I lived in Glenelg North on the Esplanade for a couple of years (before we had kids though). Nice area, walking distance to all the nightlife of Glenelg, easy access to the city. The only things to watch out for are:
- some parts are near the airport/flight path/end of the runway. Must admit we got used to the noise pretty quickly though
- some parts are near the sewage works at the top end of the beach/underneath the flight path/golf course area, so if the wind is in the wrong direction it can be a bit smelly!
- the King Street bridge over the Pat (the Patawalonga River) has been shut for months for renovations, so the coastal strip of Glenelg North is cut off from the rest of Glenelg by road, which makes driving a bit of a pain in that area. Also means all northbound traffic has to go on Tapleys Hill Road Don't know how much longer the works will be going on for
- Tapleys Hill Road is very busy/noisy especially at rush hour so try not to live too close to it