8.5 out of 10

Crafers West

Ranked 130th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.9928874498425 138.659892730057
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The greatest place in Adelaide"

After 25 years, this is still heaven! You can live in a beautiful bushland setting, with amazing wildlife - and only 20 minutes to the city!! Overseas visitors just cannot believe it. Yes, its a bit cold in winter but most houses are set up for it - log fires, glass of wine etc etc. And, unlike other areas in SA, this a place where you truly get four seasons - each one spectacular in its own way. Stirling is nearby (we walk there - although its a long, but beautiful walk through bush trails) with great restaurants and the best pub in the hills plus all the usual 'big city' conveniences. Excellent primary and secondary schools are close by.
People always ask me about bushfires but the risk is vastly overstated. Statistics tell it all - the last bushfire in Crafers West was 1954! And since then, the Freeway has been built which provides an additional 'fire break' (fires come from the north, driven by hot northerly winds) for the area. But, like anywhere, simple precautions are needed - such as not lighting fires on a severe fire risk day!
We moved from Norwood and would never leave here - crime is virtually unheard of (I cant remember the last time we even locked our doors when going out) and there is a real sense of community. Unlike many city suburbs these days, you know your neighbours here! Our kids grew up here and, although now adult and living interstate, they cant wait to come home to what the desribe as the 'best place in the world'. We agree!
Pros
  • Country life but close to the city
Cons
  • Strangely enough, its hilly - but it IS in the Hills! So mobility impaired people might have a problem
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful, quiet and secure"

Heath Road, unlike much of Crafers West, is a short walk to public transport or only about twenty minutes into the centre of the city by car. It is a no-through road currently attracting new residents (three building projects are under way). All of the residents enjoy uninterrupted valley views and the wildlife includes koalas, echidnas, kangaroos and numerous species of cockatoos and finches. It is a short healthy walk to Crafers or Stirling. St Catherine's and the Crafers Primary schools are nearby. Despite the proximity of the Freeway and the Adelaide-Melbourne rail line, it is unusual to hear any traffic. Not all the homes on Heath Road are connected to mains water and residents would be unwise not to have a well planned bush fire strategy. None of the homes are connected to a sewer system.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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archiexx Fantastic if you like to wake up to freight trains every half hour
2yrs+
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archiexx FREIGHT TRAIN NOISE ??????
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
2yrs+

"There's no where like it on Earth"

I challenge anyone to come up with another locality in Australia where you can live on 23 acres of open space and native woodland with kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and close to 100 species of birds 10kms out and still only 20 mins from a city centre with over 1 million people. With the freeway bypassing this area 10 years ago it has vastly improved the local ambience while improving the access to Adelaide. Being under the strict guidlines of the Adelaide Hills Face Zoning, what you see is what you get... a very discrete number of houses in a semi-rural and natural bushalnd setting.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids