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Destination Norwood

As one of South Australia’s most historic inner-urban suburbs, Norwood is a culturally rich and diverse city, with a proud sense of identity and place. Positioned on the eastern fringe of the CBD, Norwood is known as a prestigious but also extremely liveable Adelaide suburb, offering a wide range of housing styles from modern apartments to stunning character homes. Norwood’s tree-lined streets are also home to some of Adelaide’s best schools, making the suburb an appealing location for families.

Residents and visitors alike appreciate the vibrant lifestyle options available in Norwood, with an extensive variety of trendy café’s, bars, restaurants and boutiques, all within 3km of the Adelaide CBD. Living in Norwood offers an extensive assortment of community activities and events that will appeal, regardless of your age, taste or background. Read on to find out more!

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For the more stylish amongst us, the annual Fashion on Parade event will definitely spark your interest. The Parade, Norwood is widely regarded as a destination for some of South Australia’s best boutiques and designers, and Fashion on Parade is a chance to enjoy a showcase of the latest in-season trends, staged in a dynamic runway show.

Regardless of your taste, you are sure to find a new favourite dish on offer somewhere in Norwood. A leader in Adelaide’s café scene, strolling down The Parade will leave you spoiled for choice when it comes to picking up your morning coffee or settling on a weekend brunch location. One of the newer additions to Norwood is The Seasonal Garden Café, offering a perfect balance of wholesome dishes and delightful treats with a focus on using fresh South Australian produce.

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Every November the Norwood Christmas Pageant sets the parade alight with colourful floats, music, performers and entertainment galore. Families can join the fun from early in the day when children are encouraged to decorate the street with chalk Christmas drawings, before enjoying the festivities of the Pageant, which is widely regarded as one of Adelaide’s best.

At each of the three Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council libraries, you will find a hub of activity, with multiple programs offered free of charge. Parents and carers of children aged 0-2 are welcome to attend Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions which introduce infants to the library through interactive songs and nursery rhymes. The program is inclusive and siblings are also welcome to attend.

Another fantastic community service available through the NPSP libraries is the School Holiday Program. With sessions generally free of charge the program is extremely popular and parents are encouraged to book in advance.

Retirees, empty nesters or older citizens considering the lifestyle benefits of living in Norwood will find a wide array of social activities, shared interest groups, guest speakers and exercise groups facilitated by the NPSP Council.

Those interested in connecting with like-minded people have the opportunity to register with the “Stepping Out” program, where community members are matched based on skills and interests, so you can not only pursue your hobby but also socialise and meet new people.

If you are a sports nut or recreation enthusiast, then Norwood is a great place to be, offering a wide range of accessible parks and recreation reserves perfect for a morning jog or leisurely weekend stroll. There is also a good variety of playground facilities for the young ones, or the young at heart!

Spectators needn’t travel far for a sports fix, with the Norwood Football Club (also known as the Red Legs) based at their historic home, Coopers Stadium, which is located at the westerly end of The Parade. SANFL competition home games offer a fantastic atmosphere, with the stadium regularly filled to its 22,000 seat capacity cheering the Red Legs on.

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In Summer, Norwood residents have unprecedented access to witness some of the world’s best cyclists taking part in the Tour Down Under. Stage 2 of the Tour begins on The Parade and brings with it the “Norwood on Tour Street Party”. Foodies, families and cycling enthusiasts are treated to live music, children’s entertainment and sumptuous street eats in a celebration that is fun for all ages.

To find out more about the benefits of living in Norwood, and discuss the fantastic range of real estate options available, please contact Ouwens Casserly Real Estate.

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