6.4 out of 10

Norwood

Ranked 215th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.92103021268 138.631046986328
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  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"An enviable location and great lifestyle"

Easy access to the city and the Parade with an abundance of cafes, fine dining, pubs, shopping and boutiques.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Eating Out
  • Leafy Area
  • Close to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Vibrant Suburb for a great lifestyle so close to the CBD"

After living in Sydney and missing the atmosphere, Norwood provides a lot of what I miss it is a cool suburb with a lot of trendy cafes, bars and shops. Very close to the city and has plenty to do, yet with all this still has array of large trees and a very green suburb.
Yes parts of it can be busy and I note others have said it is a snobby suburb there is a bit of this but also a lot of great people.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Eating Out
  • Leafy Area
  • Close to CBD
  • Close to some of Adelaide's best colleges
Cons
  • Not Very Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Norwood Parade is truly a jewel in the crown of inner East of Adelaide"

Norwood is one of Adelaide's most desirable locations, it's on the eastern fringe of the CBD and offers a fun and diverse lifestyle. With stunning character homes everywhere designer shops and cafes not to mention the large amount of high class public and private schools in close surrounds its easier to see why this precinct is highly regarded.
Pros
  • Amazing shopping facilities
  • superb cafes and dining
  • Location is desirable
  • Shopping
  • Eating Out
  • Leafy Area
  • Close to CBD
  • Close to some of Adelaide's best colleges
Cons
  • Parade very busy on a Sunday
  • Streets are full and very busy when the football is on
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nowood - One of Adelaide's Hottest Suburbs!"

Norwood is one of Adelaide's most desirable locations, it's on the eastern fringe of the CBD and offers a vibrant lifestyle. With stunning residences, within close proximity to some of Adelaide's finest public and private schools, home of the Norwood Redlegs, fabulous cafes, restaurants and shops.
Pros
  • The Parade, shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Eating Out
Cons
  • Streets are full and very busy when the football is on
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Norwood - a perfect place to live"

Norwood is located just east of the city and offers a wonderful range of everything. Home to the Norwood Redlegs, it is a proud suburb and offers a fantastic lifestyle with amazing properties, restaurants, shops and schools.
Pros
  • Close to CBD
  • Close to some of Adelaide's best colleges
  • Shopping
  • Eating Out
  • Leafy Area
Cons
  • Parade very busy on a Sunday
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5
2yrs+

"Great to visit, a bit too expensive for living."

Lived there for a year a little while back, would suggest it as a better location to go and visit for the cafés and shopping than as a place to live. Then again, if you're a student and you can sort out a couple of housemates, that does balance out the cost a bit.
Pros
  • Eating Out
  • Leafy Area
  • Shopping
Cons
  • Not Very Quiet
  • Overpriced
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"A Lovely Suburb Next to the City"

What can I say? Norwood is a beautiful suburb situated right next to the city. The price of living is rather high but it is Norwood. A mix of lovely old detached homes, apartments, townhouses and modern houses makes for a beautiful suburb. Traffic can get high at times but the back-streets tend to be quiet. I would not recommend living within a few hundred metres of pubs and clubs as the drunks pour out and get to work being louts (same as anywhere with a pub). Shopping options are a plenty. The Parade is home to many specialty shops and and a shopping centre which has the multi award-winning Norwood Foodland. Norwood is also home to the Norwood Redlegs Football Club allowing you to walk to home games. Norwood is a beautiful suburb for people that are prepared to pay the executive price.
Pros
  • Shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Over-rated"

You want to surround yourself with selfish snobs that look down their nose at you every chance you get? Then move to sunny Norwood. It'll only cost you a small fortune sucker.
As far as investments go, there are far better ones out there.

Don't get me wrong, the parade is perhaps the best place in Adelaide to stroll with casual shopping in mind, but you don't have to live there to enjoy it. The surrounding suburbs are much better value, ala Magill & Payneham.
Pros
  • Shopping
Cons
  • Overpriced
  • Snobby
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
nermal1
nermal1 I agree about how it is snobby but not to the same extent as say Burnside and the shops there.At their mall Almost every clothing label with some exceptions is a designer label.
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Noisy and unsafe"

We rented a townhouse there for a couple of years on what we thought would be a quiet street. We were frequently woken on Friday and Saturday nights by all sorts of cars revving and the usual neanderthaloid activities and actions associated with drunk people after visiting the pubs.

Plenty of busses go to the city, but often they are already full by the time they get to Norwood, so although busses come every few mins, sometimes you wait 20 mins for one which will let you on.

We moved out of the area after being robbed several times. The drug rehabilitation clinics in the area have created a high crime rate which the local authorities seem to have become accepting to.
Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
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4/5
2yrs+

"Amazing suburb with a lot to offer."

Norwood is one of the premier suburbs of Adelaide and with good reason. There is a good blend of houses here making it great for everyone. From the large old homes on big blocks to townhouses and smaller units and apartments. All of which are well maintained.

There are plenty of places to eat around Norwood, especially along the Parade and you can get out to see a movie. There is a ten pin bowling venue in Norwood which is great and I think still does disco bowling.

There are plenty of shops around Norwood so you can easily get what you need.

Public transport services the area well and it is a really short trip into the city. You could easily walk it and it is a pleasant walk.

With so much on offer, Norwood is a great suburb, but it is popular on the weekends for a night out so in some places can get a little noisy.

It’s also expensive and so despite the fact that there is a house for everyone, everyone wants one and the prices are high.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great coffee, shopping, dining and recreation, and just minutes from the CBD"

Norwood is the perfect spot for the professional couple, looking for a great lifestyle just moments from the Adelaide CBD.

With many modern townhouses, renovated cottages and large homes, homes in Norwood can be expensive to buy but still quite reasonable to rent. Great for lifestyle, and you're only 20 minutes from the Adelaide Hills and 20 minutes from the beach.

Running through the heart of the suburb is the fabulous Norwood Parade which has absolutely everything from Italian cafés and great coffee, supermarkets, huge cinema complex, clothing and shoe stores, pharmacies, banks, post office, doctors and so the list goes on. There are a number of beautifully renovated pubs offering delicious food at quite reasonable prices, including the Bath and the Robin Hood.

Travelling to the CBD is very easy. Just a 10 minute drive to the heart of the city (closer to 20 minutes in peak hour), or otherwise just catch one of the frequent buses on the Parade and you'll be there in about 15 minutes. Parking can be difficult in the streets close to the Parade.

The surrounding streets are perfect for walking/jogging, and there are a few good gyms just a short drive away.

Offering a wonderful lifestyle just a stone’s throw from the city, Norwood has it all.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids