8.6 out of 10

Murray Bridge

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Murray Lands
-35.1303678709832 139.262192584726
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  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Dec 27, 2016

"Nice country town"

We moved here recently, bought a nice house on the eastern side. We found the area quite affordable and good value. Apart from speedway ruining the peace and tranquility every so often, it is usually quiet. Some of the local owned takeaways are terrible, but thankfully the major chains have most covered. Our neighbors are both friendly, quiet and keep to themselves. The area could use a clean up, particularly on the main street. Some of the old buildings are in such disrepair they should be demolished. Nightlife can be a little scary, with the southern part of Murray Bridge being feral and walking the streets. Shopping options are well covered by the majors, apart from furniture and clothing which is Adelaide. Internet is NBN and is just fine for now, might be a different story in a few years. Parking, plenty of space anywhere really. Resale value should be good, rental yield should be reasonable. The area has begun to come into the 21st century and just starting to be noticed by people with employment. The health care here is awful, the private hospital charge $70 and give you whatever medication you ask for, but don't examine or scan your injury. We've heard the childcare is excellent but have no need ourselves. We feel safe everywhere during the day, but wouldn't walk the streets at night. The park by the river is excellent with a playground for the kids and free barbecues, too bad their are so many flies and mosquito's you need to cook twice as much. No idea about gym's up here but you could certainly walk across Murray Bridge during the day to keep fit. Traffic is always minimal, however it seems their are an extraordinary amount of poor drivers here. Whatever the speed limit, they'll do 10kph less, they don't always indicate and have a habit of failing to give way. I am unaware of any public transport. So far we are happy with Murray Bridge North school, but its early days. Overall we are happy with the move.
Pros
  • cheap
  • small town
  • good value
Cons
  • speedway is loud and goes until late
  • mosquitos are rampant by the river
  • most people here are low income
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 5/5
  • 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+

"Great place to live and work"

A bustling growing town right on the mighty murray river with everything you could possibly want .
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Murray Bridge"

Great Place to live for young afmilies as there is heaps to do. The Murray River is nearby
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"The mighty murray river weaves its way through this town - a great place for a water ski as the river is so wide here."

3/5
2yrs+

"A large country town with excellent recreational facilities"

Murray Bridge is the 4th largest city in South Australia. Situated just 80 kilometres to the east of Adelaide, it is on the Princes Highway and the main rail route to Melbourne.

The population is now over 18,000, and has undergone a huge expansion over the last ten years. The town has seen an incredible number of housing estates pop up, as the region has thrived in terms of its farming capabilities. The recent drought and low water levels in the River Murray have presented some major challenges for the area.

The town has a number of services and facilities. There are a number of primary and secondary schools, many shops and excellent recreational facilities including a golf course, tennis courts and oval.

Just an easy drive to Adelaide via the Southeastern freeway, quite a number of locals commute multiple times per week.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to visit"

Murray Bridge is a good sized city with great facilities. I have visited Murray Bridge regularly over a number of years to water ski on the River Murray.

It is easy to get to, just an hour out of Adelaide straight up the freeway and the people are friendly and helpful.

The water skiing here is excellent and access to the river is easy. There are a number of places you can drop your boat in and a lot of places up and down the river that enable you to ski on your own on glass like water.

There are enough shops and food outlets for you to buy everything you need without ever having to leave Murray Bridge.

A great spot for anyone wanting to take a step away from bigger cities and not give up on facilities.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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3.5/5
"Great location, quiet street"
-35.1283425052 139.2610548365

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4.5/5
"Very friendly street to live in never want to move.A++++"
-35.1361767322 139.2825426116