Location Average distance to the GPO is 14km. Origin of suburb name Originally called Stirling East to avoid confusion with Stirling North, the name honours Sir Lancelot Stirling, MP. Public transport Buses on Adelaide Metro route 868 and 894H run along Longwood Rd, providing access to Aldgate and Blackwood, and there are multiple routes that run along Mount Barker Rd and the South Eastern Freeway. There is also a train station at Stirling. Schools Schools in the area include Heathfield High School on Longwood Rd, Crafers Primary School on Piccadilly Rd, St Catherine’s School on Ayers Hill Rd, Stirling District Kindergarten on The streets of Stirling are characterised by low-density homes surrounded by a large amount of trees and native vegetation. Local attractions There are a number of reserves and parks in Stirling, including the Woorabinda Reserve, as well as cafes and shops in the town centre. Zoning and future development Mabel St, Stirling, is located within the Country Living zone of the Adelaide Hills Council development plan. This zone restricts the majority of development to single dwellings on individual allotments and must not affect the residential amenities.