The Clare & Gilbert Valleys is the perfect location to live. Housing options are varied from large, rural properties at relatively affordable prices to smaller allotments with new homes and everything in between, catering for any stage in life.
Average house prices are substantially lower than metropolitan Adelaide and well below eastern capitals. The region offers the opportunity to purchase an affordable home and live the life you want to live without an enormous mortgage.
Median house prices as at April 2020 for the following towns are:
Clare - $299,995
Auburn - $260,000
Riverton - $197,500
For residential Listings of the region please view - https://www.realestate.com.au/buy
To Contact local real estate agents directly their details can be found below:
Mid North Real Estate: http://www.midnorthrealestate.com.au/
Professionals Clare: https://www.clareprofessionals.com.au/
Ray White Clare Valley: https://www.raywhiteclarevalley.com.au/
Calaby Real Estate: https://calabyrealestate.com.au/
Elders Real Estate: https://clarevalley.eldersrealestate.com.au/
Landmark Riverton: https://landmarkharcourts.com.au/Offices/191169/Landmark-Riverton
Clare is the main town within the District with a variety of health services. Clare acts as a regional health hub including 3 medical centres and a regional hospital. These services include an operating theatre and visiting specialist health professionals. The District’s smaller towns also offer health services including local and visiting doctors and pharmacies.
The District is serviced by a variety of public and private primary schools and 2 high schools to cater for your children’s education needs. Clare has the greatest variety of schooling options with two private and one public primary school and a large high school. Riverton has a primary and a high school. The smaller towns also have primary schools including Auburn, Watervale, Saddleworth, Manoora and Tarlee.
The region is also serviced by TAFE SA who offers training courses locally.
Recreation and Leisure
Are you super active or do you like the more leisurely things in life such as a long stroll with a glass of wine at sunset? The Clare & Gilbert Valleys offers this and so much more.
The District’s towns offer a variety of sport and recreation clubs including athletics, running, cricket, football, swimming, netball, basketball, to name but a few. The main recreation centre is the Valleys Lifestyle Centre https://www.thevalleys.com.au/ in Clare however each town has their own various facilities including ovals, parks, swimming pools and golf courses.
The District is famously known for its trails including the Riesling, Rattler, Mawson, Heysen and Lavendar Trails crossing the region you could spend years walking or riding them all. The Clare Classic http://www.clareclassic.com.au/ has recently found its home in the District as one of the State’s key cycling events.
SA Communities Directory provides the key directory for the clubs and services within the district. Just type in your area of interest and the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council to see what’s on offer -https://sacommunity.org/
Food, Wine and Culture
Unlike some regional areas, there are no shortage of places to eat, drink and have fun! From farmhouse restaurants, to gourmet pub fare and romantic dining locations, the region offers a delectable range of food and wine offerings. Not to mention the nearly 40 cellar doors with the Clare Valley being the heart of Australian Riesling https://www.clarevalley.com.au/drink/. Some well-known labels include Taylors, Grossets, Jim Barry, Pikes, Killikanoon and Tim Adams.
In terms of cultural pursuits, there’s no lack of activities to fill your time. The District provides the platform for a bounty of events including the annual Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend, various country markets, the Clare Show and the annual Rotary Art Exhibition. There are a variety of galleries to choose from with the well-known Riverton Light Gallery exhibiting artist Robert Hannaford’s work.
Auburn is a hive of creativity with the Courthouse Cultural Centre occupied by Heritage / Arts / Traditions Auburn which has a lively program of events that cover music, cabaret, theatre, puppetry, poetry and community events.
To explore the District’s many food, wine and cultural offerings visit the Clare Valley website - https://www.clarevalley.com.au/