9.0 out of 10

American River

-35.7810617837417 137.769704495279
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"pristine environment with just enough services"

The pristine environment being by the sea with safe boating and good fishing but with enough services such as a general store and fuel etc to get the basics plus some accomodation for visitors. Locals are friendly and helpful. Captures the Island feel of being away from the city but close enough with the ferry from the mainland for weekends without lots of driving. Good base for seeing Kangaroo Island. KI has a growing Artist and natureloving population.
Pros
  • Great community - virtually crime free - peaceful.
  • Moderate climate with no extremes
  • Sheltered waters for all on water activities
Cons
  • We are an Island - but that's also the joy.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
2yrs+

"A relaxed and carefree town"

No traffic, no pollution, why don't more people want to live here? Fantastic views from up on the hill, superb bush walks and just a marvelous picture book setting of boats on the harbour. Cheap housing and cheap land, well stocked general store, great community club, a wonderful place to retire or grow up.
Pros
  • Great community - virtually crime free - peaceful.
  • Moderate climate with no extremes
  • Sheltered waters for all on water activities
Cons
  • We are an Island - but that's also the joy.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Why live any where else?"

This small country town offers peace and quiet for the retired or holiday maker. It is where the bush meets the sea. It looks out over the north facing Eastern Cove, whose sheltered waters are a bonanza for the fisherman - with the renown King George Whiting top of the list. The township sits beside a large tidal inlet, which links with the vast Pelican Lagoon, an aquatic reserve. As well as fishing, both in the inlet, cove and further a field, the inlet hosts a fleet of local yachts and cruisers, in the safe anchorage. Jetty, wharf and boat ramp, with pontoon service the boating needs. For those who pleasure is watching the wild life, Tamar Wallabies roam the town at night and pelicans glide effortlessly in the thermals. Sea Eagles and Osprey hunt up and down the foreshore. Many bush walks lead away from the town and a choice of great beaches a short drive. The town is well serviced by the local store, which also sells fuel, and the town has two motels with restaurants and there is always The Shed a community based club. The local oyster are also a treat - and totally fresh. Kangaroo Island has regular air and vehicular ferry service operating several times a day. It is also has a fine hospital and ambulance and fire service. The climate is mild and temperate, with none of the extremes that are experienced in some other areas. Why would you live any where else?
Pros
  • Great community - virtually crime free - peaceful.
  • Sheltered waters for all on water activities
  • Moderate climate with no extremes
Cons
  • We are an Island - but that's also the joy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers