Top growth suburbs in the Adelaide Hills for living (and investing)

Experts have anointed Adelaide’s property market as ‘red hot’ in terms of price growth. With our eastern neighbours (Sydney and Melbourne) dipping, Adelaide is now a front-runner in the nation’s property landscape. And guess what two suburbs have come in the top five most-searched suburbs in AustraliaCrafers West and Aldinga

Given that we’re seeing the highest recorded increase in dwellings out of all capital cities, South Australia is fast becoming an investment hot-spot. In particular, real estate in the Adelaide Hills. And while our darling region has always been popular, it’s attracting even more families in the past few years.

If you’re thinking of making the move or already live in the Hills and would like to invest (or switch suburbs), you’ll smile knowing the region is on the rise. While best known for its community and laid-back atmosphere, there are many more pros, living in the Adelaide Hills.

The best suburbs in the Adelaide Hills, based on recent growth

You’re going to get beauty and big backyards in the Hills. Consider how far you want to be from town (and the freeway), as well as proximity to nearby growth suburbs like Crafers. Our real estate agents can help guide your search.

Mount Barker

Mount Barker is great value for money with established houses on large blocks of land – not to mention all the incredible wineries and attractions on your doorstep. it has a thriving community with infrastructure that’s constantly improving. Mount Barker commands 1.8% annual growth.


Strathalbyn offers generously sized homes and allotments in a quaint location, not too far from the freeway. This Hills-adjacent town on the Fleurieu Peninsula is growing at 1.3% annually.


Littlehampton is an area that doesn’t, readily, spring to mind when we think of the Hills. Yet, it’s recorded an impressive 4.3% annual growth. Littlehampton is just a short drive up the freeway and boasts large blocks, quality schools and that regional Hills lifestyle.

Woodforde, Greenhill and Mylor

According to a recent article, other growth suburbs in the Adelaide Hills council area include Woodforde, Greenhill and Mylor – with an annual change in dwelling value between 28.5% to 47.7%.

While these round-up articles are always useful, every situation is different. Your family might be looking for proximity to schools for the kids (and wineries for the adults), while another family could be focused on investing.

Contact the Nitschke team to have a chat about your Adelaide Hills real estate and lifestyle goals.