West Lakes, SA 5021

4.7(12 reviews)

Ranked 21st best suburb by locals in Adelaide (Greater) Region, SA

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Parks and recreation
  • Safe and sound
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Internet access

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families With Kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Fashion Conscious

Reviews of West Lakes, SA

14th January 2021

"On the lake and next to the beach!"

West lakes is a stunning suburb, full of beautiful homes and greenery. It is very family friendly and has a very impressive Westfield shopping centre. The suburb has a beautiful lake walk and is walking distance to the beach. There are lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from nearby and it is obvious that the suburb is having money spent on it, with lots of developments and upgrades happening. West lakes is only a 20 min drive to the city and 15-20 to the airport. I would highly recommend this suburb to live for anyone.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"100% perfect"

Having been brought up in West Lakes, yet also having had the experience of living interstate and overseas, I would rate West Lakes as being one of the best places to live in Australia.

If you move here, you will only benefit from what this suburb has to offer - and it has everything anyone could ever need.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"West Lakes "Green" the True Jewel in the Crown""

With the trend escalating favourably towards beach side suburbs the West Lakes "Green" as it is often referred is that area of land adjacent to Grange and the Golf course and directly opposite to Tennyson.


It is considered to be the True Jewel in the Crown by many property speculators and below is the reason why.

Our property is a 7 minute walk to Tennyson Beach 15 minute walk to the Grange Jetty and less than a minute to the "Rowing Lake" which has a fully accessible 2 km walkway along the lake on both sides in particular the Tennyson end for a relaxing walk. Something that you cannot not do on Delfin Island.

It is also next to the Grange Golf course which also offers accessibility for a walk around the beautiful environs.
The homes in this "pocket" as in all of West Lakes are well maintained and the neighbourhood is very friendly.
There are many Grand Homes scattered near the Golf Course in the cul de sacs as well as on St Andrews Way and Beeston Way to name a few.
Property prices are still affordable at the moment however as discussed with many property speculators moving in that" luxury" will be short lived.
As an example recently in St Andrews Way 2 blocks which were not near the golf course recently sold for $475K with an area of 325 sqm .
A testament that people are already waking up to the great lifestyle that awaits you in this coastal locale.
The "Green" has by far the best accessibility and proximity to the beach, largest walking access to the lake and golf course and the closest to Grange and Henley Square as compared to any of the other "West Lakes" locales including Delfin Island, Frederick Road/ Lochside Drive and New Development on Brebner Drive.
Sportmans Drive is serviced by quite a few buses and if you so desire the Grange Train Station is a pleasant 15 minute walk.,
It is also within walking distance to the West Lakes Shopping Hub.
Being so close to the beach and the lake and surrounded by the expanse of the Grange Golf Course you experience the relieving and refreshing cool sea and golf course breezes that revitalise our homes on those hot summer nights.
The "Green" is West Lakes best kept secret but not for long.


The "True Jewel in The Crown"

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"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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"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.

Great for

  • 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

Not great for

  • Lots of police on the road
  • WAY too much hoons!!!!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25

Are there actually a lot of hoons in West Lakes?

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Rentals in West Lakes

Christine Holowiecki real estate agent
Christine Holowiecki
Keeping It Realty

"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.

Great for

  • Quiet
  • Good quality homes
  • Close to Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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peterc29
peterc29

With the trend escalating favourably towards beach side suburbs the West Lakes Green which is that pocket of land adjacent to Grange and the Golf course and directly opposite to Tennyson is considered to be the True Jewel in the Crown by many property speculators.
We own a property in Carnoustie Court and it is a 7 minute walk to Tennyson Beach and less than a minute from the rowing lake which is fully accessible on both sides in particular the Tennyson end for a relaxing walk.
It is also next to the Grange Golf course which also offers accessibility for a walk around the beautiful environs.
The homes as is predominantly the case in West Lakes are well maintained and the neighbourhood is very friendly.
Property prices are still affordable at the moment however as discussed with many property speculators that luxury will be short lived.
Blocks in St Andrews Way which were not near the golf course recently sold for $475K for an area of 325 sqm
A testament that people are already waking up to the great lifestyle that awaits you in this coastal locale. has the The green by far best accessibility and proximity to the beach, largest walking access to the lake and golf course and the closest to Grange and Henley Square than any of the other locales including Delfin Island, Frederick Road/ Lochside Drive and New Development on Brebner Drive.
The "True Jewel in The Crown"

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"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

Great for

  • Close to Shops, beach, restaurants, cafes, schools and public transport
  • Good quality homes
  • Close to Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre

Not great for

  • WAY too much hoons!!!!
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North
North

And the other thing, it is incredibly not safe for my friend to live here.

North
North

Sorry, I made a mistake. It is very safe for my friend to live here. Sorry.

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.

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"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!

Great for

  • Close to Shops, beach, restaurants, cafes, schools and public transport
  • Beautiful, clean and friendly neighbourhood
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"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.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"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.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"An area for the water lover"

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

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

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

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"A comfortable suburb by the sea"

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

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

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

West Lakes has a lot to offer. There is a large shopping complex, a number of cafes and restaurants, and the West Lakes Shores function centre, plus the beach is just a stone’s throw away.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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johnsa

gee 40 minutes from CBD? What way do you drive hme? Via Glenelg?

Takes 20 - 25 minutes max

North
North

I think your right johnsa. It is 20-25 mins exact.

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