7.0 out of 10

Edwardstown

Ranked 204th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.979823395269 138.569048150304
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Public Transport
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 04, 2019

"A suburb in Adelaide with huge rising potential"

Edwardstown is an inner southern-city suburb that is close to every family commodity and is within a very efficient development area with it being between both South and Marion road. It has a train line that connects the suburb with the city within a 20-minute distance via public transport but you can very easily have you travel to the city, airport and beach within 10 minutes of leaving your house via car or taxi.

The suburb used to consume Melrose Park and had a very large residential area attributed to housing trust homes that had attracted a lot of unwanted neighbours. However, due to the location and residential boom in recent times it has become a suburb that has attracted development and investor opportunity alike as the houses are on prime residential land and offer the huge probability of returns to the savvy home purchaser. The housing trust homes within the suburb are being demolished and replaced into private rental markets that are attracting huge amounts of growth in the area not only for investors but for young families.

A suburb that is very central and will have enormous potential for growth in the near future due to its location and development as a premier inner-city location (watch this space). It truly is a hidden gem in Adelaide for budding investors that will see huge returns in not only a long-term purchase but short term as well (just look at the annual rental and house price charts).

Great points:
• Very close to excellent public transport services.
• Very close to prominent retail zones (Unley, Cross, Marion and Unley roads).
• Very close to various restaurants, eateries, cafes and entertainment venues.
• Very close to CBD and Marion.
• Very close to amenities that will get you to Adelaide or Flinders University easily.
• Very close to excellent children's private education.
• Very close to the airport, but the opposite end of the flight path.
• Great internet infrastructure.

Good points:
• Close to Adelaide's popular beaches whether it is by public transport or by car.
• Close to three zoned public schools as of 2019.
• Easy access to southern and western routes of road travel within 30 minutes of driving.
• Parks and recreation for young families a short stroll away from most residences.
• Active neighbourhood watch program.
• Neighbourly spirit has been great.
• Soil is great for gardening.

Bad points:
• Congestion in residential streets during peak time is a little annoying but not a determining negative point. Because of the development of Edwardstown being a very popular spot for investment or build, a lot of smaller streets are becoming more congested with parked cars because of the popularity.
• Pockets in Edwardstown have had a bad reputation for targeted break-in's, especially elderly homes situated on the main streets.
• Can be busy or loud depending on where you purchase on main roads (railway terrace, castle street, etc).
• A minority of Edwardstown pockets are the subject of graffiti that will be eradicated in the time that the public housing issue is solved.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
Feb 09, 2019

"Rented for 2 years"

Close to the city with great train service. Streets and houses are nice in some pockets however some areas are close to industrial districts with a high number of housing trust homes with drug users roaming the streets at all hours. Main streets along the train line usually has lots of graffiti and abandoned trollies lying around. Majority of houses have screens and bars over the windows suggesting high levels of crime.

We had an attempted home invasion at 3am on a weeknight which prompted us to move out (could happen anywhere) but i would suggest this suburb is much higher risk than most.
sachind
sachind Your review is very helpful.We are looking to buy a house in Edwardstown ( Yanyarrie Avenue) . But it is really difficult to identify how safe it is. Please advise
Mar 07, 2019
grimmy
grimmy Sachind, I have owned a house at Edwardstown for 4 years and have not had an issue with safety and neither have my neighbours. The regular reported neighbourhood watch newsletter consistently reports on crime being on the busy roads that have a lot of an elderly presence. Other than that, a lot of copper theft from the huge development that occurs in the suburb.
Jul 19, 2019
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"'Edwardstown, the place to be?'"

Edwardstown is a fairly good place to live. Public transport just around the corner, not much traffic and reasonably quiet ite besides the neighbourly parties here and there. Neighbours are nice and parks are clean and green. You might get the occasional break in but ever suburb has break-ins. There might be a couple of young kids zipping through your street and there are a few housing trust areas, even some druggies, but Edwardstown is a safe close to the city suburb.
Pros
  • Clean parks and streets
  • Quiet
  • Friendly
Cons
  • Druggies
  • Occasional party
  • People roaring through streets from time to time
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 You really haven't ever heard of Adelaide's northern suburbs, am I right?
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Now this is a neighbourhood to look out for."

Edwardstown is south of Adelaide, with well landscape gardens and well looked after homes.
The suburb is lovely with lovely neighbours, lovely parks, and shopping options are easy with Westfield Marion and Rundle Mall.
Pros
  • Beautiful, clean, safe, quiet, and friendly suburb.
  • Clean and Green
  • Close to city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
m_re0
m_re0 Full of graffiti, very noisy.
2yrs+
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Close to the city and the beach, but still an affordable place to buy"

Appears to be a suburb on the move. Less than 7km's from the city. Fantastic access to public transport, with train, buses and tram not to far away. Whilst it neighbours with more pricey suburbs, Edwardstown remains much more affordable. Plenty of shops nearby, and the Castle Plaza shopping centre. Close to all the pubs and resteraunts South Road and Marion Road have to offer. I believe it was once a housing trust area, which may be why its still affordable. But with these areas being updated, and plenty of new builds popping up, it will probably soon follow suit with the surrounding more expensive areas. Hidden throughout are grassy parks and play areas.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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