Just 5 kilometres south-east of the CBD, Norman Park is a gem of a suburb filled with tasteful real estate, cute shops and multiple parks. Catering to young professionals and families alike, Norman Park boasts its own incredible features whilst also getting all the benefits of the neighbouring suburbs. Being the gateway between the Bulimba Hub and Camp Hill, living in Norman Park offers the best of both worlds.
The suburb also has some interesting pieces of history prior to when substantial residential settlement started to grow in 1920’s. One of this is a pocket called Poets Corner, which is one of the most highly sought-after areas. The area is said to derive from a cottage on the corner of Thackery and Wordsworth Street that was home to a much-loved English poet. At some point, people started to use Poet’s Corner as a description for the area, naming the surrounding streets after the beloved poets.
The community spirit and convenient location.
Norman Park State School
Anglican Church Grammar School
Norman Park Bowls Club
Easts Rugby Union Club
Everything you need.
Surrounded by extensive parklands and reserves, Norman Park is as buzzing as it is tranquil. If you ask a local why they love living here, they will most likely list off the quick and easy commute to the CBD, the variety of local amenities and the growing list of cafés.
Young families are drawn here to be in Norman Park State School catchment as it is a reputable primary school.
THE REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY
Tasteful Real Estate.
The streets of Norman Park are varied, and feature renovated and replica Queenslanders, modern homes, contemporary townhouses and workers cottages. On top of this are the few exclusive riverfront homes will multi-million-dollar price tags.
Norman Park also has its own special piece of history, a lavish home known as Eulalia in McIlwraith Avenue that locals generally know as the massive mysterious mansion. Eulalia was built in 1889 on 22 acres for famous barrister, Patrick Real. The luxurious property contained a croquet lawn and tennis courts and was said to host many fine gatherings. To this day, the property stands and remains maintained, despite the mystery of who lives there. The area around the property still bears several reminders of the original owner – Patrick St, Real St and Judge St, legacies of the man who became Queensland’s senior puisne judge in 1902. It was listed on the Queensland Heritage register in 1992.
NEIGHBOURHOOD & LIFESTYLE
Welcoming and friendly.
You only need to drive through the streets of Norman Park to see families out and about enjoying the parklands and neighbors chatting. When it comes to recreational activities, you’ll always be able to entertain yourself whether it’s watching a game of rugby at Easts Rugby, a visit to the Bowls Club for a game of lawn bowls or a quiet drink to watch the locals, a hit of tennis, experiencing the restaurants and cafes on Bennetts Rd or a bike ride/walk along Norman Creek.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
On top of the fantastic amenities, transport and schooling, Norman Park has a fantastic community feel. The Norman Park State School catchment attracts many young families, meaning the children grow up together. It is a true inner city suburb that has so much to offer.