8.4 out of 10

Woodville West

-34.8848769638053 138.526709293273
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live"

We have lived in Woodville West for 14 years and have found it an excellent place to live. My partner works in the city and catches the train to work which takes about 18 minutes saving a lot of time, hassle and money. The traffic is very quiet where we are on May street. This street contains a few new homes, but mainly older homes on large blocks of land. It's far enough from the train line, but close enough to walk to the Seaton Park or Albert park station from all areas.

They are now building a whole new development called the Square, which we were a bit skeptical of, but since almost all of the housing trusts homes have gone, the value of our property will only go up. The development should also bring some much better homes, parks and new shops.

Our neighbors are excellent and the general feeling of the area is good. West Lakes and Arndale shopping centers are within 7 minutes, the beach is only 10 minutes and town is less than 20 by train. The QEH is near by and a there are couple of schools, kindies and child care facilities in the area.

The suburb is older than some, but we would not live anywhere else as everything is at our finger tips. We are on a large 850+ Sqm block with a good house and for a large family of 6 + dog it works well for us. Hard to find that in the western suburbs these days for a good price and not be squished like a sardine.
Pros
  • Convenience
  • Peace and Quiet
  • Good public transport near by
Cons
  • Night Life
  • Not much else
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 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Woodville West is the next boom area in Adelaide, get in while you can! Close to the city, beach and the airport, with plenty of facilities near by, including childcare centres, shopping centres, schools and reserves.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Full of character homes - this will be the next big boom suburb"

Not a bad spot but it’s not for me. It is an older area and it hasn't received that new injection of people to make it that 'place to be'. There are still a lot of older people in the area and it shows in the gardens and houses. They are all starting to look a bit run down.

I looked for houses over here for a while because it is one of the last places you can get character homes, on good sized blocks at reasonable prices. It just looked to be to much work for me.

In terms of location it is pretty good. Not far from the Port and Arndale making shops in easy reach. It’s not far from the city and the ride down port road is easy and quite short.

However, the local places to go aren't much to write home about and probably are best avoided at this stage. There hasn't been that revitalising effect.

Despite the negative, they are older houses that could be something great and they are on larger blocks. It will just take a bit of work and you may have to put up with a bit until there is that fresh injection of young families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees