7.5 out of 10

Ferryden Park

Ranked 188th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8691861653508 138.56088821858
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Feb 26, 2017

"The nice looks are deceiving...."

Ferryden Park is an inner north-western suburb of metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is located within at least 20-25 minutes from the CBD and is often a nice looking area that defeats and decieves its purpose of being a negative area. First of all, Ferryden Park is situated within seconds to Hanson Road, a dodgy strip, and surrounded by unsafe areas such as Woodville North, Mansfield Park and Angle Park. Ferryden Park is also added to this list. It is dodgy and unsafe while the nice, attractive-looking homes are deceived by crime dealers and rude people.

Ferryden Park, judging by looks, is a clean and green area, mostly agreeable in the newer parts. Generally there is no rubbish and the area is kept nice and clean. Peacefulness in this area is a general thing as well. But the hooligans of neighbours can cause loud disputes, screeching tyres and disruptive fights in the streets. This is predominantly noticeable in the older parts of Ferryden Park but also has been noticeable over the last few years in the newer parts, but not so much.

There are many Housing Trust homes in Ferryden Park and some look well-looked after while some look horrible.

With amenities, Ferryden Park is fairly distant to most of amenities. Shopping options are average, with the very recently newly renovated Arndale Shopping Centre (Kilkenny), which now FINALLY attracts more decent and nicely dressed people instead of the occasional loud, argumentative teenagers/young adults. Ferryden Park is situated only 5 minutes from Arndale, and with a turn down Hanson Road, you arrive there. It is a fairly good shopping centre with the average shops you would want. Definitely not my favourite place, but is good for the area. If you won't mind, take a much better option and head to Westfield West Lakes (West Lakes), only 15 minutes away, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza (Modbury) only 20 minutes away or the CBD, 25 minutes away.

Schools and childcare are also not so great in Ferryden Park or surrounding areas, and typically, schools closest to Ferryden Park range between 15-30 minutes. Traffic hours can cause a longer and more frustrating delay, taking 35-40 minutes to some schools and even childcares.

Nightlife is bad in Ferryden Park and surroundings, so your best choices are the metro beaches located 30 minutes away or the CBD 25 minutes away. Pretty far, but will be worth every cent, especially if your planning on having an exciting night.

Public transport in Ferryden Park is fair but still not as great as some other areas and this can cause a big problem if you have work in the CBD or on the other side of town.

In conclusion, Ferryden Park is an area which is, brutally put, deceived and very bad with hooligans ruining the suburb, pretty far from the beaches, city, schools/childcares and shopping centres. But is chiefly peaceful, clean and green with little or no rubbish around. However, be warned - DO NOT be lured into believing it is a nice area with safe neighbours, ect. You may need to drive around the area or go to a local park here if you would like to experience or gain some insight of the truth of Ferryden Park. And trust me, you will not be impressed!

(PS. This is all based on my experience after driving through the area many times to get to a medial centre and I have experienced visually seeing everything. Obviously I am not a resident but please respect that as I respect others who have visited areas they've never lived in and based experience after visiting).
Pros
  • Generally peaceful and clean
  • Housing is pretty cheap
  • Nothing else really
Cons
  • Unsafe, hooligans
  • Shopping options - also far from basically everything you need close by.
  • Schools
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great spot for anyone!"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
aku aku
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 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
aku aku
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"A nice suburb surrounded by some ordinary areas"

Ferryden Park is a newish suburb just to the north of Grand Junction Road in Adelaide's North West. There are some nice parks around and the streets are well laid out. The houses are all new in a newish area and so it’s worth a look.

Public transport is ok but not as good as some areas around town but it is there and there is a reasonable coverage.

It’s not too far from the city and it’s pretty easy to get to the city from here for that night out or work.
The downside for is its proximity to some more industrial areas and the surrounding area aren't overly attractive or appealing. Ferryden park is in a way a nice area in an ordinary location.

I looked at buying here, but the public trasnport coverage and neighbouring areas put me off.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
liladespa
liladespa Good review, but the area is changing. Seems to me that young professionals are replacing the 1950s baby boomers and older retirees who used to own here and almost all the houses are modern looking and the place well-landscaped so the neighbouring areas don't matter as much as they'll be the next to change, given the scope of the Westwood urban renewal project.
2yrs+
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