Norwood’s Natural Beauties Are Alluring Home Seekers.

Norwood’s Beacon Hill, 1906 (source: “Norwood: One of the most progressive towns”, Ambrose Bros.)

There has never probably been a spring season when so much real interest has been shown in Norwood really as this present season of 1899. Now houses are going up in all parts of town, new streets are being opened purely In the interest of real estate men and house builders. It has been like the beginning of one of those real estate booms in western towns which most of us know little about except from reading. Norwood properties are being sought, it would appear, not so much for investment or as business sites. but for homes. And in many cases the seekers are very substantial people.

As a matter of news, it may be stated that many inquirers are looking for the best, and are not in all instances satisfied with the class of property which real estate men show them. “How much is that place worth?” they will ask, pointing to some residence on Beacon Hill or some such locality. “Could I buy It for §10,000?” They are surprised and often indignant that they can’t, that it is probably held for more than that, and that it Isn’t in the market anyway. These good people seeking homes scorn a little astonished that a few thousand dollars won’t buy just about anything they want in a country town.

Tho sudden invasion of the country town by city people is probably not so new a thing in some towns as it is in Norwood. Its possible cause is the short distance of this town from Boston and the easy connection furnished by steam and electric railways. In connection with this fact, it may be stated that the crowds of city people which the Norfolk Central brought last summer to Westwood Park often took tho 5 cent trip beyond It to Norwood and East Walpole, and thus saw and became pleased with this growing and beautiful town and its environs.

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Norwood has never, perhaps, looked more beautiful than it does thin spring, and It is no wonder that prospective real estate Investors should be pleased with its shaded streets and its beautiful homes. In looking up Day Street, that is, its residence portion, or looking up Washington Street from the Hamlin block, most beautiful vistas are opened. In almost any part of Washington Street, in fact, from tho Dedham line to the subway, the same fact holds good.

Beacon Hill, with its church, library and fine houses, the Norwood Press, Everett Avenue, the heights about the Winslow residences, the heights about the ink mill neighborhood, and many other localities might be mentioned as fascinating to all lovers of the picturesque. City people appreciate these things in a sense much better than do we who have grown familiar with them. At all events, Norwood seems destined to be not only a great business town but a great favorite wlth the seeker for suburban homes.

The Norwood Advertiser


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