8.1 out of 10

Birkenhead

Ranked 154th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8403848189633 138.498052770979
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Birkenhead, close proximity to Semaphore Road!"

Birkenhead is notable for the Birkenhead Bridge, which opens on a regular basis to give boats the opportunity to pass through the Port River. Approximately 14 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD, Birkenhead is a North-Western suburb which is ideal for families and professionals.
Pros
  • Access to Train Transport
  • Near Port Adelaide & Semaphore
  • Small Deli's & primary school close by
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Everything close by - near to the lovely beach coast"

There's good and bad about Birkenhead.

It may not have lush green grass and large palms, but it's quiet and cosy.

The Bad (let's get it out of the way):
A general majority of the houses are not modern
No lush grass median strips
Pathways are not all in great condition
More parks and lush green areas would be an improvement

The Good (there's lots):
Near to a Primary School
Close to the lovely Semaphore (Beach!!),
and historical Port Adelaide
Most streets have plenty of trees
There is one small park nearby I know of
Near Port Adelaide (which has a -walk in- medical centre, and small shopping centre)
It's only a short drive to the beach, and if you don't like the crowds, you can drive along the entire beach coast, and it's beautiful. Often you can find a lovely place where there are no people.

Anything you need is only a short drive.

I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to retirees, quiet, but not cool and aesthetically pleasing enough.

I would recommend it to singles or couples, those who love the beach and cafés, or family's with kids, or who are looking to have kid's.

I would recommend this to students if you don't live on campus, especially if you live on or near Fletcher Road, as there is a train station.

I love Birkenhead, and as I am planning to move (about an hour away!), I will dearly miss it. I love to go over the Port River Express and Birkenhead Bridge, I love to look at the water and the beach, and drive along the beautiful beach-y coast only a minute away.
Pros
  • Access to Train Transport
  • Small Deli's & primary school close by
  • Near Port Adelaide & Semaphore
Cons
  • Not enough parks
  • Semaphore Road (main street) is a pain with Roadworks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals