A city defined by its beautiful parklands, buildings and academic institutions, Adelaide has been shaking things up in recent times. A burgeoning foodie, small bar and arts scene is making the rest of Australia (and beyond) sit up and take notice.
With well-planned streets and squares and a connected transport system, Adelaide has an urban vibrancy that resonates from the River Torrens to the Adelaide Parklands.
Adelaidean’s love for the outdoors is played out in the surrounding parks – bike and walking trails, golf, tennis, football, netball and beautifully maintained gardens all have their place here.
A bustling enclave of higher learning and an abundance of performing arts spaces and espresso bars at the East End of Adelaide City draw students, professionals and visitors alike. The River Torrens and surrounding parklands provide the perfect backdrop to the line-up of festivals throughout the year, while Adelaideans turn to Adelaide Oval to indulge their love affair with Aussie Rules.
An enviable selection of cafés, restaurants and bars keep popping up and high-end labels and alternative retailers along Rundle Street and Ebenezer Place keep fashionistas at bay. But it’s in the back alleys that you will stumble across the entrepreneurs who are setting themselves up to disrupt industries.
Shifting gears, Gouger Street to the city’s west takes on a different vibe. A profusion of artist studios, cafés and small bars have moved into the neighbourhood and whether you’re a budding MasterChef or are after some seriously good food, Central Market and Chinatown are where it’s at for fresh produce and Asian cuisine.
Adding to Adelaide’s charm are the elegant terraces, stone and heritage workmen cottages and contemporary townhouses – all within easy reach of the heart of the city. Add prestigious schools and an incredible selection of parklands to the mix and it’s no surprise that Adelaide has fast-tracked its way to being one of Australia’s most desired cities to live, work and play.
Adelaide High School
University of Adelaide
Pulteney Grammar School
Sturt Street Community School
St Mary’s College
St Aloysius College
Christian Brothers College
Adelaide International School
Sunrise Christian School
7km from Adelaide Airport
Bus, Tram and Train services run daily throughout Adelaide City as part of the intermodal Adelaide Metro system
Adelaide Airport operates out of nearby West Beach
Adelaide City’s many verdant parks
Adelaide Convention Centre
The Entertainment Centre
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum
Central Flower Markets
Adelaide City Library