Walk to town along Tor­rens

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Gilbert St, Gilberton - TOM DOUGHERTY

LIV­ING in a tucked-away area of Gil­ber­ton was per­fect for An­toni­etta Bergamin, who says be­ing close to parks and North Ade­laide were her favourite things about liv­ing there.

‘‘It was great to be close to Lin­ear Park, and a short walk to the city along the Tor­rens,’’ she says.

‘‘It was also good to be close to Melbourne St and the North Ade­laide cafes.’’

Ms Bergamin, who is sell­ing her Gil­bert St shopfront/home, says the re­cent de­vel­op­ments in Walk­erville and the prox­im­ity to schools means the area is good for some­one with chil­dren.

‘‘When I first bought this house I didn’t even know this area ex­isted, you thought it was part of St Peters,’’ she says. ‘‘Walk­erville Tce, there wasn’t much hap­pen­ing along there but in the last two years it has re­ally come up, there are more shop­ping fa­cil­i­ties, so it is great to raise a small fam­ily.’’

She says Gil­bert St is a quiet street, and added that there are good pub­lic trans­port op­tions avail­able along Stephen and Walk­erville ter­races.

In­for­ma­tion from RP Data and the Aus­tralian Bureau of Statis­tics shows that Gil­ber­ton mea­sures 1sq km, with three parks cov­er­ing nearly 16 per cent of its area.

The me­dian sale price for houses in June was $951,000, which is more than the $665,000 for the City of Walk­erville coun­cil area.

The me­dian price for units is $547,500, which is the same as the coun­cil area.

Neale Realty Kent Town sales con­sul­tant Rae­lene Schirripa, who is sell­ing Ms Bergamin’s home, says Gil­ber­ton is an at­trac­tive sub­urb to buy in sim­ply due to its close prox­im­ity to the city.

‘‘It is just five min­utes from every­where, you can walk to O’Connell St, or walk to the new Walk­erville shop­ping cen­tre,’’ she says. ‘‘It is like a lit­tle vil­lage.’’ She says there are a num­ber of good schools in the area, such as St An­drews, Walk­erville Pri­mary School, and Wilder­ness, and added that Gil­bert St and other ar­eas south of Walk­erville Tce are dif­fer­ent to what peo­ple ex­pect of Gil­ber­ton.

‘‘This part of Gil­ber­ton is a lit­tle gem, be­cause when you think of Gil­ber­ton you think of Ed­win Tce and the man­sions, but over this side of town there are more cot­tages,’’ she says.

Pic­ture: Stephen Laf­fer

CLOSE TO PARKS: An­toni­etta Bergamin out­side her shopfront cot­tage in Gil­ber­ton.

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