickedcoolname

NES Member
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Joined
Dec 9, 2016
Messages
1,884
Likes
2,711
Location
North Central Mass
People change city/town name pronunciations all the time, especially if they don't like the original city theirs was named after.

Up in NH we have the the town of Berlin. Most people would pronounce it "Burr-LYNN", but in NH it's pronounced "BURR-lynn", with the emphasis on the first syllable.
Same for Milan. Instead of "mi-LAHN", it's "MY-lynn".
Like the people who grew up in Winchendon but pronounce it Winchington. Or people who call Westminster Westminister.
 
Rating - 100%
5   0   0
Joined
Nov 30, 2005
Messages
3,177
Likes
328
Location
Walpole,MA
I’m in Walpole, but have lived in Norfolk. It’s a nice town but some simple things like no trash pick up sucks. Their dump is easy enough to get to and do your thing, when I was there we had to buy bag stickers, not sure if that is still true.
I am now about a mile from Norfolk’s town line in Walpole, and 1.3 miles from the prison. The prison has never been an issue, besides being ugly it’s just something you drive by.
 
Top Bottom