8.3 out of 10


Ranked 148th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8583501389929 138.516000329902
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Mar 14, 2020

"Grew up here but moved to Eastern Suburbs and then moved back"

I grew up in Queen Street Alberton as a child. Later I bought my first property in Hyde Park but hated living in the area - people just arent as friendly as Alberton. Circumstances changed for me and I eventually bought my family home here in Alberton and I just love it. The neighbours are great and the wide tree lined streets and best of all I can leave my car at home (I hate driving) as the train or bus so close by. Shopping here has improved with St Clair which I can walk to, and the new upgraded Port Canal. Of course you still get the 'interesting' people in the area - but it all makes for diversity and adds to the culture. It was what I hated about living in Hyde Park - everyone seemed to have massive cars and so worried about being broken into. I have never had any issues here although had a couple of weirdos hanging around. I catch the train to work and everyone at the station talks to you - we have a couple of supported living accommodation residents catching the train who talk to everyone and I can say everyone looks out for them and ensures they get the train etc - never saw much kindness of that type in the Eastern suburbs. The other thing is that is has kept its beautiful grand homes other councils have allowed these to be developed for infill but Alberton has managed to retain them. I say if you want to live close to the city have a period home within a diverse cultural area then Alberton is your pick.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jan 08, 2019

"Incredibly Community Orientated. Beautiful Heritage Homes."

Some absolutely stunning homes around the suburb. Wide streets laced with Jacarandas & ancient gum trees with a range of stunning heritage / period homes. Great transport links to the city & Port with a real community vibe. A great family neighborhood with a range of parks & public tennis courts etc. Lovely little Cafe "The Pear" just opened up next to the train station too.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Alberton - cheap"

Neighbours very nice
Convenient location
  • Some neighbours were very nice
  • Conveniently located
  • Super handy IGA/post office/pharmacy
  • Noisy

"Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised...I was"

A surprisingly pleasant area to walk around. Alberton has a bad reputation, probably solely because it is home to the working class Port Adelaide Footy Club. But the streets have lovely old gums, are nice and wide with plenty of street parking. I've spent a lot of time down this way at various times. Coming to the oval to play or watch its always looked ok. But having recently gone back after so long, I was surprised how good the vibe was, how safe I felt with my kids. I think this is a great area ready to go boom.

It’s not far from the developing Port Adelaide area with plenty of shops and markets. It’s also an easy drive down Port Road into the city. There are some wonderful shops down at the Port so you should be able to get everything cheaply and of a high quality.

In can get a little busy around Alberton Oval on game days but not as bad as it once was.
I think this is an area to watch, as my last visit I was pleasantly surprised. One for families, dobn't dismiss it because it's Alberton...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Heather Montemayor
Heather Montemayor I agree rulesix a great place to live!
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Unranked Streets in Alberton

Coburg Road

"Between port road and grand Junction"
-34.855660863 138.5162636886
"Quiet the majority of the time, but busy during football season. "
-34.8656158637 138.5177526699

Angas Street

"Very quite and pleasent tree lined street with good community and friendly people. "
-34.8603771086 138.5177390095
"A gorgeous tree lined street"
-34.8567571083 138.5168784056

Caire Street

"Traffic free and tightly held"
-34.85763 138.51743
"A street that overlooks the park"
-34.8554662026 138.5158538773
"Fantastic for the city worker"
-34.8620129389 138.5212633871

Queen Street

"Great street for the family"
-34.8619992785 138.5165915377
"For the footy lover"
-34.86422 138.51721
"Great for the pie lover"
-34.8543802025 138.5139550847

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