6.6 out of 10

Elizabeth

Ranked 212nd best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.7207845006896 138.670604932237
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 29, 2017

"Will become adelaides second biggest cbd within 5-10 years"

Ignore all the negativity out there,billions of dollars being spent on infrastructure, elizabeth will be transformed into a cbd creating thousands of new jobs during & after construction,also google playford alive its a new estate going up in the fringe suburbs of davoren park & munno para, housing is very affordable & public transport is excellent.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 So youre saying that Im going to go visit Elizabeth as Adelaides second CBD? No wonder why, its second-class.
Nov 24, 2017
mickm7
mickm7 You sound like a funny guy mate
U should be a comedian
Nov 24, 2017
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Why do I need to be a comedian to state the obvious?
Nov 24, 2017
mickm7
mickm7 U really are a tosser lol
Nov 24, 2017
realityb
realityb You say there will be billions invested into Elizabeth and surrounding suburbs. Im not surprised as Holden's has closed, and other manufacturers have also closed down so the option for the government was borrow billions to create jobs in the northern suburbs or let the northern suburbs turn into a version of Detroit and we know how bad that City has become. So investing billions means us tax payers and people who own property again foot the bill for mismanagement of governments. The IMF will love this state borrowing money I assure you.
Apr 04, 2018
mickm7
mickm7 Holden closing has nothing to do with it, the land has since been sold & will be redevoled & u guessed it will create new jobs, the main reason is population growth, its predicted that adelaide population will be more than 2 million by 2030 & they simply can't have 2 million people going to the city every day for work so places like Elizabeth has been identified to take the pressure off the cbd
Apr 04, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Why cant they turn the south into a CBD too? Of course, we have to feel sorry for the Elizabethians. Why should the people living south have to drive all the way down into the CBD as well when they could take the pressure off the Adelaide CBD too?

Either way, the south is dramatically changing too. Lets just wait and see what will happen when the billions of money the government has put into Elizabeth areas will completely fail again.
Apr 05, 2018
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Feb 05, 2017

"Considered the 'Bronx' of Adelaide"

Elizabeth is a northern suburb located 40 minutes out of Adelaide. Now, there is quite a few things to briefly discuss and most of them won't be positive. Actually, there rarely is something nice going on here.

Elizabeth is known for its reputation for having a very high crime rate, with lots of assaults and murders going on here. This is a place you would expect to hear some sort of crime happening on the news almost every day. The area itself stands out as filthy, appalling and even extremely embarrassing for the Adelaide Metro residents if tourists "decide" to visit. Elizabeth, including most of its surrounding areas like Davoren Park, Andrews Farm, Smithfield and some parts of Salisbury and Munno Para, etc, is a dump.

People, mostly local residents, in Elizabeth are very unfriendly and unapproachable and if you would visit this place or if you need to for whatever reason like I did, you would understand why. They are embarrassingly dressed. Nicely dressed for these people is an extremely rare sight but, I must admit, that there are quite a few nicely dressed people in the area (this is based on experience after having visited the Elizabeth City Centre once and wouldn't have the gore to go back).

Let's talk about amenities. Elizabeth has somewhat of good shopping options, including the major shopping centres in the area like Elizabeth City Centre and Munno Para Mall (also been here once as well), which probably (at Munno Para Mall) have slightly more decently-dressed and approachable people but still the same ferals and unnaproachable and unfriendly people, as you would expect. Elizabeth has terrible nightlife and so do most of the surrounding areas, so if your willing to drive 40 minutes into the city/beach for nightlife, it is so worth it. It also gets you far, far away from the ghettos, ferals, alcoholics and drunkned neighbours and streets of the night at Elizabeth. Parks and recreational facilities are often nice and they are quite wide and spread out around the area but, once again, ferals of the area dampening a family/kids fun time. Public transportation, however, is good with buses frequently running into Elizabeth and back into the city and vice-versa.

Schools and childcares in Elizabeth is *probably* (I never said it will be) going to be one of the worst educational experiences for your child. But if you do consider moving here and getting an education, a large proportion of schools include Craigmore South School (Craigmore), Salisbury High School (Salisbury North), Trinity College Gawler (Evanston South), Tyndale Christian School (Salisbury East), or, but a pretty bad decision as this school is notorious for, as Google Reviews say, "disorganisation and dramas", Hope Christian School (Craigmore). Trinity College Gawler at Evanston South is accordingly going to be your best option, as the staff and teachers are "approachable and warm".

Moving on, let's talk about neighbours. I discussed what the local residents are dressed as, and this pretty much goes for anywhere you go to in Elizabeth. Highly unapproachable, drug-related and can get extremely hostile for anything you do. Burnouts and hoons are too common here, with cars screaming past your house all hours of the night and loud pumping stereos with loud neighbours high on drugs and fights in the streets? Sure enough, that is enough to put you WAY off. The area is generally not very quiet as well.

Overall, a very depth review of Elizabeth, including that safeness is terrible, neighbours are very strange and hostile (including the local shopper resident), and a good night's sleep every night when you have to wake up at 6:00am the next day will leave you wondering why you never trusted this review in the first place, and as a non-resident, my experience of coming here for a day due to rebuilding my new home is enough seen for me to write this review. And while there really is nothing personally good about the area, setting the point brutally honestly, Elizabeth is an absolute DUMP.
Pros
  • Parks and recration
  • Cheap living
  • Wide open spaces
  • Zilch
  • Zippo
Cons
  • Local residents are rude, unfriendly and hostile
  • Schools have bad reputations in and around this area
  • 12 hours of the night right through until 7am, NO SLEEP AT ALL
  • Assaults and breakins
  • Burn outs and hoons
  • Drug dealing
  • Just about everything
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
mickm7
mickm7 Wow so negative! Glad u got that off your chest lol
Oct 29, 2017
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Lol haha, well its true in most cases.
Nov 24, 2017
mickm7
mickm7 True in most cases thats because u live there, your there 24/7 are u? U sound like a dribbler mate, go back to your exicting life then
Nov 24, 2017
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Right, now that Ive just realised how sarcastic you were, I dont live at Elizabeth at all. Oh yes I have a very exciting life, not to mention the fact that you have to spell you as U. Nice dribbler right there.

Have a nice day. Well...
Nov 24, 2017
mickm7
mickm7 Talk about stating the obvious
Of course u dont live there so u have no idea, so your opinion of a area dosent really matter
Nov 24, 2017
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Talk about my opinions dont really matter!
I assume you violate other people of their human right to have freedom of expression and opinion without it being overlooked? Because thats a classy person for you....
Nov 24, 2017
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 With it being overlooked*
Nov 24, 2017
mickm7
mickm7 Its not your human right to belittle people who live in a area thats not your cup of tea, i call that arrogance
Nov 24, 2017
robertw11
robertw11 What came first, idiots or education?? We're all born knowing nothing, a blank canvas. These people are a product of their upbringing and environment, it is not their fault.
Education should be the focus, not just bagging people for wearing the wrong gear because you think you know better.
Incidentally, one day in a place to write a "very depth review" (great English btw) as you called it, is not enough.
Feb 19, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Right, so your opinion matters more than mine.
Feb 19, 2018
Soundchain
Soundchain The only thing I agree with is the Hoon drivers... everything else can be witnessed in many Adelaide suburbs.
we're also some of the nicest people because we're not snobs... like some people from other areas perhaps ;)
Feb 19, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Ive lived in the inner north all of my life and have had to work at Elizabeth, Smithfield, etc. First of all, that does not make me a snob (I didnt appreciate that) and second of all, means Ive had a PLENTY of time down there to come to the conclusion it is and still is a scary place.
And oh no, no way. You dont hear the stuff that goes on in Elizabeth and surrounds pretty much anywhere. Brutally honestly, you can ask anybody that doesnt live beyond Walkley Heights where they would avoid at at cost. Umm Elizabeth. Smithfield, Paralowie, and uh....heaps more unfortunately. Thats the reality, so if you dont like it go somewhere else.
Feb 19, 2018
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1/5
Oct 27, 2016

"N/A"

N/A
nermal1
nermal1 You are 100% Right about everything Caleb.I can't even handle the thought these days of walking through the major shopping mall in that part of town(I still go to Tea Tree Plaza but that's a different thing altogether I live in the Eastern Suburbs but sometimes It's great to have a bit of an escapism from the stuffiness of Burnside Village or Norwood Parade).
2yrs+
JimW2
JimW2 Dude drug dealers and gang members (bikers) dont live in Elizabeth they got more expensive houses have you even been there
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
Sep 20, 2016

"Burnout Central"

Drunk bogans in modified commodores, Do i need to say more?
Pros
  • Cheap living
Cons
  • Assaults and breakins
  • Burn outs and hoons
  • Drug dealing
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Kewl"

Elizabeth is defiantly not a bad place to live. Other place where all the posh people are have to accept not everyone can afford great houses. Im not sure where they hear all the bullshit lies about this place because it really is a great place to live with friendly people.
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Schools
  • Cheap living
  • Parks and gardens
  • Wide open spaces
Cons
  • All the bullshit people talk of it
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
AnnaT1
AnnaT1 Really? Well, how come nearly every night on Channel 7 or 9 news, there's either got a murder, car break-in or house invasions in Elizabeth?
2yrs+
JanHiggins
JanHiggins STOPPED bagging Elizabeth and the Northern Suburbs? We live in the Northern Suburbs and it is fine. We visit Elizabeth shopping centre regularly and the people there are fine, yes you do see some strange sights, but Hell, I have been to Burnside shopping centre and seen some disgusting sights there too. Stop with the outdated stereotyping.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 I'm sorry. I am just giving my honest opinion.
2yrs+
nermal1
nermal1 That's alright AnnaT2.It's a lot worse nowadays.If It weren't sometimes for Needing the Travel Agent or the Bank I would not bother going up that way.Burnside is alright but a little up itself.I am not a fan of how with a few exceptions they have turned that place into a heaven for designer label lovers but a hell for the rest of us who nowadays are forced elsewhere.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Yeah, I know.
2yrs+
JimW2
JimW2 I think you see lots of bad news about Elizabeth because it sell, people love to hear it. It makes them feel better about where they live with their enormous mortgage or high rent. I owe alot to Elizabeth from helping me be empathetic and non-pretentious to giving me the opportunity at 18 to buy a house for $57,000 (2001). Now I live elsewhere but if my financial situation required I would move back in a heartbeat before renting!!! I have seen much worse shops (arndale/kilkenny comes straight to mind)
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Says who that putting Elizabeth on the news everynight will make people "feel better about where they live".?! That's the most outrageous thing I've heard from anyone coming from their own perspective.
Feb 04, 2017
philcrist
philcrist Recommend for beach lovers, trendy and stylish???? DELUSIONAL!! That would be like saying that Port Augusta has a prestine crystal blue lake running through the town, with million dollar views.
Aug 10, 2017
mem5
mem5 I live in Brisbane and I remember seeing on the news about a murder in Elizabeth not so long ago. I might be weird, but it didn't sell the suburb to me I'm glad there are feral people down there too, I was starting to think they all lived in QLD!!!! Although SA feral and QLD feral might be two different things, QLD would probably win
I've never been to Adelaide but I wouldn't mind moving there when my lease is up. I have gathered that Elizabeth and Munno Parra etc aren't great areas so where are the good areas? Is down Morphett Vale way okay? It seems affordable although the affordable houses are old but I'd rather old than bad neighbours! Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
Feb 20, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Hey meme5, sorry for keeping you waiting. Ive just been busy with other things and it kind of gets in the way of things haha.
If youre wanting to move to Adelaide, its a beautiful yet quieter city than most other capitals. But it does have some problems like unemployment but its gerting better.
I could easily from the top of my head tell you the top good and bad areas in the north, south, east and western suburbs so Ill put them into categories for you to help:

North (good)
Walkley Heights
Nailsworth
Northgate
Lightsview
Oakden
Golden Grove/Wynn Vale areas (Modbury can SOMETIMES be dodgy though)
Enfield (it can look ever so slightly dodgy at times but its a nice area and close to the city to knock down and build a new home. Its also pretty safe too)

North (bad):
Prospect and Clearview, but even more so, Blair Athol, can be a little unsafe at times. The absolute no-go zones are Kilburn and anything past Walkley Heights or Pooraka (this one is dodgy though), e.g. Parafield Gardens, Davoren Park, Elizabeth and all surrounds, Paralowie, Salisbury and all surrounds, Smithfield/Smithfield Plains, Munno Para/Munno Para West, Andrews Farm, Blakeview and Craigmore.

South (good) There is so many good ones down south but Ill tell you in a nutshell:
Pasadena
Panorama
Goodwood
Cumberland Park
Westbourne Park
Brighton
St Marys
Hallett Cove
Flagstaff Hill
Sheidow Park
Port Noarlunga
Seaford and surrounds
Moana
Sellicks Beach
Aldinga Beach

South (bad)
Huntfield Heights
Christie Downs
Hackham West
Compared to the north which is riddled with bad areas, this is pretty much all the areas down south you should avoid!

West (good)
West Lakes
West Lakes Shore
North Glenelg
Grange
Southern part of Seaton
Semaphore Park
Thebarton
Henley Beach
Lockleys
Fulham Gardens
Flinders Park
Findon

West (bad)
Northern part of Seaton
Semaphore
Port Adelaide
Taperoo
Athol Park
Ferryden Park
Mansfield Park
Parts of Croydon/Croydon Park
Woodville North

East (good)
Campbelltown
Dernancourt
Athelstone
Burnside and surrounds (if you can afford it)
Aldgate
Norwood
Newton

East (bad)
Im not too sure with bad areas in the east because its a smaller geographical location compared to north, south and east but I would assume Norwood would also be a bit unsafe because of how busy it gets there. I remember going several times on The Parade on a Saturday night and saw drunks walking the streets, hoons and bogans even but I guess these would be the type of things that happen in the other bad areas too so Im unfamiliar with the east.

So yeah this is pretty much the simplest way I can help you out by providing some info about the suburbs. If youre curious in any of the areas here Im more than happy to help out! Also sorry for the veeery long comment haha!
Feb 21, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Also, I apologise for the messy structure. I had done them in a paragraph structure to make it more easier to read but obviously it didnt turn out that way when I posted the comment.
Feb 21, 2018
mem5
mem5 Wow!! that was a reply and a half! Thanks so much!! I like that Adelaide is quieter, I could never live somewhere like Sydney or Melbourne. I'll check out the houses around the good suburbs you've mentioned, probably not Burnside by the sounds of it though hahah also if you have any suggestions on good schools? Ideally I would like to send my son to a Christian or Lutheran school so do you happen to know which ones have good reputations? He is in year 3.

Thanks again for your help. You went above and beyond!!!
Feb 21, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Youre more than welcome! Its a pleasure I could help out. :)
And also the comment where I said it was a messy structure now is in the structure I had done it in, just needed to refresh the page thats all haha.

Yeah I could try and definitely help you out with schools. Would Catholic count as Christian as well? Also, would you prefer north, south, east or west?
Feb 21, 2018
mem5
mem5 Yeah your reply came out fine on my phone!
It doesn't matter which part of Adelaide as since I haven't been there I don't have a preference although I'm kind of turned off the North so far haha No Catholic schools (I'm not Catholic ;)) And preferably a primary/secondary school as he is already on his third school so I don't want to change him to another primary school only for him to have to change schools again for high school.

Thank you!!
Feb 22, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Oh ok, sorry I thought that Catholicism and Christianity were both kind of the same thing. I apologise for that.

Ill just catergorise the schools in the same way I did with the suburbs. Of course no school is absolutely perfecf but these are the schools Ive heard are good.

North:
Golden Grove Lutheran School (Wynn Vale) R-7, Co-ed.
Pedare Christian College (Golden Grove) R-12, Co-ed
St Paul Lutheran School (Blair Athol) R-12, Co-ed

Thats pretty much all Ive heard about good Christian and Lutheran schools in the north. Most of the schools there dont have really great reputations but these schools are probably your best bet there.

South:
Our Saviour Lutheran Christian School (Aberfoyle Park) R-7, Co-ed
Prescott Primary School Southern (Morphet Vale) R-7, Co-ed
St Johns Grammar School (Belair) ELC-12, Co-ed
St Peters Lutheran School Blackwood (Blackwood) R-7, Co-ed
Sunrise Christian School - Marion Campus (Marion) R-12, Co-ed
Tatachilla Lutheran School (McLaren Vale) R-12, Co-ed
Woodcraft College (Morphett Vale) R-12, Co-ed

More of a variety down south AND its not just in the inner areas like the north because schools down north have more of a bad reputation compared to the south.

East:
Prince Alfred College (Kent Town) R-12, All-boys
St. Michaels Lutheran Primary School (Hahndorf), R-7, Co-ed
Waikerie Lutheran Primary School (Waikerie), R-7, Co-ed

Unfortunately the eastern suburbs dont really specialise in providing Lutheran or Christian schools as most of the schools around here are Catholic, possibly due to the large Italian population that live here.

West:
Immanuel College (Novar Gardens) ELC-12, Co-ed
Tabour Christian College (South Plympton) R-12, Co-ed

And unfortunately same goes to the west too. Although theres a mixture of a large Italian/Greek population here, its just always been that the western suburbs dont have a lot of Christian or Lutheran schools either.

I really hope this helps!! Feel free to ask me anything and Ill try and help you out further! :)
PS: Apologies for commenting late again, got busy again.
Feb 22, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Sorry for same spelling errors as well.
Feb 22, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
Feb 22, 2018
mem5
mem5 That's amazing. Thanks so much! I think I have all the information I need for now. You've been great, I appreciate it very much.
Feb 23, 2018
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Im glad to hear that! And youre more than welcome! If youd like any other assistance, Id be more than happy to help! Happy house hunting (when the times comes haha)! :)
Feb 23, 2018
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The heart of the north"

Elizabeth with it's low price of living and the vast range of amenities and services available make it both a good choice for living and for investing. Elizabeth Shopping Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in Adelaide and there are also numerous other amenities in the area. Home to the mighty Central Districts Football Club the area has a very strong following for football and this is obvious when you drive past the many schools in the area and you see all the footballs flying around.
Pros
  • Cheap living
  • Parks and gardens
  • Wide open spaces
Cons
  • Some government housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
nermal1
nermal1 It's unusual I mention this but the price one pays for a house in Elizabeth today used to get something in the inner city.I remember as a kid My Mother taking me to see a Home in North Adelaide and they wanted $155,000 for it.Today It would be worth close to a Million Dollars.There are most likely other examples I could use.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Elizabeth - The goods and the bads"

Before I moved from Elizabeth with my partner I had lived there for fifteen years. I grew up there as child and experienced school life and up until my twenties there... There is alot about Elizabeth that is not all that fantastic as other people have stated in thier reviews. Elizabeth is a massive suburb where some areas are less desired than others. I lived in Elizabeth Grove and enjoyed myself there and found it a nice place to live, yes there is a higher crime rate then other suburbs in Adelaide and alot of people that live there are in Housing Trust Homes. I dont think i'd go walking around after dark but you know what I wouldnt do that any in other suburb either.

The main shopping centre in Elizabeth is handy and has two supermarkets (Coles and Woolies), there is also a Myer, Target and Big W and lots of clothes stores if you want to have a browse. Munno Para shopping centre is pretty close to for Bunnings, Fantasic Furniture and Harvey Normans. Obviously when you're in a suburb with low income earners they are going to be at the shops, sometimes you think oh dear god when you see some people but to tell you the truth there are more well dressed and nice people around than 'bogans'.

I find Elizabeth mostly clean but in some places it is not. Street cleanliness varies from one street to the other, there are some areas in Elizabeth that i would avoid myself and would not go out of my way to go for a walk. Living is fairly cheap in Elizabeth and for families who are not that well off and want to buy thier own home there is alot of nice houses waiting to be snapped up, I've always thought about buying a little house in Elizabeth North, some are very nice.

There was never alot of noise around out neighbourhood but I cant speak for other areas because I only ever lived in the one house, I suppose it depends on what road you live on and who lives around you. But generally I think everythings pretty quiet. I havent ever had anything happen to me in Elizabeth but have been yelled at a few times by randoms but be cautious because there is more crime in this area and things do happen. Our house had never been broken into or robbed, we have a dog which has never had anything happen to her.

I dont want to go on too long and ramble but I think people only focus alot on what they hear about Elizabeth, if you do intend to buy property here make sure you get a feel for the area and who lives around. Good luck.
Pros
  • Cheap living
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
JimW2
JimW2 So honest I livedin The Grove for 12 years and grew up in the Vale
2yrs+
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1/5
2yrs+

"Not a nice place to live."

Very bad for crime and unemployment. Every time you listen to the news, there's always something bad happening in the area. Salisbury and the surrounding suburbs are much the same. Bad, bad and bad. It never changes. Sad.
Pros
  • Cheap living
  • Zilch
  • Zippo
Cons
  • Assaults and breakins
  • Burn outs and hoons
  • Drug dealing
  • Just about everything
Recommended for
  • Singles
nermal1
nermal1 I agree.We moved house as a result of what you have mentioned MerryJane.There's always something about the North either on the News or in the Papers.There's nothing good about the area.I even started going to Burnside Village every so often on weekends just to escape the Bogans and Ferals that ruin the local malls up that way.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A relaxed but growing city with friendly locals and all the services you need"

I've lived here for nearly ten years and have had a really positive experience. No trouble from the street and friendly neighbors who help us out when we go away by bringing our bins in, checking the mail, and keeping an eye on the house. The street is really nice lined with jacarandas that give a beautiful purple display in November and we have all underground power lines so it's very nice. It's 20 minutes to the city or beach so we have the best of both worlds. With an awesome shopping centre nearby, doctors rooms, large heated pools, library, theatre, cinema and restaurants I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Pros
  • Cheap living
  • Wide open spaces
  • Parks and gardens
Cons
  • Needs new gutters
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
nermal1
nermal1 All well and good if you work there and live in some nice Eastern Suburb somewhere but otherwise It's a Hole.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Melbourne and Brisbane suburbs are a lot worse.
2yrs+
glennf2
glennf2 I grew up in multi ethnic Auckland, and spent a lot of my time in mainly "brown" South Auckland. However when I visited Elizabeth for the first time, (I have family living in Adelaide) I was genuinely shocked, I thought that parts of South Auckland were unkempt and dirty, but seemed a lot more livable than Elizabeth. To put it mildly, South Auckland could be rough and rugged at the best of times, but it had a strong sense of community. Elizabeth didn't have that same feel.
Nov 23, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A friendly place to live."

Elizabeth is a good location with many facilites to suit all ages. It has a good range of medical centers and the local Lyell McEwin Hospital. The shopping centre is great with a huge variety of shops to choose from. We have been very happy living here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
skyline
skyline how can you say the neighbourly spirit is good? they are ferals who are always committing crimes. yeah, its friendly when your house is getting robbed every week, or maybe you get threatened with a knife every month
2yrs+
North
North There are lots of problems with Elizabeth. Crime, crime, and crime!!!!!
2yrs+
nermal1
nermal1 I agree with you all.I remember years ago waiting for a Bus home on a Thursday Night at the shopping mall and was so scared for my life at Elizabeth Shopping Center to the point I had to run to the Taxi Stand to jump in and get me home.Luckily the driver was a Chinese Man who saved me from the Bus Ride from Hell and the louts who ride the 224 each week.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 I have been to the Elizabeth mall about 3 times now, and already I see a feral or two walking around the centre!
2yrs+
nermal1
nermal1 About Six Years since I last stepped foot into Elizabeth Mall and It feels very uncomfortable.Call me an Elitist if you like but I find the crowd there very off putting.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Very true. I felt the same thing. You say true and wise things, nermal1.
2yrs+
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2/5
2yrs+

"An inexpensive area with fast food restaurants and low cost living"

A sprawling suburb about 30 minutes to the north of Adelaide, Elizabeth has long offered comfortable and inexpensive living with lots of facilities.

The CBD can be accessed easily by frequent trains and buses. The Elizabeth Shopping Centre has a wide range of shops and fast food restaurants, all of the low cost variety. There are a number of recreational activities in the region, including cinemas, the Aquadome (a large swimming complex) and ten pin bowling.

The Lyle McEwin Hospital is also nearby. There are a number of schools, including Elizabeth High School.

The area does have a reasonably high unemployment rate, and so there are a number of facilities to help the long-term unemployed.
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  • Families with kids
awesomekym
awesomekym bullshit there is nothing wrong with Elizabeth
2yrs+
skyline
skyline *everything is wrong with elizabeth so you think 33000 crimes a year is good? and also houses selling for 200,000 dollars is good. the area is terrible and bogan, i actually feel insecure being there
2yrs+
mellyodrahma
mellyodrahma Lol i have lived in elizabeth most of my life as a child and teenager and never had a problem, I went to highschool there and I usto work in elizabeth city centre as a waitress and just wanted to say the bogans you see there are nothing compared to port augusta and whyalla yes there are murder rates and more crime but that happens everywhere in adelaide! I also know people from elizabeth who work hard while they may not be lawyers or doctors or such many work hard to support their families in all honesty i feel you are slagging elizabeth off just because of it being an area of low income earners mind you which also includes people who work in factories or hungry jacks not just the unemployed ever thought of that
2yrs+
mellyodrahma
mellyodrahma from my personal experiences places like Salisbury was alot worse
2yrs+
nermal1
nermal1 Not a bad place to work and that is assuming you live way outside the area.Most of the doctors for instance practise up that way but in reality life in Walkerville,Auldana or St Peters.
2yrs+
AnnaT
AnnaT Elizabeth is a fine place to live stop being so stuck up.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Are you seriously out of your mind? I find Elizabeth to be quite torturous, if you ask me. But, there is one thing: Its DEFINETLY not as bad as some of the other rough suburbs in Melbourne and Brisbane. No way. Those areas in Melbourne and Brisbane are 30 times worse than Elizabeth.
2yrs+
nermal1
nermal1 I can relate to you Anna T2.To be honest the safety of the area is as bad if not worse than Mile End.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Ok, sorry. I wrote that comment late at night, so I was probably writing something random like the review above yours.
2yrs+
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