6.7 out of 10

Grant Ave, Rose Park

Ranked 1st best street in Rose Park
-34.9319848118 138.6312840742
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Close to the City with everything at hand."

Rose Park is such a tightly held suburb that, while Grant Avenue may not be the best or most quietest street, most people don't care!

Rose Park is a Historical Conservation Zone (HC1) so there's no longer any subdivisions allowed or demolishing of old houses. Because of this, the streets haven't changed much and there is an air of the old, green leafy suburb that has been lost elsewhere.

Grant Avenue is the collector road for Rose Park and as such, carries a lot of cut through traffic from the local area as locals try and avoid the Brittania roundabout. It also has a bus route - 143 - which goes from Beumont to the City and generally changes to the 155 and heads out to Port Adelaide. The City end of Grant Avenue is restricted to Residential Permit parking only due to the Clipsal 500 and the restaurant (Urban) located in the old Queen Victoria Hospital (now a high rise apartment complex).

Grant Avenue has the Rose Park Primary School located on it. This is a nice, small Public school. Loreto Girls School is located at the top of Grant Avenue on Portrush Road and there is easy access to other Private Schools such as Prince Alfred College, St Peters College, CBC in the City and many others. There are a few local High Schools including Marryatville HS and Glenunga International High School.

Shopping is varied around the place. Locally, the Dulwich shops are a short walk around the corner. The Parade Norwood is also within walking distance as well as Burnside Shopping Village. Both of these later locations are generally the main shopping options (although Foodland is located at Frewville).

Just down the road is the Victoria Park Race Course - this is the major park area near Rose Park - it's the place to walk your dog, jog, ride your bike or play sport. About a 30-40 minute walk is the City and many locals prefer to walk or bus it into the City for work.

Recently, there has been an increase in 'young' families moving into the area as the traditional older population move on. This is injecting a more vibrant feeling into the area but Grant Avenue has generally always had a good mix of population.

The local Council is Burnside and rates are not cheap - $2000 plus pa. This also sees high utilities in general and the overall cost of living is quite high. This has caused issues in the past for those that have been living in the area before the property boom and many 'locals' have moved to other areas in search of more affordable living.

Grant Avenue is wired with Telstra Cable - this gives you access to BigPond Cable internet and FOXTEL. Mains Gas is available also.

It is a beautiful place to live. Generally quite and so convenient to everything. Regrettably, it's difficult to manage living in the area on the average income that once was enough - it's fast becoming elitist and restricted to executive residences.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Pretty Cosy Home"

A quiet friendly street in a centrally located neighbourhood close to shops, parks, schools, restaurants, hospitals, bus routes and the city.
Pros
  • Never had trouble parking
  • Other homes look well cared for
  • Have spoken to neighbours and they seem friendly
Cons
  • Sometimes turning out of connector streets onto main roads can take a little time
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to town but.."

Very close to town, I enjoyed living here. But many drivers use it as a route to avoid the Britannia roundabout so for a street that's meant to be quiet it is busy. Plus a lot of cars seemed to get stolen (only ones parked on the street) during the 3 years we lived there. And during clipsal it is a nightmare, cars, hoons bogans terrible - unless of course you are into the Clipsal and I guess you could walk there!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Grant Ave

3.5/5
"Close to the City with everything at hand."
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