Okay here' a tip.... Adelaide categories suburbs... they shouldn't but they do and it's even been on the news but they still do it.
Go to your local Coles, Woolworthes or AGI supermarket and check out the fruit. If it's manky you are in a lower class suburb, if it's nice (as in you would buy it) you are in a higher class area.
Still get crime etc in both areas and I really don't agree with it asI can't pop into my local store next to my work and buy fresh veggies for dinner because I wouldn't give them to my lizards!
LOL :D , they might like the maggots I've seen crawling across potatoes though!
Originally Posted by zx6roo
free maggots!!! tel me where, LOL
Hi again just thinking about where I'd live if I had no children.... I would pick the South West of the city centre, near the market. There are townhouses, apartments etc in the streets in this area. The central market is unbelievable.... stalls selling fruit , veg, but also gourmet foods, cakes, Russian, Korean, Organic etc. China town buts onto it. One side of it is flanked by Gouger st, a street full of cafes and restaurants. The tram is 5 mins away and will take you out to the Bay (Jetty RD, Glenelg) or into Rundle Mall.
Second choice would be Glenelg, it has the beach, the resteraunts, cafes, the marina, etc. 3rd choice would be near The Parade in Norwood , it buzzes on a Sunday, there are nice pubs, little shops, a cinema and is still close to town.
Desirable/less desirable areas
I agree with the other comments that it is a personal choice, but as no one wants to name names I will!!!
We are a professional couple aged 29 and 34 with no children, so what is right for us might not be right for other people, but hopefully it will give you something to work with.
Generally suburbs close to the city centre tend to be the most expensive, whereas in the UK where we lived they were the areas to avoid!
Some of the suburbs we like: Glenelg, Norwood, Stepney, Unley, Parkside, Goodwood, Wayville, Eastwood, Clarence Park, Millswood, Magill, Prospect to name a few.
Suburbs we would not choose to live in: Christies Beach, Hackham, Elizabeth, Salisbury, Smithfield Plains, Davoren Park, Blair Athol to name a few.
We have recently bought a house and had an idea where we wanted to buy, but we did find the 'Where to Live' book that people have mentioned previously useful and it confirmed our thoughts that we were buying a property in a good area that would be a good investment.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by Jessica Berry; 14-03-2008 at 11:48 PM.
Flippin' eck luv, you're brave!!!
Stand behind me, we'll fight our way through 'em!
Run for the hills girl!
Originally Posted by Jessica Berry
Get out while you can!
I guess it's a case of not wanting to tread on people's toes who may live in these areas and think they are great.... same with naming schools you would fight tooth and nail to avoid despite the blurb given out by the schools. Adelaide is a small place and once you've been here for a while people will place you in the scheme of things by asking where you live, but more importantly where you send your children to school or if you are from here where you went to school.. Well certain sections will. I also would not live in Christies beach, downs,heights. Hackham, Hackham west especially, ( people can get you anything you need there, you just have to ask). I wouldn't live anywhere North of Regency Rd unless it was out Gawler way. Also around Arndale shopping centre. But it is what you are used to I suppose and also where you feel you belong. Also some of these areas are changing. I really recommend Blackwood/ Coromandel Valley/Belair for families, 4 br houses, some with pools can still be had for a reasonable price. They are all in the hills 20 mins to town and big shopping areas. A choice of schools. Anyway It depends what you want.
Originally Posted by Nick11
LOL!! You must remember that we live in Australia now where they say it like it is and not politically correct, don't tell the truth or you will upset people England!!!
This is one of the many reasons why I love living in Australia.
Originally Posted by Libby1971
LOL!! If you look on the poms site this thread has the most viewings so its obviously the question people want to know and instead of wishy washy politically correct answers I gave my honest opinion, but like I said what is a right area for us may not be the right area for everyone and as we do not have children the areas I have listed are generally the suburbs for people without children (unless you have a lot of money to buy the larger properties), so come on poms with kids, be brave and start naming names and help people out.
If you look on www.realestate.com.au you can buy a 3 bed with swimming pool in Davoren Park for offers above $140,000, like the saying goes 'if it seems too good to be true it probably is!