7.7 out of 10

Crafers West

Ranked 178th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.9928874498425 138.659892730057
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Dec 17, 2017

"Quiet, private and animal lovers paradise"

Heath Rd is a small, sparsely populated street that is just perfect. Fantastic views of the mountains and lots of birdlife, kangaroos, koalas and rabbits. We even had a pair of peacocks walking down the road.

Not a lot of local places to eat, but the crafers hotel is in walking distance as is Stirling for your local shops/pub.

Traffic is minimal and owners seem respectfully and polite.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Dec 15, 2017

"Bogans and Busybodies abound."

If you are a private person who enjoys peace and quiet and values their privacy this is not the street for you. Every-one including people who you have never met know all about you thanks to street reporters we call 'Reuters' and 'News Of The World'. Expect a visit within days of moving in so they can update their spreadsheets.
Cars, letterboxes, Council signs and even Christmas decorations on front fences have been vandalized over the years.
Bogans rev their toys and blast their music at any old hour.
Expect to be tailgated regularly and nearly wiped out on the narrow road by some of the hoons (the speed limit is 50kph not 50mph) who don't understand what a white line means - yes you are not supposed to straddle it.
And don't forget the annual ritual where you will be expected to stand at 7.30 am on Christmas Day, pay your money and have a cup of coffee with the clown who has spent the last 12 months tailgating you.
The fire risk is extreme, a fact that is not appreciated by all. Emmet Road is a 2.5 km dead end road with probably 80 homes. A fire from the E/NE would cause havoc if the road was blocked for whatever reason.
Finally remember to walk with your back to traffic, walk on the road and wear dark clothing especially at night.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The greatest place in Adelaide"

After 25 years, this is still heaven! You can live in a beautiful bushland setting, with amazing wildlife - and only 20 minutes to the city!! Overseas visitors just cannot believe it. Yes, its a bit cold in winter but most houses are set up for it - log fires, glass of wine etc etc. And, unlike other areas in SA, this a place where you truly get four seasons - each one spectacular in its own way. Stirling is nearby (we walk there - although its a long, but beautiful walk through bush trails) with great restaurants and the best pub in the hills plus all the usual 'big city' conveniences. Excellent primary and secondary schools are close by.
People always ask me about bushfires but the risk is vastly overstated. Statistics tell it all - the last bushfire in Crafers West was 1954! And since then, the Freeway has been built which provides an additional 'fire break' (fires come from the north, driven by hot northerly winds) for the area. But, like anywhere, simple precautions are needed - such as not lighting fires on a severe fire risk day!
We moved from Norwood and would never leave here - crime is virtually unheard of (I cant remember the last time we even locked our doors when going out) and there is a real sense of community. Unlike many city suburbs these days, you know your neighbours here! Our kids grew up here and, although now adult and living interstate, they cant wait to come home to what the desribe as the 'best place in the world'. We agree!
Pros
  • Country life but close to the city
Cons
  • Strangely enough, its hilly - but it IS in the Hills! So mobility impaired people might have a problem
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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 2/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful, quiet and secure"

Heath Road, unlike much of Crafers West, is a short walk to public transport or only about twenty minutes into the centre of the city by car. It is a no-through road currently attracting new residents (three building projects are under way). All of the residents enjoy uninterrupted valley views and the wildlife includes koalas, echidnas, kangaroos and numerous species of cockatoos and finches. It is a short healthy walk to Crafers or Stirling. St Catherine's and the Crafers Primary schools are nearby. Despite the proximity of the Freeway and the Adelaide-Melbourne rail line, it is unusual to hear any traffic. Not all the homes on Heath Road are connected to mains water and residents would be unwise not to have a well planned bush fire strategy. None of the homes are connected to a sewer system.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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archiexx Fantastic if you like to wake up to freight trains every half hour
2yrs+
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archiexx FREIGHT TRAIN NOISE ??????
2yrs+
D B
D B Wyd? Never heard a peep of a train in five years !
Dec 17, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
2yrs+

"There's no where like it on Earth"

I challenge anyone to come up with another locality in Australia where you can live on 23 acres of open space and native woodland with kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and close to 100 species of birds 10kms out and still only 20 mins from a city centre with over 1 million people. With the freeway bypassing this area 10 years ago it has vastly improved the local ambience while improving the access to Adelaide. Being under the strict guidlines of the Adelaide Hills Face Zoning, what you see is what you get... a very discrete number of houses in a semi-rural and natural bushalnd setting.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Crafers West

1

Princes Avenue

1.5/5
"Another great hills street"
-35.0129430441 138.6892040784
2

Emmett Road

1/5
"Neighbours at War - Bushfire Risk"
-34.99063 138.67487

Unranked Streets in Crafers West

"Quiet no through road - perfect for kids!"
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"One of the greatest roads to physically drive in South Australia"
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