7.9 out of 10

Trott Park

Ranked 165th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-35.0748516596287 138.538251931739
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Trott Park a hidden retreat."

Trott Park is a hidden suburb where people don't usually find it on realestate.com.au or domain.com.au. But as previous comments is a hidden gem. It has great recreational areas and a lovely parade of local shops on Heysen Drive. The only downside is the development of the express way at the moment which is creating a lot of dust and noise and will unfortunately have an impact on properties in the area.
Pros
  • Close to recreational parks.
  • Close to schools.
  • Lovely neighbourhood.
Cons
  • Noise of southern expressway.
  • Lack of transport.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice, quiet suburb"

It is a nice place there are a great variety of shops close by, being Hallett Cove Shopping centre, Southgate shopping centre and hilltop shops as well as a 7 day IGA on Heyson Drive. People seem very friendly. Marion Shopping centre is 5 mins away and Colonades is 10 minutes away. Lots of take-away shops and restaurants nearby. There could be a little less graffiti though!! Overall a good investment suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The gem off the highway"

Nestled between south rd and londsdale hway its alovely suburb,And best of all very affordable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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 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
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A fabolous hidden gem"

Lovely place to live lots of parks and very safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, Safe and Affordable Living"

I have now lived in Trott Park for the past ten years. At first my husband and I bought in the area to get our first home and only planned to live there for a few years. We moved at one stage to an area close to the city and kept our house vacant during the time. After two years we had enough of city living and wanted to return back to our home in Trott Park. The neighbours are fantastic, helpful, friendly but not sticky beaks. The recently upgraded Hallett Cove shopping centre is fantastic for every day / week shopping (retail therapy). I get a lot of people saying to me "It is so far" - It's not.... It takes me 20 minutes to get to work in the morning on a good day and 30 minutes on a busy day. If you are first home buyer, young couple or retiree thinking of buying in Trott Park, Sheidow Park I highly recommend the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
GDM GDM
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"That little place between the Hills and the Coast"

Situated between the Southern Expressway and Lonsdale Highway. It's a well established suburb which has some old areas and some newish ones. A lot of the soil in the are is clay and I've heard some of my neighbours talking about the amount of ground movement you can expect each year. House doors and gates will have a different swing on them during summer than they will during winter - some days they just wouldn't shut. But with these hot summers and water restrictions the structures have been feeling it the worst especially the older, more established ones.
Being a clay soil, developing a sustainable garden can be a costly exercise.
Although closer to the coast, I found Trott Park to be warmer than Aberfoyle Park/Happy Valley by at least 3-5 degrees even though our house was well shaded.
The street I lived on was extremely quiet, great neighbours who wave and say hello but aren't too nosey, however, there weren't a lot of young families around that my younger son could play with locally. There are 3 local schools in the area. I can vouch for Shiedow Park Primary as being an excellent, small school with staff who seem to really care about your child's education.
There'd be the occasional latenight party with fireworks - but most of the time it was peacefully quiet with lots of birds and wildlife around to enjoy.
Being at the extreme end of the Reynella Exchange I could not get a decent ADSL connection and my only option was to go with the only provider of Cable - expensive, fast, and without a whole lot of plans/companies to choose from. Which on the one hand is good if you can't decide between plans/companies - but the other bad because there's no competition and they can basically charge what they want. So if reliable Internet is important to you, it will come at a price.
I found the neighbourhood very safe. Not a lot of graffitti that I've noticed, that might have to do with the low numbers of young teenagers in the area. Lots of people get out and walk their dogs around the neighbourhood. The local parks are ok, very dry during summer - but I think you'll find that in most areas.
In summary:
Great quiet safe place to live.
There are lots of walking paths / shortcuts to get around the rabbit-warren of streets if you are on foot i.e. it's actually quicker to walk/ride to the shops from where I lived as if I drove there, the shortest route had me doing a rather large horse-shoe shape route.
It is pleasantly hilly - the rise of the terrain is mildly challenging and provides a great variety for exercise without being too much of difficult choice to walk or take the car.
Internet access is questionable.
If you are buying, it's probably wise to get some sort of detailed structural assessment. The foundations on some houses have faired better than others.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
AdamS
AdamS Fantastic review GDM!!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees