8.5 out of 10

Glenelg

Ranked 128th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.9795839514222 138.514016187461
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
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Reviews

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

"As fancy as the name itself "GLENELG""

Oh Glenelg, you have your up's and your downs , but thankfully the up's far out weigh the downs!! A true boutique shopping hub for kids and adults and not to mention the delicious food scene. The beach is amazing and the coast line is beautiful!!

If you want the true outgoing lifestyle this is the place to be!
Pros
  • Lifestyle
  • Festivals
  • Convinient
  • Beach
  • Facilities
  • Restaurants
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Noisy
  • Dirty
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • 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+

"Glenelg- Growth Suburb"

Glenelg is one of my favourite suburbs- summer in Adelaide is Glenelg. A feed at any of the restaurants along Jetty Road, relaxing with family and friends on the foreshore and a swim on those 35 degree days. Glenelg = lifestyle. Having rented there in 2006-7 on the Esplanade I can highly recommend the area. ***** Star rating
Pros
  • Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Facilities
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Winter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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 Place to be..."

Glenelg is situated around 20- 25 minutes from the city depending on traffic and is the perfect escape after a day at the office! Come home to the GLENELG lifestyle...

With Cafes, Stunning Beaches & Great shopping what more could you ask for? Glenelg has much more to offer then just its great location & beaches, it has a great community & a great feel to the suburb...

Glenelg caters for all and offers an amazing lifestyle...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic place to walk the dog, stroll on the beach or just hang out and watch the world go by"

5/5
2yrs+

"Awesome place to hang out on a nice day"

Glenelg is a popular tourist spot in Adelaide, adn Jetty Road is the reason why. It heads straight onto the Glenelg pier, and has a great pub on the corner to sit in and watch the world go by
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Perfect Retirement Location"

Glenelg would be for me one of teh perfect retirment locations. It is a very beautiful place to take your family. Great beach & shops. it is only about 10Km from the city so you get teh best of both worlds. People are very friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"a thriving beachside suburb."

The most attractive of the seaside suburbs in Adelaide. There are streets lined with pines giving it a cool feel during the summer. The beach is one of the best in Adelaide, wide expanses of white sands and blue sea.

The nightlife is great down at Glenelg with plenty of places to eat and drink so you are guaranteed of a good night out. Add to that the biggest and best public new year’s party and those that are out for a good time will be in their element. If you want to get into the city the tram will have you there in 25 minutes and the drive is an easy one.

The downside is if you are too close to jetty road it will be busy year round but especially in summer and weekends. However, as you move back away from Jetty road it gets quieter making it a great place to be. Despite being quieter, the streets will ever be full of cars as people froma round Adelaide park where they can to get to this pristine beach.

There are big blocks and old houses making it the best spot for everyone from singles to retirees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Fun in the sun just 20 minutes from Adelaide"

Glenelg is a busy beachside suburb and tourist hotspot. As Adelaide’s most popular suburban beach, it is jam-packed with sunseekers in summer and maintains a steady crowd all year round.
Glenelg is easy to access from Adelaide. It is just a 20 minute drive from the CBD, a 30 minute tram trip or 40 minutes by bus.

The main strip of Jetty Road is full of fish and chip shops, cheap clothing stores, cafés and endless choices for ice-cream. There is a fastfood strip closer to the seafront, along with a couple of pubs (like the Dublin and the Grand) which attract huge crowds on summer nights. There are also a number of more pricey restaurants offering good seafood dishes, with prices to match.

Apartment blocks and old houses are quite common in the area, and there has been a huge amount of development with lots of super-modern places along the seafront. Prices rise exponentially each step closer to the sea. Parking can be a nightmare if you don’t have a garage.

Glenelg is a fun spot on the beach, where there is always something happening. However you are best to head either North or South along the coast if you are seeking something a bit more peaceful!
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Beachside living, great for kids."

Glenelg is a fantastic place to raise a family. While it’s a beach side town, it has all of the facilities you could need. (and only about 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD). Plenty of good schools (Glenelg Primary), Jetty Rd offers lots of shopping fun and many restaurants. (seafood of course). Also there is an ABC child care on Tapleys Hill Road.

We get our fair share of tourists but as a place to live I would definitely recommend.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
CommunityMan
CommunityMan I like staying with family when visiting Glenelg - it's a great place!
2yrs+
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