About Our Area

Eden Hills

Location:

20 minutes from Adelaide CBD

History:

The origins of the name Eden Hills is unknown. The land was first purchased by William Cook in 1839.

Eden Hills developed into a larger settlement between 1880 and 1911 when the railways from Adelaide to Nairne was being constructed; growing further when the railway was completed.

Places of Interest:

Watiparinga Reserve was the first to receive a National Trust plaque in South Australia. The reserve was donated to the National Trust by Alison Ashby (daughter of one of the original developers) in 1957.

Colebrook Reconciliation Park was established in 1998 as a memorial to the children who were removed from their families at Colebrook Home. The home originated in Oodnadatta in 1924, moved to Quorn and then relocated to Eden Hills in 1942. The home was closed in 1972 and demolished in 1973.

Eden Hills is also home to the famous Lions Club Bargain Centre on Shepherds Hill Road.  You can find more info here.

Features:

Eden Hills Primary School is located right next to the train station.  They hold a bi-annual event called the Strawberry Fair which is a local icon and a must-attend event.  You can check out the school’s information here, and the Strawberry Fair has its own page here.  Ray White Blackwood has been proud to support the fair.

Eden Hills Railway Station

Median House Price:

Real Estate Eden Hills: The median house price (2011 Price Finder report) for Eden Hills is $458,750.

Residents and Population:

The population of Eden Hills is 2,849 people.