Norman Park is one of the inner suburbs of Brisbane. The Brisbane River and the suburbs of Hawthorne and Morningside border Norman Park towards north. Seven Hills is Norman Park’s adjacent suburb towards east, while westward, it’s East Brisbane. Towards south, Camp Hill is Norman Park’s next-door neighbor. Located just 4 kilometres east of the city’s central business district (CBD), Norman Park suburb is mostly residential. As such, it a hot real estate market destination for employees and professionals pursuing careers or employment in the CBD.
Advantageous for local folks commuting to work, business, or leisure, three public transport modes serve Norman Park: bus, train and river ferry. Three bus routes plying the Wynnum Road corridor in this suburb’s north provide public transport between the CBD and eastern Brisbane suburbs including Norman Park.
The corridor of Stanley Street East?Canara Street?Crown Street?Bennetts Road cutting through the centre of the suburb is serviced by an all-stops bus route between the CBD and Carindale Shopping Centre bus station. Two express bus routes alternating between the CBD Cannon Hill Shopping Centre bus station and eastern suburbs, with Norman Park stops, also serve this corridor.
An all-stops route also takes the Stanley Street East?Milsom Street?McIlwraith Avenue corridor in the suburb's south for commute between the Brisbane central business district and Cannon Hill Shopping Centre bus station.
The Cleveland railway line provides service to residents of Norman Park which has a centrally located station for this railway. This train line plies a 37.3-kilometre east-southeast route from Brisbane to Cleveland, a town off the southern shore of Moreton Bay.
The suburb’s residents can likewise avail of the cross-river Norman Park Ferry which has its terminal off Wynnum Road. It links to the New Farm Ferry Terminal across the Brisbane River, and from here, the CityCat linear ferry line extends the service between Northshore Hamilton and The University of Queensland via the Brisbane CBD.
Notably, these three public transport modes’ fare structure and service frequency are coordinated under the TransLink (South East Queensland). This arrangement makes the local public transport modes appealing to commuters, as this setup makes the transport operations more cost-effective and availing of their services comes out relatively less costly.
Biking is an option too for Norman Park residents in moving around Brisbane via several designated bike lanes on several road corridors. These include the bike paths set at Wynnum Road, and those at Canara Street?Crown Street?Macrossan Avenue, and at Bennetts Road.
With all these transport modes readily accessible, Norman Park is convenient to the commercial precincts of Brisbane and its suburbs. The nearest amongst these is just minutes’ away east at Junction Road where Morningside Plaza and Morningside Central are hosts respectively to the supermarkets Coles and Woolworths. This commercial area is also home to a medical center, chemists, a 24-hour gym, food and retail outlets, as well as banking facilities.
The delight of living in Norman Park is also woven around the sports fields and parklands in this suburb. Rugby fields are available at its C.P. Bottomley Park on Halifax Street which also features a cricket facility and walking path.
Besides local residents, visitors likewise frequent the large and spacious Norman Park Bowls Club on the eastern flanks of Norman Creek. This club has two lighted bowling greens, a bistro, barbecue area and a function room. Adjacent to its Norman Avenue site spreads Wilson Park which also offers a barbecue and picnic spot, a basketball half-court and playground. A dog off-leash park is also located on this stretch of Norman Avenue.
This suburb’s eponymous Norman Creek, one of the tributaries of the Brisbane River, is a factor too to the marketability of a house for sale or rent in Norman Park. Revegetation of the creek’s banks has notably been undertaken during the 1990s, thus making for a leafy backdrop for many creekside Norman Park residences. Even more significant, a multimillion-dollar city budget has been allocated to mitigate creek flooding as well as to improve and maintain the landscape along its course.
Characteristic of a traditional inner city suburb, Norman Park is home to a heritage-listed state school. Built in 1900, this historical school located off Agnew Street extensively uses digital technology in teaching and learning, as well as emphasises health and physical education. Norman Park. The catchment zone for this suburb also include government schools such as Coorparo Secondary College, and private schools like Lourdes Hill College.
A cross section of the residential styles for sale or for rent could be found at Norman Park’s major corridor Wynum Road. This stretch and its arterial streets offer a mix of traditional cottages, Queenslanders and townhouses. The prime choices in this area are the riverfront mansions which afford dramatic views of Brisbane River and the city’s skyline. Check with one of our agents to discover more market opportunities in Norman Park, as this suburb certainly has so much to offer whether it’s a home for sale or for rent.