9.0 out of 10

Angle Park

-34.8557135971819 138.55999596658
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"Awesome up-and-coming area!"

The Good: Transport (Bus), 24hr BP, McQueens Tavern, Greyhounds, The Parks Community Centre, Reserves, Child care, Vacation care, Gym, Swimming Pool, Rollerskating, Basketball stadium, loads of great Chinese/Vietnamese restaurants, Clean streets & gutters, regular Council groundskeeping, all new houses, open and friendly atmosphere.

The Not So Good: Still experiencing 'growing pains' with development (road closure, dust/dirt, noise, trucks), industry presence, turning right onto South Rd from Angle Rd, Upgrades needed for Community Centre & Arndale shopping centre, 'low socioeconomic demographical challenges' (which is about as PC as I can put it).

Conclusion: As with any area that has been through redevelopment, there is always the challenge of trying to co-exist with the remaining demographic. Angle park experienced a 61% increase in property value in 2006 (due to the redevelopment) and has gained every year since (even at the worst of the GFC). As the housing affordability decreases, this will inevitably push low-mid earners into suburbs farther from the city (Angle Park is only 9km from CBD), attracting a 'richer class' (and I only mean financially) which should steadily drive prices of housing up, forcing remaining commercial industries to sell up and relocate (which creates further opportunity for housing). This will in turn cause the retail sectors to converge &/or upgrade shops, as well as encouraging more council spending on upgrades and facilities.

With population numbers soaring, and approx. 28-30 million Australians by 2020, Angle Park's proximity to the city and new houses with strong facilities makes it a winning choice.

Can't wait to see this area in 2015!

Alex B.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees