9.0 out of 10

Semaphore

Ranked 82nd best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8388234436522 138.482909922489
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"An amazing suburb to live in!"

Where else do you find a suburb that offers gorgeous character homes so close to the sea? Semaphore has it all from great cafes, a beautiful strip of beach, the foreshore that is only getting more and more popular with annual festivals, the Semaphore Street Fair - the list goes on. Truly a hidden gem!
Pros
  • Close to Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre
  • Dog Friendly Area
  • Semaphore Beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A lovely suburb with a great sense of community"

Being a local for the last 7 years I find living here fantastic. The Port Adelaide Enfield Council, the Semaphore Information Centre and Volunteers offer family friendly festivals during the year which is something I really love. From the Semaphore Greek Festival where you can watch (& participate) in Greek dancing, captivate your senses with a delicious yiros and the best loukoumades (honey puffs) that I've ever eaten. SA Dog Rescue also held an event for their 10th Birthday Bash on the Semaphore foreshore last weekend which had live bands, face painting, food and jumping castles for the kids. Other festivals include the Semaphore Music Festival, the Semaphore Street Fair and the Kite Festival on the beach. Semaphore Road houses some good quality cafes and restaurants offering a range of cuisines. Some of my favourites are Red Ass (my favourite is the butter chicken and roti tandoori roll), Charmers Cafe (their cupcakes are to die for) as well as Indulge (you can't go past the lamb souvlaki and their dessert platter).
Pros
  • Semaphore Beach
  • Dog Friendly Area
  • Close to Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Semaphore- great to buy in, rent in or invest in"

Quiet residing with great access to shopping, cafes and of course the beach. Like a country town without the hustle of Glenelg with a great diversity of housing styles.
Fantastic bungalows, villa's and cottages.
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Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Real Community Spirit - and a wonderful beach"

A place combining old fashioned neighbourliness with modern living . Great range of shops, housing, more cafes and restaurants then you would believe in a place of it's size . . I hesitate to praise the beach too much in case it makes more people come and find it !
Great community spirit, and a great place to own and walk your dog
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"A lovely beachside suburb without the frantic pace of Glenelg"

Semaphore is a delightful beachside suburb, situated about 35 minutes from Adelaide and 15 minutes to the south of Glenelg.

Semaphore’s Jetty Road offers a wide range of shops selling the usual near-beach things – ice-cream, fish and chips, inexpensive fashion and homewares.

There are a number of beachfront eating spots on the Esplanade, as well as the usual collection of recently constructed holiday homes. Other houses in the area take on more of a bungalow style, offering relaxed living just a few streets back from the sea.

Close to Marion for all of your shopping needs, Semaphore is a lovely seaside location that is slightly removed from the touristy hustle and bustle of nearby Glenelg.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
walterda
walterda Who wrote this? Semaphore is north of Glenelg and not close to Marion Shopping Centre, unless you've got a helicopter.
2yrs+
sema4
sema4 Nor has it got a Jetty Road............
2yrs+
walterda
walterda It has got a great main street with a variety of shops and eating places. Its one of the last beaches to be discovered in the modern era... perhaps the final ones being the near north beaches of Largs Bay and Taperoo. Even on hot days they can be deserted! Real estate prices set to zoom up in next couple of years as more people move into the Lefevre Peninsula generally.
2yrs+
JackJim69
JackJim69 Just in regard to Luxe09's comments, Semaphore is about 30 minutes North of Glenelg, All the action is on Semaphore road(restaurants, cafe's movies etc,on the esplanade has 2 takeaways and the Palais .Lots of newly costructed luxury residences .You dont need to go to Marion , a good hours plus drive away because Westlakes is only 5 minutes down the road. All in all the perfect place to live if you dont want the hussle and bussle of living in Glenelg and just want to relax.
2yrs+
PaulW2
PaulW2 Well said jackjim69. I bought in ethelton 3 years ago as I love semaphore but it's out of my range of income. Semaphore is unbelievable . While I currently life in sydney, I know some of my friends here who are quite comfortable but have lived in a very quick environment are constantly looking in semaphore . The package is outstanding and from a sydney perspective it's close to everything but there is a perspective that it's so far away so we see this is an opportunity to live in a perfect suburb
2yrs+
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