sebastiancavlov

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"Thoughts on Mawson Lakes."

Mawson lakes is a tricky one to judge. Within the establishment it has it's many ups and downs. But do the goods out weigh the bad's ? soon find out!

Many times have I been exposed to Mawson lakes. Ever since i was a little child when mum and dad would go display home hunting in the cascades. As time passed new sections have been built and i take my hat off to them as Mawson lakes is an absolute beautiful modern day neighbourhood. This is due to the man laws the owners must follow, if not followed a fine will be coming your way!

Their are many cafe's, shops and beautiful lakes ( when not dried out ) to look at. Not to mention the world class university facilities ( UNI SA ) and technology center. The locals are friendly and the housing is extremely affordable!.. sounds like a dream right.

Now to the negative.

From Pt Adelaide it takes about 15 minutes to travel to Mawson Lakes so having a normal job in the city or metropolitan areas can be challenging however I hear the transport system is not to bad but who takes a bus these days anyway lol. The second negative is that Mawson lakes is a powerhouse. Literally.. Mawson lakes's power consumption is extremely high due most likely to air-conditioners in the summer as most of the houses are of a cheap build and being in a geographically hotter part of Adelaide this dosent work in its Advantage. You also get planes flying over you daily from Parafield airport and please don't get me started on the mosquitoes you will be encountering if you leave the 4 walls in your house!

Overall Mawson lakes is nifty little up and coming suburb but unfortunately is a little too far away for my liking to Metropolitan Adelaide and I don't think i could substitute the beach for a lake and what not.
If you are looking for affordability and style be my guest you'll love it, but I dont see sustainability in the future as you will be riddled with the negatives!

Just my opinion guys! Go for a drive down to Mawson's and see for yourself !

By Sebastian Cavlov
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • friendliness
  • parks, lakes,
  • Beautiful, clean, incredibly green, safe, quiet, and friendly neighbourhood
Cons
  • Mozzies
  • Hot
  • Dry
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Traffic
  • Traffic on Sailsbury Highway, Main North Road is much more beter to head into the city
Shearwater
Shearwater I live in Mawson Lakes unlike the “Review above” so let me tell you what is TRUE and what is FALSE.

Mawson Lakes development started in 1998 and I have lived here for 6 years and my son has lived here for 10 years in his own home.

NO such thing as ‘fines’ that is rubbish. If you build your home as my son did then you do have to go by some rules like colour bond fencing etc. I bought established so I didn’t have to worry about that stuff.

Mawson Lakes has many lakes and creeks but only the creeks dry out when it doesn’t rain for a while as for the lakes they are always and have always been full of water. (We have recycled water in Mawson Lakes this water is the envy of other suburbs that fills many of our lakes and we use it in our gardens too)

Mawson Lakes is only approx. 13km from the CBD
Port Adelaide is approx. 14.5km from the CBD

If small planes bother you don’t live next to Parafield Airport. This would be the only negative I could come up with. But remember the Airport has been operating since 1955.

Electricity is the same as any other suburb. If you use it lots you will have a high bill because Mawson Lakes has a lot of 4 bedroom large houses air conditioners are probably going to cost you more. e.g. I live in a 4 bedroom home that’s large so my power bill is on the high side (so I got Solar Power problem fixed) as for my son his 4 bedroom is a cottage so he uses considerably less.

Mosquitoes! I have lived in several suburbs in Adelaide in the past 30 years so I can tell you that if you get bitten by mosquitoes in those suburbs its no different.
Mosquitoes love me but don’t even bite my husband, son or daughter if we are sitting outside in our alfresco area. If you are near a creek it may be different but I live on Shearwater Lake and it’s just like living in Modbury.

I think that reviews should be done by locals so that you get a true indication of a suburb. (not people that just drive by)
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sebastiancavlov
sebastiancavlov I appreciate your response and the facts you bring forward are pretty strong! my review is just my opinions on how i feel ( as any review ) I'm not getting all technical and what not! You should do a review for yourself if you feel the need to. But thanks for the response nether less!
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5/5
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"Five Secrets of North Brighton"

North Brighton , situated adjacent to Hove and alongside Somerton Park , North Brighton is a little hot pocked on the coast of Adelaide. Having worked and marketed North Brighton Extensively over the last few months, North Brighton is an extremely tightly held suburb. Having said that the demand well out weighs the demand to move into the area! Not to mention the zoning for Brighton High School!!

