UNLEY At A Glance
Full of character and class, Unley offers the perfect blend of the grandeur of yesteryear and modern-day convenience. Brimming with immaculately presented cottages and spacious Victorian bungalows, this prestigious neighbourhood has retained a village-like feel despite being just minutes from the city.
The village atmosphere while being just minutes from the city.
When it comes to the Unley café scene, Whistle and Flute is at the top of its game - loved for their modern Australian brunch bites and specialty coff
Unley has a strong contingent of people with Greek heritage.
Home to great coffee, trendy shops and gorgeous historic houses, Unley sets the bar for inner-city living. The unique cobblestone entrance to King William Road sets the scene for this highly-sought after suburb, with its quaint heritage cottages, Jacaranda-lined streets and open green space in the back streets.
A treasured home base for families and professionals, Unley is anchored by King William and Unley Roads – both streets offer a broad spectrum of cafés and restaurants, serving everything from classic Italian and authentic Thai to gourmet burgers and modern tapas. The burgeoning café scene gets the early birds going while the brunch crowd grazes on smashed avocado well into the afternoon.
Lovers of antique furniture spend their afternoons strolling between vintage outlets while fashionistas shop to their hearts’ content. All the normal conveniences are on hand as well – the library is a popular haunt for those looking for a quiet and relaxed space to regroup.
Once the sun goes down trendy wine bars and intimate dining nooks become the focal point. During the warmer months, there are free community events to enjoy but the real bonus is being five minutes from the action in the city as Adelaide’s famous events and festivals erupt over summer.
Unley is a haven for professionals, families and mature couples. Many are long-term residents who earn comfortable incomes with lifestyles to match – we’re talking doctors, lawyers, politicians and successful business owners.
Unley appeals to young professionals too, and increasing numbers of singles and young families are moving into the area to be close to the city and to enjoy a relaxed yet refined lifestyle.
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KING WILLIAM ROAD, HYDE PARK
Locals flock to King William Road, Hyde Park, to make the most of the burgeoning foodie scene. And if it's some retail therapy you’re craving, King William Road doesn’t disappoint there either.
PETER MOTLEY OVAL
A multi-functional, canine-friendly, bright green space where locals can let their dogs roam free on the pitch, enjoy a workout on the steps, watch a game of footy during winter or enjoy a barbeque on a Sunday.
THE CAFÉ SCENE
Unley serves up so much speciality coffee and wholesome brunch that it’s hard to choose a favourite. Residents make the most of it by bouncing between baristas. Mums congregate for post-school drop-off coffee and lovers of simple, homemade fare linger well past lunch.
Those who have an appreciation for antiques, offbeat homewares and thrift will appreciate shopping in Unley. Second-hand and antique stores are dotted around the suburb, concentrated along Unley Road. Unley is also home to a handful of well-loved op shops that always seem to have beautiful vintage bargains.
Unley’s heritage homes are often hidden behind high fences, but rest assured, they are grand and gorgeous. Most are Victorian or Edwardian villas built in the boom between 1880 and 1920, carefully renovated to preserve their charm.