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Adelaide - why choose Adelaide, South Australia?

If you are looking at Adelaide Bound then the chances are that South Australia is where you have decided to relocate or to migrate too. This page is to give you just a little background info on what Adelaide is about.

Adelaide is the capital of the state of South Australia with a population of over 1.1 million people. The city was founded in 1836, is the fifth largest city in Australia and the only capital not founded by convicts. Adelaide is situated between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf St. Vincent and is divided through the middle by the River Torrens. Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture, its long beachfront, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It continues to rank highly as a livable city, being in the Top 10 in The Economist's World's Most Livable Cities index.

Railway Station   Adelaide Oval   Fountain, Victoria Square   Festival centre

The city centre is planned as a grid system which is surrounded by green parklands thus earning it the name of city in a park. The CBD (or Central Business District) is home to an array of entertainment and facilities including the bustling Rundle Mall, home of over 600 shops and those infamous silver balls. You will also find numerous museums, galleries, Adelaide Zoo and Elder Park where you can relax on the edges of the River Torrens along with much more. Adelaide's Central Market is a great place to spend the day soaking up the atmosphere, located in the city centre next to China Town.

There is plenty going on in Adelaide with a range of festivals, a great selection of modern shopping malls, the wildlife and the wineries. 'The festival state' is just one of the names that South Australia has adopted and it is not surprising when you see the amount going on from the Clipsal 500, Adelaide Show, Food and Wine festivals, concerts and more throughout the year.

The Adelaide Hills provide a tranquil rural settings or drive down to the cosmopolitan Glenelg and Brighton areas along the coast where life has a faster pace. There is a huge diversity in the areas around Adelaide with the bonus that you can choose live in the hills but still be close to the sea and vice versa. From nearly every area in and around Adelaide you have stunning views of the hills, the sea or both.

Situated along the coastline of Gulf St Vincent, Adelaide's beach districts stretch out over an area that's almost thirty kilometres long. There are some amazing beaches along this coast with stunning scenery and reefs providing a varied playground - surfing, diving or simply relaxing with your family, there is something here for everyone.

The cost of housing in Adelaide is some of the lowest in Australia and whether you prefer rural or coastal there is something here that is sure to please. Both Healthcare and Schooling have an exceptional reputation which appeals to the many families that make Adelaide their home. See the relevant pages for more information on these. Adelaide's economy is primarily based around manufacturing, defence technology and research, commodity export and corresponding service industries.

Links for local newspapers and guides to Adelaide
A Brilliant Blend - South Australia Tourism pages on Adelaide
Adelaide Now - local newspaper
Adelaide Visitors Guide - what to see and where to go, Adelaide
About Adelaide - A Guide to Adelaide
Lonely Planet - Adelaide Guide
Visit Adelaide Hills - Places to go and things to do - complete guide
Walkabout Guide - Adelaide
Wikipedia - Adelaide Area Information and statistics


Glenelg Tramway   Adelaide Arcade, Rundle Mall   Elder park   Adelaide

Adelaide has what is frequently called a mediterranean climate with hot summers and cooler winters. South Australia is the direst state in the driest continent in the world so rainfall is less than much of the UK.

The seasons in Adelaide run opposite to those in the UK - Spring is September to November, Summer is December to February, Autumn is March to May and Winter is June to August. The average temperatures are 15C in Winter and 29C in Summer for daytime.


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