Leafy out­look across re­serve

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The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Sherwood Drive, Glenalta - TOM DOUGHERTY

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.

Pic­ture: DEAN MARTIN

PIC­TURESQUE: Brian and June An­drews out­side their Glenalta home.

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