8.8 out of 10

North Haven

Ranked 96th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.7894671668664 138.48872545968
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

2/5
Aug 12, 2017

"Far from a prestigious suburb but not bad"

Obviouly there are much better beach side suburbs. However if your on a tight budget, this is an option.
1/5
Aug 09, 2017

"A cheap beach option surrounded by shite suburbs"

Not an impressive suburb, it is really a budget suburb. Taperoo, port adelaide around the corner. My Uncle was broken into multiple times, had his car stolen and moved in 2016. Australia dr North haven. Maybe ok for an investment but i wouldn't live there.
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
  • 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+

"A relaxed community where you feel like you're on holidays every day!"

Located a quick 20 minutes from the heart of Adelaide, North Haven offers the best holiday lifestyle for all types of families. A great selection of restaurants a walk away makes dining out so easy. All are very child friendly which is great. No need for a huge backyard here - there are many parks along the esplanade, with many more scattered throughout the suburb. A great environment for walking the dog with doggy-doo bags attached to most bins, and very conscientious owners to boot. No excuse to not exercise - the beach is at your doorstep, walking paths everywhere and strolling around the marina is always a pleasure. If you have children, there are numerous schools to choose from, great Kindergartens and lots of after school activities for them. A recent bonus is the huge park built at Pelican Point - open space, scooter tracks, climbing equipment, flying foxes - a child's paradise.
Once you've lived here, you will never want to live anywhere else!!!
Pros
  • Children's playgrounds
  • Great areas to walk the dogs
  • Fantastic schools and child care
  • Beach
  • Dining out and take-away options
  • Shops
  • Marina walks.
  • Quiet.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Quiet suburb with beautiful park, marina, beach, golf course & so much more!!!"

North Haven is a great suburb for those who want to escape the hussle & bussle of everyday life. If you have a young family or you are looking to retire by sea, North Haven offers properties to suit all demographics!
Pros
  • Beach
  • Marina walks.
  • Quiet.
Cons
  • May be a little far from the city for some people.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic place to bring up a family."

Quiet suburb with lovely walks around the marina, the beach and outer harbour. Local shopping centre is excellent for grocery shopping. Lovely cafe and tavern on the marina.
Pros
  • Marina walks.
  • Quiet.
  • Beach
  • Dining out and take-away options
  • Shops
Cons
  • May be a little far from the city for some people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
2yrs+

"Posh and Snob"

To get to North Haven you'll have to drive past the drab suburb of Port Adelaide which is heavy in traffic during working days. You can utilise the area more if you've got a yatch - hey who's got a yatch unless you're a self-made millionaire! The seashore around North Haven is generally littered with seaweeds during summer and one has to walk towards Semaphore beach to have a swim and during the holidays this nearby suburb is crowded and noisy. The Foodlands at nearby Largs Bay had once been broken into.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
MarinaMagic
MarinaMagic Property in North Haven is still very reasonably priced. Most homes in the suburb do not have a water view and have the space for families. Of course the water view homes are more expensive but not all owners, including myself, are "millionaires", or even "semi-millionnaires". We have just worked and traded up to a water view. Water view townhouses are still available for under $500K. Naturally the bigger houses are a lot more expensive as they are anywhere. As a resident, I have never met any "posh and snobby" people here. I have found them to be quite ordinary, hard working people. Insurance companies will inform you that North Haven is one of the safest postcodes in SA - not a lot of crime here!
2yrs+
richardemsley
richardemsley Hey, if you drive up the seafront as I do, you don't have to see Port Adelaide! I drive to work from North Haven to Henley Beach every day looking at beaches, sea, good quality housing, west lakes, palm trees & parrots - and with very low traffic!! Not bad for the stress levels!! North Haven beach may have seaweed from time to time, but it's still one of the best beaches in the western suburbs, has surf lifesaving cover all summer & a great safety rating.
2yrs+
margaretm
margaretm I wonder if Maximillan has ever been to North Haven. I's not expensive. Largs Bay has never had a Foodland. North Haven is a very friendly suburb.
2yrs+
Georgina Bueti
Georgina Bueti The price of housing in North Haven is extremely fair. To live so close to the beach or on a marina anywhere else in Australia would cost you a small fortune. It is extremely affordable for the majority. The local shopping centre has just been renovated and is possibly the best on the peninsula. The drive from the city is stress free, with most choosing to drive along the esplanade from Semaphore South making it an absolute pleasure. Neighbours are friendly and talk to each other, kids have so much space to play, and dining out is so easy.
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Its like being on a holiday all year round"

Truly a fantastic suburb to live in and is definitely great value for money.
Very peaceful and a stones throw to the water with some homes having waterfront access.
Pros
  • Beach
  • Dining out and take-away options
  • Shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"I so want to live in this beautiful spot!"

I am looking to rent a town-house or unit in North Haven. I have lived in the eastern suburbs for most of my 50 years, but I am absolutely besotted by North Haven! It's so quiet, clean and modern, much better than the nearby older suburbs of Semaphore and Largs.
Can't wait to move to North Haven! I love the beach and to have it on my door-step is just going to be fantastic. Plus everything is here that I want, plenty of shops and dining out choices, if I don't feel like cooking.
I want to move to North Haven NOW!!!
Pros
  • Beach
  • Shops
  • Dining out and take-away options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"BEST KEPT SECRET IN ADELAIDE"

Quiet, Quiet, Quiet, you can hear a pin drop, except for the sound of the waves when you're outside having a glass of wine and taking in the fresh sea breezes. There is hardly any traffic only local traffic and Sunday drivers looking for a house to buy so they too can enjoy the area. It is very safe and going for a walk is magic on summer evenings. Have been living in Gulf Point for 16 years and it is like living in the country within a friendly small community. We live in a court and it is very quiet and the Marina views are fantastic, especially at night and at Christmas time when all the marina lights are on and the whole place sparkles. The only time you have traffic is when the Cruise ships berth at Outer Harbor and it is great watching the ship from your top storey window. If you want tranquility and a holiday at home every day and fresh air then come and live here. This area is a hidden treasure and when more people discover this gem the area will boom. SO GET IN QUICK!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 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
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Buy now before it becomes out of reach"

Everything they say is true!

I bought my house in Gulfpoint Drive in 1994 and every day I see the open spaces over the sea & sky, the sun come up and go down and say how lucky am I! I go for my morning walk around the marina and see dolphins swimming and feeding just feet away from me and it becomes magical.

I have living in many places overseas and on the sea but I think this is one of the best; it has all the elements of living on the sea & marina but without the crowded noisy beachside hustle. Its like living in the country but with the benefits of a city close by.

Adelaide Airport is 30 mins away by vehicle; travel by bus and train to the CBD is 30 mins with stations in walking distance.

Local shopping centre has Post Office, supermarket, butcher, bakery, fruit & veg shop, takeaway food, deli, chemist, discount store, hairdresser, dentist, doctor, physio, video.

Overlooking the water on the marina is the Sailmaster Tavern, bar, bottle shop and silver service restaurant, Italian restaurant, Chinese restaurant, deli/cafe, hairdresser, dry cleaner, beauty salon, yacht brokers and marine supplier.

Attached to the marina is the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, one of Adelaide's largest yacht clubs, and the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron is close by in the Port River. Weekend racing and Twilight racing on Wednesday evenings.

Fishing charters operate from marina; public boat ramp alongside.

Surf LifeSaving Club located on Gulf Point Drive with club rooms, meals and gym.

Indoor swimming pool, club and gym close by.

North Haven has a number of parks with picnic facilities and playground equipment.

Two golf courses - 18 hole Golf Course in walking distance and Glanville Hall Par 3 Golf Course.

Close by along the coast are Largs Bay, Semaphore, Port Adelaide, Westfield’s West Lakes.
Great shopping, dining out, cinema, galleries, fishing, sailing, jet ski tours, kayaking in the mangroves, dolphin cruises, seahorse farm, maritime museum, train museum, community markets, fish markets, kiteboarding, bike tours, walking trails and tours, antiques, organics and much more.

It is an eclectic mix of heritage, maritime, lifestyle, arts, retaining the old, influx of the new.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Shhhhh! Beach Front !!! Sleepy North Haven is ripe for the picking!"

North haven is one of those suburbs where as if time has stood still. There are little corner shops and the classic old petrol stations which are a thing of the past these days. Its adjacent the up and comimg Port Adelaide development and close to wonderful Semaphore beach. This is a well kept secret and once it takes off (Booming house prices) you will wonder why or what you were waiting for. I have lived in the Western suburbs for most of my life and have seen almost every other Suburb go off in value yet North Haven and a few others are just about ready to take off. Worth a visit and judge for yourself.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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+

"Paradise on Earth"

Gulf Point Marina precinct, North Haven is one of the prettiest spots by the sea anywhere in the world. It is Adelaide's best kept secret. We have traveled extensively overseas and visited a lot of seaside towns and marinas so we do have the experience to make comparisons. We love North Haven so much that we have lived here since 1998 and now own two homes in the marina precinct.

North Haven beach is gorgeous. You can fish off the rocks, whilst watching the ships sail into Outer Harbour; or walk on the sand and gaze blissfully at the Adelaide Hills in the background. It is very picturesque. A great way to de-stress.

North Haven is serviced by bus and train with a fast trip into the city only taking 30 minutes. The rail line is soon to be electrified. It is also easy to just walk out your door and board a cruise ship to take you to far-away places. The overseas passenger terminal has just been upgraded and the cruise ship visits are increasing every year.

North Haven's main shopping centre has: train station, Post Office, supermarket, butcher, bakery, fruit and veg shop, chicken/hamburger/fish&chip shop, deli, chemist, discount store, hairdresser, dentist, doctor, physio, etc. There is another doctors' surgery closer to the marina. A smaller shopping complex, The Gulf Point Centre, overlooks the water on the marina and houses the hotel with its bottle shop and a great restaurant. At this shopping centre there is also an Italian restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, and a deli/cafe where people meet and have breakfast by the water. The Gulf Point Centre also has a hairdressing salon, a shop that sells all sorts of things including stuff to sew with, and a beauty parlour for your nails, facials, and waxing. Yacht brokers also ply their trade at the Gulf Point Centre. The Beach Pit is also on the marina and beach side is a great meeting place. It serves meals during the day, but is closed in the evenings.

North Haven has a number of parks with picnic facilities and playground equipment. Every year the Carols by the Marina event is held in the park by the marina. The best recreation of all is watching the Port River dolphins when they make their daily visit to the marina to fish and to play.

What a place! It's fantastic!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Maximillan
Maximillan North Haven is close to Semaphore suburb which is noisy, crowded and littered during holiday period.
2yrs+
Maximillan
Maximillan MarinaMagic: You obviously haven't travelled the length and breadth of Australia or you wouldn't have given a 5-star rating on this one! - have you been to NSW Southern Coast where the sand on its beaches are as white as powder? have you been to Whitsunday Island in QLD? Save your gushing breath until you've seen all these places.
2yrs+
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3/5
2yrs+

"Lovely living by the marina for retirees"

Calling all yachtsmen! North Haven is the place in South Australia to park your yacht, with an extensive marina and many yacht clubs including the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron.

Twilight racing meets are common, always followed by a BBQ and a beer or two back at the club.

The streets of North Haven are neatly organised, with perfectly neat and modern townhouse after perfectly neat and modern townhouse. Each garden is well manicured too.

It is a lovely area for retirees, looking for safe, quiet and protected living with all the fun and social interaction of the yacht clubs.

Just a 45 minute drive to the city, North Haven is a great spot to live.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
Maximillan
Maximillan Retirees with yachts? C'mmon, you've got to be a millionaire to retire over there!
2yrs+
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Best Streets in North Haven

"North Haven One And All Drive"
-34.7925191792 138.4870714601

Unranked Streets in North Haven

Jib Court

4.5/5
"Jib Court - 3 minutes stroll to North Haven Beach, 30 seconds stroll to the park, 7 minutes to the station"
-34.7828 138.48302
"Sir Keith Smith Drive, North Haven - peace and quiet and good value for money!"
-34.7847 138.49361
"Quiet and neat"
-34.78537 138.4829
"Quiet street with fantastic neighbours!"
-34.79606 138.48907

Revere Drive

4.5/5
"And you thought Ramsay Street was friendly?"
-34.79383 138.49183