8.8 out of 10

Norman Park

Ranked 85th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4771775980491 153.062172861981
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 06, 2016

"4 kms baby."

4kms from the City!!! This suburb has a mix of traditional Queenslanders and cottages on one side of Wynum Road and Mansions on the riverside. In peak, the commute to the city is way less than the folk in Hawthorne, Balmoral and Bulimba. Yet conversely for Norman Park residents all the amenities in those suburbs are a doddle to get to. The Norman Park Bowls club is a hidden treasure with cool breezes.creek and city views, chillax crew and attitude. A long arvo sesh is an easy walk away. Yet just over the river on 2 minute ferry ride is New Farm Park Bowls, the Powerhouse and the Farmer's Markets. The Valley and CBD 5 minutes....or South Bank by the Rivercat, Along with New Farm and East Brisbane, Norman Park is a true inner city traditional suburb.
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Abundant parks
  • Lots of walking / cycling paths
  • Easy access to city
  • Good Views of city and South Bank
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet but close to everything and well equipped."

Norman Park is a breath if fresh air having previously lived in Hawthorne and taking 20 minutes just to leave the suburb peninsula each morning and battling the 'tourists' for a car park.
Now I'm in the City in 15 minutes for work or 5 on the weekend. I can still 'visit' Oxford street in 2 mins drive/ 20min walk or better yet catch a ferry to New Farm Park/ Powerhouse or drive to South Bank in under 10 mins.
Norman Park itself has several great cafés I can walk to in minutes including the trendy Jacu or Dovetail which serves the best baked eggs. Alternatively there is seafood takeaway or Thai.
Once a month I walk to the local bowls club for the Friday night markets which are licensed and get a great feed. They also serve an awesome, cheap brekky and are dog friendly. There are 2 medical centres, pharmacy, 4+ hair and beauty salons, gym, hot yoga, both camp in the park... I could go on and on.
Mostly though I prefer to sit on my own deck and watch the beautiful sunsets or fireworks and take in the awesome breezes.
Pros
  • Walk to trendy cafés, night markets and bowls club
  • Cross river ferry to New Farm Park
  • 3-5ks to Brisbane City
  • Close to city
  • Abundant parks
  • Lots of walking / cycling paths
  • Easy access to city
  • Good Views of city and South Bank
Cons
  • None for us
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Locke terry"

Cafés and restaurants within easy walk. We Now have two local coffee spots. Easy access to Hawthorne Cinemas and food outlets. Several Sporting clubs within walking distance, one of which is Easts Leagues club. Great public transport such as train, bus (multiple routes) and ferry to New Farm Park then on to city or Fortitude Valley by city cat or bus.
Then there are the quality schools within 1 km of the heart of Norman park. These include State primary Schools such as Norman Park and Seven Hills and the private schools such as Churchie and Lourdes Hill.
There are 2 child care centres as well.
Pros
  • Good Views of city and South Bank
  • Easy access to city
  • Quiet streets.
  • Close to city
  • Abundant parks
  • Lots of walking / cycling paths
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
CJ5 CJ5
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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+

"Lovely neighbourhood"

Having lived in the area for four years, we would not live anywhere else. The river is walking distance, along with various buses and the train station. As well as yoga, pilates and PTs around the corner, and there are lots of walking and cycling paths. Close to the city and Valley for a night out, with cheap cab fare home. There are plenty of delicious restaurants and lovely coffee shops in the area. We often cycle into Southbank for an afternoon. Quiet, wide tree-lined streets in the neighbourhood, no complaints from us.
Pros
  • Abundant parks
  • Lots of walking / cycling paths
  • Close to city
Cons
  • None for us
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
LockieT
LockieT Absolutely agree. We have lived here far longer than 4 years and have watched the area develop into a quiet but humming inner city area. Only wonder why more people can't see the benefits Norman park has over other suburbs nearby such as Bulimba. Has all and more of the lifestyle combined with the location of a more tranquil environment in which to live without all of the extra visitors. We are surrounded by extensive parklands and reserves such as the Norman Creek Greenway which allow trouble free access to other areas such as Stones Corner and South Bank on foot or by bike, if you are the physically fit type and enjoy your family time or of course there is the convenience of train travel.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family orientated"

Pros
  • Close to city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Close to city only advantage"

Norman Park has a mix of houses - beautiful Queenslanders to fibro dumps. There's not many amenities in Norman Park but it's close to the city and other hapening suburbs. Public transport is ok.
Pros
  • Close to city
Cons
  • Not many amenities
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 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Cute Suburb - full of character homes"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish

Best Streets in Norman Park

1

Agnew St

4.5/5
"We love Power and Agnew Streets"
-27.4759095497 153.0644436773
2

Norman Crs

4/5
"Lovely quiet street with fab city views"
-27.4744837477 153.0553185446
3

Bennetts Rd

3.5/5
"Everything close by, without being in your hip-pocket"
-27.4846009654 153.0636923565
4

Longfellow St

3.5/5
"Longfellow St - a great place to live"
-27.4803747859 153.0630503187

Unranked Streets in Norman Park

Power St

4.5/5
"Power street follows a ridge facing north to north- west."
-27.4786194272 153.0609876016

Perth St

4.5/5
"Beautiful Park, lovely houses"
-27.4869095693 153.0756451876
"Great city views from the back deck, what a gem"
-27.47907 153.06791
"Surprisingly quiet duing the week despite feeding off Wynnum Rd. Probably busiest on weekends."
-27.4763996158 153.0614930356
-27.48337 153.06537

Milsom St

4.5/5
"Family street great value"
-27.4844353333 153.0627224697