As you head east across Goodwood Road begin to move into some of the most sought after and beautiful real estate in Adelaide. Millswood, Hyde Park, Unley Park, across Unley to Parkside and Eastwood is filled with classic period homes and gorgeous property that is some of the most expensive in the entire state reaching the multi-million dollar mark.
The Unley area was a dense woody grove back in the 1840’s when Adelaide was first taking shape. Livestock started arriving shortly after and this area has been prime real estate ever since. The 5061 postcode is considered something to aspire to and of recent the established mature families and older couples have conceded some ground the new wave of young city professionals. Independent youth make up 17.6% of the residents in the area ahead of maturing & established independents at 15.2%
Unley Shopping centre with gourmet produce and suppliers is the local mall where you will find all that you need. Head across to King William Road and there are boutiques and enough clothing stores toting high end brands to satisfy any seasoned shopper. Lined with fashion, cafes and some exceptional eateries, this strip caters for all people and all seasons but you best bring your credit cards.
In recent years there has also been renewed interest in Glen Osmond Road between Parkside and Eastwood and up to Frewville where shabby shopfronts and outlet stores have made way for cool cafes and eateries, while commercial development has attracted businesses to the up and coming strip. A cluster of businesses at the end of Young Street include;
- Jenny’s Gourmet Bakery (By far the best bakery in Adelaide always has Enzo’s new creations to try)
- Bar 9 (Top coffee and an ever evolving menu)
- Fumo (Cosy and quaint with wood fired pizza)
There is also Hair Salons, Pilates Studio, Boxing Gym, Travel Agents, Lead Estate Agents HQ (shameless plug) and many more. One business that cannot go without a mention is the Foodland and Frewville Shops. Located at the intersection of Fullarton and Glen Osmond Road in 2016 it was voted the best supermarket on the planet…. Yes, the planet. It is as good an experience as grocery shopping can get with great produce, café and the sounds of live pianists to sooth the harsh sound of ‘price check isle nine’ coming over the PA.
The Glenelg Tram line sneaks through the north-western corner of Unley and makes its way through Goodwood to Wayville which is extremely handy providing coastal and city access without needing the car. Keep in mind that this area is located on the city fringe so Hutt Street and South Terrace are within walking distance if you have the time.
There are ample parks and open space with Sturt Oval being at the centre which is home to the might Double Blues. There could be more parks and open space however the South Parklands more than compensate for this and could be considered as part of the area.
As you would assume in such an affluent area there would be some good schooling options with the more southern parts of the area being zones to Unley High School and the Northern section between Greenhill Road and Fullarton being zoned to the sought after Glenunga International High. In addition to the public schools the area is close to some of the best private schools in the state as you are close to Mercedes, a short drive to Scotch College as well as PAC.
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