Findon, South Australia facts for kids
Adelaide, South Australia
|Location:||6.5 km (4 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA:||City of Charles Sturt|
|State District:||Cheltenham (2014)|
|Federal Division:||Port Adelaide|
In 1839, George Cortis was granted the land now constituting Findon, which he subdivided in 1848. The suburb may have been named for the town of Findon, United Kingdom, near Cortis' hometown of Worthing.
Findon lies astride Crittenden and Findon roads, in Adelaide's western suburbs. Grange Road forms its southern boundary.
The 2011 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,718 persons in Findon on census night. Of these, 49% were male and 51% were female.
The age distribution of Findon residents is skewed higher than the greater Australian population. 72.1% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 27.9% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
Findon Community Centre is located on Findon Road.
Findon High School is on Drummond Avenue. and Nazareth Catholic College Primary and Early Childhood Centre are on Crittenden Road.
Facilities and attractions
Shopping and dining
Shops are located on Findon Road and Grange Road.
Findon Oval, home of the Woodville District Baseball Club in summer months, and the Woodville Lacrosse Club in winter months, is located on Drummond Avenue, beside Findon Cycle Speedway, home of the Findon Skid Kids cycling club.
The other main greenspace in the suburb is Matheson Reserve, between Buccleuch Avenue and Dominion Avenue.
Other parks and reserves are located on Findon Road, Strathbogie Avenue, Pamela Street, Rondo Avenue and Dampier Avenue.
Basa Reserve, mainly located in neighbouring Beverley, extends into the suburb.
Findon is home to the 8,000 seat Adelaide Arena, home of the four time National Basketball League champions the Adelaide 36ers and home of five time Women's National Basketball League champions the Adelaide Lightning.
The A$16 million arena, the largest purpose built basketball stadium in Australia, opened in 1992 as the Clipsal Powerhouse before a change of sponsorship saw a name change to the Distinctive Homes Dome in 2002. This lasted until 2009 when it became known as The Dome, and in 2010 the venue was renamed the Adelaide Arena. The main basketball court at the arena is known as the Brett Maher Court in honour of 36ers games record holder and three-time championship winning captain Brett Maher.
Findon is primarily serviced by Findon Road and Crittenden Road, both of which pass through the suburb. Grange Road links Findon to Adelaide city centre and the coast.
Findon is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.
The suburb is serviced by buses run by the Adelaide Metro.
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