Welcome to Norwood Borough!

Norwood has much to offer its residents and neighbors. There are parks and recreational fields, a good mix of retail, restaurants, and services along Chester Pike and Winona Avenue, and public transportation, including the SEPTA 114 bus line and Wilmington/Newark regional rail line. Just minutes from I-95 and the Philadelphia International Airport, our vibrant community combines the best of Delaware County in a 540-acre family-oriented, tree-lined package.

Founded in 1873 by John Cochran, a realtor from Chester, the name comes from the book Norwood or Village life in New England, written by Henry Ward Beecher in 1868. Norwood was incorporated as a Borough on November 6, 1893 out of area formerly part of Ridley Township.

Norwood Borough Council Members
Norwood Borough Council Members


Upcoming Caucus and Council Meeting Dates:

Caucus (Wednesdays at 7pm): March 20th
Council (Mondays at 7pm): March 25th

Unless indicated otherwise, all meetings are held at Borough Hall.



Energy Efficient Street Lighting Project

Street Lighting Project

Norwood is embarking on a project to install new energy efficient street lighting to benefit our borough. We have contracted with Energy Systems Group. In the near future you may notice a pilot program in the works, but the actual construction should start in May or June. We are coordinating with Norwood Parks and Recreation Board and Norwood Athletic Club to avoid scheduling conflicts with various events throughout the borough. When the time comes, the Code Red phone call system will be used to alert the various neighborhoods, so you’ll know when to move cars and make other logistical arrangements. We thank you in advance for your patience, and look forward to this energy-saving project.