Fast rejuvenating Campbelltown has a green heart many other eastern suburbs would envy.
Its Lochiel Park Green Village redevelopment, is a multi-award-winning salute to sustainable living.
Jane and Setareki Sokotukivei have enjoyed that environment since 2013, when they built their energy efficient, three-bedroom home in Mundy Mews.
They are now selling the home in the Lochiel Park development, with a growing family on their minds.
“You have wonderful gum trees on your doorstep and delightful walking and bike trails as well as community recreation facilities here,” Jane says.
“Just driving into the development is so peaceful because of the setting.
“It was a lifelong dream to own such an energy efficient home,” she says.
“But we want a bigger yard to cater for my very active, three year-old son. We love the area and hope to live nearby.”
CoreLogic data shows the median house price has jumped up 12.1 per cent in the past three years.
“We’ve got a good blend of beautiful surrounds and the open spaces with all the city conveniences around it,” Jane says.
“You are right on the edge of the Linear Park here, so there’s a big area of open space and two wetlands supplying the development with recycled water.
“There’s also an art shed operating for a vibrant arts community and the Lochiel Park community garden to get involved in,” she says. “It’s a very friendly community and I found it very easy to get to know people around here.”
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Nearby Lochiel Park golf course and the ARC Swim Centre also make the location a hit along with prized, East Marden Primary School also close by.
“There are lots of fantastic food makers and suppliers in Campbelltown like Mercato, for cakes and coffee,” Jane says.
She finds the IGA supermarket on Lower North East Rd and Newton Central with Foodland and Target stores handy.
Sales agent Lincoln Marshall of Ouwens Casserly Real Estate says Campbelltown has just about everything people need nearby and remains affordable for most buyers.
“Being zoned to East Marden Primary School is a big attraction for young families,” he says. “You also have access to a good range of major shopping centres including on Lower North East Rd and excellent, public transport connections.”
CAMPBELLTOWN FACTS AND FIGURES
Campbelltown is a large suburb about km east of Adelaide’s CBD, near Glynde, Payneham, Payneham South, Newton, Firle, Hectorville, Felixstow, Paradise, Windsor Gardens, Klemzig and Rostrevor, It is bounded by the River Torrens, Wicks Ave, Church Rd, Lower North East rd, Gorge Rd, Sudholz Rd, Newton Rd, Montacute Rd and Payneham Rd.
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE
AVERAGE HOLD PERIOD
MEDIAN ASKING RENT
$400 per week for houses.
$300 per week for units.
ORIGIN OF SUBURB NAME
Named after early landowner, Charles James Fox Campbell, who subdivided a section in 1851. Historian Geoffrey H. Manning says Campbell named the village after himself.
There is a good mix of public and private schools, within a 2km radius including East Marden Primary School, Klemzig Primary School, St Pius X School (primary, Catholic), Felixstow Community School (primary), St Joseph’s School (primary, Catholic), Open Access College (combined), Marden Senior College and Windsor Gardens Vocational College (secondary).
A rapidly regenerating pool of homes and townhomes has been a major trend in the past five years as older, larger blocks have been snapped up by investors though many homes from the 1960s, 70s and 80s remain in the mix. Plenty of street trees and public reserves ensure a good mix of greenery and modern developments. About 58 per cent of homes are detached residences with another 32 per cent being units or semi-detached dwellings. About 34.5 per cent are rented.
Charlesworth Park offers a large, open recreation area with tennis courts, playground equipment and barbecue facilities.
Unity Park offers a fenced, children’s play area.
The Lochiel Park Par 3 Golf facility, near the River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Recreation areas in the Lochiel Park development offer picnic facilities, a small playground, fitness equipment (basketball court) and extensive walking trails through wetlands. extending out to the River Torrens and Linear Park. The ARC Swim Centre is a popular, (heated) indoor pool facility including lap pool and sauna areas. Lochiel Park Community Garden lets members grow vegetables, herbs and fruit in a sustainable way.