Leafy outlook across reserve
MOVING from England 11 years ago, June Andrews says the picturesque outlook of Glenalta was ideal for her and husband Brian.
‘‘We house sat in Hawthorndene and we liked the area, we drove around Blackwood, Glenalta and Belair and the reason we came here was because it is such a delightful road,’’ she says.
‘‘We’ve got the reserve running all the way through... we really liked this area because it has everything.’’
Mrs Andrews, who is selling her Sherwood Drive home, says she liked that her house sits on a flat block and looks over a reserve. ‘‘We have got the railway station literally just up Nottingham Way, that takes us straight into the city, which is fantastic,’’ she says.
‘‘It has great schools here as well and it is just a great community.’’
Information from RP Data and the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that Glenalta is 1sq km and has four parks, covering five per cent of its total area.
The median sale price for houses in February was $485,000, which is less than the $590,000 for the Mitcham council area.
The median price for units is $227,850, which is less than the $340,000 for the council area.
Harris Real Estate Blackwood sales consultant Peter Alexandrou says Glenalta is an attractive-looking suburb that is popular with families.
‘‘Glenalta is described as the greenest suburb in South Australia, as far as coverage of leaves,’’ he says.
‘‘It is a combination of Hills environment with excellent access to very good schools, public transport and very good infrastructure around it.
‘‘This place in particular is located straight across the road from the Sherwood Reserve.’’
He says the area is tightly held and that houses are sold quickly after coming on the market.
‘‘It has maintained a good level of pricing, the growth has been consistent, when other suburbs are falling it has been very resilient,’’ he says.
PICTURESQUE: Brian and June Andrews outside their Glenalta home.