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R&H Suburb Profile BLACKWOOD

Blackwood is a south eastern suburb in the foothills of Adelaide, SA, about 13km from the CBD. Blackwood and its neighbouring suburbs of Glenalta and Craigburn Farm had a combined population of 6379 in the 2001 Census.

The suburb’s residents enjoy all the benefits of living close to the CBD of a capital city, with galleries, hospitals, restaurants and other attractions close by. There is also a wide variety of multicultural restaurants to choose from within Blackwood itself.

Blackwood Railway Station is a transport hub with buses to Adelaide and outer southern suburbs, and trains to Adelaide and Belair. There is also a daily commuter bus to and from the eastern Fleurieu Peninsula passing through Blackwood.

The suburb’s attractions include Wittunga Botanic Garden, originally a private property with English gardens established in 1901, featuring displays of Australian and South African plants.

Blackwood High School and Blackwood Primary School are in nearby Eden Hills. The suburb’s churches include Uniting (former Methodist), Anglican, Church of Christ, Baptist, Roman Catholic and Lutheran, as well as Pentecostal churches, the Hills Christian Family Centre and Frontier Christian centre.

The hip hop group the Hilltop Hoods and country singer Beccy Cole (whose song Blackwood Hill references the suburb) are from the area, while award-winning screen composerand film-maker Milton Trott also grew up in Blackwood.

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