The 10 most popular inner-Adelaide suburbs for renters

Written by in Buying on July 6, 2018

Hoping to secure a new rental property in Adelaide, or planning to invest and wondering where the hotspots are?

Here are the top 10 most popular suburbs for renters in the South Australian capital, to help you narrow down your search:



Just 5km from the CBD and with a great lifestyle on offer, Unley is popular with renters of all types, from uni students and city professionals to young families. The median rent for a house is $500 per week, while units sit at $320.


Houses in Edwardstown have a median weekly rent of $380, making it an affordable option for families who enjoy living close to the CBD. It’s just a 6km work commute for mum and dad, and there are plenty of parks for the kids to enjoy.


Twenty kilometres north of the city centre, Reynella has a median rent of $330 per week for houses, and is home to the second-oldest primary school (still operating) in the whole of South Australia. It sits at the gateway to the wine region, so it’s a great spot to live if you enjoy weekend getaways.

Golden Grove

With a number of primary and high schools and great recreation and sport facilities, Golden Grove is a family friendly hub located 21km from the Adelaide CBD. The median rent for a house in Golden Grove is just $367 – a bargain for a home with stunning hilly views.

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Coastal Brighton is in high demand for Adelaide renters, with both units and houses sought-after in this beachside suburb. Expect to pay a median weekly rent of $337 for a unit, or $460 for a house; this makes it one of the more expensive areas on this list, but it’s more affordable than neighbouring Glenelg.


In Glengowrie, 12km south-west of the Adelaide CBD, the median weekly rent for houses is currently $450. It’s popular with renters thanks to its proximity to Glenelg beach, which is easily accessible via the tram.


Warradale is one of the most popular suburbs in Adelaide for tenants seeking a unit, with the median weekly rent currently $315. Twelve kilometres from the city and with a number of excellent public schools, an aquatic centre and cinema, it has a lot to offer.


Units in Grange have a median weekly rent of $260, so it’s a bargain-priced suburb for renters. It’s on the beach, around 11km from the CBD, and has some fantastic parks and an original jetty built in 1879. Tenants here get great value for their dollar.

Oaklands Park

Located south of the CBD, units in Oaklands Park have a median rent of $315 per week, and tenants love it for the amenities and convenience it offers. Westfield Marion, the largest shopping centre in Adelaide, is located in the suburb, and there’s also a Cultural Centre complete with art gallery, library and a theatre, which offers a number of community events throughout the year.


How many capital cities in Australia boast inner city rentals as low as $300/week? Inner city Glenside, just 2km from the CBD, is another popular suburb for units, with weekly median rents sitting at just $305. There’s a shopping centre and South Australia’s only orthodox Jewish synagogue, and the Glenruga International High School is located close by, making it a popular area for migrant families.


In the inner north, 6km from the CBD, Broadview is a great spot for sporty renters to call home, with a croquet club, football club, and tennis courts. The median rent for units is $280 per week, and it’s a peaceful, relaxed area yet still just a 10-minute commute to the city – what a bargain!