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- Families With Kids
Reviews of Smithfield, SA
New houses and developments does not validate an excuse for how rough this area is, sorry to say. Yes it's close to your local needs and yes there is cheap housing but I would rather feel safe in my area than constantly on edge in fear of being stabbed, bashed or worse. Same goes for its surrounding areas. Would recommend you check out Walkley Heights if you want a much safer and cheap option in the northern suburbs.
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I have lived here four 6 months not as bad as what everyone says but if I had more money I would live somewhere else
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"Unsafe - Cheap option."
I’ve lived here for 10 years. What’s happened? Our car got lit on fire, we have been robbed, and we have been crashed into (by a car). The SAME house. The greatest thing about Smithfield? Public transport! Absolutely convenient. Very cheap housing. If you plan to live here, please consider setting up a big gate, fencing, cameras, a bulldog, martial art skills, a bulletproof vest and bodyguards. It should be worth it if you are looking for an affordable house with decent public transport and shopping facilities.
"Crappy suburb surrounded by crappy suburbs"
There isn't much to say about Smithfield in positive terms, really. Located almost 45-50 minutes out of the CBD, Smithfield is a northern suburb of Adelaide and as the "northern suburbs" rings a bell, is a full-on crappy suburb. Giving it a rank of even 206th best area in Adelaide is beyond me. Smithfield is infested with crime. Definitely wouldn't let kids play out of the front of homes at pretty much anytime of the day, let alone night time! Gangs and hoons also seem to enjoy causing trouble to the area as well, obviously making the area worse. What's worse is that you have to be on-edge every time you step out of your front door in Smithfield. No, it isn't a stereotypical behaviour of the area; it's the truth. Loud and argumentative neighbours also seem to make sleeping at night very frustrating, even with loud parties and cars screaming past your home all hours of the night. The layout of the newer parts of Smithfield is very bland and boring, houses have no beautiful green strips or gardens to impress passbyers. Your pretty much lucky there isn't, actually, since it would deceive the area of being something like friendly, safe, and very quiet in which it is not. But anyway. There are some good shopping options in Smithfield, with Elizabeth City Centre at Elizabeth, Munno Para Shopping City at Smithfield, Hollywood Plaza at Salisbury Downs, Blakeview shops and Parabanks Shopping Centre at Salisbury. Just be weary of late-night shopping coming across with very "interesting" and loud-mouthed people on some nights. Public transport running along Main North Road and back into the city. Schools are pretty average such as Salisbury High School, Trinity College and amongst others. I know a few people who have kids and don't even bother sending their kids to schools in the northern suburbs since they've heard of all the bad things that happen there, and often send their kids to schools 40 minutes to even one hour away.
Now you know the truth, what's the point in living here? It's dangerous and sketchy enough as it is and the other northern suburbs that surround it such as Davoren Park, Andrews Farm, Munno Para/Munno Para West, Smithfield Plains, etc etc, are just as bad as Smithfield. Only good things around here are the shopping options, public transport and cheap housing. Other than that, move somewhere more decent. Inner and outer southern suburbs are ten times better, inner northern suburbs fairly good as well but has some crime issues in some of its areas, eastern and western suburbs are pretty good as well, and what's good about it is that there are cheap housing in most areas where it is quiet, peaceful, extremely safe and friendly. Anyways, hope this helps!
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"Excellent place for all services eg. medical, transport, sporting, schools"
Lived in area for 26 years, constantly evolving, great council, all necessary services within easy access either by car, public transport or walking. Central between Barossa & Adelaide. Schools surrounding area. Parks. Nursing home facilities. Cost of rates very reasonable.
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- Families with kids