Being a stones throw away from the beach as well as decent sized blocks ( if not already divided ) then North Brighton is a stunning little place to live. Only 20-25 away from the city and 5 away from Glenelg nothing is too far away to get to.

Take my advice and get yourself down to North Brighton and live a life you could only imagine!
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Close to Schools.
  • Close to the Beach.
  • Great neighbourhood spirit.
Cons
  • Tightly Held
  • House prices are high.
  • Lack of decent restaurants.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Best Beach in Adelaide?"

Henley is by far the most versatile and all round suburb in South Australia! ( IMO ) That's quite a big call but let me explain!

What a position! Close to the City, West Lakes or Glenelg! Not to mention the fantastic beach!
Enjoy a coffee with friends and family in one of the many cafe's looking over the water.

Traffic is a problem in summer down the coast but if you're in the burbs you shouldn't find this an issue. I love the pine trees smothering the roads and providing great shade. Henley has many great schools in it's vicinity and the children will love playing on one of Adelaide's most beautiful beaches!

The Rams Gate and The Sandbar are really fun to go down and party on a Friday night. Let me say no more and just learn to love this amazing suburb!
Pros
  • nightlife
  • Beautiful beach
  • Close to everything!
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Parking in summer
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
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"I know how to sniff out a good suburb .. Literally!!"

I love the city of Prospect! Lets start with the amayzing line up of cafe's and restaurants on the main strip of Prospect road! YUM! I cant count how many times i've just wondered into a random cafe and fell in love with it.

A bit on the pricy side is prospect but you get what you pay for. Amazing, vintage stunning homes with excellent refurbishment/renovation potential on their decent sized blocks!

A bit of traffic at times especially when the tour down under is under way but overall if you love being local to the city or north adelaide and only 20 away from the beach then their should be nothing stoping you from moving into the lovely neighborhood!
Pros
  • Great neighbours!
  • amazing cafe culture
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • Incredibly Safe!
  • walking distance to North Adelaide
Cons
  • prices very depending on location so do your research
  • The price tag
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"The good side and the bad side of Seaton!"

Seaton is like my second home!

Having a family member live in the area, i know vividly what happens in Seaton.

Seaton is a beautiful suburb, if your on the right half of it! if you are on the Grange side of Seaton the congratulations you have a beautiful home and a really friendly neighbourhood ! If your on the Royal Park side, you might be running into trouble with all of the hosing trust homes!

Lets focus on the better half!

Seaton is a glowing suburb and is local to pretty much everything! 25 Minutes from town, minutes away from grange beach and westlakes is right around the corner. If your looking for a great neighborhood with a good spirit then Seaton is for you.

With a prestige golf course at walking distance Seaton can appeal to a whole variety of demographics!
Pros
  • friendly
  • local
  • Seaton High school
  • affordable
  • close to the beach
Cons
  • Housing trust
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
JoshM4
JoshM4 25 minutes to city? maybe if you walked there. It is only 15minutes
Jun 21, 2016
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3/5
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"Good bang for your buck!"

Having lived adjacent to Royal Park for my whole life I've seen a lot of things in my time.

This is a excellent starting point for any new home owner or investor. Their is lots of development in the area and it is an upcoming suburb for sure. It is close to transport, schooling and shopping ! what a trio! The prices are affordable and you have available to you many parks where you can do many recreational activities at a walking distance! wow

My overall conclusion is if you like having a BBQ with some mates at the front yard and don't want to be looked down upon from the neighbors or scared for your life from your locals then this place would suit you. Very neutral suburb and is sure to get better as the years progress! Big blocks and would recommend very much!
Pros
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
  • 20-25 mins to city
  • Playground and Park
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Hooning
  • Dangerous at times
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Class, Class Class!"

Allow me to explain! This is a magnificent street that houses West Lakes most desirable waterfront properties! Tightley held on to , but if your willing to pay the price for waterfront and American styled living then this is the place for you. I say american styled because everytime i go for a run down the street as my detour around the lake , i get a vibe and feel like i'm on Colonial Street ( USA very nice street, featured on the TV show Desperate Housewives) .

Their is a park at one end of the street which is great to play some footy or soccer and not to mention the beautiful lake where you can do all kinds of water activities!

Personally if i could move anywhere it would be in West Lakes and this street would be my favorable choice !
Pros
  • Prestine
  • Waterfront
  • Holds Value very nicely
Cons
  • High foot traffic
  • Little bit of vandalism
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"The next million dollar street!"

What a street! Really. One of North Brighton's absolute gems!

Gladstone road is really the most gorgeous streets. Location wise you are merely walking distances between Adelaide most desirable high schools ( Brighton High, Sacret Heart College and Marymount College). Furthermore you will never be far from food as their is a local fish and chips shop and Foodland placed on Brighton Road.

Now to the good stuff. How does 1.3 Million for 500 Square meters sound.. Sounds like a true up and coming street/Suburb to me.

If you can fin your way into the tightly held street, stay there and never leave!

With the beach at your door step this street has just about everything accommodated for.

If you found this review help full you know what to do ! :)
Pros
  • Beautiful suburb
  • Beach seconds away
  • Premium Street
Cons
  • Old Vibe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Such an Icon, Brighton WOW"

So you want to know a little bit about Brighton hey.. well let me tell you all about Brighton in South Australia.

Brighton is one of Adelaide's most stunning coastal suburbs in my opinion.
Sure Brighton has its ups and downs, some streets are better than others, but the overall feel is amazing. It is only a 25 minute drive to the city and hosts one of Adelaide's best beaches. The neighbours are friendly and the streets at night are super quiet and safe, very different to it's mate Glenelg.

If your after not only a home but a lifestyle then Brighton is the place to be. With it's amayzing line up of boutique shops and cafes down Jetty Street why live anywhere else!
Pros
  • Beautiful suburb
  • Clean
  • Close to just about everything
Cons
  • Not much to do for Teenagers
  • Crossing Brighton Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"The truth about lil' Albert Park."

As a born local in Albert Park if anyone knows a thing about the area it is going to be me.
Albert Park is an interesting area. Affordable , local and not alot really goes on. Their is the occasional helicopter flying over at night looking for a crim, and the traffic in the area is very low for traffic cutting through to get from Port Road to Tapleys Hill Road. Their is a problem with the students from peer parking down side streets near buy but other than this Albert Park is a cheap , local , affordable and close to everything you might need ( WestLakes Mall, Public Transport, Petrol, Food, Car Yards, The ports)Its has a child care facility in Botting Street and Our Lady Queen Of Peace Primary school in the area too. Seaton High School schooling zone includes Albert Park also. Sure it's not the best Suburb in SA but its by far not the worst!

Thanks
Pros
  • Cheap
  • Close to Transport
  • Close to just about everything
  • Close to city
Cons
  • Parking in some areas
  • Un Local Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Underrated Paradise."

Such a beautiful suburb.
Weather your keen for a shopping session at the fine resources of West Lakes or want to go for a nice relaxing stroll along the beautiful lake side track then look no further than the suburb of West Lakes.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Close to Shops, beach, restaurants, cafes, schools and public transport
  • Close to Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre
  • Good quality homes
  • Beautiful, clean and friendly neighbourhood
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Lots of police on the road
  • WAY too much hoons!!!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Are there actually a lot of hoons in West Lakes?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"As fancy as the name itself "GLENELG""

Oh Glenelg, you have your up's and your downs , but thankfully the up's far out weigh the downs!! A true boutique shopping hub for kids and adults and not to mention the delicious food scene. The beach is amazing and the coast line is beautiful!!

If you want the true outgoing lifestyle this is the place to be!
Pros
  • Lifestyle
  • Festivals
  • Convinient
  • Beach
  • Facilities
  • Restaurants
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Noisy
  • Dirty
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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