6.3 out of 10

Royal Park

Ranked 216th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8703578712317 138.50704468079
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  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
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Reviews

3/5
2yrs+

"Good bang for your buck!"

Having lived adjacent to Royal Park for my whole life I've seen a lot of things in my time.

This is a excellent starting point for any new home owner or investor. Their is lots of development in the area and it is an upcoming suburb for sure. It is close to transport, schooling and shopping ! what a trio! The prices are affordable and you have available to you many parks where you can do many recreational activities at a walking distance! wow

My overall conclusion is if you like having a BBQ with some mates at the front yard and don't want to be looked down upon from the neighbors or scared for your life from your locals then this place would suit you. Very neutral suburb and is sure to get better as the years progress! Big blocks and would recommend very much!
Pros
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
  • 20-25 mins to city
  • Playground and Park
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Hooning
  • Dangerous at times
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Nothing is Very Special About Royal Park..."

Pros
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
  • 20-25 mins to city
  • Playground and Park
Cons
  • AAMI stadium & parking-commuting issues
  • Not very safe
  • parking / traffic on footy days
  • shady characters - crime
  • too industrious
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
dazzywazzy
dazzywazzy I think you're definitely in the minority there "North"
2yrs+
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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+

"Awesome"

it is awesome place to live
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
  • 20-25 mins to city
  • Playground and Park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great little suburb"

couldn't ask for much more living at royal park, moved in 3 weeks ago, great prices on housing with value for money, unlike spending the same in other areas and getting a small courtyard.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • 20-25 mins to city
  • Playground and Park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Up & Coming Supburb ready to BOOM!"

Purchased in Royal Park a couple years ago, and have seen my investment steadily grow, however with the looming tram coming to semaphore (2 min from Royal Park) and the Cheltenham estate going up in the next 5 years, this is a great place to live/invest.

It's probably lacking any decent restaurants, that would be my only squabble, however there are also plans for this to be improved soon also.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
  • Playground and Park
Cons
  • Lack of resturants?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Westlakes, Gym, Medical, Family Orientated - What more could you wan't?"

Don't listen to the nay-sayers on here trying to degrade Royal Park. Royal Park is a treasure of a suburb, close to beaches & schools, shopping, gym & medical facilities - it has it all.

Throw on top just a short drive down to the henley precinct for the best food in the west suburbs!
Pros
  • Close to Goodlife gym & free medical centre
  • BEACH!!!!
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • 20-25 mins to city
Cons
  • Nightlife or lack o
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to West Lakes, Quiet & Friendly. Only minutes from the best beaches in Adelaide"

If you want to be close to the beach, quality shopping at West Lakes, the City and Glenelg, then Royal Park is for you. We love our place and the entire area!
Pros
  • 1.5km to West Lakes
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
  • 20-25 mins to city
  • Playground and Park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Has everything we need"

As a young couple, Royal Park has everything we need. Close to shops, cinema, pubs/restaurants, regular public transport, walking distance to the lake (great for walking/running around to keep up fitness levels), 5 mins to the beach, medical centres just a drive away (as well as the QEH), plus a quick zip up Port Rd and you're in town. It's within walking distance to AAMI stadium for footy fans. I haven't found traffic/parking to be a nuisance during footy games - I have lived around the area my whole life so I am used to it. You just adjust - instead of going shopping at West Lakes Mall on game days, go to Royal Park Foodland. If you can't tolerate a bit of extra traffic and noise for 3-4 hours one day a week for 22 weeks, then go east of Adelaide...but personally, I don't find it bad at all and don't really understand the fuss people make about it.

The suburb has a mix of new and old houses (including housing trust homes) which give a mix of people - young families, professionals, elderly/retirees, and those on welfare. So ok, if I'm going to be honest, some people in the suburb are a bit 'dole-bludgery' and can make the area feel a bit scary, but they are the minority. And with lots of new homes popping up, this should bring in more young families and professionals to the area.

So overall, as suburbs go, Royal Park is average - not terrible but not amazing. There are much worse suburbs in Adelaide just as there are much better suburbs in Adelaide (that are obviously more pricey).
Pros
  • 20-25 mins to city
  • 20 mins to Glenelg
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
Cons
  • Some shady characters about
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"What is everyone on about...."

I have lived in the Western Area for 35 years with 5 years in Royal Park. We are the typical family with 2 kids, we work fulltime and we try to get out and be active. Our neighbours are friendly and I have yet to see any crime sprees in my street! The playground is local, with plenty space to kick the footy and there is a child care centre in the park area. New houses are being built which I think is great. We are local to the shops and the cinema and now that the footy will move to the city we can't complain about footy traffic anymore. We love the footy and walk there anyway!!! The tram is also going to be extended to West Lakes so I will have another option to get work, which is great. All in all we are a happy family and happy to live in Royal Park!
Pros
  • Playground and Park
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"The "REAL" Roayl Park"

Royal Park is a joke! Most houses are all built on top of one another, House windows are in some cases only an arm’s length apart. No yards for kids to play & the few small scattered playgrounds/parks here & there in the new area, are a joke. Social problems will escalate - Everyone hearing everyone else's business, listening to your neighbour’s arguments, loud stereos & barking dogs etc etc... Where will the kids play? Not in their own backyards, cause most you could not swing a cat in! Kids will end up in the street and cause more problems. Some rental properties are not looked after, a lot of refugees & some have no idea of community living & congregate in groups... Yep If you like living on top of one another then this is the place. You also have to listen to Dogs barking 24/7 day & night, that’s the norm because nobody gives a damn. Cars screeching around all hours,. Royal Park has limited police presence & graffiti is common.
Bloody gov /developmental planners need to be shot, People should not have to live like this. What has happened to the Aussie dream of a home with a backyard for kids to grow up in? Or Safe communities where people respect each other and their properties? Apart from the fact that house prices are high, the little bit of land that is allocated is not big enough for a typical Aussie backyard. The dream has finally come to an end! Forget having some grass and planting a nice big tree for shade. Most streets look like little dog boxes all in a row. Some gutters actually touch each other, Forget trying to get to your own gutters to clean them. A fire hazard as well, because if just one of these house catch fire, it would start a chain reaction because they are so close together. Parking is a joke, streets are narrow and with limited land, visitors park on the streets which cause problems when trying to get past parked cars (DONT EVEN MENTION FOOTY DAYS!!!). West Lakes Boulevard is an accident waiting to happen. With the Footy Park and West Lakes having limited parking areas people park on both sides of the road and making it impossible for one car to get past let alone 2 at the same time. Council should have though a bit about this as it causes major disruptions at times. As far as the nice pavements and green grass (at the moment) this will end up just like rubbish- unkept grass, trees dying, footpaths nonexistent & roads full of potholes. Council don’t give a dam once the area is established. Newer area is an investors dream- High rental prices and lots of renters all looking for somewhere to live. Good luck
Pros
  • West Lakes Mall
Cons
  • AAMI stadium & parking-commuting issues
  • Not very safe
  • parking / traffic on footy days
  • shady characters - crime
  • too industrious
Recommended for
  • Retirees
candy_cane
candy_cane I wish you could review other areas as well. We need more people that also tell the bad side of these suburbs. Thanks :)
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A great place to buy, but i wouldnt want to live there”"

As far as investment properties go, you are not going to find any cheaper. There's a reason for that. Go visit a freind and get abused by the neighbours, spat at by the local kids and your car grafitti'd while its parked on the street. Buy a house cheap, rent it out for a few years and subdivide it. Where will the feral tenants go? who knows who cares. let them come move into my street so i can give them the same respect they gave out. Easy to find properties to positive gear, negative gear or whatever floats your boat. just make sure you get a strict property manager because it is not uncommon for these places to go 5 - 6 weeks not paying. landlord insurance ESSENTIAL.
Cons
  • AAMI stadium & parking-commuting issues
  • Not very safe
  • parking / traffic on footy days
  • shady characters - crime
  • too industrious
Recommended for
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Trying to sell my home"

We hade lived here in Royal Park for 3 years. We bought a brand new house along West Lakes Boulevade. To the person who said crime was rampant, rampant is probably a bit over the top, but it's not what we would call safe. We had our home broken into once, and we get lots of people walking past our house (especially on game days) and messing up our garden. Once we had someone let down our tires, but apart from that, thats the only crime we have ever seen.

Traffic, I must admit, is pretty bad, it is actually the main reason we are moving. It is gridlock here on game day and it makes you feel 'trapped' like you cant move in or out.

As for house prices, we are very dissapointed by what we got for our Royal Park house. Without mentioning figures, we sold for around the same price we paid back in early 2008. So really, we have lost out. To the estate agent who said we can get up to $600,000 where were you when we sold our house!

We cant really recommend Royal Park. Its noisey, traffice is horrible, its not the safest suburb. West Lakes Shopping centre I must admit is great, but thats about it. If you are thinking of buying here, just have a look around before you do
Cons
  • AAMI stadium & parking-commuting issues
  • Not very safe
  • parking / traffic on footy days
  • shady characters - crime
  • too industrious
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
Nino Micic
Nino Micic Hi BecT78,
I can understand where you're coming from in regards to traffic problems especially on AFL game days.
North Parade which runs along West lakes Boulevard is a narrow street and it is popular for footy fans parking on game day.
Not all of Royal Park has that same problem.
Properties in that pocket do sell up to $600,000.
In saying that I have not seen your home and can not say what it was worth.
It's unfortunate that you have made a loss on your home but it may be due to the fact you possibly paid too much at the time of purchase or that you agent did not guide you in the right direction.
Good luck with your next move and hope everything works out for you.
Kind Regards,
Nino Micic
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice quiet suburb"

I live in Wattle Avenue Royal park and I love it. I have been here for 10 years and have never had any issues. It is very quiet. The suburb is a bit of a mix of old and new and is close to everything. To the guy who just wrote a review saying crime is rampant..............lol......where? I have never had a problem. So if your looking for a quiet suburb close to everything that is still reasonably priced....then Royal Park is for you!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bad Redevolpment"

Royal Park is full of trust homes, but unlike other suburbs that demolish these and build beautiful new homes, the council here let anyone and everyone build absolute rubbish. Cheap plastic looking houses built by developers to make a quick buck, it really looks awful.

Other things to consider, the crime here is, to be honest, RAMPANT. nothing seems to be done to remedy this. Parking and traffic is pathetic, and the noise level from all the industry that is here isn't that great either.

Thank you by the way 'NinoMicic' your comments have absolutley no validity as you are an estate agent and as such, any views you have on the matter are probably biased by a house you probably have for sale in the area. This view is from some who actually lives here.
Pros
  • Close to beach
Cons
  • AAMI stadium & parking-commuting issues
  • Not very safe
  • parking / traffic on footy days
  • shady characters - crime
  • too industrious
Recommended for
  • Retirees
Nino Micic
Nino Micic Hi Sonja,
Thank you very much for your comments.
I totally understand that everyone has their on opinions and reasons for them.
Just out of interest Sonja yes I am a Real Estate Agent who sells property in the area, however i was brought up in the area and I do have friends and family that live in Royal Park currently and have never said a bad thing about the area.
Most if not all the trust homes have been knocked down and redeveloped over the last few years and and those so called "cheaply built" homes are selling for fantastic money.
The astute buyer will see the potential and realise that it is a good location and across the road from West Lakes, 10 minutes from the beach and with easy access to the CBD.
2yrs+
JoshM4
JoshM4 Sonja's review is totally inaccurate, as she says Royal Park is full of trust homes. The trust homes are barely there anymore, there are probably a dozen left, and are only in Risely ave, Allan st and Amos way. The rest of the suburb is full of mostly 60's and 70's brick homes, built by Europeans typically polish when they settled in Royal Park. Half of the houses are on full size block the other half are not. I am yet to see plastic houses in Royal Park, or anywhere for that matter, but I am sure Sonja has seen flying pigs in Royal Park too.
Jun 21, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Value For Money"

Royal Park has gone through a huge transformation over the last decade or so.
Old ex housing trust homes have been cleared for newly built modern homes which are now selling anywhere between $400,000 - $600,000.
There has been and still is a lot of re development activity in the area which has certainly put Royal Park on most peoples shopping list these days.
Affordable housing in an area within very close proximity to the beach, West Lakes Shopping Center, AAMI Stadium and with a direct route to town only about 15 minutes away.
Currently the area attracts a lot of first home buyers, investors, young families and some retirees.
Overalls an area which is still definitely on the rise and should be considered by all.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
  • Easy access to the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Amazing value Suburb"

Having lived in Royal Park for the past six years, I have seen it transformed from an average working class neighbourhood to a well structured and planned family oriented community.

Most older, post-war homes have been demolished to make way for fresh in-fill development which has added much appeal. The boundary between bordering West Lakes and Royal Park is fast diminishing as the quality of homes increases. Council guidelines have ensured new homes provide ample parking for residents and visitors.

The attraction of Royal Park to young families and couples has meant a true neighborhood spirit has been formed. I have experienced no crime whatsoever during my time in Royal Park and enjoy friendly banter with the neighbours on a daily basis.

The convenience of being close to West Lakes Mall, five minutes from the beach and fifteen minutes from the city make for a far more attractive option than purchasing a home in newly created estates 50 + kilometers from the city.

From personal experience, I can thoroughly recommend purchasing a new or renovated home in Royal Park. In comparison to bordering suburbs such as Seaton and West Lakes, the value is outstanding!
Pros
  • Easy access to the city
  • Close to beach
  • West Lakes Mall
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Very Industrial"

After having rented here for 2 years now, I have found Royal Park to be mainly industry based. There are some new houses being built which is nice, however there are some very cheap, horrible looking 'flat-pack' houses along West Lakes Boulevard, obviously developers money makers. Someone once told me, Royal Park will be nice when it's finished... so true! it really feels like a 'work in progress' that will never be complete.

Things to be warned of:

Traffic is a nightmare to say the least! on match days at AAMI I have had people park across my driveway, and i'm not even remotley close to the stadium! all the intersections are closed, best way around this is to stay at home I found.

Crime, I used to live in the Northern suburbs, so I know how bad things can get, but I have had more issues here in two years than I had in my lifetime up north. I don't have a letterbox anymore, I have given up. The first one was hit with something, after the repair it was completley uprooted then the final one (which was brand new) was set on fire, so now I have no letterbox. My car has also been scratched on everypanel and my next door neighbor had his front door graffitied. West Lakes Mall has been completly taken over by some sort of teenage punk gangs that always seem to be loitering either at the mall or around our streets.

I can't really comment on house prices as I only rent here, but I am happy my lease is up in two weeks so I can say goodbye to this suburb forever.
Pros
  • West Lakes Mall
Cons
  • Not very safe
  • AAMI stadium & parking-commuting issues
Recommended for
  • Retirees
North
North One thing. How do you know that West Lakes Mall is completely taken over by teenage punk gangs.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"I little rough around the edges"

Have lived here 3 years now. The agent told us it was 'up and coming' but im sorry to say, this is not the case. It is very industrial, very noisy, lots of shady characters looming around, lots of crime (had our house broken into once and my wifes car stolen twice!!) seems to be very 'lower class' with lots of new arrivals of people from overseas (which isn't a bad thing, but seems to be driving the prices down' Royal Park is an absolute NO GO area on a footy game day. All the major roads are shut down and people park anywhere they feel like.

We now feel we have been conned by our estate agent and we cant wait to move out of here. All I can say about Royal Park is STEER CLEAR!! If it is 'up and coming' wait until it has come from wherever it is hiding!!
Pros
  • Close to beach
Cons
  • too industrious
  • shady characters - crime
  • parking / traffic on footy days
Recommended for
  • Retirees