9.3 out of 10

West Lakes

Ranked 36th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8754178632467 138.495431043882
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 19, 2017

"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!
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • NONE
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
2yrs+

"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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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"There are too much hoons!"

All I can say is that are WAY too much hoons throughout the night screeching and burning lots of rubber with their tyres 12 hours straight (at night).
Not peacefull
Pros
  • Close to Shops, beach, restaurants, cafes, schools and public transport
  • Good quality homes
  • Close to Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre
Cons
  • WAY too much hoons!!!!
North
North And the other thing, it is incredibly not safe for my friend to live here.
2yrs+
North
North Sorry, I made a mistake. It is very safe for my friend to live here. Sorry.
2yrs+
North
North It is safe for my friend to live here, but I have heard from him there are way too much hoons increasing in West Lakes.
2yrs+
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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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"St Andrews Way - West Lakes - you can tell home owners down this street have a lot of pride!"

With many homes having lovely front gardens, and well maintained homes St Andrews Way is a quiet, wide street within West Lakes situated extremely close to Westfield and public transport.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Good quality homes
  • Close to Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The best place to live"

I have grown up in West Lakes, and it was fantastic. It is a very friendly neighbourhood. It is suitable for any kind of lifestyle, not too far out of the CBD, and just minutes to the lake and beach and many places to dine at and shop. It is the Best in the West!
Pros
  • Close to Shops, beach, restaurants, cafes, schools and public transport
  • Beautiful, clean and friendly neighbourhood
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Help & Advice"

If you are interested in purchasing in the area & hoping to seek some honest advice regarding, best streets, local shopping, schools, transport & available properties for sale please phone Nicholas Alvaro of Toop&Toop Real Estate on 0410 510 304 or 8295 0805 - Your West Lakes specialist.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Fabulous Place To Raise Kids"

“Fantastic place to raise your family”- enjoy
Ideally located walking distance to Beach, schools, shop, transport, beach and the lake. Kiids love the opportunity to be involved in lots of things including surf lifesaving. Quite, peaceful, safe, great public transport. Pet Friendly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"An area for the water lover"

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

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

Getting into the city isn't too difficult and the area is reasonably well serviced by public transport.
There are some nice places to eat around West Lakes and a few good places to grab a drink.
Because it is the home of Football Park it can get busy on game day (one day a week for most of the year) means there are a lot of people looking for parks in the areas around the stadium. This can be a pain. However, with more buses running there are more and more people choosing to bus it to the game rather than drive. So this should improve.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A comfortable suburb by the sea"

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

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

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

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

Takes 20 - 25 minutes max
2yrs+
North
North I think your right johnsa. It is 20-25 mins exact.
2yrs+
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Best Streets in West Lakes

1

Martin Court

3.5/5
"Peaceful and Quiet"
-34.87353 138.48791
2

Hawaii Court

2.5/5
"Absolute lakefront homes great Delfin Island loaction."
-34.86388 138.49642

Unranked Streets in West Lakes

"One of the best streets in West Lakes!"
-34.87442 138.49217

Beeston Way

4.5/5
"Class, Class Class!"
-34.88403 138.48963