9.4 out of 10

Black Forest

Ranked 22nd best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.9606673381891 138.576231292067
Great for
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • LGBT+

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 17, 2019

"Family friendly neighbourhood"

We moved here a year ago and as my partner said to me it has exceeded expectations.
Tree lined streets, everyone says hello, 5 min walk from where we live to tram and train stops for easy access to city and Glenelg.
We have 2 children, 2 and 4 and there are so many other families with young kids in the area. Our eldest goes to Clarence Park Kindergarten which is a fabulous kindy and we will be said to see her leave.
Princess Margaret playground (with the trains going by) is a favourite along with Goodwood Oval. Easy access to shops, cafes etc and very quiet neighbourhood considering it’s proximity to city.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"An amazing suburb to stay"

I've been to Black Forest for quite some time now, and I found it one of the best suburb to stay for couples in SA. It's very near to the city and have an amazing public transportation facility.
Pros
  • Peace & quite
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Fantastic public transport
  • Great location within 5km of CBD
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Great location next to great schools, public transport and city"

Black Forest is a hidden treasure only realised by those that live or know someone who lives in the suburb. It's a very small suburb so it gets missed by many. It sits amongst more well-known suburbs like Millswood, Forestville & Clarence Park.

Black Forest is in the Unley Council area and the council maintains the beautiful tree-lined streets giving the area a sense that you are not actually within 5km of the Adelaide CBD but nestled somewhere near the Adelaide Hills. Many of the homes are bungalows, tudors, etc which are a drawcard for many who look to purchase property in the area due to the beautiful character of the homes both inside and out.

Black Forest Primary School has a fantastic reputation if you have young children going to primary school.

The train and tram lines both run through Black Forest so public transport is fantastic.

For dog owners, the nearby Goodwood Oval allows dogs to roam off their leashes so it is a great place to go to exercise your pooch!

Final summary....what are you waiting for? Black Forest is a beautiful place to live.
Pros
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Great location within 5km of CBD
  • Fantastic public transport
Cons
  • None
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Always wanted to live in Black Forest"

A convenient, safe, family friendly suburb with lovely charater homes, clean streets, good schools, great public transport with Tram, Train and Bus lines and good shopping near by at Goodwood, Unley and King William Roads (only 5 minutes away by car). A brilliant suburb still untapped by the housing market with many people not realising the suburb is only 5kms from the CBD however it's a suburb that people don't leave so it can be a challenge to find the right home. Homes are still at good prices, it's just a matter of time before they catch up to Millswood, Wayville and Goodwood prices. With the suburb named as it is you can see Koalas from time time crossing the street, very cute. The Unley pool is a short walk and the Goodwood oval has a great football, cricket and tennis clubs. I wont be leaving any time soon! :-)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids