6.5 out of 10

Smithfield

Ranked 214th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.6845549306402 138.6863113525
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Pest Free
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
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1/5
Aug 11, 2017

"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!
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 *40 minutes
Aug 11, 2017
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1/5
2yrs+

"Smithfield or Smiffffffffff-field as known by the locals."

nothing good happening... carry on
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philcrist
philcrist LMAO thats hilarious, recommended for gay and lesbians. GOLD
Aug 10, 2017
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1/5
2yrs+

"Full of bogans!"

You take your life in your hands driving through the northern suburbs! Move where the decent folk live.
skyline
skyline thankyou! some one that actually speaks the truth. as soon as you walk into Smithfield, especially at night, you are pretty much skating on thin ice with your life. probably get stabbed or something after 15 minutes
2yrs+
nermal1
nermal1 Agreed.Have personally never walked in the area but the thought of driving through there and going to the local mall there scares me.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Fully agree with the review and two comments!
Feb 12, 2017
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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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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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markd22
markd22 You must be high writing this.
4 days ago
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
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nermal1
nermal1 I could be wrong here but most of them live someplace else.We knew of a Doctor that worked in that part of town but actually lives in Walkerville.
2yrs+
markd22
markd22 This is only because the doctors with overseas MBBS qualifications cannot work in the metro area. I can bet a million dollars, they'll run away, given the choice.
4 days ago
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Best Streets in Smithfield

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Wayfarer Mws

4.5/5
"quiet street, lovely park across the road"
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