PROSPECT At A Glance
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.
Proximity to the city and walking along tree-lined streets to Prospect Road for your morning coffee.
Rosemont Hall is a unique collective of tasty eateries, loved amongst the local crowds for a laidback night out or a tasty takeaway treat.
Prospect is home to 1,434 iconic White Cedar trees.
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.
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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VINE STREET PLAZA
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.
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.