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We’re covering some of the top suburbs in South Australia to look at why the locals love living there. To help us we’re talking to the experts in each of those suburbs.

This week’s feature suburb is Parafield Gardens, and giving a written tour is Paul Whitney of Harcourts Sergeant, who has sold real estate in the area for over 4 years.

Speaking as a long time advocate for the area, Paul Whitney told us about his favourite pastimes in the suburb and why it’s such a great place to live.

Suburb Snapshot:

Population: 16,403
Distance to:
City: 17km
Freeway: Salisbury Highway Or Port Wakefield road with 7kms depending on your location in Parafield Gardens.
Schools: Karrendi Primary School, Parafield Gardens High School, Parafield Gardens R-7, Holy Family Catholic School, The Pines, and just outside of Parafield gardens is Thomas More College.
Council Area: Salisbury

Why is Parafield Gardens so attractive for those looking to buy in the area?

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Parafield Gardens is a very diverse suburb with a huge range of properties to choose from that will suit everyone’s needs. For example, I’ve sold classic 1930’s homes and also brand new perfect family homes (the standard 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 garages). The market in Parafield Gardens covers all buyer types; this includes families, up-sizers, downsizers, renters, and also investors who are looking for long term investment properties or even development opportunities.

Where to eat:

The Slug N Lettuce, and also The Community club, always put on a good Schnitzel or steak. As a sponsor and player of the Parafield Gardens Soccer club, I can’t go past a $10 meal on a Friday night after training.



There’s lots of local sports to watch on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, or you can have a hit of tennis at the courts next to the Slug and Lettuce. Or form a team and play basketball, netball or indoor soccer at the recreation centre. Parafield Gardens also has a lot great of parks to explore that are pet friendly, and will keep the kids entertained.

Tell us about the property market in Parafield Gardens

The market is currently the strongest I’ve seen it since 2015, as the medium sale price is currently sitting around $312,000, with the average days a property is on market for being just over a month. My personal average being around the 14 day mark.  

Recently two properties have sold over $500,000 and this figure alone shows the market is growing at a steady rate and isn’t showing any signs of stopping. I am always happy to discuss the market in greater details with any buyers or sellers who want to give me a call.

Why do you love working in Parafield Gardens?

Parafield gardens is a suburb close to my heart having grown up in the area. I spent my younger years riding my bike all over the suburb and because of this I know all the streets like the back of my hand.

The water is so still it's like a mirror #mirrorimage #summernights

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Nothing makes me more proud than being able to give back the community that has given me so much. Whether its sponsoring the local sporting clubs or just helping a first home buyer get into the market.

Is there anything else people should know about Parafield Gardens?

It’s a great place to live and if you’re thinking of buying in Parafield Gardens your welcome to contact me.

Paul Whitney

Parafield Gardens Specialist

Harcourts Sergeant Property // Paul Whitney 0433 273 034

If you want to see more about why Paul Whitney loves working in Parafield Gardens, check out his websitesocial media, and his profile where you can check out all of his current listings.