9.1 out of 10

Prospect

Ranked 60th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8784192059806 138.593546340015
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 18, 2017

"An average area, in my opinion"

Prospect is an inner northern suburb located in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is a very short 5 minute drive to the CBD and offers a bit of lively atmosphre on Prospect Road, where the road is boasting with eateries, small shops and cafes.

To start off with, my opinions of Prospect will be very negatively feedbacked on so please, respect my opinion as much as I would respect yours and I could come off as biased. But, it's the truth.

Prospect is a friendly area, with many families/elderly neighbours offering a sense of welcoming to this community. You will probably never have any arguments or fights with these neighbours but it basically depends who you live next to. The area itself is also very peaceful and slightly occasionally quiet. However, in my opinion, I strongly believe that the southern areas, such as Goodwood, Colonel Light Gardens, Pasadena, Daw Park, etc, is more friendlier and quieter than Prospect. Even though Prospect boasts amazing amenities, I think Goodwood Road beats Prospect Road. Goodwood Road offer more of a variety of eateries and cafes instead of only cafes. And that new Greek coffee shop on Prospect Road has hardly anything to choose from apart from the deserts of baklava or kataifi. Instead of a coffee shop, Parkside, in the southern suburbs, offer a Greek cusine instead of only coffee and cake and many southern suburbs offer more of this than Prospect and it's surroundings. I know this is off topic, but I'm basically saying the southern suburbs have more cultural amenities that Prospect Road offers. I've also noticed that many Greeks live in Prospect. Pasadena, Goodwood, Daw Park, Marion, Unley and Parkside, in my opinion, boast an amazing Greek cultural diversity, and the atmosphere that the Greeks living in these areas is by far way better than what Prospect gives. This is my opinion, and just overall, it seems better that the cuisine in the southern suburbs is better.

Moving on. In terms of safety, Prospect is sometimes safe. However, you can occasionally hear crime happening in this area on the news, but hey, you hear it everywhere. With experience and for a few months living here, Prospect is safe. Never had a problem. But I've been living in the southern suburbs due to rebuilding my home which took one year. By far one of the safest, quietest and friendliest experience I've ever had. I could actually feel safe standing out the front porch at night time and not have a problem and never been burglarised, even in Prospect, but I felt safer in the southern suburbs doing this. To be honest, I could feel safer walking around Prospect or the southern suburbs at 9:00pm-9:30pm on a summers night than in Enfield, Blair Athol, Northfield or Clearview.

Prospect is very clean and green and you would barely be able to see rubbish in the streets apart from Prospect Road since it's a busy strip.

You have shopping options endless and to name a few, there is the CBD only 5 minutes away, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza 30 minutes away, Northpark Shopping Centre literally seconds away and many more!

The cost of living in Prospect is very expensive and houses could cost up to $2M! It would be great if you had that, but not everyone can afford or have $2M.

So overall, Prospect is an average but good area. I strongly believe try going to the southern suburbs as Prospect and it's surroundings don't offer anything exciting or pleasant, really. And the people in the southern suburbs are by far MUCH more approachable and friendlier than those in Prospect and it's surroundings. And the areas have such a diverse community! It isn't just one area that takes up one culture and then the other taking up another culture, there is literally a variety! Greeks, Italians and Australians are the most common around the southern areas, but there are so much more!

So, sorry for this weird review of Prospect but I just thought this would be the place to compare the diversity in Prospect and surroundings to the southern areas, and the south definetly beats the north.
Pros
  • Quite safe
  • Great neighbours!
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • walking distance to North Adelaide
Cons
  • Doesn't have that same atmosphere as the southern suburbs
  • Surrounds unpleasant areas
  • Nothing that exciting going on, apart from Prospect Road
  • prices very depending on location so do your research
  • The price tag
  • Traffic
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  • Retirees
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 11, 2017

"An average area, in my opinion"

Prospect is an inner northern suburb located in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is a very short 5 minute drive to the CBD and offers a bit of lively atmosphre on Prospect Road, where the road is boasting with eateries, small shops and cafes.

To start off with, my opinions of Prospect will be very negatively feedbacked on so please, respect my opinion as much as I would respect yours and I could come off as biased. But, it's the truth.

