LIVING IN STRATHALBYN

A PERFECT PLACE TO CALL HOME

Surrounded by rolling hills, picturesque valleys, tall gums and farmland, the charming historic town of Strathalbyn is known for its pretty parks and gardens, antiques and collectables, culinary and art scene, heritage buildings and village atmosphere.

  • Adelaide is just a 45 minute commute down the freeway

  • Mount Barker is 20 minutes drive away

  • Langhorne Creek Wine Region is a pretty 10 minute drive

  • Murray Bridge is 35 minutes up the freeway

The convenient location of Strathalbyn with nearby premier food and wine regions, river, lake and beachside towns, make it a popular choice for modern living. It’s no wonder Strathalbyn was voted one of the best tree-change destinations in Australia by the New Daily.

WORK LIFE BALANCE 

ART, EDUCATION, SPORT

Strathalbyn’s beauty has enticed many artists, boutique food manufacturers and designers to call Strathalbyn home.

Living options are plentiful – you can choose from substantial heritage residences on generous allotments, quaint historic cottages, modern housing in residential estates, conveniently located units, horse training properties and rural living opportunities. Our local real estate agents are perfectly located to help you find your dream home.

Strathalbyn was one of the first towns in South Australia to be connected to the NBN, so working from home is a viable option.

There is a choice of public and private education in Strathalbyn with the Eastern Fleurieu School or Tyndale Christian School.

Strathalbyn has a centrally-located swimming pool complex, a state of the art skate park on North Parade and a dirt go-kart racing track and model aircraft flying field located on the fringe of the township.

The Angas River walking trails are popular with both residents and visitors.

STATISTICAL PROFILE

ALEXANDRINA COUNCIL AREA

  • The 2016 Census shows Strathalbyn with a population of 6,504 and a median age of 45.
  • It is the second largest township in the Alexandrina Council LGA, just behind Goolwa.
  • Strathalbyn and Goolwa are the most popular areas for new dwelling approvals in the Alexandrina Council LGA. Between the period January 2006 and December 2014, Strathalbyn recorded the highest number of dwelling approvals (759) in the LGA.
  • Strathalbyn has grown steadily, and has appeared several times in the top ten growth areas in regional South Australia in the last decade (ABS 3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia).
  • The Council, working with the Strathalbyn Community Advisory Panel, is currently reviewing  the Strathalbyn Town Plan.
  • The Strathalbyn and District Population Forecast for the year 2015 is 7,266 persons.  By the year 2036, the population is estimated to reach 10,882 persons.  (The district boundaries in this forecast, include land extending to Paris Creek and encompassing the settlements of Ashbourne and Willyaroo).

COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

A THRIVING COMMUNITY

Strathalbyn has an abundance of sporting, community, hobby and service organisations. Including but not limited to football, netball, basketball, tennis, swimming, softball, soccer, martial arts, dance, youth theatre, walking, golf, lawn bowls, gardening, Country Women’s Association, Rotary, Lions, Probus and Freemasons.

Our town is home to a very active theatre group – Strathalbyn Players, a wonderful gallery – Stationmasters Art Gallery, a lively Town Band and a Community Art & Craft Shop.

Multi function meeting rooms and a community space with kitchenette can be hired at the Alexandrina Council Library and Community Centre (1 Colman Terrace). Phone 8555 7000 or email alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.au.

The Strath Neighbourhood Centre at 6 Parker Avenue can be contacted on 8543 4809 or strathnc@gmail.com for information. Like their Facebook page for updates.

MORE INFORMATION

The town is forecast for steady growth with good transport links to Adelaide and Mount Barker.

Website

1 Colman Terrace
P: 8555 7000