Discover a hidden gem
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.’’
SAFE AND SOUND: Kim and Travis McLeod out the front of their Victoria Street home.