8.3 out of 10

Plympton Park

Ranked 144th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.9765278427845 138.552028120937
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 10, 2016

"Growing Up in this suburb"

It's a Really good suburb, I have living in this suburb since I Was 2, I made really great friends at forbes primary school (on my way to my last week ever before I go to Blackwood High School), It's a quiet, nice, friendly, decent suburb
Pros
  • Close to Schools
  • Has Foodland Shopping centre and a number of takeaway shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Central to Sea and City"

The area is starting to be updated with new medium density housing. Hopefully the council will continue to encourage this especially providing value for money housing for first home owners and younger people. It does have some good decent size parks though the equipment could be updated in some. It has the forbes shopping centre and the foodland shopping complex which does provide a good level of shopping. The back streets are fairly quiet.
Pros
  • Has Foodland Shopping centre and a number of takeaway shops
Cons
  • More public transport on weekends. Could do with more shops.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Watch this space..."

South Plympton is one of those suburbs that can be very quiet if you're not too close to the main roads - Marion, South, and Cross Roads, Towers Tce and Raglan Ave. A block or two in from these thoroughfares and you may as well be Kms away.
You are also close to many facilities, public transport (buses, train and tram), shops (eg Castle Plaza), as well as some terrific restaurants on Marion Rd and you're halfway between Glenelg and the GPO. You also have the Capri Theatre close by and great cafes and restaurants on Goodwood Road and King William Road, Hyde Park.
A great, quiet location and still affordable for something so close to the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A growing suburb close to city and beach"

Plympton Park is a convenient suburb that very close to almost everything.

If driving, it takes 15 minutes via Anzac Hwy to CBD, 15 minutes via Marion Rd to Adelaide Airport, 10 minutes via Anzac Hwy to Glenelg beach, 10 minutes to Westfield Mall Marion and 5 minutes to Castle Plaza!

Even the airport is nearby, fortunately the suburb is far from the plane flightpath.

It is also a walking distance to local shops, such as IGA, Foodland, Domino's Pizza, Post Office, Revive Fitness Centre, Franco’s fruit and vegetables, ProSwim, Ginling Chinese Restaurant, National Pharmacies and many more. You can even walk to Morphettville Racecourse!

If you like taking public transport, there are 248, 245, 190 and M99 buses. You can also take the tram to the beach, CBD and Adelaide Entertainment Centre!

This area is still growing. Old houses are being demolished and new houses are being built. There is a free tennis and basketball court nearby and a small playground.

Foxtel cable and ADSL2 broadband internet (Internode) are available. Very good mobile phone and 3G reception for major phone companies (I tried Telstra, Optus and 3).

Forbes Primary School and Ascot Park Kindergarten are nearby.

It is a quiet, healthy and promising neighbourhood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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+

"Practical but not pretty..."

My husband and I have lived in South Plympton for 4 years and whilst we love the location of the suburb, we are finding it increasingly noisy, particularly being located at the end of a quiet street that joins a very busy thoroughfare. As a couple, we have enjoyed the close proximity to Glenelg for shopping, beach and nightlife, aswell as the city and Marion shopping centre however, now as a young family, we are eager to move to a quieter area that has a bit more character and warmth. South Plympton has some lovely streets with some lovely homes, but unfortunately there are pockets that are riddled with run down establishments and rubbish and shopping trolleys strewn about. Overall, a safe place to live with close proximity to the city and beach but lacking in charm and serenity.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place for any age"

Plympton park is great place for living. Easy Access to the tram, Bottle shop, Restaurants, Hospital, Schools, Coles, Kmart and almost anything you can find it here. The location is also perfectly in the middle between the beach and the City. Anyone could easily access to either the city or the beach by using bus, tram or Private car. The neighborhood is great and polite. It is also a very safe place area. Recommended for any age.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A great area for families"

I like South Plympton. There are some great shops nearby and it’s an easy trip into the city. It’s also a short trip to Glenelg and Marion but far enough away from all three to make it affordable.

The blocks are a good size making for nice roomy living and a bit of a veggie patch if you like gardening. Nice wide streets and not too much traffic make for a great place for families, especially with young children.

My sister lives in South Plympton and lives it. It’s nice and flat making for an easy walk around the street and there is a gym nearby if you want to work out. It feels safe

The only downside for me is the lack of established trees lining the streets. so it can feel a little hot in summer. They have been planted so in time this will be one of the best areas of Adelaide.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"An older area great for families"

Between the city and the surf this is a great spot. There are a number of older houses in the area as well as a few newer houses. The blocks in the area are of a good size.

While a reasonable distance out of the city its really only 15 minutes in straight down Anzac highway. This still makes for an affordable area, especially given its proximity to the city and Glenelg.
Public transport, tram or bus, services the area well. A lot of the buses through here are limited stop making the trip into the city very quick.

You can get what you need at the local shops and Marion, the city and Glenelg aren't far away.
If you’re looking for a night out then Glenelg or the city are the spots to go and easy to get to. It won't cost much for a cab home.

It is very flat around Plympton park and there aren't a lot of established trees lining the streets so in the summer it can feel a bit hot.

A great spot for families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Plympton Park

Marion Rd

4.5/5
"Green suburb between the city and the beach"
-34.97902 138.55583

Wilson St

4.5/5
"Wilson St, Plympton Park - Quiet and Friendly"
-34.97655 138.55357