Crafers living a green dream
BEING surrounded by nature and the distance away from neighbours are what attracted Jackie to Crafers. ‘‘I liked the trees, the shade and how beautiful it is really,’’ she says.
‘‘And also the space, we can’t see any neighbours really from our house, being on an acre-and-a-half it was being in that Adelaide Hills community but also having the privacy that really appealed to us.’’
Jackie is currently selling her sixbedroom, two-storey home with an open-plan kitchen and living area, an outdoor entertaining area, and a pool, which is on The Crescent, Crafers.
‘‘There is a school at the end of the street and the village of Stirling is actually a beautiful five to ten minute walk from our house down through the gorgeous forest,’’ she says.
She says another highlight of living in the area is the community feel, and the ease of commuting to the city.
‘‘There is a Christmas party every year, there are a number of people in the area with kids, and there are also older people as well,’’ she says.
‘‘Out of peak hour, it takes about 10 minutes drive to the toll gate, and it takes no more than 20 minutes into town.’’
Information from RP Data and the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that Crafers has 5 parks covering nearly 18 per cent of its area.
The median sale price for houses in October was $750,000, which is more than the $505,000 for the Adelaide Hills Council area.
The median price for units is $313,000, which is less than the $293,000 for the council area.
Alexander Zadow, who is selling Jackie’s property, says Crafers is an attractive suburb to purchase in due to the proximity to the city and the lifestyle.
‘‘You have those big blocks, it’s shady and nice and lush and green, and it is a little bit cooler as well,’’ he says.
‘‘I think the Adelaide Hills in general feels like when you are going home, it actually feels like you are getting away from it all.’’
He says families tend to be attracted to Crafers due to the larger properties.
‘‘It is because they want space for the kids to run around and go crazy,’’ he says.
‘‘The Crescent, the actual road, I love that it is a very private little enclave of properties and there’s a mix of homes, including multi-million dollar homes and $550,000 cottages.’’
COMMUNITY: Jackie and her daughters, Zara and Piper, outside their Hills home.