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Craigmore
AdelaideSouth Australia
Craigmorepanorama.jpg
Beatrix Avenue, Craigmore, with Para Substation in the background
Postcode(s) 5114
Location 5 km (3 mi) from Elizabeth
LGA(s) City of Playford
State electorate(s) Napier
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Suburbs around Craigmore:
Blakeview Blakeview Uleybury
Elizabeth Downs Craigmore One Tree Hill
Elizabeth Park Hillbank Gould Creek

Craigmore is a large suburb north of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Playford local government area, just east of Elizabeth and south of Gawler.

History

Craigmore is within the traditional territory of the Aboriginal Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. European settlement in the area began in 1855 when Blair Farm was constructed situated just north of what is now Uley Road . Modern development of Craigmore started circa the late 1960s/ early 1970s with the construction of State Housing Trust estates. During 1975, the south eastern part of what is now Craigmore was built as a private development named Blair Park. Further private developments occurred during the mid-1980s, late 1990s, and throughout the 2000, with urban infill still incomplete. This development has made Craigmore one of Adelaide's longest suburbs by distance, totalling 3.75 kilometres parallel with Adams Road between Kakuna Crescent and Arthur Street.

Geography

Craigmore is situated on foot hills approximately 29 km by road from the Adelaide GPO. Although Craigmore is a suburb of Adelaide and part of the Adelaide metropolitan area, Craigmore is 11 km from Gawler by road. Most dwellings are built up to the start of the hills (One Tree Hill), which are used for cattle grazing and wine growing.

Adams Creek runs through the middle of Craigmore, with elevation of the suburb ranging from 86 to 149 meters at its highest point.

Demographics

The 2006 census shows Craigmore as having a population of 10,319. Residents of Craigmore have a mixed income, with older former public housing residents located in the middle, and newer larger, more expensive houses in the newer estates such as Somerset Grove and Beckham Rise.

Community

The local newspaper is the News Review Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Bunyip are also available.[8]

Facilities

Craigmore is serviced by a High School which opened in 1970. Craigmore is also serviced by a shopping centre containing a Coles Supermarket, a liquor store BWS, an award winning bakery and many other speciality shops. There is a YMCA, a number of public primary schools, Catherine McCauley School, and an R-12 Christian College (Hope Christian College). Close by, the large Munno Para Shopping City has many large stores including K-Mart, Foodland, and Harvey Norman. as well as the even bigger Elizabeth shopping centre. A new Woolworths shopping centre is also located in the adjacent Blakes Crossing. Uleybury Winery and restaurant is a short 3 km walk from Craigmore. Some sporting clubs that reside in the area are Craigmore Cricket Club and the Munno Para City Soccer Club.

In June 2010, Craigmore was finally given television reception through the erection of a tower on the corner of Uley and Adams Roads in Elizabeth Park. In the same month, Craigmore was also given ADSL equivalent speed internet through wireless WiMAX. Prior to this date, one half of the dwellings in Craigmore were within an ADSL blackspot and were required to rely on 3G, dialup, or satellite internet.

Parks

Craigmore Park runs through the centre of the suburb. The linear park known as the 'Elephant Walk" can be followed to Anderson Walk in Smithfield. As Craigmore borders the Adelaide Hills, there are lookout points on Craigmore Road and Uley Road, where the York Peninsula can sometimes be seen on a clear day.

Schools

  • Catherine McCauley Primary School
  • Craigmore High School
  • Hope Christian College
  • Craigmore South Primary School
  • Playford Primary School

Churches

  • Craigmore Christian Church
  • Craigmore Latter Day Saints Chapel

Transport

The area is serviced by the 441, 442 and 443 Adelaide Metro buses. Both these buses terminate at Smithfield and Elizabeth Interchanges, with train connections to Adelaide and Gawler. The 443 covers most the routes covered by the 441 and 442, running late at night.

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