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"voted best beach in Australia and rates on a world scale"

One of the best beaches Adelaide has to offer. The town itself is small with a number of smaller houses and B&B’s hidden amongst the scrub.

There is a good chance you’ll see a bit of native wildlife around here. We saw a number of wallabies while staying on our honeymoon.

One of the nicest spots on the island, however, it is a long way from any significant shops. The shop at Vivonne bay is small and if you blinked you’d miss it on the main road. It has the bare essentials but for most things you’ll need to trek back across the island to Kingscote or Penneshaw.

A great spot for retirees or writers that want the peace and quiet.
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"Great country town only 45 mins from Adelaide"

Up in the hills this is a lovely little town. There are some good shops and a nice pub to get a good meal. It’s a reasonable distance back down to Adelaide, although you probably could do it in under an hour making it a reasonable commute length if you worked in the city.

For me its an area for a tree change. There is a good coverage of old buildings making it s lovely quaint little town. It has a great vibe. I visit here frequently as my parents in law are just around the corner in Humbug Scrub and have talked to friends of mine about the benefits of living here. A great place for the tree-changers that don’t want to be too far away.

With schools in town, some good shops and TTP not too far, a pretty nice blend.
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4/5
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"A really nice country area just out of teh city"

This is a beautiful country area just out of the northern suburbs of Adelaide. While it is called Sampson Flat, there isn’t a lot of flat ground around, it is quite hilly and well covered by large gums.

The trip back into Adelaide is pretty easy and it’s probably only 20 minutes to Tea Tree Plaza. So going to the shops is nice and easy.

It is another 20-30 minutes into the city from TTP so it’s a reasonable trip if you work in Adelaide. As a result it is probably not the best location for people that want to get out every night for a good time.
You are more likely to get some acreage here than your standard block.

It is high on my list of places to live.
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4/5
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"Beautiful suburb with easy access to Linear park"

There are some absolutely huge gums in Dernancourt. The suburb runs down towards the river so it is all on a slope. For me the area is great. Being close to the upper end of Linear Park, there are plenty of places to walk run or cycle and there is a good chance you’ll see a bit of native wildelife. The streets are well lined with trees and peoples gardens are well maintained.

There are some nice houses in the area, including some more attractive cream brick houses.
The houses are on good sized blocks giving you plenty of room to move.

Public transport is ok, but being a reasonable distance from the city there isn’t as much coverage of a lot of areas and it can take a little while. The trip back down to the city is pretty easy by car.
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3/5
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"A great area to raise a family close to the city"

Campbelltown is a rather uninspiring area in a good location. Close to Linear Park with a good coverage of parks and playground and schools it should be a great spot. However, driving through there are a lot of unattractive cream brick houses on poorly maintained blocks.

I like Campbelltown in theory. Its close to the city and well serviced by public transport. There are a lot of good shops around and it’s not far from a number of good places to eat. It is well established with a lot of trees and the proximity to Linear Park, and a very nice part of Linear Park at that, makes for a good spot. However, it’s not for me as it’s not what I’m looking for.

It would be a great area to raise a family.
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3/5
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"A nice location up on the hills face"

Well up Greenhill Road, winding your way into the hills is Greenhill. Steep slopes and just a few houses it’s not a bad area. There is a real neighbourly feel up here.

Public transport is non-existent, you’ll need to get down the hill. Once you’re down the hill you can get a bus but they don’t run all that frequently.

Given it is essentially perched on top of a hill there aren’t a lot of shops or schools in the immediate vicinity, its all down the hill.

The road down to the city is steep and windy so its not an area for people with trouble with heights. However, you can get some great views up here.
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4/5
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"A premier location with a lot to offer"

In amongst some beautiful countryside and adjacent sought after Hazelwood Park and Burnside, Stonyfell has a lot to offer. It is one of the premier residential areas of Adelaide

Public transport is a bit thin on the ground but there is some. It is also a bit further out of the city than you expect while still being quite close and within a short drive.

There are some great parks and pools close by and also the Penfolds winery.

It is a nice area for bringing up a family but its expensive.
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4/5
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"Grand homes in a green area"

I had a friend live here and it is a top place. One of the best in Adelaide. There is a large park in Hazelwood Park and a public pool making it very appealing. Add to that the wide streets, beautiful old houses and large blocks and this makes for one of the best suburbs in Adelaide.

The streets are quiet and you don’t hear a lot of dogs barking at night.

Public transport isn’t too bad but its not as well serviced as some other areas. It is a fair way up Greenhill Road as well so despite being reasonably close to the city it is further than you think. But in terms of location, this is one of the prettiest suburbs.
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4/5
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"Good blend of houses in a great location"

Very similar to Kensington, there is a good blend of houses to keep everyone happy. However, the units around the area are an unattractive cream brick.

I like Kensington Gardens but so do a lot of other people which means the price is quite high for what you get. It’s worth it in many respects. It is a well established area close to the city in a prime location. I have ofetn looked at houses and units in the area but it's a bit beyond me.

It is well serviced by public transport and close to area like Norwood making going out easy.

It is a great suburb for just about everyone. Tree lined streets make it feel nice and cool in the heat of summer but a lot of the trees are gums which makes me feel a little uneasy at times.
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4/5
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"Close to Norwood and the city but quiet and relaxed"

Beautiful area, simply beautiful. I have had a friend live around the area and although the unit itself was an unattractive cream brick it was still a beautiful suburb to be.

The people were friendly in my friend’s block and there was a real neighbourly feel. This vibe seems to pervade across the whole area.

Wide tree line streets make it appealing for many. Although many of those trees are large gums making me a bit uneasy about wild weather.

It is close to the city and well serviced by public transport. There aren’t any places to eat of note that I’m aware of in the area, but there are a few close by.

This is a great area for everyone as there is a good blend of houses but you’ll pay for it.
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"Amazing suburb with a lot to offer."

Norwood is one of the premier suburbs of Adelaide and with good reason. There is a good blend of houses here making it great for everyone. From the large old homes on big blocks to townhouses and smaller units and apartments. All of which are well maintained.

There are plenty of places to eat around Norwood, especially along the Parade and you can get out to see a movie. There is a ten pin bowling venue in Norwood which is great and I think still does disco bowling.

There are plenty of shops around Norwood so you can easily get what you need.

Public transport services the area well and it is a really short trip into the city. You could easily walk it and it is a pleasant walk.

With so much on offer, Norwood is a great suburb, but it is popular on the weekends for a night out so in some places can get a little noisy.

It’s also expensive and so despite the fact that there is a house for everyone, everyone wants one and the prices are high.
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4/5
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"My dream suburb, except for that damn Clipsal 500"

Wow. I would love to live here. Wide streets, close to the city and close to the racecourse and some of the most beautiful streets imaginable. This is my ideal suburb. But obviously I’m not the only one that thinks so because the prices here will be out of reach of most people.

Just of Fullarton road just about every street is a winner. There are some good places to eat nearby and a petrol station not far away if you ever get in trouble.

The houses are old and simply stunning and the blocks are large and well maintained.

Public transport is good here with buses running along Fullarton Road, however it is so close to the city you can walk in easily.

A lot of people use Victoria park racecourse as spot to walk or run. The downside, well that would be the Clipsal 500 bringing in the riff raff and the noise.
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4/5
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"Short trip into the city from this green area"

A stunning, yet expensive area. Further up Glen Osmond Road towards the freeway entrance this exclusive suburb sits proudly. Beautiful old houses on wide tree lined streets, just to drive through here makes you feel better.

There are some huge gums in and around the area so that could be a problem in severe weather but I’d say its worth it.

Public transport services the area well with the main bus routes running down Glen Osmond Road and Portrush Road. Its close to the city and there are plenty of good places to eat around the area.

Shops close by and a post office, the area has a lot to offer.
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4/5
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"Expensive but with good reason."

Another one of the beautiful inner south eastern suburbs. Wide tree lined streets and beautiful old houses are the hall mark of this area.

It is well serviced by public transport and it’s a short trip on the bus into the city. You could walk if you wanted to as its not that far but it may take a while.

It’s a lovely quiet area that is perfect for families with good sized blocks.

There are some good shops near by, including the Arkaba and its not too far from Unley Road.
If you want to get out for a meal there are plenty of god eateries close by, including on Glen Osmond Road, Unley Road and into the city.

I really like Myrtle Bank but it is sadly out of my price range.
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4/5
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"A true gem in the inner south eastern suburbs."

This is a true gem in the inner south east. Only a small suburb but each and everyone of the streets is stunning. Well established large trees lining the streets gives it a cool feel even in the heat of summer. The houses are either older houses that have been redone and are beautiful, or new houses done in a similar style.

The area is quiet. It is not far from the city making getting out for a night out very easy. Although the Arkaba is just down the road. There are a number of shops close by and it is easy to get out of the city up the freeway.

There are some great places to eat nearby and plenty of good takeaways within a short distance.
A great spot for everyone…if you can afford it because you will certainly be paying for what is on offer.
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"A nice green area with a lot of appeal"

Golden Grove is a nice family area. Now well established the streets are tree lined and the houses are still reasonably fresh.

It is reasonably well serviced by public transport and it’s not far to Tea Tree Plaza. Golden Grove also offers a good range of shops a little closer than Tea Tree Plaza.

It’s not too long a trip into the city if you want to get out for a meal or a night out although there are a few places close by.

A nice area for young families that want to be a bit further out from the city. There are plenty of reasonable schools in the area.
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4/5
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"A nice new area with some great views"

A newer area in the North East this area has some great views down to the coast. It sits up on a rise and, while still developing, is reasonably well established. There are a lot of nice houses in here on reasonable sized blocks considering the area.

There are some steep streets and they can be a bit narrow but as far as new developments go this is one of the nicer ones I have seen recently.

There is a school in the area and it has a reasonable service for public transport.

Not far from Walkey Heights is Ingle Farm shops which have just about everything you could need including ten pin bowling for a bit of fun.

It’s a great area for families and young professionals.
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4/5
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"Historic area with everything you could need"

Old Reynella is home to the Reynella football club, and a large shopping centre. So you can easily get out and about and do your shopping without having to go too far.

Old Reynella is well serviced by public transport as the major bus routes from the city to Noarlunga centre run through here. As a result it is probably the best for frequency of all of the southern suburbs.

As this is an older ‘town’ there are a number of older houses around giving the area a bit more history in its feel. However, there are also plenty of the 70’s and 80’s cream brick houses.

Not as attractive in some parts as its neighbours, but more so than others it is a great area. There are schools and kindergartens nearby and it has a good family feel.

There are also some homes for aged care so it's good for retirees as well.
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4/5
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"A nice green area at the base of the hill"

Seaview Downs is a nice are. Its not far from Marion, it’s at the base of the hill heading up to more Southern Suburbs, and there really is no through traffic.

Marion is very close making shopping easy although there are other shops around you can use.
It is not far from the beach which makes it a good spot for beach lovers. The streets a tree lined and there are some lovely parks with some good sized gums.

With ti being so close to Marion its easy to get out for a night or have a meal. Marion has all the shops you could need as well.

Getting to the city is pretty easy but if your back from the main streets there can be a bit of a walk through to the bus stops.

There are some older timber homes which aren’t attractive but they are serviceable and the blocks are well maintained which is a big plus compared to other areas with similar homes.
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"Lovely town on the banks of the Murray"

Berri is a great town in the Riverland. There are a few great places to get out and have a meal, as well as a few good places for a night out. But bear in mind this is the country so if you’re used to the nightlife in Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney it’s going to be a bit more laid back.

The areas down by the river are simply stunning and it makes for a lovely walk, even in drier years.
There are plenty of wineries and fruit growers around. The fruit is simply delicious.

This is a great riverside town that is suited to families. But it is more of a country lifestyle. Just about everything you need is in Berri, although if its not, Renmark isn’t far away.
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"Back from the beach in lovely countryside"

There are some great new wineries popping up in here. It is a great area. Far enough back from the beaches to avoid that southern gale but close enough to visit when you need.

It's likely to be a bigger block here than the standard suburban block and depending on where you are it may be quite flat or a bit of a slope.

It’s not the spot for people that work in Adelaide unless they like a long drive but it would work well for the sea change, especially those fond of a good wine.
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"A wonderfully safe beach with winter whale sightings"

Port Elliot is the young families paradise. With the steam train running through, an amazing beach and some stunning views it really is a lovely spot. But like everywhere down south, as it gets into winter it can be a bit cold and miserable.

It is a summer hot spot for a lot of families and with good reason. It’s not far out of Victor harbour and all of the shops you could need and there is a lot there for the kids.

There are some great places that you can get into up on the hill but as you drive around it is a bit uninspiring. Nothing really stands out. But the price is up on all of them.

For me it’s still the sleepy seaside town but for many it is the ideal sea change location. Probably more for the retirees and let the kids come down for a surf at the nearby beaches when it’s up.
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"Top surf beach, beautiful views in a lovely area"

Just beyond Port Elliot and Victor harbour, this beachside town is the spot to get down and have a splash in the surf.

For younger couples and singles it is great over summer. But it would be limited to the summer months. The rest of the year it is probably more suited to retirees.

Middleton beach is not for young children that best left to nearby Port Elliot.

There is a good range of shops but Victor harbour has most of what is needed, or the other way to Goolwa.

Well out of the city it’s not the place for anyone working in Adelaide, it’s simply too long a commute.
There are some nicer houses and some more shack like places. If you're on the beach, you've got a bit of cash and some great views.

I like Middleton, but for me it’s a place to visit. But even if I wanted to, I’m not sure I could afford those places closer to the beach anymore.
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"Half way between Melbourne and Adelaide - a good spot to be"

Mount Gambier is a great spot. It’s a good sized city with everything you could possibly need. And it is in a beautiful area. The city is well laid out with some nice houses. Its a good sized city but you're never far from anywhere and there is a good selection of shops.

It’s halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, close to some of the best coastline Australian has to offer.

Mt Gambier has a great feel. And it’s easy to get around. There are plenty of good parks around, some of them are the best I have ever seen, and I've seen a few.

It’s not for anyone that wants to big city lifestyle, but it’s a nice compromise for those that want out of the city but don't want to give up on the amenities of the city.
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"Quick trip into the city but it's steep"

Great views of the city make this a stunning position but it’s very steep around here. It’s also expensive, and with good reason. It really is just a short trip down the hill to the city. However that trip down the hill is steep and windy. It’s not an easy trip.

There is a top pub up here for a few drinks and a good meal, but you won't come up here for the nightlife. Wildlife and views you won't believe.

Public transport is limited.

The area is a good area but it’s not for younger couples still looking to get out and about a bit.
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"Close to the best beer and the best wine with easy access to the city"

This little are just outside of Hahndorf is probably one of my favourites. Right by the freeway it’s a short trip down to the city and all it has to offer. It’s a short trip to Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills wine district is right there providing everything you could possibly want. Grumpy's Brewhaus is there are well with its amazing wood oven pizzas and its superb craft brews. This place is packed on the weekends, one of Adelaide’s best spots.

You’re more likely to get a bit of space than your standard block in Verdun and the facilities are all around so there it is a perfect spot. It doesn't get overrun with tourists like Hahndorf, but it is close to Hahndorf with all it has to offer.

Some parts may be too close to the freeway but there is a lot to like.
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"If I can afford it, I will be there"

Up the Freeway, Stirling has a high price for buyers. But there is good reason. This is one of the premier suburbs of Adelaide. Wonderful scenery, amazing tree lined streets and some amazing homes,
However, Stirling is going to beyond the reach of most people.

Its easy to get into the city from Stirling, there is public transport but its not as good as some areas of Adelaide.

There are some great parks and playground for the young families and schools in the area making it family friendly.

It’s also not too far from Warrawong wildlife sanctuary so there are plenty of things to do. Its not one for the people that love the nightlife, but for those that like a more relaxed lifestyle.
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"A tourist hotspot and with good reason."

This quaint little German heritage town in the hills is great for a visit but it gets so busy on the weekend. With good reason too. It is one of the best spots to get out of the car and walk along the main street looking into all of the little shops and stopping for a nice meal at one of the many restaurants and pubs.

There are plenty of good houses on good sized blocks around but they have a higher price than some of the surrounding areas. But there is good reason for it; the country in the area is simply stunning.

This is high on my list of places I want to live because it isn't too far from the city, the country is beautiful and the town is lovely.

The pubs are good for a local meal, but there are plenty of restaurants as well. Wineries close by, it is an ideal spot for Hills living without the long commute.
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"One of the best towns in the hills"

Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills has some great things to offer. There are some nice shops, the markets and some of the best craft beer you can get anywhere. Lets not forget Lobethal is home to a couple of simply amazing wineries.

The homes around Lobethal tend to be homes on a bit of acreage and there is a bit of a focus on wine and grazing.

Lobethal is one of my favourite places in the Hills to visit and it’s on my wish list for places to live.
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"A small township just out of Tanunda"

Adjacent Tanunda, Bethany is another beautiful little Barossa town. It almost forms part of Tanunda but it is a different place. There are no shops of note, they are all in Tanunda, but the church is one of the best in the Barossa. Simply stunning. I got married here.

Bethany is another great little spot to go if you're looking for a tree change. With views of vines in just about every direction there is a tranquil feel about Bethany that simply cannot be beaten. It is one of my favourite places in the Barossa and would be an area I would consider moving my young family if working in the city wasn’t such a long commute.
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"Heart of the Barossa, and a great vibe"

Tanunda is the main town in the Barossa and has some great places to eat and some of the more well known wineries.

Tanunda has all of the major shops in the Barossa and so if you're here then you'll have what you need close by.

There are a lot of visitors to Tanunda as it is the main town in the Barossa and is home to a number of wineries and B&B's.

I love Tanunda. Despite all the visitors it still has a great quiet and country feel. It’s not too far from Adelaide and the wine is superb.

For those that like a pretzel, a real German one, there is a bakery in Tanunda that has the best you can get anywhere in Adelaide. Hahndorf may have the German marketing team on board but their pretzels simply can't compare.

There are some great older houses around Tanunda and a few good family homes. This is a great place for a tree change.

There are some good parks around the place and plenty of places to go for a nice walk. A walking wine tour is easy to do.
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"The best spot in the Barossa"

In the Barossa Valley Lyndoch is one of the nicest towns you can end up in. There are two pubs worthwhile grabbing a bite to eat at, numerous wineries that have some great food including cafe Y which has some of the best food available anywhere in Adelaide.

Lyndoch has some wonderful older houses, some of which have been turned into B&B's and Lyndoch is the take off point for helicopter flights through the Barossa.

In my view this is the best town in the Barossa. It is closest to Adelaide and has some of the best wineries and places to eat. Lyndoch Bakery is well known for a reason.

However, Lyndoch's 'supermarket' is only small. There is a good chance you'll need to make the trip to Tanunda to get a few things you simply can't get in Lyndoch. The plus is its only 20 minutes down the road. The alternative is back to Gawler.
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"A nice little town in the Riverland"

Along the River Murray in the Riverland this little town has a great club that serves a tasty schnitzel.

There is some reasonable fishing along the river here and if you want to water-ski the river is there or head down the road to Barmera’s Lake Bonney.

It is a quiet little place with some well established gums and has a good vibe. Although, its very quiet and in parts looks a little run down. Not for the people that want to get out clubbing but a nice place to be well and truly out of the way.
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"A great lakeside location."

Situated on Lake Bonney in the Riverland this is a quiet little town that is popular with visitors, especially in the summer.

There are some great little shops and a couple of supermarkets and petrol stations. The pub is one of the nicest country pubs you'll come across and the food is well worth it. There are also a number of other places to eat, be it sit down and enjoy or to grab some takeaway. Why not grab a bit of take away and sit by the lake?

The lake is a great lake for a swim or a bit of waterskiing, fishing or boating. If you’re a windsurfer there are some perfect days.

Nearby is some of the best fruit growing areas in the country so it’s fresh and delicious.

If you're looking for a place for some good country living this could be it. there is plenty of green open spaces that are well maintained
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jen85 bahahahahahahahahaha...

The pub is full of drunken aboriginals, be careful when you leave or your bag might just get snatched!
The lake has an foul smell and is not a place anyone should swim!
The people hate tourists, if you are not born there you are not welcome there.
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shaunawheeler Reall Jen85? Not a very kind comment to make and makes you sound rather racist. Barmera and it's people have been lovely every time we've visited. The lake smells totally fine - fresh country air & lots of people swimming. We are looking to build in Barmera after our move to the Riverland and are excited to make it our new home!
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"An area for the water lover"

Home of South Australian football and home to some great houses. West Lakes, the man made salt water lakes makes for a good spot for a lot of water sports and fishing. The beach is close by. West Lakes is home of Football Park and has a good sized shopping centre so there is plenty to do.

There is a good blend of houses in West Lakes from the standard three bedroom home to the more expensive feature homes on the lakes themselves.

Getting into the city isn't too difficult and the area is reasonably well serviced by public transport.
There are some nice places to eat around West Lakes and a few good places to grab a drink.
Because it is the home of Football Park it can get busy on game day (one day a week for most of the year) means there are a lot of people looking for parks in the areas around the stadium. This can be a pain. However, with more buses running there are more and more people choosing to bus it to the game rather than drive. So this should improve.
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"Nice area with shops close by"

Just up North East road about half way between the city and Tea tree plaza is Holden Hill. There are some good blocks in here of a good size. It is a goog family area as it has a number of three bedroom brick homes around the place.

Holden hill is home to a homebrew shop, a spot for climbing and a pool hall so there is plenty to do.
There are schools nearby and Gilles Plains shops aren't far away. It’s also a short trip up to Tea tree plaza, across to Newton or into the city for larger shopping centres.

Paradise interchange for the obahn is close by making the trip into the city easy. However there are also plenty of buses running down northeast road.

Some of the streets are uninspiring, but it’s an area that is located in a good spot.
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"Easy to the city, cloe to Flinders University"

Blackwood is a great area and is has the price to match. Up in the hills close to Flinders University, it has some of most beautiful scenery Adelaide has to offer.

Well located close to flinders University and only 20 minutes drive to the city and 10 minutes to Marion Blackwood has it all. It is also a place to see some wildlife. I've seen plenty of koalas and possums walking the streets so take care at night.

There is good public transport up here with the train and buses. There are also good local shops.
The night out locations is likely to be down at Marion rather than at the end of the street.

Blackwood is a hilly suburb and there can be a few windy and steep streets. Its beautiful country but if you're not keen on steep slopes Blackwood may not be for you.

Given it’s in the hills there can be a number of houses on split levels so you'll get stairs in your house. Perhaps a matter of choosing the right on in the right street if you don't want split level homes and stairs.
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"parks, schools and some lovely homes"

Up lower northeast road, Highbury is well and truly into the foothills. For me it is a lovely area but I grew up in the foothills down south. There are well established gums, linear park is close by and there are plenty of other parks around.

There are plenty of nice family homes on good sized blocks around Highbury, but it’s not for anyone that will have trouble with steeper slopes. Homes are often on split levels being built on hills so it’s not the ideal retirement spot for retirees. However, good sized blocks and a history of families make it the ideal spot for family living.

Tea Tree Plaza isn't too far away and there are plenty of other shops near by. It is a well established area.

It’s a reasonable trip into the city but it’s not far from the Obahn making the trip in on public transport probably quicker than taking the car. It’s easy to get down to the city.

Nightlight is limited out here but it’s a family area. There are some places to get out and eat.
A great place for young families
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"Obahn to the city in a matter of minutes"

The suburb that lends its name to the Paradise interchange for the obahn is a nice area for families. Lining Linear Park there is plenty to do and with the obahn right there getting to the city or tea tree plaza is a breeze.

The houses tend to be the 3 bedroom cream brick homes built in the 70's and 80's making it a good family area.

The blocks are a good size, the streets are lined with Australian natives and it has a generally good feel about it. It is what I would call a typical Australian family suburb.

It’s not far to Newton shops, or Gilles Plains so getting the essentials is easy.

There isn't much of a nightlife but you can easily get out for a good night into the city or across to Norwood or north Adelaide.

A good area for families.
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"Tree lined streets in a great location"

Marden is a nice area. Not far from Linear park and close to the city, there is a lot to offer.

The shops service the area well and there is even a Dan Murphy's for a good range of beers and wines that you simply can't get anywhere else.

Public transport services the area well and it is a really quick trip into the city down Payneham road.
There is the local pool not far away and the local library which makes Marden a great place to be.

There are some nice takeaways in Marden as well as some restaurants close by. There is even a basketball stadium close by.

The streets are quiet and attractive making this an appealing area.
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nermal1
nermal1 Agreed.One thing many of you overlook is the O'Bahn Buses out of Klemzig into the City that in good traffic conditions especially during peak hour work out that little bit faster than a Payneham Rd Service.
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"A good area for families and young professionals alike"

A feature of Firle is its shopping centre, proximity to the city and easy living. In the inner east it really is a nice area.

There are some newer houses and townhouses as well as a few older houses.

Firle is close to the city and the trip in is quite easy and quick. It is also not too far from Norwood with its wealth of eateries and shops, as well as the Cinema and bars.

In off the main streets it is quiet and feels nice and secluded.

Firle is a nice area for young families and young couples and singles that want the proximity to the city and Norwood but can't afford the suburbs that little bit closer in in the east.
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"A hidden gem being redeveloped in a great location"

A hidden gem that is being redeveloped. Just up Northeast road past Klemzig there were a lot of trust homes in here. A few nice rises and fall in the area makes it seem like you are in the foothills. It’s well established and nice and green. While there are still some unattractive streets and a few old trust homes they are definitely in the minority now. There are a lot of new courtyard homes which have been well built and have made the area much for attractive.

There are also some amazingly attractive areas with 3 bedroom homes.

There is a bus route that runs through Windsor Gardens and Northeast road provides a good run into the city.

It’s an easy drive to the city and there is easy access to both Klemzig and paradise stations on the Obahn making the trip into the city really quick.

There are a few good shops close by and even a stadium for indoor cricket and netball.
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"Green, beautiful and close to everything - when can I move in?"

One of the premier locations in Adelaide. There is a reasonable blend of houses around from the lovely Tudors on big blocks to the units and townhouses. All of which are maintained and the roads are nice and wide. Walkerville shops service the area well although there isn't that big supermarket in the area.

Walkerville backs up against a great part of Linear park which makes for a nice walk run or ride. However, it’s equally nice to ride, walk and run in Walkerville itself with its tree lined streets and beautiful houses.

Walkerville is within walking distance of the city and it’s not a long walk, maybe 25 minutes.
However, for all its benefits you will definitely pay for it. It is one of the most expensive areas in Adelaide.
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"Some potential but it needs a lot of work."

Good location, good shops and good public transport. But it is an ugly ugly area. Old trust homes and some badly planned courtyard homes on split blocks..

There is a bit to like about Greenacres, the location is the main one. It really is close to the city. Could be a 10 minute trip in.

There are some good takeaways around and the shops are the best collection in the immediate area. There are also schools and parks close by.

Despite its good points there are too many old wood trust homes that have been poorly maintained and the lawns don't get mowed. For the most part it’s as though nobody has any pride in their home. It doesn't feel overly safe and there are too often domestics spilling onto the street.
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greenacresrocks I think an elderly population live in the older homes but keen eyed developers are buying up the older places and building some terrific new homes. In my time living there domestic problems were never a problem, but i may have been lucky. Find it a great place to raise a family. So close to the city and reasonably priced, remember that it's not Unley Park, but it's affordable for families and a great sense of community.
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"Adjacent Northgate is all I can say"

Trust homes and some very unattractive streets let you know you've stepped out of Northgate and into Northfield. It has a lot of potential. With Northgate right next door and Lightsview coming online Northfield could be the next big thing in the inner North but most of the homes will have to go.

It is well serviced by public transport and it’s easy to get into the city down Hampstead Road. It could be done in as little as 10 minutes. North Adelaide isn't far away so a night out for a drink or a meal is an easy trip.

However, the houses are old and run down and many of them are only good for knocking down to use the prime real estate.

If you want all that Northgate has to offer but can't afford it, Northfield could be a good alternative.
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"Some good potential here."

A reasonable area not too far from the city and well serviced by public transport. There are some real hidden gems in here. Different from some surrounding areas because it has a few hills. This makes it very appealing for people that like the feel of the hills but don't want to be that far out.

The streets are quiet and have some good well established gums giving the area a good feel.
It’s an easy drive into the city or North Adelaide for a night out or work.

It hasn't gone through a full revitalisation but it is certainly happening. There are some newer houses going up on old blocks and the beautiful older houses are being redone. An area to watch out for.
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"A lot to like, a lot of potential but it hasn't realised it yet. Give it time."

Supposedly undertaking a redevelopment, Port Adelaide could be one of the premier locations in Adelaide. It’s an easy trip into the city down Port Road. The Port River although functional could also be a beautiful spot. St Vincent street is the main shop district and it’s a nice looking street. It could easily form the foundation for a great 'village' out from the city.

There are a lot of older houses and row cottages here that aren't all that attractive and haven't been as well maintained as they could have. There are also some good sized houses around the place.
There are no worries with shops at Port Adelaide as there are some great butchers, fruit and veg places and other shops that provide some of the best value in Adelaide.

There is a lot to like about Port Adelaide; it’s just a pity the Newport Quays development hasn't lifted the rest of Port Adelaide up as it was supposed to. It will but it hasn't happened yet.
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"A nice suburb surrounded by some ordinary areas"

Ferryden Park is a newish suburb just to the north of Grand Junction Road in Adelaide's North West. There are some nice parks around and the streets are well laid out. The houses are all new in a newish area and so it’s worth a look.

Public transport is ok but not as good as some areas around town but it is there and there is a reasonable coverage.

It’s not too far from the city and it’s pretty easy to get to the city from here for that night out or work.
The downside for is its proximity to some more industrial areas and the surrounding area aren't overly attractive or appealing. Ferryden park is in a way a nice area in an ordinary location.

I looked at buying here, but the public trasnport coverage and neighbouring areas put me off.
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liladespa Good review, but the area is changing. Seems to me that young professionals are replacing the 1950s baby boomers and older retirees who used to own here and almost all the houses are modern looking and the place well-landscaped so the neighbouring areas don't matter as much as they'll be the next to change, given the scope of the Westwood urban renewal project.
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"A older area yet to boom"

North of the city in an older area there is a bit to like about Enfield. It is a bit further out than expected but there are some beautiful older houses around and the streets are quite nice as well.

Enfield is a bit like prospect except it hasn't really taken off yet. It will and is in the process of doing so.
It is quite well serviced by public transport, especially if you can get to the main roads.

It’s not far from Prospect shops and the shops at Sefton Plaza and it really isn't too far to North Adelaide and the city.

The proximity to the city makes it appealing to young families that don't want to be too far out.
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"Beautiful country with some aeras having stunning views"

Wildlife, Belair National Park and huge gums. This is a bit of the country in the suburbs.

It get cold here in the winter so be warned but the summer is much cooler as well.

Transport isn't too bad and it is quite easy to get into the city once you get down the hill - straight down Unley road.

It’s pretty easy to get to the local shops, Unley road isn't far away and the city isn't either. The combination of lifestyle and proximity to the city makes this a good place to be. However, its not for anyone that is afraid of heights and roads that hug hill sides.

There are plenty of good sized blocks with three bedroom homes around making it a great place for families. But watch them on those first bike rides and it can get a little steep in places
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"An idyllic location"

An idyllic location although being in the hills it’s a little up and down. There are some great spots at Chain of Ponds including wonderful wineries with great restaurants. Some of the best food and wine you can get anywhere in Adelaide at reasonable prices. I have had some of the best Gnocchi I have had anywhere was in Chain of Ponds.

You're not likely to find you standard sized block out here, its more about land, and it’s going to be a reasonable spot for growing grapes.

There is no transport out here so you'll need to drive. The roads are of good quality but the trip back to Adelaide has a lot of bends and corners so it’s not fast.
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"A nice green area"

This is a nice area down south. Close to the beach and Marion there is a bit to like. It is also a bit more 'green' than its neighbours with number more trees lining the street giving it a cooler feel.

Public transport services the area well with trains and buses, and it’s not a long drive into the city.

There is a good blend of houses in here with plenty of townhouses for younger people or people looking to downsize.

Being so close to Marion centre there are plenty of places to get out and have a night out, be it to have a meal or a few drinks.

The streets are quiet and well laid out with schools and pools close by
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SueBe I have lived in Warradale now for 8 years and love it. 2 minutes to the beach or shops of Glenelg without the noise. 2 minutes in the other direction to Marion Shopping centre and cinemas, Choice of the Marion outdoor pool or the new Aquatic centre. Easy access to the city, bus, tram and train all nearby. Great dog park local too
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"A redeveloping area, still a long way to go."

It’s changing. It needs to. Just north of Regency road across from prospect there is a lot to like about the location. But there is not a lot to like about Kilburn itself compared to prospect. Kilburn still has a lot of trust homes and a lot of low cost housing. Yes, it is changing and there are some amazing houses in there. I went for one and it quickly went out of my price range. Why I don't know. Yes, it was a lovely new house but the houses on the streets all around were not appealing. There would need to be a lot of work done to bring it up to standard.

It’s easy to get to the city down Churchill road, even if it’s not an attractive drive. There are buses and trains running.

There aren't a lot of night spots but it’s not far from the city and North Adelaide.

An area to watch but it not for me now.
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"Amazing suburb that hasn't quite hit its peak"

Another area on the wish list. I love Nailsworth. Good size blocks, wide streets, beautiful old houses and its close to the city. However, other people have started to discovered it and the prices are on the up.

There are plenty of shops close by, at Sefton Park and across the road. There is a library, good school and a toy library so it ticks all the boxes for young families. I'm here every second week for the toy library and cannot recommend the area enough for its feel.

My only concern would be how close you end up to Main North Road; this is a BUSY road and carries a lot of traffic at high speed. But back from the road it is quiet and beautiful.
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"Leafty, close to the city and to Linear Park"

Very close to the city and close to Linear Park this is a great spot. It is beautiful to walk or ride around in St Peters but it is expensive so beyond most people. Even the units and apartments here are expensive.

I like St Peters and it would be on the wish list to buy. It’s very easy to get into the city by car or bus and there is a good selection of houses. You can get units, old houses and newer houses in here and they all seem to blend well.

There is a child care centre/kindergarten in close by and the shops and other services are great including some medical services.

Being close to the city its a good spot for people that want to get out for a good night out or dine in the city, but its too expensive for most people that want to party. This makes it a quiet idyllic area.

For shopping, across to Stepney, the city, Norwood, up to Marden, across to Prospect, the choices are endless and all within 5 minutes.
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nermal1 Pretty Handy for Everything St Peters.You can even connect via a 174 Bus to Paradise to get a Track BUS TO Tea Tree Plaza for shopping if going into the Eastern Suburbs or the City is not your thing.
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"If you want green, this is the spot"

Wide streets, Linear park and close to the city this suburb has a lot to offer. And it has the price tag to match.

There is a good blend of old houses and new old looking houses and units in Joslin so there is a bit for everyone. You will be sure to find what you want, just be prepared to pay for it.

There are plenty of parks and Linear Park is close by for a run, walk or ride. It is one of the greenest areas around along with neighbouring St Peters.

The city is within walking distance, as are some good pubs and specialty shops.

The down side for me is the units and apartments have been done in a very unappealing and unattractive cream brick. The plus side is they are usally well hidden behind some great trees.

There is good public transport being so close to the city. But, why bus when you can walk along Linear Park?
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"A bit of everything for everyone"

Collinswood is a mixed bag for me. Close to the city and well established this should be one of the premier suburbs of Adelaide but to me it falls down a bit. Perhaps it is the ABC building, perhaps it is the units or perhaps it’s the streets themselves. Don't get me wrong, I would love to live here and know people that do and it is lovely. It’s quiet, close to the city and has some lovely houses. But there are a few places in Collinswood that seem to bring the rest of the suburb down.

Transport is easy with buses along Northeast road but if you're energetic you could easily walk to Adelaide city or North Adelaide for a meal or a night out.

Prices in Collinswood would now be out of reach for all but a few, but for me if you have that much to spend I think there are probably better places to go. If you want to buy here you could easily build yourself a quiet little oasis, one that is well sought after, including by me.

A great spot but I'm not sure...
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"A wonderfula area that is still improving"

A great inner city location that is still on its way on the up. It is getting more a more expensive in here and in many ways it is still worth it. Depending on the street, you could be in the most beautiful street in Adelaide that betters its rivals in the inner east and south east or just another inner northern suburbs street.

Prospect road is a great street for a lot of things and has some wonderful little cafes and restaurants.
I have long looked at trying to buy in Prospect but it has forever been just beyond my reach and will only get furtehr out of reach for many.

The blocks are often of a good size and the older houses are stunning. However, while many have been restored there are still a number that need a bit of work.

Prospect has some great facilities close by and some good schools. However, crime is still a problem here. It often features in the Messenger for the wrong reasons.

It is close to the city and well serviced by public transport so if you work in the city this is a great spot. Eastern suburbs lifestyle but without the price tag...yet.
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"A great suburb close to the city"

A great inner city location that is still on its way up. The houses in here are beautiful and the streets wide and tree lined. This has long been on my wish list.

There is good public transport service here and it is a short trip into the city.

The prices are continuing to rise in here as more and more people realise the value on offer. Good size blocks and older houses.

There aren't masses of good places to eat or drink in Broadview but Prospect Road isn't far away and neither is the city.

Nightspots are all in the city so the area is a quiet one. For the families with young kids there are parks and playground and a toy library nearby with are worth joining.
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"Great little town not too far from the bright city lights"

A quaint little town well out from central Adelaide this is the spot for a tree change. You are more likely to see a roo on your travels than youngsters looking for trouble.

A great spot for retirees and families with young children. But it’s not for people with older kids as they'll get bored.

The closest major shops are at Elizabeth and Tea Tree Plaza and the places to eat are a bit of a drive away too. However, One Tree Hill is a good spot to be for me.

While you can get some places on standard blocks a lot of places in the area are likely to come with a bit of land so be prepared for the upkeep and stay alert to bushfires.

One Tree Hill has also become popular recently with wineries planting vines, making for a lovely site. Public transport is non-existent out here so the only way into the city is to drive or to drive to Tea Tree Plaza and the obahn.
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"I love it here, the ideal tree change."

Well and truly out of the city but still within 40 minutes drive, this is tree change material. It is quiet and peaceful and there is a good chance you will see a roo in your top paddock. That's right, paddock, you won't be here on a standard block.

Wide open spaces and beautiful landscapes make this a great spot. However, it is certainly not the spot for the youngsters looking for a spot to go out. There are no nightspots and it’s a long trip to get anywhere.

Tea Tree Plaza and Elizabeth are the closest major shops. so if you need it its within 20 minutes.

There are some great places to eat around the place but you need to be prepared for a bit of a drive, so no drinking.

It’s not too far from the Barossa making it an ideal spot for wine lovers and it’s not unusual to see vines in the area. So if you want to plant a few vines this could be the spot.

Not for families with older kids who are ready to go out on the town, but young children and retirees would love the rural lifestyle not too far out of the city.

The downsides, if you can all them that. No mains water, so you're on tank which of course all the hosues have and they are of course all plumbed. No mains gas. In a potential fire area but work with the neighbours to limit the risk in the area and you're set.
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"A top spot recently rediscovered by some"

My sister lived here for a while and it was a great place to visit. Parks, wide streets and old houses made for a very appealing area. The run into the city is fast and there is reasonable public transport. Shops aren't too far away and neither are schools and some reaonable places to get soemthing to eat.

The streets are quiet and tranquil and I think recently it has been noticed as a good place to be. There has been a bit of an injection of new people into the area revitalising it and some older houses and blocks have made way for newer courtyard homes.

I have seriously considered buying in here but now I fear I may have missed the boat. A great place for young families.
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"Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised...I was"

A surprisingly pleasant area to walk around. Alberton has a bad reputation, probably solely because it is home to the working class Port Adelaide Footy Club. But the streets have lovely old gums, are nice and wide with plenty of street parking. I've spent a lot of time down this way at various times. Coming to the oval to play or watch its always looked ok. But having recently gone back after so long, I was surprised how good the vibe was, how safe I felt with my kids. I think this is a great area ready to go boom.

It’s not far from the developing Port Adelaide area with plenty of shops and markets. It’s also an easy drive down Port Road into the city. There are some wonderful shops down at the Port so you should be able to get everything cheaply and of a high quality.

In can get a little busy around Alberton Oval on game days but not as bad as it once was.
I think this is an area to watch, as my last visit I was pleasantly surprised. One for families, dobn't dismiss it because it's Alberton...
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HeatherMontemayor I agree rulesix a great place to live!
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"Full of character homes - this will be the next big boom suburb"

Not a bad spot but it’s not for me. It is an older area and it hasn't received that new injection of people to make it that 'place to be'. There are still a lot of older people in the area and it shows in the gardens and houses. They are all starting to look a bit run down.

I looked for houses over here for a while because it is one of the last places you can get character homes, on good sized blocks at reasonable prices. It just looked to be to much work for me.

In terms of location it is pretty good. Not far from the Port and Arndale making shops in easy reach. It’s not far from the city and the ride down port road is easy and quite short.

However, the local places to go aren't much to write home about and probably are best avoided at this stage. There hasn't been that revitalising effect.

Despite the negative, they are older houses that could be something great and they are on larger blocks. It will just take a bit of work and you may have to put up with a bit until there is that fresh injection of young families.
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"A suburb with a lot to offer but some work to do."

Marion is not an attractive area but it has a lot to offer. Just about every street I have seen in Marion lacks the trees lining the road, someone simply forgot all those years ago. Sure there are some majestic gums around but from what I've seen Marion lacks that green feel.

The roads are wide and the blocks are a good size. There are also a good number of units and townhouses in the area so there is a bit for everyone. Although, given its proximity to Marion Centre it is slightly overpriced in the area in my opinion.

Marion Centre, in nearby Oaklands Park, offers everything you could need, from shops, to great places to eat and some good night spots and a big cinema. Marion Centre is the best suburban shopping centre in Adelaide.

It is a short trip to the beaches, including Glenelg and with MarionCcentre a public transport hub it’s easy to get around. There is a frequent bus that runs across to Flinders University. The buses into the city and to Flinders run often and on time. Marion almost has it all.

However, you do pay for what you get; it is usually much more expensive than the surrounding areas.
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"THE best beach in Adelaide...bar none"

You wouldn't always associate anything with Noarlunga with anything nice. However, Port Noarlunga has a lot to offer. The beach is the best in Adelaide in my opinion. It has a bit for everyone. You can go out to the reef to snorkel, you can head down the beach a bit for some great surf and if you just want to hang out the reef protects the main beach of white sands from the surf. For the fishermen, there is plenty on offer as well.

Noarlunga centre isn't far away, and there are great places to eat and drink.

The houses in the area are a bit of a mixed bag. You could find your self with something that looks like little more than a shack, but it will be beach front, or you could end up with a wonderful family home.

There is a tendency for a bit of hoon activity down this way but it has improved along with the property values as more and more people look for something close to the city.

Transport is a bit trickier out here but get to Noarlunga centre and you’re set with trains and buses.
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"a thriving beachside suburb."

The most attractive of the seaside suburbs in Adelaide. There are streets lined with pines giving it a cool feel during the summer. The beach is one of the best in Adelaide, wide expanses of white sands and blue sea.

The nightlife is great down at Glenelg with plenty of places to eat and drink so you are guaranteed of a good night out. Add to that the biggest and best public new year’s party and those that are out for a good time will be in their element. If you want to get into the city the tram will have you there in 25 minutes and the drive is an easy one.

The downside is if you are too close to jetty road it will be busy year round but especially in summer and weekends. However, as you move back away from Jetty road it gets quieter making it a great place to be. Despite being quieter, the streets will ever be full of cars as people froma round Adelaide park where they can to get to this pristine beach.

There are big blocks and old houses making it the best spot for everyone from singles to retirees.
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"Heritage listed area with a lot to offer"

A small and odd shaped suburb but a real highlight of the southern suburbs. It is certainly a sought after area and with good reason. Tree lined wide streets, not far from the city with heritage listing across the entire suburb. For some that may be a negative but the houses have a wonderful feel and one of the reasons the area is so sought after is the fact there are so many lovely old houses there.

I really like Colonel Light Gardnes, it is well serviced by plublic transport and nice and close to the city. Set up as a 'garden suburb' it is one of the greenest you'll find.

Good sized blocks and close to the city, it’s a great spot. It will be too expensive for many but if you have the dollars it would be on the highly recommended list.
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"Good for young professionals"

Daw Park has a good blend of houses but there are a lot of units in the area making it affordable for the new home buyer. However, a lot of them are cream brick and a tad uninspiring. I looked a lot here while looking for units and it always felt a bit off to me. Perhaps it was the streets with rows and rows of cream brick units.

Being close to the city with good public transport service it’s easy to get into the city so it is perfect for the young professional and couples. But is not a spot for someone looking for a beautiful house on a beautiful street.

There are some nice streets in Daw Park making it a reasonable buy, however, if you are looking for a house, with so many units around, this would not be my first choice.
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"Onece you get away form the main roads its a nice area"

If you were just passing by Clapham on the main roads you wouldn't think much of it. However, it’s not far from the city and off the main tracks it really is a lovely area. There are tree lined streets and some lovely older houses making the area full of charm.

There is easy access to Marion and Unley road so there are plenty of shops to buy what you need.
It is well serviced by public transport, predominantly buses, making the trip over to Flinders University, Marion and the city very easy. The train could also be an option depending on where you are in Clapham.

It’s still affordable for what it is and where it is, although it’s getting a bit expensive for a lot of people.
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"A great area for families"

I like South Plympton. There are some great shops nearby and it’s an easy trip into the city. It’s also a short trip to Glenelg and Marion but far enough away from all three to make it affordable.

The blocks are a good size making for nice roomy living and a bit of a veggie patch if you like gardening. Nice wide streets and not too much traffic make for a great place for families, especially with young children.

My sister lives in South Plympton and lives it. It’s nice and flat making for an easy walk around the street and there is a gym nearby if you want to work out. It feels safe

The only downside for me is the lack of established trees lining the streets. so it can feel a little hot in summer. They have been planted so in time this will be one of the best areas of Adelaide.
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"An older area great for families"

Between the city and the surf this is a great spot. There are a number of older houses in the area as well as a few newer houses. The blocks in the area are of a good size.

While a reasonable distance out of the city its really only 15 minutes in straight down Anzac highway. This still makes for an affordable area, especially given its proximity to the city and Glenelg.
Public transport, tram or bus, services the area well. A lot of the buses through here are limited stop making the trip into the city very quick.

You can get what you need at the local shops and Marion, the city and Glenelg aren't far away.
If you’re looking for a night out then Glenelg or the city are the spots to go and easy to get to. It won't cost much for a cab home.

It is very flat around Plympton park and there aren't a lot of established trees lining the streets so in the summer it can feel a bit hot.

A great spot for families.
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"Ready for revitalising"

Between the city and the surf this is a great spot for those that like a bit of both worlds. There are a number of older houses in the area which makes it appealing for those that like a bit of history. Good sized blocks and far enough out of the city to make it affordable for a lot of people.
There are still a number of older people in the area which gives it a nice friednly and safe feeling.
It's easy to get into the city and down to the bay either by car or public transport, tram or bus. A lot of the buses through here are limited stop making the trip into the city very quick
There are plenty of shops near by making it easy to get what you need and the bay and the city aren't far away for whatever isn't close by. Marion isn't far either.
It is very flat around Plympton and there aren't a lot of established trees lining the streets so in the summer it can feel a bit hot.
A great spot for families.
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"A great area close to the city and everything else you could want"

Similar to Mitcham it is close to the city and well serviced by public transport. Lower Mitcham is starting to get a bit of rise and fall as the flats of Adelaide rise up into the Adelaide Hills but its mostly flat.
I like Lower Mitcham, its a bit cheaper than Mitcham and so a bit easier to get in.
Windy Point restaurant is just up the hill for a great night out and beautiful views of the lights of Adelaide.
The houses are old and some are starting to show their ages but the blocks are large and it is well worth the money.
Lower Mitcham is a great spot for families and young couples but would suit retirees and singles as well that want proximity to the city but the feel of a well established suburb. I have looked in here numerous times and often come across a nice house ready for renovation but with two small children renovating is not for me, I'll let you renovate and I'll come and buy the house when you're done.
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"A great palce for a lot of people in a fabulous location"

Mitcham is an older well established area to the south of Adelaide. The old houses are beautiful and the streets are wonderful.
Unley road with its wealth of shops is close by and it’s not far from the city. There are also good quality local shops and Marion isn't too far away.
It is well serviced by public transport including the bus and train, a rarity in many areas. The main roads around here are reduced to a crawl in peak hour traffic but you'd be home already if you lived here.
There are a plenty of places to get out for a drink or a meal including the Edinburgh, the ever popular local pub.
Some of the houses can be a bit run down but if you can get one of those it’s a great area to be in.
Tree lined streets, close to the city and well serviced by public transport. If you can afford it Mitcham is a great place to be.
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"One of my favourite areas"

Fullarton is one of the best suburbs in Adelaide. It is close to the city, close to the shops, close to Unley and Parkside and it has the benefit of some beautiful streets.
Public transport services the area really well although the buses can get very full as they run down Glen Osmond road. But why catch the bus when you could walk for 20 minutes and be right in the middle of the city?
Around the corner are some great restaurants including some of the best Indian Adelaide has to offer.
The city is close so getting out at night is easy but there are a few good pubs around the corner if you want something closer.
There is a great blend of houses from units and townhouses up to larger houses on good sized blocks that are the envy of Adelaide. It is ideal for everyone.
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"A good area with some nice houses"

Frewville is a tiny little suburb but is one that is highly sought after. Frewville shops provide all you could need on a day to day basis. It’s close to Parkside, Unley and if you want a night out, it's easy to get to the city or to the Arkaba. The ark has a great drive though with one of the best wine selections anywhere with the added bonus of frequent specials.
There are some good little townhouses in Frewville that make it perfect for young professionals and couples.
It’s close to the city and its just a short walk or bus ride away. Being by Glen Osmond road you can easily get out of the city up the freeway to visit the wineries or Hahndorf.
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"One of the best."

This is a very popular suburb close to the city just across from the south parklands. With a wide range of housing available it is a great spot with a good blend of residents.
There are plenty of shops close by to get everything you could need. And the city is not far away. You could easily walk in in 15 minutes or catch a bus. I've walked it many a time from Parkside across the parklands and into the city.
This well established area has beautiful tree lined streets with plenty of street parking. One of the most attractive areas in Adelaide in my opinion.
Not far from some great restaurants of Adelaide, including the cafes and restaurants of Unley, this is a great spot. It’s easy to get out for a Sunday brunch.
If you're lucky enough to work at some of the places on Greenhill Road you can wake late and get to work on time.
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"One of the premier suburbs of Adelaide with good reason"

Close to the city with abundant public transport, cafes and restaurants this is one of the best places to live in Adelaide.
There is a wide range of housing available from large houses on large blocks, to row cottages, cottages and units so there is something for everyone.
There streets a tree lined and beautiful. There is reasonable
There are plenty of quality shops nearby to get everything you could need and if it’s not in Unley it will be in nearby Hyde Park, Parkside, Fullarton or the city.
There are plenty of parks and open spaces available as well.
In Unley there are a few nice pubs for a drink and a good selection of restaurants for a good meal.
Perfect for everyone. However, the price tag can be a bit much for many.
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nermal1
nermal1 Lovely area.Chances are too if you can't get what you are looking for there.It's not far to either Burnside Village or Westfield Marion for shopping.
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"Much quieter than you expect for city living"

You would expect living in the heart of Adelaide it would be noisy and you would pay too much for too little. Well it depends. If you are looking at apartments around Hindley Street and Rundle Street, it will be a little noisy. Although there are some great quiet little areas in the east end close to Rundle street. But row cottages and town houses to the south of the city are much quieter so you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the suburbs.
There are all the shops you could need close by, even a big hardware store a short walk away at Kent Town
There are plenty of pubs and clubs for a night out or a quiet beer in the beer gardens.
If you need to get out of the city you can catch the tram down to Glenelg or a bus anywhere else around Adelaide.
With parklands and gyms close by there are plenty of places get fit.
Living in the centre of Adelaide is perfect for young couples and professionals that work in the city.
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"I can't tell you how many times I've looked at moving here"

A little city in its own right just north of the central Adelaide. Beautiful tree lined streets are the hall mark of the area. Wide streets and plenty of parking.
With great cafes, restaurants and bars this is the young professional’s paradise. However, it doesn’t come cheap. There are plenty of apartments and units around but there are also a number of beautiful old houses and townhouses that the rest of Adelaide want to own all of which are expensive for what they are. But that is part of being so close to the city in an area that has everything.
Some of the best Adelaide nightspots are in North Adelaide so it does get busy on the weekends. However, somehow the streets surrounding O'Connell street remain quiet and peaceful.
If you want to see a movie, you can walk to the cinema. If you want to eat out, there are plenty of places to choose from including some of the best restaurants and cafes Adelaide has to offer.
There are plenty of places to walk through the surrounding parklands and you can have a round of golf if that is your thing.
There are plenty of hospitals close by if you ever need them. Perhaps as a result of rolling your ankle having a game of golf at either the public or private courses.
It is a short walk to the city or you can easily catch the bus. But why bother, everything you need and more is right here.
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nermal1 Who hasn't.My family almost bought a house there around the time I was in Year 2 at the local North Adelaide Primary School.167A Palmer Place to be exact and in 1985 that sold for $155,000 which is about the price of a nice Hi Spec Audi A6 OR BMW 5 Series today.Convenient to practically everything.today that house would be worth a cool $800,000 to a Million Dollars.
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"A reasonable area with a good mix of houses"

Magill is a popular suburb and with good reason. It’s an easy trip into the city down Magill road and is well serviced by public transport. There is a University campus, good schools\and plenty of shops.
It’s a well established area with a number of very nice streets that are lined by gums. However, with the good comes the bad. There are some really ugly streets in Magill as well with some unattractive houses and poorly maintained yards. Its an area to choose your street wisely.
There are a few good places to eat around the place and there is a winery close by. There are also a few good pubs around the place.
An area more for families than young couples it is a great place to raise a family.
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"Fabulous area to raise kids"

In the foothills of the Adelaide Hills there is a good chance you'll see and hear some native wildlife. There are some great parks and playgrounds around and a few schools as well. It is a great area for children to grow up with the benefit of not being too far from the city. The trip into the city is an easy one.
There are plenty of three bedroom houses around on good sized blocks. It really is a family's paradise.
It backs up against linear park in places and black Hill conservation park. If you get a view of the hill it is stunning. I looked at a house up here and the view from the kitchen was almost enough to convince me to buy a house that really wasn’t suitable.
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"Nice green area not far from the city"

There are some great shops in Newton so you won't have to go far to get what you need. The shops at Newton have a great selection of continental foods for the cooks at home that want the best produce to make those Italian dishes.
There are some newer houses in here on small blocks as well as the older houses on larger blocks which provides a bit over everything for a lot of people. It’s a nice area to walk around in.
Not far from the city and well serviced by public transport it’s a good area to live for young families and people that want the lifestyle of the suburbs with easy access to the city.
The shops at Firle are also not far away.
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"Great shops and easy access to the city"

Out on the other side of Grand Junction road in the north east it isn't too far from the city but far enough out to not be too busy.
Ingle Farm has a great shopping centre with a good selection of shops. If it’s not at Ingle Farm its not far out to Tea tree plaza.
The area is well established and many of the houses have been built in the last 30-40 years so there are a lot of cream brick houses. It is a great area for families that want the lifestyle of the suburbs but don't want to be too far from the city.
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"Easy trip into the city from here"

On the North side of North East road Gilles Plains is not far from the city. It is an easy drive down North East Road. There is plenty of public transport that runs down to the city. There is also easy access to Paradise interchange on the obahn. The obahn will get you into the city or up to Tea Tree Plaza in a matter of minutes.
Gilles Plains shops have a good selection of shops and include a petrol station. North east Road also has a good selection of shops close by including a homebrew shop, a climbing wall and a pool hall just across the road
The area is well established and is a nice quiet area not far from the city. Gilles plain primary is close by just across Sudholz road in Hillcrest.
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"A good family area"

Parks, lakes and wildlife, this is a wonderful spot to be. There are a lot of parks and reserves making this a great spot for those that love a walk among the trees. It also has one of the best vibes you could find anywhere in Melbourne. But that’s because it has what I'm looking for.
Families will love the proximity to schools and kindergartens.
There is a Centro not far away so you can get everything you need without having to venture too far away.
Safe tree lined streets make it a great spot for kids, and you don't have to worry about your cats or dogs getting hit either.
It’s not going to be the ideal spot for young professionals or couples unless you like the quiet life and don't mind not having the restaurants, cafes and abundant nightlife you can get in other suburbs.
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"Great amenities in a wonderful location"

Just out of Torquay but a town in its own right you get the best of everything. Close to a fairly major centre to get everything you need but just out of it to give you a more country, more relaxed feel.
Kindergartens close by make for a great spot for young families. Add to that the great amenities like wonderful parks with playgrounds and tennis courts and you are in family heaven.
But the relaxed lifestyle would work equally well for retirees. No matter what you time in life, this could make the perfect sea change. With Geelong within cooee and Melbourne an hour and a half away you're never far from anything but have the best of the beach and country feel.
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Nell65 Not an hour and a half anymore!
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"A nice place to be with a bit for everyone."

A great suburb with a great feel to it.
The area is well serviced by public transport getting you to where you need to go. It’s not a bad commute to the city either if you work in the CBD.
There is the Chirnside Park Shopping complex not far away so if you can't get it around the corner, just take the next corner, it’s that close.
For families there are schools within walking distance and for those with younger children, there is childcare close by as well. This makes living here very convenient.
Safe streets and with parks close by make this a great family location.
But if you're looking for nightlife and masses of restaurants perhaps this isn't the spot for you.
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"Surf and much much more"

Tired of city living and want to live it up in a surfers paradise? Torquay could be for you. Home to bells Beach and a great surfing competition Torquay has a lot more to offer than just a great beach.
It is a great town not too far from Melbourne with one of the best 'feels' you are likely to experience anywhere.
Shops, there are plenty, especially if you're looking to upgrade the surfing gear, but also for everything else you could need.
restaurants and cafe's abound allowing you to grab a relaxed bite to eat without having to venture far.
For families there are some good schools and more importantly parks and playgrounds where the kids can have a great time.
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"Hoem to some great parks"

Patterson Lakes is a great area for water lovers. There is river access as well as the beach so make you choice. If you have a boat you can get onto the river or out to sea and do a bit of fishing.
Home to some great parks including tennis courts and wonderful playgrounds it’s an area for all ages. Playgrounds for the younger kids, tennis courts for older kids right up to the 80 year old kids that love a hit.
The area has a great vibe, but is getting to be a fair way out of the city making the commute a long one whether it be by car or public transport.
Not an area for those looking for the best nightlife Melbourne has to offer, or the best eateries, but a great area to retire to or raise a family. Retirees and families want similar things don't they? Quiet streets access to walks and parks and healthcare...
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"Good parks and playgrounds around"

Bonbeach is a nice area to be, friendly but not nosey or in your face.
There is a good coverage of public transport to get you where you need to go. It’s not too far into the city for the commuters but it will be a reasonable trip.
There are some good parks and playground around the area which for those with young kids, is very important. I'd go crazy if I had to drive suburbs over to satisfy my daughter's need for a slide or swing at the park.
The shops close by will give you all that you need but not far beyond that are other major centres where you can get all you need an then some.
There are aged care homes in the area for retirees, and who wouldn't want to retire to an area like this. A good area for families and retirees but probably not so much for those looking for a thumping nightlife and the best restaurants in Melbourne.
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"A kid friendly area"

This area is great especially for kids. that great combination of wonderful parks and a great beach, what more could you want?
Definitely a great spot to raise a family, good sized blocks on safe streets with parks close by. Let them run.
Its easy enough to get to the city by public transport or in the car. There are a couple of train stations in the area making it easy to get on the train to where you need to go.
There are plenty of good shops close by to get the essentials. But Southland isn't far away.
The area is home to some good schools as well as kindergartens and childcare. Add to that playgroups and play centres and you'll never want to leave.
However, if you're after masses of top restaurants and nightlife this isn't the spot to be.
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"A good area for families"

Aspendale Gardens is good area for families. There is reasonable public transport coverage making it easy for commuters to get to the city.
There are some good schools around the area as well as Kindergartens and childcare which is convenient for workers.
The area has a nice vibe to it, which isn't surprising given its closeness to safe beaches, plenty of sporting clubs and surf life saving. The shops around the corner provide most of what you need but its not far to Southland or Frankston.
I think a good sign of a good area is its parks and Aspendale Gardens has some good ones including some wetlands close by.
Bike and walking trails make this a great area for those that like to get active. Walk or ride down to the beach and have a dip.
It’s not an area for those that want a good night out, more for families.
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"Close to the beach with quiet safe streets"

Quiet streets in a great area close to the beach. Long beach is right here, one of the best beaches on offer in Melbourne.
There are a lot of good walking and cycling trails near by to take you to the best places the area has to offer.
The area has some good public transport with the train not far from anywhere whisking you into the city. Although it can be a long ride for commuters.
There are good schools and kindergartens in the area as well as childcare centres making it convenient for families, especially young families.
There are plenty of good shops nearby so you shouldn't need to go too far to get what you need at good prices. But Southland isn't far away. Keysborough and Frankston are also within a short drive.
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"Quiet and close to the beach"

A lovely beachside suburb with a good number of lovely streets and beautiful houses. The downside in being in such a great area with such a good beach is the visitors during the height of summer. But that is easy to deal with when you can get down there and enjoy the benefits without having to drive.
The area has reasonable public transport but its going to be a reasonably long trip to the city.
There are some good schools in the area for families with kids and a few good kindergartens as well.
Its not too far to Southland if you can’t get what you need around the corner.
On top of the beach for having fun with the kids there are some good parks around the area.
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"Goods schools and kindergartens with the beach close by"

There is a lot to like about Cheltenham. There are some good schools in the area as well as excellent kindergartens.
The area is reasonably well serviced by public transport so you can get to Southland or into the city without any difficulty.
Closer to the beach than the city this is a great spot for beach lovers that don’t like the salt crust on everything that you get living right on the beach.
There is a gold course close by for the golf lovers and plenty of good parks to add to the green feel of the area.
Good for families with kids of all ages and retirees.
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ReviewWizard Yep! I just love living in Cheltenham. I live in Weatherall Road. Very close to Beaumaris. So close in fact many of my neighbours like to call it Beaumaris - the snobby ones anyhow! Funny how much a suburb name can mean to some people.
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"A great area for families"

This is a nice area close to a number of beaches and major shopping centres. The downside for those working in the city would be it is starting to get a bit too far out for some.
The major shops close by include Southland and Chadstone so if you can’t get it around the corner its only going to be 10 minutes away.
There are some good schools in the area, and depending on where you are they may be within walking distance making it ideal for families. On top of this kindergartens and childcare are close by.
There are some good parks in the area including a great playground and for those with young kids you’ll know how important that is.
While there are buses and trains to service the area, the public transport coverage isn’t as good as some areas close to the city. The up side is there isn’t the same noise.
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"An easy commute for people in the area"

A nice area with some good parks to take the kids or dog. The downside is for families with younger kids is that there doesn’t appear to be much play equipment. For me this would be a deciding factor against the area as my daughter loves playgrounds.
There is reasonable public transport with the train station in the area making the commute into the city an easy one. It is not too far from the city and Chadstone shopping centre so aside from the shops in the area you won’t need to go too far to get what you need.
The drive into the city is easy and quite quick so it’s a good area for those that need to commute to the CBD for work.
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"Lovely quiet area for families to live"

A lovely quiet area for families to live happily among the tree lined streets.
There are some good schools in the area so you won’t need to travel far to drop the kids off and there is a good number of kindergartens and child care.
Southland shopping centre and Chadstone shopping centres aren’t too far away however there are plenty of good shops in the area as well as all the other necessary services.
If you want to get out for a meal there are a few places around, although if you’re looking for the nightlife this probably isn’t the spot for you. More suited to families looking for relaxed suburban lifestyles.
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Jonh Agree, one of the main things I noticed when I moved into the area was the abundance of primary schools and child care!
Clearly a very (new)family-centric location.
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JaneC5 Sorry I must disagree. Abundance of primary schools don't make it a great place to live because it's secondary schools that matter and there are none! Furthermore, this place is like the sahara, inaccessible and once you get there, you want to leave. Be honest guys, don't mislead people into moving to such an inconvenient location. It is ONLY convenient if both parents work locally in Bentleigh and Bentleigh East. Otherwise, it's overpriced and overhyped property here. The truth shall set you free.
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MassimoPeroni JanceC5 seriously your comments are utmost rubbish, I am not sure what your grovelling about!
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marke9 The truth is YOUR A FAKE ACCOUNT!!!!! let that set you free
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"Not far from anything - good for families"

Only 12 km out of the city and not far from St Kilda there is that perfect blend of action close by as well as the wonderful quiet relaxed feel of the suburbs. With tree lined streets and parks close by what more could you ask for?
Southland Shops are close by and there are plenty of other shops to provide everything you could need.
For families there are plenty of good schools around from kindergarten through to high schools. It is an ideal and safe area for families.
There is easy access to the city via public transport or on the main roads if you’re a driver.
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"Ideal for families"

Not too far out of the city for a reasonably easy commute or for the more energetic, a cycle, this is a good area for young families.
It is home to a number of nice parks which is great for people with kids or dogs to take them and let them run. Hampton east is also not far from the beach for those lazy summer days by the water.
There is a gold course nearby for the golfers and plenty of shops close by to get everything you could need.
Schools and kindergartens are of good quality and close by making it an ideal area for families.
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"Parks, the beach and not far from the city"

Not far from the beach and not far from the city. Plenty to look forward to.
Elsternwick is a short jump from the beach for those beach people and set back a bit if you don’t like the beach in winter. The streets are lovely with a good coverage of trees and there are plenty of older character homes that add to the wonderful vibe of the area.
If you fancy a nice house to renovate there are still a few around the area.
There are plenty of good shops nearby and Chadstone isn’t too far away either.
The area has some good restaurant but being not far from St Kilda and the city you can easily get a meal without going too far afield.
If you fancy a night out, St Kilda is close by and the city is an easy trip as well.
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"Great beach, easy access to the city and nighlife not far away - a bit for everyone"

Lovely tree lined streets in wonderful beachside location, what more could you ask for?
There are plenty of places to get out for a bite to eat close by and it’s not too far up the road to St Kilda for that night out.
There are some older houses in the area in need of some attention making it the ideal spot for renovators wanting the character home.
Close to the beach with some great parks close by means there is plenty of room to jog, walk or just let the kids go wild.
It is easy to get into the city by car and won’t take long but when the area is well serviced by public transport why have the stress of driving? You could be in the city just as fast.
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"Not far from the city and close to the beach"

Train and trams close by as well as the buses makes this a good location. It is easy to get to the city and to the beach and while it is a reasonable distance from the city it still isn’t too far to cycle.
There is a good collection of houses from townhouses through to larger family homes. Some of the homes are wonderful character homes that give the area a nice historic feel.
There are some great parks nearby that give the area the green we all want and it provides plenty of room for kids to run.
With the beach not too far away it’s easy to go and cool down on those hot days without having to travel too far.
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"Close to the shops, close to the city - plenty to like"

Close to Caulfield racecourse and with easy access to the city along the freeway this area has a lot going for it.
This is a good blend of houses available from apartments and units through to houses on larger blocks making it suitable for a wide range of people. There are still some beautiful older homes on smaller blocks that have been restored or well maintained.
Public transport services the area well with train stations close by and trams not far away either.
There are some good schools in the area and close by and it is close to Monash University making it a good spot for families of all ages, or just Uni students looking for a spot close to Uni.
There are some good shops around and Chadstone isn’t too far away either.
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"Quiet area suitable for families"

A quiet residential area that is well suited to families.
It has its own good quality shopping to get what you need although Chadstone is not far away.
Its not too far out of the city so if you’re an active person you could cycle in along the bike lanes. However, public transport, including the train services the area well so its easy to get into the CBD and won’t take too long.
There are some great parks around the area so you can take your kids and/or dog and let them run a bit. Nice parks add to the green feel as well.
It has a good blend of different houses on reasonable size blocks so there is no doubt you’ll find what you are looking for.
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"parks, glorious parks, and a gold course"

Want park life? This is the spot for you. With the WA Scammell reserve and other parks around you’ll have plenty of green close by to run, walk, cycle, picnic or let the kids run wild. There is even a good golf course here for those that like a bit of a hit.
Chadstone shops are close by for everything you could ever need and its easily accessed by public transport. Public transport will also whip you into the city if you work in the CBD.
Night life isn’t the focus in the area, it is more of a family area, but there are some good restaurants close by.
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"A lot to offer - well situated in a lovely green area"

Well situated in a lovely green area of Melbourne Hughesdale is close to everything you could need or want.
Chadstone is within walking distance of some area and a short drive otherwise and so it really is a very short trip to get whatever you need.
It is a lovely suburb with a great neighbourly vibe without being nosey.
There are some good schools nearby so it’s a good area for families. Add to that the parks and childcare centres and you’re in one of the ideal family locations.
It is easy to get into the city by car on the freeway which isn’t far away. However, you can just as easily get out of the city. If you’d rather catch public transport, the area is reasonably well serviced.
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"Good selection of houses with good shops close by"

Oakleigh is a lovely suburb with a good selection of shops close by including a Centro.
There is a good selection of houses available from apartments through to family homes.
There are some good cafes close by for that coffee or quick bite to eat and there is the local Sunday market.
Oakleigh is close to Chadstone shops as well so its not hard to get what you need. You can drive or take public transport which services the area well. You can easily get into the city on the train.
This is a great area for families with sporting ground and parks close by.
There are a couple of schools close by and the local library to grab the books you’ve always wanted to read.
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"Close to everything is a top area"

One of the benefits of Mt Waverly is its proximity to everything you need while being a short drive from the city.
There are good schools and childcare centres close by and there is nothing better than having one of those around the corner saving that extra hassle in the morning.
There are plenty of good shops near by including Chadstone as well as the local shops and hairdressers, video stores and milkbars.
It is a nice green area and it shows with the abundance of wildlife around. You’ll see lorikeets and other wonderful birds as well as the odd duck and possum.
There are some good parks in the area making it a great place for the kids and those with dogs. Take them to the local park and let them run.
Public transport services the area well so the commute to the city is pretty easy.
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"Easy access to the city and with some great local amenities"

This is a great family area. There are parks close by to let them run wild, and to let dogs run and tire themselves out.
Chadstone shops are around the corner so you should be able to get everything you need and then some without any difficulty.
The area is well serviced by public transport, whisking you into the city quickly and efficiently.
There are some reasonable places to get out and have a meal if you want without having to go far. But don't expect a restaurant or cafe on every street corner.
If you want to get out for a night out you may need to go a bit further afield but there are some good places not too far away. Probably more for families and retirees than young couples or singles.
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"An area with just about everything"

This is a great suburb out of the city. It is not far from Chadstone so you can get just about anything you need close by. There are also a good selection of local shops. The shops provide everything you might want within walking distance including milk bars video shops a bakery and takeaway.
There are some nice restaurants in the area so you can get out for a meal without having to venture too far.
The area is well serviced by public transport so it isn’t difficult to get into the city to work or have a good night out.
Adjacent Glen Iris, Ashburton has a lot going for it including a wonderful family friendly feel.
For the families there are some great schools and kindergartens close by and some child care. It is so much easier having childcare in the area.
For those with older kids, Deakin University isn’t too far away.
Parks, sporting facilities and medical facilities (for the rolled ankles as a result of being so active) are all close by.
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"Tree lined streets in a great location"

Mont Albert is well serviced by public transport with train tram and buses taking you where you need to go in quick time. It’s a short trip into the city for those that work in the CBD.
There are some lovely tree lined streets with beautiful character homes in the area that have been well cared for and/or restored. The Mont Albert Village shops and cafes service the area well if you want to get out for a meal or buy what you need for a night in. There are also some good shops and restaurants on Whitehorse Rd
The area has some good schools and it’s not far so you can walk your kids to school rather than run the gauntlet with busy mums and dads in their cars on their way to work.
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"Relaxed living without heading too far out."

Hawthorn East is close to the city and has a lovely green feel to it. Tree lined streets and character homes makes this a great place to be.
There are some good parks close by to walk the dog or take the kids out to run free for a bit.
The area is well serviced by supermarkets and other shops so you shouldn't have to go far to get what you need. However some of the shops aer expensive so it may be better to look further afield for shops.
Public transport services the area pretty well with a number of trams in the area. As a result if you are in streets close to the tram it can get busy with parking as it makes a convenient spot for others around to park to catch the trams into the CBD.
A good area for families and retirees.
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"A lovely suburb close to the city with ample public transport"

A lovely suburb close to the city with ample public transport. So it is easy to get into the city to work.
There are plenty of good shops nearby to get what you need. However, some of the shops in the area are a little expensive so it could be an idea to look further afield for your regular shopping.
This suburb has a number of character homes around which adds to its charm.
There are some nice parks close by making it a good spot for those with pets or children. Take them to the park and let them run free for a bit.
There are some reasonable restaurants close by if you want to have a nice meal out but they are not going to be on every street corner.
A good area for families and retirees.
Don’t forget the Sunday Market
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"Green suburb not far from the CBD"

Hawthorn is a lovely area with a lovely blend of houses from the older character homes through to more modern homes, townhouses and apartments. This means there is a bit there for everyone.
The area is very well serviced by public transport so it’s easy to get where you need to go without a car. If you work in the CBD it’s a short trip in.
There are some great parks, including St James Park, for family picnics, a morning run or just a nice walk amongst the green. There are other walking and cycling paths close by for the active among you.
There is a good range of shops close by including an IKEA. You should be able to satisfy all your buying needs close by.
If you an to get out for a meal or a night out then there are some nice restaurants, cafes and pubs close by so you won't have to go far.
For families there are some good schools in the area.
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vanessak3 Has anyone lived on park street? Really want to know if noise is bad with student parties etc.
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"Tiny suburb with some big pluses"

The tiny little suburb of Jolimont is so close to the city making it very appealing for many. It is close to Richmond and often considered to be part of east Melbourne. As a result it has a lot of what Richmond and East Melbourne have to offer including access to some great nightspots and restaurants and cafes.
You can walk into the city from here without trouble, although if you're not a walker there are plenty of options with public transport.
If you like greenery it is just south of Fitzroy Gardens making it a great spot to get out for a walk in the park.
There are plenty of little shops close by but there are more, larger shops further afield and you always have the option of going into the city.
The MCG is right there so it can get busy and noisy at different times of the year. Watch out for grand final day and Boxing Day.
Probably best for young professionals and singles that want that proximity to the city.
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"At the river mouth there is a lot on offer"

Across the river from the CBD to the west sits a lovely seaside suburb of Williamstown.
Williamstown is a short train ride to the city making it great for those that work in the CBD. It’s a shorter walk to the beach. This makes it an ideal spot for those that love runs, walks or rides along the beach. If you don't want to go to the beach and prefer the green side of things then the Botanic gardens a there.
This is a great family area with a wonderful neighbourly vibe.
There are plenty of shops around to service your needs so you won't have to go far. But further afield there are plenty of more places.
There are some nice restaurants in the area so a meal out is easy.
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"Super location with everything close by"

This is a nice spot that has a lot to offer.
Public transport services the area well so you can get around easily and getting into the city is a breeze and quick.
Around the area there are plenty of coffee shops and cafés so you can get out for a nice cup of coffee, or perhaps Sunday brunch without having to go too far afield.
If you want to get out for a night out there are some great places close by.
For the cyclists there are cycling tracks close by and there are some good parks around the area for the runners.
There is a good coverage of shops so you can get everything you need easily in the local area.
The area has a number of schools for people with school age kids.
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"A good blend of houses close to the city"

This is a great area not far from the city with a good blend of housing available making it a good place for a wide range of people.
There is a good coverage of public transport that get you into the city within 20 minutes.
There are plenty of places to eat out close by and with good variety. If you want to get out for a drink then there are a few places close by but plenty a bit further afield.
There are plenty of shops nearby, and quite possibly within walking distance.
The local All nations Park provides facilities for just about anything you could want at your local park including, skating, basketball and tennis. There are also playground for the younger kids and plenty of open spaces to run.
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"A bit of everything for everyone"

There are parks close by and Brunswick street is around the corner making this a great spot for a lot of people. You can get out for Sunday brunch at some great café’s, have a good meal at the local restaurants and have a good night out at the local pubs.
Public transport services the area well and so it’s easy to get into the city.
Driving through the area it has a great feel although it may be a little offbeat for some.
There are some beautiful houses in the area but they come at a price. Great for young professionals and young families alike as there is a bit going on to please everyone.
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"Loaded with parks and walking distance to the city"

