9.2 out of 10

West Croydon

Ranked 50th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.8894688149259 138.560025308668
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Retirees

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Oct 10, 2019

"A lot has obviously changed since those last reviews!"

I'm not sure how old some of the other reviews are (this one's late 2019) but the Croydon I live in bears no resemblance to some of the ones other reviewers have spoken about. I've lived here five years and have never seen any drug paraphernalia or similar. The suburb (and neighbouring West Croydon) have gentrified significantly in the last 10-15 years, with lots of the older residents departing and new young professionals families taking their place, attracted to the beautiful heritage housing stock, great cafe strip, lovely parks and proximity to public transport and the CBD. House prices have subsequently increased quite a lot but there are still some bargains to be had if you're willing to roll up your sleeves and renovate.

I couldn't think of a nicer place to bring up a family - this city-fringe heritage suburb is on track to become the next Unley in my opinion.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A wonderful and great suburb with only 15 minutes to the city!"

Pros
  • Beautiful, clean, safe, quiet, and friendly suburb.
Cons
  • NONE
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Hmm"

Some nice old houses, but lots of crime and less than desirable people. Will probably have some decent price increases over the years, but you will need to get lucky to get a street full of people you would want to talk too.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
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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
  • 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+

"West Croydon "Heaps Good""

I have lived here for nearly 23 yrs and have seen this suburb grow from a not so likable place , to a place were there is beautiful street cafe's and retro shops,and the wonderful parks where children can play.
The shopping centres that are a stone's throw away,the Entertainment centre , Trams that will take you to the heart of the city and in the not to distant future the beaches of semaphore .The people are friendly and greet you with a smile.
This is a great place to raise a family or sit back and let the world go by without the hussle & bustle knowing you are only 7 minutes to the city.
I live on one of the leafier streets which is fantastic.From the summer shade to the auttum litter of leaves ther is no place i'de rather be than this ever growing
suburb of West Croydon.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent area. I won't be moving"

i just can't complain.
7 mins train ride to the city, close to the beach and everything from shops, pizza shop, medical centres, pubs and cafes to walk to.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"A top spot recently rediscovered by some"

My sister lived here for a while and it was a great place to visit. Parks, wide streets and old houses made for a very appealing area. The run into the city is fast and there is reasonable public transport. Shops aren't too far away and neither are schools and some reaonable places to get soemthing to eat.

The streets are quiet and tranquil and I think recently it has been noticed as a good place to be. There has been a bit of an injection of new people into the area revitalising it and some older houses and blocks have made way for newer courtyard homes.

I have seriously considered buying in here but now I fear I may have missed the boat. A great place for young families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in West Croydon

"A great family friendly street"
-34.89169 138.56222
"A great street full of renovated and extended family homes"
-34.89209 138.5546
"A quiet street that consists of only a dozen or so homes"
-34.8875544313 138.5544990876
"Consists of mostly character homes on big blocks with the Croydon/Kilkenny RSL and Bowls Club on the corner"
-34.89272 138.55552
"for the uber trendy to executive lifestyle"
-34.89054 138.55454

Burke Street

3.5/5
"McInerney Reserve at the end of the street"
-34.88835 138.55402
"Tree lined beauty"
-34.88873 138.56337
"Within walking distance to public transport and the Adelaide Secondary School of English."
-34.8895795824 138.5665065602
"A very quiet “no thru” street"
-34.88595 138.56358