We’re quite partial to Prospect and think you will be too.
Quirky, arty and funky, Prospect is a Boffo favourite for a whole bunch of reasons, but here are our top five:
You’re close to everything at Prospect. The city and North Adelaide are just minutes away. Public transport is plentiful. You have cafes, boutiques, eateries, shops and even the Palace Nova Cinema on Prospect Road. If you’re looking for a quiet place to walk the dog, Prospect has a plethora of parks too.
The Prospect area has become a bit of a mecca for foodies. Anchovy Bandit, Meze Mazi, Mekko Market & Cafe are just a few of the Prospect favourites. Five minutes away you have O’Connell Street, North Adelaide, with its famous Blue and White Cafe and everything from Japanese and Moroccan to Indian and Italian. A few minutes north at Blair Athol and Kilburn is a new hub of Middle Eastern supermarkets, bakeries and eateries. Fresh bread from an Afghan oven anyone? Delicious.
Prospect isn’t just a safe suburb, there’s plenty for families – all located within the sought after Adelaide High School and new Botanic High School Zone. Many homes still have large blocks for the kids and dog to run around on. Even if you don’t have the luxury of a big backyard, you’ll have plenty of parks, playgrounds and the Prospect Oval close to home. On rainy days, the family can catch a movie at the Palace Nova Prospect Cinema.
Prospect still maintains a great deal of its old world charm and character, with gracious old bungalows and villas lining wide, tree-lined streets. Many of the larger homes come with multi-million dollar price tags, but there are still bargains to be had if you’re willing to buy a smaller home, to renovate or rent.
Art is everywhere
Wherever you go in Prospect, you’ll see thoughtfully commissioned murals and street art. Since the 1970s, the Prospect art scene has flourished, and the area is now home to many artists and creative industries. The local council has encouraged this with the introduction of many community arts projects and events.