Dis­cover a hid­den gem


The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Victoria St, Queenstown - TOM DOUGHERTY

THE safety and fam­i­lyfriendly na­ture of Queen­stown is the rea­son Kim McLean en­joys liv­ing there. ‘‘It is an un­der­stated area, it is very quiet and safe,’’ she says.

‘‘It isn’t busy with the hus­tle and bus­tle of be­ing around West Lakes, it is a great area with beau­ti­ful big streets.’’

Ms McLean, who is sell­ing her Vic­to­ria St home, says Queen­stown has been a good spot to bring up a fam­ily.

‘‘It is sur­rounded by great schools, my kids go to West Lakes and for high schools there is Seaton High,’’ she says.

‘‘There is a beau­ti­ful park just down the road from us that the girls like to play in and we just had no­ti­fi­ca­tion from the coun­cil that they are up­dat­ing all the street lights and just put in a new play­ground.

‘‘It is an area that seems to be get­ting a lot of at­ten­tion from the coun­cil as well.’’

Ms McLean says there are a lot of fam­i­lies that live in the sub­urb as well as older peo­ple.

In­for­ma­tion from RP Data and the Aus­tralian Bureau of Statis­tics shows that Queen­stown mea­sures 1sq km, with two parks cov­er­ing nearly 3 per cent of its area.

The me­dian sale price for houses in July was $200,000, which is less than the $389,000 for the City of Port Ade­laide En­field coun­cil area.

The me­dian price for units is $325,500, which is more than the $272,500 for the coun­cil area.

Ray White Semaphore Port Ade­laide sales con­sul­tant Nick Psar­ros, who is sell­ing Ms McLean’s home, says Queen­stown is a good sub­urb to live in due to its cen­tral lo­ca­tion.

‘‘You are so close to the city, so close to West Lakes, so close to the beach, Port Ade­laide and Semaphore,’’ he says.

‘‘It is amaz­ing, it is strate­gi­cally lo­cated, you have Port Rd and Old Port Rd and there is also talk of the tram­line go­ing up Old Port Rd.’’

With a me­dian price rise of 11 per cent in the past five years, Mr Psar­ros says the de­vel­op­ment in the sub­urb will only help that price con­tinue to in­crease.

‘‘The prices are steady, go­ing up steadily,’’ he says.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple don’t know where Queen­stown is, it is one of those hid­den gems.’’

Pic­ture:david CRONIN

SAFE AND SOUND: Kim and Travis McLeod out the front of their Vic­to­ria Street home.

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