Rich in pride, tradition and heritage, the City of Norwood has long thrived as an independent community nestled in the heart of the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Occupying a land area of just over three square miles, Norwood has been blessed with a strategic central location, excellent transportation accessibility, a diverse economic base and a strong sense of community.
In 2012 the City of Norwood achieved national recognition for the third year in a row as one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People because of their commitment to provide every young person with a healthy start. This recognition highlights the hard work of many families, programs and organizations that care deeply about the positive outcomes for young people in Norwood.
Since its founding in 1888, Norwood has grown into a center for commerce and industry proudly serving as a birthplace and home for over 800 office, manufacturing, service and retail businesses. Norwood’s distinction as an independent community in the center of a major metropolitan area continues to offer a unique blend of advantages for the residents and businesses that have found their home in the City of Norwood.
The Norwood Chamber of Commerce was established in 1957 and continues to promote Norwood businesses. It is a great place to live, work, shop, play and grow. We welcome everyone to visit the City of Norwood which is known as the Gem of the Highlands.