Sitting pretty at the foot of Adelaide Hills, Magill may be small, but it packs a serious (yet classy) punch – it is where antique shopping and wineries seamlessly blend with a vibrant student lifestyle. Although locals are perfectly content staying close to home, when they need to, they can easily access some of Adelaide’s finest, whether it be in the Adelaide Hills or CBD.
Home to the University of South Australia, Magill attracts a large student population, but that does little to deter young families from the area. In fact, it does the opposite. The access to prestigious schools (namely Norwood-Morialta High School), outdoor amenities and shopping facilities are a major drawcard for those looking to lay down roots. And although families can’t get enough of the beautiful homes with big backyards that line leafy streets, students turn their attention to the one- and two-bedroom apartments.
The foodie and bar scene are also well established along Magill Road and St Bernard intersection, with the ever-popular Tower Hotel at the centre of it all, but none get the attention quite like Penfolds Magill Estate does. Set on the outskirts if Magill with exquisite grounds that have row upon row of grape vines, Penfolds is a destination within itself.
Magill also has a well-earned reputation for its antique shops at the city end of Magill Road, dubbed ‘Antique Row’, where those who long to surround themselves with items that speak to a bygone era will be content for hours on end. In Adelaide’s East, Magill is a gem of place that really knows how to cater to all.