Inner suburban convenience is on offer at a budget-friendly price in leafy Daw Park.
Cheryl Forrest grew up in the three-bedroom, family home in Ayers Ave she’s now selling with her two sisters.
“It’s certainly the end of an era,” she says.
“My parents built it and lived in the house for 67 years until mum passed away last year. Mum lived all her life in Daw Park and at least three generations in her family have lived in the area.
“I grew up there and went to school at Colonel Lights Gardens Primary with my sisters.
“It was still part of Colonel Light Gardens at that time. It’s developed from what was lots of vineyards, almond trees and few very houses into a lovely community.
Mrs Forrest says the area’s family-friendly atmosphere was a strong selling feature.
“It’s such a convenient, relaxed lifestyle around here, she says. “The area is quiet and the neighbours seem really friendly too.”
The Goodwood Rd strip of the suburb is quite offers a busy stretch of shopping opportunities.
“But the backstreets are very peaceful,” she says.
“You’ve got plenty of bus services to choose from, taking you to Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre with a number of reserves and lots of playgrounds to enjoy too.”
Mrs Forrest says she’s noticed quite a few older homes have begun to be demolished and replaced by new homes in recent years.
“But equally, there are lots of people who renovate the older homes too,” she says.
“Lots of younger families have moved into the area in the past 10 years or so.”
CoreLogic data shows the median house price has increased 14.2 per cent in the past year.
Sales agent Paul McWilliam of Harcourts Williams says Daw Park is increasingly catching the attention of buyers.
“They’re realising there’s good value and potential there,” he says.
“There are lots of tree-lined streets and reserves. It’s leafy and within 7km of the city, with good shopping and school options. The price range attracts first and second homebuyers.”
DAW PARK FACTS AND FIGURES
Daw Park is an inner-southern suburb of Adelaide, about 6km south of the CBD, near Cumberland Park, Colonel Light Gardens, Melrose Park, Pasadena, Panorama and Westbourne Park.
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE: $640,000.
AVERAGE HOLD PERIOD: 10.5 years.
MEDIAN ASKING RENT: $400 per week for houses, $295 per week for units.
SCHOOLS: There is a good mix of private and public schools within a 2.8km radius, including Colonel Light Gardens Primary School, Edwardstown Primary School, St Therese’s School (primary, Catholic), Clapham Primary School, Cabra Dominican College (combined, Catholic), Sacred Heart College Middle School (combined, Catholic), Scotch College (combined), Pasadena High School and Hamilton Secondary College.
TYPICAL FEATURES: Older, mainly post-WWII homes sit on tree-lined streets, surrounded by plenty of sporting and community recreation sites. Some redevelopment of older homes is underway with a number of homes having been updated too.
LOCATION ATTRACTIONS: Cumberland Skate Park (Avenue Rd) caters for BMX and skateboard enthusiasts. There’s also Tennis Park to enjoy off Penang Ave, and cafes on Winston Ave.