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Blair Athol
AdelaideSouth Australia
Grand junction rd blair athol.jpg
Grand Junction Road
Population: 4,373
Postcode: 5084
LGA: City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Blair Athol is located about 15 km (9 mi) north of the Adelaide CBD, South Australia. Blair Athol borders the suburbs of Gepps Cross, Enfield, Prospect and Kilburn. Blair Athol's main and longest street is Florence Avenue.

History

Blair Athol Post Office opened on 15 June 1955 and was renamed Blair Athol West in 1966. At that time the existing Enfield office (open since 1852) was renamed Blair Athol and it was replaced by the Enfield Plaza office in 1997.

Reserves

Blair Athol has two reserves, Blair Athol Recreational Reserve and Barton Street Reserve. The Blair Athol Recreational Reserve is a large reserve covering a total area of approx. 46,800 sq. metres (180 x 260 metres). It features a football oval, cricket ground with batting cages, two netball/basketball courts and tennis courts which are exclusively used by members of the Kilburn tennis club. This reserve also features a large parking lot, 2 playgrounds with one to the north and the other to the south, a gazebo and the Kilburn Footy Club. Barton Street Reserve features a large grass field and a playground with several benches. This reserve covers a total area of approx. 18,400 Sq metres (230 x 80 metres).

Transport

Blair Athol is serviced by the G10 bus line between Adelaide and Grand Junction Road, travelling via Prospect Road and also bus routes 221, 222, 224, 225, 226, 228 and 229, which travel between Adelaide and various destinations in the Northern suburbs via Main North Road. Residents of Blair Athol can also catch the train line to and from the city. The station is located in Kilburn, several hundred metres from Prospect Road.


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