Prospect is a friendly area, with many families/elderly neighbours offering a sense of welcoming to this community. You will probably never have any arguments or fights with these neighbours but it basically depends who you live next to. The area itself is also very peaceful and slightly occasionally quiet. However, in my opinion, I strongly believe that the southern areas, such as Goodwood, Colonel Light Gardens, Pasadena, Daw Park, etc, is more friendlier and quieter than Prospect. Even though Prospect boasts amazing amenities, I think Goodwood Road beats Prospect Road. Goodwood Road offer more of a variety of eateries and cafes instead of only cafes. And that new Greek coffee shop on Prospect Road has hardly anything to choose from apart from the deserts of baklava or kataifi. Instead of a coffee shop, Parkside, in the southern suburbs, offer a Greek cusine instead of only coffee and cake and many southern suburbs offer more of this than Prospect and it's surroundings. I know this is off topic, but I'm basically saying the southern suburbs have more cultural amenities that Prospect Road offers. I've also noticed that many Greeks live in Prospect. Pasadena, Goodwood, Daw Park, Marion, Unley and Parkside, in my opinion, boast an amazing Greek cultural diversity, and the atmosphere that the Greeks living in these areas is by far way better than what Prospect gives. This is my opinion, and just overall, it seems better that the cuisine in the southern suburbs is better.

Moving on. In terms of safety, Prospect is sometimes safe. However, you can occasionally hear crime happening in this area on the news, but hey, you hear it everywhere. With experience and for a few months living here, Prospect is safe. Never had a problem. But I've been living in the southern suburbs due to rebuilding my home in Enfield, for one year. By far one of the safest, quietest and friendliest experience I've ever had. I could actually feel safe standing out the front porch at night time and not have a problem and never been burglarised.

Prospect is very clean and green and you would barely be able to see rubbish in the streets apart from Prospect Road since it's a busy strip.

You have shopping options endless and to name a few, there is the CBD only 5 minutes away, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza 30 minutes away, Northpark Shopping Centre literally seconds away and many more!

The cost of living in Prospect is very expensive and houses could cost up to $2M! It would be great if you had that, but not everyone can afford or have $2M.

So overall, Prospect is an average but good area. I strongly believe try going to the southern suburbs as Prospect and it's surroundings don't offer anything exciting or pleasant, really. And th people in the southern suburbs are by far MUCH more approachable and friendlier than those in Prospect. And the areas have such a diverse community! It isn't just one area that takes up one culture and then the other taking up another culture, there is literally a variety! Greeks, Italians and Australians are the most common around the southern areas.

So, sorry for this weird review of Prospect but I just thought this would be the place to compare the diversity in Prospect and surroundings to the southern areas, and the south definetly beats the north.
Pros
  • Quite safe
  • Great neighbours!
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • walking distance to North Adelaide
Cons
  • Doesn't have that same atmosphere as the southern suburbs
  • Surrounds unpleasant areas
  • Nothing that exciting going on, apart from Prospect Road
  • prices very depending on location so do your research
  • The price tag
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • 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 4/5
  • 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
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 15, 2017

"Tree lined streets, character houses, blue chip suburb with new infrastructure on the way"

I love the community feel and events like 'Tourrific Prospect' street party, dancing in the park, tapas and drinks in 'Seven Nights of Summer' etc. Mostly I love that I can walk down the street to a cafe or restaurant (Sunny's is awesome for street Thai Food) and that it is so close to North Adelaide and the CBD. With the new boutique cinema and restaurants soon to be complete on Prospect Road, character houses and tree lined streets, it is a great place to live. The parts of prospect that are closest to the city, near the cafe strip on Prospect Road and between Main North Road and Prospect Road are in my opinion the nicest. There is development happening in the less affluent/not as nice end of Prospect beyond Regency Road and it is significantly improving. Close to excellent schools, both public and private (Wilderness School, St Dominic's, Blackfriars, North Adelaide Primary, Adelaide High School and the to be built specialist public school on Frome Road Adelaide) there is plenty of choice. It is still in the (just) affordable range for professionals (currently just under 600k median house price) but offers much better value than other blue chip suburbs.
Pros
  • Great neighbours!
  • amazing cafe culture
  • walking distance to North Adelaide
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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
Sep 06, 2016

"Family friendly"

Great local schools and in the zone for new Adelaide High School. Families move in and stay. Young attitudes and artistic community, fully NBN fibered to the premises. Great restaurants, new Palace Cinema being built. Leafy streets, local family events. Walk to Adelaide Oval. Progressive, inclusive Local Council.
Pros
  • Great neighbours!
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • Incredibly Safe!
  • amazing cafe culture
  • walking distance to North Adelaide
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful suburb yet within 5 minutes from the city!"

