Hi there, just stumbled across this site and been reading posts for a little while now and would like some advice regarding living in certain areas in Adelaide.
First off we are a family of 4 – 2 kids who will be 13 and 8 when we come over next year. We don’t need to be anywhere specific for work commitments and we are not high earners so we are looking for modest 3 bed rentals. I have searched extensively on the net (real estate.au and the rest) and have narrowed the possibilities down to these areas: Maylands, Medindie, Prospect, North Adelaide and Bowden. Obviously from the areas chosen we are looking to be close to the city (within 15 minutes)
Would anyone who has lived in these areas be able to tell me if these areas are suitable for family living and if lots of families live there? Our other nearby requirements would be:
Kids play parks,
Parks & green spaces,
Cycle ways accessible to city
Recreation centre for kids
Tennis Courts/swimming pool (is there an open air one somewhere near?)
At a push a horse riding school (I realise I may have to travel for this one)
I’m looking for an honest account from someone who has lived in any of these places or if the places I have mentioned don’t offer what we are looking for. Obviously when we get over there it’ll be easy to look around and decide there and then but I’m pretty specific in wanting to be near the city and the areas look great for the price.
Many thanks in advance for reading my long first post and really hope someone can give me some insight into living in any of these areas.