5.8 out of 10

Para Hills West

Ranked 217th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8028306534139 138.644832122416
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Noisy"

Having had an investment property in PHW which we lived in for a few months, we found the area extremely noisy because of the hundred of circuits being flown daily from the flying schools at Parafield Airport. Neighbours tend to party a lot and yell all the time. Very bogan and redneck area with hoons driving fast down streets and burning rubber. Not much capital appreciation in real estate. A bit of a rough area. Many shopping centres around with all services.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 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+

"Perfect for families"

I have lived in Para Hills West for 2 years now, I have moved from the inner eastern suburbs. What impresses me the most about this area is the community spirit, taking the dog for a walk and having all the neighbours wave of say g'day. Most houses are owner occupier so gardens are well kept and tidy.

Very leafy suburb with a great deal of large established gums and a vast variety of birds. A quiet neighbourhood with many owner occupiers with young familes. Only 15min to the city, walking distance to many different bus routes taking you to the city, train stations, Tea Tree Plaza. There are several local surgeries/dentists, fast food outlets Woolies and Foodland schools footbal/socccer clubs, lawn bowls and a monthly arts and crafts market and childcare all within walking distance. The older houses still have larger size blocks 800m2 plus.
Pros
  • close to transport
  • close to city
  • close to medical facilities
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Love the variety of birds in Gum tree"

I have lived in Booloo Street for 28 years and have never had a problem. We moved to this street for the convenience of the school which my daughter attended from the age of 5 years to her final year in high school. I have had great neighbours over the years and have found people friendly and helpful. The 2 shopping centres are within easy walking distance as are the bus routes one on McIntyre Road and the other on Bridge Road. Signed Irish
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"not a perfect place to live."

I have been living in para hills west on Booloo st for over 8 yers. The neighbours are rude. There are P-plater's and hoons who like to speed down the road. My husbands car has been broken into and tools stolen, even our twenty dollar garden lights were stolen. There have been drug busted down the road. I have been wanting to leave this area for a number of years. We are saving money to buy and move to a decent suburb.
Recommended for
  • Tourists
MorganScott
MorganScott Sorry to hear that I have found the suburb to be quite nice since I have been selling there. Its a shame when there is one person on a street who makes it unpleasent for the rest of the residents in the street.
Regards
Morgan
2yrs+
mamacass
mamacass How dare you! I will report you to your manager
Do you live in this suburb no!!

You probably live in some up market suburb. That's way you have a carrott up your ass
2yrs+
MorganScott
MorganScott Sorry I wasnt implying that. I live just across the road in Salisbury East and I understand where your coming from as my street is the same. Sorry I didnt mean it that way.
Regards
2yrs+
AdileA
AdileA I live in para hills west and its been 5 years now. I found this place is very good for family as myself have 2 young kids and I love the neighbours.
Oct 01, 2015
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Holmeswood Court, Para Hills West"

A cul-de-sac street meaning no through traffic - ideal for the kids to ride their bikes or have a run around without worrying about cars speeding through. Walking distance to a high school, primary school and child care centre. Walking distance to McDonalds, Foodland, Video Ezy and the best chicken and pizza shops on Bridge Road. Five minute drive to Woolworths. Buses to the city and buses connecting with Mawson Lakes railway station within walking distance. A park with slides and swings just around the corner, with the local netball courts, cricket/football/soccer fields, lawn bowls and sporting club a short 5 minute drive away. Something for every member of the family, no matter what their age, be it a toddler or a senior citizen!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees