Port Adelaide, SA 5015

3.2(8 reviews)

Ranked 231st best suburb by locals in Adelaide (Greater) Region, SA

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"Port Adelaide - where Community Spirit is alive and well!!!"

You could really be mistaken for thinking you were in a trendy melbourne suburb! Its a wonderful tree lined street, with stunning heritage listed buildings on either side. Many small businesses flourish here and there are also the most wonderful Museums too! Take the kids to the Maritime Museum which has hands on fun - and always a different show in school holidays. Once you're done there, scoot across the cobble stoned walkway to the Lipson Street Cafe. The food is always top notch, and you can choose to sit outside under the leafy trees. Such ambience! Its a short walk to the Port River Promenade, the landing dock for the Dophin Cruises - definitely a great destination for everyone!

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27th December 2020

"Unfortunately, not a place to recommend!"

Hello :)
A bit about me: I grew up in Europe and have lived in 4 different countries. There was a period in my life that I was moving places (either within the same city or between different neighbouring towns) every 8 months. Taking the above into consideration, although this review is still subjective, it's written by someone who has gone through the process of evaluating suburbs multiple times.
Having lived in Port Adelaide for a year now, I must admit that as the title suggests, I would never encourage a friend or acquaintance to go and live there.
Simply because the cons way, way, way outnumber the pros.
Location: Geographically it's far away from everything. The CBD, Adelaide hills, Northern suburbs, Eastern suburbs and so on. Yes, it is close to the beach, but you can get a place in Semaphore, Ethelton, West Lakes etc. for similar prices.
Surroundings: The place certainly has some charm, like the walk by the waterfront or a couple of older looking streets/blocks, but that is it. Nothing exceptional that you can't find in many other suburbs.
Amenities: Perhaps the best aspect of Port Adelaide. Lots of supermarkets/shops/gyms/services within walking distance. A couple of nice pubs/bars too.
Safety: We had police in our street almost on a weekly basis (believe me I'm not exaggerating), because of different incidents happening. Second worse SA district (after Elizabeth) for crime, according to data from SA police.
People: Mainly towards the lower-end of education and socio-economic status. This doesn't mean people are bad, but keep in mind that drug, domestic and criminal incidents seem to be more common in such areas. We personally experienced a lot of neighbourhood noise such as barking dogs, music and people yelling at all hours.
Having talked to a few life long Adelaidians, apparently Port Adelaide is a suburb waiting to pick up for the last 30 years. Who knows, maybe the time is now, however I wouldn't want to bet any money with these odds.
To summarise, Port Adelaide offers NOTHING more that you can't find in a better version and at the same price just 5-10min drive to the west, south and south east. At the same time though, crime rates (mostly minor, but still...) are the second highest in South Australia.
Thanks for reading, hope this review helped and all the best with choosing a suburb that suits your needs.

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"Not worth it"

Not a place for to bring up a family, western suburbs equivalent to Elizabeth. Cheap housing maybe ok for rental ect

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"One of the worst suburbs in adelaide"

How can people on here rate the port anything but a struggling low social e onomic suburb. High crime, they tried to improve the area by spending money on the port redevelopment scheme and dodnt have much luck. No way would any normal family live here unless they had limited funds, at best long term investment.

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"The port, health lifestyle, healthy investment"

port adelaide is near the beach,,next to the port river which gives you access to great walking trails ,,fishing and costal living ,,has direct links with transpot to the city and is curently haveing about a one billon dollar face lift which will improve the quality of life in the port even more !!!
excellant place to live or invest !!!

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I like your attitude towards the port, but, I’ve got to say the opposite you... The area has tripled in price, but the crime rate is high, and centerlink and other government services that typically attract the lower class still remain a couple of streets over from housing trust and industry, all which are what border what they call the new port.

I am so hopeful for the port, but considering the government won’t make any efforts to reduce the commercial rental price or the possible re-location of the government services and practices that are attracting the impoverished, I have to say I would not recommend living in the port any time soon...

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"Was a working mans suburb years ago, but is now getting trendy"

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"A lot to like, a lot of potential but it hasn't realised it yet. Give it time."

Supposedly undertaking a redevelopment, Port Adelaide could be one of the premier locations in Adelaide. It’s an easy trip into the city down Port Road. The Port River although functional could also be a beautiful spot. St Vincent street is the main shop district and it’s a nice looking street. It could easily form the foundation for a great 'village' out from the city.

There are a lot of older houses and row cottages here that aren't all that attractive and haven't been as well maintained as they could have. There are also some good sized houses around the place.
There are no worries with shops at Port Adelaide as there are some great butchers, fruit and veg places and other shops that provide some of the best value in Adelaide.

There is a lot to like about Port Adelaide; it’s just a pity the Newport Quays development hasn't lifted the rest of Port Adelaide up as it was supposed to. It will but it hasn't happened yet.

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"Undergoing a major transformation - is this Adelaide's next big thing?"

Situated 30 minutes to the northwest of Adelaide, Port Adelaide is undergoing a major transformation. Well serviced by frequent public transport, it is not too far from the CBD.

The Port has always had some charm, despite its dubious reputation. It has a number of old pubs, an interesting Maritime Museum, bric-a-brac shops and markets. Now a number of developers have moved in, hoping to convert this rough and tumble location in to a homeowner’s dream.

A number of super-modern apartments are springing up along the Port with great views and excellent urban design. The hope is to lure professional couples and uni students, looking for a lifestyle similar to that of the Melbourne Docklands or Walsh Bay in Sydney.

There is a long way to go before the Port is fully serviced with a good range of cafes, friendly pubs and shopping options. Only time will tell whether it’s true colours will change!

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