About the Town of Norwich
When you think of Vermont – its charm, beauty and bucolic lifestyle – then you have a perfect image of Norwich. Set in the heart of the Upper Valley and located along the Connecticut River opposite Hanover, New Hampshire, Norwich is a small, rural community with the vibrancy and amenities often found in a small city. It seems like everything Norwich does, it does really well. From its award-winning elementary school to its robust and comprehensive Town-sponsored recreation department to the miles of hiking and biking trails and river sports and leisure activities, Norwich has it all. Norwichians are, indeed, an engaged and active bunch!
Physical activities are not the only ways in which community members live large. This small town of approximately 3400 residents places a high value on supporting civic organizations. The Norwich Historical Society, the Norwich Women’s Club, the Norwich Public Library, the Norwich Lions Club, Aging In Place In Norwich, the Volunteer Fire Department and the Town Government and other departments all rely on volunteer and community financial support. Each, in turn, offers top-notch services often only found in much larger communities. With the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth College just a few minutes across the river, Norwich residents have the best of both worlds – the world class cultural offerings fit for an Ivy League institution and the neighborliness and intimacy of small-town life.