The suburb of Glenside has a rich and interesting history, from its origins in award-winning wheat growing, lamb farming, a landmark Lunatic Asylum, through to it’s current-day thriving and prominent film studios and contemporary housing developments.

Just on the outer fringe of the CBD, Glenside is a prestigious address. Part of “the eastern suburbs” it includes some of Adelaide’s best schools – both public and private. The shopping facilities are amid the best in Adelaide, and are under development for further expansion.

The suburb is lush and green, with wide tree-lined streets and well-maintained public spaces.

Still known affectionately as “the old Glenside Hospital” the site at the corner of Fullarton and Greenhill roads, previously housed the Public Colonial Lunatic Asylum of South Australia. In 2011 the historic and architectural administration building was refurbished for the South Australian Film Corporation. The surrounding land has been subdivided and luxury housing developments are currently underway.

Information current as of: June 2020

Data sourced from realestate.com.au, Google Maps & Australian Bureau of Statistics, based on 2016 census data

Image from: CohenGroup.com.au



4.2km East of Adelaide city centre.

Part of the City of Burnside.



Originally known as ‘Knoxville.’

First settled in the 1940s as farming land, for growing wheat.



Male 44% + Female 56%

Median age 45

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Glenside 4

What the Locals Love

Great school zoning

Primary Schools

Linden Park Primary School


Secondary Schools

Glenunga International High School

World-class shopping

Home to Burnside Village, the centre currently includes over 100 premium lifestyle and fashion stores.

With the next stage of development underway, Stage 6 will further expand the boutique shopping centre.

Tree-lined streets

There is a sense of grandeur to the streets of Glenside. Lined in beautiful towering gums or striking purple Jacarandas, the streetscapes are stunning and well maintained.

Urban renewal

Renewal SA have set out in the redevelopment of the Glenside site to create “a vibrant hub of well-designed retail, commercial, residential and recreational uses that are connected and enhanced by high quality public spaces.”

Heritage meets contemporary

With a mix of historic heritage buildings, the aesthetic of the suburb is evolving, with the addition of high-quality new developments.

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