FULHAM offers a great lifestyle just 15 minutes from the heart of the city.
It’s been a lifestyle retirees Jill and Colin Stagg have loved and will miss, as they sell the 27 Ayton Ave property they built and have called home for almost six decades.
“I‘ve seen everything there is to see here I think,” Mr Stagg says.
“There were only three or four houses here when I bought the block in 1959.
“We’ve seen some properties here change hands twice over.
“We’re downsizing now and moving to something needing less maintenance as part of our retirement strategy.
“Fulham’s a very friendly, quiet area, but it’s got everything you need.”
ON THE MARKET: 27 Ayton Ave Fulham is a four-bedroom home on the market with McGrath Real Estate Group, Glenelg for $730,000 to $790,000.
Mr Stagg says the suburb’s location was a huge selling point. “You’re just five minutes drive from the beach at Henley and West Beach and only 15 minutes from the city centre or less,” he says.
“I chose the block and built the home here because I grew up in nearby Lockleys and it was close to everything I knew.
“The closeness to the beach was a major consideration because I was part of a keen group of early morning swimmers for many years.
“There’s a stack of restaurants, cafes and shops at Henley Square. As soon as they revamped Henley Square and the restaurants and cafes opened up, it revitalised the area, including Fulham.”
Mr Stagg says they often shop at Henley Square Foodland and Aldi at the airport.
1 Meredith Ave, Fulham is a three-bedroom home on the market with Harcourts Packham. It is being advertised without a price guide.
Sales agent Paul McGrath of McGrath Group Real Estate says Fulham still represents good value close to coveted coastal areas and Adelaide’s CBD.
“It’s close to all amenities, including plenty of shopping precincts and a world class public school in Henley High School,” he says.
“It’s quiet and more affordable than neighbouring suburbs like Henley Beach and West Beach.
“Big blocks still abound but developers and investors have started to take advantage of that and redeveloped many, especially in the last three or four years.”
FULHAM FACTS AND FIGURES
Fulham is a compact suburb about 7km west of Adelaide’s CBD, near Lockleys, Henley Beach, Henley Beach South, Fulham Gardens, Kidman Park, West Beach, Brooklyn Park and Glenelg North. It is bounded by Burnley St, Riverside Dr, Madeline Cres, Tapleys Hill Rd, River Way, Henley Beach Rd and the River Torrens.
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE
AVERAGE HOLD PERIOD
MEDIAN ASKING RENT
$410 per week for houses.
$330 per week for units.
ORIGIN OF SUBURB NAME
Early settler John White named land he bought in 1836 near the Reedbeds, Fulham Farm, after the suburb of Fulham in London, where he was born. Historian Geoffrey H. Manning says
Fulham derives from the Anglo-Saxon word fullen-hame, meaning “habitat of water fowls.”
There is a strong mix of quality schools within a 3.3km radius including Henley Beach Primary School, West Beach Primary School, Fulham Gardens Primary School, Fulham North Primary School, St Francis School (primary, Catholic), Henley High School, St Michael’s College (secondary, Catholic), Findon High School, Our Lady of La Vang School (combined, Catholic) and Underdale High School.
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TUSCAN-STYLE BY AN INTERIOR DESIGNER
Tree-lined streets and grassed verges help create the classic look of this small suburb, which is also filled with lots of public reserves. Modern homes have started to sprout up more often in the last three years as the pace of redevelopment has picked up. CoreLogic data shows nearly 70 per cent of homes are detached houses, with semi-detached and unit dwellings accounting for more than 20 per cent. About 22 per cent of homes are rented.
The River Torrens Linear Park Trail borders much of the suburb’s southeast sector, offering walking and cycling trails among the scenery.
Kooyonga Golf Course sits near its eastern boundary, in Lockleys. Henley Square and the Henley Beach foreshore are less than five minutes drive, offering a popular pool of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, while the airport is conveniently less than 10 minutes away.
East Parkway Reserve and Playground offers ample exercise space and children’s play facilities as does Halsey Rd Reserve.
Foodies are spoiled for choice, with cafe and dining strips at Glenelg and Grange, and along Henley Beach Rd and Tapleys Hill Rd.