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4/5
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"Great inner city living"

Pulteney Street runs through the heart of Adelaide's CBD. It is home to a number of businesses, and also offers various options for high density apartment style living.

The location is very good, and great for professionals who are based in the CBD. You could be at your desk in minutes! The apartments here are also just a short walk from the main shopping strips of Adelaide (such as Rundle Mall or Rundle Street).

There are also some fantastic dining options nearby, such as the recently refurbished Wine Underground (just around the corner on Pirie Street) and Coopers Ale House (a popular pub and sports bar that pours excellent local beers and serves some of Adelaide's biggest schnitzels!).

There are also lots of recreational opportunities nearby, with a number of gyms in the area as well as the parklands that are great for exercising and just a few streets away.

All in all, Pulteney Street offers some excellent inner city living if you like being right in the centre of town.
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4/5 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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"Country living at its best"

Langmeil Road is a long street, lined with big houses on quite large properties (some up to 1-2 acres) backing on to the North Para River. The views are spectacular, with rolling countryside and cliffs.

This area is only a couple of streets from the Main Street, but feels like it could be 1,000 miles from anywhere. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. The children will grow up with a true sense of adventure, having spent days exploring the hills, the nearby quarry and the creek. There is a large sporting complex across the road, with an oval, tennis courts and a swimming pool.

The street has a great sense of community, as does the entire town. It really is a spot where everyone knows your name!
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4/5 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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Grand homes and two university colleges - an interesting mix!"

Pennington Terrace is a leafy street situated on the very edge of the North Adelaide parklands. It is a wide street, with a number of grand old homes with sweeping views across Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills.

The area is very comfortable and in a great location, with the leading retail and leisure strip of O'Connell Street just a short drive away. Close to the CBD, this area is the perfect spot to be based.

Pennington Terrace is also home to two of Adelaide's leading university colleges - St Mark's and Aquinas, who incidentally happen to be great rivals. The street can occasionally be quite noisy at key university related events throughout the year - whether it is during O'Week in summer or the occasional pub night.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"The perfect base in North Adelaide"

In just 400 metres, Archer Street connects the bustling retail district of O'Connell Street to its west, with the serene parklands adjacent to Le Fevre Terrace to its east. Residents of this highly sought after address are just minutes on foot from some of Adelaide's best bars and cafes (the Archer Hotel pours a great beer), and also the tranquility of the open spaces of the Northern Parklands. Cosmopolitan Melbourne Street is only a further 5 minutes down the hill for a change of scenery, The CBD is a brisk 25-30 minute walk, or an easy 3-5 minute drive (except for peak hour in the morning - Frome Road can be notoriously slow).

This street is home to many young professionals and small families. All the conveniences of North Adelaide are at your fingertips here, from supermarkets to schools to golf courses - there is little need for a car if you're lucky enough to be based in this address. Parking can be a headache, but residents can generally apply for a limited number of permits for the available on-street parking. Also this street is no stranger to the occasional noisy revellers making their way home after closing time.

Overall, this street offers an excellent base in North Adelaide.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"Quiet, pleasant and great for kids"

Park Street is located just two streets away from Tanunda's main street. It is home to the local baker, a previous town mayor and a world-famous winemaker.

Houses only line the northern side of the street. The southern side is the start of Tanunda's main sporting facilities, with an oval, tennis court and swimming pool. This is really great for kids.

It is a very good location, close to the main street and just around the corner from the famous Apex Bakery, with some of the best bread in South Australia.
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2/5
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"A quiet residential street, but with some security concerns"

This quiet street has become increasingly popular with Adelaide renters. With a number of small but well maintained cottages with neatly manicured gardens, rents are low but the quality of accommodation is high.

It is in a handy spot, just north of the Adelaide parklands. There are a number of recreational facilities nearby (such as the Hawker Street gym, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre and the North Adelaide Golf Course). The retail precincts of Prospect Road and O'Connell Street are just a short drive away.

Recent events in the area have given rise to some security concerns (stolen numberplates and attempted front door break-ins), so take care if living here.
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4/5
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"Modern townhouse living - great for professionals"

Symonds Place is a narrow street just to the south of Adelaide's CBD, traversing between South Terrace and Halifax Street.

The area has undergone a major development in the last 10 years, and the stylish (and very uniform) townhouses were built. All of the homes here were constructed to the same plan, and have ground level parking, living area and kitchen on level 2 and two bedrooms and a bathroom on level 3. Many of the townhouses sneak views to the Adelaide Hills in the east and the sea in the west.

The location is great - just a stone's throw from the Central Market and Gouger Street, so fresh produce and cheap eats are definitely on the cards here.

This low maintenance apartment style living is definitely best suited to professional couple or singles. The rent in this area is quite high.
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3/5
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"Quiet and peaceful - a great spot to retire"

Novar Gardens is a neat and well manicured suburb, situated about 20 minutes from Adelaide's CBD and just a short drive from Glenelg. The homes here are mostly 1960s orange brick single storey houses. The blocks are a comfortable size, and every seems to be perfectly manicured.

The area has quite an ageing population. This seems to be a very welcoming area for retirees, and there is certainly a strong sense of community between the neighbours here.

The suburb only seems to have a small corner store, and so Marion and Glenelg are really the best options for shopping. They are both quite close by.

The only downside to the street is that it is situated right under the flight path, but fortunately the Adelaide curfew for flight times prevents any late night and early morning flights.
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3/5
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"A peaceful street for the most part"

Kermode Street is situated at the southern end of North Adelaide, just a short walk or bus ride from the CBD.

The street is tree-lined with a number of renovated cottages and modern homes. Parking is always tight, and frequently monitored. The location is excellent - close to busy O'Connell Street and all of its shops, cafés, restaurants and other services and facilities. The location is also very close to lots of recreational facilities, including jogging tracks around the River Torrens, golf courses and top-notch gyms.

The street is also home to one of Adelaide's leading university colleges. Whilst usually quite quiet, there are few key times every year where the college rares to life, holding late night parties and pub nights which can keep the neighbourhood awake.
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4/5
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"An exclusive beachfront street on the southern coast"

Olivers Parade is an exclusive street in the beachside suburb of Hayborough, offering parcels of prime real estate. It is situated on the beachfront at Hayborough, a delightful suburb situated just outside of Victor Harbour. The houses along this stretch are out of this world - grand and modern beach houses of multiple levels, with a garden and a good few carparks.

The views are incredible - sweeping from Port Elliot (and on a clear day all the way to Goolwa) and around to Encounter Bay in Victor Harbour.

The area has just a couple of small shops nearby, but it is best to head to Victor Harbour for any major shopping requirements or other services.
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2/5
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"A busy road on the outskirts of Adelaide's CBD"

Richmond Road is a major road spanning from the south-western corner of the parklands and heading towards the beach. It is home to a number of businesses, and is quite a commercial area.

However there are a number of homes dotted along Richmond Road. It is quite an inexpensive place to live (whether as a rental or to buy), despite the close proximity to the city, so is worthwhile considering.

There are frequent buses along Richmond Road, so you can be in the CBD in 10 minutes or go the other direction and you'll be on the beach in 20.
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4/5 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 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"A perfect spot for family, right on the parklands"

Lovely and leafy Mackinnon Parade is situated right next to the Torrens on the edge on North Adelaide. It looks out across the Uniloop sports fields, and so is a great spot for sports enthusiastics. There are frequent sports matches held here, and there is a 2.2 kilometre jogging track which you can easily extend by detouring along the Torrens.

The homes here are grand townhouses, with the occasional apartment block or uni style accommodation. Some of the older homes are being demolished to make way for more modern properties. The old Uni Gym is still on Mackinnon Parade, but is a bit of an eyesore. I'm sure that plans are underway to demolish it and rebuild as well.

There are lots of cafés, pubs and restaurants in the area, as well as good corner stores (such as The Store).

Whilst in a peaceful parkland location, one problem suffered by residents here is the some of the noise levels emanating from the zoo - the howling of the monkeys can be quite an abrupt wake up call on Sunday mornings!
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4/5
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"An exclusive street in an exclusive suburb"

Seventh Avenue is a charming street. It is wide and lined with plane trees, with a number of well maintained houses and manicured gardens.

Popular with families, many of whom have pets, the area is a great spot to raise kids. There are a number of schools in the region, including the prestigious St Peter's College (a leading private boys school).

Close to the Torrens and the Adelaide parklands, this is a great location to go for a jog, cycle or to walk the dog.

The city is just a short drive or bus ride away.

A major drawcard for this area is the wonderful St Peter's Bakery situated just around the corner on Stephens Terrace.
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3/5
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"A major road linking the CBD to the suburbs"

Payneham Road is a busy street with lots of traffic, spanning from Hackney Road at the eastern edge of the CBD to the Adelaide foothills. Traffic can be difficult because parking is permitted (at most times during the day) along the road, often forcing the traffic flow to manage between just one and a half lanes.

The area has lots of shops and services, and there is a large supermarket in the Avenues supermarket just around the corner on Stephen Terrace.

It is quite easy to acces the CBD from here, as there are frequent buses servicing the area.

The area offers a range of housing styles, and is popular with families, renters and retirees.
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4/5
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"A busy street just around the corner from the Parade"

Osmond Terrace is a major thoroughfare, spanning from Walkerville all the way through to Kensington. The Norwood section of Osmond Terrace is quite charming, with a grassy median strip and many plane trees.

There are a number of interesting businesses and facilities along the road, including the Oriental Pub (which has undergone a major renovation in the last couple of years), the Norwood 10 Pin Bowling, Bottega Rotolo (a wonderful Italian store selling delicious produce) and the Adelaide Central School of Art.

There are a number of modern townhouses here, great for professional couples. There are also some established houses, and a couple of run down properties just waiting to be redeveloped.

There is a pub and bottleshop at the end of the street, which happens to intersect the bustling café and shopping strip of the Norwood Parade.
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3/5
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"A great spot for families, couples, renters and retirees"

The Beulah Park section of Magill Road is located to the east of Portrush Road. This area has a very Italian population, and has a real sense of community. There are lots of good Italian cafés in the area, and some smaller produce stores.

The homes in the area are quite mixed in style, with cottages, bungalows, modern duplex houses and townhouses. The mix of residents is varied too, with families, renters (such as uni students) and professional couples all living in the area.

It is just a 20 minute bus ride in to the CBD, and is serviced regularly by Adelaide's bus lines.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"A quiet and narrow residential street"

Abbott Lane is a very narrow little street stretching between Pennington Terrace and Kermode Street. It is an excellent location for uni students and professionals, as the CBD is only a 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride away.

Situated right next door to the parklands, there are a huge number of fitness options including running/cycling around the Torrens, golf at the North Adelaide Golf Course or a good workout at the Next Generation gym.

The street is incredibly narrow, so parking can be difficult. Not all of the houses have garage parking, so beware because the parking inspectors do monitor this street.
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3/5
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"A busy road that leads you straight to the hills"

Kensington Road is a busy road that heads from the major (and difficult!) intersection at Dequetteville Terrace up towards the foothills.

The traffic can be quite heavy on this road during peak hour, although naturally it does ease off the further you are from the city.

Kensington is a popular residential suburb. Many of the homes are spacious and on comfortable sized blocks. It is a good area for raising children, with a number of public and private schools in the nearby areas, as well as lots of recreational facilities.
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4/5
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"A quiet country-style main street"

Murray Street is Angaston's main street. It is home to a number of heritage buildings, cafés and the famous Angas Park (for dried fruits and chocolates).

Set on the edge of the Barossa Valley, Angaston is in the heart of the wine region. Yalumba (Australia's largest family owned winery) is just a 5 minute drive away.

Murray Street is a pretty tree-lined street, and has all of the essential shops and services. There are a number of residential homes in the area. Many are large country houses built on spacious properties, some of many acres in size.

It is a safe town and friendly neighbourhood, with a strong sense of community - a great place to raise kids.
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3/5
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"Great inner city living"

Pitt Street is a busy street that stretches from Circular Quay back through the CBD of Sydney. It is a popular street for tourists, particularly because it is home to the busy Pitt Street Mall. This pedestrian-only shopping strip has a number of great stores on offer, from the big chains through to the small boutiques.

Rising up above Pitt Street are a number of high rises, some for businesses and others residential. Pricing is quite high here, as the inner city address tends to command a huge premium.
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5/5
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"Walking distance from the CBD"

Highly popular with professional couples, Paddington is a very popular spot just to the east of the CBD. It is within easy walking distance, and also serviced by frequent buses.

The streets are really picturesque here, with row after row of Victorian terrace houses. Many have small courtyards out the back, so you can find just enough room for a BBQ and the chance to make the most of the Sydney sun.

The suburb is really quite quaint and full of surprises. There are many little clusters of stores and cafés on street corners, often servicing delicious organic food or Thai. There are also a number of cool pubs tucked away in the quiet streets.
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5/5
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"A wonderful tree-lined street and café culture"

Queen Street Woollahra is a beautiful street. Full of boutique stores, homeware shops, cafés and the occasional florist, it is a lovely place to spend the day.

Just 5 kilometres to the east of the Sydney CBD, house prices here are steep, particularly due to the charming Victorian terraced homes that the region is so popular for.

This area has quite a sophisticated feel to it, so it would be best suited to professional couples and retirees, or anyone who enjoys catching up with their girlfriends for some shopping and an afternoon coffee.
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4/5
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"Very convenient to the CBD and great shopping too"

Oxford Street is a popular Sydney location. It is an inner city suburb situated just 3 kilometres to the east of the Sydney CBD. Famous for its boutique and chain stores, cafés and restaurants, Oxford Street is a desirable spot to be based.

Houses in the area are the typical Victorian terraces - all very charming on the narrow and busy streets. Parking, as expected, can be very difficult. However the area is so well serviced by public transport that chances are you can get by without a car.
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3/5
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"A rapidly growing and increasingly popular inner city suburb"

Pyrmont had had its ups and downs. First it was a bustling sea port, wharf and storehouse, but this slowly declined as industry relocated elsewhere. Pyrmont is on the 'up' again, as many commercial operations and residents return to the area.

Still famous for its fish markets, Pyrmont has a few great dining spots tucked away. Transport here is quick and frequent, including by the monorail from the Sydney CBD.

The area is undergoing quite a revamp. The high density apartment living seems to be popular, despite the distinct lack of community that seems to go with it.
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3/5
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"Tiny country town in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region"

Pokolbin is a small country town situated about 160 kilometres outside of Sydney. It is a small town, with under 1,000 residents.

Famous for its wine-producing, Pokolbin is home to a number of the Hunter's most famous labels (such as Lindemans, MacWilliams and Tyrrells.

It is a lovely spot to be based, as the town has a true sense of pride and community given the success of the regions wine industry.
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3/5
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"Inner city living in the heart of busy Sydney"

Elizabeth Street is one of the central streets in Sydney. It is loud, busy and bustling. It is full of shops at street level, and offices and residential apartments up and above.

Living here would be interesting. It would be super-convenient if you worked in the city. You could be in your office in just minutes, and the style of living is very low maintenance.

However it could get a bit tiresome - the street is always busy and there is not a great sense of community here.

The big benefits are that you are just a stone's throw from both the botanic gardens and Sydney Harbour, so there are plenty of options to get some fresh air and a change of view.
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3/5
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"Where heritage buildings meet high-rise"

Parramatta is Sydney's 2nd CBD, as it is a busy commercial and government hub. With a number of government agencies based here and the headquarters for many businesses, there a many job opportunities for professionals in this area.

The commercial area is flanked by some high density apartment blocks - great for efficient, low maintenance living with the convenience of the CBD at your doorstep. The density loosens up a bit as you move further away from the CBD, where you will find a number of older homes and townhouses on larger blocks. The city is very pretty, with a number of historic and heritage-listed buildings and homes too.

Its a great spot for family, with a number of schools and a strong emphasis on sport.

The area is a major transport hub, so you can quickly and easily be wherever you need in the Sydney CBD which is just over 20 kilometres away.
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2/5
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"A thriving commercial centre in the heart of the Barossa"

Nuriootpa is the most commercial and industrial of the main towns in the Barossa Valley. This is reflected in the nature of its main street - Murray Street. The street is really 'down to business'. It has two very large shopping centres, a number of businesses, hotels and other shops. Traffic is consistently heavy, and quite noisy too.

Despite the noise and the traffic, this is a good spot to raise a family. There are a number of houses along Murray Street - some in federation style and others simple brick, all with large gardens. There are both primary and secondary schools within walking distance from here, as well as lots of sporting facilities including an oval, tennis courts and a swimming pool.
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3/5
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"Quiet, pleasant and in the heart of the Barossa Valley"

Maria Street is a lovely street set in the middle of Tanunda, which is in the heart of the Barossa Valley.

Maria Street is a testament to the Barossa's heritage, with a number of old German cottages that have stood the test of time and are now heritage-listed.

Running parallel to the Main Street, Maria Street is close to the shops, services and facilities of the town of Tanunda.

It is a great spot to raise a family. It is close to the two local primary schools, one called Tanunda Lutheran and the other called Tanunda Primary. It is also very close to Tanunda's park, sporting oval, tennis courts and swimming pool.
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5/5
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"Perfect location, particularly for catching up with friends over a coffee"

Stuart Road, Dulwich is a charming street. It is a wide street and lined with trees. The homes are bungalow style or Federation style houses, many having undergone large renovations in recent years. House prices in this area are high as a result.

Very popular with families and professional couples, Stuart Road is in the heart of Dulwich. There is a lovely stretch of shops on your doorstep, including a newsagency, bakery and some coffee shops. There are also some fantastic clothes and homewares boutiques just across the road. This is a great spot to catch up with your girlfriends for a spot of shopping and then afternoon tea.

Close to the CBD and easily accessible by bus, and only a 2 minute drive from Burnside Village (one of Adelaide's best shopping centres), the location is great.

There are lots of pet dogs in the area, and so you will enjoy a great sense of comraderie as you meet up with your neighbours whilst walking the dog in the surrounding streets.
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3/5
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"A safe, well-established neighbourhood"

This leafy tree-lined street is a lovely residential area in the suburb of Glenunga. The homes along Cedar Avenue are large and spacious, with big gardens and many with a pool. It is a home to a number of families.

The street is in a great location, just a 15 minute drive from the CBD. Burnside Village is just a few streets away, and has all you need in terms of supermarkets, fresh foods, gourmet shops and clothing boutiques.

The area also has a number of recreational options, including the large oval and tennis courts at Glenunga High School which are popular with the local residents seeking to burn off some energy.

The nightlife in the area is somewhat lacking. There are a couple of restaurants at the western end of Bevington Road, but there are no good pubs nearby.
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2/5
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"Heavy traffic and home-makers shops"

Anzac Highway is a major road that heads southwards from the city towards Glenelg. It is a very busy street, as it often funnels alot of the traffic from the sprawling southern suburbs into the CBD. As a result, it is noisy and busy, and can be inconvenient if you need to get somewhere in a hurry.

The surrounding streets have some nice homes - lots of 1960s cream brick properties. Overall very comfortable and well-maintained.

Anzac Highway itself is home to Ashford Hospital and also a number of furniture stores, so it seems to lack a true community feel.
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4/5
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"Trendy inner city living - a little bit hip and a little bit cool"

Wright Street is an inner city street, situated just to the south of the CBD and runs parallel to Gouger Street and all it has to offer.

Wright Street is home to a number of small businesses, and over the decade has developed in to a popular residential street. There are many cottages that have been renovated, and a few that have been knocked down and replaced with modern apartments and executive townhouses. The area is popular with renters, uni students and young professional couples.

The location is great - just a 5 minute walk from Chinatown and all of its wonderful (and cheap!) Asian restaurants. The Central Market is also situated here, so you can buy loads of fresh produce and gourmet food here too.
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"A rapidly developing neighbourhood on the road to the beach"

Busy Henley Beach Road is lined with shops, restaurants and pubs. It is rapidly developing in to a busy and popular residential area, as the street races to catch up with the booming suburb of Mile End.

Situated just 10 minutes from the CBD and 10 minutes from Henley Beach, it is a great spot for lifestyle. It is just an easy commute to work, and hitting the beach (whether for a swim or at least a long walk) before or after work is easily manageable. There are lots of public transport options here too.

Close to the huge home-owners centre of Mile End, it is a good spot for first home owners to buy and renovate. Prices are still quite reasonable in this area.
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2/5
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"A busy road in one of the less expensive suburbs of Adelaide"

Main North Road is the main highway heading from Adelaide to its northern suburbs and beyond.

Blair Athol is one of the northern suburbs, situated only a 20 kilometre drive outside of the CBD.

It is a good spot for families, with low cost housing and frequent public transport. There are a number of schools in the area, as well as shops, a huge supermarket and some fast food outlets.

The traffic along Main North Road maintains a steady flow, and can get very busy at peak hour. Traffic noise could be a problem for houses not set up to minimise it.
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steveadl
steveadl You're kidding right? How exactly is Blair Athol 20km from the CBD?! Try 8-9km.
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pmax
pmax Yeah, Blair Athol is 7-9km north of Adelaide CBD.
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"Quiet, friendly and perfectly manicured street"

Shelley Crescent is a very neat and well-manicured street. There are a number of large properties with spacious gardens, and each house has a sweeping view across Mt Gambier.

It is a great location, just on the edge of town. It is a quiet and peaceful spot, and well-suited to retirees.

The residents of Shelley Crescent are all very friendly, and there is a lovely sense of community here.

Just a 2 minute drive to the town centre, you can benefit from all of the shops, services and facilities that Mt Gambier has to offer.
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"Hillside living on the edge of South Australia's 2nd largest city"

Naylor Place is a picturesque street, set on the steep hills surrounding towards the Blue Lake. It is a residential street, with a number of large modern homes that all have fantastic views back across Mt Gambier.

The neighbours are very friendly, and there is a great sense of community here. Everyone knows each other very well, and will catch up for drinks or help out as the need arises.

Only a couple of kilometres from the centre of Mt Gambier, all of the shops and other services can be reached in minutes.
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  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"A great spot in North Adelaide - close to cafés and parklands"

Jerningham Street intersects Melbourne Street, and stretches to the parklands at both ends. It is a fantastic location, right in the heart of North Adelaide.

Its intersection with Melbourne Street really defines this area of lower North Adelaide, with the Lion on one corner (an Adelaide institution - great pub and stellar restaurant), the Store and Cafe Bocca on two other corners (both popular cafés) and then fourth corner with a Cibo (for great coffee) and Dairy Bell (for home-made icecream).

The houses along here vary. There are cottages (some B&Bs, others owned by professional couples), stately homes (owned by families) and apartments (for uni students and professionals).

There are lots of recreational options, with the Uniloop playing fields at one end, the walking/cycling tracks around the Torrens nearby and a number of gyms in nearby streets.
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"Fashionable and expensive"

This harbourside suburb is renowned for its exclusive and prestigious address. Just 4 kilometres to the east of the CBD, Double Bay is one of THE addresses to have. Unfortunately however this place is priced out of the reach of most people.

There are many stunning residential properties in this region, with quite a few claiming a harbour front view.

Double Bay's commercial area is really quite delightful, with a number of expensive and exclusive shops, boutique hotels and dining options.
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"Seaside living - catch a ferry to work in the CBD!"

Manly is a beachside suburb, 17 kilometres to the north-east of the Sydney CBD.

Famous for its long stretch of sandy beaches, Manly is a popular surf spot and attracts many tourists throughout the year.

The region has a strong sporting culture, and Manly is home to its own Rugby League team. Sailing is also popular in this area, as is surfing and body boarding.

The esplanade is now lined with high density apartment blocks, all offering fantastic views.

The commercial area of town is called the Corso, and this offers a number of outdoor cafés and boutique shops.

Accessing the CBD is easy from here, with frequent ferries and also a dedicated bus line.
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"Harbour views and transport terminals"

This busy area in the heart of Sydney Harbour has a number of permanent apartments available. It is a bustling spot, full of tourists all year round. This area of the harbour is a major transport terminal, so you will see ferries rolling in and out all day.

Many of the apartments have sweeping harbour views, looking over the famous landmarks of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. This view is worth the huge price-tag.

It might be a difficult place to be based in the long term, given the transient nature of the crowds who frequent here. However this could be easily overlooked if you focus more on the incredible location and the view.
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"A picturesque and popular spot, with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour"

Beautiful Rose Bay - just 6 kilometres to the east of Sydney. With many grand waterfront properties, many with cutting edge designs, this location definitely comes with a hefty price tag.

However the suburb also offers a large number of apartment blocks and high rise living. Popular with young professionals, this area is a good spot to commute to the CBD.

This area offers a huge number of recreational activities. Golf and sailing are both particularly popular here.
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"Great for commerce, and shopping too"

Bondi Junction is a high density commercial hub situated just 6 kilometres from the Sydney CBD. There are a number of businesses headquartered here, and it continues to grow.

Bondi Junction also has some absolutely huge shopping malls. The Westfield is one of the biggest shopping areas I have seen in Australia.

The residential areas close to the suburb's commercial centre are high-rise apartment style living. However there are some low density options on the outer edge of the suburb, with a number of homes in Victorian and Federation style.
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"Stylish, relaxed and charming - I would live here in a second!"

Delightful Woollahra, I love this place! Famous for its tree-lined streets and charming homes, Woollahra is situated just 5 kilometres to the east of Sydney.

It is a popular shopping spot, with the main shopping street lined with coffee bars, florists and boutique shops.

House prices are very high here, but to be expected given the great location and lovely village feel.

The CBD is just a short walk away, or can be easily accessed by bus.
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"Busy and commercial, sandwiched between Darling Harbour and the CBD"

Lime Street is a commercial and residential street located on the edge of the CBD and fronting on to Darling Harbour. Quite a few places here have great views across the water.

However the street itself feels very impersonal and concrete-like. There are a few cafés and 24 hour stores, but the area really feels quite isolated and lonely. To remedy this, you can pop out to Darling Harbour, but this feels very touristy! All in all, I think the area lacks a bit of soul, but I guess this is to be expected from inner city living.
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"Live near Australia's most famous beach"

Bondi Beach is a suburb located about 7 kilometres from the Sydney CBD. It is an incredible popular spot with tourists, largely because of its famous beach. It can be absolutely packed in summer, and maintains quite a steady crowd year round.

The residential areas of Bondi offer a range of housing options, from expensive and exclusive beachside properties, to townhouses, to apartment blocks. It really just depends on what kind of lifestyle you're looking for, how close you want to be to the sea, and of course your budget.

The area also has a number of shopping centres and restaurants, and is an easy commute to the CBD.
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"A commercial hub with high density living"

St Leonards is situated about 5 kilometres to the north of the Sydney CBD. It is a large commercial centre in its own right, and is home to the headquarters of a number of large Australian companies.

The area has some very tall residential apartment towers. These are in a very convenient spot for those who work in St Leonards itself, and also for those who work in the city.

There are good transport links to the CBD, with frequent trains that will take you to the heart of the city.

There are a number of cafés and shops in the restaurant. However given the commercial feel to the place, you are probably best to head to some of the surrounding suburbs for a more relaxed and homely lifestyle.
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"Exclusive in parts, and not far from the CBD"

Lovely Mosman is about 8 kilometres to the north of Sydney's CBD. It is quite a varied suburb. There are some incredibly exclusive clifftop villas and great sea views. On the other hand, there are some pockets of very high density living, with apartment blocks and townhouses.

The area has a relaxed coastal feel, and has a number of beautiful beaches nearby such as Balmoral.

The region is quite a commercial hub, and the main shopping precinct is located on Military Road.

There are buses, trains and also ferries available to the CBD.
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"A long and busy road offering various lifestyle options"

Greenhill Road is a busy road that lines the southern edge of Adelaide's parklands. There are a few large apartment blocks here, including the modern Air Apartments, which offer amazing views from the Adelaide Hills, across the parklands and to the sea.

This is a great spot to be based. There are many buses in to the CBD, or you can walk in around 30 minutes. There are a number of good café strips and shops nearby (try Fullarton Road, Unley Road, Hyde Park or Goodwood Road) - it just depends on which part of the road you are located.

Greenhill Road also continues to the east, across Portrush Road and past Glynburn. The type of housing out this way soon change, with large bungalows and big gardens. This area is not as central to the CBD, but offers a lovely lifestyle in the foothills. Burnside Village is on the corner of Portrush and Greenhill, and offers a huge range of shops, cafés, supermarkets and other services.

The only downside is Greenhill Road
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"Modern apartment living close to the CBD"

Wakefield Street extends eastwards from the centre of Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide's CBD, and intersects Hutt Street. It is a good central location, and would be an easy stroll to any office in the Adelaide CBD.

The housing along Wakefield Street is quite modern, with a number of apartment blocks and some executive townhouses.

This is a good spot for lifestyle - just around the corner from Hutt Street and only few streets away from Adelaide's eastern parklands which includes a number of good jogging spots.

One potential downside is that Wakefield Hospital is just across the road. This has an emergency room, and so ambulance sirens are quite common. Not the best for a good night's sleep!
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  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
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"Inner city apartment living"

Until recently, Grenfell Street was a commercial hub and shopping street, with a few pubs and cafés. However the Adelaide apartment boom then began, and a number of residences emerged on busy Grenfell Street.

The location is really convenient - right in the heart of the CBD. The apartments at the eastern end of Grenfell Street are in a particularly good spot, just a street away from Rundle Street and all of its cafés, and just around the corner from Hutt Street.

Parking tends to be offered with the apartment, but it is very difficult for family or friends to find somewhere to park when visiting (unless they are happy to pay).

All in all, Grenfell Street offers some convenient and low maintenance living, but it is a long way from becoming a residential hub.
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"A great spot for uni students - excellent night life"

The apartments on Union Street are perfectly placed for those who love a real party atmosphere. Stretching between Grenfell Street and Rundle Street, this busy road is just right next door to the "Bunker", which is the live music venue for the adjacent Austral Pub. Chances are you will hear some cool beats and funky tunes until all hours over the weekend (even though a number of steps have been taken by the Austral to keep the noise down).

The location here is brilliant - two minutes from Adelaide Uni or a fifteen minute stroll to UniSA. You are in the heart of Adelaide, so all of the cafés, bars and shops are at your fingertips. You are also just around the corner from Cibo, which serves delicious coffee until late a night - a handy pick-me-up for those late night study sessions.
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"A busy street with lots to do - great for family"

Prospect Road is the main road that stretches through the entire suburb of Prospect. Prospect is a large suburb, and is situated to the immediate north of North Adelaide and the parklands.

There are quite a few houses along Prospect Road. The southern end has some very large and grand homes, followed by the 'main street' which has a number of shops, cafés and restaurants. As you head further north, the houses become smaller and perhaps slightly less well-maintained. Real estate values certainly decrease the further north you head.

All in all it is a great spot to be based, provided you choose your location wisely. It is a busy but narrow street, so beware that traffic can be slow during the peak hours.

There are lots of schools, recreational facilities and childcare in the area, so it is a great spot to raise a family.
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"Stunning seaviews and not far from busy Jetty Road"

This stretch of Esplanade is a great spot to live. There are modern beach-houses, permanent homes, apartment blocks and the occasional old house needing some attention. Every single place has sweeping views across the sea. Most places are multiple storeys, so you can see for miles. The sunsets here are just beautiful.

The beach by the Esplanade is pristine and clean. Excellent for long walks and great for swimming too.

The best thing about this location is that you are tucked away from the madness of Jetty Road, so you can enjoy relaxed coastal living without all the crowds. However you are close enough to go for a stroll and enjoy the action when you choose, and make the most of the cafés, restaurants, bars and delicious fish and chips.
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JacqueOpie Great review! It is just one of the most gorgeous spots down the beach way, and so easy to get to. You can choose your activities, either gettting into the thinck of things or really chilling out!
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"A fantastic spot in a social hub"

Norwood Parade has undergone a huge development in recent years. Always famous for its wonderful selection of cafés and coffee bars, the whole street has now lifted and offers a wonderful array of entertainment options and lifestyle services.

There is a cinema, great shopping, gelati bars and pubs. There are a couple of big supermarket complexes, as well as some smaller stores offering the freshest seafood, gourmet delights and other fresh produce.

This strip really has it all. It does get very busy though - parking can be difficult at the best of times and traffic can hit a standstill.

Most of the houses on the Parade are at the western end, where there are a number of executive townhouses. There are also some bigger homes in the next suburb to the east.
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"Busy traffic and big fences!"

Portrush Road is one of the main carriageways from Adelaide and also its northern suburbs to the South-Eastern Freeway. The road is therefore very busy with cars and many semi-trailers too.

The road underwent a major development a few years ago. It was widened significantly, and many of the homes along this stretch were required to give up some land, but were given an enormous fence in return. The fences along this stretch are quite a work of art - every single one is tailored to meet the aesthetic design of the relevant house. The fences are also very functional - quite thick and metres high so as to block out the traffic noise.

Living on Portrush Road does have some real benefits (despite the inconvenient traffic). There are a number of schools nearby, including Loreto (a private Catholic girls school) just along the road. There are also nearby shopping centres, restaurants and cafés both on Kensington Road and also Norwood Parade. The local pub, the Robin Hood, has also undergone a recent renovation and is a great spot for a pub meal.
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"Suburban living on a really busy road"

Portrush Road is a major road, spanning all the way from Marden to the start of the South-Eastern Freeway. As a result, it is a very busy stretch of road with a heavy traffic including many large trucks. Triple glazing is essential!!

However there are some true benefits to this location. First, this area of Portrush Road has a lot of services and shops to offer, including a Fitness First Gym, a handful of takeaway stores, and the Mars Sporting Complex. The River Torrens and its popular walking/cycling tracks are just a short walk away.

Also the Adelaide CBD is only a 15 minute drive, plus there are multiple buses every hour.
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"A pretty residential street close to the Main Street"

Julius Street is a residential street, with bungalow houses on reasonably-sized blocks. It is a pretty street, with manicured gardens and jacaranda trees.

Situated in the heart of Tanunda, forming a T junction with the Main Street, the street is in an excellent location. It is just minutes from any shops and services you may require, but tucked away so it is a quiet and peaceful spot.

It is a lovely place for raising kids. The local swimming pool, tennis courts and oval are situated on the next street. The two primary schools of Tanunda are both only a couple of streets away. There are many other children who live in the neighbourhood.

It is also a good spot to retire. It is quiet and safe, with everything you need nearby.
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"A top location with a price-tag to match"

The Rocks is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, nestled to one side of the Harbour Bridge. It is a popular tourist area, due to its history, and has a number of pubs and restaurants aimed at maximising the tourist dollar.

That being said, it is a great location to live. It is very close to the water and very close to the CBD - easy walking distance. There are some stunning apartments, older terraced homes and some incredible executive residences worth millions.

Parking of course can be a nightmare, but you are so close to everything you need that you might not even need a car (lots of Sydney-siders tend to go without).
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"A stylish suburb in Sydney's inner city"

Surrey Hills is a great spot to live. It is very close to the CBD, so it is just a short walk to your office or can otherwise be easily accessed by public transport.

The area has a very unique and stylish feel. With lots of good restaurants and independent fashion stores, it has a lot to offer. Just spend some time hunting around and you will find some great food, although sometimes with the pricetage to match.

Many of the houses are terraced Victorian homes, although there are some trendy converted warehouses and other executive residences as well.
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"High rise apartments set amidst tourist attractions"

Darling Harbour is a bustling and shiny place. It has undergone a huge makeover over the past 10 years and now offers a range of dining options, bars and shops around the busy harbour. There are many high rise apartment blocks towering over the area, so finding a spot here is quite manageable (although rents can be quite high).

The area has a strong focus on tourism, and as a consequence tends to lack some soul. Locals are probably best to hunt down smaller, less glitzy local restaurants that quite possibly serve better food at more reasonable prices.

However the area is just a few streets from the start of the CBD, so it is a great spot to be based.
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"It all happens here in Australia's largest city!"

Sydney is a fantastic city to live in. It's is Australia's largest city, with a population of well over 4 million. It is home to many large businesses, leading schools and a wide range of recreational activities.

The city itself is based on the harbour, so water is focal point of life here. There is also a strong sporting culture, with strong followings for both AFL and Rugby.

Homes in the CBD itself are not surprisingly high-rise and high density. There are some stunning homes with waterviews, beach suburbs and urban sprawl with houses and subdivisions spreading far and wide around the regions.

The criticism that some people have for Sydney is that it is too big, and can be impersonal. However it seems to take some time to find your own niche there, and once you find it Sydney can be a great spot to live.
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"A commercial centre on the edge of the bush"

Hornsby is a suburb situated about 25 km to the north-west of Sydney's CBD. It is a large commercial centre, and is well serviced by multiple train lines daily.

A great spot for raising a family, with many schools and sporting facilities. There are all of the essential services in the area, and also some large complexes including a huge Westfield.

Most of the houses are on reasonably sized blocks, many with a swimming pool. Some of the residential areas have the feeling of being nestled in the bushland, so the area does feel a lot smaller than it actually is.
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"Hot, dry and dusty"

Broken Hill is a remote mining town situated in the far west of New South Wales. It has a population of nearly 19,000, and is still dominated by the mining industry.

The town itself is neatly arranged and ordered, with a criss-cross of streets and quite a uniform style of housing. There are a huge number of pubs in the town, in fact the most pubs per capita in the whole of Australia.

Not surprisingly, the whole place is very dry and dusty. There are few gardens and not a lot of greenery. A swimming pool would be essential to cope with the heat!
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"A large coastal town - a great spot to raise a family"

Ballina is situated on the eastern coast of Australia about 750 km north of Sydney. It is a thriving town, with a population of nearly 17,000.

The major drawcard is the coastline - there are many stunning beaches and great surf. The sand is pure and white, and the sea is a deep blue.

It is a lovely spot to raise a family. The large size of the city means that there are all of the essential services, shops and a number of schools.

There is quite a sporting culture in the town too, not too mention a cruisy and laidback surf culture as well.

Ballina has its own airport too, so it's easy to stay connected with the rest of Australia from here.
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"A popular port town with thriving industry"

Most people in Australia have heard about Newcastle, often because of the celebrities that hail from there - think Jennifer Hawkins, Mikey Robbins, Silverchair. But what else does this thriving seaside town have to offer?

Great beaches is the immediate answer. Many locals spend their time in the water - the place has a really relaxed culture.

Commerce and industry thrive here. It is the second most populated area in NSW. Tourism is a big drawcard, and the coal industry is booming here. Centred around the port, Newcastle has quite working class feel.

The city itself has huge shopping centres, business areas and all of the essential services. There are many schools here too. Only 170 km from Sydney, the area is well serviced by flights, trains and buses.
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"A balmy seaside town, relaxed living with style"

Beautiful Byron Bay! It is a laidback town situated 750 km north of Sydney and around 150 km from Brisbane, and I would love to live here one day.

The main beach has rugged surf and strong currents, and there are a number of good surf spots around the region. It is all incredibly picturesque.

Its main street has a very relaxed feel, with good coffee, organic food and some stores offering some really unique and stylish things. There is the Beach Hotel, up on the Esplanade by the foreshore, and a number of other restaurants around the place.

Tucked up behind the town itself is the hinterland - the perfect spot to escape from the tourist hub-bub and crowds which flock here throughout the year.
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"Relaxed suburban living just minutes from the CBD"

Hawker Street is a laidback residential strip, offering cottage style living with an arty feel.

The area is decorated with a number of mosaics, and has tree-lined streets.

Many of the homes are older cottages. Some have been renovated, and others still retain the 'renovator's delight' status.

The location is superb. There are frequent buses which will take you to the heart of the CBD. Otherwise you can take a long stroll and be there in 30 minutes or so.

Close to the parklands, golf course and Aquatic Centre, and with a gym on Hawker Street itself, there are lots of ways to keep fit and relaxed.
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"Live on the edge of the Parklands right next door to the CBD"

East Terrace is a lovely location, curving past the busy pubs around Rundle Street and meandering along the parklands to the east of Hutt Street.

The homes in this area are quite stately and tightly held. Lots of older style townhomes along with some modern executive residences, and all with sweeping parkland views.

It's a great location. You can walk to the CBD in 10-15 minutes. Hutt Street is only a few steps away, and offers a range of good restaurants, pubs and cafés plus a variety of shops.

Parking is the only difficulty - you'll definitely need to get a permit.
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"On the edge of the parklands and close to the CBD"

South Terrace forms the southern boundary to the square of Adelaide's CBD. It has a number of houses, including old cottages and modern townhouses, all with views across the parklands.

Recreational activities are plentiful - there are jogging tracks, soccer pitches, hockey fields and tennis courts all on your door-step.

This is a very convenient location for lovers of food and wine. The Central Market is just a five minute stroll away, offering fabulous fresh produce. China Town is also just around the corner, so there is a great selection of different Asian cuisines on offer.

Accessing the CBD is easy - just a short walk or you can easily hop on the free tram which runs down King William Road.
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  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
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"Inner city living in Adelaide's main cultural and entertainment precinct"

North Terrace is the main cultural strip of Adelaide, with the Museum, State Library, Art Gallery and the University of Adelaide. There is the huge Royal Adelaide Hospital, along with the Train Station. North Terrace is also the entertainment precinct, with Adelaide's Casino, a number of bars and hotels, as well as shops such as David Jones.

The street is not so well-known for its residential options. However, there are a couple of big and modern apartment blocks on North Terrace - some at the western end (opposite the Convention Centre), some above David Jones (immediately opposite the Museum and Art Gallery) and some on the corner of Frome Road (near Adelaide University).

It would be an interesting place to live - right in the middle of the city and close to everything. However it would not be the most peaceful location, as there is always something happening. The apartments however are very modern and new, offering amazing views across the parklands and from the sea to the hills.
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
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  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"Busy street in a residential neighbourhood"

Mill Street is a predominantly residential street which stretches to the east of the main street of Tanunda. It has a number of comfortable homes on reasonably-sized blocks, and is a good central location near to the town centre.

The street is home to the very busy Tanunda Medical Practice and Tanunda Hospital. Whilst both offer a lot of parking, a number of clientele will park on the street and traffic is quite steady throughout the day.

The Tanunda Primary School is also in an adjacent street, so you will hear frequent school bells and the sounds of children laughing and playing all day. You will also notice a fair amount of traffic at the start and end of the school day.

It is a lovely location, and you have all of the services and facilities of the Tanunda township at your fingertips.
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"A new residential street in a previously industrial area"

Coglin Street is undergoing quite a transformation. The Brompton area was once heavily industrial, but is rapidly becoming a residential suburb as homeowners sought new properties in the midst of the property boom.

As a result, the street has some great townhouses with modern designs, ample parking and courtyard gardens. There are also a number of cottages, some quite ramshackle, that have not yet benefited from the development in the area.

Similarly, there are a number of families, professional couples and students in the area so it is for the most part quite safe and friendly. However there are also a couple of old pubs with bikies links, so the area occasionally has a slightly dangerous feel. This is improving as time goes by and the area continues to develop.
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3/5
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"A new residential street in a previously industrial area"

Coglin Street is undergoing quite a transformation. The Brompton area was once heavily industrial, but is rapidly becoming a residential suburb as homeowners sought new properties in the midst of the property boom.

