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11 Port Adelaide Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Port Adelaide – 2016/17 Performance

Port Adelaide Real Estate Agents sold 10 houses over the last 12 months.

The best Port Adelaide Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Port Adelaide agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over 11 agents operating in the Port Adel. Enfield – Port council area servicing the Port Adelaide market and 4 agencies, vendors should only use those Port Adelaide agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Port Adelaide property.

With total house price growth of 6% over the last five years Port Adelaide agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Port Adelaide houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 24% (5yr average 1%).

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Port Adelaide and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Port Adelaide property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Port Adelaide real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Port Adelaide real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

Suburb Overview

Port Adelaide is a suburb of Adelaide lying about 14 kilometres northwest of the City of Adelaide. It lies within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and is the main port for the city of Adelaide. Port Adelaide played an important role in the formative decades of Adelaide and South Australia, with the port being early-Adelaide's main supply and information link to the rest of the world.

Prior to European Settlement Port Adelaide was covered with mangrove swamps and tidal mud flats, and lay next to a narrow creek. The entrance to this creek, the Port River, was first reported in 1831. It was explored by Europeans when Captain Henry Jones entered in 1834. The creek's main channel was then fed by numerous smaller creeks, and was 2

Colonel William Light began closely exploring the area in late 1836 while deciding on a site for the colony of South Australia's port. After initial trepidation, he reported to the Colonisation Commissioners that the location was a suitable harbour. By this time it had acquired the name "the port creek". Light's choice of separating the port and Adelaide was strongly opposed by a few merchants, a newspaper and Governor John Hindmarsh. This opposition was largely based on the distance between them. The division of power in the colony meant that the final decision was Light's alone. He kept Adelaide and the Port separate principally due to the lack of fresh water at the port.

The effective foundation day of Port Adelaide was 6 January 1837. On this day the first Harbourmaster, Captain Thomas Lipson, took up residence with his family on the edge of Port Creek. The new port was used for shipping later that month, and passengers began disembarking the next. At this point the site was known as The Port Creek Settlement.

When founded the port's land was just higher than the surrounding tidal flats;at high tide the port could be rowed around. The port had a significant problem

The original drawings of Adelaide City Plan by Light show that he envisaged a canal between Port Adelaide and the City of Adelaide. The canal was not built;it would have required a massive investment that was not available at the time.

By early 1838, large vessels could only get as far as the end of Gawler Reach. Arrivals had to use smaller boats, traverse the mangrove swamps at low tide and climb sandhills to reach the road to Adelaide. A canal for the loading of sailing ships was constructed in 1838, and town acreages nearby surveyed and sold. By the years end deficiencies of the canal were clear. The canal was dry for most of the day and cargo movement very slow. Seagoing ships had to stop some distance from the settlement due to the mudbanks. Cargo and passengers covered the remaining distance in ship's boats. All had to traverse 2

The port's initial location was intended to be temporary. The location for a proper port was chosen by Governor George Gawler, between the original settlement and the Governor's preferred location at the junction of the North Arm and the Port River. One reason for the chosen site was Gawler's instructions on leaving England to limit expenditure;the North Arm site would have required more transport infrastructure and reclamation work. Gawler awarded a tender allowing the South Australian Company to construct a private wharf, again partly to limit government expenditure. Along with the wharf they were to construct a warehouse and roadway. The roadway was to be a 100 feet wide and run from the port to dry land, a distance of approximately 1 mile. This first wharf was built near the end of the modern Commercial Road.

The wharf, known as Maclaren Wharf, was finished in 1840. McLaren Wharf was 336 feet long and 15 feet deep at low tide. Contrary to usual practice, it was allowed to be built at the low water mark, which made construction simpler. The Wharf, warehouse and road were opened by Governor Gawler in October 1840. The opening procession from the old port to the new included over 1,000 people;then the largest assembly of colonists to date. The procession included 600 horsemen and 450 vehicles, almost all of colony's wheeled transportation. At the opening a parcel was ceremonially landed from the barque Guiana. Upon opening the port could accommodate vessels up to 530 long tons.

During reclamation work, the ground level was raised by approximately 9 feet, with mud and silt from dredging work. Early houses had their ground floors below the now raised ground level;some had steps built down from road level. The Port Admiral Hotel's original ground floor now forms part of its basement. The last major reclamation was of the Glanville Reserve in 1892. By the mid 1840s, with increasing trade, the wharves proved insufficient and some more private wharves were constructed. During the late 1850s the state of the dry and dusty plain, between Adelaide and Port Adelaide, led to the pejorative terms "Dustholia" and "Mudholia" in summer and winter.

Gas street lighting was erected by the local council in 1881. The town received its first electric lighting in January 1889, lit with the colony's first town supply from a powerhouse in Nile Street. During the rest of the 1800s harbour facilities expanded and the town grew. It gained an impressive range of commercial and institutional buildings. Many have survived, resulting in Port Adelaide having one of the best concentrations of colonial buildings in South Australia. Their significance was recognised in May 1982, when a sizable part of the town centre was declared a State Heritage Area.

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