Last week, I gave you a short (very short) tour of downtown Norwood. This week, let me give you a quick tour of the north end of Norwood.
I divide the north side of Norwood into two, the Dale Road area and Indian Mound, or the scuzzy side and the spiffy side. Full disclosure, I do live in the Dale Road section. It’s not that bad, but it must have been the budget subdivision. The yards are small, about 33 feet by 100 feet, with houses that are about 1100-1300 square feet. There’s lots of rental property, either two families or single family, which are harder to spot.
In the middle of Dale Road is the Dale Road Drive-through. I’ve never been comfortable with driving through an establishment to get my beer. What if they don’t have the right beer? I feel like you’re on the spot, with no way to leave if something’s not quite right.
After you get your beer, you can buy a car at Alford Motors. Job + downpayment equals car! There isn’t a big selection though.
The Indian Mound section of Norwood is a very nice neighborhood with an interesting mix of houses, some built in the 20s and others that are more recent, maybe the 40s. Indian Mound is also home to the infamous Norwood Indian Mound. Also, at the very top of the hill are two water towers. Back in the day, folks would make a day of coming to the towers and climbing the stairs (no longer there) to the top of the towers and taking a look at the vista.
The view was probably better then.
I think the Indian Mound part of town is the best bet for a date. You can go to the Norwood Suds and Duds and get your clothes cleaned and then head to Mound Cafe for more beer and a burger!
Next week, we head down to the south side of Norwood!