Norwood

Norwood Suburb Profile

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. 

You'll love

Proximity to the city, great shopping and plenty of choice when it comes to dining out.

The Drawbacks

Contending with traffic and line-ups at popular cafés on the weekend.

Did you know

Australia’s first beatified saint, Mary MacKillop lived here.

Getting Around

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Lifestyle

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.

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Features

BY DAY

BY DAY

During the day, Norwood is a hive of activity. Shoppers, diners and workers congregate on The Parade to stock up and refuel. Up-market fashion boutiques and homeware stores sit alongside mainstream retailers, providing plenty of choice for the serious shopper.

If you’re looking to relax in a quiet nook or catch-up with friends en masse, there is a huge variety of cafés and eateries in the area to satisfy all tastes. Away from the main retail area, leafy side-streets provide peaceful backdrops to afternoon strolls, and parks fill with families enjoying the great outdoors

BY NIGHT

With the opening of slick community venues, a handful of new wine bars and an expanding calendar of art exhibitions and events, Norwood’s nightlife continues to grow. The area’s historic pubs are moving with the times, embracing the espresso martini and acoustic musicians.

Amateur acting groups, professional theatre companies, writing workshops and a strong arts community make Norwood attractive for the creative and culturally savvy. There are open mic nights, intimate live music shows and orchestral groups aplenty, and a thriving evening performance schedule, particularly over the warmer months.

During the SANFL season, the bright lights of Norwood Oval attract a steady stream of footy fans, while the local cinema, ice creameries and burger joints are packed out by families year-round.

BY NIGHT

Neighbours

Norwood attracts the affluent and the sophisticated, with a list of recognisable South Australian artists, writers, politicians, business people and personalities calling the leafy suburb home. Charming properties, proximity to the city and cosmopolitan conveniences appeal to busy professionals, students, families and retirees.

Locals love

The Parade provides the perfect balance between up-market boutiques and everyday necessities. The strip boasts a line-up of popular fashion labels, books, furniture, homewares, gifts, accessories and basic services. Add to that an award-wining independent supermarket, a quality fruit and veg shop, a popular fishmonger and plenty of parking.

Cafés and restaurants on The Parade encourage patrons to pull up a seat on the pavement, with outdoor tables, umbrellas and benches filled with animated guests. From early-bird cyclists sitting outside their favourite coffee shops, to late night gelato fanatics, Norwood’s café and restaurant scene is always buzzing.

Property

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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Locals Guide

QUICK BITES

QUICK BITES

GRILL'D NORWOOD

Healthy artisan burgers

177-193 The Parade, Norwood 08 8333 1806 www.grilld.com.au
PASTA GO GO

Quick and fresh pasta to take-away

242 The Parade, Norwood 08 8361 2220 www.pastagogo.com.au
CHERRY BLOSSOM SUSHI BAR

Popular sushi and sashimi

32 Norwood Shopping Centre, 161 The Parade, Norwood 08 8431 3241
CAFÉ SABA

Delicious Pho and healthy Vietnamese

7/47 The Parade, Norwood 08 8363 2006 www.cafesaba.com
ST LOUIS HOUSE OF FINE ICE CREAM AND DESSERT

Quality sweets with a Parisian feel

230 The Parade, Norwood 08 8364 6313 www.st-louis.com.au
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RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

GROTTO ON EDWARD PIZZA TECA

Delicious authentic pizzas, donuts and coffee

61B Edward Street, Norwood 08 8331 1114 www.grotto.net.au
CHARMINAR

Traditional and modern Indian cuisine

136 The Parade, Norwood 08 8431 3444 www.charminar.com.au
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CAFES

CAFES

PAVE CAFE

Cyclist-inspired coffee and treats

138B The Parade, Norwood 08 8332 4910 www.pavecafe.com.au
33 CHAPEL

Breakfast, coffee and homemade treats

33 Chapel Street, Norwood 08 8363 9009
EUROPEAN CAFÉ

Traditional home-style Italian

219 The Parade, Norwood 8332 3697
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BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

THE ROBIN HOOD HOTEL

Historic pub with contemporary dining and live music

315 Portrush Road, Norwood 08 8333 0088 www.robinhoodhotel.net.au
THE BATH HOTEL

Popular heritage pub with modern fit-out

232 The Parade, Norwood 08 8431 5171 www.bathhotel.com.au
THE COLONIST

Sophisticated pub grub and local wines

44 The Parade, Norwood 08 8362 3736 www.colonist.com.au
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SHOP

SHOP

NIKKI BELLE

Women’s fashion and accessories

3/185 The Parade, Norwood 08 7225 1191 www.nikibelle.com.au
SOOKI

Women’s fashion and accessories

240 The Parade, Norwood 08 8332 0704 www.sooki.com.au
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FITNESS

FITNESS

F45 NORWOOD

Innovative, challenging and systemised team training

217A The Parade, Norwood 0457 464 027 www.f45training.com.au
INFORM HEALTH & FITNESS SOLUTIONS

Personal training and exercise physiology

9 Kensington Road, Norwood 08 8431 2111 www.informhealth.com
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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

ADELAIDE CENTRAL GALLERY

Contemporary non-profit art gallery

45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood 08 8364 2809 www.acsa.sa.edu.au
BROADWAY SESSIONS

Open mic musical theatre

The Norwood Hotel, 97 The Parade, Norwood 08 8431 1822 www.thenorwood.com.au
HOYTS CINEMA NORWOOD

Latest blockbusters

185 The Parade, Norwood 08 8427 1700 www.hoyts.com.au
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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

NORWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Culturally and socially diverse

37 Osmond Terrace, Norwood 08 8362 0102 www.norwoodps.sa.edu.au
ST IGNATIUS' COLLEGE

Catholic co-ed school conducted by Jesuits

58-62 Queen Street, Norwood 08 8130 7180 www.ignatius.sa.edu.au
ROSEMOUNT HOUSE MONTESSORI EARLY LEARNING AND CARE

For young to pre-school children

59 Kensington Road, Norwood 08 8331 4020 www.samontessori.com.au
MARGARET IVES COMMUNITY CHILDREN

Not-for-profit childcare and Government funded preschool

19 Edward Street, Norwood 08 8362 7614 www.margaretives.com.au
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GROCERIES AND MARKETS

GROCERIES AND MARKETS

SEAFOOD ON PARADE

Fresh seafood and fish monger

18/161 The Parade, Norwood 08 8333 0393
DAN MURPHY'S

Huge range of beer, wines and liquors

97 The Parade, Norwood 1300 723 388 www.danmurphys.com.au
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PLAYGROUNDS

PLAYGROUNDS

HUTCHINSON PARK

For young children

Corner Bond and Free Streets, Norwood
JAMES COKE PARK

Toddlers young children all abilities play

Coke Street, Norwood
MANNING RESERVE

Small playground for young children

Fisher Street, Norwood
RICHARDS PARK
Corner Magill Road and Osmond Terrace, Norwood
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Information Source: CoreLogic RP Data Pty Ltd

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