Croydon, SA 5008

4.4(7 reviews)

Ranked 119th best suburb by locals in Adelaide (Greater) Region, SA

Great for

  • Internet access
  • Public transport
  • Parks and recreation
  • Eating out
  • Neighbourly spirit

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families With Kids
  • Singles
  • Fashion Conscious
  • LGBTQ+

Reviews of Croydon, SA

7th August 2020

"Perfect spot for anyone!"

Fantastic spot for anyone including families. Properties with large blocks and access to fantastic eateries through Elizabeth/Queen Street.

You are only 10-20 minutes from the CBD & Beach with fantastic public transport options readily available.

Pan Katranis - Sales Agent Bowden

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"A lot has obviously changed since those last reviews!"

I'm not sure how old some of the other reviews are (this one's late 2019) but the Croydon I live in bears no resemblance to some of the ones other reviewers have spoken about. I've lived here five years and have never seen any drug paraphernalia or similar. The suburb (and neighbouring West Croydon) have gentrified significantly in the last 10-15 years, with lots of the older residents departing and new young professionals families taking their place, attracted to the beautiful heritage housing stock, great cafe strip, lovely parks and proximity to public transport and the CBD. House prices have subsequently increased quite a lot but there are still some bargains to be had if you're willing to roll up your sleeves and renovate.

I couldn't think of a nicer place to bring up a family - this city-fringe heritage suburb is on track to become the next Unley in my opinion.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Lived here all my life"

Croydon has always been a great area but unfortunately lately alot of drug addicts have moved in and I have been finding needles and drug rubbish on the footpaths. Croydon is fantanstic for hipsters and alternative people with queen st full of different cafes and various shops

Great for

  • Great Shops
  • Close to transport

Not great for

  • Drug rubbish everywhere
  • High crime

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Not a very nice area to live..."

Great for

  • Nothing

Not great for

  • High crime

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"A tightly held suburb"

I feel a little smug when walking around Croydon knowing that I own a property here. The houses are beautiful and historical, Queen St attracts customers from all over Adelaide, we have nice parks and shopping is a breeze at either Foodland or Welland Plaza. A concert at the Gov or the Entertainment Centre or a soccer match at Hindmarsh Stadium - all minutes away.

It is a beautiful neighbourhood to walk in, with beautiful trees, quiet streets and lovely homes as a backdrop. Neighbours say hi when prompted but tend to keep to themselves.

Getting out onto South Rd can be painful at the best of times. Alternatively there is the train. It is so convenient having the train station so close and then a quick 6 minute ride and you are in the city.

It is truly a charming location only minutes from the city and just a little further to the beach.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Rentals in Croydon

"excelllent suburb full of life"

have lived here all my life just about would not want to live any where else.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Quirky Croydon"

Archetypical old Adelaide suburb on the inner industrial side of the city. Just 5 kms out of town. Not a domitory suburb but a real mix, even though the few factories and warehouses have all but disappeared. Multicultural - Italian and Greek, then Vietnamese and now African and other refugees. You'll still see packs of elderly Italian people going for an evening stroll on hot summers nights - no doubt fondly reflecting on thier post-war lives in the new country (and perhaps longing to see Italy once more while they still can).

The area has its fair share of high income rennovators who have been attracted by the generous sprinkling of prestige old homes of yesteryear located in "Croydon proper" and parts of West Croydon. Croydon boasts some great rennovations. Infill hasn't gone crazy with lots of residents holding on to their big back yards.

Architecture is a mix of 1900s villa's and 1920s bungalows. The orginal village was surrounded by grain fields and pastures with dairies remaining in the area well into the 1920s and 1930s.

Its past boasted the Croydon village in Queen and Elizabeth streets. It's now revived with a couple of cafes and retailers and even a fitness studio. It's a tiny and intimate little precinct with a great feel - it's probably one of Adelaide's most sublime spots. You still get the feel of the economic struggle that has characterised this quintessential working class suburb throughout its life. The old shops in the street, boasting cheap rents, have incubated many a young business hopefull's dreams of grandeur.

You get the sense - in its early days - the residents of Croydon looked down on the neighbouring suburb of now-trendy post-industrial Brompton/Bowden as its "slummy" poor cousin.

Rostetta Street subway is a heritage feature. In the old days this was a major recreation of the bored local lads - riding their bikes up and down (the old world equivalent of today's skate bowl).

Today the area is set to boom with the inner west being revived yet again by the establishment of the new government led Transport Oriented Developments adjacent to the rail corridor that runs right through Croydon. It's near trendy Brompton, and facility rich Hindmarsh and North Adelaide, not far from the CBD, and is transport friendly.

Its almost certain that its lack of resaturants will soon be made good.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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