Adelaide CBD

Adelaide CBD Suburb Profile

Shaking off its sleepy town vibe, Adelaide City has been busy transforming itself into a vibrant, creative and sophisticated metropolis. Famous for its annual events, festivals, arts and culture scene, it offers all the benefits of big-city living with a refreshingly laid-back feel.

You'll love

Dining, night life and shopping, plus you are halfway between the beach and the hills.

The Drawbacks

On -street parking is difficult to find and be prepared for boisterous late-night revellers, particularly in the East and West End.

Did you know

Adelaide was the first city in Australia to allow women to vote.

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Lifestyle

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 Park Lands. Undergoing a period of significant development, the city's ever-changing skyline is neatly contained within a grid of tree-lined terraces. The unique layout and flat terrain makes the city extremely accessible on foot, and cyclists make use of the ever-improving bike lane network. The city is also serviced by an integrated public transport system including a free tram that runs through the centre of town.

While Rundle Mall remains the premier shopping precinct, the newly redeveloped Adelaide Oval has sparked renewed interest in the Riverbank Precinct and a number of food and entertainment spots have popped up in response. Peel, Leigh and Gouger Streets in the West End are bursting with new bars and artisan outlets, while Ebenezer Place, Vardon Avenue and Rundle Street to the East offer cutting-edge fashion and some of Adelaide’s best alfresco cafés, restaurants and wine bars.

Adelaide City also plays host to a series of events and festivals through out the year – the Adelaide Fringe Festival, WOMADelaide and the Santos Tour Down Under to name a few. There is also a huge choice of leisure and recreational activities on offer; endless walking and cycling trails and an abundance of beautiful gardens and open spaces set within the Adelaide Park Lands.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the central business district, the city’s south-west and south-east corners offer a much quieter way of life. You can shut the door on the big smoke and retreat into your home while still enjoying access to all that the city has to offer. 

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BY DAY

BY DAY

During the day, Adelaide City is a hive of activity – art galleries, museums and creative hubs teem with people soaking up the city’s rich culture while the many alfresco cafés and restaurants serve up some of Adelaide’s best coffee, snacks and lunchtime bites. Shoppers are spoilt for choice with Rundle Mall and Rundle Street providing hours of retail therapy while the Park Lands provide endless options for outdoor fun. And if you are a budding MasterChef or just wanting some seriously good food, stop by Central Market and Chinatown.

BY NIGHT

As the sun sets, the city transforms into a mecca for those who love to wine and dine. Restaurants serve local produce, and most weekends feature spontaneous food or entertainment pop-ups in squares, parks or even streets. Once dark and dingy, the city’s laneways are now home to a new wave of quirky and refined cocktail bars which are transforming Adelaide’s nightlife. Iconic watering holes, wine bars and intimate live music venues cohabit happily.

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Neighbours

Adelaide City attracts the young, dynamic and creative. There’s a large student population, living within walking distance of Adelaide's highly-regarded universities, niche colleges and educational facilities. The city is also a magnet for young professionals and creative types who enjoy being centrally located and living amongst the action. More and more retirees, baby boomers and empty nesters are moving back into the city to capitalise on the city’s conveniences.

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Covering 930 hectares, the Adelaide Park Lands are an enveloping green belt of open space, recreational facilities, beautifully manicured gardens, playgrounds and activity parks. Home to the North Adelaide Golf Course, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, the Park Lands are fiercely loved, protected and used daily.

With a rich mix of innovative food, iconic pubs, high-end boutiques and funky bars, the East End is the place to be and be seen. Ebenezer Place is the epicentre of cool, with ample outdoor seating and pop-up events every other weekend, while Rundle Street has some of Adelaide’s best alfresco cafés, restaurants and bars.

Surrounded by fertile farmlands, Adelaide’s market scene is booming. Locals flock to fantastic vegan and health-forward food at The Market Shed and handmade trinkets at Gilles Street Market.

Property

Demand for city living has grown in recent years, driven by the success of the Adelaide Oval redevelopment. A bustling small-bar scene and a number of new residential developments are transforming the city skyline. There is a varied mix of housing stock on offer – heritage-listed colonial buildings in striking contrast to modern apartment complexes and single-story cottages.

High-rise apartments are focused around the city centre and more recently the West End, while the south-eastern corner of the city is well known for prestigious living. East Terrace, Carrington and Halifax Streets in particular contain fine examples of character cottages and palatial free-standing homes.

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Locals Guide

QUICK BITES

QUICK BITES

LUCIA’S PIZZA & SPAGHETTI BAR

Great coffee and authentic Italian

1-2 Central Western Mall, Adelaide Central Market 08 8231 2260 www.lucias.com.au
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RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

2KW BAR AND RESTAURANT

Restaurant and bar, 8 floors up

8/2 King William Street, Adelaide 08 8212 5511 www.2kwbar.com.au
PEEL STREET

Food that is simple fresh and delicious

9 Peel Street, Adelaide 08 8231 8887 www.peelst.com.au
RESTAURANT BLACKWOOD

Australian bistro featuring local seasonal foods

285 Rundle Street, Adelaide 08 8227 0344 www.restaurantblackwood.com
RESTAURANT ORANA

Upscale restaurant focusing on indigenous ingredients

Upper Level 285 Rundle Street, Adelaide 08 8232 3444 www.restaurantorana.com
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CAFES

CAFES

EXCHANGE COFFEE

Specialty coffee in minimalist surrounds

1&2/12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide 0415 966 225 www.exchangecoffee.com.au
COFFEE BRANCH

Serving pastries light lunches and coffee

32 Leigh Street, Adelaide 0451 661 980 www.coffeebranch.com.au
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BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

MOTHER VINE

Hip wine bar with tasting plates

22 -26 Vardon Lane, Adelaide 08 8227 2273 www.mothervine.com.au
BOTANIC BAR

Cosy bar creative cocktails and bar snacks

Corner North and East Terrace, Adelaide 08 8227 0799 www.botanicbar.com.au
PROOF BAR

Laneway cocktail bar with vibe

9 Anster Street, Adelaide 08 8212 0708 www.proof-bar.com
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SHOP

SHOP

RUNDLE MALL

Australia’s first pedestrian mall

Rundle Street, Adelaide 08 8203 7200 www.rundlemall.com
BUNKR

Stockist of cameo, finders keepers and keepsake

160 Rundle Mall, Adelaide 08 7009 6066 www.fashionbunker.com
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GROOM

GROOM

FRANK’S GENTS HAIRDRESSER
12/16 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide 08 8223 5580
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FITNESS

FITNESS

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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

NATIONAL WINE CENTRE

Cellar door, tastings and events

Corner of Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide 08 8313 3355 www.wineaustralia.com.au
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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

EYNESBURY SENIOR COLLEGE

Specialist years 10, 11 and 12

15 -19 Franklin Street, Adelaide 08 8410 5388 www.esc.sa.edu.au
MUIRDEN SENIOR COLLEGE

Years 11, 12 and 13

368 King William Street, Adelaide 08 8212 4342 www.muirden.sa.edu.au
PULTENEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

A unique four sub-school structure

190 South Terrace, Adelaide 08 8216 5555 www.pulteney.sa.edu.au
ST ALOYSIUS’ COLLEGE

Sisters of Mercy Catholic school for girls

53 Wakefield Street, Adelaide 08 8217 3200 www.sac.sa.edu.au
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE

Catholic boys school

214 Wakefield Street, Adelaide 08 8400 4200 www.cbc.sa.edu.au
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
101 Currie Street, Adelaide 08 8302 6611 www.unisa.edu.au
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS
27 Currie Street, Adelaide 08 8212 8111 www.aib.edu.au
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GROCERIES AND MARKETS

GROCERIES AND MARKETS

GILLES STREET MARKET

Clothes, jewellery, crafts and sweets - 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from October to May

91 Gilles Street, Adelaide 0414 356 375 www.gillesstreetmarket.com.au
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PLAYGROUNDS

PLAYGROUNDS

BONYTHON PARK ACTIVITY HUB

All accessible playground, cycling track, pond and park

Port Road, Adelaide
MARSHMALLOW PARK

Popular family meeting spot

Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide
RYMILL PARK (MURLAWIRRAPURKA) (PARK 14)

Featuring a lake and kiosk

East Terrace, Adelaide
VEALE GARDENS

With a rose garden and playground

South Terrace, Adelaide
EAST TERRACE GLOVER PLAYGROUND

Popular after school playground

East Terrace and Wakefield Street, Adelaide
SOUTH TERRACE GLOVER PLAYGROUND

Fully fenced adventure playground for different ages

South Terrace, Adelaide
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Information Source: CoreLogic RP Data Pty Ltd

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