7.2 out of 10

Marion

Ranked 197th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-35.0046913849392 138.552165793798
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

1/5
Oct 07, 2017

"No to pop up lady in westfield"

Visited Marion on Saturday 7th October was quite disappointing as there was a pop up section and I overheard the owner raising her voice and being quite rude to customers maybe Westfield should be more selective when allowing people to represent their shopping centre I won't be back and I believe in treating tenants with respect and customers at that I won't be back!
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Marion. A great place and yet so central only 20 minutes to the CBD!"

Pros
  • Beautiful, clean, safe, quiet, and friendly suburb.
  • Peacefull
  • Westfield Marion
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"has verything"

Marion has everything within easy access. Marion shopping centre and public transport hub nearby, with beaches and hills within short drive, upcoming health centre and first class state aquatic centre to name a few all make life easy and full of fun.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A suburb with a lot to offer but some work to do."

Marion is not an attractive area but it has a lot to offer. Just about every street I have seen in Marion lacks the trees lining the road, someone simply forgot all those years ago. Sure there are some majestic gums around but from what I've seen Marion lacks that green feel.

The roads are wide and the blocks are a good size. There are also a good number of units and townhouses in the area so there is a bit for everyone. Although, given its proximity to Marion Centre it is slightly overpriced in the area in my opinion.

Marion Centre, in nearby Oaklands Park, offers everything you could need, from shops, to great places to eat and some good night spots and a big cinema. Marion Centre is the best suburban shopping centre in Adelaide.

It is a short trip to the beaches, including Glenelg and with MarionCcentre a public transport hub it’s easy to get around. There is a frequent bus that runs across to Flinders University. The buses into the city and to Flinders run often and on time. Marion almost has it all.

However, you do pay for what you get; it is usually much more expensive than the surrounding areas.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A great spot for shopping, university and the beach"

A huge suburb situated about 25 minutes to the south of Adelaide, Marion is centred around the enormous Westfield Shopping Mall.

Offering a wide range of shops, fast food restaurants, cinemas and bars, Marion is an entirely self-sufficient suburb. There is the Flinders Hospital (both public and private), a number of nearby primary and secondary schools, and many sports facilities including a swimming centre, oval and tennis courts.

Marion is a great spot for Flinders University students to be based, with the university just a 5 minute drive away.

Housing in the area is relatively cheap compared to those suburbs closer to the Adelaide CBD. However the CBD can easily be reached by frequent train and bus services. Another great benefit of this location is the proximity to the beach – just a 5 minute drive and you’ll be on the sand.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Marion

Brian Street

3.5/5
"Close to Westminster school"
-35.0021479301 138.5560017292
"A dogleg street running down from Oaklands Road"
-34.99723 138.55121

Stroma Road

3.5/5
"Parallel to Marion Road close to Westminster school"
-35.00043 138.55647
"Runs along Resthaven Home and St Annes School"
-35.01011 138.55514

Marion Road

3.5/5
"A major road with lots of buses, shops and eateries runs down to Sturt Road"
-35.0170992142 138.5588294275
"Quiet cul desac of established residents."
-35.01653 138.55476
"Runs up to Marion Road, opposite a reserve and St Annes School"
-35.009171 138.553151

Tweed Avenue

3.5/5
"A cul de sac running next to Sunrise Christian College"
-35.01508 138.55765

Chapel Lane

3.5/5
"A short street just South of the river"
-35.007308138 138.5531740309
"Parallel to Finniss Street and overlooks Sturt oval"
-35.01527 138.55166