8.3 out of 10

Paradise

Ranked 136th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8689960829317 138.673633062656
Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

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

"I hate the name, but very happy living here!"

After living in the Burnside council area for nearly 2 years, I was a bit hesitant about moving here - Burnside is just beautiful, after all. But now that we're settled in, I'm very happy, though it has only been 8 months now. We decided on Paradise because it seemed a nice, quiet suburb, with excellent transport due to the O-Bahn interchange. That is a serious boon - we live about 4 minutes walk from the interchange, and then it's about 12 minutes into the city, so I just leave the car at home if I need to do anything in the city. And with the future upgrades to the O-Bahn just announced, it should be even faster. For some people, there just won't be enough going on in Paradise. There isn't a supermarket, cafe, restaurant or even a corner shop within walking distance from my place, but that doesn't bother me. I do think that the area next to the interchange should be developed with some higher-density housing and cafe's, shops, restaurants etc - it's crazy that this potential hub is wasted while Adelaide is allowed to continue sprawling - so inefficient! But I'm sure not everyone would agree with me.
As for shopping, I do a lot online but Woolies is a 5 minute drive away in Gilles Plains, Coles is 7 minutes away in Dernancourt, there is a well-priced IGA at the Campbelltown shops on Lower North East Road, and Drake's Newton is also very close - and is surprising in the breadth of its range (bacala, anyone?).
In terms of schools, one of the best primary schools in the state is East Marden, but you need to live in the right zone, and I believe that means west of Darley road (on the same side as the O-Bahn interchange). I'm not sure about high schools, as I haven't looked into that yet.
In the end, the only thing I really miss about Burnside is the glorious public spaces - there are so many wonderful parks there, and I miss being able to take my little girl and our dog to the same park, and let our little doggie run around freely. Here, Thorndon Park doesn't allow dogs at all, and Linear Park enforces a dogs-on-lead policy. But Burnside is only 15 minutes away!
I will respond to one person's comment about the architecture in the area - it's not beautiful, sure, but it's not that bad either. It certainly doesn't inspire disgust - maybe ennui for some. There are lots of cream brick houses from the 1960's, and some gardens are quite boring, but at least the houses are solid. The people who live around us are polite and friendly without being intrusive, many from an Italian background. Anyhow, the location and value for money outweighed our aesthetic concerns.
Pros
  • Very close to Newton (restaurants/shops)
  • Within zone of good school
  • Linear Park
  • O-Bahn - Quick city access.
  • Thorndon Park Reserve
  • Parking
Cons
  • Needs more cafe's
  • Not many high quality restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"One of Adelaide's Eastern suburbs"

Paradise is an eastern suburb surrounding Campbelltown and Athelstone suburbs. Paradise was established in 1850. It is about 20-30 minutes into the city, depending on the traffic. Also, there are not many high quality restaurants or cafe's in the area, and should be developing some soon. Some street houses aren't all that great. Some houses will be neat and tidy, while most of the houses will be old and run down, and not well look after, which makes the area very un-pleasent. Public transport is excellent, with the Adelaide O'Bahn and bus stops throughout the area.
That is all I know about PARADISE. Hope this helps a little bit!
Pros
  • Parking
  • Linear Park
  • O-Bahn - Quick city access.
  • Thorndon Park Reserve
Cons
  • Some houses aren't very look-after.
  • Needs more cafe's
  • Not many high quality restaurants
  • Very little problems!
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Paradise. A beautifull place if you want visitors looking at disgusting houses, and streets!"

Pros
  • Linear Park
  • O-Bahn - Quick city access.
  • Thorndon Park Reserve
Cons
  • Houses are absoulotely disgusting!
  • Not very safe
  • Not well looked after for
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best place in all of Adeladie - A REAL PARADISE!"

IT has everything you could possibly want from a suburb. 10 minutes away from the city. The nicest people. Safe. Everything is perfect here. It is literally Paradise.
Pros
  • Linear Park
  • O-Bahn - Quick city access.
  • Thorndon Park Reserve
Cons
  • Very little problems!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
North
North What do you mean 'Very little problems?
2yrs+
nermal1
nermal1 A wonderful area.you have some stories of bad things but nowhere near as bad as say Salisbury or Smithfield.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live for young families & retires."

I have been living in Brian Grove Paradise for 14 years, its location is fantastic as the end of the street backs onto the linear park which has a kids play ground & BBQ facilities. A great place for a young family with bike tracks, playgrounds and the torrens where the kids often feed the ducks.The bike/walk track has also attracts retired couples going for there earily morning walk.
A 10min walk along the track also leads to the paradise interchange which gets you to the city in minutes, great for those professionals working in the city.
An Absoulete hidden Gem is the suburb of Paradise.
Pros
  • Linear Park
  • O-Bahn - Quick city access.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
North
North It doesn't just have it here. Its got it at Thorndon Park Reserve too.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Up and coming prestigous area"

I enjoy living in Paradise, especially because of the lovely Thorndon Park reserve. It's well kept, and a real asset to the community. There's also Linear Park, which I enjoy cycling along. I've noticed that the older and more rundown houses are starting to get demolished now, and lovely new homes are getting built. I think Paradise is just starting to become a bit more prestigous now, and given another 3 - 5 years it's going to be even more desirable. It's been good to see the Coles and Woolworths complex at Newton get upgraded.
Pros
  • Thorndon Park Reserve
  • Linear Park
  • O-Bahn - Quick city access.
Cons
  • Not many high quality restaurants
  • Needs more cafe's
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"Obahn to the city in a matter of minutes"

The suburb that lends its name to the Paradise interchange for the obahn is a nice area for families. Lining Linear Park there is plenty to do and with the obahn right there getting to the city or tea tree plaza is a breeze.

The houses tend to be the 3 bedroom cream brick homes built in the 70's and 80's making it a good family area.

The blocks are a good size, the streets are lined with Australian natives and it has a generally good feel about it. It is what I would call a typical Australian family suburb.

It’s not far to Newton shops, or Gilles Plains so getting the essentials is easy.

There isn't much of a nightlife but you can easily get out for a good night into the city or across to Norwood or north Adelaide.

A good area for families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees