Location & lifestyle

1. Our Location

The City of Unley is located just 1.5km directly south of Adelaide's Central Business District (CBD). Being on the City's boundary, Unley business operators can easily access the CBD by car, public transport, bike or foot. They also benefit from lower property and rental costs than their CBD counterparts, high volumes of passing traffic and local resident support.

The City of Unley sits within proximity of a range of major landmarks, services and institutions between the south-eastern entrance to Adelaide's CBD and the capital's airport. We are continuously building on this geographical advantage by improving our city’s roads, enhancing our cycling and walking network, reducing traffic congestion and supporting enhancements to the public transport network.

Some of South Australia's best-known and most prestigious main street precincts are located in Unley, including King William, Unley, Goodwood, Glen Osmond and Fullarton Roads. These precincts provide essential goods and services, meeting places and attractions for visitors. They are also home to approximately 1,200 businesses, many of which are unique, independent operators. For potential investors, our main streets offer a variety of buildings and floor space options for you to consider for your new venture.

There are plenty of opportunities for business and investment on our boundary roads and transport corridors too. Greenhill Road, as an example, is a prime commercial and office precinct on the CBD and parklands fringe. It has the emerging potential to be a premier residential or business address, with its enviable location, access to services and amenities, and views to the coast and foothills.

For detailed maps and profiles on Unley’s suburbs, visit  REMPLAN.

Transport corridors

With our main transport corridors leading to and from the CBD, vehicle numbers per day on these transport corridors are as follows:

  • Anzac Highway - 48,500  
  • South Road - 49,900
  • Cross Road - 33,600
  • Fullarton Road - 25,500
  • Glen Osmond Road - 25,700
  • Greenhill Road - 50,100
  • Unley Road - 30,100
  • Goodwood Road - 29,300
  • King William Road - 19,600


2. Celebrating the City of Unley's lifestyle

The City of Unley is active in promoting, encouraging and supporting business within the area. An eclectic mix of professional services, retail, cafes and dining experiences makes the City of Unley a great place to do live, work and do business.

Unley is one of South Australia’s most established, densely populated and highly sought-after areas. For a business, investor or family looking to establish a future in a strong, stable and affluent environment, the City of Unley really is a 'community of possibilities'.

Our residential neighbourhoods include some of South Australia's most prestigious addresses and desirable postcodes. Our rich, active cultural life offers access to regular festivals, markets, community and sporting events in a safe, beautiful environment.

Lifestyle benefits in the City of Unley

Lifestyle benefits enjoyed in the City of Unley include:

  • multiple cosmopolitan shopping precincts;
  • a thriving café culture and over a dozen wine bars, hotels and nightspots;
  • access to an abundance of facilities and services;
  • free wi-fi in two of the main shopping precincts;
  • highly desired location for student living;
  • ample affordable and efficient public transport;
  • an exciting calendar of events attracting thousands of local residents, as well as visitors from greater Adelaide, interstate and overseas;
  • the Adelaide Showgrounds, which hosts over 130 public events every year. This includes premier event the Royal Adelaide Show, which attracts over 500,000 people annually;
  • a low 40km/h speed limit in residential streets, creating a safe, pedestrian and cycling environment;
  • bicycle lanes on all major roads and a bicycle network across the city's residential streets;
  • well-maintained parks, reserves and public recreational spaces to enjoy outdoor activities;
  • leafy tree-lined streets providing a cool green canopy and aesthetically pleasant environment;
  • quality sports and recreational facilities;
  • close proximity to 22 childcare centres, 12 primary schools and 6 high schools; and
  • significant growth in age-friendly retirement living and support services.