8.7 out of 10

Glen Osmond

-34.960632262385 138.648978810299
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 21, 2019

"Premium eastern suburban location"

Quiet, clean, safe, respectful, tolerant, wealthy eastern suburbs enclave with a mix of quality new and older housing. There are plenty of high quality improvements to older properties happening at any one time to keep them up to scratch. The worst social disruption that you are ever likely to face is noise from a birthday party or a pre/post Formal party for students of one of the prominent independent schools.

It's a target area for Chinese and Indian professional and business migration. Perhaps because it falls within the coveted Linden Park Primary and Glenunga High School catchment zones. It also hosts the excellent but pricey Seymour College.

The area benefits from Burnside Council's high investment in green infrastructure in its parks, roundabouts and roadside verges. Private gardens are very well kept and watered providing for an excellent year round green belt across the whole suburb. Spotting koalas in street and garden trees is fairly common and there is even the occasional echidna.

Very poor for public transport despite its close proximity to the city, likely reflecting the strong preference of its well-to-do residents to drive to the city each day for work, education and entertainment. Poor for entertainment and restaurants. It really is a case of drive to the City, Norwood, Stirling or Hyde Park for a decent drink and a feed.

Negatives? Very few. Crossing Portrush Road from side streets in peak hour is a hassle as there are no intersections with traffic lights, it's too hilly for casual cycling and the area suffers strong gully winds in summer.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5
Apr 05, 2018

"One of the best suburbs in Adelaide"

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

"Glen Osmond- the suburb next to the tollgate."

Upon entry to Adelaide's first suburb- once you come down the hill. glen Osmond offers panoramic views from the majority of properties yet still only a 10 minute drive to the CBD. Travelling down Glen Osmond road there are many restaurants to choose from two of my favourites are Singapore House & Chopstixs.
Pros
  • Close to CBD
  • Great restaurants to choose from
  • Cheap accommodation
Cons
  • Quite hilly
  • Windy roads quite dangerous when wet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers