Adelaide Relocation – What’s it Like Living in Adelaide?

Adelaide is known as ‘the city of churches’, but it offers so much more than just an array of charmingly historical places of worship. As the gateway to the beautiful Barossa Valley and boasting beautiful beaches, renowned museums/art galleries and thriving markets/retail shopping, there is a lot that awaits. And although you’ll never be wondering what to do in Adelaide, it also presents a quiet and restful escape, if that’s what you seek.

If you are thinking of moving to Adelaide there are a few things you should know about this highly liveable city. Here is what you might expect upon relocation.

Adelaide City Overview

Adelaide is a very accessible city and yes, it’s still actually possible to live in the CBD of the city without having to sell a kidney! Compare this with Sydney or Melbourne (or an international city like New York or Tokyo) and you’ll understand just what a dream this is.  Adelaide is known as the ‘20-Minute City’ – that’s because you can reach any point in the city centre usually within a period of 20 minutes from the outlying suburbs. Whether you base yourself in the city or suburbs, you can’t really go wrong when you move to Adelaide.

The downside for some is that shops close early on weekends and the tram will only take you as far as 25 km from Adelaide’s CBD. However, that’s all part and parcel of a city whose lucky inhabitants largely get to avoid a mind-numbing commute. That is, after all, why the public transport system does not need to extend that far.

The urban sprawl of Adelaide is still under control, public transport is relatively clean and reliable and travelling to the airport, city centre and beaches is an absolute breeze! All this makes life in Adelaide pretty sweet.

The Environment in Adelaide

The climate in Adelaide is known to be quite dry and fairly warm – which is what makes the surrounding region perfect for wine production. The city itself is quite compact and contained within a grid format.

The River Torrens divides Adelaide, making for a lovely point-of-interest and place of leisure (check out the paddle boats). The city is known for its vibrant laneway culture, with an abundance of diverse restaurants and bars that make use of fresh local produce to good measure.

Suburbs flow out logically from parkland greenery that fringes the more cosmopolitan epicentre of Adelaide. You will find an array of 19th/20th-century architectural specimens to marvel at.

Moving to Adelaide


The Adelaide Property Market

In terms of properties to call home, there are still a great number of houses with big backyards available, alongside chic urban apartments and many other options (at a median house price that still beats most other Australian cities). So although the relatively affordable Adelaide house prices might be a drawcard, the extra space you’ll get is definitely something to consider, especially for those with bigger families.

If you are searching for a rental in Adelaide, the current median price is around $555 per week for a house and $520 per week for a unit in 2023. However, you can pay far less in the outer suburbs. It’s wise to plan a few trips to Adelaide (so you can get to know the city) before you make your final move and to ask family/friends in the city for their assistance and tips on how to secure your best living arrangement.

The People of Adelaide

The pace of Adelaide might be a bit slower than some of its counterparts but that doesn’t mean that the city is at all backward. It’s an incredibly progressive place; a ‘city of firsts’ – known throughout history for its free-thinking people. It was the first place in Australia to recognise Aboriginal land rights, to give women voting rights, to abolish sexual and racial discrimination, to abolish capital punishment and to even legalise nude swimming!

So just how many people live in Adelaide? With a relatively small population compared to other Australian capital cities, Adelaide boasts around 1.4 million people, with continued growth year on year.

Is it Worth it to Move to Adelaide?

As one of Australia’s most affordable and beautiful cities, Adelaide is certainly worth moving for. Whether you enjoy wineries, beaches, parklands, vibrant culture or restaurants, Adelaide has it all. It was also named the world’s coolest city by the Wall Street Journal!

How Much Does it Cost to Move to Adelaide?

The cost of Adelaide relocations can vary depending on where you currently live, and how much you’re looking to transport. You need to factor in things like removalists, packaging, flights, storage, insurance and accommodation. All this can cost upwards of approximately $5,000 (source: Canstar) when you add it all up, but it can be well-worth it if you’re keen on a fresh new start.

At Kent Removals & Storage, we have lots of affordable options for safe and stress-free Relocation services Adelaide, wherever you’re coming from. We have a strong logistics network, storage solutions, and over 70 years of experience with interstate and overseas removals. So even if you’re living abroad, you don’t need to worry, as we’ll get your goods safely to your new destination with confidence and care.

Hire a Professional Removalist – Call Kent!

Thinking of moving to Adelaide? Now that you know the basics you can set about putting your plans into motion. Contact Kent Removals and Storage. With over 75 years of interstate and overseas removals experience, we are here to take the stress out of any major relocation. Leave the heavy legwork to us. Call Kent on 13 55 31 today – we’ll take care of the rest!

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Lisa Fink

Blog Author Lisa Fink