Hip, sassy and convenient, Norwood is the inner-city suburb that has it all. Split down the middle by one of Adelaide’s most vibrant main streets, it’s a place where coffee lovers meet, savvy shoppers browse and affluent families rub shoulders with stylish professionals who enjoy the ultimate in cosmopolitan living.
Norwood is stylish, secure and serene. Located within walking distance of the CBD, the suburb consists of leafy streets, a mix of contemporary and character homes, great shopping and a huge selection of intimate cafés pouring some of the best coffee in town.
The Parade, a two-kilometre strip connecting Portrush and Fullarton Roads, has enough pizazz to entertain the entire neighbourhood and its surrounds. Customers spill out onto the footpath as they sip on their espressos, engage in animated conversations and watch the world go by. Sweet nods to the area’s Italian heritage can also be found in alfresco restaurants that bring people together over hand-made pasta and authentic pizzas. Organic juice bars and trendy eateries attract the hip and healthy, while fashion boutiques, big-brand stores and award-winning supermarkets draw visitors from near and far.
For busy professionals, Norwood’s city-fringe location makes for an easy commute. Many Norwoodians choose to forgo the car and walk to and from the office instead, getting home with enough time to go for a run, do the shopping and meet friends for pre-dinner drinks.
Norwood is also a magnet for families and working parents – prestigious schools and child-minding facilities are available in and around the area. Ice cream shops keep the little ones happy, teenagers flock to the cinema and the bowling alley, and the back streets provide open spaces and playgrounds where younger kids can roam free.
Properties in Norwood are an eclectic mix of the old and the new, featuring renovated cottages and character homes as well as architecturally designed townhouses and apartments. It’s a high-density suburb where homeowners sacrifice big gardens for location and astute investors capitalise on the area’s popularity, buying up big and renting out to students and busy professionals.The blocks get larger and the houses get bigger in the south-east corner, with lavish Victorian villas and larger stone-fronted cottages lining Queen Street in particular. Edward Street is one of Norwood’s premier tree-lined streets, featuring picturesque character homes, while Osmond Terrace boasts a number of charming Georgian-inspired mansions.
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