Renown Park, SA 5008

3.8(8 reviews)

Ranked 195th best suburb by locals in Adelaide (Greater) Region, SA

Great for

  • Eating out
  • Parks and recreation
  • Shopping options
  • Childcare
  • Peace and quiet

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Reviews of Renown Park, SA

janv1
janv1
21st October 2020

"Fear for my safety!"

Just moved into the area and I've already been harassed twice for cigarettes and once sexually harassed. Went for a walk on a nice warm night at 10 pm and a guy accosted me. He was trying to hug me, hold my hand and kept following me around not taking no for an answer. He said I made him feel good and I was his. It was incredibly frightening and I thought I was going to be attacked. It is a very dangerous and unsafe area if you are a female that likes to exercise by walking around and going to the parks. There are always men loitering around at night. I have seen syringes on the ground and in the mornings there is usually a lot of damage/vandalism that occurred during the night. I have seen large plants ripped out, council bins destroyed, graffitti, fences and posts destroyed. There are many people who walk vicious dogs with behavioural problems off lead in the parks. When I walk around the area there are aggressive dogs trying to get at me from behind fences in their yards and I am afraid of what will happen if they manage to get out. This area is the perfect example of how mixing housing commission houses in with general society does not work. That's not to say everyone in housing commission houses iare bad but in this area it is coming across that way to me. A lot of the area is unkept with weeds waist high. The house prices for this area are WAY over priced for the type of area it is. The only good I have to say about iRenown Park is it is close to the city and a convenient location, but then so are a lot of safer, nicer areas in Adelaide. I'm leaving as soon as I can, if I get out alive. If you don't believe me walk around after the sun goes down.

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sejt
sejt

Are you still living there? I have just rented a place there there and saw your review. Wish I saw this before lol. My place is at Stacey place. How is that place any idea?

mariadivya
mariadivya

Hi Sej, I have viewed a property in Renown park and would be moving in next week. Please advise how safe you have been feeling since the time you moved to the new place at Renown Park ? your response would be really appreciated.

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"Never really felt safe here"

I’ve lived here for almost 2 years now and I’ve never really felt safe in this neighbourhood. Some areas still have lots of government housing, and it’s not uncommon to find needles etc on the footpath in the more secluded areas. There are lots of large sports ovals and parks, which are nice during the day, but I often hear firecrackers and things being set off there during the night. It’s certainly not a suburb I would be comfortable walking around at night without several other people. Petty crime, such as theft, is very common.

Lots of new developments are popping up, which I think will improve the quality of people in the neighbourhood, but they’re only going to add to the traffic problem. There aren’t really any decent supermarkets or shopping centres/cafes nearby either. I generally go to the Churchill Centre to do shopping, which is still a 10-15 drive away, depending on the traffic.

I would advise anyone looking to live here to thoroughly check out the area before putting in an offer to buy/rent. Some areas are fine, but other secluded pockets are anything but.

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amandaharding1
amandaharding1

Which areas would consider better? "Some areas are fine"
I'm doing my research before buying a propriety there and I would love to hear from you.

sejt
sejt

sejt
Are you still living there? I have just rented a place there there and saw your review. Wish I saw this before lol. My place is at Stacey place. How is that place any idea?

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"Busy area becoming high rise"

Have a friend who lives in this area. Hate driving there as getting very busy. Have stayed there overnight to look after kids and there are always idiots hooning around and nearby is Devon and Dudley park which unfortunately has still a lot of unsavoury people. Blocks getting smaller and high rise development. Personally I don't feel safe there and wouldn't want to live there.

Great for

  • Great location - close to City, Cafes, Restaurants, Cinemas, Beach
  • Public Transport Options

Not great for

  • Near unsafe areas
  • Traffic getting very bad
  • Morning peak hour can be a hassle

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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"Get in early"

RENOWN PARK is the last affordable suburb in the last affordable city on the mainland. It's boxed in between Bowden/ Brompton, Charles Sturt Council has pumped heaps of $$ into developing AND Devon Park, which Prospect Council has pumped the $$ into... So you see the next step is Renown Park. Charles Sturt will inevitably look over to reinvigorate the suburb and therefore it will be out of reach in affordability like all areas of gentrification.

Large blocks with potential to subdivide and rundown houses needing refurbishment!

Very green and parks about the place.

GET IN AND BUY NOW!

Traffic is about to heavily managed with the South Road Underpass etc upgrade... The con has been sorted on paper!!

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  • Affordable, quiet and safe
  • Great location - close to City, Cafes, Restaurants, Cinemas, Beach
  • Very good public transport
  • Public Transport Options

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"Close to CBD & North Adelaide"

Great location for those looking for value and close proximity to the City. Situated towards the top end of Torrens Rd, makes it an easy trip to town, although peak hour traffic can cause delays, especially in the mornings. Transport options include buses & trains. Lots of traditional sized blocks, with some renewal going on. Most homes are post war, with some pockets of Trust homes (& Ex-Trust). No more or less crime than anywhere else, the odd colourful characters, a large sports field in Johnston Reserve. Easy Access to O'Connell Street in North Adelaide for cafes & restaurants, as well as the Port Road zone with the Entertainment Centre, The Gov, etc. not to mention the Bombay Bicycle Club on Torrens Rd. & Aquatic Centre! Lots of services within a short drive.

Great for

  • Public Transport Options
  • Affordable, quiet and safe
  • Great location - close to City, Cafes, Restaurants, Cinemas, Beach

Not great for

  • Morning peak hour can be a hassle

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
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"A peaceful area - with great options"

I have lived in Renown Park for 16 years now and its a terrific area. Great options for anybody interested in having the city life without the noise. Only 5 minute drive into town and very close to North Adelaide and all of its great shopping and food options. Local sports club is a community club and good fun to be around. Multiple schools in the area with great food options close by.

Great for

  • Affordable, quiet and safe
  • Great location - close to City, Cafes, Restaurants, Cinemas, Beach
  • Very good public transport

Not great for

  • Morning peak hour can be a hassle

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"So handy a location that you dont need a car"

5 minute drive to work in the city! a few short minutes and your in North Adelaide or Prospect Resturants and Cafes.
From my home in Renown Park, I can within 6 minutes walk to a doctor, pharmacy, 24 Hour service station, Foodland, Green Grocer, Bakery, IGA, Post Office, several nice takeaways, a nice resturant.

Great for

  • Affordable, quiet and safe
  • Great location - close to City, Cafes, Restaurants, Cinemas, Beach
  • Very good public transport

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
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"Renown Park - Inner City Secret"

I've lived in McQuillan Avenue, Renown Park for over 15 years now and I've seen it evolve into a great suburb. The convenience factor alone is brilliant! Being very close to North Adelaide's Aquatic Centre, O'Connell Street's restaurants and cafes, Prospect Road, the Picadilly Cinema five minutes in one direction and Greater Union five minutes in the opposite direction, the beaches, the airport, the Entertainment Centre, the tram line, and you're within walking distance of the CBD!

There're a great range of schools within easy reach such as Blackfriar's, Wilderness and St Dominic's and there are fantastic medical facilities close by including Calvary Hospital, the Women and Children's and the Queen Elizabeth.

Renown Park is well established with lots of nice landscaping. At the start of Spring, the flowering plums are in bloom along McQuillan Avenue and also other streets and it's magnificent. Being an established suburb, there are some really nice homes to be found and well-manicured gardens. There are lots of open space areas with playgrounds for children or walking the dog. A five minute walk and you're into the Adelaide Parklands.

The general area which includes Brompton, Ridleyton, Croydon, Ovingham is very safe and fairly quiet. The neighbours are from a diverse cultural mix and all are very friendly. Being inner suburban, the older homes are being redveloped into smaller townhouses and therefore bringing people even closer. However, the mix of people is progressively changing from elderly couples to younger professionals who enjoy the close proximity of the city without having to put up with living in a cramped apartment.

There is a bit of traffic during morning peak hour along the main roads but nothing unexpected. There's the train crossing along Torren's road which sometimes causes some delays but the upside is that there is a convenient train station (Ovingham Station) which is close by. Renown Park is a small suburb but it does span South Road. South Road is quite busy with lots of heavy traffic during peak hour but away from this road, the congestion lowers significantly. The intersection of Torrens and South, marked by the long-established McDonalds restaurant, is quite busy during peak hour but delays are comparible to other major junctions.

The suburb is very well serviced with public transport. Buses travel frequently past on Torrens Road, Churchill Road, Hawker Street, and South Road. There is Ovingham Station for those who prefer rail or the tram line which ends at the Entertainment Centre. However, to get the to tram line will require a 20 minute walk or a 2 minute drive along Chief Street (from McQuillan Ave). Renown Park is also just outside the AdelaideMetro's "2-Section" zone for bus travel - therefore getting off just a few stops earlier in North Adelaide and walking will save nearly 50% in bus fares.

Renown Park is great for people who enjoy being close to the city and all the amenities that come with such a location but also enjoy the quick drive to the beach or enjoying a nice coffee along one of the several close cafe strips. The area is culturally diverse and friendly, with lots to discover but above all, it's also affordable.

Great for

  • Great location - close to City, Cafes, Restaurants, Cinemas, Beach
  • Affordable, quiet and safe
  • Very good public transport

Not great for

  • Morning peak hour can be a hassle

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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