Beaumont trumpets serene, leafy living just 15 minutes from the heart of the city.
Rachel and Sean Brennan chose the peaceful, foothills location to buy their family home in 2010 after moving to Australia from the UK.
They are now selling their updated, five-bedroom house in Dashwood Rd, but hope to keep Beaumont as their address.
“We rented here initially,” Mrs Brennan says. “We loved the leafy environment and because it was close to the city and great for schools and shopping,” Rachel says.
“You can feel you’re in a beautiful area. It’s so green and peaceful. Being slightly elevated, it really offers fantastic views to the city and coast.”
According to CoreLogic, Beaumont’s median house price has increased 15.2 per cent over the past three years.
“We’d always dreamt of building our own ‘forever’ home when the time was right and with the children now old enough, that’s our next goal,” Mrs Brennan says. “We want to stay in the area if we can, to be handy to all the great schools nearby.”
Beaumont is “probably a little underestimated” compared to neighbouring areas like Burnside or Linden Park, Mrs Brennan says.
“We’ve got lots of little parks scattered around the area and the walking trails are amazing,” she says. “It’s a quiet, friendly neighbourhood.”
Burnside Village is their main shopping centre and a bus route runs along Dashwood Rd for handy city access.
Harris Real Estate’s Scott Moon says Beaumont offers value and growth.
“It sustained healthy price growth in 2018 when many suburbs returned negative or nil growth,” he says.
“Beaumont offers good sized, lifestyle blocks and is zoned to quality schools like Linden Primary School and Glenunga International High School.
“It still provides excellent value compared to nearby suburbs like Linden Park and St Georges with the land price still under $1000 per sqm,” he says.
BEAUMONT FACTS AND FIGURES
Beaumont is a near-foothills suburb about 6km east of Adelaide’s CBD, near Linden Park, St Georges, Burnside, Glen Osmond, Waterfall Gully, Hazelwood Park, Tusmore, Mount Osmond and Glenunga. It is bounded by Cooper Drive, McAllan Ave, Waterfall Gully Rd, Sherwood Tce, Sunnyside Rd and Devereux Rd.
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE
AVERAGE HOLD PERIOD
MEDIAN ASKING RENT
$500 a week for houses.
ORIGIN OF SUBURB NAME
Early SA landowner and olive growing pioneer Sir Samuel Davenport laid out the village of Beaumont in 1848 according to SA historian Geoffrey H. Manning. The name probably derives from Robert de Beaumont, Earl of Leicestershire, he says, with George Davenport senior born in Leicestershire. Manning says the name could also be linked to other parts of England and even France. Samuel Davenport lived in Beaumont House until 1906.
There is an excellent range of quality schools within a 2.8km radius, including Burnside Primary School, Linden Park Primary School, Glen Osmond Primary School, Seymour College (combined), St Peter’s Collegiate Girls’ School (combined), Marryatville High School and Glenunga International High School.
Tree-lined streets and manicured gardens are common sights, as are well-grassed footpath strips. Gently undulating terrain and lots of reserves and walking trails gives residents plenty to see and do closer to foothills areas, and many homes offer prized views to the city and coast. CoreLogic data shows almost 81 per cent of homes are detached houses, and only about nine per cent of homes are rented.
From Beaumont Common to the Beaumont Link Walking Trail, the suburb offers plenty of public green spaces to enjoy various activities and heritage icons like Beaumont House.
Beaumont Common retains many original woodland trees. Scenic walking trails like the 22km Pioneer Womens Trail (to Hahndorf) and Beaumont Link Walking Trail also help promote an active lifestyle.
Brock Reserve and Mount Osmond Reserve offer city views and open, walking spaces, while Langman Recreation Reserve in nearby Burnside has tennis and basketball courts and a small playground area. Burnside Village Shopping Centre is a focal retail complex.