Northwood includes many smaller neighbourhoods, such as Edgewater Park, the southernmost third which is located between Arthur Street and the Neebing River; College Park, the part of Northwood generally north of James Street, and Mountview, the area between the two.
Northwood is home to two secondary schools. Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate & Vocational Institute are located beside each other at the corner of Edward St and Churchill Drive. Confederation College is located in the area.
Parks include Chapples Park, the Thunder Bay Soroptimist International Friendship Garden, and the Neebing Watercourse Preserve. Smaller local parks are located throughout the ward.