The attraction of Adelaide living has a lot to do with the differences from suburb to suburb. The natural terrain means that there is something for everyone’s way of life. This could mean relaxing around the coast, up in the hills, or anywhere in between.
Athelstone, situated on the eastern side of Adelaide, is at the beginning of a natural gradient called Black Hill, which means that the houses built here experience variations in landscape. This combined with the fact that the suburb is located on the River Torrens—one of Adelaide’s major water supplies—means there is plenty to take into consideration throughout an Athelstone building inspection.
Level of Landscape
When conducting the building inspection, we don’t just focus on the outside of a property. In a suburb such as Athelstone, we take special consideration into how prone a house might be to flooding. This is especially the case due to the suburb’s proximity to such a large water supply.
We will pay close attention to the position of the natural and manmade landscapes around the property and establish any risks from inclement weather. Recognising whether or not a house might experience flooding could be the difference in a hefty cleanup bill, or making changes to the property to minimise the risk.
Athelstone is a perfect place for anyone that’s either renting or thinking about entering the housing market. The suburb has always been a popular place for families, which means that many of the houses are equipped with three or four bedrooms. A home this size would cost an average of $430 per week to rent, which is perfect for a share house. If you are looking to buy, the median house price here is $481,000, making it an attractive option for first homeowners.
A Beautiful Garden
The natural surroundings of Athelstone bring fertile soil. What better way to use this than planting an awesome garden? You will find many homes around this area with established outdoor landscapes, but there is nothing stopping you from tailoring it to however your heart desires. Take advantage of the soil and moisture in the ground while you bring to life a luscious flowerbed or veggie patch.
The residents of Athelstone are given a great luxury by being situated along the Torrens. The river is equipped with the ‘Linear Trail’, a manmade pathway that runs from Athelstone all the way to West Beach. If you enjoy bike rides, or simply stretching the legs, then why not venture along the river? Feed the ducks or check out the numerous playgrounds and picnic spots along the way.
Black Hill Conservation Park
If you are a fan of the outdoors, Athelstone life will provide you with plenty of opportunities to enjoy what makes Australia so unique. Black Hill Conservation Park is full of incredible flora and fauna, leaving you to bushwalk or bird watch throughout your spare time.
Whether you’re a property buyer looking for a pre-purchase building inspection, a seller looking to cover all the bases, someone with a building project or an owner builder, Detail Building Inspections Adelaide is your local building inspection company.
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