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REA Group’s realestate.com.au has released new data that reveals Adelaide’s top 10 lifestyle suburbs.

The property website used an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data standard to calculate the distances from each suburb to main lifestyle factors such as education, parks, beaches and distance to the CBD.

The site named North Brighton as South Australia’s most lifestyle-friendly suburb.

According to realestate.com.au, 90% of North Brighton residents have education facilities and parklands within 500m of their homes, are only a 25-minute commute from the CBD and less than a kilometre from the beach.

The median house price in North Brighton is currently $635,000, which is considerably higher than Adelaide’s median house price ($525,000) but still well below those of Melbourne ($865,000) and Sydney ($1.17 million)

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North Brighton was joined by six other coastal suburbs (Henley Beach South, Henley Beach, Glenelg, Glenelg North, Semaphore, Seacliff) in SA’s top 10, reflecting a shift in buyer preferences.

“Beach side living is a lifestyle element for many buyers and what we’re seeing in South Australia is consistent with the rest of the country,” said REA Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee. “But perhaps there is a generational shift as people have a greater affinity for the beach and are not as much hung up on historical homes and may want something a bit more modern.”

According to additional data from realestate.com.au, North Brighton is a high demand market with 1,452 visits per property, more than double the state average of 675 visits.

“I’m really not surprised by the result as I’ve found properties are highly sought after when they come to the market,” Pete Fallon of Magain Real Estate Ascot Park told realestate.com.au. It’s [North Brighton] close to Glenelg, which has good public transport and it’s also close to a lot of good schools. So we’ve seen a lot of people trying to buy into the local school catchment area, but there’s also been increasing interest from investors.”

South Australia’s top 10 lifestyle suburbs:

1. North Brighton
2. Henley Beach South
3. Henley Beach
4. Glenelg
5. Kensington
6. North Adelaide
7. Glenelg North
8. Black Forest
9. Semaphore
10. Seacliff

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