Norfolk is a friendly community located in Norfolk County, MA. Norfolk is bordered by Franklin, a sliver of Medway, Millis, Wrentham, Foxboro, Medfield, and Walpole. The current population is approximately 11,000 residents.
Norfolk was settled in 1669, but not incorporated as a town until 1870, after separating from Wrentham. The is governed by the three-member Board of Selectmen (Selectpeople), and a Town Administrator directs daily operations. There are also several town board and committees.
Norfolk has their own well-regarded elementary schools, and students then become part of the King Philip School District with Plainville and Wrentham. KP has a stellar music program, including a championship marching band and other high-quality ensembles. In 2017, the KP Warriors football team won the state Super Bowl in Division 1A after defeating Reading 21-18. It was KP's first Super Bowl victory.
Norfolk has an active Lions Club that organizes and sponsors several fun events each year in an effort to raise funds for local charitable causes and research to cure blindness. Events include:
- Norfolk Community Day - Spring
- Haunted Train Ride - October
- Santa Parade
- Chili Festival
- Golf Tournament - Fall
Norfolk is a great location for anyone desiring a safe, suburban community but with great commuting to Boston thanks to the commuter rail stop in the town center. Norfolk is regularly featured as one of the safest communities in Massachusetts and the nation.
Residents enjoy walking through Mass Audubon's Stonybrook Wildlife Sanctuary - Norfolk, MA, and access to several ponds and the Charles River. Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place is a short distance away, as are other shopping destinations in nearby communities. Norfolk has a few shops and restaurants, but overall there is not much commercial activity.