Prospect is an very inner-northern suburb located in the city of Adelaide. The neighbourhood offers a lot of potential, and is the perfect place for anyone! Here is a few things about Prospect. Prospect, can you believe, is close to 5 minutes from the city! How good is that? So close, you can even take the excellent public transport into the city.
The neighbours are also very friendly, and will make you very welcome if you plan moving here. When you drive or stroll down Prospect Road you feel like you are in the city, but more like a town. It is known for it's great liveability in Prospect. Back to the topic, Prospect Road has a lot of things to do and enjoy. I won't spoil the suprises now! The area seems to be pretty clean and green most of the year, so I rated it great. Public transport is excellent.
The traffic in peak hours in the mornings and after-work hours in the afternoon along Prospect Road can get a little busy, so you might have to take the streets throughout Prospect. The streets throughout Prospect are beautiful. The tree-lined streets with a mixture of the old bungalows to the modern 2010s houses blend in very nicely. Footpaths are well-kept. The area is generally safe, and sometimes has a little to no crime. But don't worry, that doesn't stop it from being one of the best suburbs in Adelaide! Shopping options are great, with the options along Prospect Road, the city, Tea Tree Plaza, etc. The cost of houses in the area tend to be expensive, just pointing that out to you.

So, what are you waiting for? Start looking for a house in Prospect! This could make your life so much relaxing and easier. Lovely area to raise up kids in! Start thinking now!
PROSPECT.
Pros
  • Great neighbours!
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • Incredibly Safe!
  • amazing cafe culture
  • walking distance to North Adelaide
Cons
  • The price tag
  • Traffic
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5/5
2yrs+

"Character"

Albert street is my favourite. Its a beautiful not too pricey family area with lots of character and close to the city.
Pros
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • Incredibly Safe!
Cons
  • prices very depending on location so do your research
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5/5
2yrs+

"I know how to sniff out a good suburb .. Literally!!"

I love the city of Prospect! Lets start with the amayzing line up of cafe's and restaurants on the main strip of Prospect road! YUM! I cant count how many times i've just wondered into a random cafe and fell in love with it.

A bit on the pricy side is prospect but you get what you pay for. Amazing, vintage stunning homes with excellent refurbishment/renovation potential on their decent sized blocks!

A bit of traffic at times especially when the tour down under is under way but overall if you love being local to the city or north adelaide and only 20 away from the beach then their should be nothing stoping you from moving into the lovely neighborhood!
Pros
  • Great neighbours!
  • amazing cafe culture
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • Incredibly Safe!
  • walking distance to North Adelaide
Cons
  • prices very depending on location so do your research
  • The price tag
  • Traffic
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"So close to the city and yet still affordable with an abundance of Character."

Prospect is full of Character homes that have been extended and refurbished, there is the occasional knock down with something modern however the character home still has the strong hold. Well laid out and good size blocks with a short route to the city make Prospect high on many peoples list. There is a sense that the further you are from Churchill rd and Regency rd the better but Ive noticed a real change in that thinking over the past 18 months. A lot of people dont want to be north side of Prospect rd, however even that mind set has changed a little with renovators and developers wanting to buy now in this area due to the Churchill rd developments. With good services restaurants and schools also Nth Adelaide just down the road Prospect is one of the most sought after suburbs.
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North
North You mean 'sought after suburbs'?
2yrs+
Brett Pilgrim
Brett Pilgrim Oops Thank you !!
2yrs+
North
North That's ok.
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Prospect is a lovely area."

Its very safe, very clean and green, and peace, you only hear birds chirping!! Neighbours are lovely and friendly, they actually say hello to you when you walk in the street. Prospect is a great lifestyle. Prospect Road is like O'Connell Street in North Adelaide! Restrants, cafes, shops, and 5 mins to the city!!!!!!!! I would recommend this area, Definitely!
Pros
  • Incredibly Safe!
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • Great neighbours!
Cons
  • Traffic
  • The price tag
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 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+

"Prospect - could it be one of the best an up and coming inner suburban hot spots?"

So close to the city with heaps of cool cafes coffee shops Prospect has a funky vibe to it and it is known for beautiful Character homes that most would love
Pros
  • walking distance to North Adelaide
  • amazing cafe culture
  • great returns on renovated homes
  • Great neighbours!
Cons
  • prices very depending on location so do your research
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North
North I know Prospect is a price tag area and so with surrounding suburbs, so do your search.
2yrs+
George Psarros
George Psarros Still great value in my opinion with the area continually developing the pride of home owners is high which makes it more attractive to families and professionals that want a character home on a big block.
2yrs+
North
North Well, its MY opinion because, I know a friend who actually LIVES in the area. He told me its always expensive here.
2yrs+
George Psarros
George Psarros I appreciate your view but disagree some of the Eastern Suburbs are alot more expensive to purchase in but arguably worse areas
2yrs+
North
North OK, I also appreciate your answer as well. Your right. Actually, the suburbs in the East are much more expensive than Prospect. That's very true. I am sorry for not thinking that before I answered. Sorry.
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"5 Stars"

Whats not to like
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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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb!"

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

"An increasingly prestigious suburb with an associated price tag"

Prospect has certainly evolved in the last 20 years. As a child living in a neighbouring suburb, I often visited this area which then was an average working class suburb. While some Prospect residents who bought before the real estate boom in the early 2000s may still fit this description, the price of the average Prospect home would now be out of reach of this demographic.

Prospect has many wide leafy streets dominated by lovely bungalow style homes that were predominately built in the 1920s and 1930s. At the North Adelaide end of Prospect, the homes become older and the price tags increase. Many homes have been beautifully renovated and had large extensions put on them.

Cafes and restaurants abound on Prospect Road. In the last 15 years it has evolved to become a mini North Adelaide. One is spoilt for choice when eating out. Boutique shops are becoming a more regular occurrence along this strip and I'm sure it is only time before it evolves into a northern version of Norwood's The Parade.

Prospect certainly has many fantastic features, but I believe that the cost of housing in this suburb has been over inflated by middle class families wanting to live close to the city. This suburb that was once relatively affordable is now out of the reach of many people.

Some Prospect homes are prone to movement and therefore cracking. Some parts of Prospect are set on clay soil, a factor that many are not aware of. Before purchasing your expensive updated bungalow, it may be worth checking this out.

All in all a lovely suburb if you can afford the price tag.
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5/5
2yrs+
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Awsome Prospect"

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4/5
2yrs+

"A wonderfula area that is still improving"

A great inner city location that is still on its way on the up. It is getting more a more expensive in here and in many ways it is still worth it. Depending on the street, you could be in the most beautiful street in Adelaide that betters its rivals in the inner east and south east or just another inner northern suburbs street.

Prospect road is a great street for a lot of things and has some wonderful little cafes and restaurants.
I have long looked at trying to buy in Prospect but it has forever been just beyond my reach and will only get furtehr out of reach for many.

The blocks are often of a good size and the older houses are stunning. However, while many have been restored there are still a number that need a bit of work.

Prospect has some great facilities close by and some good schools. However, crime is still a problem here. It often features in the Messenger for the wrong reasons.

It is close to the city and well serviced by public transport so if you work in the city this is a great spot. Eastern suburbs lifestyle but without the price tag...yet.
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4/5
2yrs+

"A great spot for families"

Prospect is a very large suburb spanning from the edge of North Adelaide all the way to Regency Road.

There are some lovely living areas around the leafy streets on either side of the Southern end of Prospect Road, with lots of old bungalow homes which have undergone recent renovation. The renovation trend is slowly heading north, as street by street of this huge suburb undergo quite major facelifts.

Prospect Road itself has a number of cafés, shops and a large complex with lots of fresh produce including Adelaide Fresh, which offers one of the best range of fruit and vegetables in Adelaide.

Just a short distance from the city, you can be in the heart of the CBD in 15 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bus (with frequent buses on Prospect Road, Churchill Road and Main North Road).

There is a huge range of facilities nearby for sport - the Aquatic Centre, the North Adelaide golf course, various gyms and the Adelaide parklands with soccer fields, tennis courts and cricket pitches. There are parklands nearby (great for walking the dog or playing with the kids).

Schools include Prospect Primary and Blackfriar’s (a Catholic boys school), and there are a number of childcare spots along Prospect Road.

It is a diverse suburb, with a number of family homes, executive townhouses and student rental accommodation, so you’ll be sure to find something to suit.
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Best Streets in Prospect

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Wilson Street

3.5/5
"Rocking Highbury Street"
-34.8941489789 138.6003569777
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Prospect Rd

2.5/5
"A busy street with lots to do - great for family"
-34.8793035628 138.5934584866

Unranked Streets in Prospect

"Handy Location with Big Blocks"
-34.8780980344 138.5950021094
"Walking distance to everything!"
-34.886968 138.598963
"pretty quiet considering the locale"
-34.87478 138.59814
"On the outer edge of Prospect - you might find a "renovator's dream" here"
-34.88078 138.58507
"The perfect spot to raise a family"
-34.889856205 138.5965730529