NORWOOD At A Glance
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.
Proximity to the city, great shopping and plenty of choice when it comes to dining out.
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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.
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.
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SHOPPING ON THE PARADE
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.
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.