7.4 out of 10

Pooraka

Ranked 192nd best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8234163702278 138.626716728812
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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 4/5
Apr 08, 2016

"Peaceful and safe place for family."

I am living in Pooraka for more than a year now. I haven't seen any problems like other suburbs. My neighbourhood is nice and we have casual interaction. The suburb is beautiful and many families from different background are living here. This may also be due to a University and technology park next to this suburb.
Highly recommended!
Pros
  • Safe place to live
  • peaceful
  • lots of parking
  • great parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good Neighbours"

Where I live in Pooraka it's relatively quiet and I have great neighbours which all look out for each other.
Pros
  • great parks
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
1/5 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
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nothing special with unsafe and noisy neighbours"

Have lived in Pooraka going on to 5 years now. While most of the houses do look nice and some gardens are well established with plenty of green lush flowers and bushes, you would be forgiven for thinking this is a good area going on appearences passing through.

However, if you are assuming this is a good area then you are sadly mistaken. It's ok, but have lived in better suburbs than this one.
Before living in Pooraka we lived around the Elizabeth area which generally has a bad reputation. Pooraka as we discovered after moving here is one of those areas that has its problems.

The street we live on has problems with noise and there have been about 3 home break ins on our street since we have lived here. If you like being verbally abused by a neighbouring family that's clearly lost their marbles, and having your visitors made to feel uncomfortable then by all means live here. Our street gets very loud late into the night sometimes with this oh so wonderful family on the street with speeding cars, honking horns and screaming. Very disruptive when you gotta be up at 6am for work. Mostly the neighbours are polite but it doesn't feel like you can count on them to watch your house if you go away on holiday. We understand that you can't choose your neighbours, but sometimes you encounter the difficult neighbours that disturb the peace. Also noticed that we get people passing by on motorbikes regularly which is unsettling. This area just doesn't feel safe and plan on moving out of Pooraka very soon, thank goodness for that!

I am certain that there are parts of Pooraka that are decent, but we have had a bad experience living here so that's why our opinion is negative.
Pros
  • great parks
Cons
  • No peace or quiet
  • pests
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
AdileA
AdileA Which street you lived ??Most be on side of the main road ?? Cause my friends lives in a court and very quite !
Dec 07, 2015
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Friendly atmosphere with a great sense of community."

I have lived in Pooraka for 16 years and i know most my neighbors, it has a very friendly atmosphere with a great sense of community.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
AdileA
AdileA I have friends live there , and it's a lovely suburb ! I am so surprised by some people ! Immigrants ?? Seriously ! I assume most of the people here are aboriginals then ! Poor people ?? Seriously ? Poor doesn't mean the people are bad and trash ??
Dec 07, 2015
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Noisy place to live! unsafe, but it depends also where is your house located, you can have good neighbours but it is a lucky thing."

Pooraka has some good streets, with clean gardens and very well care of houses, but crime and pubs,close to Bridge Rd, is a pain ! . I am not recommend this st for Families. Priscilla st is very nice, but not sure about the neighbors. everything depend of the people you are surrounded, of course there is very nice people, but how to know about your neighbors before buying or renting!
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robbiev
robbiev I agree with the spike in crime but it has only been recently, I live on the other side of montague road and its a really lovely part of pooraka, I recommend you look there.
2yrs+
MuhammadZeeshanPatoli
MuhammadZeeshanPatoli Hello Robbiev,
Which side is better south or north side of Pooraka?
2yrs+
robbiev
robbiev Probably the north side as the homes are newer, but if your after a older home on a larger block the south side is better.
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"great neighbors"

a safe place to live and neighbors are really great
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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