This is suburbia at its best. Quiet and relaxed with plenty of parks and places to run, walk, cycle or do whatever else you may want to do.
There are gold courses nearby for the golf lovers which just adds to the green feel.
There aren’t a lot of places to go out for a drink around the immediate area but it’s not too far from a number of places, including the city and all it has to offer.
Its also not far to Brunswick and the great restaurants and café’s for that Sunday brunch.
It’s a great spot to get close to Melbourne University but probably out of the price range for most students although there is a good mix of places available.
It is well serviced by public transport but you could walk into the city.
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"Friendly area with plenty of parks"

Flemington is a great area. It is a friendly area with plenty of parks around the area for the active people who love to go for a walk or run. It’s good for kids too as you can take them and let them run free. For the families there are some good schools in the area.
There are some great tree lined streets in the neighbourhood with a good combination of old and new houses.
The area is well serviced by public transport with train providing easy access to the city.
There are plenty of good shops nearby so you can get all you need without having to go too far.
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"Close to the city with everything you need close by"

It’s a short trip into the city from this area making it ideal for those that work in the CBD but don’t want to spend hours on the train. The area is well serviced by public transport.
It is also well serviced by shops and some good restaurants around the area or close by.
If you want to get out for a few drinks there are some pubs close by as well and it’s also easy to get to a few of the bigger nightspots around town.
There are plenty of parks close by for young families.
There is a good blend of houses from apartments to townhouses to attractive homes. There are a lot of newer apartment blocks which are more attractive than the older style apartments often seen in inner city areas.
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"Parks, playground and schools make it ideal for families"

A good area not too far from the city suitable for young families. There are already a few younger families around. There are good sized blocks on some great streets.
Parks, playgrounds and schools nearby makes for a good family spot.
It’s not too far out of the city and well serviced by public transport making it easy to get into the city for those that work in the CBD.
There is a pool nearby to teach the kids to swim and there is a childcare centre as well which is perfect for young families.
There are some good cafes and restaurants close by so you can get out for brunch, lunch or dinner without having to venture far.
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dmtacu HI Rulesix, I am making a short documentary film on Footscray. It is one of my University assignments. Would I be able to interview you?. Thank you.
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"Easy trip into the city from this family friendly area"

Not too far out of the city there is a strong Asian flavour to the area. There are plenty of Asian supermarkets and restaurants and for me this is a big plus.
The shops in the area make it easy to get what you need without having to venture too far.
Restaurants are bountiful and so you can get a good feed.
Within Footscray there are some lovely streets that are lined by trees with beautiful older houses.
There are parks and playground close by for families with children and plenty of family friendly houses. With schools close by it’s a good area.
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"Top spot not far from the city"

Kingsville has a wonderful vibe, it just feels right.
There are schools close by and it is a friendly area making it good for families. However, there are places for everyone from one bedroom apartments to family homes. The downside for me is the apartment blocks are unattractive monstrosities, but that the nature of apartment blocks regardless of location.
It is close to the city and well serviced by public transport making it easy to get into the city for work, or a good night out.
There are some great little places to eat close by. If you want to get out for a night out there are some places not too far away but they aren’t just at the end of the street.
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"A wonderful opportunity for a sea change"

I really enjoyed visiting Portland when travelling back from Melbourne to Adelaide.
With a seal colony close by and some great fishing it’s an area for a lot of people.
There are a number of schools in the area making it a good spot for families. And the beach is quite a nice spot for some safe still water swimming.
If you’re into water sports like windsurfing then Portland would make a great spot.
There are plenty of good restaurants and cafés around town so you can get a decent meal if you like to eat out.
A good blend of houses from some great historic buildings through to some newer houses will make this town appealing to a number of people.
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"A wonderful seaside town for a sea change"

A great seaside town only 3 hours out of Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road.
The beach is great and it’s a top spot to surf for those that love the beach lifestyle.
The streets are attractive and well laid out making getting around easy.
If you want to get out and have a good time there are a few reasonable places to go. Or you could just go into one of the many restaurants or cafes.
You will be able to get everything you need in Warrnambool and then some, unlike so many country towns. There are a good range of shops in town.
When driving back from Adelaide we had to make sure we stopped at Cheese World and it was a highlight. Nothing better than fresh well made cheese.
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"A good palce with easy access to the city"

Just south of Caulfield racecourse this area has a lot to offer although the proximity to the racecourse can make it busy at certain times of the year.
There is a good blend of houses from older homes to newer smaller courtyard homes and units so there is a bit there for everyone.
It’s not far to Chadstone shops and at only 11km from the city makes for a reasonably short trip to the city. You could even cycle it in without too much trouble.
The area is well serviced by public transport so it’s easy to get around even if you don’t have a car.
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"Nice houses, great shopping and close to the city"

Some of the best shops in the area, easy access to the city on the freeway and an easy trip out of the city makes this one of the best spots in Melbourne.
The area is well serviced by public transport if you’re not a driver so you can get to the city easily.
There are some great parks and playgrounds in the area making it very family friendly. Just take them over and then let them tire themselves out. For families with kids this is one of the easiest ways to remain sane.
For the cyclist, there is a bike track that runs into the city. No more running the gauntlet on main roads.
There are some great houses in the area so you’re sure to find what you need regardless of what you are looking for.
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"A great suburb to live in a great area not far from the city"

Some lovely tree lined streets in a great location. It’s far enough out to be a real suburb but not so far that you need a packed lunch for the trip into the city.
A good blend of old and new houses in an area with a great vibe.
Chadstone shops aren’t too far away and there is a good selection of local shops that provide for the area.
Public transport is pretty good so the commute to the city is easy.
There is a good range of cafés and restaurants in the area for a nice meal out.
This area is nice and quiet and makes a great spot for families.
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"Easy to get to the city, but plenty to offer close by"

Good public transport access and parks and shops close by makes this an appealing area.
There are some great tree lined streets around the area and plenty of reasonable houses.
If you want to go to the beach or out for a night out then St Kilda isn’t far.
There are plenty of shops close by and being close to Chadstone, St Kilda and not too far from the city means that you can pretty well get anything you need reasonably easily.
If you want to go to the races then you’re in luck as Caulfield racecourse is in the area. The downside it is can obviously get busy at certain times of the year.
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"A family paradise close to the city"

Caulfield North is a reasonable area not too far from the city with good public transport access.
Close by there are all the main shops you could need and if its not at the local then its not far to St Kilda Chadstone or the city.
If you like getting down to the beach then St Kilda isn’t too far.
The area has a good blend of people from young singles through to younger families. With Caulfield Park close by it’s a great spot for those that like to take their kids to run and run and run, and for runners and walkers it makes a reasonable spot to walk.
If you’re looking for nightlife, there are a few places close by.
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"Close to the beach and the city - not much better"

Close to the city and the beach with a great vibe, there is a lot to like about this area.
I have driven though here a few times on my trips to Melbourne and it always looks inviting. But as with a lot of areas it depends on the part you are in.
There are some parts that are quiet and family friendly with a number of younger families in the area. Then there are less attractive apartment focussed areas best suited to those that want the area for its proximity to nightlife, the beach and city.
With public transport servicing the area well it’s a good spot for everyone, but it’s a matter of choosing the right street.
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"Between the beach and the city, a great spot to be"

St Kilda east is ideally located between Chapel Street and St Kilda offering you more than enough places to eat drink and be merry.
There are some nice parks around the area and the streets have reasonable tree lining making it a nice place to be.
It is well serviced by public transport making it easy to get to the city. It is also not far from the beach which is worth a visit.
There are some nice houses in the area and a good mix of people. It would work well for younger people that want to get out and about but also for families.
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"Close to everything, this is a real gem"

Shops close by, a good number of restaurants and cafés and nice and close to the city makes Prahran one of the premier inner city locations in Melbourne.
It is a friendly area and a great spot for young professionals, couple and families alike. For the young families it is a safe and quiet area and for the young couples and singles there are plenty of places to gte out and about. It’s a matter of choosing the right street in the area to suit your needs.
Easy access to the city and chapel street make for a great spot to get out and have a night out or a lovely meal.
The area is also well serviced by public transport.
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"Wonderful inner city locaiton close to the Botanic Gardens"

Close to the city there is a lot to like about Cremorne. It is a very short walk into the city for those that need to commute, only 2kms which is an easy walk for just about everyone.
However, if you don’t fancy the walk the area is well service by public transport including the train and tram. With the train line running right through the middle you will get a bit of train noise, however, you can adjust pretty quickly.
There is a real blend of buildings in Cremorne including older houses and modern townhouses.
Being bordered by main roads it is in the midst of a busy area but within the roads it is a great spot… once you get the hang of the one way streets.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Just now

"Great inner city area with everything you need"

Collingwood is close to everything and has a wealth of its own highlights.
There are plenty of great little shops so you can get what you need. Although the city isn’t far, Lygon Street isn’t far and Brunswick street is right there making it ideally located.
If you want to get out for a meal or night out, you are in the heart of it here with many places in Collingwood and more within a short walk.
It's not a long walk to the city but there is also good public transport services making it even easier.
If you want greenery, Fitzroy gardens is close by making this one of the best inner city locations you could find.
Best for singles, couples and young professionals that want inner city living.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
Just now

"busy inner city location good for singles and couples"

This is a busy inner city area but it is fabulously located. Adjacent Carlton you can get a great meal along Lygon Street or have a good night out. Its also go plenty of its own cafes and restaurants. It’s within walking distance of the city and the Victoria Markets and it’s not far from Melbourne University. Add to this the factory outlet stores and you are in a prime location.
There is also a public swimming pool in the area which is a plus.
It is very well serviced by public transport making it exceptionally easy to get around.
It is a great spot for young couples and singles that love the inner city lifestyle.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
Just now

"perfect for everyone not far from the city"

Close to the city and with easy access to the beach this is a reasonably nicely located area.
There is a large park in the area which makes for a good spot for the kids, take them there and let them run.
Public transport, including the train services the area well so it’s easy to get around without a car.
There is a good sized shopping centre (Altona Gate) close by which lets you get everything you need. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants in the surrounding areas making for a good spot for a range of people from young professionals to retirees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Just now

"A vibrant area with a great feel."

The city isn’t too far and the beach is close making this a wonderful location. It is quiet and attractive.
Everything you need is close by including a good range of places to eat out.
It is a great place to raise a family as the streets are quiet and safe even though it’s close to West Gate Bridge.
Its good family living close to the city and with Yarraville Village there is little need to make use of the proximity to the city.
There are a few good parks and schools around the place making it ideal for young families.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Just now

"Close to the city with tree line streets...wow"

If you’re looking in Toorak you have a bit of money behind you. One of the most expensive areas to buy.
Plenty of shops close by, some lovely tree lined streets and it’s close to the city. It is expensive for good reason.
Its not too far from the Botanic Gardens if you fancy a walk, and the children’s garden is great for the kids.
However, as there are some major through roads the traffic can get a little busy through some parts of Toorak.
There is easy access to the city by public transport, shops and restaurants close by. This is a great location, no wonder it is so highly sought after.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees