8.4 out of 10

Mawson Lakes

Ranked 139th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8060161034479 138.60882458007
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Pest Free
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
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Reviews

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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 10, 2017

"I just bought a house in here"

I recently bought a lovely house in Mawson Lakes. I am not originally from the northern suburbs, having lived in North Plympton/ Edwardstown areas. My fiance is from the northern suburbs and had always wanted to live in Mawson Lakes, I was always a bit reluctant. I can say that after being here for 4 months, I absolutely love it and wouldn't pick another suburb! I love the clean streets well-manicured parks/ facilities. You just can't get this any other area, not even the new developments like Lightsview. Anyone who says it is a concrete jungle is not telling the truth, Mawson Lakes has more parks/ playgrounds/ reserves than most established suburbs and is way more green and pretty.

All the neighbours are lovely and it feels like a community, whereas other suburbs you don't get that sense. Mawson Lakes has beautiful eateries, especially the Boatdeck (personal favourite- great food!). I love that the uni is based in Mawson Lakes, as it creates a life and buzz about the place.

Everyone always goes on about having to be 'close' to the city, what for? I don't go in there unless I have too, as with many people, why would I? Everything is within a short drive. By the way, it is very close to the city 13km! If I want to go to the city, Mawson Lakes has great public transport, kind of has too, as the uni is situated here.

Let's face it if you are purchasing a house in Mawson Lakes you need to have a bit of money, as a house is not cheap in here. So for those people providing negative comments about living in here, probably don't have the money too!

A fantastic place to live whether you are single, married, retiree etc...
Pros
  • parks, lakes,
  • Close to shops
  • friendliness
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
  • security
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jan 29, 2017

"Concrete urban jungle"

Surrounded by busy arterial roads and directly in the flight path for a pilot training school featuring thousands of aircraft movements a day!
The incessant buzz of the aircraft can continue from dawn to 11pm as there is no curfew. Being overflown at low altitude every few minutes is seriously a sleep inhibitor. I would imagine that there are areas that are outside the flight path, so choose wisely when you buy. DON'T believe the real estate agent! Check it out for yourself by parking in the street with the car windows down.
Pros
  • parks, lakes,
Cons
  • Internet
  • Mozzies
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
jacquic3
jacquic3 Do you even live here?
Feb 10, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 16, 2016

"Lovely Place to Retire"

The quietest suburb in which to retire, none of these heavy traffic. This suburb boasts a picturesque lake with some birdlife, a tree-lined park with tennis courts, pleasant walks to various eateries and shops, regular buses to city. There's only one major retirement village here and its quality is high standard with nice garden along the quiet Trinity Circuit.
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • parks, lakes,
  • friendliness
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
  • security
Cons
  • No post office nearest is in Pooraka a 5-minute drive.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 04, 2015

"Mawson Lakes"

Apart from the planes tgat fly over and the odd hoon doing screechies at all the roundabouts, mawson lakes is excellent. When your visiting other suburbs your always comparing how incomplete they are.
Mawson lakes is an oasis is a not so oasis like city.
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • parks, lakes,
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
  • security
Cons
  • Mozzies
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"What is not to like about Mawson Lakes? It's awesome!"

Mawson Lakes is a northern suburb situated in the city of Adelaide. The council it is located in is the City of Salisbury. There is more positive than negative about Mawson Lakes. The positive list is that it's 30 - 40 minutes away to and from the city centre. Public transport is rather convenient, with the Mawson Lakes Interchange, where it's an interchange stop for buses to stop and go into the city or out further in the northern suburbs, as far as Gawler (correct me if I'm wrong). House buying in Mawson Lakes is cheap or some houses are even expensive, so in between. Residents in the Mawson Lakes area love to keep their house clean and tidy, with either cleaning their front yard, cutting the lawn, cleaning the house, etc. Probably 97 percent of the residents are very friendly, with people saying hello to you in the street, parklands or along the lake trails. There is a main lake that run through Mawson Lakes. There are also houses lining up along the lake, which looks pretty. As I mentioned 'lake trails', there is a fairly large and wide walking trail along the lake where you can walk along or ride a bike. It looks beautiful at night, though. There are a lot of eateries to choose from along Mawson Lakes Boulevard as well. But the best one is the Mawson Lakes Hotel (Main Street). Check out their website for more information. The suburb is generally very safe with no break-in's, car drive-by shootings or anything else like that. The internet isn't really that great, but there might be something at the shops which makes the internet faster. Parking is good, with quite a few parking spots. Shopping is ok, but not all the best. But who cares?! You've got Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury, and the city. So not really something to argue about. There are some really great parklands in Mawson Lakes, along with playing fields, playgrounds for the kids (they love them!), and long trails for the fit people, adults, bikes, or even an evening stroll.
It's also a very green suburb, as being one of the greenest suburbs in SA, because of no water restrictions. The security of the area is fairly great, with a lot of security cameras around to keep you safe and secure (security cameras aren't in the houses, though!). So, yes. This is my long review about Mawson Lakes. Hope it helps!
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • friendliness
  • parks, lakes,
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
Cons
  • Internet
  • Traffic on Sailsbury Highway, Main North Road is much more beter to head into the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Perfect Place"

I have seen many haters and lovers of this suburbs , but at the end its a personal choice so,

HATERS stay out and shut up if you don't like and can't afford living in this nice, safe and quite suburb.

LOVERS enjoy the beautiful summer nights in cafe's, walking and running with no fear till late or early morning. Best place to raise kids NO JUNKY, NO STATE HOUSES , NO STREET CRIMES
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • friendliness
  • parks, lakes,
  • security
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
Cons
  • Internet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
AnnaT1
AnnaT1 Exactly. The haters are just jealous that they can't afford buying a house in Mawson Lakes, and like to have a go about it!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
2yrs+

"Paradise in the hole that is the northern suburbs"

Pros
  • Close to shops
  • friendliness
  • parks, lakes,
  • security
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
Cons
  • Internet
  • Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5
2yrs+

"Thoughts on Mawson Lakes."

Mawson lakes is a tricky one to judge. Within the establishment it has it's many ups and downs. But do the goods out weigh the bad's ? soon find out!

Many times have I been exposed to Mawson lakes. Ever since i was a little child when mum and dad would go display home hunting in the cascades. As time passed new sections have been built and i take my hat off to them as Mawson lakes is an absolute beautiful modern day neighbourhood. This is due to the man laws the owners must follow, if not followed a fine will be coming your way!

Their are many cafe's, shops and beautiful lakes ( when not dried out ) to look at. Not to mention the world class university facilities ( UNI SA ) and technology center. The locals are friendly and the housing is extremely affordable!.. sounds like a dream right.

Now to the negative.

From Pt Adelaide it takes about 15 minutes to travel to Mawson Lakes so having a normal job in the city or metropolitan areas can be challenging however I hear the transport system is not to bad but who takes a bus these days anyway lol. The second negative is that Mawson lakes is a powerhouse. Literally.. Mawson lakes's power consumption is extremely high due most likely to air-conditioners in the summer as most of the houses are of a cheap build and being in a geographically hotter part of Adelaide this dosent work in its Advantage. You also get planes flying over you daily from Parafield airport and please don't get me started on the mosquitoes you will be encountering if you leave the 4 walls in your house!

Overall Mawson lakes is nifty little up and coming suburb but unfortunately is a little too far away for my liking to Metropolitan Adelaide and I don't think i could substitute the beach for a lake and what not.
If you are looking for affordability and style be my guest you'll love it, but I dont see sustainability in the future as you will be riddled with the negatives!

Just my opinion guys! Go for a drive down to Mawson's and see for yourself !

By Sebastian Cavlov
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • friendliness
  • parks, lakes,
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
Cons
  • Mozzies
  • Hot
  • Dry
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Traffic
  • Traffic on Sailsbury Highway, Main North Road is much more beter to head into the city
Shearwater
Shearwater I live in Mawson Lakes unlike the “Review above” so let me tell you what is TRUE and what is FALSE.

Mawson Lakes development started in 1998 and I have lived here for 6 years and my son has lived here for 10 years in his own home.

NO such thing as ‘fines’ that is rubbish. If you build your home as my son did then you do have to go by some rules like colour bond fencing etc. I bought established so I didn’t have to worry about that stuff.

Mawson Lakes has many lakes and creeks but only the creeks dry out when it doesn’t rain for a while as for the lakes they are always and have always been full of water. (We have recycled water in Mawson Lakes this water is the envy of other suburbs that fills many of our lakes and we use it in our gardens too)

Mawson Lakes is only approx. 13km from the CBD
Port Adelaide is approx. 14.5km from the CBD

If small planes bother you don’t live next to Parafield Airport. This would be the only negative I could come up with. But remember the Airport has been operating since 1955.

Electricity is the same as any other suburb. If you use it lots you will have a high bill because Mawson Lakes has a lot of 4 bedroom large houses air conditioners are probably going to cost you more. e.g. I live in a 4 bedroom home that’s large so my power bill is on the high side (so I got Solar Power problem fixed) as for my son his 4 bedroom is a cottage so he uses considerably less.

Mosquitoes! I have lived in several suburbs in Adelaide in the past 30 years so I can tell you that if you get bitten by mosquitoes in those suburbs its no different.
Mosquitoes love me but don’t even bite my husband, son or daughter if we are sitting outside in our alfresco area. If you are near a creek it may be different but I live on Shearwater Lake and it’s just like living in Modbury.

I think that reviews should be done by locals so that you get a true indication of a suburb. (not people that just drive by)
2yrs+
sebastiancavlov
sebastiancavlov I appreciate your response and the facts you bring forward are pretty strong! my review is just my opinions on how i feel ( as any review ) I'm not getting all technical and what not! You should do a review for yourself if you feel the need to. But thanks for the response nether less!
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Mawson Lakes"

I bought then sold in Mawson Lakes a couple of years ago. I guess I was seduced by the marketing machine that surrounds the place. I think the problem with a lot of these newer master planned places is they're built for profit. That in itself is not a bad thing but I ended up leaving because the blocks tend to be small with a lot of courtyard homes. That doesn't allow for much in the way of garden which in turn gives the impression of being surrounded by built form and makes the place feel hot and oppressive. No front gardens generally doesn't help and makes the streetscape a little dull and austere. The lack of established street trees also adds to the feeling. The fact that all the homes are built within 10 or so years of one another means they are usually similar in style and appearance, which isn't always a bad thing but often is.
Buddha23
Buddha23 Your ratings. - Clean and Green you gave a poor rating are you sure you lived in the suburb cause the last time I looked out my window it stays green all year round because of the recycled water in the area. And as for your poor rating on Doctor's, shops, heaps of parks and public transport your telling porky pies with that too. Not sure you really lived in the suburb Celice.
2yrs+
North
North I know, right! These people don't know what they are saying. Celice is loss, completely!
2yrs+
GavinRogers
GavinRogers How about you respond with some facts and list out what they have missed. As it stands, you only have one medical centre. There is only one Woolies. Not much choice, this is a fact. For 15000 people this is not cool. A lot has been over looked. There is a high rental level, there are high levels of student accommodation. The town houses and houses are built quickly which is an indicator of low quality, made for profit.....
2yrs+
North
North How about you live here and see for yourself what Mawson Lakes is like!
2yrs+
North
North Because, everyone patients runs out, immensely when people they say bad things about Mawson Lakes.
2yrs+
Dodge1
Dodge1 North do you like, own land in Mawson Lakes that you are trying to sell or something? Or are you trying to justify your decision to buy/live in Mawson Lakes, South Australia's Technology Hub, with worse than Country town internet?

There seems to be a lot of blind fanboyism evident in your comments, especially the attacks on people who have posted their opinions, you generally do not see this level of fanboyism in anything except for video game forums.
2yrs+
North
North I am looking for a house in Mawson Lakes.
The reason why I am telling people to change their comments is because, Mawson Lakes is truly a marvelous place to live. This is why, because I've had several friends who still live in the suburb, and they say there is nothing better than Mawson Lakes.

In conclusion, I just want to say to everyone that I am sorry for saying things that people generally have their opinion on, and I want them to change their text. Well now, I do not want them to change their text to a better comment. Sorry. :(
P.S. If you are saying that the internet at Mawson Lakes is worse than country towns, all you need to do is get a Internet set top box, then you will change your mind saying it runs really fast.
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Mawson Lakes. Home to Technology Park!"

Mawson Lakes is a northern to western suburb. It offers a whole range of varieties for everyone to choose from. Mawson Lakes has a lot of eateries to choose from. The point I love about Mawson Lakes is the lakes and parks. They are really well kept and kids love them.
Mawson Lakes is the Greenest in South Australia because of the no water restrictions.
The suburb is home to Technology Park, were their are offices and UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus.
Getting into the city isn't too difficult because, you have the incredible Mawson Lakes Interchange. Buses running bus after bus then either heading up to the northern suburbs or into the CBD. Getting into the city in the mornings on Sailsbury Highway is terrible. Luckily, you have Main North Road to cheer you up. Why this? Because its not that busy on some days.
The friendliness in Mawson Lakes is super friendly! Either in the parks or walking trails along the lakes, you will find that the people here are super friendly, they will be happy to say "Good Day" or "Hello" I find it incredibly safe. The one bad point is the internet. So, you will need to get a internet set top box (I think there not that expensive to buy)
So move to Mawson Lakes and fall in love! Make sure to buy a internet set top box!

P.S: How long does it take from Mawson Lakes to get to the city? Anyone of you can answer that on my question: "How long does it take from Mawson Lakes to get into the city with current traffic?" Thanks.
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • friendliness
  • parks, lakes,
  • security
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
  • No water restrictions
Cons
  • Internet
  • Traffic on Sailsbury Highway, Main North Road is much more beter to head into the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"More than meets the eye"

Everything and more is what you get when you live at Mawson Lakes.

*Recycled water so you can water your garden and wash your car as much as you like whenever you want with no water restrictions.
*Work and live in the same suburb with many companies based at Mawson Lakes.
*Specialty shops with up and coming bigger Woolworths and proposed Big W store.
*Central to City-Beach-Barossa Valley
*3 Huge Lakes
*Interchange Transport Hub
*12 kilometres to the City
*Restaurants
*Retirement Village
*Technology Park
*Dog Park
*26 kilometre network of Hike and Bike trails
*Cafes
*Beach Volleyball Courts
*9 Hole Golf Course
*Canoeing
*Tennis Courts
*Basketball Courts
*Kayaking
*Model Boat Sailing
*BBQ facilities
*Over 100 playgrounds, parks and gardens

What more could you ask for everything is at your finger tips. Wouldn't live anywhere else.
I am not a Realestate Agent I just live on Shearwater Drive, Mawson Lakes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
North
North Now this is 100% full review about how amazing Mawson Lakes is, unlike other people who just think they can talk boo boo to all of us when, really, there just wasting time and spaces in there reviews.
2yrs+
North
North Awesome review, Shearwater!
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Could have been done better....."

I smell a few real estate agents providing too many five star ratings. I have lived in a house and apartment at Mawson Lakes. In terms of recreation, parks, gyms, medical facilities, childcare, public transport and schools, the facilities are excellent. With this in mind, it sounds great for singles, couples and families. I am single but wouldn't raise a family here due to the claustrophobic feel with the neighbouring residences and the small backyards. Yes, there are plenty of parks, but kids need outdoor recreation without parent supervision.

You get what you pay for with internet access and wireless is really the only option for the newer developments. There is a significant lack of shopping with the population outgrowing the current facilities, but the recent stage two approval will see more shopping provided in 18 long months. The express checkout lanes at Woolworths after work get very, very long and should be avoided. If you like getting your haircut there are about six hairdressers but if you like a drink there is only one pub, well, it's a small room within the Mawson Lakes hotel that is favoured by the tradies after work and seems to attract all the undesirables. If you’re looking for a great meal you won't find it in Mawson Lakes, if you’re looking for a quite meal and a wine you won't find it at Mawson Lakes, but if you’re a family looking to go out for a meal then you'll be somewhat spoilt for choice. In summary, nightlife for singles and couples is really non-existent which is surprising due to the large university population.

Someone indicated it is pest free. They sometimes call Mawson Lakes, Mossy Lakes and there is a good reason for that, but only during the summer months. If you’re looking to buy a house or apartment, have a good look over the construction and finish. A lot of the houses/apartments were built on the cheap by developers making a quick dollar. Property is relatively expensive so buyers beware.

Overall, the suburb provides all the facilities for families without the backyard and all the recreation for singles/couples without the nightlife. Hope this provides a more accurate and objective view.

P.S. The main lake is starting to collapse and some sections have been closed off for over 12 months so take caution if buying property close to this area.
North
North How do you know this? See, you're one of the people making up stories so people don't live here!!
I don't believe you at all.
2yrs+
North
North Plus, the lake is finished reconstructing.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • 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+

"Best Suburb"

As seen on A Current Affair 4th November 2011, Property Market's Hidden Gems - Best Suburbs story from the Financial Review Smart Investor Magazine.
Mawson Lakes was the only suburb shown in Adelaide. Now the secret is out, so glad I already live here!
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Mawson Lakes is the best"

I have lived in Mawson Lakes for the last 7 years. It is getting bigger and busier but I find that I like the vibrancy this brings to the neighbourhood. The parks and lakes are just great and I love that they draw lots of people out of their homes. Of an evening there are many many people out and about jogging, walking, pushing prams or having fun with the kids in the playgrounds or around the lakes.
Personally, I am happy with not having a big back yard to look after and seeing so many people out and about encourages me to be active too.

I find it a very safe suburb. I live near one of the lakes and walk around it at night with no problems.I love the location. I am 15 mins away from Semaphore Road and beach and 20 mins away from North Adelaide. If I want to go into the city I can do that by public transport or by car. It takes me under 30mins. If I want to visit the Northern wine districts it takes me 30mins to get past Gawler and into the foot hills.

There is always something of interest going on, especially in summer. Festivals, bands, fireworks, film nights. I can walk to the shops through the park. It takes less than 10mins.We often go for a walk on a Friday evening and have a drink at the Boatdeck cafe. It is always packed along with the Mawson Lakes Hotel. On Sunday, my partner and I often go for a long walk along the main lake and through Technology Park and finish by having a coffee at one of the cafes. I agree that the parking is tight in Mawson Central but most of Mawson Lakes is OK. The internet is patchy and this can be frustrating at times.

Overall, Mawson Lakes is a lovely suburb to live in. I honestly don't know what else you could ask for.
Pros
  • parks, lakes,
  • friendliness
  • security
Cons
  • Internet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
North
North Do you have a set box for the computer so the Internet can run really fast? I've got one and its very fast the Internet now. Try get one of those (the one I got wasn't that expensive)
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • 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+

"Simply the Best"

I moved to Mawson Lakes four years ago and it was the best move I ever made. I now walk every day because of the lovely paths, lakes, lush green surroundings and level ground. Its quiet and everyone is so friendly. I have lived in three other suburbs in the foot hills in the past and this is the best suburb by far.
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • parks, lakes,
  • friendliness
  • security
4/5
2yrs+

"Well-serviced suburban living to the north of Adelaide"

Mawson Lakes is a huge residential area that has grown very rapidly to the north of city. It is about 12 kilometres from Adelaide, and can be a 25 minute drive (which can be a bit longer in peak hour).
The area has grown rapidly, with a number of modern subdivision style homes. Many have state-of-the-art design elements, so it is definitely not your average subdivision.

There are a number of lifestyle elements here, with a beautiful lake in the heart of the suburb with a number of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.

The suburb is home to ‘Technology Park’, which is the base for the head offices of a number of technological businesses, including a large concentration of defence contractors and telecommunications companies. It is also the base for a campus of the University of SA.

Mawson Lakes offers all you need, and is a good spot for raising a family with a number of schools in the region as well as recreational and sporting facilities.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Modern suburb by the lake with great facilities."

Mawson lakes is an "Up and Coming" area where the facilities are great. The Lakeside Cafe and Resturants are a great place to relax.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not sure what all the fuss is about"

Shearwater
Shearwater "Not sure what you are saying?" If you lived in the area you would have something more interesting to say. Your loss.
2yrs+
Buddha23
Buddha23 If you are going to comment on a suburb that you obviously dont live in and have no idea dont bother.
2yrs+
Rusty03
Rusty03 Some pleople are so jealous they can't live in a beautiful suburb so they have to write something nasty. Maybe they sould let us know the wonderful suburb they live in or are they simply too embarrassed to say?
2yrs+
North
North This information is absolutely NO help to anyone.
2yrs+
North
North Or maybe if someone was living in Elizabeth, and they comment very happily and proudly about where they live, that is fine, but when you comment about another neighbourhood which you have visited before and loved that area, and then go onto Homely, type in a review saying 'This is a rubbish neighbourhood' is just silly and selfish. I think a few people out there don't know what to do with their lives and do something which if residents look at the bad review, then the resident will say 'That's not true!' So this is my brief comment about how stupid some people are to do these things.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Self Contained Suburb"

We bought in Mawson Lakes about 12 months ago. We have been stoked with what we have found. We're both fairly active and the running tracks are great and just awesome scenery around the lakes. Lots of others out early morning also and everyone says G'day. Great community feel, great facilities, well maintained suburb and love the recycled water. (no water restrictions). I believe a cinema is on the planning agenda also. The one minor issue that I have is that we don't have access to cable internet (so we have installed satellite internet) and no cable pay TV (so we have installed satellite pay tv). Otherwise just an awesome suburb and when we sell we will buy in Mawson Lakes again.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The booming CBD of Adelaides North with magnificent lifestyle & work opportunities."

Live, work & play describe the Mawson Lakes Lifestyle to a tee. My business is located in Mawson Central, my kids go to school here & we are have recently moved into our second house located in the Cascades development of Mawson Lakes. Which other suburb only 20 minutes by car & 15 by train from Adelaides CBD can boast the wonderful opportunities that Mawson Lakes has to offer. A thriving culturally diverse community with 1000,s of jobs located right here in our suburb as well.

Stage 2 of the Mawson Lakes shopping Centre is due to commence early in 2010 so things will get even better.

If your looking for a modern, vibrant & opputunistic place to live this is certainly the place to be.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Mawson Lakes"

There's a lot going for Mawson Lakes - good schools, a university campus, a modern library, good shops, lots of small businesses, lots of large businesses, nice scenery, good public transport, etc. The only thing against it? The ridiculous pieces of 'art' floating in the lake!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"New, Beautiful, Convenient, Desirable!"

8 years ago we did not have any plans to move out of our family home in Oakden until one day we passed through Mawson Lakes and absolutely fell in love with it. One month later we signed land contract and soon after started building out new dream home. Since then we never regretted our decision.
This is absolutely fantastic suburb that looks more like a self contained town with everything you may need within a walking distance. Schools, shopping, restaurants, fast-food, medical, parks, walking trials, lakes, pub, library, banks, public transport, pharmacy, deli, beauty saloons and lots of other services are here.
The location of the suburb on Adelaide's map is quite convenient too. It takes only 14 minutes to get to the City by train, 10 minutes drive to the beach. New Gepps Cross Housemaker Centre eliminates long travel to furniture and home appliances stores. And if the proposed Harbor Town style factory outlets are built nearby, it will definitely make it the best location in Adelaide.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"OK but not great"

When I worked there I never really like going out to Mawson Lakes, too far away, always felt a bit too open and dusty.
Buddha23
Buddha23 Not sure how long ago you worked (not lived) in Mawson Lakes but this suburb is the greenest in South Australia because there is NO WATER RESTRICTIONS so how can it be dusty? Also neigbourly spirit is great and all the people say "Good day" to as you walk past them when walking the dog. Its got great community spirit but if you don't live in the area you would not know I suppose.

And the eating out is great so much choice we have people come from other suburbs to eat at Mawson Lakes.
2yrs+
Shearwater
Shearwater Why even comment when never lived in the suburb. This review is of no help to anyone just a waste of space.
2yrs+
Rusty03
Rusty03 Its been a few years since you have seen Mawson Lakes I invite you to come and see how its changed. As with any new development it can be a little dusty at first but it has changed so much and it is nothing like you say. So come down and maybe you will change your review because its out dated.
2yrs+
North
North God, why is everyone say bad things about Mawson Lakes. Maybe because they don't have anything else to to so they might as well go on to StreetAdvisor, type in a suburb, and just write a nasty comment! For the people who are writing bad things about Mawson Lakes, there is no way I would call that "TRUE"! There loss!
2yrs+
North
North This guy (JamesKidd) has absolutely NO idea what he is talking about! Your loss.
2yrs+
GavinRogers
GavinRogers Agreed, ridiculous comment.....
2yrs+
North
North Who are you talking to? Me, or JamesKidd. Ah-ha! You said you hate Mawson Lakes, but NOW you agree that its like the best suburb in SA? Explain to me, why you say this, Gavin Rogers.
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not all they say it seems"

I moved to Mawson Lakes looking forward to the move closer to the city.

Good points are,

Good access to Public Transport
Shops, Cafes (mind you woolies is a little expensive for what they have)
Close to everything

Bad points are,

No Broadband internet (mind you Nuskope & Adam have invested a lot of time and money to have an alternate)
Streets, No real parking and when people park on the main streets it turns into a 1 way road.
Also traffic can get real bad in the mornings & afternoons from the Sailsbury highway side/crosssection.

If I had a choice again I would not have moved to Mawson Lakes knowing what I know now, Technology Hub was a bit of a laugh when I found out that there was no hardwired copper. Not saying that it's a bad place just that I don't use public transport, roads are clogged up and hopeless (and only going to get worse) and while most people are nice theres a lot of arses there
Pros
  • Close to shops
Cons
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Traffic
North
North If I got my hands on you... which means that I hate these people who still live here but make up the bad points. But if I did get my hands on you.
2yrs+
North
North Well you are right about the traffic ONLY on Salisbury Highway. But nothing else.
2yrs+
Jamesy
Jamesy Well North you just proved 2 things. A) you cant count as you say I am only correct about the traffic, yet you also agree that internet is bad & B) that there are arses in Mawson Lakes by providing coments like "If I got my hands on you" and the fact you hunted down 2 year old post from previous members and started arguements with them for having a different idea of the suburb then yourself. North, I do not live in Mawson Lakes anymore and glad I don't. I tried to be helpful with my comments as much as possible and offered actual companys to fix the issues I ran into. I asume you have only recently moved to Mawson Lakes, and I truely hope you do find it pleasent however this was not the case with me and I stand by all the comments in the post I made above
2yrs+
Jamesy
Jamesy just to note, the only people I allow to get there hands on me are female, dressed in something sexy and showing alot of skin. If you are none of these you have no hope of getting a hold of me ;D
2yrs+
North
North Who are you with your big stubborn mouth saying I am a asshole!!??
2yrs+
North
North Also, since when have I hunted down a 2 year old post? Sorry, but your loss!
2yrs+
North
North Well, I am already looking for a house in Mawson Lakes. (Not telling you the address)
2yrs+
GavinRogers
GavinRogers I remember Mawson Lakes as a child, was a swamp and dust bowl.....they skipped over it and built Parafield Gardens instead.....It's easy to trick people in Adelaide cause it's a little bit slow in Adelaide and you have to speak real slow too.....So they have created a cramped environment, charged a lot and get this, for 15 000 people, the local area has no post office, bank and one medical centre.....I call that awesome.....The cars with smashed windows at the train station are awesome too....Mind you, you pay 500k for your house right, while next door at Parafield, you can buy two for that money.....so your neighbouring suburb aint exactly grand.....High five.
2yrs+
North
North I did not believe anything you just said then, Gavin Rogers.
There are hardly any cars with smashed windows. Your loss.
2yrs+
North
North I am guessing you are from another state in Australia, but saying bad things about Adelaide!? Adelaide is the best city in Australia, people say.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • 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+

"An Up and Coming area"

Mawson Lakes offers all you need, and is a good spot for raising a family with a number of schools in the region as well as recreational and sporting facilities.

It is an "Up and Coming" area where the facilities are fabulous.

The Lakeside Cafe and Resturants are a great place to relax and meet up with friends.

Following is some more information as why Mawson Lakes is one of the best places to work and live:


*Work and live in the same suburb with many companies based at Mawson Lakes
*Central to City-Beach-Barossa Valley
*Recycled water
*3 Amazing Lakes
*Interchange Transport Hub
*12 kilometres to the City
*Restaurants and cafes
*Retirement Village
*Specialty shops with up and coming bigger Woolworths and proposed Big W store.
*Technology Park
*Dog Park
*26 kilometre network of Hike and Bike trails
*Beach Volleyball Courts
*Canoeing
*Tennis Courts
*Basketball Courts
*9 Hole Golf Course
*Kayaking
*Model Boat Sailing
*BBQ facilities as well as over 100 playgrounds, parks and gardens

The suburb is home to ‘Technology Park’, which is the base for the head offices of a number of technological businesses, including a large concentration of defence contractors and telecommunications companies. It is also the base for a campus of the University of SA.

One cannot ask for anything else in this new and up coming area.
North
North Great review, Peter Asimakopoulos!
2yrs+
North
North Plus, I didn't even know that there was a retirement village in Mawson Lakes, so, thanks for the information.
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Best Suburb north of the City"

There's just a feeling you get everytime you turn into Mawson Lakes. A great place to live, work & relax.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice if you're into the 'keeping up with the Jones' lifestyle"

Great for eating out. Great for safe and secure lifestyle. Nearly always quiet. But neighbours just don't talk to one another, everyone keeps to themselves. It's like a big competition for who has the biggest car, nicest house, best lawn etc.... odd place really
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Mawson Lakes

1

Hope Ln

4.5/5
"Fabulous Commuinty Spirit & Stunning Lake"
-34.8058133 138.6072718

Unranked Streets in Mawson Lakes

"Off Elder Drive"
-34.806568 138.607064

Goodall Pde

4.5/5
"Mixed use business & residential"
-34.8073236142 138.6150009033

Coopers Crs

3.5/5
-34.8124462561 138.6075969782
"Quiet, friendly street with amazing access to transport and shopping and UniSA Mawson Lakes campus."
-34.8115344258 138.6111350162

Dutton Ave

4.5/5
"Great spot in the heart of the Shoalhaven"
-34.808766 138.603117

Northcote Wk

3.5/5
"Trendy, out-of-the-way little spot"
-34.806687 138.611039

Hurtle Pde

4.5/5
"Feels like inner city living"
-34.8081808029 138.6169543374

McKinlay Ct

4.5/5
"best quiet street friendly neighbours in mawson lakes"
-34.81268 138.61725
-34.8158237846 138.6045097327