Selling points: Magill is located at the foothills of Adelaide. It is one of the leafy suburbs famed for its fantastic schools. There is low crime and many shopping centres. The area is affluent and there are many large houses, although the last seven years has seen an increase in population and sub-divisions. There is a mixture of old homes on large blocks and brand new villas. It is 8km to the CBD and 3km to the trendy shopping precinct of Norwood.
Most sought after properties: Three and four-bedroom homes are the most sought after for families. Older people who are down-sizing are also looking to buy small, low maintenance homes. The last group of buyers are first home buyers wanting to get a foothold into the suburb. These buyers purchase units from$280,000 to $320,000.
Most common properties: A mixture of older homes on large blocks, brand new two-storey homes and some units. The trend now is to subdivide the blocks and build low maintenance courtyard villas.
Top amenities: High quality public schools and private schools, plus the University of SA campus all create demand. Add to this the great shopping centres within a 3km radius, plenty of parks and playgrounds. Magill Road is full of cafes, boutiques and restaurants and plenty of bakers, butchers and greengrocers.
Local industry and business: Most residents are commuters to either the city, Tea Tree Plaza, or the Northern suburbs. Magill has many residents employed in the medical and service sectors.
Recent changes: The population has almost doubled in the last 10 years. The fantastic schools, proximity to the CBD and good public transport have all contributed to making Magill a desirable suburb.
Best streets: South Magill is generally considered more prestigious than North Magill. Avoid St Bernards Rd, Arthur Street and Magill Road. Romalo Ave and Brougham Rd are two great streets.
Public transport: There are many buses going to the city and it takes 15 minutes by car (out of peak hour) to get to the CBD.
Main arteries: It takes 40 minutes to get to most beaches, 10 minutes to get to the foothills and a breezy 30 minutes to get to the hills. The Morialta Conservation Park is a five minute drive, as is the trendy shopping precinct of Norwood. The Barossa Valley is an hour away and the McLaren Vale is 40 minutes away.