7.5 out of 10

Andrews Farm

Ranked 191st best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.673611557011 138.664633308481
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Neat, clean and neighbours look out for each other"

Great parks for the kids, bbqs for the big kids. Beautiful walking trails and close to shops, Doctors and sporting clubs.
Pros
  • Up and coming area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"A Great Place To Live"

I love it here. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"Proud To Call Home"

I was upset to read the last 2 reviews. I suspect it may be disgruntled prospective buyers who couldn't afford to live here. I've lived here for 7 years and love it. Houses are beautifully presented making the streets a joy to walk down. Very quiet, never had an issue with my neighbours. Has a great community feel. With all the surrounding developments the value of my property has increased significantly over the last few years and will continue to. And I genuinely feel my property is worth every cent of that. As for being over priced... the market determines the prices as for every suburb.
Pros
  • Up and coming area
  • Munno Para Shops and Elizabeth close by
  • New
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
jocelyns1
jocelyns1 I was really happy to read this review. We're looking at buying in Andrews Farm - my husband is sold but I'm still unsure. This review has helped. Now just to work out which schools are best in the area.
Aug 13, 2017
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Expensive for what you get"

It is good for renters bad for families or anyone who wants amenities close by. Streets are narrow, houses are on top of each other Backyards are virtually non existent as are footpaths. Bad layout and design for people who rely on public transport due to the mangle of roads twisting this way and that you have to walk twice as far just because there was no thought put into catering for public transport users, a simple cut through here and there of pathway between houses could cut walking distance and time in half instead you have to follow the streets winding way around. There are no bus shelters or even benches provided. dogs barking and the close proximity to your neighbors make it hard not to know when a domestic is going on near you, it's an inner-city type suburb out in an area where you would expect to have space, light and a high quality of life. Purely designed to cram as many houses in as possible and make as much money as they can selling them.
Pros
  • New
  • Cheap rent
Cons
  • Bad layout
  • Houses to close to eachother
  • Bad access to public transport and amenities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The real Andrews Farm"

The Newer part of Andrews Farm is a joke! Most houses are all built on top of one another, House windows are in some cases only an arms length apart. No yards for kids to play & the few small scattered playgrounds/parks here & there in the new area,are a joke. Social problems will esculate - Everyone hearing everyone else's buisness,listening to your neighbours arguements,loud stereos & barking dogs etc etc... Where will the kids play? Not in their own backyards, cause most you could not swing a cat in!. Kids will end up in the street an cause more problems. Some rental properties are not looked after, alot of refugees & some have no idea of community living & congregate in groups.. Yep If you like living on top of one another then this is the place. You also have to listen to Dogs barking 24/7 day & night, thats the norm because Nobody gives a damn. Cars screeching around all hours,. Andrews farm has limited police prescence & grafiti is common.
Bloody gov /developmental planners need to be shot, People should not have to live like this. What has happened to the Aussie dream of a home with a backyard for kids to grow up in? Or Safe communities where people respect each other and their properties? Apart from the fact that house prices are high, the little bit of land that is allocated is not big enough for a typical Aussie backyard. The dream has finally come to an end! Forget having some grass and planting a nice big tree for shade. President Ave closer to Andrews Rd end, looks like little dog boxes all in a row. Some gutters actually touch each other, Forget trying to get to your own gutters to clean them. A fire hazard as well, because if just one of these house catch fire, it would start a chain reaction because they are so close together. Parking is a joke, streets are narrow and with limited land, visitors park on the streets which cause problems when trying to get past parked cars. Daveron Rd is an accident waiting to happen. With the huge park/water way reserve & playground having limited parking areas people park on both sides of the road and making it impossible for one car to get past let alone 2 at the same time. Council should have though a bit about this as it causes major disruptions at times. As far as the nice pavements and green grass (at the moment) this will end up just like the older part of Andrews Farm- unkept grass,trees dying,footpaths non existent & roads full of potholes. Council dont give a dam once the area is established. Newer area is an investers dream- High rental prices and lots of renters all looking for somewhere to live. Good luck
maxigirl1966
maxigirl1966 Very negative comments from bewitched. I have lived in Andrews Farm for nearly 3 years after building a house. The blocks in my estate vary which allows choice of size of house, land etc. Barking dogs are in all streets, all suburbs, all states - you can voice your concerns about barking dogs to the Council who will work with the dog owner and local residents in solving the problem. I have walked around my area and have not seen any houses that are built close to each other (due to encumbrances) and they certainly do not have gutters touching each other. As for the screeching of cars at all hours - this is also in every suburb. If you have concerns, record the rego number of the vehicle and report it to the Police. I do agree about the Davoren Road problem near the playground area - this does have the potential to cause traffic accidents or accidents involving pedestrians - more parking is desperately needed as the area is becoming more and more popular. There are a lot of Police patrols in and around where I live. I'm not sure which area in Andrews Farm you are referring to as "newer" as there are a few developments underway or just completed. The price of housing in Andrews Farm (house and land packages) are now very affordable and most times cheaper than renting - again depending on what size block and house you would prefer. Parking on the street is a definite problem in Andrews Farm - but it does slow the traffic down! I may be one of the lucky ones as I am in walking distance of 4 parks with playgrounds, 2 bus stops almost on my doorstep and in a quiet area. I too could complain about all the little things that annoy me such as noise, traffic, dogs etc but being part of a (or any) neighbourhood involves tolerance and communication. Notify Council of problems with grass, trees, footpaths and potholes and ask them if they can give you any idea when the problems will be fixed. Overall, Andrews Farm is very similar to a lot of other areas - and it is new, so the area will change with the demands of the residents as time goes on - hopefully!!!
2yrs+
North
North Bewitched is the same person who wrote the same comment about Royal Park. All you have changed is the suburbs and streets. Your loss.
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"FHOB's and Investors take a look at this.."

Did you know that you can still buy a freestanding house in Andrews Farm for the low to mid 200's. With most suburbs in Adelaide selling houses for $300,000+ even further out in suburbs such as Gawler I think Andrews Farm is a great buy for the money.

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

"First Home Buyer Heaven!!!"

It is simple, a superb place for your first home, good sized blocks with a brand new home, in a new and developing area. Close to parks and schools and reasonable access to Adelaide CBD via 2 main roads.

Downsides - Low entry prices welcome the odd buyer with untrained pets etc. However, looking past this an excellent first homes within a central northern suburbs location.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids