8.7 out of 10

Osullivan Beach

Ranked 103rd best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-35.123359557999 138.474525454906
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"An area experiencing rapid transformation and with it strong growth potential."

O'Sullivan Beach had long been considered a very poor and long distant relative of Christies Beach.Accordingly there had been little development since the late 1970's. While it still has a way to go the area has matured enormously over the past 10 years or so.The local parks and recreation facilities have been well maintained and upgraded in recent times,the boat launching facilities are second to none and provide a safe haven in the roughest of weather.The area on the Western side of Galloway Road is the newest part of the suburb with this section of the estate featuring underground power (no unsightly stobie poles or overhead cabling).It is within this sector nearest to the coast where the most transformation has occured. Many of the owners are long term residents and overtime have built up significant equity in their properties.This has provided them with the confidence and the ability to upgrade and make in some instances significant capital improvements to their homes. Thus overall assisting the median values to rise dramatically over this time.Accordingly the rise in median values coupled to the close proximity to the waterfront has been the catalyst for attracting developers to the area. As newer upmarket homes are been established so to is the socio-economic structure of the area developing and changing.The residents are generally friendly and community minded which is amply demonstrated by the strong attendance of such things as "Carols in The Park" on Galloway Road and the many homes participating in creating a wonderous display of lighting and decorations at Christmas time.The local shopping provides access to staple requirements and facilities.The bus offers a regular service 6 days per week and there is easy access to local schools & care facilities.O'Sullivan Beach is destined to develop further and will provide positive growth in the coming years.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Surprisingly lovely"

Have to admit I was rather apprehensive about this area, but gave it a go anyway. Happily I have been pleasantly surprised by the neighbourly and community spirit :) Most affordable beashside suburb in Australia I'd say.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees