Top spots to live 2011
Median single-family home price: $531,000
Median condo price: $267,000
Residential tax rate (and average bill): $13.87 ($7,401)
With excellent schools and 1-acre zoning, Norwells median home price of $531,000 dropped just 6.8 percent from $569,000 at the market peak in 2005. Its been sort of a sweetheart of the South Shore, says Hank DeSantis, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Norwell. Its just a very conscientious town that takes care of the infrastructure. And at the same time its a pretty town.