Regarded as one of South Australia's prettiest towns, Strathalbyn is dotted with fine old blue and sandstone heritage buildings and has a strong historical focus. There is even a resident town crier.
Strathalbyn's centrepiece is the Soldiers Memorial Garden, which flanks the Angas River. Strathalbyn has a thriving arts community with studio galleries and an ever changing display of original art in local cafes and the Stationmaster's Gallery. There are more than 30 beautiful, heritage listed buildings. Albyn Terrace features historic architecture, while High Street is home to antique, craft and specialty gift shops.
Harness, flat horse racing and dog racing tracks draw large crowds to their regular country meetings. The Fleurieu Way passes through Strathalbyn from Langhorne Creek.
Every August, Strathalbyn hosts the Collectors, Hobbies and Antique Fair. Local halls are filled with antiques, craft and memorabilia. Dealers from around Australia attend this event.
Transit busses run regular services to the town, and there are also school bus services.
Medical services include Strathalbyn Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, doctors'offices, physiotherapy, chirotherapy and remdial massage services.
There are many cafes in historic High Street and throughout the town, as well as several pubs, bakeries and take away shops. There are also grocery shopping facilities, gift and specialality shops, newsagency, florist, sports shops, shoe retailers, men’s and women’s clothing stores, butchers and a museum.
Other services include sporting clubs, steam ranger rail line (seasonal).
The town has a variety of accommodation for visitors.