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Goodwood

"Friendly and extremely safe while located seconds from the city!"

Located in the inner southern suburbs, Goodwood is an amazing area, and it is literally located seconds from the city centre of Adelaide! Goodwood is definitely a charm of a suburb, with many homes retaining a bungalow-style look while other old homes are being renovated or demolished for new homes. The streets are very clean and the locals here are quiet. Although it can be a bit pricey since the city is a doorstep ahead of it, most house prices are average. Goodwood is also very close to amenities, with small goodies, eateries/restaurants and daily shopping along Goodwood Road, Westfield Marion at Oaklands Park and Harbour Town at West Beach both only 20 minutes away, Unley Shopping Centre 5 minutes away, Burnside Village at Glenside 10 minutes and Rundle Mall in the CBD minutes away, to name a few. Schools covering the Goodwood are are excellent, with the widely-known Goodwood Primary School seconds away and Pasadena High School at Pasadena only 20 minutes away, Unley High School and much more. There are some nice parks in the area, too. Goodwood is an extremely safe neighbourhood as rarely any crime goes on around here and so goes the same for most of its surroundings. It's actually nice and pleasant to drive through this gem of an area!

Overall, what a beautiful suburb Goodwood is! Extremely safe, very friendly locals, and close to everything you need! I also like the fact how frequent festivals go on around this area or the other inner southern suburbs which are equally as beautiful and safe as Goodwood is. Move to Goodwood and fall in love, I'd sure love to live here if I could!

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Kilburn

"Dangerous, unkempt and sketchy all while being close to most amenities"

Located in the inner northern suburbs of Adelaide, Kilburn is a good 10 minute drive from the CBD and although that may sound interesting, it is associated with problems. Crime, abuse from the neighbours and uncleanliness are one of the many factors why Kilburn is not a good place to live. We will get to those later on. First of all, shopping options are close by to Kilburn, with Prospect Road boasting small shops and eateries, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury only 30 minutes, Northpark Shopping Centre at Prospect 5 minutes away, pretty good for daily shopping such as groceries as it does include two major Coles and Woolworths supermarkets along with 50 other stores to choose from and the newly-built Churchill Centre located seconds away. Public transport runs smoothly along Churchill, Prospect and Main North Roads into the city, schools are also good to choose from as well, with the most local schools being Rosary School, Prospect Primary School and Blackfriars Priory School (all in Prospect). Others include St Gabriel's School in Enfield, St Paul's College at Gilles Plains, Woodville High School at Woodville, amongst others.

Unfortunately, Kilburn has a high crime rate, as well as pretty abusive and aggressive neighbours in some parts. The housing in this area are not up to the standards if your looking for a clean, tidy home and a nice green strip with gardens that'll keep your neighbourhood looking attractive; Kilburn does not offer that. Moreover, there is lots of Housing Trust in the area and the houses are unkempt and there's lots of furniture and junk in front of people's homes. There are some good parks and recreation in the area, but just be careful as you could approach some very funny locals who wouldn't enjoy your company (that's based on experience after visiting friends and going to the local park after being abused by the locals there). There is also a high amount of poverty in the area as well, after experiencing many homeless people sitting on footpaths and drinking. This is also very dangerous as some of them can get pretty threatening and violent. If you don't want to be fequently woken up by loud parties, screeching tyres and screaming neighbours on a Friday or Saturday night, Kilburn is NOT the place for you.

All in all, I would definitely not recommend Kilburn as a place to grow and live comfortably in. If you need to live around this area, try Prospect, Nailsworth, Enfield, Clearview, Northgate, Oakden or Walkley Heights. They are much more better alternative as the streets are clean, neighbours are friendly and it's generally safe majority of the time. However if you don't need to live around here and have the soul intent of buying somewhere nice and comfortable with friendly neighbours and it being safe, check out the southern suburbs. Pasadena, Panorama, Oaklands Park, and so on are the better areas to choose in Adelaide overall. Good luck and I hope this helps to anyone out there needing an honest review about Kilburn and not sugar-coating it with positives which aren't true.

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Mawson Lakes

"Clean and quiet, but is dead at nighttime and far from local amenities"

Mawson Lakes, located approximately 25-30 minutes outside of the CBD, is a northern suburb located in Adelaide. Although the northern suburbs tend to have a bad reputation of being rough, scruffy and high crime, Mawson Lakes is one of the very few where you don't occasionally get to experience that. However it can be a bit dodgy at times, and I'm not talking about the lovely streets and homes; nighttime here is pretty much dead. There is no lively atmosphere going on around here, mostly after 8pm. Instead of thriving it's own culture and being very isolated from the crime-ridden surrounds, it's dead quiet at night. Mawson Lakes locals are generally friendly and genuine, with most keeping to themselves at a quiet level. There are some loud dogs that bark and very few loud neighbours, but this is mostly in the rental homes. Mawson Lakes also has a UniSA which is mostly the technology side of things to study at University, so if your into information technology, gaming, programming, those type this fits in perfectly to living only a stones throw away. Close to Mawson Lakes Boulevard where it's full of small shops and eateries to try out, there isn't anything else to look around here but there is other shopping options such as Westfield Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury only 20 minutes away, Ingle Farm Shopping Centre at Ingle Farm about 10 minutes away and Golden Grove Village at Golden Grove roughly 25 minutes but you have options to go further north to Elizabeth Shopping City at Elizabeth, Parabanks Shopping Centre at Salisbury or Munno Para Shopping City at Smithfield. Personally, I would not visit these shopping centres on an occasional basis but it's really the only options you have unfortunately. Honestly, it's a bit too far from things you would want to have close by. Schools such as Endeavour College and Mawson Lakes School both in Mawson Lakes are average but not the best. You don't have much of a choice of schools in the surrounds as well such as Salisbury High School which have bad reputations, so really, the only options you have to name a few is St Paul's College at Gilles Plains, Blackfriars Priory School in Prospect, St Gabriel's School in Enfield, Nailsworth Primary School in Nailsworh, Pooraka Primary School (closest best primary school to Mawson Lakes) in Pooraka or The Heights School at Modbury Heights. Very far as for schools go, but are definitely worth it. Internet access is also been said to be quite slow and bad, but the NBN is already live in the area in some parts.

Overall, Mawson Lakes is a nice, decent and cheap-ish place to invest in with beautiful streets, parks, a lake and walking trails along with mostly friendly people. You don't have many things that are local to the area, though, and nighttime can look like a dead town and this is when it can become pretty on-edge and dodgy. Other than that, it's generally safe all hours and quiet and clean most of the time.

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jayp9

I was not taken by it, expected it to be quiet but very noisy,

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Smithfield

"Crappy suburb surrounded by crappy suburbs"

There isn't much to say about Smithfield in positive terms, really. Located almost 45-50 minutes out of the CBD, Smithfield is a northern suburb of Adelaide and as the "northern suburbs" rings a bell, is a full-on crappy suburb. Giving it a rank of even 206th best area in Adelaide is beyond me. Smithfield is infested with crime. Definitely wouldn't let kids play out of the front of homes at pretty much anytime of the day, let alone night time! Gangs and hoons also seem to enjoy causing trouble to the area as well, obviously making the area worse. What's worse is that you have to be on-edge every time you step out of your front door in Smithfield. No, it isn't a stereotypical behaviour of the area; it's the truth. Loud and argumentative neighbours also seem to make sleeping at night very frustrating, even with loud parties and cars screaming past your home all hours of the night. The layout of the newer parts of Smithfield is very bland and boring, houses have no beautiful green strips or gardens to impress passbyers. Your pretty much lucky there isn't, actually, since it would deceive the area of being something like friendly, safe, and very quiet in which it is not. But anyway. There are some good shopping options in Smithfield, with Elizabeth City Centre at Elizabeth, Munno Para Shopping City at Smithfield, Hollywood Plaza at Salisbury Downs, Blakeview shops and Parabanks Shopping Centre at Salisbury. Just be weary of late-night shopping coming across with very "interesting" and loud-mouthed people on some nights. Public transport running along Main North Road and back into the city. Schools are pretty average such as Salisbury High School, Trinity College and amongst others. I know a few people who have kids and don't even bother sending their kids to schools in the northern suburbs since they've heard of all the bad things that happen there, and often send their kids to schools 40 minutes to even one hour away.

Now you know the truth, what's the point in living here? It's dangerous and sketchy enough as it is and the other northern suburbs that surround it such as Davoren Park, Andrews Farm, Munno Para/Munno Para West, Smithfield Plains, etc etc, are just as bad as Smithfield. Only good things around here are the shopping options, public transport and cheap housing. Other than that, move somewhere more decent. Inner and outer southern suburbs are ten times better, inner northern suburbs fairly good as well but has some crime issues in some of its areas, eastern and western suburbs are pretty good as well, and what's good about it is that there are cheap housing in most areas where it is quiet, peaceful, extremely safe and friendly. Anyways, hope this helps!

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realityb

Suburbviewer I can agree that Smithfield and every suburb that is connected to that area has lots of crime, anti social problems and high unemployment. HOWEVER some southern suburbs have the equivalent problems, massive issues in morphetvale, hackam, Seaford rise, Port Noarlunga I could go on. Why in the last few days the police are trying to find youths that have thrown bricks at cars from the overpass from the South road extension. And then gangs that are bashing people when they stop their car . All in the south so please be fair not bias. Southern suburbs have in my opinion some worse areas than the North. So please.... hey

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thesuburbreviewer25

Ok, maybe I should have been a bit biased when it comes to the north and south. Yeah there are definitely crappy suburbs south as well like Hackham West, Morphett Vale and Christie Downs (Port Noarlunga? Seaford Rise? Not according to Homely). But, Im sorry. These areas are nothing compared to Smithfield and surrounds, in my opinion. Yes, Ive seen those youth gangs on the news this week down south but at no point have I seen more crime happen in the south than I have compared to the north. And I live north so Im not really biased when it comes to this. North is far worse than south, and I can back that up by hundreds of comments from forums like this and the millions of people that live in Adelaide.

Exactly, I could ask you the same question as to why Elizabeth is always ranked as the number one hotspot for assaults and crime gang in SA and always in the top 5 in Australia whereas there is no southern suburb listed there.

Gang bashings and bricks being throws and cars and houses (just crime in common) is definitely far more common in the north than south, just check the crime statistics and FACTS.

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

I apologise, I was supposed to say fair instead of biased.

realityb

Gang bashings and brick being thrown off major overpasses that is extremely serious not just crime in common. Absolutely shocking and could be fatal. I noticed you gave Christie's a 5 Star rating, no way mate that is not a fair review. My opinion North have Bronx South have Bronx West have bronx . Can't really 5 Star a South Bronx suburb.

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thesuburbreviewer25

I think youve completely missed the point. ANY crime in common is extremely serious! You wouldnt like it if some person ransacked your house in the dead of night and threatened you with a knife wouldnt you? Nobody in this world would. Ive heard many stories of that happen north compared to south. Once again, I LIVE north.

I have to say, with the Christie Downs rating, I wrote that review before I even knew it was a bad area so you can attack me on that because I was giving an honest view and your just so offended about it.

Why are you all of a sudden being so dramatic about whats SUDDENLY happening down south? I probably heard something about that happening in that area over a year ago now. For you to all of a sudden point out these crime activities happening down south does not mean its getting worse, but rather, to IMPROVE on it so then it wont happen again. Ive heard that story MANY times in the northern suburbs, and NOTHING has improved! Get your FACTS right before you start attacking someone.

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thesuburbreviewer25

You cant attack me*

realityb

Im not attacking you. Im pointing out that you need to be fair with your reviews that's all. I agree with you that Elizabeth ,Smithfield ect are shocking areas that I wouldn't step foot in and that the southern suburbs have just as many problem areas that's all. You live in the North there are some ok suburbs there . The western suburbs have some shockers like the Port and surrounding areas. The government poured a billion into that area and failed, now they are spending a billion in Elizabeth and surrounding areas and it could turn out to be another fail.

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thesuburbreviewer25

And I dont completely disagree with you that there are some good areas north such as Walkley Heights, Northgate, Golden Grove and Oakden. But to be honest the inner north have some crime issues which isnt comparable at all to inner south. Kilburn is shocking!
I agree with you in some aspects but no. The bad areas down south arent as shocking as the north. Yes of course there are issues down the southern areas which are known for being bad that also happen in the north to, just not to an extreme extent like the northern suburbs.

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Christie Downs

"Safe, quiet and located seconds from the best beaches in South Australia"

I've driven through Christie Downs a few times when we go away for a day at the southern beaches, and I have to say it doesn't deserve a rating that's worse than Elizabeth, sorry to say.

Christie Downs is a southern suburb located in the more outer parts of the Adelaide Metropolitan area. It is located a short 35 minutes from the CBD considering its in the outer areas of south Adelaide, and close to most of its amenities. A fairly large suburb, Christie Downs has everything close by. You have the Colonnades Shopping Centre literally just down the road at Christies Beach, a short 15-minute drive to one of the biggest and popular shopping centres in Adelaide, Westfield Marion at Oaklands Park and some other small goods around the area. You have some hospitals close as well, including the Noarlunga Public Hospital right around the corner at Noarlunga Centre or a 10-15 minute drive to the Flinders Medical Centre (Bedford Park). Eateries and nightlife is obviously not going to be as great but it is within a considerably short drive to the CBD and metro beaches. Public transport and train stations can be spotted around the area and with the new Seaford line, you're able to catch the train into the city easily as well as buses running frequently in and out from the city to Christie Downs. Schools are close to the area, such as Christie Downs Primary School in the area, Christies Beach High School at Christies Beach, Woodcroft High School at Morphett Vale, All Saints Catholic Prinary School at Seaford, Galilee Catholic School at Aldinga and Seaford Secondary College at Seaford all offering good education.

Christie Downs is a generally safe and quiet area. The neighbours are also pretty quiet most of the time as well and they are friendly as well. The area itself looks clean and green and there isn't much rubbish loitering around the area. I haven't heard of any gangs of teenagers that cause trouble to the area, but unfortunetly, it lies close proximity to a more dangerous area Hackham West. Most likely the only suburb south that is less desirable. Christie Downs do have Housing Trust homes, but these are slowly being replaced with fresh, new and modern homes

In conclusion, although I don't live around in or around Christie Downs, I certainly have visited the area many times beforehand so I have gotten used to the area a fair bit and know enough to review about the neighbours and cleanliness of the area. It has everything you need close by and even in close proximity to the CBD. It's also safe, clean and a pretty friendly area with many old homes being slowly being replaced with new homes. If I were to choose Christie Downs or Elizabeth, CHRISTIE DOWNS!

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realityb

Elizabeth and Christie's are both Bronx suburbs don't rate it 5 when at best is a 2

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Yes, okay, I wrote this review when I didnt have enough knowledge about Christie Downs!

realityb

Thankyou for your honesty.

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

However, this does NOT imply that Christie Downs is just as bad if not worse than Elizabeth and Smithfield surrounds. Elizabeth and Smithfield are worse to a greater extent and in many more categories.

realityb

It would be interesting to get some crime stats from sapol to see a true comparison. If it was found that Christie's had a higher rate would you change your mind?

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thesuburbreviewer25

No, I wouldnt. Because Ive seen recent studies which always show the Elizabeth areas are always number one when it comes to all sorts of criminal activity.

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Salisbury

"Gradual improvements in some parts, but will always remain the same"

Salisbury is a northern suburb in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. Located approximately 35 minutes from the city centre, To introduce, Salisbury has become well-known as a place for high crime and unemployment. It has been notorious lately for bad drivers, as there have been many reports over the last few months of car crashes or killings in the area. The northern suburbs, such as Salisbury, tend to have a "stereotypical" behaviour of this and often can be offensive to some people.

To get the stereotypical but true personality of the area out of the way, Salisbury is located in the northern suburbs, and as this suggest, is a very dangerous suburb. Crime, murders, and assaults are one of the many forms of crime that do happen around here. The area still continues to remain sketchy and dodgy, I wouldn't feel safe driving or parking my car in the area without fearing if I would be attacked. The area can be pretty loud at times, especially with barking dogs and argumentative neighbours who don't really keep to themselves. There's always some sort of litter floating around the area, which is unpleasant. I think what you should be concerned with the most of Salisbury is your safety, especially at night time. If you need to do night-shifts in the area, be very careful as the gangs and dangerous people tend to hang out.

With amenities, Salisbury is close to local major shopping centres such as Hollywood Plaza (Salisbury Downs), Elizabeth City Centre (Elizabeth) and Munno Para Shopping City (Smithfield). Late night shopping in the centres could be an idea, but you'll just be more self-aware of yourself due to the many strange people you could come across, fearing for your safety of some shopping time of coffee time. Medical facilities and distance shouldn't be a problem, with Lyell McEwin Hospital at Elizabeth Vale. However, this can be a sketchy hospital at times. There are a few restaurants in Salisbury, with Asian Central, LB Vietnamese Food Dine In & Take Away and Maranello Cafe Restaurant to name a few, but you could head out to the shopping centres for other small eateries, too. There is quite a few parks around Salisbury to enjoy some time at the park, but once again, still being overly self-aware of your surroundings. Lastly, there are many but average schools around the Salisbury area, and to name a few are Salisbury North R-7 Primary School, Salisbury Park Primary School, Tyndale Christian School, Salisbury High School and Salisbury Preschool, all located very close by. There are train and public transport stations in Salisbury as well which gives you access to the city and the northern suburbs

In conclusion, Salisbury is not a recommended area for most types of people, unless it is the only option since the houses are so cheap. Salisbury North, Salisbury Plains and the others are pretty much the same too. Salisbury Heights is good, but lies close proximity to the sketchy Salisbury. If you need to live around these areas because of work or because you can't afford anywhere else, your best bets in the northern suburbs would be Golden Grove, Wynn Vale, Modbury Heights, Greenwith or Salisbury Heights. Mawson Lakes and Walkley Heights are also pretty cheap at times and mostly safe areas, especially Walkley Heights. If these don't suit your fancy, I recommend checking out the southern suburbs (more outer, but is closer to the city) such as Hallett Cove, Sheidow Park, O'Hallaron Hill, Seaford, those areas. You have the best beaches in Adelaide right at your doorstep and its very safe...with fresh air!

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497jaydee
497jaydee

Sounds like youve never been there.

patblu

Patricia. I reluctantly moved to Salisbury five years ago after buying a cheap unit in a large complex and have been pleasantly surprised.
Since most of the units are rentals I expected a bit of trouble, but it has been the opposite. Most of the rentals are occupied by refugees from Nepal and Bhutan who are quiet family people who keep to themselves.
The area is very cosmopolitan.
Everything is close by with shopping, banks, schools (public and private), the hospital, quality medical facilities and dentists. Lots of cafes and take aways and fantastic public transport to the city, Gawler, Elizabeth, Golden Grove, Tee Tree Gully and Paradise.
The roads are a little busy through the day, but the nights are very quiet.
I feel very safe in Salisbury and would recommend the area for first home buyers and retirement.

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yongko

What is considered the best street in Salisbury?

patblu

I have no idea which is the best street. Why would that matter?

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Walkley Heights

"Possibly one of the best suburbs in the Northern suburbs!"

Walkley Heights is a suburb located in north/north-eastern Adelaide. Located on a rise, it is located roughly 30 minutes from the CBD, and is possibly one of the very few suburbs of the northern suburbs all together that is the best to live in out here. It is extraordinarily safe, quiet most times, and clean. Walkley Heights is a Northern suburbs paradise! With all the negatives of the Northern suburbs, this area is sure to move you away from all that negativity and look positively that there are some suburbs out there that are nice and safe!

Walkley Heights has quite a bit to talk about, but I'll briefly discuss about it in a tight package so your not reading thousands of words that are unnecessary. To start off with, the area is close to all the basics such as shopping options, with the popular and busy Westfield Tea Tree Plaza (or locals like to call it as simply TTP) located only 10 minutes away (North East Road, Modbury), and more locally, Walkley Heights Plaza (Wright Road, Walkley Heights), and although very small, offers a Drakes Foodland supermarket and a few little shops including a bakery and a pizza bar. There are a couple of medical facilities to choose from, including the Montague Farm Medical Centre Surgery (Montague Road, Pooraka) and Tea Tree Medical Centre (Tea Tree Plaza - North East Road, Modbury). Eatery options are rather slim in Walkley Heights, with local eateries including Harris Curry House (RM Williams Drive, Walkley Heights), an Indian cuisine. However, the place inside looks rather small and quite dodgy, to be honest. Walkley's Pizza Bar (Wright Road, Walkley Heights), a pizza bar as the name suggests, is apparently very nice and the pizza is worth for it. That makes convenience very easy when there are those Friday and Saturday nights when friends or family relatives come over to your place and you don't feel brother cooking or prepraring anything and just would like to serve up some tasty pizza!

Public transport is good as well, with bus stops serving in and around Walkley Heights. More conviniently however, RM Williams Drive have a few bus stops where the buses come around quite frequently. Schools are also at a stone throws away, with The Heights School (Modbury Heights), Gulfview Heights Primary School (Gulfview Heights), Salisbury Heights Primary School (Salisbury Heights), St Paul's College (Gilles Plains) and St Gabriel's Primary School (Enfield).

Getting into the area's personality, Walkley Heights is an extremely safe suburb! Possibly one of the safest in the northern suburbs! A summers walk at 9:00 in the evening is a great idea and you would probably not even worry about your own safety! You would never hear of anything bad happening in the area. It surrounds pretty decent and safe-ish suburbs like Valley View, Northgate and Oakden, but Ingle Farm which is located north of Wright Road and north of Walkley Heights is dodgy at times. Parafield Gardens is also a very dodgy and unsafe area, but don't worry, the area is bordered very well and you'd be sure to stay away from the trouble! The homes are are very attractive and decent, with many large blocks and large backyards to go along with it. The streets are fairly large, but sometimes parking can make some streets slightly tight. Walkley Heights is very clean and green.

In conclusion, Walkley Heights is a suburb that you'd rarely see something good of in the northern suburbs. In other words, it's the northern suburbs paradise. It's extremely safe, neighbours are friendly and quiet, streets are quiet, clean and green suburb, located to lots of amenities close by, good schools are very close by and the area projects itself as a classy and attractive area! I'd definitely recommend living in Walkley Heights!

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Friar Street

"A mostly quiet street"

Friar Street is located in Enfield, a metropolitan suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Although quite a small street, most houses down the street are well taken care of while 2-3 houses are not as well-kept as the other homes since they are rental homes. Neighbours in Friar Street mostly keep to themselves, but are a bit friendly as well. It's averagely safe as well, probably because it's a small street. It's close to all amenities, including shops, schools, eateries, the CBD and the beach. Probably the main concern down Friar Street is the rental homes. Some can be nice while some can cause loud disruptive fights. It's pretty much 2-3 homes that are rental properties, with one rental home out of the three a bit of a funny one. Other than that, a quiet and safe street located in Enfield.

Great for

  • Quiet but friendly neighbours
  • Clean and well-kept homes
  • Situated in Enfield, close to all amenities

Not great for

  • Sometimes, at least one rental home can sometimes have loud people but are generally quiet majority of the time.

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Oakden

"Feels like a well-established enclosed area, in a good way!"

Oakden is an inner northeastern suburb of metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is situated 15 minutes from the CBD and offers many reasons to why Oakden is such a great place to live.

Neighbours in Oakden are friendly, approachable and warm, always willing to help you out whether it be cleaning your front garden while away on holiday, these people can always be counted as being helpful and friendly. In relation to this, Oakden is an extremely safe area, surrounded by extremely safe areas such as Northgate, Walkley Heights and Lightsview. Hillcrest and Gilles Plains may be a bit dodgy and a bit unsafe, but don't worry! Your safe if you stay in Oakden. You could even take a lovely warm summers' evening stroll after 8:30-9pm and not worry about your own safety! Crime, to be honest, never happens here at all, and you'd never expect or hear crime going on in this area. You mostly hear something good going on or around Oakden.

I love the fact that Oakden is one of the most cleanest and greenest areas in the North/Northeastern areas, with others to also add to the list. The streets are beautifully clean, green, and leafy. It looks amazing all year round!

Oakden is also very peaceful and quiet, neighbours love to keep the area quiet for everyone else. No barking dogs, loud parties or hooligans here!

With amenities, Oakden has everything you need. Shopping options are great, with the Northgate Village Shopping Centre (Northgate) seconds away from literally anywhere in Oakden. A 5-15 minute walk for daily groceries, depending on where you live in Oakden, to the Northgate Village Shopping Centre could also be a great option. Other shopping options include Westfield Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury 10 minutes away, Golden Grove Village at Golden Grove 20 minutes away and Gilles Plains Shopping Centre seconds away, as well as the CBD 15 minutes away. With all the main roads that connect around the area, you could even venture out and find more major shopping centres that lie close proximity to Oakden! Eateries are excellent, with the Lakeside Cafe situated IN Oakden (Sir Ross Smith Boulevard), overlooking the wonderful lake and parklands of Oakden. The cafe is reviewed as great, with the staff very friendly and accomodating, food that's delicious and even dog-friendly. This is within a perfect spot for kids who love running around or looking at the nature wildlife in the lake or around themselves. It is such a nice cafe situated nicely in the Oakden parklands!

In regards to parks and recreation, Oakden has many parks, and the most popular and favourited one on Sir Ross Smith Boulevard, where Lakeside Cafe lies. There are many walking/bike trails, wildlife such as pelicans and ducks, and the beautiful nature! If you have kids, they'll enjoy this, especially of whom love riding their bikes! On Regent Gardens Drive, you have basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, walking trials and even a BBQ area! Other parks with playgrounds are spread out across the area, giving a since of convience for everyone.

Schools in Oakden serve quite well, with St Paul's Collge (Gilles Plains), Hampstead Primary School (Greenacres), Cedar College (Northgate), Blackfriars Priory School (Prospect) and St Gabriel's School (Enfield) to name a few. These are all excellent schools with most providing a quality and mostly caring education for your child. The closest childcare is on Folland Avenue, Northgate (on the left of the Northgate Village Shopping Centre).

Public transport in Oakden is good, with buses frequently coming and going through the main thoroughfare of Oakden, Sir Ross Smith Boulevard, as well as accompanying main roads.

The only cons with Oakden is that parking can be a little tight at times and if many cars are parked in a street, you may need to find another street to park because it can be tight. Some streets are good while others can be quite tight. The last con is that nightlife is not that great in the Oakden area, but a 25-30 minute drive to the metro beaches or a 15 minute drive to the CBD results in Oakden great for having close proximity to nightlife! And you won't even have to worry about your neighbours up to mischief or House getting broken into!

The NBN is not yet available in Oakden, and, unfortunately, won't be available until around roughly January 2019. This is quite disappointing, but lucky, Oakden serves ADSL2+, the unfortunately fastest type of Internet until the NBN arrives.

Overall, what a place to live! Oakden features and boats amazing qualities and amenities, with being a extraordinary safe area, friendly and lovable people, close to great schools, shopping centres, and in close proximity to wherever you desire! The streets are gorgeous with amazing leafy streets and houses! Move to Oakden and fall in love!

Great for

  • Gorgeous streets and homes!
  • Parks and recreational facilities
  • Perfect place to live if you wanted a quite lifestyle.
  • Beautiful, clean, and friendly suburb.
  • Just about everything
  • Very lush and green
  • EXTREMELY safe!

Not great for

  • Parking is tight in some streets

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Davoren Park

"Davoren Park - A Version of One of The Worst American Neighbourhoods"

Davoren Park is a northern suburb located in the outer parts of the Adelaide Metropolitan, South Australia. Located a good 45 minutes from the city, its beautiful to say Davoren Park is situated no where near the inner Adelaide areas, and you'll be able to tell why.

Davoren Park has very few pros but full of cons. To get the pros out of the way, Davoren Park is within close proximity to shopping centres in its surrounding areas, with the closest ones being Elizabeth City Centre, Munno Para Shopping City, Blakes Crossing Shopping Centre and the furthest major shopping centre in that specific area called Hollywood Plaza (Salisbury Downs). The area of Davoren Park is improving with the newer homes being built due to Playford Alive. Well, believe it or not, that is just about it.

Now, lets discuss the cons. Davoren Park is considered the "worst area in Adelaide", to which I happily agree with. The are is full of ferals, hooligans, drug dealers and crime, making Davoren Park extremely unsafe! You get burglaries going on here every night, and if your unlucky enough (notice I didn't use "lucky enough"?), you, too, will get burglarised at least so many times. Be warned, everyone here is nasty.

If you take a drive through Davoren Park, the houses, inclduing the new ones, look like no one had been living there for a hundred years when really, its just the ferals of the area making their own area uncomfortable. You get death stares by the neighbours and you'd probably not think about opening your curtains! Davoren Park and the word friendly has and still is unheard of. The neighbours here are rough, unfriendly, very rude and cold and always make your life a living hell.

The area is loitered with garbage, with streets and houses full of garbage after garbage after garbage. It is very dirty, disgusting and unattractive.

Davoren Park has a reputation for hooligans and thugs ruling the suburb, as you could see drivers burning rubber and making the roads full of untidy tyre marks, guys roaming the streets with empty alcohol bottles and even weapons. You could even see blood stains on footpaths in some streets due to the high amount of crime going on here.

Schools in Davoren Park and surrounds are terrible. No good state schools means a terrible education.

The city is located 45-55 minutes from the CBD, depending on the traffic. The public transport in the area is fair, but not really. Having verbally abusive local residents on the bus makes taking the bus everyday scary and uncomfortable and don't even get me started for nightime.

In conclusion, Davoren Park has nothing but negative. Very high crime, feral neighbours, hooligans, thugs, terrible schools and atrocious nightlife. If I were you, move to somewhere BEFORE Paralowie and anywhere in the east, west or south. SO much more beautiful in these places and actually has full of positives instead of being full of negatives, like Davoren Park.

Great for

  • Zilch, zippo, zero
  • Close to shops
  • Playford Alive regeneration
  • Some newer housing

Not great for

  • Extremely high crime
  • Neighbours are all ferals
  • Suggested as the "worst suburb in Adelaide"
  • Drug use
  • Lack of good state schools
  • Burn outs and hoons
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e-stefanovic

How dare you call me and my family ferals.. Ive lived in this suburb for 20+ years and raised 3 awesome/courteous and very respectful and polite kids.. Both me and my partner work fulltime (We're not drug dealers) as you stipulated..And my house and property are well maintained and clean (NO GARBAGE OUT FRONT)..... And the street i live in happens to be quiet and the residents here are NOT FERALS/DRUG DEALERS OR UNDESIRABLE 'S... People with your judgemental attitude are the ones that are undesirable and if anything you do more harm then good... I would much rather live here then next door to a RUDE/OBNOXIOUS/SELF RIGHTEOUS/JUDGEMENTAL HATE MONGER AS YOURSELF!!!!
Its people like you that makes the world the way it is....
Are these the values that you teach your children??????
SIGNED
A PROUD DAVOREN PARK RESIDENT......

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Sorry, but who's being the rude one? Not me. I'm not belligerent in my words like you are. And if you want to call me judgemental, think again. Isn't everyone allowed to state their own opinion? Gee, when has that become such a huge issue for people! Quite frankly, why haven't you said all of your "above" to anyone else here who's said the exact same thing as I've basically said or of whom I do agree with? I'm, and so does everyone else, has the RIGHT to express their thoughts of a particular person/thing/suburb/toy/movie, etc, and then have it slammed for not having a good reflection or review about it! If you think that Davoren Park is the best place in the world, that's good for you! And HOW DARE YOU call ME "A RUDE, OBNOXIOUS, SELF RIGHTEOUS, JUDGEMENTAL, HATE MONGER"!

lisale-ray
lisale-ray

YOU STATE: "Schools in Davoren Park and surrounds are terrible. No good state schools means a terrible education".
Anyone who states:
"The are is full of ferals".
"Davoren Park and surrounds"
Must have had that.....so called....'near city area education'. I could go on and on with your BAD ENGLISH writing skills!
I could also bash your 'bad personal opinion' with some REAL stats. Your reviews are a personal attack on others. Its so sad to me that 'a great area' to you is determined by wealth and by that I mean ...... money $$$.
Lisa from Craigmore. Who has lived in many suburbs. Greenwith, Mawson Lakes, Unley etc. I hated living near the city and Mawson Lakes.

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Bad personal opinion? I could go on for hours about how your response of my Davoren Park review (sorry how it's brutally honest and straight to the point) has turned into a offended and aggressive response. I'm not over-reacting like you are, I'm just telling it how it is. And I can reassure you that I have proof that the northern suburbs are terribly unsafe since they ARE THE STATE'S ASSUALT HOTSPOTS; https://www.nova919.com.au/news/10-most-dangerous-suburbs-adelaide.
I would just like to say in conclusion, I am terribly, terribly sorry for being brutally honest and what I think about the area without giving a care in the world what you think about it. Now, I'm usually quite a sensitive person and can become easily hurt, but the pure nonsense and aggression you've written does not offended. And one more thing, if my English "writing" skills are not great, I wouldn't of written a brutally honest review....

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Does not offend me*.

philcrist

WOW . PEOPLE JUST DONT LIKE THE TRUTH. Ask anyone that has lived in Adelaide what suburbs to avoid....the answer will always be northern suburbs and in particular Davoren park, Smithfield ect. Facts are Facts get over it.

philcrist

PS: To be fair some Southern Suburbs are just as bad if not worse (crime), so dont feel you are getting targeted.

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Correct! Ask anybody local in Adelaide and see what places they would prefer not to live in - the northern suburbs! But yes, I admit (see?! I'm being honest!!) That suburbs in southern Adelaide like Hackham West and Huntfield Heights are avoidable and pretty dangerous, but THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE! I've encountered hundreds of people in my life and would rather off live in these areas than let's say Davoren Park, Andrews Farm, those places. But I certainly disagree that suburbs south of Adelaide are worse. There are very few that are crappy, yes, you find that west and east too, but much more desirable over the northern suburbs...

andrea-stoffera
andrea-stoffera

I do agree the place is shit, only DEPENDING where in the area you are from. I lived there most of my life and I'm lucky to be suronded with some nice elderly naboughs. If you grew up in the area and experinced the type of people first hand, then your opinion is understandable. But if is just based on other people's views, then that's unfair, weather that infoation is true or not.

monkeypants696
monkeypants696

i moved to davoren park from a richer side of town to escape my psychotic stalker im much happier the neighbours are so cool friendly im safe not scared here walking down the street i studied classical piano at the elder conservatorium was more scared of those people than my community who seem to be more normal

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Pasadena

"Close to the Adelaide Hills yet so central and close to everything!"

Pasadena is an inner southern suburb located closer to the Adelaide Hills in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is nestled very nicely near the hills and hosts spectacular views of the rest of Adelaide. Situated only 20 minutes from the CBD, Goodwood Road is the main thoroughfare to get into the city the most quickest way from Pasadena - that's why it's so close! Although traffic can become frustrating during peak hours, there are some alternate routes to get into the city as well.

Pasadena is a very peaceful and safe neighbourhood, nothing happens around here. The neighbours are friendly and helpful and you can expect for them to say a friendly hello to you while at their front yard watering the plants, etc. The area is also very clean and green.

Shopping options that surround Pasadena is a paradise, as you have the newly redeveloped Pasadena Green Shopping Centre (Fiveash Drive, Pasadena), which has a Target, the second-best Foodland in South Australia, Ned's and other small cute shops. The centre is quite small, but is absolutely amazing for the daily shopping needs. Takes about only minutes to get there but around 5-10 minutes to walk there! How convenient! If you want to head out for those big days at the shops, Westfield Marion is one of the biggest and most popular shopping centres in Adelaide, and is only located 10 minutes from Pasadena. Other small shopping centres and districts are also located within a stones throw from the area.

There are many parks and playgrounds spread out across Pasadena, making easy access to enjoy a few hours at the park also convenient. Schools serve Pasadena very well, with the excellent Pasadena High School (previously known as Daws Road High School) only a 15 minute walk, resulting in your teenager's schooling experience to be easy, excellent and highly unfrustrating with transport. There are also other great schools that are in close proximity to Pasadena, such as Clapham Primary School, Edwardstown Primary School, Unley High School or St Spyridon's School. These schools have a well-known repuation of helpful and caring teachers and where your child can grow and make many friends.

Internet access in Pasadena is excellent, with the NBN live in the area since April 2016. The streets in the area are leafy and wide and this results in great parking spots. Pasadena is located close to the beach, only taking 20 minutes to Glenelg. A great nightlife could be heading out to the beaches or CBD, and the quality of this is the metropolitan beaches and CBD take 20 minutes from Pasadena!

The cost of living ranges from average (but not cheap) to expensive, with some houses costing $1M. However, the median cost for housing in Pasadena ranges under $1M majority of the time. Houses are also kept very nicely clean and well-kept, I should mention, and so do the streets.

In conclusion, Pasadena is an excellent place for anyone and everyone, with the neighbours being very friendly and caring, safe enough that you could feel comfortable and not worry about taking a summers evening stroll after 9pm, located close to all its amenities and very peaceful! Pasadena is truly a suburban paradise for people who want everything close by and schools that are excellent. I hope I have given you a helpful insight to what might be your possible next future suburb - Perfect Pasadena!

Great for

  • Extremely safe, peaceful and friendly
  • Close to all amenities, including beaches and CBD
  • Everything!

Not great for

  • None and never will be

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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Blakeview

"Seems to be getting worse"

Blakeview is an outer northern suburb located within metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. Situated a maximum of at least 45 minutes away from the city, Blakeview is settled closely to the Northern Hills, with Craigmore (next to Blakeview) leading into the hills. To start off with, Blakeview has two seperate areas - there is the older part of the area south of Craigmore Road. This is the original area of Blakeview, and has been here since 1990. North of Craigmore Road lies the newest part, Blakes Crosssing. This is a new developing suburban area and has so far made fairly good progress and most of the houses are pleasing and attractive. The area itself is also attractive, and so is the original Blakeview area. The newer areas can also be considered as just Blakeview.

Blakeview is a mixed bag of an area, with quite a few pros and cons. Let's start with pros. Blakeview has good public transport, as it is so close to Main North Road and Craigmore Road, catching buses is a breeze. When it comes to shopping options, Blakeview serves a good proportion of shopping centres/venues, and the closest and newest Blakes Crossing Shopping Centre, offering a variety of shops such as Woolworths, Coles, newagencies, ect. You also have Munno Para Shopping City and Elizabeth City Centre just down the road on Main North Road, easily accessible via Craigmore Road, which so happens to lie in between of the two parts of Blakeview. The area serves an amount schools in and surrounding the area, and just to name a few, there is Salisbury High School (Salisbury North), Trinity College (Blakeview/Evanston South campus, all close by) and Blakeview Primary School (in the older part of Blakeview). Blakeview Preschool, one of the closest to the area, can make childcare services in the area average. The last pro about Blakeview is that the houses in both the new and oldern parts are ranging from cheap to slightly expensive, most being fairly cheap.

Now we've pointed out a few pros about the area, let's point out the cons. Obviously, Blakeview is far from the city, with the minimum time to drive to the CBD from Blakeview takes at least 41 minutes while the maximum could take at least 45 minutes-1 hour, if traffic is so bad. Although the area serves a good transportation service, it would take even longer to get to the CBD because buses usually have to stop at all the bus stops in their path, and can delay time or even get caught in traffic. This is a no go area for those who need to work into the CBD but can't afford anywhere in the inner city of Adelaide. Try Mawson Lakes?

Schools may sound like there is a large proportion in the area and will be excellent, but most of them have bad reputations, such as dramas and problems with the school kids. However, your best option is Trinity College. Overall, your child may have a few issues regarding kids and other problems and would be better off driving to schools further southerner to Adelaide. Anywhere before Paralowie is better.

Blakeview is unsafe! There are many hooligans living in and around the area that love to start up trouble or ferals causing neighbours distress. Crime is quite high here too, and even though the two parts are modern, there is still a lot of crime going on. Not quite sure whether the City of Playford Alive council will do anything about it if they want the best out of the Northern suburbs. Break-ins and car vandalism is very apparent and occasional, as well. Pretty much, Blakeview's safety is as bad as Smithfield. Internet access is horrid in Blakeview, as the area is still on a Telstra Rim, which basically means its a device that Telstra uses to help support the Internet and phone services in the area where there is NO EXISTING COPPER (disgraceful, right?) or COPPER WHERE IT IS UNUSABLE. If the council, once again, wants the best for the Northern suburbs, great Internet services would be one of their main priorities?

Nightlife is also terrible in Blakeview and the surrounding areas, and a drive to the CBD/beaches will make you happy you did in the first place! Apart from the few pubs and bars in the area, being verbally abused by the local residents or even beaten up will be frightening enough for you to ditch the gehttos and go into the MUCH safer CBD/beaches.

In conclusion, Blakeview could be considred a mixed bag of an area, as we pointed out many pros and cons to the area, to which I can say that Blakeview is only great for its amenities. The area is surprisingly getting worse, as the crime rate continues to increase and more ferals and hooligans begin moving in. In my opinion, I would beg for you to try Mawson Lakes as a much better alternative, as there are no ferals, no crime or problems with schools/kids, 20-30 mins to the city, etc. Or an even better option I would beg for you to try are the outer southern suburbs. A bit more expensive than the Northern suburbs (obviously), but will be completely worth it! There is actually fresh air, no ferals, crime, around 30 mins to drive into the city, has excellent schools and has the best beaches in Adelaide! I definitely recommend you checking out Mawson Lakes or if you love living close to amazing beaches and you have the freedom and fresh air, check out the southern suburbs. Seaford Heights is a brand new developing area, to name one in the southern areas, and there is more to choose from there!

Great for

  • Shopping
  • Public transport is regular

Not great for

  • Very far from the city, especially for work
  • Very unsafe - lots of hooligans and drunks roaming around
  • Ghetto of an area yet so attractive - DON'T BE TRICKED
  • Problem school kids
  • House break-ins
  • Vandalism
  • Burn outs and hoons

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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West Lakes

"A safe, friendly and prime location in Adelaide's West!"

Although I am not a resident of West Lakes, I know people of who live here so I've gained some insight and experience that I hope the residents reading this/people wanting to live here can relate to.

West Lakes is a western suburb located in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. Situated only 5 minutes from the beach and 25 minutes to the CBD, West Lakes is a place for everyone. The neighbours here are very friendly, even at the local parks! You should know from now that these people are lovely and approachable people, willing to keep your garden tidy or even bring in your garbage bins on a weekly basis if your on holiday. The neighbourly spirit around here is welcoming. West Lakes is also an extremely safe area, with (basically) no crime going on here, it's unheard of. The fact that majority of homes in the area don't have fences is one way to realise how safe it is, and it is very safe. I could even feel safe taking a beautiful summers evening stroll at 9:30pm at night than in other areas I've been to. Standing out or sitting on the front porch enjoying the fresh breeze at night will also not be a problem. It is also very peaceful and even graceful in the area all day and all night. The area is very clean and green, I actually never see garbage around!

Discussing amenities, West Lakes has it all! Although a bit far from the city centre (25 mins), it is still a pleasent drive. I'd rather live further from the city just because it's a nice drive and also the fact that most suburbs located a bit further from the CBD, including West Lakes, are nicer than those 10 minutes from the CBD, so there's an extra bonus. Shopping access is easy, with the popular and busy Westfield West Lakes (located West Lakes Boulevard, West Lakes) has everything you need! Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, Target to name a few. Eateries are also pleasing in the area, as you have local cafes in and around West Lakes. Medical facilities are close by, with the closest being on Bartley Terrace at Grange. Schools and childcare is excellent, as you have West Lakes Shore Primary School (West Lakes Shore), Nazareth Catholic College (Primary campus at Findon, Secondary campus at Flinders Park - both suburbs are roughly 10 mins from West
Lakes), St Michael's College (Henley Beach), and many more! Public transport runs smoothly along West Lakes Boulevard into the CBD or even wherever you desire.

Overall, West Lakes is the perfect place to grow up or live in, as you have a friendly atmosphere all year long, amenities all close by including schools, parks and recreation, and of course, the area itself! It's gorgeous! I reccomend this place for everyone, and even though I'm a visitor because I know people living here, I've seen and experienced West Lakes and I'll tell you, there's not one bit not to like about WEST LAKES!

Great for

  • Very safe, could take an evening summers stroll at 9:30pm and still feel safe!
  • Fresh air
  • Area is very well-clean and homes are extremely taken care of!
  • 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

Not great for

  • NONE

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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Prospect

"An average area, in my opinion"

Great for

  • Quite safe
  • Great neighbours!
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • Walking distance to North Adelaide

Not great for

  • Doesn't have that same atmosphere as the southern suburbs
  • Surrounds unpleasant areas
  • Nothing that exciting going on, apart from Prospect Road
  • Prices very depending on location so do your research
  • The price tag
  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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Prospect

"Only a 5 minute drive into the CBD!"

Prospect, located in the inner northern suburbs of Adelaide, is most likely the "most lively" part of the northern suburbs. Prospect Road which runs through the area boasts with many eateries and restaurants to choose from and it is also known to hold the annual Tour Down Under, where the cyclists race, festival and most of the main road is closed off to hold the event in January. In terms of the personality of Prospect, it is a generally safe and quiet area, and the locals here tend to be friendly and don't mind having a conversation with each other. However the area for prolong times of the year, have a spate of minor to several criminal activity going on around the area. The news also seems to report frequent crime in Prospect as well, but overall, the area is very safe. Prospect is located very close to most of its amenities, such as Prospect Road which offer small shopping malls that are good for daily groceries but you are just 5 minutes from Rundle Mall! It could even take a 30 minute walk into the city so if a beautiful day comes around a stroll to the city is the way to go. The suburb is also located close to other shopping options such as Westfield Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury 30 minutes away, Northpark Shopping Centre 5 minutes away, Churchill Centre 5 minutes away, and much more. The NBN is also live in Prospect and has been since July 2015.

Overall, Prospect is one of the more better options to choose from in the northern suburbs. Although I wouldn't really want to live here, it is certainly a nice place to live, with it being located so close to all amenities such as shops, hospitals, schools and medical centres

Great for

  • Quite safe
  • Great neighbours!
  • Incredibly Quiet!
  • Walking distance to North Adelaide

Not great for

  • Doesn't have that same atmosphere as the southern suburbs
  • Surrounds unpleasant areas
  • Nothing that exciting going on, apart from Prospect Road
  • Prices very depending on location so do your research
  • The price tag
  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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Northgate

"A place which will never disappoint!"

Northgate is an inner north-eastern suburb located in metropolitan Adelaide and is situated only 15 minutes from the CBD. Northgate has plenty on store, and to begin with, the neighbours! They are extremely friendly, warm and sweet people - the type that you would trust that will bring in your bins or maintain your garden while your on holiday. Even a friendly conversation will be a regular occurrence! These people are true locals at heart.

Safety is not an issue in Northgate, and majority of the time, there is no such thing of crime happening in the area. The fact that there is literally no Housing Trust in Northgate makes things ease as you know you won't be living in or next to untidy and rude people. You will see plenty of people taking a lovely night for an evening stroll because its so safe, they don't need to live in fear in their own backyard and you will as well.

Northgate is very peaceful, as well as the neighbours, and there is hardly no disputes at any given time of the day/night or none at all. The area itself looks very tidy and garbage-free and even lush and green with all its amazing parks.

Parks and recreation in Northgate is all you can ask for, with a large parkland situated on Folland Avenue and Dumfries Avenue. A back entrance to the park on Northgate Parade makes convenience for local residents easy. At this parkland includes lots of walking and bike trails (so ideal for fitness lovers), a few gym equipments, and outdoor BBQ and eating area, a lake where ducks and pelicans can be seen and a playground. There are other parks spread out across Northgate, each offering at least a playground, a walking trail and some exercising equipment.

Shopping options in and around the area is fantastic, with the most local one being the Northgate Village Shopping Centre which has also been refurnished recently. It is rather quite small, but still offers a Woolworths supermarket, a bakery and a butcher, as well as a news agency, dining and eateries. Other shopping centres are also very central to Northgate, with Westfield Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury only 10 minutes away, Ingle Farm Shopping Centre only 5 minutes away, Gilles Plains Shopping Centre also 5 minutes away and the CBD that has everything you need, 15 minutes away! The shopping options of Northgate are basically endless!

Schools and childcare centres are excellent at serving the Northgate area, with St Paul's College, Cedar College, Hamstead Primary School, Blackfriars Priory School, or St Gabriel's Primary School. The local Northgate Childcare Centre offers toddlers a great experience.

Beaches are only located 25 minutes from Northgate, and while the nightlife here isn't all that spectacular, head down to the beaches or CBD for a great night out with your friends or family.

In conclusion, Northgate is a very well-maintained community with no crime, no rude people and has everything in close proximity such as schools and shops. Always peaceful and lush, the people are warm and friendly, always starting lovely conversations with each other and a sense of community feel is awesome!

Great for

  • 15 mins from CBD!
  • Amazing lifestyle
  • Convenience
  • Attractive Development Close to the City
  • Friendly Couples and Families
  • Great School and Local Services
  • Quiet and safe
  • Recreational trails and exercise equipment

Not great for

  • None

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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siso
siso

There are plenty of 'rude' people that don't live in housing trust. What an obtuse thing to say.

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Elizabeth

"Considered the 'Bronx' of Adelaide"

Elizabeth is a northern suburb located 40 minutes out of Adelaide. Now, there is quite a few things to briefly discuss and most of them won't be positive. Actually, there rarely is something nice going on here.

Elizabeth is known for its reputation for having a very high crime rate, with lots of assaults and murders going on here. This is a place you would expect to hear some sort of crime happening on the news almost every day. The area itself stands out as filthy, appalling and even extremely embarrassing for the Adelaide Metro residents if tourists "decide" to visit. Elizabeth, including most of its surrounding areas like Davoren Park, Andrews Farm, Smithfield and some parts of Salisbury and Munno Para, etc, is a dump.

People, mostly local residents, in Elizabeth are very unfriendly and unapproachable and if you would visit this place or if you need to for whatever reason like I did, you would understand why. They are embarrassingly dressed. Nicely dressed for these people is an extremely rare sight but, I must admit, that there are quite a few nicely dressed people in the area (this is based on experience after having visited the Elizabeth City Centre once and wouldn't have the gore to go back).

Let's talk about amenities. Elizabeth has somewhat of good shopping options, including the major shopping centres in the area like Elizabeth City Centre and Munno Para Mall (also been here once as well), which probably (at Munno Para Mall) have slightly more decently-dressed and approachable people but still the same ferals and unnaproachable and unfriendly people, as you would expect. Elizabeth has terrible nightlife and so do most of the surrounding areas, so if your willing to drive 40 minutes into the city/beach for nightlife, it is so worth it. It also gets you far, far away from the ghettos, ferals, alcoholics and drunkned neighbours and streets of the night at Elizabeth. Parks and recreational facilities are often nice and they are quite wide and spread out around the area but, once again, ferals of the area dampening a family/kids fun time. Public transportation, however, is good with buses frequently running into Elizabeth and back into the city and vice-versa.

Schools and childcares in Elizabeth is *probably* (I never said it will be) going to be one of the worst educational experiences for your child. But if you do consider moving here and getting an education, a large proportion of schools include Craigmore South School (Craigmore), Salisbury High School (Salisbury North), Trinity College Gawler (Evanston South), Tyndale Christian School (Salisbury East), or, but a pretty bad decision as this school is notorious for, as Google Reviews say, "disorganisation and dramas", Hope Christian School (Craigmore). Trinity College Gawler at Evanston South is accordingly going to be your best option, as the staff and teachers are "approachable and warm".

Moving on, let's talk about neighbours. I discussed what the local residents are dressed as, and this pretty much goes for anywhere you go to in Elizabeth. Highly unapproachable, drug-related and can get extremely hostile for anything you do. Burnouts and hoons are too common here, with cars screaming past your house all hours of the night and loud pumping stereos with loud neighbours high on drugs and fights in the streets? Sure enough, that is enough to put you WAY off. The area is generally not very quiet as well.

Overall, a very depth review of Elizabeth, including that safeness is terrible, neighbours are very strange and hostile (including the local shopper resident), and a good night's sleep every night when you have to wake up at 6:00am the next day will leave you wondering why you never trusted this review in the first place, and as a non-resident, my experience of coming here for a day due to rebuilding my new home is enough seen for me to write this review. And while there really is nothing personally good about the area, setting the point brutally honestly, Elizabeth is an absolute DUMP.

Great for

  • Parks and recration
  • Cheap living
  • Wide open spaces
  • Zilch
  • Zippo

Not great for

  • Local residents are rude, unfriendly and hostile
  • Schools have bad reputations in and around this area
  • 12 hours of the night right through until 7am, NO SLEEP AT ALL
  • Assaults and breakins
  • Burn outs and hoons
  • Drug dealing
  • Just about everything

Who lives here?

  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
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mickm7
mickm7

Wow so negative! Glad u got that off your chest lol

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Lol haha, well its true in most cases.

mickm7
mickm7

True in most cases thats because u live there, your there 24/7 are u? U sound like a dribbler mate, go back to your exicting life then

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Right, now that Ive just realised how sarcastic you were, I dont live at Elizabeth at all. Oh yes I have a very exciting life, not to mention the fact that you have to spell you as U. Nice dribbler right there.

Have a nice day. Well...

mickm7
mickm7

Talk about stating the obvious
Of course u dont live there so u have no idea, so your opinion of a area dosent really matter

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Talk about my opinions dont really matter!
I assume you violate other people of their human right to have freedom of expression and opinion without it being overlooked? Because thats a classy person for you....

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

With it being overlooked*

mickm7
mickm7

Its not your human right to belittle people who live in a area thats not your cup of tea, i call that arrogance

robertw11

What came first, idiots or education?? We're all born knowing nothing, a blank canvas. These people are a product of their upbringing and environment, it is not their fault.
Education should be the focus, not just bagging people for wearing the wrong gear because you think you know better.
Incidentally, one day in a place to write a "very depth review" (great English btw) as you called it, is not enough.

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Right, so your opinion matters more than mine.

soundchain
soundchain

The only thing I agree with is the Hoon drivers... everything else can be witnessed in many Adelaide suburbs.
we're also some of the nicest people because we're not snobs... like some people from other areas perhaps ;)

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Ive lived in the inner north all of my life and have had to work at Elizabeth, Smithfield, etc. First of all, that does not make me a snob (I didnt appreciate that) and second of all, means Ive had a PLENTY of time down there to come to the conclusion it is and still is a scary place.
And oh no, no way. You dont hear the stuff that goes on in Elizabeth and surrounds pretty much anywhere. Brutally honestly, you can ask anybody that doesnt live beyond Walkley Heights where they would avoid at at cost. Umm Elizabeth. Smithfield, Paralowie, and uh....heaps more unfortunately. Thats the reality, so if you dont like it go somewhere else.

jillw12

I lived in three northern suburbs, Pooraka, Paralowie and Salisbury East. In all, to varying degrees, the neighbors were a bit of a problem, mainly due to the noise they made. Paralowie, they played loud music, fortunately turned off at 10:45pm, Salisbury East was one rental property with a succession of morons with uncontrolled barking dogs, loud music and domestic disputes. At Pooraka had my cars petrol tank broken into. I subsequently moved away from the north and Adelaide altogether. Now am in a seaside country town. The neighbors are wonderful, no noise at all. Personally I believe living in the north is more problematic than a lot of other areas. However, for many people, including me during those years, it was our only option.

happynessh

Hi guys I just moved from Sydney To Adelaide im wondering is Elizabeth vale is safe place to live in please let me know asap thank you
My email [email protected]

dawno
dawno

Wow!!!! So you haven't lived in Elizabeth but you are gonna bag our suburbs and call it a in depth view and say it's for LGBTQ+ and hipsters??? Really?...ok seeing as you think it's ok to slam the "Elizabethans" as you put it, and that if someone criticises your comment, you call it freedom of speech, then you can listen to mine. I was born 51 yrs ago and raised in Elizabeth by two very hard working parents, who are good people, in all that time we have never had a problem with crime, we have a wonderful goods and services here, everything is within easy reach for people. Do we have problems yes, just like every other suburb in this country, are we perfect? No....but when red necks like you perpetuate the view that Elizabeth is full of criminals and its horrible to be in, then you judge the people that live here and that's disgusting. I know people that live in the so-called "good areas", and these have more crime there than here and that's a fact. So unless you have lived in Elizabeth for more than a second, or in your case past through for work. Don't sit in your ivory tower and judge us with a wave of your hand, because it makes you look like a snob and arrogant.

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Aldinga Beach

"Home of the pristine Silver Sands Beach!"

Aldinga Beach is an outer southern beachside suburb of metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is located approximately 50 minutes from the city and is considered one of the hotspots for best beachside suburbs in South Australia. I love Aldinga Beach! It's full of potential but the way it looks somehow makes you feel your actually in a beachside town rather than a suburb. Even though it's a bit far from the city, it's still a perfect place to raise a family and even better to have for a holiday visit! Shops in this area are fantastic, as you have the Aldinga Central Shopping Centre only minutes away, eateries, and to add the parking, is all of what makes Aldinga Beach the perfect holiday suburb.

Internet access in the area I have no idea about, but is NBN-ready (has been since 2014), so it should be good. Close by to Aldinga Beach, or in the suburb, include childcare centres, schools and medical facilities, all within an arms reach. The area is also very friendly, and bumping into friendly shoppers or neighbours is an ordinary experience. Safe, peaceful and pretty clean, my cousins and I feel relitavely safe walking around the area on a warm/hot summers night when dusk arrives, and we have never had an issue with this. House purchasing in this area is cheap, so is perfect for small/medium families or holiday houses. The houses in Aldinga Beach do need renovating and fixing up, but other than that, houses are well-kept and tidy.

Most of above is positive, however, there are very few negatives. The area is located within 50 minutes, and depending on the traffic or time, from the CBD. It doesn't have great nightlife and so do surrounding areas such as Sellicks Beach, Moana or Seaford, for example, and parking in some streets become a little narrow. Other than that, Aldinga Beach is awesome.

For the best part of this suburb, Aldinga Beach is home to the beautiful, clean and crystal Silver Sands Beach. Silver Sands Beach is literally located within the vicinity of Aldinga Beach and from the size of the area itself, walking to the pristine beach is minutes. Silver Sands is also one of the few beaches that allow cars to be driven and parked along the sand! It's amazing! The water is also twice as amazing, with no seeweed (figuratively speaking, but still, its a rare occurrence), crystal clear and very clean waters makes swimming very enjoyable, and the waves can also be included on fun-time list!

Overall, Aldinga Beach is filled with beachside quality and offers an amazing yet slightly rural beach atmosphere, with all amenities close by, a beach that is beyond superb and a very peaceful and safe suburb. I strongly recommend checking out Aldinga Beach. Any questions and comments you desire to say/ask, feel free! I will try and respond to them as quickly as possible.

Great for

  • Crystal beaches
  • Peace and quietness
  • NBN-ready
  • Cost of living
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide

Not great for

  • A bit far from the city
  • Nightlife, including surrounding areas
  • Houses need renovating
  • Some narrow roads

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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Enfield

"Old area, but quickly developing!"

Enfield is an inner northern suburb located in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is located a short 10 minutes away (or depending on the traffic) from the city and boasts so many potentials that could make Enfield the next inner boom and is developing very quickly!

To start off, the neighbours in this area are friendly. I have a very friendly neighbour and we're almost like family-friends! We see each other for visits quite regularly and sometimes a chat over the fence is enough to consider my neighbours friendly. I've bumped into many friendly people in the street and make small talk. Enfield is generally peaceful and neighbours aren't loud people. Most days, it is very peaceful and quiet.

On summer evening strolls, you could see quite a few others taking a nice walk as well once dusk hits. In my opinion and based on experience, it's safe to go for an evening stroll but at times it does feel sketchy.

Shopping destinations here are all in close proximity to Enfield, with only 10 minutes to the CBD, Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury only 20 minutes away and Northpark Shopping Centre in Prospect literally only 2-3 minutes away, with lots of eateries also available. You also have the choice of O'Connell Street in North Adelaide just a 5-minute drive. However, in regards to Enfield, the closest and probably popular eateries would likely be Villis on Main North Road, Blair Athol. I remember in March 2015, I decided to walk to Villis since it was a beautiful night and guess what? It approximately took 15 minutes! So if a nice night comes around, leave the car at home, save gas and take a lovely stroll to Villis!

Enfield offers a few parks and recreation, with a good park located on Wilkinson Court, the slightly more modern part of Enfield. That park offers a big-ish playground, swings, benches, shade, a walking trail and of course, large green spaces to enjoy the soccer or footy, and even for the little ones and teenagers, frisbee. 20 minutes from the beach are the popular Metropolitan beaches of Glenelg and Henley Beach!

Nightlife isn't that great specifically in Enfield, but O'Connell Street in North Adelaide or Prospect Road in Prospect boasts a great nightlife. You could even head out to the metro beaches for a great nightlife, only 20 minutes away. Internet access in the area is rather great but has ADSL2+. The NBN is coming soon, however (NBN UPDATE: Should go live in this area between November 2017 and January 2018). 5-6mbps download speeds and 1mbps upload speeds are what I receive. Of course, it isn' the best, but the NBN is coming soon as stated before so it should improve. Overall, accessing the internet in Enfield is associated with no problems whatsoever.

The cost of living in Enfield is cheap, with the average home costing $380k. Speaking of homes, however, Enfield has become a relatively old area but many new homes have been built and upgraded footpaths where new homes have been built. Even though homes do need renovating and rebuilding, in the future, Enfield will become a place for the modern lover like me. I also rebuilt my home.

Schools in the area are good, with two primary schools, Enfield Primary School and St Gabriel's Primary School, both offering an excellence of education (both are co-educational) so perfect for families wanting a close-by school with both schools located in Enfield. Other excellent schools are also located in surrounding areas. There is an excellent childcare in Enfield called Folland Park Kindergarten, and that offers amazing support in the growth of early learning toddlers.

Overall, with quite a few renters and old homes, Enfield is a gem of a suburb waiting for good to happen. It is located 10 minutes from the city, surrounds plenty of shopping options and eatieres and it's averagely safe, peaceful and cleanish. Any questions or comments, please feel free! I will get back to them as quickly as I can!

Great for

  • Safety has increased
  • Close to town
  • Shopping
  • Lots of big block properties
  • Dining
  • Lots of new homes
  • Niceness and friendliness of people in the area
  • Quickly developing!

Not great for

  • Oddly uncomfortable taking a nice summers evening stroll after 9pm
  • Needs renovating and new homes need to be built
  • Not as comfortably safe as other suburbs

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
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sanjitchahal
sanjitchahal

HI
I am planning to purchase the property near Watt street, York street and Wilkinson court. Can I please request you to please advise me how is the area like it self. As I am aware that there are some community houses, aged care and retirement units there. I will appreciate your honest response.
Regards

Sanjit

thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Hi Sanjit,

I apologise sincerely for my late response. As you could probably tell, I have changed my username, but just so I can reassure you, I was AnnaT2.

Yorke Street, Watt Street and Wilkinson Court is the more slightly modern area of Enfield, which obviously means there are very few housing trust homes in and around those streets. The aged care retirement units are located on Bradford Court, which doesn't situate or connect to any of the three streets you said, as well as community homes. The houses in these streets are generally tidy, and, judging people's homes, it's a pretty quiet and safe estate of Enfield. On Wilkinson Court, there is a fairly large park (as said in my review) that includes a playground and swings, a walking trail and grass spaces.

That's pretty much said about what you have kindly requested to ask me about, and thanks very much for that. I know it's been almost a year and I've responded you with nothing, I hope this helps! Also, any more questions regarding these streets, feel free to ask me more! Thank you.

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West Richmond

"A small little suburb"

West Richmond is a western suburban area situated in the city of Adelaide. It is only a 15-20 minute drive into the city, which isn't far at all. A lot of the time, West Richmond has friendly neighbours, so keep a look out for nice people in the area. There are quite a few bungalow houses in the area and other houses that are kept just so clean! Speaking of clean, the area is 45% green and 90% is clean. There is somewhat good night life in the area, because there is a night pub in Hilton (right next to West Richmond) but I forgot what it is called. The only problem is that it is right next to Adelaide Airport, so bear in mind when loud aeroplanes are coming over the suburb. It is very noisy when the aeroplanes come or go. But other than that, it is very peaceful and quiet. West Richmond is very safe than very few of it's surrounding areas. Public transport is pretty good, with a lot of bus stops along Marion Road, West Richmond. One thing I also forgot to mention was that it is very close to Glenelg and Henely Beach. Say about 10 minutes.

Great for

  • Peace and quiet
  • Clean
  • Lovely neighbours
  • Very safe

Not great for

  • Aeroplanes coming and going
  • Not much eateries

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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