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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A prime beachfront location with a multi-million dollar view"

Barbara Street offers some of the best views on the South Australian coastline. Overlooking the rugged surf of Knights Beach and Boomer, this captivating location is a highly sought after beach-house location.

There has been quite a bit of development on this street in the last few years. Every newly constructed beachhouse seems to be bigger than the last one!

The location is wonderful here, with the small town of Port Elliot just a 15 minute stroll away. Port Elliot offers a fantastic bakery, a number of homewares shops, and a couple of pubs serving good pub food.

There is a lot to do in the area - long walks around the Headland, swimming at one of the many beaches, or touring the other nearby coastal towns.
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"A great spot with charming homes to the south of the city"

Situated just to the south of Adelaide, and easily accessed along Goodwood Road, Colonel Light Gardens is a popular suburb for homemakers, professional couples and families.

With many older bungalows lining the wide streets of the suburb, the suburb has taken off in recent years and value-hunters have found their “renovator’s dream”. It is now a cheery and neat suburb, offering lovely suburban just a 20 minute drive from the CBD.

There are some good rental properties in the area, so it is a good spot for students as it is close to Flinders University.

There are many shops and facilities nearby, with the upmarket shopping complex in Mitcham and the sprawling Westfield at Marion both just a short drive away.
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"An expensive and exclusive spot"

Grand Unley Park is home to many of Adelaide’s establishment. Just a stone’s throw from the exclusive café and shopping strip of Hyde Park, Unley Park is one of THE addresses to have in Adelaide.

The drive to the CBD only takes 10 minutes, or you can be at the beach in 15.

It is a lovely for spot for raising a family, as every home has a large garden and safe wide leafy streets. Schools nearby include Walford (a private school for girls) and Scotch College (a private co-educational school).

Victoria Avenue contains lavish mansion after lavish mansion, and real estate prices in this suburb are out of this world (in Adelaide terms!).
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"A great place for families in the leafy eastern suburbs"

This delightful suburb is located in the heart of Adelaide’s blue ribbon eastern suburbs.

There are many charming family homes, which are mostly older bungalows with well-executed renovations, and also a number of modern townhouses and executive residences. Tusmore has a good shopping complex, with nice coffee bars, and also the old Trak cinema (an Adelaide icon).

Burnside Village is just a short drive away as well, with a huge Coles supermarket, a number of gourmet food shops, pharmacies, a huge range of clothing, shoe and jewellery shops, hair and beauty salons, post office, banks and a number of cafes and coffee bars.

Tusmore is a lovely, quiet suburb that is near to the Hills and just a 15 minute drive to the CBD. It is an excellent spot for raising a family, with a number of schools (both public and private) nearby.
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"A rugged coastal retreat near Mt Gambier"

Port Mac (as it is affectionately called by the locals) is situated over 400 kilometres to the south of Adelaide and is just a handy 20 minute drive from Mount Gambier, South Australia’s second largest city.

Like all beachfront towns in SA, this quiet little seaside town has benefited from the huge boom in real estate prices and property sales. There are some old shacks and cottages, as well as quite a few more modern beach houses which have been built in recent times.

The coastline is rugged and wild, offering some beautiful walking tracks and good fishing. Water temperatures are very cold, and the weather is usually quite brisk as well although there are some hot summer days. The beach itself has a fair bit of seaweed.

The town is a popular holiday spot, with a number of small shops and delis, plus great fish and chips.
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"A family-friendly spot with charming homes and leafy streets"

Situated to the immediate south of Adelaide and nestled against the southern parklands, Wayville is a popular suburb for families.

Wayville is in a great location. It is just a 10 minute drive to the CBD, with excellent access to public transport. Or otherwise hop on the tram and you’ll be by the beach in Glenelg in no time. The shops and facilities along Anzac Highway are just around the corner, or otherwise take a 10 minute drive east along Greenhill Road and you’ll be at the huge shopping complex of Burnside Village

The streets are wide and leafy, with many older homes that have undergone charming renovations.

Parking can be tight at the best of times. However Wayville is the location of the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, and so street parking can be close to impossible on any weekend that there is something going on there (which is quite often!).
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"An artsy suburb just to the west of the city"

Located to the immediate west of Adelaide, Thebarton is a convenient spot just a 5 minute drive or quick bus ride from the CBD.

The suburb is undergoing quite a rapid development, with a number of older homes being renovated or replaced by modern townhouses and courtyard homes. House prices have been heading upwards quite solidly, but it is still a great spot for first home buyers or renters.

A number of cafés have popped up in the area in recent times, and there are some large supermarkets nearby.

With a couple of grungy pubs and home to the Thebarton Theatre (popular for indy music), the suburb has quite a cruisy feel which is popular with uni students.
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"A well-serviced suburb near to the CBD - a good spot for renters"

Clarence Park a suburb situated near the major intersection of Cross Road and Anzac Highway, just to the south of Adelaide. Just a 15 minute drive to Glenelg or CBD, both can be easily accessed by frequent buses or the tram line.

Popular with renters, the suburb has a relaxed feel. Some of the homes have undergone major renovations, and others are in need of some work.

There are a few small convenience stores nearby, and the shops and facilities along Anzac Highway are just a quick walk away. The bigger shopping centre of Marion is a 10 minute drive, and the suburban beaches are close by.
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North
North How do you know there are lots of renters here?
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"A great spot to find a renovated cottage on the edge of parklands near the CBD"

Ovingham is a small suburb situated to the immediate north of North Adelaide, on the other side of Fitzroy Terrace just past the North Adelaide Golf Course.

Nestled around the northern train line, this often unheard of suburb offers easy access to North Adelaide, Prospect and the CBD in just minutes. There is also a bus route.

Many of the homes are old cottages, some of which have been renovated in recent times. You will find families and students living here.

There are a couple of small shops and a well-priced gym. It is also home to the Bombay Bicycle Club, a lavishly decorated pub offering excellent pub meals with a delicious Indian restaurant for which you will need to book weeks in advance.

North Adelaide and Prospect are just next door, offering all you need form supermarkets, cafés, cinemas and schools.
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"A very convenient spot near the CBD"

Situated to the east of Adelaide, Payneham is a 15 minute drive from the heart of the CBD. There are frequent buses along Payneham Road, so you can be in the city in no time.

The suburb offers a range of different homes. There are some grand old homes with large gardens. A number of modern townhouses and courtyard homes have popped up in recent years. There are also a number of older cottages or houses, some in need of renovation, that offer cheap rental accommodation close to the city of Adelaide. Payneham has a diverse population as a result, including families, professional couples, retirees and students.

The suburb has a lot of shops and facilities. The Avenues is an excellent supermarket situated between Payneham and Magill Roads, and there are a number of shops, cafes and fast food shops on the intersection with Portrush Road, as well as a good sports complex, including a Fitness First gym.

It is an excellent spot to be based, whether you are looking for a convenient spot near the city or a friendly suburb to raise your kids or retire.
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nermal1
nermal1 Totally Convenient.There also the O'Bahn Buses from klemzig Station into the city that saves time during peak hour and all the other points raised are valid too.
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"Exclusive beachside living on the southern coast"

This exclusive beachside suburb is adjacent to Victor Harbor, tucked in against the sea on the way to Port Elliot. 80 kilometres from Adelaide, and a comfortable hour long drive, Hayborough is the spot for the holiday homes of many of Adelaide’s elite.

The price of houses in this area have gone through the roof, and more and more modern beachside mansions are popping up to take advantage of the glorious sweeping views of the sea and coastline. There are also some permanent residential homes here.

There is a handful of small shops in the suburb, where you can pick up some milk and the morning paper. Victor Harbor is just a quick drive down the road, and has all you need from fish and chips, supermarkets and other services.

Fronting the beach, this relaxing spot is perfect for unwinding, taking the dog for a walk and enjoying the fresh sea air.
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"A relaxed surf spot on the southern coast"

Sandwiched between the ever-encroaching urban sprawl of Goolwa and Victor Harbor on the South Coast, Middleton has become a popular residential location and holiday spot.

Middleton is just 80 kilometres to the south of Adelaide, and a comfortable 70 minute drive.
This seaside suburb fronts the stunning Southern Ocean, with a long sandy beach and rolling waves. It is a popular surfing spot, and the Esplanade is frequented by the surfing crowd all year round (despite the cold temperatures in winter!).

There has been an explosion of modern holiday homes in the area. You will also find solid brick residential homes and the occasional shack.

There is a small collection of shops for the basics, as well as a pub and café. Victor Harbor to the west and Goolwa to the east are both just a 10 minute drive away and offer a huge range of shopping and essential services.
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purrfect
purrfect Middleton is a great place, surf, swim , walk along the beach, the streets, walk or ride a bike along the new bikeway to Goolwa or Victor harbour

A great layback place, play cricket in the street, watch the stars so many its so hard to believe only 80kms from Adelaide.

You can buy fuel at the local general store.

The surf board seats are quirky, many art objects dot the town.

A great friendly pub, great food on a weekend you need to book a table, just as good as the city.. maybe better.

Overall we love the place, just a pity we dont live there always
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"Well-serviced suburban living to the north of Adelaide"

Mawson Lakes is a huge residential area that has grown very rapidly to the north of city. It is about 12 kilometres from Adelaide, and can be a 25 minute drive (which can be a bit longer in peak hour).
The area has grown rapidly, with a number of modern subdivision style homes. Many have state-of-the-art design elements, so it is definitely not your average subdivision.

There are a number of lifestyle elements here, with a beautiful lake in the heart of the suburb with a number of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.

The suburb is home to ‘Technology Park’, which is the base for the head offices of a number of technological businesses, including a large concentration of defence contractors and telecommunications companies. It is also the base for a campus of the University of SA.

Mawson Lakes offers all you need, and is a good spot for raising a family with a number of schools in the region as well as recreational and sporting facilities.
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"A lovely country area for family living"

Mt Gambier East, not surprisingly, is the suburb situated to the east of Mt Gambier. Mt Gambier is South Australia’s second largest city, with a regional population of more than 30,000. It is located approximately 400 kilometres from Adelaide, and the drive takes around 4 ½ hours. There are also frequent buses and plane flights every day.

Mt Gambier East offers lovely residential living. There are a number of subdivisions, with neat homes on comfortable sized blocks. A number of large and spacious modern properties have been built in recent years by a number of the more affluent Mt Gambier families. A number of retirement villages have arisen in the area lately as well.

Mt Gambier East is a great spot for families, offering primary schools and parks. The centre of Mt Gambier is just a short drive away, so all of its shops, facilities and services are within easy reach.
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"A good spot for country living"

As the name suggests, Mt Gambier West is the suburb situated to the west of Mt Gambier. Mt Gambier is South Australia’s second largest city, with a regional population of more than 30,000. It is located approximately 400 kilometres from Adelaide, and the drive takes around 4 ½ hours. There are also frequent buses and plane flights every day.

Mt Gambier West is an area offering different styles and character. The immediate area closer to the main town is predominantly industrial with a large number of businesses and manufacturers. Not particularly pretty, as to be expected! There are then a number of subdivisions with neat and modern homes, and spacious gardens. The area then rolls in to lovely farming properties, incredibly green and on very large blocks.

The residential areas of Mt Gambier West offer picturesque rural living, just a short drive from the town centre and all of its facilities.
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"Low cost living in the northern suburbs"

Salisbury is a low-cost living area situated to the north of Adelaide. Adjacent to Elizabeth, it is just a 30 minute drive from the CBD.

Access to Adelaide is easy, with both a train line and bus routes offering multiple services every day.

The region is home many families, and offers a number of public schools (both primary and secondary). There are a number of large shopping complexes such as Hollywood Place, a huge choice of fast food, cinemas and a 10 pin bowling alley.

The area has struggled with high unemployment and crime at times, and offers a number of facilities for welfare.

There are also some quite nice areas of Salisbury too, with neat subdivisions and well-kept homes.
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DTT
DTT Salisbury is far out from the CBD and generally for the low income earners, immigrants, dolies or those who set up houses to grow dope. Sounds bad.... the drug growers and the dolies are at the lower end of the scale but it is best suited to those who want value for money on their purchase (current 700 sqm 3 bed home $270K - 2012), or as rentals. Not an inspirational suburb, and you may want to learn some martial arts prior to moving in.
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nermal1
nermal1 Fine if you are also a New Migrant and didn't get time to check out what else was available before buying your first home in Australia but to be honest If You can within the first 10 to 15 years get out of there.I was just thinking the same money one buys a house in Salisbury or Elizabeth today used to get a home in the inner city thirty odd years ago now which today would be worth a cool million dollars.
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"A well-serviced hub in the southern suburbs"

Noarlunga Centre has quickly developed to become the hub of the southern suburbs.

Situated 25 kilometres to the south of Adelaide, Noarlunga Centre can be quickly and easily accessed by the Southern Expressway. This is a huge oneway road which links the southern suburbs to the city, and the direction changes depending on traffic flows. On weekday mornings you can take the Expressway from Noarlunga into the CBD, and one weekday afternoons you can take the Expressway from the CBD back to Noarlunga. This makes travel to the CBD very quick and easy, and so Noarlunga is a commuters dream!

Noarlunga Centre offers a huge range of facilities. There is the enormous Centro Colonnades Mall, which has absolutely everything you need for shopping, cinemas, eating and drinking, plus lots of extra facilities. All essential services are nearby, with the large Flinders Medical Centre just down the road. There are a number of schools (both primary and secondary, and public and private) in the region and tertiary education facilities such as a TAFE Campus and Flinders University nearby.

Housing in the area is subdivision style, with many neat properties side by side. A huge benefit of the region is the close proximity to the beach.
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"A coastal getaway just an hour from the CBD"

Myponga has recently developed from untouched farmland with glorious views across the sea to a beachside playground for Adelaide’s elite. Situated around 60 kilometres to the south of Adelaide, Myponga is about just over an hours drive from the CBD.

The small cove is now lined with huge modern beach houses, each with a large fishing boat and tractor for launching into the sea. The beach is a good spot for exploring, with rocky outcrops at either end, and it is a lovely fishing spot.

It is a peaceful and quiet area, with some lovely walking tracks heading back behind Myponga through farming lines with stunning views of the South Australian coastline. With only a couple of small shops (really just for bait or an icecream), you will need to hit the road for shopping.

A good spot to getaway from city life.
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"A lovely beachside suburb without the frantic pace of Glenelg"

Semaphore is a delightful beachside suburb, situated about 35 minutes from Adelaide and 15 minutes to the south of Glenelg.

Semaphore’s Jetty Road offers a wide range of shops selling the usual near-beach things – ice-cream, fish and chips, inexpensive fashion and homewares.

There are a number of beachfront eating spots on the Esplanade, as well as the usual collection of recently constructed holiday homes. Other houses in the area take on more of a bungalow style, offering relaxed living just a few streets back from the sea.

Close to Marion for all of your shopping needs, Semaphore is a lovely seaside location that is slightly removed from the touristy hustle and bustle of nearby Glenelg.
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walterda
walterda Who wrote this? Semaphore is north of Glenelg and not close to Marion Shopping Centre, unless you've got a helicopter.
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sema4
sema4 Nor has it got a Jetty Road............
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walterda
walterda It has got a great main street with a variety of shops and eating places. Its one of the last beaches to be discovered in the modern era... perhaps the final ones being the near north beaches of Largs Bay and Taperoo. Even on hot days they can be deserted! Real estate prices set to zoom up in next couple of years as more people move into the Lefevre Peninsula generally.
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JackJim69
JackJim69 Just in regard to Luxe09's comments, Semaphore is about 30 minutes North of Glenelg, All the action is on Semaphore road(restaurants, cafe's movies etc,on the esplanade has 2 takeaways and the Palais .Lots of newly costructed luxury residences .You dont need to go to Marion , a good hours plus drive away because Westlakes is only 5 minutes down the road. All in all the perfect place to live if you dont want the hussle and bussle of living in Glenelg and just want to relax.
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PaulW2
PaulW2 Well said jackjim69. I bought in ethelton 3 years ago as I love semaphore but it's out of my range of income. Semaphore is unbelievable . While I currently life in sydney, I know some of my friends here who are quite comfortable but have lived in a very quick environment are constantly looking in semaphore . The package is outstanding and from a sydney perspective it's close to everything but there is a perspective that it's so far away so we see this is an opportunity to live in a perfect suburb
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"Relaxed beachside living close to the CBD"

This beachside suburb to the west of Adelaide is a great spot to live. Just a 20 minute drive along Grange Road, and you will be able to dip your toes in the sea.

Many of the homes in the region are old, large and comfortable, with substantial renovations taking place. A number of new waterfront properties are popping up, following the trend along the entire South Australia coastline. House prices rise exponentially with every metre closer to the sea.
Grange has a number of shops and cafes nearby, and the facilities of West Lakes are only a suburb away.

With a number of retirees in the region, the Grange Golf Club (one of SA’s leading golf clubs with two adjacent top courses) is very popular.

This is a lovely spot, close to the CBD but with lots fresh sea air to help you feel a thousand miles away.
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"Lovely living by the marina for retirees"

Calling all yachtsmen! North Haven is the place in South Australia to park your yacht, with an extensive marina and many yacht clubs including the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron.

Twilight racing meets are common, always followed by a BBQ and a beer or two back at the club.

The streets of North Haven are neatly organised, with perfectly neat and modern townhouse after perfectly neat and modern townhouse. Each garden is well manicured too.

It is a lovely area for retirees, looking for safe, quiet and protected living with all the fun and social interaction of the yacht clubs.

Just a 45 minute drive to the city, North Haven is a great spot to live.
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Maximillan
Maximillan Retirees with yachts? C'mmon, you've got to be a millionaire to retire over there!
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"Country living close to the city"

A market gardener’s heaven! Situated 45 minutes from Adelaide, Virginia is South Australia’s little Italy where market gardens and fresh produce abound. The homes are grand and palatial, and business is always bustling.

Situated on the western side of the RAAF base, Virginia can be subject to loud air traffic noise due to frequent test flights. Driving to the city can be slow at times, due to the number of trucks carrying fresh produce to the market.

Close to the urban centres of Gawler and Elizabeth, you have a full range of services, shops and facilities just a short drive away.
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"A comfortable suburb by the sea"

Home to South Australia’s AAMI Stadium (Football Park), West Lakes is the home of the Crows and hosts Port Power’s home matches.

A 40 minute drive from the CBD, West Lakes is serviced by buses although not necessarily frequent. Traffic in the region can be a real challenge on any given weekend during the football season.

West Lakes is a very comfortable and at times flashy suburb. There are modern mansions lining the lakes themselves, including one owned by Lleyton Hewitt (a West Lakes local). The other houses in the suburb are spacious, comfortable and large, with big gardens and ample parking.

West Lakes has a lot to offer. There is a large shopping complex, a number of cafes and restaurants, and the West Lakes Shores function centre, plus the beach is just a stone’s throw away.
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johnsa
johnsa gee 40 minutes from CBD? What way do you drive hme? Via Glenelg?

Takes 20 - 25 minutes max
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North
North I think your right johnsa. It is 20-25 mins exact.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"A large and leafy suburb, perfect for family living"

This large and leafy suburb is nestled in the area between the major roads of Portrush Road and Glen Osmond. The suburb is calm and peaceful, despite its closeness to major transport routes and the CBD.

Glenunga is an excellent location for travelling in to the city. It is usually just a 15 minute drive (although closer to 30 minutes in peak hour, which seems to be between just 8:15 and 8:45 in the morning and 5:30 to 6:00 in the evening). Public transport is very convenient, with bus lines on both Portrush Road and Glen Osmond Road offering frequent service. Situated in the foothills, the Adelaide Hills are just a short drive away.

Everything you need is within arms reach. Burnside Village is only 5 minutes away, with a huge Coles supermarket, a number of gourmet food shops, pharmacies, a huge range of clothing, shoe and jewellery shops, hair and beauty salons, post office, banks and a number of cafes and coffee bars. There is also a small supermarket, pharmacy and a couple of restaurants at the Glen Osmond end of Bevington Road.

Glenunga has wide streets lined with plane trees and houses ranging from grand old bungalows to cutting edge modern homes, many with pools and tennis courts. There are a few rental properties in the area and a number of family homes. Nearby schools include Glenunga International High School and Seymour College (a private girl’s school).

The surrounding streets are leafy and picturesque, so it is a great spot to wander the streets with your dog or hit the pavement for an early morning jog.
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"An up-and-coming neighbourhood"

This up-and-coming suburb, situated just north of Adelaide and west of Prospect, is undergoing a huge transformation. Previously an industrial heartland, Brompton is becoming a residential hotspot. The old cottages in this suburb are undergoing major renovations and modern townhouses are springing up everywhere.

Rents are still quite low in the area, and the house prices haven't quite taken off... yet. Expect a boom once the economy starts to pick up.

In a close and convenient location to Adelaide's CBD, getting to work is easy. It's just a 15 minute drive to the heart of the city, or otherwise simply hop on the bus on Torrens Road and you'll be in the CBD in less than 20 minutes.

There are still a few old areas and not so friendly pubs around Brompton, so do take care at night time.

The shopping and café facilities in this suburb have not kept up with the rapid residential development, so you'll need to go to neighbouring Prospect for your grocery shopping or to catch up with a friend over coffee.

One hidden gem, tucked away on Second Avenue, is the Brompton Hotel. A recently renovated bar and restaurant, this place is perfect for a quiet mid-week drink, casual pub meal, restaurant dining or a big Saturday night.
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"South Australian's 2nd biggest city - good country living for family or retirement"

Mount Gambier is South Australia’s second largest city with a population of around 24,000 in the town itself (and over 30,000 in the surrounding region), significantly less that the million plus in Adelaide.

Situated in the state’s south-east (only kilometres from the Victorian Border), the drive to Adelaide takes around 4 ½ hours or so, and Melbourne is around 5 hours. Buses run to both regularly but take a lot longer. There are also multiple frequent flights with Regional Express every day.

The city lies in the heart of the Limestone Coast region, and is well known for its top-quality produce. The region’s climate is significantly cooler than more northern areas of SA, and the higher annual rainfall is well suited to the farming and forestry of the surrounding district.

Just a short drive to the north is the world-famous Coonawarra wine region, and to the South and West a selection of fantastic holiday spots and country towns along the rugged coastline (although the water is not warm by any measure!).

The city has continued to sprawl out from its historic centre. Commercial Street, in the centre of town, provides a full range of shops and services while the large supermarket chains all have a local presence. Pubs are numerous and there is a good choice of cafes. There is a major hospital and all of the banks. All of the services and essential facilities are provided, yet with convenience of the major capitals just a few hours away.

Mount Gambier is a great location to raise a family – green open spaces, a relaxed and friendly country-town lifestyle. Sporting facilities abound, with regional competitions across the entire southeast region for football and netball popular in winter and cricket and tennis in summer. There are a number of primary schools in the vicinity, as well as two public high schools. However quite a few families do choose to send the kids to boarding school in Adelaide or Melbourne for the later years.

Overall, Mt Gambier offers everything you need for a lovely life in the country.
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NevilleL
NevilleL I have been there twice of recent for health reasons as I have moved to Kingston SE. Previously only went there in the late 1970's. The traffic has exploded since then but I can tell you it is a pretty city with lots of lovely old buildings and the surrounding countryside is so pretty. Cold and wet but a gem for tourists so go in the warmer weather.
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"A good comfortable suburb for family living, subdivision style"

Situated 40 minutes to the northeast of Adelaide, Golden Grove is a large suburb offering comfortable living in a range neat and tidy subdivisions. Many of the homes are large and comfortable, with very neat gardens and double garages. However blocks are quite small in this area, and so you will be close to your neighbours.

Golden Grove has a number of facilities and services, including large shopping complexes, sporting facilities and schools. There is a fair share of fast food restaurants as well as inexpensive cafes offering good Italian food, noodles and other cuisines.

An excellent spot for raising a family, there are a number of primary and secondary schools in the region.

Accessing Adelaide is quite easy, with a number of bus lines frequently servicing the city. This is not a great spot for uni students, as it is a long commute and a taxi trip home after a late night out will be very expensive!
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nermal1 Agreed.Some pretty good schools which are living proof you don't need some fancy pants Eastern Suburban Place That is Internationally well known with terrible leadership,rife bullying and ridiculous class sizes.
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"A great spot for beachside living but close to the CBD"

The popular seaside suburb of Henley Beach is just a 15 minute drive to the west of the Adelaide CBD. Easily accessed by public transport, Henley Beach is a lovely spot to be based all year round.

There is the full range of houses – huge modern numbers on the waterfront, renovated old villas and lovely bungalows a few streets back. Prices rise very rapidly the closer you get to the sea. There are also some small apartment blocks and units in the area offering good value rental prices, so a number of students choose to live here.

Henley Square is the hub of this suburb, offering a range of ice-cream shops, cafes and great restaurants (including Stella which serves delicious Italian, Jasmine which serves amazing Thai and Estia which is one of SA’s best Greek restaurants).

Hugely popular in summer, traffic along the Esplanade can hit a standstill and finding a park or a seat in one of the many restaurants can be close to impossible.
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"Undergoing a major transformation - is this Adelaide's next big thing?"

Situated 30 minutes to the northwest of Adelaide, Port Adelaide is undergoing a major transformation. Well serviced by frequent public transport, it is not too far from the CBD.

The Port has always had some charm, despite its dubious reputation. It has a number of old pubs, an interesting Maritime Museum, bric-a-brac shops and markets. Now a number of developers have moved in, hoping to convert this rough and tumble location in to a homeowner’s dream.

A number of super-modern apartments are springing up along the Port with great views and excellent urban design. The hope is to lure professional couples and uni students, looking for a lifestyle similar to that of the Melbourne Docklands or Walsh Bay in Sydney.

There is a long way to go before the Port is fully serviced with a good range of cafes, friendly pubs and shopping options. Only time will tell whether it’s true colours will change!
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"A great spot for shopping, university and the beach"

A huge suburb situated about 25 minutes to the south of Adelaide, Marion is centred around the enormous Westfield Shopping Mall.

Offering a wide range of shops, fast food restaurants, cinemas and bars, Marion is an entirely self-sufficient suburb. There is the Flinders Hospital (both public and private), a number of nearby primary and secondary schools, and many sports facilities including a swimming centre, oval and tennis courts.

Marion is a great spot for Flinders University students to be based, with the university just a 5 minute drive away.

Housing in the area is relatively cheap compared to those suburbs closer to the Adelaide CBD. However the CBD can easily be reached by frequent train and bus services. Another great benefit of this location is the proximity to the beach – just a 5 minute drive and you’ll be on the sand.
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"A comfortable suburb with lots to offer just 25 minutes from the CBD"

Situated about 25 minutes to the northeast of Adelaide, Modbury is a large suburb offering inexpensive living with lots of facilities.

The CBD can be accessed easily by frequent trains and buses, although traffic can be slow in peak hours.

Tea Tree Plaza is a huge Westfield Shopping Mall, offering a range of shops, fast food restaurants and cinemas.

It is good and low cost spot to raise a family. Many of the homes are well maintained, with neat gardens in subdivision style living.

The suburb has a number of schools, a large hospital, doctors’ surgeries, and many other facilities. There are also a number of fast food restaurants, cafes and pubs.

It is an inexpensive spot for students to be based, with an easy commute to the CBD for uni. Just beware that a taxi ride home late at night can pricey!
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nermal1 The Shopping Mall is one of the better ones out there.I live in Payneham but sometimes go up each week to TTP for most things that I can't find in one of my local malls and to get away from the stuck up and stuffiness that exists in the eastern suburbs.
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"An inexpensive area with fast food restaurants and low cost living"

A sprawling suburb about 30 minutes to the north of Adelaide, Elizabeth has long offered comfortable and inexpensive living with lots of facilities.

The CBD can be accessed easily by frequent trains and buses. The Elizabeth Shopping Centre has a wide range of shops and fast food restaurants, all of the low cost variety. There are a number of recreational activities in the region, including cinemas, the Aquadome (a large swimming complex) and ten pin bowling.

The Lyle McEwin Hospital is also nearby. There are a number of schools, including Elizabeth High School.

The area does have a reasonably high unemployment rate, and so there are a number of facilities to help the long-term unemployed.
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awesomekym
awesomekym bullshit there is nothing wrong with Elizabeth
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skyline
skyline *everything is wrong with elizabeth so you think 33000 crimes a year is good? and also houses selling for 200,000 dollars is good. the area is terrible and bogan, i actually feel insecure being there
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mellyodrahma
mellyodrahma Lol i have lived in elizabeth most of my life as a child and teenager and never had a problem, I went to highschool there and I usto work in elizabeth city centre as a waitress and just wanted to say the bogans you see there are nothing compared to port augusta and whyalla yes there are murder rates and more crime but that happens everywhere in adelaide! I also know people from elizabeth who work hard while they may not be lawyers or doctors or such many work hard to support their families in all honesty i feel you are slagging elizabeth off just because of it being an area of low income earners mind you which also includes people who work in factories or hungry jacks not just the unemployed ever thought of that
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mellyodrahma
mellyodrahma from my personal experiences places like Salisbury was alot worse
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nermal1
nermal1 Not a bad place to work and that is assuming you live way outside the area.Most of the doctors for instance practise up that way but in reality life in Walkerville,Auldana or St Peters.
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AnnaT
AnnaT Elizabeth is a fine place to live stop being so stuck up.
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thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Are you seriously out of your mind? I find Elizabeth to be quite torturous, if you ask me. But, there is one thing: Its DEFINETLY not as bad as some of the other rough suburbs in Melbourne and Brisbane. No way. Those areas in Melbourne and Brisbane are 30 times worse than Elizabeth.
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nermal1 I can relate to you Anna T2.To be honest the safety of the area is as bad if not worse than Mile End.
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thesuburbreviewer25 Ok, sorry. I wrote that comment late at night, so I was probably writing something random like the review above yours.
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"A great spot with excellent schooling options on your doorstep"

Evanston is a suburb that has developed very rapidly over the past 20 years. Situated just 40 minutes from Adelaide along the Main North Road, Evanston is wrapped around the huge school of Trinity College and its Starplex complex.

Predominantly a residential area, Evanston is largely made up of a number of subdivisions with neat brick homes and gardens. There are also some older homes in the area that have been well-maintained and cared for.

Close to Gawler, you will have everything you need just a 5 minute drive away. There are the big shopping complexes, cafes, pubs, restaurants, hospitals, sporting facilities and cinemas.

Trinity College is the defining feature of this suburb. A private Anglican school, and the largest in the Southern hemisphere, Trinity offers a huge range of subjects, sporting facilities and educational opportunities for your children. Traffic in the area can be chaotic at the start and end of a school day, so it is a huge benefit that this school is in easy walking distance from your front door.
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jasmin16 Trinity is in Evanston Park not Evanston
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Stevet58
Stevet58 Jasmin is right, Trinity College is not in Evanston Gardens either. People seemed to be very confused, this site is about EVANSTON GARDENS, not Evanston and not Evanston Park. They are 3 very different suburbs. Evanston is a dive, it's like a 3rd world country. And, Trinity College is not an Anglican private school. It is a non-denomination Christian School; well that's how they describe it.
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"A farming region just a stone's throw from the bustling town of Gawler"

Gawler River is a farming region situated on the edge of the bustling suburban centre of Gawler. Just 45 minutes from Adelaide and an easy 10 minute drive to the centre of Gawler, the Gawler River is an excellent farming location in South Australia.

There are a number of large farming properties here, whether for sheep, cattle or crops. The region has suffered the drought like many other places in South Australia, but has been well-managed for the most part.

Gawler River is an excellent place to raise a family. Close to Gawler, you can access huge supermarket complexes, sporting facilities, excellent schools (including the Trinity College and all it has to offer), hospitals and everything else you might need.
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"A great spot for family - with a huge range of facilities"

The huge suburb of Gawler has undergone a very rapid expansion over the past 10 years and is now a major suburban centre. The population has grown rapidly, just tipping over the 20,000 mark.

Gawler is situated just 45 minutes north of Adelaide and 25 minutes south of the Barossa Valley. It is an easy commute either way - whether to work in the wine region or in the Adelaide CBD. There are buses to the Barossa and trainlines to Adelaide.

Gawler has a lot to offer, with a number of major businesses operating here, large supermarket complexes and substantial essential services including a large hospital.

There are many facilities for families too, including the huge Starplex sports complex at Trinity College, a cinema complex and many sporting and recreational facilities. There are a number of primary schools in the area, as well as Trinity College (a private co-educational school), Gawler High School and many others.

The heart of the town can be difficult to drive through, with traffic jams along the main street common. However significant works have taken place to improve flow around the area.
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nermal1 I don't work in the area but have been into Gawler every so often over the years and it's ok.Shame It's on the wrong side of town in relation to me these days(I don't even think the people who run the Marden Pizza Hut have been so foolish to send me up to their Gawler Store for any shifts).
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"A great spot for comfortable living close to the city"

Located just a 10-20 minute drive from Adelaide, this large suburb is nestled in the foothills to the east of Adelaide.

With many comfortably family homes, modern townhouses and duplex style cottages, Magill offers a range of living styles to suit families, retirees, professional couples and uni students. Purchasing in this can be quite high, but there are still some bargains and renovator’s delights to be found. It is also a good spot in Adelaide for finding reasonably priced rental properties.

This is an excellent spot for uni students, with the Magill campus of Uni SA situated nearby.

Magill has a number of shops and restaurants. There is a large Italian population in this region, so you will find a number of stores selling fresh pasta and good coffee. The Avenues complex is handy for those in the western end of Magill, and there is a Foodland on Magill Road for those on the eastern end.

Located just next door to Norwood, you will be a reasonable walking distance or short drive (depending on what part of Magill!) from the Norwood Parade and its cafés, shops, supermarkets and cinema complex. There is also the Maid and Magpie at the start of Magill Road – a great pub that has undergone an excellent renovation and serves really good pub meals.

With frequent bus lines along both Magill and Payneham Roads, accessing the city is quick and easy.
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"A relaxed and quiet spot for family living"

Situated on the hill to the immediate east of the old main street of Gawler, Gawler East is a lovely residential suburb set slightly to one side from the hustle and bustle of central Gawler.

Accessing the main shopping areas of Gawler is just a five minute drive. You also have the added convenience of a small collection of shops, which are handy enough in case you need a carton of milk or newspaper on the weekend.

Gawler East has a couple of primary schools, and the high schools of Trinity College and Gawler High School are just a short bus ride away. There a lots of facilities in the surrounding area, including ballet schools, the Gawler swimming pool and the huge Starplex complex at Trinity College.

It is a lovely and quiet area for family living, with all of the facilities of the main town of Gawler just a short drive away.
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"An exclusive and established neighbourhood"

This lovely suburb, with wide tree-lined streets and spacious family homes, is just a casual 15 minute drive along either Unley Road or Fullarton Road to the city.

Close to a number of schools, including Unley Primary, Mercedes College (a Catholic coeducational school), Walford (a private girls school) and Scotch College (a private co-educational school), it is a great spot for raising a family.

All of the facilities you need a right at your fingertips in neighbouring Mitcham which offers a fantastic range of supermarkets, shops, a cinema complex, hair and beauty salons, banks and other services.

The delightful café strip of Hyde Park is just two suburbs away, a lovely spot to catch up over coffee and a touch of shopping.
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"Exclusive, prestigious, blue ribbon and picturesque"

Grand old Springfield! Tucked away in the leafy foothills, with its huge mansions and immensely wealthy population discreetly hidden from view.

This is one of the blue ribbon suburbs of Adelaide, with many of the ‘who’s who’ living here in some of Adelaide’s grandest homes.

There are some lovely parks and walking trails nearby for those who enjoy fitness.

Schools in the region include Mercedes College (a Catholic coeducational school), Walford (a private girls school) and Scotch College (a private co-educational school).

The best shopping and other facilities are in neighbouring Mitcham with its brand new shopping complex. The delightful café strip of Hyde Park is just two suburbs away, a lovely spot to catch up over coffee and a touch of shopping.
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"A near city location that truly has it all"

Just a 20 minute drive to the CBD, Mitcham is a well-equipped suburb located almost at the end of Unley Road. Driving to the city can take much longer than 20 minutes in peak hour, due to the busy traffic and narrow lanes.

Mitcham has a number of schools nearby, both primary and secondary. Scotch College (a private co-educational school) and Walford (a private girls school) are both nearby.

The Mitcham Shopping Centre has undergone a huge facelift (following a devasting fire) over the past 3 years. Now offering a fantastic range of supermarkets, shops, a cinema complex, hair and beauty salons, banks and other services.

The region also has some lovely restaurants and good pubs. The Edinburgh, and its leafy beergarden, is something of an Adelaide institution. Perfect for long lunches in the sun.

Not surprisingly, house prices are high in the suburb, but for good reason.
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nermal1 Lovely Part of town.It's about 10 to 15 minutes on the Train into and out of the city.I have been to the Cinema there and it's pretty nice.If what I have heard is true about Westfield Marion introducing Paid Parking if you exceed a certain time limit They will lose people to this little unknown gem.
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"A great spot for families and Flinders Uni students"

Situated at the southern end of Unley Road, Torrens Park is a leafy suburb nestled in to the foothills. The drive along Unley Road can take some time, even though the distance is short, due to the hectic traffic and narrow lanes. This can be very frustrating in peak hour!

The area is well-serviced by public transport, with both frequent buses and a train line straight to the city.

Torrens Park has some lovely family homes with large gardens. It also offers some good rental properties, excellent for students attending Flinders University which is a short drive away.

The suburb of Mitcham is just next door, which offers a fantastic selection of shops and facilities, including a gym, cinema complex and schools.
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"A great spot for relaxed living with stunning city views"

Located in the Adelaide Hills to the immediate south of Adelaide, Belair is a pretty town with stunning views. The drive to Belair, whilst only 15 kilometres or so, can take quite a while due to the often heavy traffic on Unley Road and the windy drive through the Hills.

Belair has a number of grand and stately homes, many with stunning views back across the plains of Adelaide and to the sea.

The town has a number of lovely shops and restaurants, as well as a challenging golf course. Belair Primary School is situated in the town, and Scotch College (a private co-educational school) is only a 10 minute drive away in Mitcham.
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"A lovely spot nestled in the Adelaide Hills and close to the CBD"

Stirling is a stunning town, situated in the Adelaide Hills just an easy 20 minute drive from the centre of Adelaide.

Tucked away in a hilly and leafy area, the town is full of stately homes and mansions built many years ago by the old and wealthy families of Adelaide who needed a summer-house to escape the heat.

The town has developed in to a charming spot, with a number of coffee shops and cafés, as well as the recently renovated Stirling Pub.

With a true sense of character and charm, Stirling is a beautiful spot to live and is so close to the city too.
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"Searching for soul in this roadstop town"

Situated high on the cliffs of the Mighty River Murray just 90 kilometres from Adelaide, this road-house town is situated on the major highway heading from Adelaide to Melbourne. It is the major pit-stop for truckies and travellers alike, and is full of petrol stations and fast food joints.

The population is very small, and the town offers the most basic shops and facilities. Fortunately however Murray Bridge, the state's 5th largest town, is only a short drive away.

It is really hard to get a true feel for the town, as it has a very temporary feel due to all the traffic passing through.

It has some good recreational facilities, including a golf course and easy access to the River Murray for watersports.
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"A great spot for wine-drinkers who love the country life"

Pretty Penola is a small country town located 380 kilometres to the southeast of Adelaide and just 40 kilometres to the north of Mt Gambier (South Australia’s second largest town).

Penola is on the edge of the Coonawarra wine region, renowned for its famous Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays.

Penola has a quiet rural feel, but a serious touch of class with a number of lovely cafés and restaurants built specifically to cater for the wine-tasting crowd.

The town itself is quite simple, with a population of just under 2,000 which increases in vintage time. There are a few small shops and facilities. However it is best to head to neighbouring Mt Gambier for most essential goods, services and business needs.
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"A perfect spot for a rural life with all the mod cons"

Picturesque Naracoorte is the gateway to the south-east. Situated 350 kilometres to the southeast of Adelaide and 100 kilometres to the north of Mt Gambier, Naracoorte is a thriving farming town.

With a population of nearly 5,000, Naracoorte offers all of the essential facilities, a range of shops and pubs, a hospital and both a primary and secondary school.

The streets are wide and leafy, the homes are spacious with homely gardens. It is a neat and tidy town with a true sense of community. Sport is alive and well, with the town competing in the regional football and netball competitions. Close to the Coonawarra wine region, Naracoorte has a strong emphasis on good food and wine, holding a number of gourmet events throughout the year.
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"A transport town on the edge of the desert"

Port Augusta is located nearly 350 kilometres from Adelaide. It is a common stopover point for those passing across Australia, as it is the on the main transport links from Adelaide to Darwin and also from Sydney to Perth.

The town is well-equipped with many shops, services and schools. The population is relatively large for a remote town, reaching over 13,000. However the town itself seems to lack soul. With reasonably high unemployment, the town does not have the best reputation.

On the edge of the desert, the climate is hot and unforgiving, often reaching over 40 degrees in summer.
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marie59 I feel as you have only visited the area of Port Augusta how you can give this Pretty Town a Terrible Rating. I have lived in Port Augusta and I can tell you that some of my best friends I have encountered in my life dont come anywhere close to friends in Port Augusta. In the past it did indeed have a bad reputation, but that has been overcome by a strong bond of a town which indeed proud of what they have achieved over the last 10 years. Its is not remote in the way that Whaylla or Port Lincoln is. 335 kms from Adelaide leads this to the closer of the 3 towns to the Capital City of South Australia. There may be a higher rate of unemployment, but this only relates to people that dont wish to work as against residents that do. I had no problem in gaining employment and enjoyed every minute of my employment in the 2 years we spent in Port Augusta. In no way visiting a town can you truly get the whole picture of any town and I totally disagree in your assumptions of Port Augusta and as you have a large point system in your favour on this site, I can see that you are a traveller and give opinions of a town that you may have only stopped at for a few days.
yes Port Augusta is hot and so is Whyalla, Ceduna, Alice Springs, Perth, Adelaide... the list is endless.
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CeeBee69
CeeBee69 Yes, the weather is not forgiving in places such as this lovely town but as it goes with everything you have to give a little to get a lot. The heat is managable if your prepared, unemployment can change with the town developing some form of infrastucture to cope with this?? As for the bad reputation that has come and gone as they say the same as a great curry, it's over with. I agree with marie59 and it's blinking hotter in other places i have been in Australia. Also to finish up I can gladly get employment in this and usually any other town if i go look for it, it is there you just have to pull up your socks, put your boots on and get looking. Cheers. CeeBee69
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Stevestrelitzia I (we ) have lived and worked here for over 2 years and some of the people are friendly, some of the restaraunts are great,especially THE STANDPIPE, which is possibly one of the best places in Australia...!!!! I am extrememly well travelled so I do know about these things.!!! Quite a transient population and if you plan on working/staying here you can be very well catered for and entertained , it is up to you to get out there and enjoy the many things that are happening, also checkout the Library (seriously) and Vince's Pizza hut,, I (we) will return to visit from North Qld as we miss some of the good things,cheers,Steve
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proa Whereabouts do you recommend to live?
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"A large country town with excellent recreational facilities"

Murray Bridge is the 4th largest city in South Australia. Situated just 80 kilometres to the east of Adelaide, it is on the Princes Highway and the main rail route to Melbourne.

The population is now over 18,000, and has undergone a huge expansion over the last ten years. The town has seen an incredible number of housing estates pop up, as the region has thrived in terms of its farming capabilities. The recent drought and low water levels in the River Murray have presented some major challenges for the area.

The town has a number of services and facilities. There are a number of primary and secondary schools, many shops and excellent recreational facilities including a golf course, tennis courts and oval.

Just an easy drive to Adelaide via the Southeastern freeway, quite a number of locals commute multiple times per week.
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"A thriving country town near the sea"

Port Pirie is South Australia's 6th largest town, with a population of over 13,000.

Situated just 2 hours from Adelaide, Port Pirie is readily accessible by car, bus and multiple flights per day. Port Pirie is just 4 kilometres from the sea.

Port Pirie's main industry is lead smelting, and this has caused some serious health problems for the local population, as well as many of the sealife, but substantial work has been undertaken to improve this in recent years.

The town has many essential services and facilities on offer. There are a number of schools, both public and private, a TAFE campus for tertiary education and a number of shops, pubs and restaurants.
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"A large country town that thrives on manufacturing and shipping"

Whyalla is South Australia’s 3rd largest city. With a population of more than 20,000, Whyalla is an industrial and farming town set on a major shipping port. The town is approximately 450 kilometres from Adelaide, and is accessible by driving, daily coaches or multiple daily plane flights.

Despite being on the edge on the sea, the town itself is dusty and dry and is surround by sweeping farming properties and desert. The temperatures soar here, often reaching well above 40 degrees in summer.

The town offers a huge number of facilities, including around 6 primary school and 4 high schools (3 of which are public and one is Catholic). The town also has a TAFE and a campus for the University of South Australia.

The major industry here is steel manufacturing, with OneSteel the key employer in the town.
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luciod WOW, some of these comments are so fanciful that I am forced to write the truth about whyalla. Here are some Facts : whyalla has the highest single mother rate of any town in S.A. and in Australia. Bogans, red dust unemployment rate at least 10 percent by gov stats which means closer to 20 percent in real terms. Housing prices have dropped so bad that a small loss on your home is acceptable. I could go on. Based on facts and family that live there. Whyalla has gotten so bad people are moving in droves unless they are on centerlink. A true town that is soley supported by the government and really our tax money. Im happy to debate anyone about these facts.
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davidd17 Luciod you are an opinionated ill informed moron. Whyalla is no different to many towns in regional areas sharing the social issues that we all do. Your comments are insulting and uneducated at best. We have many families and businesses that live and care about our City. We boast sporting and community involvement and a supportive network for all that wants to be involved. Please keep your negativity to yourself and have a look in your own backyard.
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"A modern town in the middle of the desert"

Roxby Downs is a reasonably new town, built in the middle of the desert to house all of the workers in the region's burgeoning Olympic Dam mine. Roxby is situated around 600 kilometres from Adelaide.

The town maintains a population of around 5,000, but this is highly transient as many of the miners are here for work only on a 'two weeks on, two weeks off' basis.

That being said, the town has all of the facilities that you would expect of any modern town, ranging from shops, excellent recreational resources (including swimming pools and gyms), cinemas and lots of services. There is a school and medical facilities.

The temperatures in Roxby are usually scorching, reaching well over 40 degrees in the summer.

The roads to Roxby are well surfaced, and so it is a long but easy drive. Nearby towns include Woomera and Andamooka.
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"A hot and dry place in the middle of the desert"

Coober Pedy, in the heart of the desert, is situated more than 800 kilometres from Adelaide. With a population of less than 2,000 people, it is a quiet town that forms the gateway to other desert towns like Oodnadatta and William Creek.

Once a thriving mining town, Coober Pedy is mostly a tourist destination or stopover for those on their way up to Alice Springs.

Travelling to Coober Pedy is quite smooth, with sealed roads and daily coaches. The Ghan (the train that travels from Adelaide to Darwin) also stops here.

Living in Coober Pedy is challenging due to the scorching temperatures. Many of the houses are underground to escape the blistering heat. It is hot and dry, and you need to travel quite a distance for anything more than the basics offered in the town's main street.
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"A quiet seaside village, known for its links to Kangaroo Island"

Cape Jervis is a quiet seaside town, situated on the south-western tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is just over 100 kilometres from Adelaide, although the drive takes closer to two hours.

The location is very picturesque, surrounded by the Deep Creek Conservation Park with sharp cliffs that drop in to the Southern Ocean.

Cape Jervis is also the gateway to the popular tourist destination of Kangaroo Island, with multiple Sealink ferries departing its shores every day.

As far as living is concerned, Cape Jervis is a very small town of 300 people. Quiet, remote and close to the sea, it is a good spot for an isolated fisherman's lifestyle with the occasional interruption from tourists.
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"The perfect spot for a country lifestyle but close enough to the city and the sea"

Willunga is a charming country town, situated just 40 kilometres south of Adelaide and easily accessible in about an hour by car. Willunga is beautifully located just 5 kilometres from McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, and about 10 kilometres for the sandy beach of Aldinga.

The town has a lot to offer. Russell's Pizza Place is fast becoming a South Australian institution, offering wood-fired pizzas at long tables set in the gardens of an old cottage. The town also has a handy array of shops, services and facilities.

Another highlight of the region includes the Willunga Golf Course is a beautiful course carved out of the sand dunes.

All in all, this is a lovely spot for country living but still close enough to the city and the sea.
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"A relaxed wine region close to the city and the sea"

McLaren Vale is situated just 35 kilometres to the south of Adelaide. It is an easy drive from Adelaide via the Southern Expressway in about an hour, provided that you get the Expressway at the right time when it is open in the direction you are travelling.

Nestled in amongst the hills, and just a stone’s throw from the beach, McLaren Vale is a lovely spot to live. Many locals commute to Adelaide for work from here, so that they can enjoy the relaxed ambience of the country surrounds. There are country homes, farming properties on reasonably large acreages and also a number of housing developments popping up around the countryside.

The region is famous for wine-making, and the region is decidedly pretty as a result with many vineyards around the area. The town also benefits from a number of cellar doors and restaurants which are all part of parcel of being a wine region these days.

Whilst often quiet and relaxed, McLaren Vale is occasionally full to the brim with tourists, particularly on weekends holding big events like the McLaren Vale Sea & Vines food festival.
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"Popular seaside suburban living to the south of Adelaide"

Hallett Cove, situated about 20 kilometres to the south of Adelaide, is a popular seaside surburban town with a population of just over 12,000.

Forming part of the urban sprawl which has spread from Adelaide all the way to Noarlunga, Hallett Cove is one of a chain of neat and tidy suburbs that hug the southern beaches.

The suburb is well-serviced by public transport, with both train and bus lines, and is easy to access on main roads by car. The town has a number of shops and both a primary and secondary school.

It is a suburb full of neat brick family homes, where people may commute to the CBD or otherwise work in the southern region.

The beach itself is quite rocky, but still good for a long walk or a spot of fishing.
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"A leading location in SA - an eastern suburbs gem"

This blue ribbon location is blue ribbon for very good reason! Situated in the heart of Adelaide’s eastern suburbs, Burnside offers an excellent lifestyle. Great for lifestyle, and you're only 15 minutes from the Adelaide Hills and 25 minutes from the beach.

Travelling to the CBD is very easy. Just a 15 minute drive to the heart of the city (although closer to 30 minutes in peak hour, which seems to be between just 8:15 and 8:45 in the morning and 5:30 to 6:00 in the evening), or otherwise just catch one of the buses and you'll be there in about 20 minutes.

At the heart of the suburb is Burnside Village, a huge complex which offers everything you need - a large Coles supermarket, a number of gourmet food shops, pharmacies, a huge range of clothing, shoe and jewellery shops, hair and beauty salons, post office, banks and a number of cafes and coffee bars.

The surrounding streets are perfect for walking/jogging, and there are a few good gyms just a short drive away.

The area has some nice restaurants in walking distance, but a good pub is lacking. The closest is probably the Robin Hood near Norwood, which would only be a 5 minute drive or $10 taxi fare. The closest cinema is on the Norwood Parade, also just a 5-10 minute drive away.

The homes in the region range from large old homes with big gardens (often with a tennis court and/or pool) to modern executive townhouses designed with ease of living in mind.
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"A lovely country retreat with great food and wine"

This sprawling country town is situated 140 km to the north of Adelaide, which is close to a 2 hour drive.

Famous for its wines, and in particular the grape varietal Rieslings, this country town has a huge amount to offer. Surrounded by vineyards and with a number of cellar doors, Clare is firmly on the tourist track. There are lots of restaurants, pubs and B&Bs in the region, which has helped it to develop quite a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

The town itself has a lot to offer, with a number of shops, services and facilities.

The residential areas of this town line the valley walls, with leafy streets, large homes and big gardens. Many houses have a pool, which is quite a necessity given the scorching temperatures in summer.
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"A country town where everyone knows your name"

Kapunda is situated 80 kilometres north of Adelaide, and is nestled between the wine regions of Clare and Barossa Valleys.

Kapunda has number of grand old stone homes, once funded by the town's thriving copper industry, and is circled by farming properties

With a population of around 3,000, Kapunda has a true sense of community, largely due to the area's strong commitment to the local football and netball teams which compete in the norther competition for the region.

The town has a number of services, including a good range of shops, services, restaurants and pubs, as well as a local primary and high school.
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melw Do you think Kapunda needs a family restraunt open 7 days??? with wine bar live jazz on sundays, woodoven pizza and function centre???
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"A small country town in easy reach from Adelaide and Gawler"

Roseworthy is situated about 50 kilometres north Adelaide, and is just 10 kilometres from Gawler.

Home to the renowned Roseworthy Campus and Agricultural College of the University of Adelaide which has a particular focus on winemaking, the town is has a strong focus on farming and agriculture.

Roseworthy has a handful of shops, facilities, restaurants and pubs, and is just a short drive from the bigger cities of Gawler and Elizabeth.

A good spot if you are looking for a quiet rural life that is quite close to major urban centres.
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"The great spot for quiet country living in the Barossa"

Situated on the edge of the Barossa Valley, Lyndoch is a quiet country town with a relaxed atmosphere. The population is just 2,000, and whist the town has a few cellar doors and a fantastic bakery, it generally avoids the tourist hustle and bustle of some of the bigger towns.

There are some lovely old homes, as well as some more recent housing developments. The region is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and farming properties. The town has great sporting facilities too, with a large oval and tennis courts.

Just a 15 minute from the city of Gawler and all of its services, Lyndoch is a great spot for quiet country living but with all the services and facilities just a short drive away.
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"A thriving coastal town with lots to offer"

Busy Victor Harbor! This thriving seaside town has exploded to become the huge hub of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Just 80 kilometres and about an hour south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor is a tourist hotspot which bustles all year round. Victor Harbor offers a stunning beaches along the magnificent South Coast, and lots of good fishing and boating around the safe and protected Encounter Bay. There are a couple of good golf courses, such as McCracken and Victor Harbor Golf Course.

The climate is mild. Quite cool in winter, and generally sunny in summer with the occasional scorcher of 35 degrees plus.

Victor Harbor has also become a popular retirement destination. There are lots of social activities, including lawn bowls and the local RSL Hall. Subdivisions and retirement villages are rapidly growing.

House prices along the waterfront are absolutely huge, but there is good value just a few streets back. With all of the services, shopping and facilities you need, and easy access around the town, Victor Harbor is a lovely spot to visit, to raise your family or to retire.
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hellot obviously written by a suck up on the Council
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"An exclusive suburb for the café set"

Hyde Park is a must-have South Australian address. Nestled just to the south of the city and to the immediate east of Unley, Hyde Park offers a lifestyle like no other.

Homes in Hyde Park range from modern architecturally designed properties, many with pools and stylish urban living, to delightfully renovated cottages. House prices in this suburb are high, and rental properties are difficult to come by. Parking is at a premium too, and can be a challenge if your property does not have a garage or driveway.

The main strip of Hyde Park is King William Road. This offers one of Adelaide’s best selections of coffee shops, cafés, homewares, bridal stores and fashion. It is a must for a long lunch and shopping blitz with your girlfriends.

Convenient to the Adelaide CBD, you can be in the city centre within 5 minutes by car or easily by public transport (with frequent bus lines).

Hyde Park is a beautiful suburb and a great spot to be based for lifestyle, and this is reflect in the prices.
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"A charming suburb with everything at your fingertips"

Beautiful Unley offers it all! A hotspot for professional couples, families and students alike, Unley offers a range of living options and all of the conveniences you need.

The homes in Unley range from large old homes with big gardens often with a swimming pool or tennis court, to modern executive townhouses, to cottages and townhouse blocks in need of renovation but great for cheap rent.

Running through the heart of Unley is Unley Road, which offers a large shopping complex with big supermarkets, great clothes shopping at the Metro and all of the other services you need including a huge medical practice (Fountain Corner) and post office.

Unley Road is also an excellent strip for drinking and dining. The off-beat Boho offers an edge burlesque vintage-chic pub experience, with good pub food and live music. There are a number of cafés offering Thai, Indian and Italian, and a few coffee bars for during the day too.

The Adelaide CBD is just minutes away by car, although Unley Road can hit gridlock at peak hour. There are frequent buses as well which will take you in to the heart of the city.

There are also a number of businesses located along Greenhill Road (on the northern end of Unley) and on Unley Road itself so you may not even need to head in to the city!

Flanked by the southern parklands, there are lots of sporting options in the region including soccer fields, hockey and cricket pitches, jogging tracks and even a BMX track. There are a number of schools nearby, including Walford (a private school for girls) and Unley Primary.
House prices are generally quite high, rents range from high (for executive living) to low (for student style accommodation), so you will be sure to find something to fit your style and budget.
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alaia123 Yes, I used to live in Unley and go to walford... GREAT SCHOOL, GREAT PLACE
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"A good spot near the city for families and couples"

Fullarton is a large residential suburb, with a number of large homes (many recently renovated), quite a few modern townhouses and courtyard homes, and some brand new apartment blocks offering sweeping views of the southern parklands and the CBD.

The suburb offers a range of services including a large supermarket, post office and a couple of coffee bars. However your best bet for shopping in the nearby Burnside Village, just ten minutes away, which a huge complex offering everything you need - a large Coles supermarket, a number of gourmet food shops, pharmacies, a huge range of clothing, shoe and jewellery shops, hair and beauty salons, post office, banks and a number of cafes and coffee bars.

The location is very convenient to the city. Just follow Glen Osmond Road and you will be in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD within minutes, although take note that traffic on this road can come close to a standstill during peak hour. Public transport is easy and convenient, with frequent buses during the day.

Fullarton has a couple of good pubs and restaurants tucked away in the quiet streets, such as the Earl of Leicester (for a delicious pub meal) or Namaté (for Nepalese dining). Otherwise there are lots of good options in the neighbouring suburbs, such as the café strip of Unley Road or the many restaurants and bars on Hutt Street on the edge of the CBD.
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"Lots of choice in and around this leafy suburb"

Glen Osmond is a huge suburb offering an array of different living options. There are some large old homes with big gardens and many with swimming pools. There are recently modern homes, with many built as duplexes with courtyard gardens. There are also older cottages which are great for student living, although some are in need of some renovation.

The location is very convenient to the city. Just follow Glen Osmond Road and you will be in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD within minutes, although take note that traffic on this road can come close to a standstill during peak hour. Public transport is easy and convenient, with frequent buses during the day.

The area has all of the services that you will need – from supermarkets, grocery stores, a couple of small gyms, post office and coffee bars. The small shopping strip contains a number of ‘seconds’ stores, which is great if you’re looking to rummage for a bargain and not much else. However Burnside Village is just five minutes away, which a huge complex offering everything you need - a large Coles supermarket, a number of gourmet food shops, pharmacies, a huge range of clothing, shoe and jewellery shops, hair and beauty salons, post office, banks and a number of cafes and coffee bars.

The one thing lacking from Glen Osmond is a good pub or restaurant, so you will need to head to neighbouring Unley or Fullarton if you want to catch up with your friends over a drink or dinner.
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"A lovely city with an emphasis on food and wine"

Business is booming in Adelaide and the CBD has taken off with apartments rapidly being built and businesses growing.

Inner city living is quite a new thing in Adelaide, but is being embraced and the after hours facilities are developing rapidly. There are some fantastic inner city apartment blocks popping up, such as the luxurious apartments above David Jones on Rundle Mall and the brand new development on the north-western corner of Hindmarsh Square.

There are huge positives for opting to move to the heart of Adelaide. Obviously the commute to work is just a quick walk. The CBD is quite a small area, so there is no doubt you will be in your office within minutes and could return home for lunch. The CBD offers some great options for nightlife – lots of cafés on Rundle Street, a fantastic selection of cheap Asian eats in China town, and many pubs, bars and restaurants nestled away in the city streets such as the Wine Underground on Pirie Street, the Belgian Beer Bar on Ebenezer Place and the Apothecary on Hindley Street.

There is no shortage of shopping options either, with Rundle Mall on your doorstep. The Adelaide Central Market offers fantastic fresh produce and gourmet delights. Also a number of 7/11s have popped up around the city, so late night grocery shopping is an option.

The streets of the CBD are generally quite safe, although do take care at night time. Parking around the area is very difficult. Apartments of course offer parking, but it can be difficult for visitors to find a nearby spot to leave their car.

The great thing about Adelaide is the closeness of the surrounding suburbs. You can be in the café strips of North Adelaide (to the north), Unley (to the south) and Norwood (to the east) within minutes by public transport. Hop on a tram and you will be by the beach at Glenelg in half an hour, or you can be in the wine regions of one of Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills or McLaren Vale in an hour by car.
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"The perfect spot for lifestyle and inner city living"

The Hutt Street precinct of Adelaide has developed a lot in recent times, and offers very comfortable inner city living. There are a number of cottages and townhouses which have undergone substantial renovations, as well as new townhouses offering comfortable and modern living.

The area is ringed by parklands and nestles up against the old Victoria Park racecourse, which offers lots of options for sport and exercise, whether it’s walking the dog or going for a long jog.

Hutt Street itself has a huge range of dining and nightlife options to choose from, including well-known pubs such as the Havelock (an Adelaide institution), great restaurants and bars including the XO Supper Club and Citrus, and delicious cafés including The Goodlife Modern Organic Pizza House and Milano to name just a few. There is also a couple of small supermarkets, a Post Office, florist, jeweller and so on.

Wakefield Street Hospital is also situated on the northern end of Hutt Street, and the Royal Adelaide Hospital is just around the corner on North Terrace.

The great thing about this area is its location. You are just a short walk from the Adelaide CBD, the shops of Rundle Mall and the cafés and bars of Rundle Street. North Adelaide to the north, Norwood to the East and Unley to the south are all just a short drive away.

Parking in the area can be difficult (a permit is required if you want to park onstreet), but you would easily be able to get by without a car given the great location.

This is an excellent area for professional couples and also students (although rents can be quite high).
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"Big city life but not the safest"

The Hindley Street precinct of Adelaide has undergone quite a facelift in recent time, with the emergence of a number of new modern apartment blocks. Whilst there are some pockets of good living, it is still an area that has a long way to go in terms of safe and comfortable living.

A large driver for the development of the area is the University of South Australia City Campus. This has brought a number of students to the West End, and encouraged the development of a number of cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars. There are some excellent spots for nightlife – the Vodka Bar, the Apothecary, Mojo West and the Casino on North Terrace to name just a few. However Hindley Street and the surrounds (including Light Square and West Terrace) have more than its fair share of late night events including a few well-publicised reports of early morning violence, so high vigilence is required in the area at night.

There are some good benefits to the area in terms of location. Rundle Mall and all its shops, the CBD and the cafés of Rundle Street are just a 5 minute walk away. It is just a stone’s throw to the Adelaide Train Station if you need to head out of town, and the tram line starts in the West End and will take you to the heart of the city for free or all the way to Glenelg (a beach side suburb 20 minutes out of Adelaide) quickly and conveniently.

All in all, there are some cheap apartments available, but it is an area where you need to be very careful at night.
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"Cosmpolitan living at its best"

North Adelaide is one of Adelaide’s most prestigious addresses, but is offers a range of styles and lifestyle options.

The full suite of accommodation options are there – whether you are a uni student, professional couple or family. There are grand houses around Brougham Place, Molesworth Street and Wellington Square. There are the executive townhouses lining Bagot Street and Archer Street, the designer Air apartments and renovated cottages of Dover Street. And then there are the apartments along Barton Terrace West and East, and the student accommodation of the university residential colleges such as St Marks, St Annes, Lincoln and Aquinas.

Just a stone’s throw from Adelaide, North Adelaide offers it all. O’Connell Street is the hub, with a huge range of supermarkets, shops and pubs. There is a 24 hour bakery, cinema complex, a selection of homewares stores and a gym.

There is a vast range of cafés and restaurants, representing a range of cuisines and cultures from Italian, Indian and Japanese to modern Australian, Thai and good old-fashioned pub food. New restaurants open every now and then, the most recent being the hugely successful Sparrow which
offers tapas, a la carte, delicious desserts and an interesting wine list.

Public transport to the Adelaide CBD is quick and easy, with frequent buses along both O’Connell Street and Jeffcott Street. Otherwise the CBD is just a casual 25 minute stroll.

There are local schools nearby including North Adelaide Primary, and also Wilderness (a private girl’s school) in neighbouring Medindie.

With so many options, North Adelaide is a great spot to be based for uni, renting or buying – whatever your lifestyle stage and budget.
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Nicks
Nicks Strange how you mention Wilderness (thats not in North Adelaide) and not Saint Dominics (which is).

Anyway yes North Adelaide is one of the best locations in Australia.
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silverfoxoz "(a private girl’s school) in neighbouring Medindie". Pretty clear.
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Nicks There are other schools that are closer, including a private girls high school right in North Adelaide - Saint Dominics. In fact the schools in the city are all as close or closer than Medindie. North Adelaide falls within the Adelaide City Council, making Adelaide High School - a good public school accessible. So in adding further value to the original post - there is a private school right in North Adelaide and there are more in the city too.

There is a great Golf course (the Adelaide Golf Links) in North Adelaide that forms part of the border of park lands around it. Also within this border of park lands is the Adelaide Aquatic Center (in North Adelaide) with swimming facilities.
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nermal1 Also not far out of the area for schooling is St Andrews in Walkerville.Alright it's three suburbs over but still handy.I would at all costs NOT Recommend North Adelaide Primary School for any parent(It's one of those places that Not even the Headmaster who ran St Peters College from 1978 to 1991 would suggest as my parents were to find out the hard way).I had a friend whose dad pulled his two daughters out halfway through Year 5 in 1989 to make a fresh start at Wilderness and though I haven't seen them in years I am sure it was the wisest decision their parents ever made.
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"A safe and quiet neighbourhood close to the beach"

Located to the west of Adelaide and two suburbs short of the seaside suburb of Glenelg, Novar Gardens is a comfortable residential suburb.

With wide streets and loads of parking, Novar Gardens has predominantly single storey brick homes with neat gardens, no fences and many with swimming pools in the backyard.

Close to the airport, Novar Gardens is directly under the flight path. However the Adelaide Airport is managed with strict curfews on flight times so you will be able to sleep well at night.

This is a great spot for raising a family, as it is safe and quiet. Nearby schools include the Lutheran co-educational school Immanuel College and Glenelg Primary School.

It is also a safe and friendly neighbourhood, and very popular with retirees.

Locals tend to head to nearby Glenelg or Marion which offer a huge range of shopping choices, although both can be hectic with traffic at times.

Overall Novar Gardens is a relaxed and quiet area, with all you need with in easy reach.
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"Glitz and glam living on the beachfront"

Immediately adjacent to bustling Glenelg, Holdfast Shores is Adelaide’s most exclusive beachfront playground.

Just a 20 minute drive from the CBD, a 30 minute tram trip or 40 minutes by bus, Holdfast Shores offers luxurious waterfront apartment-style living for you and Adelaide’s most expensive berths for your yacht or ocean-cruiser.

Set on the ground floor of the seafront apartment complex is a restaurant strip which has views across both the marina and the sea. This esplanade offers a huge range of options including fresh seafood, Greek, Italian, sushi and a steakhouse.

The area can be particularly busy in the summer months, where tourists flock to this glamorous region for seaside drinks or dinner.

The beach is a good spot for swimming, even though the water can be cold. Great in summer, but only for the brave in winter.
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"Fun in the sun just 20 minutes from Adelaide"

Glenelg is a busy beachside suburb and tourist hotspot. As Adelaide’s most popular suburban beach, it is jam-packed with sunseekers in summer and maintains a steady crowd all year round.
Glenelg is easy to access from Adelaide. It is just a 20 minute drive from the CBD, a 30 minute tram trip or 40 minutes by bus.

The main strip of Jetty Road is full of fish and chip shops, cheap clothing stores, cafés and endless choices for ice-cream. There is a fastfood strip closer to the seafront, along with a couple of pubs (like the Dublin and the Grand) which attract huge crowds on summer nights. There are also a number of more pricey restaurants offering good seafood dishes, with prices to match.

Apartment blocks and old houses are quite common in the area, and there has been a huge amount of development with lots of super-modern places along the seafront. Prices rise exponentially each step closer to the sea. Parking can be a nightmare if you don’t have a garage.

Glenelg is a fun spot on the beach, where there is always something happening. However you are best to head either North or South along the coast if you are seeking something a bit more peaceful!
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"A suburb of grand homes and big gardens in the foothills"

Leafy Hazelwood Park is a lovely suburb, set in the foothills just 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.
This suburb is full of grand and spacious homes with large gardens, along with the occasional complex of 1960s style units. Owning in this suburb is quite expensive, but renting is quite reasonable.

There are lots of facilities surrounding the Greenhill Road/Glynburn Road intersection. There is a major complex with a Good Life gym, physiotherapist, beautician and Fasta Pasta. There is also the Feathers Hotel, an Eastern suburbs institution, with a popular pub and pizza place.

Burnside Village is just a 5 minute drive away, with its huge range of shops, gourmet delights and cafés.

Transport links to Adelaide are good from here, with frequent buses along a couple of different routes which take around 40 minutes or so.
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"A lovely residential suburb moments from the Norwood Parade"

Situated just a 10 minute drive from Adelaide and only one suburb east of Norwood, Beulah Park is a great spot to buy or rent.

This leafy suburb has a number of modern townhouses and spacious bungalows, many situated on quiet residential streets.

Transport to the city is easy, as there are a number of bus lines.

Beulah Park is a great spot for raising a family. There are also various facilities in the suburb including parks and ovals, a doctor’s surgery and Stateswim (for swimming lessons), as well as Pembroke College (a private co-educational school).

Perfectly located just a 5 minute stroll from Norwood and its bustling café and shopping strip, you have the convenience of all that Norwood has to offer (including the huge cinema complex), but without all the parking and traffic.
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"A great spot for renters, just a casual stroll from the CBD"

On the inner ring surrounding Adelaide, Kent Town is a great spot for renters looking for a convenient location. Just a 15 minute stroll to the west and you’ll be on Rundle Street on the edge of the CBD, and just a 15 minute stroll to the east and you’ll be in the heart of the Norwood café and shopping strip with all it has to offer.

Accommodation is Kent Town ranges from modern townhouses and apartments, such as the converted Brewery Apartments on Dequetteville Terrace, to much more modest homes (some in need of some work!). Rents are still on the high side for Adelaide because of the excellent location.

Parking can be difficult in this location, but you might be able to get by without a car due to the close proximity to shops, two of Adelaide’s three universities and the CBD. Just be careful walking near the parklands at night time.

Kent Town is home to the recently refurbished and slightly whacky ‘Tap Inn’ (fabulous tapas menu and pub meals, and also indoor golf driving range).
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"A charming suburb - the café lifestyle at its best"

Dulwich is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after addresses in South Australia. Its wide streets and many renovated bungalows, just to the east of Adelaide, have been part of the real estate boom.

The suburb is centred on the Dulwich shopping centre, a charming little strip of coffee bars, clothes shops and the upmarket homewares and fashion hub “One Rundle Trading Co”. This is the place to take your Airedale terrier for a stroll to catch up with your girlfriends over a mid-morning coffee and touch of shopping on any day of the week.

Close to the old Victoria Park racetrack, you can join a number of joggers from the suburb and keep in shape.

Dulwich is just a 5 minute drive from Burnside Village, which has all you need for everyday living and lifestyle including a huge Coles supermarket, a number of gourmet food shops, pharmacies, a huge range of clothing, shoe and jewellery shops, hair and beauty salons, post office, banks and a number of cafes and coffee bars.

Dulwich offers a great lifestyle with convenient access to the city (just a 30 minute stroll to the CBD), and has the price tag to match!
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"Multicultural living in the heart of Adelaide"

The south of Adelaide is a true blend – with old cottages (some under major renovation), brand new apartment blocks and modern 3 storey townhouses mixed in amongst shops, offices and carparks.

A short stroll to the Central Market and China town, it is a great location for foodies looking for fresh produce, as well as cheap and authentic Asian food. You just can’t go past Ky Chow’s salt and pepper squid!

With easy access to the city’s tramlines, you can quickly be at the Adelaide Train Station or down at the beach in Glenelg.

As with all inner city locations, parking is at a premium. Many new complexes will have garages, but a permit will be required if you need to park on the street. This can be an issue if you have a number of visitors. However given the suburb’s proximity to the heart of Adelaide, you can easily get by without a car. Just take care walking at night.

Flanked by the south parklands and its playing fields, it is a great spot for fitness enthusiasts.
Overall, a fabulous and rapidly developing location right by the Adelaide CBD. The region is super convenient, with reasonable rent, moderate house prices and lots of facilities on offer.
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"Great coffee, cafés and nightlife in Adelaide's East End"

It all happens on the East End!! Home to Rundle Street, one of Adelaide’s most famous food and wine strips, this is where you need to be for the instant city life.

Apartment blocks abound along Grenfell Street and the small streets tucked in behind Rundle Street like Charlick Street, Ebenezer Place and Union Street. Parking can be a real challenge for any visiting friends, but the area is very well-serviced by taxis and buses.

Close to two of the State’s three main universities, the suburb attracts a number of students at the coffee bars during the day and to party at night.

On the edge of Adelaide’s CBD, the East End is just a casual stroll to the city’s major business and shopping district. The East End is also flanked by parkland and the Botanic Gardens, so is perfect for catching some fresh air and quiet time away from the busy vibe of Rundle Street.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is also just next door. Highly convenient if you need urgent healthcare, but this does have the downside of some rather unsavoury characters at times.

Overall, a fabulous location if you are looking to be in the heart of Adelaide.
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"A great spot for first home owners or renters"

Busy Mile End! It is one of the fastest-growing residential areas in South Australia, just to the west of Adelaide. Old houses are rapidly being demolished, and replaced with modern townhouses with all the mod-cons.

A homemaker’s delight, Mile End is home to the huge shopping complex with a massive Bunnings and a large collection of furniture and homewares stores.

It is only a 5 minute drive to the city, and well-connected with public transport. It is also an easy walk, but avoid walking through the west parklands at night time as it can be quite dangerous.
Firmly planted under the flight path, it can be quite noisy. However the Adelaide Airport traffic is managed with strict curfews on flight times so you will be able to sleep well at night.

Cafes and restaurants are being built very quickly in the area, and there are all the facilities you need within easy walking distance.

Overall, Mile End is a great spot for renters or first home buyers due to the ever growing supply of housing in the suburb.
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North
North Which west parklands are you talking about, Luxe09?
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"Blue ribbon living with a huge price tag!"

Medindie is one of Adelaide’s most exclusive suburbs, neatly tucked in to the north of Robe Terrace just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Adelaide.

On the edge of the Adelaide parklands with sweeping views of the Adelaide Hills, you can quickly feel like you’re in the country as you stroll around the fields with horses and huge gum trees.
Medindie is predominantly residential, with a cluster of astronomically expensive mansions that house many of the ‘who’s who’ of South Australia.

For the daily conveniences (such as shops, restaurants and gyms), head to the neighbouring suburb of North Adelaide which offers all you need.

The perfect spot (if you can afford it) for raising a family, with nearby schools including Wilderness (a private girl's school), St Peter's College (a private boy's school) and St Andrews (a private primary school).

The only downside to Medindie is that it is located under the main flight path. However this does not appear to have detracted from the general ambience, grand lifestyle or house prices!
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GeorgeKargiotis Great write up, when I need motivation I like to drive thought the streets. Dutton is nice but the monster house on Brian is my favourite
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GeorgeKargiotis That's briar avenue!
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"A leafy, established neighbourhood just minutes from the CBD"

Situated just a 5 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, Walkerville is one of Adelaide’s prestigious suburbs. With a number of grand old homes with spacious gardens, it is expensive to buy but for good reason.

The suburb centres around Walkerville Terrace, which has a collection of coffee shops, casual pubs and smaller stores. There is a major shopping complex under construction (due to be completed in the next couple of years).

On the edge of the River Torrens, it is the perfect location for those who love to go walking or jogging. The suburb is well set up for families, with nearby schools including St Andrews (a private primary school), Walkerville Primary, Wilderness (a private girl's school) and St Peter's College (a private boy's school).

Walkerville is very well situated on the edge of Adelaide, and close to North Adelaide (with a huge range of cafés, restaurants and pubs) and Magill (with the Avenues shopping complex). There are frequent buses to the heart of the CBD.

Overall, Walkerville is a picturesque suburb with all you need in easy reach for a comfortable city life and great lifestyle.
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rulesix
rulesix Agreed, great suburb with a lot to offer, even a few units quick are as attractive as the rest of the area which is rare.

The Avenues is at Stepney, much closer than Magill
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thesuburbreviewer25 I love this review! Helps me a lot! Thanks, Luxe09.
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"One of South Australia's leading beachside holiday towns"

Once a sleepy seaside village, Port Elliot is now a major holiday destination. Situated about 80 km to the south of Adelaide (just over an hour’s drive), it is a great spot for a weekend getaway or holiday home.

The life of the town is very cyclical - quite quiet in winter and brimming with holiday-makers in summer. The population is growing quickly, as the surrounding land is developed in to residential developments and retirement villages.

House prices along the waterfront are absolutely huge, but there is good value just a few streets back.

Port Elliot has a lot to offer all year round. It has a couple of interesting design and homewares shops, one of the South Australia’s best bakeries, a couple of pubs and a few smaller shops and stores. Close to the larger towns of Victor Harbor and Goolwa, you can access all services and facilities within 10 minutes by car.

The highlight of this town are the beaches – the rugged surf of Knight’s Beach and the protected swimming at Horseshoe Bay. The water is cold, but is the perfect antidote to the hot summer sun where temperatures can reach almost 40 degrees.

Port Elliot is a beachside town with all the major facilities in easy reach, and is a good spot for a holiday or permanent base by the seaside.
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"A busy tourist town in the Adelaide Hills"

Hahndorf is a town of German heritage, located in the Adelaide Hills and an easy 20 minute drive (just over 20 kilometres) from Adelaide.

The town is a tourist hotspot, where the Main Street bustles with tourists on any day of the week. Traffic and parking on the Main Street can be a challenge. With some old German-style pubs like the German Arms and some really touristy shops selling handicrafts, postcards and boiled lollies, it is by no means a quiet country town.

There are a number of really interesting wineries in the region offering fantastic local produce and top-notch wines, such as The Lane, Bird in Hand and Nepenthe, all just a short drive from the main town.

The homes in and around the town are built on comfortable sized blocks with large gardens. There are a number of country properties and farms in the outer regions. The town offers a number of shops, supermarkets, schools and other facilities.

Many Hahndorf locals commute to Adelaide for work, whether it is via the fast-paced South-Eastern freeway or by public transport with the bus lines that link the Hills to the CBD.

Overall Hahndorf has a very busy feel about it, with the main street driven by tourist dollars and a daily hustle and bustle. The surrounding region has a lot to offer, so perhaps avoid the town centre if you’re looking for a quiet life in the Hills.
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Local04
Local04 Hi Luxe09,

not sure why you have rated Hahndorf 2/5 stars when you have such positive comments. along with other ratings I would think Hahndof is unique and a very desireable location to live or visit.
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"A busy town in the middle of the Barossa"

Called 'Nurí' by Barossa locals, this burgeoning town in the heart of the Barossa Valley is 85 km from Adelaide and just over one hour by car.

Nuriootpa is the business and industrial hub of the Barossa. The facilities include large shopping complexes (the Foodland shopping centre and Community store) as well as some industrial premises (such as the nearby Wolf Blass winery).

Schools include Nuriootpa Primary School and Nuriootpa High School.

Nuriootpa is a sporting hub too, with a number of sporting facilities including tennis and netball courts, football fields and cricket pitches. The Barossa Valley golf course is on the edge of the town. The black and yellow 'Tigers' football and netball teams are strongly supported by the locals. Cricket and tennis are popular summer sports here, with the town offering a number of teams at different levels.

There are a number of cafés and coffee bars in Nuriootpa, and the most popular pub in Nuriootpa is the Vine Inn.
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"A suburb that offers a good blend of upmarket living and suburban homes"

Millswood is a large suburb, situated to the south of Adelaide and immediately adjacent to the south-west of Hyde Park. It spans from King William Road, across Goodwood Road to Everard Park.

The homes in Millswood that are located on the Hyde Park side are grand old homes on large blocks. This is absolutely prime real estate. Across Goodwood Road, the homes become more modest and situated on smaller blocks. The streets are wide and leafy, and the location is great throughout the entire suburb. There are some good value rental properties in the area.

Millswood has access to both the upmarket shopping strip of King William Road at Hyde Park and also the good selection of shops and services along Goodwood Road.

There are local primary schools in the region, and also Annesley College (a private school for girls) nearby on Greenhill Road.

The CBD is only minutes away by car, but this can take a lot longer in peak hour as both Goodwood Road and King William Road can grind to a halt. There are numerous buses, and also a tram spot on Goodwood Road. The beach is just a 10 minute drive away.
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"A bustling town on the South Coast"

Located 83 kilometres to the south of Adelaide in the heart of the Fleurieu peninsula, Goolwa is a bustling seafront and riverfront town.

On the edge of the Southern Ocean, Goolwa has rolling surf and picturesque beaches. Goolwa also fronts on to Lake Alexandrina with direct access to the Coorong and Mouth of the Murray River, which are suffering from the low waterlevels and the flows from the Murray River suffer from the ongoing drought and high water usage upstream.

Goolwa as a town is alive and well, and has enjoyed a period of rapid expansion over the last ten years. As a result, Goolwa has a wide range of services, facilities and amenities.

The homes in Goolwa are large and spacious, many with large gardens and just a short distance from the beach. There are also a number of modern beach-houses in the area, as the region is a popular holiday spot.

Recreational facilities abound in this town. There is a golf course, sailing and lots of beach activities.
Only 18 kilometres from the large town of Victor Harbor (a 30 minute round trip by car), Goolwa is a popular location for families, retirees and holidaymakers.

The population of the town is very seasonal. It is absolutely packed with tourists in summer, which can make it difficult to get around, and much quieter in winter of course.
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"Cosmopolitan living in the heart of Barossa"

In the heart of the Barossa Valley and 80 kilometres from Adelaide, Tanunda is a pretty town of around 4,000 people. Adelaide is just over an hour away by car.

Business thrives in this community, largely due to the Barossa Valley's well-earned reputation as Australia's most renowned wine region.

Facilities are plentiful offering all you need for a comfortable country lifestyle - there is a large supermarket, medical practice and hospital, banks, cafés. The Apex Bakery will quickly find its way to the top of your shopping list, with delicious bread, pastries and hot food.

A great spot for raising a family, there are a number of schools in the town including Tanunda Primary School, Tanunda Lutheran and Faith Secondary School.

Sports facilities include the Tanunda oval, tennis courts and swimming pool (all located just off the Main Street), the Recreation Centre with a gym, pool and indoor courts and the Tanunda Golf Course about a 10 minute drive from town.

The community is very active, with a number of gourmet events, art exhibitions and music performances shaping the calendar every year, as well as the Vintage Festival every second year.

The town has a very metropolitan style, with a number of cafés, top quality restaurants (try 1918 on the Main Street) and three main pubs (the Tanunda Hotel, the Valley and the Tanunda Club) - the local favourite seems to change every year or so. There are also a number of cellardoors in the town itself (such as Peter Lehmann, Richmond Grove, Langmeil Wines), not to mention all of the other wineries set in the rolling hills and valleys of the Barossa Valley region.
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"Picturesque and prestigious, with a price tag to match!"

This is one of Adelaide's most picturesque and exclusive suburbs, centred around the majestic grounds of prestigious St Peter's College (one of Adelaide's leading private schools for boys).

St Peters is a quiet and beautiful suburb that is just minutes from Adelaide's CBD. With wide streets lined with plane trees, many of the homes are grand old bungalows that have been well-maintained or recently renovated with large gardens and plentiful onstreet parking.

St Peters itself has only a few small corner stores. You are best to head to the Avenues on Stephens Terrace in neighbouring Magill for your weekly shopping. Close to North Adelaide and Norwood, there are a number of restaurants and cafés all within a 10 minute drive away.

There is a bus line that runs through the heart of St Peters, but beware that buses are not that frequent. The heart of the CBD is just a 10 minute drive away, or can be walked in about 45 minutes if you have the energy and time.
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nermal1 Great Area but I would suggest looking elsewhere if you have sons for their Education.I don't know how much has changed since the 80's and 90's but the class sizes are ridiculous at St Peters College and you have to be academically bright to survive there.
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"A quiet suburb on the edge of the Torrens and close to the city"

This quiet residential suburb has everything you need all within a short walk or drive away.
Nestled in behind Walkerville and nudging the River Torrens, Vale Park is a great location for a relaxed lifestyle just moments from the city.

Connecting to your work in the CBD is easy. It is just a short drive (about 15 minutes), or there is convenient public transport with frequent buses on Walkerville Terrace.

There are a number of sporting options nearby, including a large oval and tennis courts, not to mention the long walking trails around the River Torrens.

This is a great spot for raising a family. Schools nearby include St Andrews (a private primary school), Walkerville Primary, Wilderness (a private girl's school) and St Peter's College (a private boy's school).

There are a number of shopping options in the surrounding suburbs, such as the large Avenues complex in Magill just a short drive away. There is also a huge new complex currently under construction in Walkerville (to be completed in 2011), which will be very convenient as it is only a 5 min stroll away.

If you're looking for a bite to eat or night out, you'll need to look to the nearby suburb of North Adelaide (with a large selection of bars, cafés, restaurants and pubs) or Rundle Street in the East End of Adelaide.
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"A great spot for families"

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is a diverse suburb, with a number of family homes, executive townhouses and student rental accommodation, so you’ll be sure to find something to suit.
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"A safe and established neighbourhood on the edge of the River Torrens"

Gilberton is a beautiful, leafy suburb tucked in between North Adelaide and the River Torrens. Just a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the city, it is an excellent location for families.

There is easy public transport access to the city - just hop on one of the frequent buses on Walkerville Terrace and you’ll be there in minutes.

A perfect spot for dog lovers - the River Torrens with its kilometres of walking trails is right on your door-step.

There is a small supermarket just 5 mins away on Walkerville Terrace, where this is a huge new shopping complex currently under construction across the road.

There are a couple of run-of-the-mill pubs nearby (okay for a casual drink or simple pub meal). However you are just a short walk from the huge range of cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars of Melbourne Street, North Adelaide.

A lovely location for families, with nearby schools including St Andrews (a private primary school), Walkerville Primary, Wilderness (a private girl's school) and St Peter's College (a private boy's school).
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"A convenient location adjacent to the city and parklands"

Hackney is an inner city suburb, and a very convenient spot for the professional couple. Immediately opposite the National Wine Centre and Botanic Gardens, Hackney is a picturesque suburb with many renovated cottages, large homes and a retirement village.

Hackney is just a short walk from the CBD, only about 10 mins. Buses are available, but timing can be awkward. Taxis to here from the CBD will only cost $8 or so. Walking around the area at night is best avoided.

Rundle Street is only a 10 minute walk away, where you have a huge choice of restaurants and cafés. There are a couple of nearby pubs (the Hackney and the Royal), although both are centred around pokies. The Hackney is the nicer of the two, and good for a casual meal or to watch a game of sport.

The River Torrens and its picturesque walking/cycling trails are just a 5 minute walk away, so it's the perfect spot for the jogging enthusiast.

For grocery shopping, you will need to hop in the car and head to one of the nearby suburbs. The Avenues in Magill is the closest and is a great complex, just a 5 minute drive away. There is only a small shop nearby for last minute groceries (a Woolworths Express in the petrol station on Hackney Road).

Hackney is a convenient suburb that is incredibly close to the CBD, but it lacks a real heart or social hub. However it is neatly wedged between North Adelaide and Norwood, both with a huge range of cafés and restaurants which can be easily accessed in just minutes from Hackney.
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"A convenient location adjacent to the city and parklands"

Hackney is an inner city suburb, and a very convenient spot for the professional couple. Immediately opposite the National Wine Centre and Botanic Gardens, Hackney is a picturesque suburb with many renovated cottages, large homes and a retirement village.

Hackney is just a short walk from the CBD, only about 10 mins. Buses are available, but timing can be awkward. Taxis to here from the CBD will only cost $8 or so. Walking around the area at night is best avoided.

Rundle Street is only a 10 minute walk away, where you have a huge choice of restaurants and cafés. There are a couple of nearby pubs (the Hackney and the Royal), although both are centred around pokies. The Hackney is the nicer of the two, and good for a casual meal or to watch a game of sport.

The River Torrens and its picturesque walking/cycling trails are just a 5 minute walk away, so it's the perfect spot for the jogging enthusiast.

For grocery shopping, you will need to hop in the car and head to one of the nearby suburbs. The Avenues in Magill is the closest and is a great complex, just a 5 minute drive away. There is only a small shop nearby for last minute groceries (a Woolworths Express in the petrol station on Hackney Road).

Hackney is a convenient suburb that is incredibly close to the CBD, but it lacks a real heart or social hub. However it is neatly wedged between North Adelaide and Norwood, both with a huge range of cafés and restaurants which can be easily accessed in just minutes from Hackney.
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"A charming country town in the heart of the Barossa wine region"

Angaston is located in the heart of Barossa Valley. It is the slower-paced neighbour of the bigger Barossa Valley towns of Nuriootpa and Tanunda. Angaston is about 90 km from Adelaide, and is a drive of about 1 hour and 20 minutes (most of which is via a major dual-lane highway).

Nestled in a valley, this picturesque town has a charming main street with a number of small, interesting shops. Many of the homes in and around the town are grand old houses (some of more than one hundred years old), set on spacious properties with large gardens and perhaps a pool or tennis court. There are also a number of neat brick homes, built in the 1950s onwards.

Angaston is a gourmet hub and an excellent spot for food and wine lovers. It is home to Angas Park (a well renowned gourmet food company, specializing in dried fruit, nuts and chocolates), the Yalumba Wine Company (Australia’s largest family-owned winery) and Saltrams Winery and its famed restaurant and function centre Salters.

The town has a small country town feel, which bustles on the weekends as many tourists explore the strip before hitting the cellar doors that dot the Barossa region.

Like many Australian country towns, sport is a large part of the town’s culture and there is a large oval for football and cricket, along with tennis and netball courts. The Angaston Hotel is the town’s main pub, and offers a good atmosphere on weekend nights and country pub meals.

Overall Angaston is a pretty town, and is a lovely spot that is not too far from other country towns and the major city of Adelaide, but quiet enough for a charming and relaxed country lifestyle set in the midst of the Barossa wine country.
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"Great coffee, shopping, dining and recreation, and just minutes from the CBD"

Norwood is the perfect spot for the professional couple, looking for a great lifestyle just moments from the Adelaide CBD.

With many modern townhouses, renovated cottages and large homes, homes in Norwood can be expensive to buy but still quite reasonable to rent. Great for lifestyle, and you're only 20 minutes from the Adelaide Hills and 20 minutes from the beach.

Running through the heart of the suburb is the fabulous Norwood Parade which has absolutely everything from Italian cafés and great coffee, supermarkets, huge cinema complex, clothing and shoe stores, pharmacies, banks, post office, doctors and so the list goes on. There are a number of beautifully renovated pubs offering delicious food at quite reasonable prices, including the Bath and the Robin Hood.

Travelling to the CBD is very easy. Just a 10 minute drive to the heart of the city (closer to 20 minutes in peak hour), or otherwise just catch one of the frequent buses on the Parade and you'll be there in about 15 minutes. Parking can be difficult in the streets close to the Parade.

The surrounding streets are perfect for walking/jogging, and there are a few good gyms just a short drive away.

Offering a wonderful lifestyle just a stone’s throw from the city, Norwood has it all.
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"Relaxed living and a cosmopolitan lifestyle for professional couples"

The Melbourne Street area of North Adelaide is the perfect location for professional couples, working in the city or surrounds. Situated just over the River Torrens, immediately north of the city, it is a great suburb for a top quality lifestyle.

Melbourne Street is the perfect spot for catching up with friends over a casual dinner or a few drinks, with a couple of great pubs in the surrounding streets, cafes and restaurants, not to mention the coffee shops with Cibo, Ciccolate and The Store all vying to offer the best coffee in SA. The Lion Hotel, situated in pride of place on Melbourne Street’s main intersection, is an Adelaide institution with its fine-dining restaurant, fantastic cocktail menu and bar.

Tempted to eat in? There are a couple of small grocery stores, as well as a much larger supermarket up on O'Connell Street which is a 10-15 min walk or 2 min drive away.

Travelling in to the city from here is easy - just catch the 271 or 273 bus which arrives on Melbourne Street every 7 minutes or so, or you can walk there in 25 minutes. Parking can be a little bit scarce in the area, but permit parking can be arranged and visitors can usually find a spot in one of the surrounding streets.

Need to unwind after a long day? The Uni Loop (3 sports fields with a 2.2 km jogging track) is only a street away - perfect for jogging, walking the dog or accessing the walking and cycling trails around the River Torrens. Next Generation, SA’s most glamorous and well-equipped gym, is just down the road. Otherwise head up to O’Connell Street to the Piccadilly Cinemas if you really need a night off.

North Adelaide is the perfect spot, and with rental prices still quite reasonable (particularly in light of the exorbitant house prices in the area), it offers everything required for a super-convenient lifestyle with all the benefits of being right next door to the CBD.
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