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5 hot suburbs to watch in the Fleurieu Peninsula.

High property prices in Adelaide, the new Southern Expressway, and its holiday rental allure, the Fleurieu ticks a lot of lifestyle (and investment) ‘boxes’.

So, with rolling, lush countryside wrapping gorgeous coastline, vineyards, eateries and markets sprinkled throughout the region, how do you pick your favourite suburb? It’s a good excuse for a lot of Sunday drives. In the meantime, we’ll give you our favourites. You have just as many choices as you do with real estate in the Adelaide Hills, but instead of leaves you have sand.

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1. Victor Harbor

The ‘Mount Barker’ of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor is the regions commercial hub. The medium house price is $327,500 for three-bedrooms. It’s part historic, part progressive, with horse-drawn trams and hip eateries, like Qahwa Coffee Roasters.

2. Goolwa

This gorgeous coastal town is only 15 minutes from Victor Harbor. It’s slightly more expensive, with a $345,000 medium house price, but it comes with advantages: peace and quiet. Be sure to check out Motherduck Café before you make your suburb decision.

3. Mount Compass

It’s a smaller suburb that connects the bigger ones, but with an evolving identity of its own. With boutique cellar doors and wineries all around, Mount Compass commands a $412,500 medium house price. Check out Mount Compass Wines on your day trip and get a taste for the area.

4. McLaren Vale

This world-famous wine region needs no introduction. If you love good wine, food and experiences, McLaren Vale is hard to top. The medium house price is $418,500 – surprisingly low for its seemingly-endless rolling hills, culinary scene, and undeniable character. Browse the Vale Market (on an empty stomach) for all things wine, food and art.

5. Strathalbyn

Historically rich, relaxing and communal, Strathalbyn is as near to the Hills as the Fleurieu gets. The medium house price is $325,500 and you’ll discover a wide range of property types, from cottages to farmland. You simply have to book a table at the Oasis Gardens Function Centre to see the new, progressive attractions popping up in the area.

With the median house price in Sydney now, over one million ($1,027,962), the Fleurieu Peninsula’s low $300,000s average is set to continue to turn heads. If you’re thinking of a sea change or you’re hunting for a great region to invest in, it’s best to speak with local experts who know Fleurieu and Adelaide Hills real estate.

Be a part of Australia’s (still) undiscovered Fleurieu Peninsula as it emerges as a national destination for premium wine and gourmet fare. And you know what this means… value, an unbeatable lifestyle and great rental demand. Less than an hour from your Adelaide Hills property, the Fleurieu is a fun weekend drive or investment property option.