As a result, the street has some great townhouses with modern designs, ample parking and courtyard gardens. There are also a number of cottages, some quite ramshackle, that have not yet benefited from the development in the area.

Similarly, there are a number of families, professional couples and students in the area so it is for the most part quite safe and friendly. However there are also a couple of old pubs with bikies links, so the area occasionally has a slightly dangerous feel. This is improving as time goes by and the area continues to develop.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"A busy shopping and café strip with executive apartment style living"

O'Connell Street is going from strength to strength. A number of major developments in recent years have converted this small shopping strip in to a bustling cosmopolitan stretch.

It has absolutely everything on offer - a gym, cinema, supermarkets, upmarket dining, low-key cafés, a range of cuisine, clothing and home stores and lots lots more.

A couple of modern and stylish apartment blocks have been built in recent times, such as in place of the old Adelaide International Hotel and above the store Domo. The apartments offer great views across the parklands (although the two blocks have dfferent perspectives).

The location is brilliant - just a casual stroll or short busride to the CBD. There are lots of sporting activities and facilities nearby, including the North Adelaide Golf Course, Next Generation Gym and Memorial Drive tennis courts, the Aquatic Centre and the jogging/cycling trails around the River Torrens.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Location, location, location with lots of atmosphere"

Melbourne Street is a prime location in the heart of North Adelaide. It is one of the leading café strips, offering a number of coffee bars, restaurants and pubs plus a number of retail and grocery stores. Everything you need is at your fingertips.

Most of the accommodation on Melbourne Street itself is in apartment blocks, and all are starting to get a few years of age. This means that prices are quite reasonable, and so the apartments are generally quite popular with students and international visitors on a temporary basis.

Melbourne Street can be very busy with traffic - often bumper to bumper in both the morning and peak hour.

The street is also very popular for socialising, so can be quite noisy at night with live music blaring from the pubs and people then heading home late at night.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"A good spot for renters in the heart of North Adelaide"

West Pallant Street is a narrow, one way street which stretches between Melbourne Street and Stanley Street. It has a couple of apartment blocks, and generally has the feel of being a touch run-down and cramped. This is quite unusual for this area, as most of the suburb has a very polished feel.

The good points are that the accommodation is really quite inexpensive, so it is a good spot for uni students and renters. Melbourne Street is just 10 steps away, so you have a number of shops and cafés in easy reach. There are also quite a few pubs nearby - the Lion, the British and the Kentish Arms - great for pub meals and drinks any night of the week.

Adelaide University is just a short stroll across the parklands, just be careful in this area at night.
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4/5
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"Adelaide's most expensive street"

The Avenue is a wide, tree-lined street with mansion after mansion. In fact, Adelaide's most expensive home is located on this exclusive avenue.

The Avenue is situated in Medindie, a prestigious suburb to the north of the parklands and North Adelaide. It is a well-established residential area, and home to Adelaide's elite.

There is a private girls' school, Wilderness, just around the corner, so be aware that traffic can be busy at the start and end of the school day.

The location is very pleasant. Close to all that North Adelaide has to offer, but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet.
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4/5
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"A quiet residential street on the edge of the Torrens and parklands"

Nestled in just behind Walkerville, Vale Park is an increasingly popular suburb for home-owners and renovators. There are large old homes in the area, as well as modern subdivisions with neat courtyard homes squeezed in to tight blocks.

The location is excellent - only 15 minutes to the CBD or an easy bus ride along Walkerville Terrace. It is a great spot for dog-lovers, as it is a 10 minute stroll to Linear Park (the long walking/cycling tracks around the River Torrens) which has a little beach for dogs. There is a great sense of comraderie amongst the local dog-owners!

It's an excellent spot for family too. Safe and quiet, with a number of schools nearby as well as a big oval and tennis courts at the end of the street.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"A large and leafy street in a very well-established and well to-do suburb"

Bevington Road is a large road, spanning between the very busy Portrush and Glen Osmond Roads. Yet despite this location, Bevington Road is reasonably quiet and peaceful. It is lined with large houses and big gardens, with some modern executive residences and a handful of units down the western end.

It is a lovely suburb - lots of tree-lined streets and friendly families, so it is a good area for exercising and walking the dog.

It is just 8 streets away from the upmarket Burnside Village, so you have this wonderful shopping centre in easy reach.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"A great spot with lovely townhouses, although slightly dated"

Once a casual market with loads of fresh produce and quirky items for sale, Orange Lane underwent a major re-vamp around 15 years ago. The product was a collection of brand new executive townhouses, but they are now starting to look just a little bit worn.

The location is superb. Just around the corner from the Norwood Parade and only a 35 minute stroll in to the city.

Parking in this area can be very difficult, although some of the townhouses do have a garage.

This is the perfect spot if you are looking for convenience and low maintenance, with a cosmopolitan lifestyle at your fingertips.
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4/5
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"Busy at all times, but a great location"

Queen Street is a residential street that cuts across the Norwood Parade. There are modern townhouses, cottages and bungalows, and everything is just a stone's throw from all of the offerings of the Parade - its shopping complexes, dining options and cinemas.

The problem with this location is that it is always so busy. Parking is a continual challenge, because everyone visiting the Parade parks here as well as all of the parents of the kids who attend St Ignatius which is situated on this street too. Traffic is often at a standstill, and can be very frustrating.

On the note of parking - be careful not to park in the carpark of the Bath Hotel as they will clamp your wheels - very very frustrating and expensive too!!

Yet despite the parking problems, it is a great area if you like to be close to lots of atmosphere. Plus it is just a short bus ride or long (but manageable) walk to the CBD.
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4/5 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"A busy main street in the country - a great spot for family"

Murray Street is the very long main road of Tanunda. The stretch of road comprising the main street and all of its shops, services and cafes is just over 1 kilometre long. There are many lovely houses stretching for a couple of kilometres on either side of this central area.

This is a great spot to raise the family. Many of the homes are spacious country houses, with large blocks and neat gardens.

The town of Tanunda has a lot to offer - schools, an oval, tennis courts, a swimming pool and lots of quite cosmopolitan restaurants, cafés and cellar doors.
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  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A charming street near the parklands and the CBD"

Botanic Street is a really good spot for uni students to be based. It has a number of cottages (many renovated) and apartment blocks offering affordable accommodation just a 10 minute walk from the CBD and Adelaide University.

It is a wide and leafy street, lined with plane trees. There are a couple of pubs in walking distance, including the Tap Inn, the Royal and the Hackney (the latter two both pokies-funded but still offering good, cheap pub food).

The parklands are right on your doorstep, so it is great for long walks, jogging and cycling.

The area can be a bit dodgy at night, so be careful walking around after dark.
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4/5
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"Inner city living by one of Adelaide's prime café strips"

Rundle Street is all about lifestyle, with a range of cafés, bars, restaurants and pubs. It offers great coffee, and some lovely shops with fashion, homewares and jewellery. The area is very popular with the young and hip.

Close to Adelaide University and next door to the CBD, the area is frequented by students and young professionals both day and night.

There are a number of reasonably new apartment blocks around Rundle Street. Some of the apartments offer sweeping views across the River Torrens and parklands to the north of the city and the Adelaide Hills to the east.

Noise levels here can of course be high due to the traffic, general atmosphere and live music, but most apartments are designed to filter out the noise.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Comfortable inner city living"

Halifax Street has undergone quite a change over the last 10 years or so. Once the domain of small businesses and home to a number of large carparks, it is now a trendy area with modern three-storey townhouses and apartment blocks.

The area is popular with renters, whether they are uni students, international students or young professionals.

There has been a rapid expansion in services in the area, with a number of great restaurants popping up. The Greek is an excellent spot for good coffee and amazing greek food. China Town is also just a few streets away, so great if you love Asian.

The Central Market (with all of its fresh produce) is nearby, and the heart of the city is only a 15 minute walk. Parking can be tough for visitors, but most of the residential properties have a garage.

The area can attract some slightly dodgy characters at night, so be careful strolling around after dark.
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3/5
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"A nice residential area not too far from the CBD"

Just to the south of Adelaide, Lloyd Avenue is a tree-lined street with a range of cottages and bungalows. It is a good spot for first home owners, families and retirees.

There are lots of facilities nearby, including busy Goodwood Road and its shops and cafés, huge supermarkets on Cross Road and in Unley, and the exclusive cafe strip in Hyde Park. The CBD is easily accessible by bus.

The only thing to note is that traffic along Goodwood Road can be busy and chaotic, so try to steer clear of here at peak hour.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
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"An exclusive street with large homes"

Andrew Avenue is located in the heart of Millswood, an exclusive suburb just to the south of Adelaide.

Each home is situated on a large block, with well-manicured gardens, plenty of parking and spacious homes. Some of the very well-off residents are going through the process of knocking down the old family home and building brand new architecturally designed homes that are much better suited to post-retirement. The homes are very tightly held, and resale values are high.

A major drawcard for the area is its close proximity to the Hyde Park cafe strip along King William Road. The perfect spot to catch up for coffee and a spot of shopping.

The area is leafy and green, and a lovely spot to raise a family, walk the dog and then retire.
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  • Retirees
3/5
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"A leafy residential street, but right on the train line"

Gowrie Street is a very nice residential area, with spacious homes on sizeable blocks. Lots of families and retirees live here.

It is in a convenient location for every day living, with all of the shops, facilities, services and recreational options in Mitcham just a 5 minute drive away.

Accessing the CBD can be time-consuming though, as you have to navigate the long and busy Unley Road which can be very slow moving at peak hour.

The street is situated right on the train tracks. Although trains aren't frequent, the noise is quite loud when one does race by.
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  • Retirees
4/5
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"Shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs - no wonder the traffic is always busy!"

Unley Road is a bustling strip in a suburb to the immediate south of Adelaide's CBD and parklands. It is very popular with families, renters, retirees and professional couples.

The main street is Unley Road, which has a huge variety of upmarket shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, large supermarkets and other services on offer. Parking is always a challenge here, and traffic is always slow.

The surrounding streets offer a range of housing options. There are also a number of schools, a lovely swimming pool and lots of other recreational activiites, so it is a lovely area to raise a family, house prices permitting of course!
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3/5
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"Grand homes on a busy and noisy street"

This area of Cross Road is quite a surprise. Unley Park is one of Adelaide's most prestigious and expensive suburbs, and this section of Cross Road has a number of stately homes on large properties that perfectly fit the bill.

However Cross Road is a major east-west thoroughfare, linking the Adelaide Hills with the western suburbs. It is always busy, with very heavy traffic at peak hour. Not exactly the most desirable atmosphere, even though the location is great.

Aside from the traffic, it is a wonderful area. 20 minutes from the CBD, 20 minutes from the beach, and just a short walk to charming Hyde Park - a lovely cafe and shopping strip.
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  • Families with kids
3/5
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"Cottage homes and a great pub"

Leicester Street is in the middle of upmarket Parkside, a suburb just to the south of Adelaide's CBD and parklands.

This street has a number of cottages and bungalows, many of which have been renovated. House prices have increased dramatically in this area over the past ten years (although they have eased off in the last year of course), and it is home to some professional couples, families and a number of uni student renters.

Situated in the middle of Leicester Street is the very popular Earl of Leicester pub - a great watering hole to have on your door-step, and serving some of the biggest schnitzels in the whole of Adelaide.

There is a corner store. However head to Fullarton Road or Unley Road for more shops, cafés, restaurants and other services.
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4/5 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"A wide tree-lined street with lots of housing options"

Stanley Street is nestled in the heart of North Adelaide and runs parallel with Melbourne Street. It is just one street away from the sprawling parklands and playing fields between North Adelaide and Medindie.

The street has two very different characters. Lower Stanley Street, at the eastern end, offers lots of rental accommodation. There are rows and rows of old miners cottages, townhouses, quaint heritage buildings and the occasional orange brick home. This end is home to the very popular Kentish Arms pub (currently undergoing a refurbishment) and its beer garden with live music. This area has also had a major spurt of construction, with a number of executive townhouses being built over the last year.

Upper Stanley, at the western end, is home to some of Adelaide's most grand homes. With huge gardens and sweeping views across the city and the Adelaide Hills, these properties are tightly held and command enormous resale values. It is a beautiful stretch to wander through and just dream...
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Cosmopolitan living for young professional couples"

Right next door to popular Melbourne Street, East Pallant Street is a great spot for renters or first home owners. Due to the pricing of this prime location, it is most probably best suited to professional couples.

The homes are mostly low maintenance townhouses, usually with some parking which is great because finding a park is not easy on this narrow street.

The street has changed back and forth over the years form being two way to one way only and now back to two way again, depending on the local view of traffic in the area. Be very careful though - there are restrictions in turning in to this little street from Melbourne Street during peak hour and this is monitored very carefully by the police.

All in all, it's a brilliant location. Close to everything Melbourne Street has to offer, near to the parklands, and just a short walk or quick bus ride from the CBD.
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3/5
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"A quiet residential street"

Pepper Street is a quite residential street. The homes are mostly cottages and bungalows, some renovated and others in need of attention. The neighbourhood is peaceful and relaxed, and the residents come from a variety of backgrounds.

There is easy on-street parking. A car is probably essential in this location, as it is a reasonable distance from the city (in Adelaide terms!) - about 25 minutes by car. There are buses, but they are not that frequent. Pepper Street has easy on-street parking.

On nearby Magill Road, there are a number of shops and restaurants.

There are two downsides. First, Magill Road tends to attract some maniac drivers in the early hours of the morning which can be loud at times. Second, being in the foothills, it is often quite gusty as the gully winds channel down through the suburb.
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  • Retirees
3/5
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"Neat and tidy comfortable living"

Pine Avenue is a very well-maintained street. It has lots of brick houses (circa 1960) with neat manicured gardens. It is close to the sea (about a 5-10 minute drive), near to the airport, and about 20 minutes to the CBD.

This safe and established area is very popular with retirees, and there are lots of activities in the area to support this. There is the Glenelg Golf Course at the end of the street, and various lawnbowls clubs on the waterfront at many of the nearby beaches.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
4/5
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"Great place for families and retirees"

Walkerville is an exclusive Adelaide suburb, and Walkerville Terrace is its main street. There are a number of houses along this street - some are huge, others are units, others are bungalows. The residents range from retirees to families to uni students.

The area has a very established feel, with a number of retirees in the area and a large retirement home on the terrace itself. As a result, the rate of change in this area is often quite slow. For example, there is a huge supermarket complex now under development, but this has been seriously delayed (multiple times!) due to numerous local objections.

There are just a handful of shops and cafés, as well as a bowling green and a couple of schools.

It is a great spot for recreation - the suburb is on the edge of the River Torrens, which offers long walking and cycling tracks.
Recommended for
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  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Quiet and friendly, popular with renters and minutes from the café strip"

Conigrave Lane is a narrow little street running parallel to the bustling Norwood Parade. It has a number of small, orange brick units and a couple of other cottages and houses, and is very popular with renters.

There are a few really good drawcards for the location. First is Norwood Parade - shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants, a couple of large supermarkets and even a cinema. This is lifestyle at its best. Conigrave Lane is also close to the Adelaide CBD. It's a 30 minute walk or just 10 minutes on the bus.

The major downside here is space. The properties are tiny, parking is difficult and traffic around the area can be slow.

However it is a great spot for uni students to be based.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"An excellent spot for renters and families - close to cafés, parklands and the CBD"

Running parallel to Unley Road, Salisbury Street is a wide, tree-lined street with a range of housing options. There are a number of bungalows with lovely gardens that have been renovated - great for families. There are apartment blocks and units, as well as a number of attached cottages (some in need of attention) that are popular with renters.

There is a lot of onstreet parking, and many homes have driveways or garages. Be careful with the one-way entrance to the street at the northern end - this is commonly monitored by traffic police and the fines are steep.

Just a 2 second stroll from Unley Road, you can enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle and eat a different cuisine every night.

There are a range of schools in the area, and the parklands are just a stone's throw away.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • 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
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"A popular street for renters"

Wilson Street is in the southern end of Prospect, stretching out from Main North Road. The area is really popular with renters, because it is so easy to access Adelaide University or the CBD (a 45 minute walk or just hop on one of the frequent buses).

However the street has some downsides. Traffic noise can be a problem because it is so close to Main North Road. The street sometimes feels quite impersonal, as there are many renters and so it lacks a permanent community feel. That being said, there are some very nice and friendly people who live on the street. There are also no pubs in the area. Your best bet is to walk to North Adelaide where there are many pubs and other nightlife options.
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4/5
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"The perfect spot to raise a family"

Milner Street is a wide leafy street with many renovated bungalows. It stretches between Prospect Road (with all of its shops, cafés and other services) and Main North Road (for a quick and direct link in to the CBD one way or out of the metropolitan area in the other).

Home to many families with young kids and usually a pet or two, this safe and established neighbourhood is a lovely spot. There are parks nearby, a couple of good childcare options in the area and various schools.
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"On the outer edge of Prospect - you might find a "renovator's dream" here"

Victoria Street is in the northern part of Prospect. It traverses between Churchill Road and Prospect Road, but is well past all of the shops and cafés of this area.

The street is wide and leafy, with many large bungalow homes on big properties as well as some cottages and brick flats and units. It is an area that is developing - the larger homes are being bought and renovated, or knocked down and replaced with a few units.

The street has a distinct feel of lacking heart at the moment, possibly because of all of the renovations going on, but chances are it will be a lovely street in the future.
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"Pretty Tynte Street, close to the action and parklands, but with lots of kids!"

Tynte Street is a leafy street that intersects O'Connell Street in North Adelaide and hits Wellington Square at one end and the parklands at the other. It's a great location - all of the wonderful shops, cafés and restaurants are at your fingertips.

However there are two big downsides to living on Tynte Street. First, parking is a nightmare. All of the O'Connell Street patrons park here, so trying to find a quick parking spot during the day or night is tough unless you have a permit. Second, the North Adelaide Primary School is on this street, so expect lots of kids, slow traffic and frequent school bells.
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"One of the most confusing streets in Adelaide"

Mention Brougham Place to anyone from Adelaide and they will probably struggle to work out where it is! This confusing street stretches across 5 different sections of road around the parklands of North Adelaide. Close to impossible to give directions or explain where your taxi should pick you up from!

That being said, the various sections of the street all of have different characters and charm, and almost all areas have parkland views. Many of the homes are large and stately, although there are some more modern townhouses that have been recently constructed.

Only a 20 minute walk to the Adelaide CBD, with parts very close to North Adelaide's O'Connell Street and another section crossing Melbourne Street, you have all of the shops, cafés, bars, gyms and other services nearby.
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georgepsarros It may be confusing but the Character homes situated on Brougham Plc at the Lefevre Tce end facing the city views and the gardens are truly delightful.
Towards the Montifore hill end on the same side of the street there are several more huge mansions so close to the Colonel light monument.
Brougham Place would drive a courier batty but the area is almost unbeatable perched up on the hill looking all over Adelaide
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"One of the grandest streets in North Adelaide"

Le Fevre Terrace is a grand road, with houses along the western side only. Many of the homes are heritage-listed turn of the century townhouses that have been beautifully maintained and restored. There are also a few architecturally designed town-homes. Prices are very high. There are some older style townhouses (although recently renovated) at the southern end of the street, which are more affordable and some are available for rent.

The views from every property are amazing - across the sprawling parklands on the eastern side of the street and up to the Adelaide Hills.

The parklands are great for walking. There is a huge playground and nearby field with horses - very popular with families every day of the week and parking can sometimes be tricky as a result (although most homes have driveways/garages).

O'Connell Street is just a 2 minute walk away, which has absolutely everything you need and the CBD is less than a 10 minute drive.
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GeorgeKargiotis I agree. One of the best streets the playground, we call it helicopter park, is brilliant for the kids. Easy walk to Melbourne street for a late brekky or a decent coffee.
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"An excellent spot on the edge of the parklands and close to O'Connell Street"

Barton Terrace East is on the far edge of North Adelaide, running along the edge of the parklands and intersecting O'Connell Street.

Barton Terrace East only has houses along the southern side of the street, meaning that every single property has a view across the North Adelaide parklands. Prime property really - a view like this is hard to get in Adelaide.

This is a great place to live. House prices are high here, and rental properties on this street are rare although they do pop up from time to time.

A few benefits of the area are that you are a two second stroll from O'Connell Street and everything it has to offer - supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, a cinema, bakeries and many shops. The parklands are on your doorstep, so it's easy to get some fresh air and keep fit.

Travelling in to the city is easy - just a 35 minute stroll or hop on one of the frequent buses. Parking in the area can be tight, and the street is often used by O'Connell Street visitors and movie goers.
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"A good residential suburb close to Melbourne and famous for horse-racing"

Flemington is just 6 kilometres north-west of the Melbourne CBD.

The suburb is well-known for the Flemington Racecourse, which holds horse-racing events throughout the year. The area really comes to life in the Spring Carnival week which includes Australia's most famous horse race the Melbourne Cup.

It has a range of residential options, from large homes to modern townhouses to large apartment buildings offering cost effective high density living.

There are a number of schools in the area, and the CBD is at your fingertips and easily accessed by train. Racecourse Road is a popular spot, offering a huge range of cuisines and dining options.
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"A rapidly growing commercial centre with good beaches and schools"

Geelong is Victoria's second largest city, situated on Corio Bay just 75 km south-west of Melbourne. The population has reached 160,000 and continues to grow.

It is a thriving commercial centre, with a number of large businesses and industries based here. It is still an active shipping port, and a popular tourist destination.

It is a good spot for family, situated close enough to Melbourne but far away enough to have a smaller town feel. There are a number of public and private schools here, including the elite private school of Geelong Grammar.

Geelong has a number of lovely beaches (although often freezing cold in winter!). The town also has a strong sporting culture, and is home to an AFL team - the Geelong Cats.

There are many restaurants, cafés and pubs here, as well as large shopping centres, a hospital and all other essential services.
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"A big city with a small town feel"

With a population of nearly 4 million, Melbourne is Australia's second most populous city. Yet the city is at times quaint, charming and offers a true small town feel.

Many of the buildings are heritage-listed, and the town has gone to lengths to preserve them. The CBD is also surrounded by many parks and greenery, with walking and cycling tracks for all.

The city also has a strong culture centred around fine food, good wine, great coffee. Al fresco dining is very popular, so you never feel alone in this place.

The city has a real sporting edge too, as the home of Aussie Rules Football and also the host of the Melbourne Grand Prix and Australian Open.

Close to the coast, and with major airports offering many flights around Australia and to international destinations every day, Melbourne is a lovely spot to live.
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"A lovely spot to raise a family"

Bright is a small country town, and a lovely spot to raise a family. The town has a school and a number of other facilities, including shops and restaurants. There is an abundance of recreational activities in the area, including golf, bushwalking, mountain-biking and skiing in the nearby mountain ranges in winter.

It is a very pretty town, particularly so in autumn when all of the leaves change colour to warm shades of reds, yellows and orange. It does get very cold in winter, and can even snow.

Just over 300 kilometres from Melbourne, Bright can be accessed by the major highways and roads in the area.
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"Relaxed coastal living on the Great Ocean Road"

Torquay is a beautiful spot. Situated at the start of the famous Great Ocean Road, Torquay is just 100 kilometres from Melbourne but feels like it could be 1,000 miles away.

The town is known for its famous surfing beach "Bells Beach", which has played a major part in shaping the town's relaxed culture. This beach attracts surfers from around the country and around the globe, as well as a number of surf festivals and music events.

The town has a population of nearly 7,000 and has been growing rapidly. The town offers a number of facilities, including many schools. Huge subdivisions are being built in certain areas, such as the new developments at Ocean View, but there has been quite a lot of public opposition to this.

The only real downside here is the weather - it can often be quite wild, rugged and cold.
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"Fabulous shopping and close to China Town"

Lonsdale Street is one of the main streets in Melbourne's CBD. It offers high rise apartment style living, in amongst the areas businesses, shopping centres and hotels. It is always busy, full of professionals, tourists and locals carrying on their business in the heart of Melbourne.

There are a few excellent points about Lonsdale Street.

First, there are some major shopping centres offering major brands and unique labels, at a range of pricepoints.

Next, it is in the heart of the city and so you have everything you need at your fingertips here.

Third, China Town extends through a number of smaller alleys between Lonsdale and Bourke. There are some fantastic cafes and restaurants offering authentic Chinese and other Asian cuisines. It is like having a little piece of Asia on your doorstep.

On the flipside, the area is always busy and at times a bit dark and dirty, so whilst it is a great spot to visit it may not be the best spot to live.
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"A large coastal town with big industry"

Situated just over 300 km from Melbourne on Port Phillip Bay, Portland is a busy regional hub. Portland is easily accessible by road, train or plane from both Adelaide and Melbourne.

The population is just over 10,000 and growing, driven by the region's main industries which include shipping, the steel industry, pine forestry, commercial fishing and tourism.

The town itself has a lot to offer, with all of the major services and facilities, including a number of schools. There a few pubs, and the town has a good social atmosphere and sense of community (often linked to sport).
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"A thriving regional town"

Mildura is situated about 550 km from Melbourne, and only a 3 hour drive from Adelaide.

It is a large regional town with a population of more than 30,000. It's main industries have been citrus fruit and grape production, although both industries have faced their fair share of challenges with the drought that has affected rural Australia and also the huge grape oversupply.

The town has a very strong sense of community, with lots of recreational activities on offer, a number of schools and a strong sporting culture. The town is large and offers all of the major facilities and services.

Mildura is truly regional, and both Melbourne and Adelaide can be easily accessed by bus, train, plane or by car on one of the major highways.
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"A small country town in the heart of Victoria's wine country"

Yarra Glen is situated about 40 kilometres from Melbourne, in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Famous for its wines (particularly whites and lighter reds), this town thrives on wine industry tourism.

It is a lovely country spot, with a population of just less than 3,000. There are many older style homes on large blocks in the town itself, and it is surrounded by a number of rural and farming properties.

There is a strong sense of community here, with an emphasis of sport and family.

Sadly the town and the surrounding region were very badly damaged by the bushfires in early 2009.
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SKSK The town was not damaged in the 2009 fires at all. There were grassfires on the outskirts but you simply could not tell soon afterwards.
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"A quiet suburb tucked away from the bustle of St Kilda"

Elwood is the next suburb on from St Kilda, but takes on a completely different persona.

It is a quiet residential suburb, full of high density apartment style living and the occasional home. It has a large park and some of the properties in the area flank the sea. The suburb has a few corner stores, delis and cafés, but for the most part it is homely and quiet with not a lot to offer apart from relaxed living.

It's proximity to the CBD is fantastic - only about 8 km and easily accessed by tram or bus. Also situated just one suburb over from St Kilda, you have all of the pubs, bars and cafes that you need without having to live in amongst all the atmosphere.
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"Melbourne's little Italy - a great spot to live"

Famous for its bustling stretch of Italian cafés and fine foods, Lygon Street is a popular dining area in Melbourne.

Situated to the immediate north of the CBD, Lygon Street attracts a continual stream of diners and those looking for some nightlife. Live near here, and you'll never go hungry again!

The surrounding areas offer some lovely homes, and high density apartment style living. It is also close to two of Melbourne's universities, so it is a good spot for students. Inexpensive rental accommodation can be found.

Accessing the CBD is easy from here - trams are frequent and taxis are quite cheap.
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"Seaside city living and casual chic"

St Kilda is just 6 kilometres from Melbourne's CBD and home to the famous St Kilda Beach.

It is a very laidback seaside suburb, although traffic can be very busy at times.

It is home to many artists, musicians, writers and actors. The crowd is edgy and quite cool. The pubs are somewhat grungy and many of the cafes serve organic food. The stunning Sea Baths on the waterfront have a fantastic gym and also one of Melbourne's best vegetarian restaurants.

The area has a air of casual cool. It is a cruisy and relaxed spot to live, with an emphasis on laidback and earthy living. Quite a surprise really, given just how close it is to the CBD!

Popular with renters, the area has a huge number of flats, some looking a bit worse for wear, so you are likely to be able to find something to suit your budget here.
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"A large country town with a lot to offer"

With a population of 15,000, Horsham is a very large country town situated 300 km to the north-west of Melbourne.

Horsham is close to the picturesque Grampians National Park, which is particularly beautiful when the wild flowers bloom in spring.

The town itself has all of the major facilities on offer, with schools, hospitals, banks and a number of shops. It is a busy town and also a country centre, as it is surrounded by a number of large farming properties. There is a strong sporting culture in this town, and lots of recreational activities on offer.

It is a great spot to raise a family, although note that many children in their late teens tend to head to the capital cities of Adelaide or Melbourne for further study.
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"A thriving country town - a great place to raise a family"

Ballarat is Victoria's largest city after Melbourne. With a population nearing 90,000 and growing rapidly, Ballarat is going from strength to strength.

The city itself has a lot of heritage, stemming from its gold rush days. The streets are wide with many historic buildings and landmarks, with a lot of architecture from Australia's colonial days. There are a number of old homes which reflect this style. However it is now a large town with a number of subdivisions and more modern homes.

Ballarat is situated just over 100 km from Melbourne and offers a number of transport options, including bus and train.

With all of the major facilities, a strong focus on sport and many schools, this is a great spot to raise the family if you are looking for an alternative to the big city life in Melbourne.
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snappy
snappy Thanks for your comment. I am thinking of visiting Ballarat due to the great feedback. Hate to be the stickler but Ballarat is the largest inland city after Melbourne. Geelong is infact the second largest when taking in account the whole state.
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"A recently developed area, perfect for the professional couple"

Port Melbourne, like many other port areas around Australian capital cities, has undergone a major transformation over the last few years. Once an industrial area, the suburb now offers some really great living options quite close to the CBD.

Many modern apartment blocks have been built, offering dense but efficient living with all the mod-cons. This is a great spot for the professional couple, as the apartments are easy to maintain and close to the CBD. A number of cafes, restaurants and bars have popped up in the area, so lifestyle is good here too. Rental prices are on the high side, and reflect the growing popularity of this suburb.
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"A brilliant location just on the edge of Melbourne's CBD"

East Melbourne is the suburb tucked in behind Melbourne's parklands and sporting arenas, including the MCB and Rod Laver Tennis Arena. It is just a casual stroll the CBD, or there are frequent trams if you need.

The streets of this suburb are lined with charming, heritage townhouses and larger homes, along with the occasional modern house. Some of the houses have sweeping views back across the parklands towards the CBD.

There are a number of hidden treasures in this area - some good wine shops, pastry stores and restaurants that are well off the tourist trail. Great for a quiet meal out, or to pick up an interesting bottle of red.

This area is very exclusive, so beware of the price tag!
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"Great for recreational living close to the CBD"

Just 3 km from the Melbourne CBD, Albert Park is a good inner city suburb with lots to offer.

The suburb has some very major and busy streets, where a number of companies are based, so on a quick glance the suburb can have quite an impersonal feel.

However if you dig a bit deeper you will find some charming streets and cafe strips with heritage buildings and open air cafes. The suburb is centred around the huge Albert Park, which is a great location for jogging, cycling or taking a long walk. It is also home to a number of music festivals and concerts throughout the year, not to mention the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix, so there is often a great atmosphere.

On the topic of the Grand Prix, this is held some time in March/April every year, so you'll need to get your earplugs out and be aware of the restricted traffic.
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"A fantastic spot just a casual stroll from the CBD"

Bridge Road is a bustling shopping and cafe strip situated just two suburbs away from Melbourne's CBD. It is a great location - the CBD can be reached by hopping on one of the frequent trams or otherwise it's just a casual 20 minute stroll.

There are some really good rental bargains in this area, with some slightly dated townhouses and apartment blocks (many of which are very well-maintained) in the surrounding streets for great prices. It is possible to get on-street parking, although it can be difficult at times.

The best thing about this area is the casual charm of Bridge Road. There are some interesting shops, good coffee bars and a number of interesting cafes offering good organic food.
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"Super convenient location, but right next to the train station"

Flinders Street forms the southern boundary of the Melbourne CBD.

It is a great spot for accessing all that Melbourne has to offer. All the shops, businesses and dining options of the CBD are a two second stroll away. The entertainment and leisure precinct of Southbank is just across the road. The huge Flinders Street Station is on your doorstep, so you can catch a train to wherever you would like in the whole of Melbourne. The recreational facilities along the Yarra and in the parklands are at your fingertips, and for sporting fans the Rod Laver Arena, Telstra Dome and MCG are all just moments away.

However I'm not sure I would like to live here. The accomodation is high density apartment style living. The area is always busy, and being near a train station can attract a few undesirable characters. Very convenient yes, but perhaps not Melbourne's nicest spot.
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"High density living with loads of atmosphere"

Stretching along the banks of the Yarra, Southbank is a bustling strip with a huge variety of cafés, restaurants and bars. Home to the Crown Casino, this is area maintains a continual stream of foot traffic and visitors year round.

This densely populated residential suburb offers inner city living in high apartment blocks. It is right in the thick of things, with the CBD just a short walk across the river, parklands ringing the area and all of the nightlife and entertainment along the leisure precinct on the edge of the Yarra.

A great spot to live if you like lots of people and a party atmosphere.
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"Exclusive cosmopolitan living next door to Melbourne's CBD"

South Yarra is one of THE suburbs to live in. It is a prestigious address with a number of top dollar properties. However there are also quite a few well-priced rental options in neatly maintained townhouses and apartment blocks, so living here at an affordable price just might be possible.

The best thing about South Yarra for the young and trendy is the super-stylish Chapel Street. Lined with shops, cafes and bars, it is perfect for cosmpolitan living. Meet your girlfriends here for a long lunch and spot of shopping - you will love it!

South Yarra is in a very convenient locations, just minutes to the CBD by tram or a comfortable 30 minute walk.
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"Astronomical pricing and home to Melbourne's elite"

Toorak is a blue ribbon suburb. The homes are grand, the gardens are large and perfectly maintained, and prices to live here are very high.

Just 5 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, it is an exclusive inner city suburb. There are a number of cafes and shops in the Toorak Village, plus you are just a short drive or walk from many other shopping strips in Melbourne. There is a range of private schools in the surrounding suburbs.

A great spot for Melbourne's elite, but well outside of the price range of most people.
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"Modern, convenient and very very windy!"

The Docklands is quite a new area of Melbourne. It has undergone a major facelift in recent times, with a huge number of apartment blocks and waterside townhouses being built. A number of cafes, restaurants and bars have also popped up.

The area is home to a number of young professionals who work in the area, after many of the large businesses have relocated their offices here.

The area is all very convenient, and really quite nice. However the major downside is the wind!! This place seems to funnel huge gusts from the sea, so brace yourself every time you set outside.
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"A commercial hub in the country, with a strong sense of community"

Bairnsdale is located on the Princes Highway about 280 kilometres from Melbourne.

Sadly Bairnsdale is in the heart of the region that was devastated by bushfires earlier this year, and so the community is rebuilding itself and many of the buildings in the surrounding region, and the vegetation is growing again.

The sense of community here is very strong. Its population is close to 12,000, and the town is home to a number of families, and offers a number of facilities, with many schools and recreational activities.

Bairnsdale is a commercial hub, providing many services to the Gippsland region.
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"A busy resort town high in the Victorian Alps"

Hotham Heights is an alpine village set at the summit of Mt Hotham in the Victorian Alps. It is about 380 kilometres from Melbourne, and can be accessed by a very windy drive along the Great Alpine Road.

Mt Hotham is a thriving ski resort, and is absolutely packed with thrillseekers in winter. The resort area is also a popular mountain-biking, bushwalking and hiking area in summer.

Hotham Heights offers the bare basics - a small convenience store, a ski resort, a couple of cafes and lots of tourist accommodation in the form of ski chalets and hotels. You will need to travel to the larger towns nearby for most of your needs. It is a peaceful and quiet spot during the warmer months, but very busy (and cold!) in winter. A great place to visit, perhaps not the best place to live.
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"A large country town with a real sense of community"

Bendigo is Victoria's 4th largest city, and has a population of close to 90,000 and continues to grow. It is a provincial hub and commercial centre, situated 130 km from Melbourne.

It is a great spot for raising a family. The town has all of the essential services, a number of schools, lots of shops and restaurants and cafes. There are a number of recreational activities, with a number of sports facilities, ovals and sporting teams.

Housing options are numerous. There are lots of typical suburban brick homes in the town streets. Many locals choose to live in some of the smaller nearby towns or on farming properties, and commute to the town for work.

Central to the town's growth and success is Bendigo Bank, Australia's 5th largest bank, which is headquartered in the town centre.
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"Picture perfect - a wonderful town on the coast"

Port Fairy is a delightful spot, nestled on the coast of western Victoria about 300 km from Melbourne. It is a country town with a population of around 3,000, that swells with the influx of tourists in the summer months.

The town itself has all of the key facilities, plus a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. The larger town of Warnambool is only a 20 minute drive away.

It is a great spot for relaxed country living. Fishing and boating is popular with the locals, and many live on farms in the surrounding areas.

The true charm of Port Fairy lies in its location, with rugged coastlines and beautiful beaches. The only real downside is the weather - often cold and rainy, and the water can be freezing!
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"Great inner city living in Little Paris"

Collins Street is often called Little Paris - a reference to the charming buildings, leafy streets and ground floor cafés. There are a number of apartments here, many in the upper floors of the high rise buildings above buildings and hotels.

This is a great spot to live, particularly if you are looking for super-convenient inner city living in the heart of the CBD. Your office would be two seconds away, and you can easily hop on a tram to any Melbourne locations. The shops are nearby, and there are a range of gyms. The Melbourne CBD is flanked by a number of large parklands, so you can definitely spend some time outdoors even if your apartment doesn't have a courtyard or balcony.

The obvious downside is the traffic and the lack of packing. It can also be noisy at nightime due to the number of trendy nightspots in the area.
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  • Pest Free 2/5
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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
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"Inner city living in the heart of Melbourne"

Flinders Lane is a narrow and charming lane, with one way traffic and lots of pedestrians. There are a number of high rise apartment blocks here, set in between hotels and other businesses.

The location is perfect if you like apartment living. It is right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. The main business areas are just minutes away, as are the many tram stops so you can hop on a tram to wherever you need. Melbourne's main shopping area is in the next block, so you have everything you need at your fingertips.

However there are some downsides to this street. Parking is impossible - you will need to ensure that your apartment has parking on offer if you have a car. The street can be busy and noisy at night, as locals skip between bars. Certain spots are noisy in the morning too, as the local cafes and bars empty their bins. Triple glazing is definitely required!
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"Enjoy summer all year round!"

Maroochydore is the commercial hub of the Sunshine Coast. Offering a large number of businesses, shops, schools and other services, this coastal town is a good spot for families to be based.

The major drawcard for Maroochydore, like many other spots along the Sunshine Coast, is the balmy weather and rolling surf beaches. It is a pristine coastline, and many of the locals hit the sand before and after school or work.

The town has a major airport and a number of other transport links, and is only 120 km north of Brisbane.
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"Relaxed and beachy - you can hit the surf before work!"

Coolum Beach is a town in the Sunshine Coast, which offers a bustling town centre and relaxed beachside lifestyle. The sweeping surf and sandy beach is hugely popular with locals and tourists alike.

The town has grown rapidly in the last few years, and so it is taking on a slightly more serious attitude as the town rushes to cater for the ever-increasing tourist numbers, but the relaxed local vibe is deeply entrenched and won't be shifted easily.

The place is all about recreation - surfing (with a famous Surf Lifesaving Club), swimming, bushwalking and lots of sport.

Brisbane is just over 100 km to the south, and transport options are plentiful.
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"Glorious Noosa - I would live here in a second!"

Noosa has it all - the balmy Queensland climate, stunning coastline and sandy beaches, lots of dining options and all of the essential services.

Noosa is situated just 130 kilometres north of Brisbane in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. The area is a tourist hot-spot, and Hastings Street can often be at a standstill as the shops and icecream parlours are inundated by the crowds.

Noosa offers some glorious living options, whether it is a beachside villa (look out for the price tag!), a rainforest hideaway, a riverfront property or a sprawling home in the suburbs.

There is so much to do here - golf courses, surf beaches and rainforest walks. Or you can do nothing at all and just unwind on your own secluded beach.
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"Thriving Cairns - perfect for a laidback tropical lifestyle"

The city has a relaxed and laidback feel. Tourism thrives here, and so the esplanade and boardwalk are often packed as the many visitors from around the world make the most of this cruisy tropical spot.

Busy Cairns is the largest city in Tropial North Queensland, and so offers a number of job opportunities. The sugar industry is the second biggest industry here, after tourism of course. There are a number of schools and tertiary education options, and all of the other essential services.

The style of housing is quite typical of Queensland, with large raised houses on quite large blocks and many with swimming pools.

The climate is good - very tropical and warm all year round, with a rainy season from January to March.

Despite the distance (about 1,700 km from Brisbane!), Cairns is not isolated from the rest of Australia due to the frequent transport links including multiple flights every day from the nearby airport.
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"Riverside living - an excellent spot for families and students"

South Brisbane is one of Brisbane's popular suburbs, located just across the river from the CBD. Famous for the South Bank Parklands, it is a busy area but also popular with the locals due to the balmy riverside location with a great selection of restaurants and cafes.

South Brisbane is also an education hub, as it is home to some excellent secondary and tertiary educational institutions. There are some large corporates based here, so employment options abound. It is also a cultural area with a number of museums and libraries.

Accessing the CBD is easy - with frequent buses, ferries and trains.
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"High density living, close to the city of Brisbane"

Kangaroo Point is just over the Story Bridge from Brisbane, nestled on the Brisbane River. With the highest density living in Australia, it is jam packed with apartments, flats and units.

The area is a great spot for young professionals and students to be based. Rental accommodation is quite affordable, and access to the city of Brisbane is easy, with the area frequently serviced by bus, ferry and road.

There is also a huge range of recreational activities in the area, with steep cliffs for rock-climbing and abseiling and many bicycle paths.

The lifestyle in this suburb is very cosmopolitan, with a number of laidback pubs and cafes. Perfect for making the most of the glorious Queensland weather.
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"Sunny Brisbane - beautiful one day, perfect the next"

Famous for its perfect year-round climate, Brisbane is a very popular residential destination. It is the capital of Queensland and Australia's third largest city (with a population of around 2 million).

It is a picturesque city, flanking the Brisbane river offer modern high rises as well as a number of old residential buildings. There are some lovely parklands and lots of outdoor spaces. Apartment style living is popular in and around the city, and the sprawling suburbs most commonly offer detached houses.

Brisbane offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle, a thriving economy and lots of sun. Working can be a challenge - tearing yourself away from the glorious weather outside can be hard. There are a number of universities and tertiary education opportunities here, so it is a great place to study.
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"A stunning place to live and retire - if you don't mind tourists!"

Palm Cove is a stunning beach location just 20 km north of Cairns. The beachfront strip is full of top end hotels and apartments, and so it is a very popular destination with sun-seeking tourists. There are a number of very stylish apartments for permanent residency, as well as the typical Queensland homes in the surrounding streets.

This is the stunning spot if you're looking for relaxed coastal living. There are the benefits of the tropical Queensland climate, not to mention the many top quality restaurants in the area. All of the basics are there (such as a post office and grocery store), plus many recreational activiities (swimming pool, tennis courts etc). Cairns is only a short drive away.
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