PROSPECT

PROSPECT Suburb Profile

An inner-city neighbourhood with a bourgeoning café scene and a thriving events calendar, Prospect offers a sophisticated and surprisingly affordable lifestyle all within minutes of the city. This once-forgotten suburb is forging a reputation as one of Adelaide’s most desirable places to live.

You'll love

Proximity to the city and walking along tree-lined streets to Prospect Road for your morning coffee.

The Drawbacks

Neighbouring industrial zones equal busy roads – take the back streets to get home.

Did you know

Prospect is home to 1,434 iconic White Cedar trees.

Nearby Neighbourhoods

NORTH ADELAIDE

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Lifestyle

Neatly set out with a network of tree-lined streets and character bungalows, this inner-city neighbourhood is centred on the bustling Prospect Road. The strip has exploded in recent years with an influx of trendy cafés and gourmet eateries, attracting visitors from near and far. Patrons perch themselves on colourful pavement seating, indulging in an assortment of cuisines that range from traditional Greek and Asian-fusion to authentic Italian and street food. Fashion boutiques, beauty services and grocery shops round out the Prospect Road experience, making it a convenient and enjoyable destination for shopping and dining. 

Beyond the main road, the peaceful back-streets are lined with neat footpaths and rows of picket fences. Children are out in numbers, playing in the yard and hauling bulging backpacks to and from school. A volunteer-run bus service operates daily for those less-mobile and the community garden off Wilcox Street is open for all to use. Locals relish in the creative arts scene, seen through the numerous art installations and wall murals dotted around the neighbourhood, many paying homage to the area’s industrial past.

During the summer months, residents are treated to an assortment of free evening activities under the foliage and fairy lights of Vine Street Plaza. Local music nights, a twilight cinema, African markets and Latin dance parties are just some of the events on offer. For those who love relaxing over tapas and a glass of vino, Prospect offers plenty of options for informal, yet quietly refined, night time fun. A handful of small bars are popping up along Prospect Road and the construction of a new Art Deco cinema complex is underway, adding to the suburb’s family-friendly appeal.

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Neighbours

Prospect attracts families eager to be immersed in a relaxed and family-friendly lifestyle while being close to exclusive schools, a five-minute drive to the city and the hustle and bustle of nearby retail strips. The area is filled with playgrounds and reserves catering for children of all ages. With apartment blocks and contemporary rebuilds on the rise, the suburb is also attracting a new influx of young professionals, singles and first-time investors. 

There is a strong Greek influence, with elderly migrants holding sway in this community. Retirees and matured couples also call Prospect home, many of whom have lived in the area for years and are now enjoying the variety of new cafés and eateries on offer.  

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Locals love

A place for locals to meet and relax or drift on to nearby eateries, the raised garden beds, hanging lanterns and a bevy of summertime activities have transformed Vine Street Plaza into a lively spot for community fun.   

Thoughtfully commissioned art adds warmth and flair to Prospect’s public spaces. Stobie poles are adorned with colourful paintings while an 18-year graffiti project by local artist Scott Coleman has transformed the once-drab Honeysuckle Lane into a bright and contemporary masterpiece. 

Home to North Adelaide Football Club and Prospect Cricket Club, Prospect Oval on Menzies Crescent is a local drawcard, offering a capacious yet intimate space for community members to chant, cheer and engage in healthy weekend competition. 

Property

Stone-fronted Victorian villas and renovated California bungalows that have been lovingly extended and refurbished sit next to quirky Art Deco style dwellings and modern rebuilds.  Most properties come with good-size blocks and plenty of off-street parking. 

There is a handful of modern apartments and solid-brick unit complexes in the area that add variety, while luxurious homes can be spotted on Wilcox Avenue and Barker and Alpha Roads. 

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Locals Guide

QUICK BITES

QUICK BITES

MURATTI

Delectable cakes, pastries, gateaux and coffee

114B Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8344 9977 www.muratti.com.au
COTTO ESPRESSO

Coffee, Panini’s and fresh juices

112 Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8420 0808 www.cotto.com.au
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RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

MEZE-MAZI

Authentic Greek

86B Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8269 2777 www.mezemazi.com
ARRIBA GRILL PROSPECT

Burritos, tacos and nachos

78B Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8342 1709 www.arribagrill.com
MINESTRA

Local home-grown food cooked Calabresi style

123 Churchill Road, Prospect 08 7324 9902 www.minestra.net
SHANKER’S AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE

Classic Indian dishes in smart dining setting

89 Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8342 1133 www.shankersindian.com.au
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CAFES

CAFES

CIBO ESPRESSO

Great coffee, pastries and light meals

124C Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8369 1300 www.ciboespresso.com.au
COCOLAT PROSPECT

Light meals, cakes, handmade truffles and coffee

81 Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8123 2489 www.cocolat.com.au
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SHOP

SHOP

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GROOM

GROOM

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FITNESS

FITNESS

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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

TWILIGHT CINEMA
Prospect North Primary School, 30 Stuart Road, Prospect www.prospect.pics
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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

BLACKFRIARS PRIORY SCHOOL

Co-ed early-learning, catering from 3 to 5 years, Catholic boys only, Reception to Year 12

17 Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8169 3900 www.bps.sa.edu.au
GOODSTART EARLY LEARNING PROSPECT

Catering from 6 weeks to sessional preschool for 4 to 5 year olds

44 Prospect Road, Prospect 08 8344 5933 www.goodstart.org.au
PROSPECT COMMUNITY EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE

Catering to 0 to 5 years

32 Olive Street, Prospect 08 8344 3066 www.prospectcc.com.au
WHERE WE GROW

6 weeks to sessional preschool for 4 to 5 year olds

304-306 Main North Road, Prospect 08 8342 1929 www.wherewegrow.com.au
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PLAYGROUNDS

PLAYGROUNDS

BRAUND ROAD RESERVE

Playground with seating

Braund Road, Prospect
ERN SCONCE ROTARY PARK

Playground, seating, native plant interpretive trail

26 Alexandra Street, Prospect
GEORGE WHITTLE RESERVE

Skate park, courts, toilet's BBQ and playground

56 Churchill Road, Prospect
IRISH HARP RESERVE

Play equipment and garden

350 Regency Road, Prospect
MATTHEWS RESERVE

Play equipment and tennis courts

Corner Struan Avenue and Moore Street, Prospect
MEMORIAL GARDENS

BBQS, playground, toilets, tennis courts and community garden

Menzies Crescent, Prospect
PEPPERMINT GUMS RESERVE

Play equipment, seating and garden

Corner Barker Road and Dean Street, Prospect
PROSPECT ESTATE

BBQ, playground, toilets, rotunda, fountain and creek

286 Prospect Road, Prospect
ST HELENS PARK

BBQs, playground, toilets and rotunda

39 Prospect Road, Prospect
PERCY STREET RESERVE

Play equipment and garden

65 Percy Street, Prospect
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AVERAGE PROPERTY PRICES
IN PROSPECT

HOUSE

TO BUY

2 BEDROOM $399,800
3 BEDROOM $527,738
4 BEDROOM $637,000

TO RENT (PER WEEK)

2 BEDROOM $ -
3 BEDROOM $ -
4 BEDROOM $ -

Capital Growth Av Prices
6.0% change from 2017

UNIT

TO BUY

2 BEDROOM $429,486
3 BEDROOM $428,333
4 BEDROOM $ -

TO RENT (PER WEEK)

2 BEDROOM $ -
3 BEDROOM $ -
4 BEDROOM $ -

Capital Growth Av Prices
6.5% change from 2017

Information Source: CoreLogic RP Data Pty Ltd

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