Summertown, South Australia

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Summertown
South Australia
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Main Street of Summertown
Summertown is located in South Australia
Summertown
Summertown
Coordinates 34°57′0″S 138°43′0″E / 34.95000°S 138.71667°E / -34.95000; 138.71667Coordinates: 34°57′0″S 138°43′0″E / 34.95000°S 138.71667°E / -34.95000; 138.71667
Population 392 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1870[2]
Postcode(s) 5141
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council
State electorate(s) Heysen
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Suburbs around Summertown:
Greenhill[2] Ashton [2] Ashton[2]
Cleland[2] Summertown Uraidla
Stirling[2]
Crafers[2] Piccadilly[2] Piccadilly[2]

Summertown is a town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. It adjoins Uraidla. At the 2006 census, Summertown had a population of 392.[1]

Although technically ending along Greenhill Road directly at the Police House, further on is Summertown's Elderly Home, giving further confusion to the actual placement of the town's borders.

History[edit]

Summertown was originally conceived as a retreat from the hot temperatures of summer months for the populace of Adelaide [3] (hence Summer Town), this is still the case today with a variety of Bed and Breakfast style accommodation located throughout the area.

Facilities[edit]

Whilst Summertown retains the spiritual aspect of the two towns with the local Uniting Church, Uraidla has the honour of being the residence of the local pub.

The town also boasts its own netball/tennis courts located at the Tregarthen recreational reserve, as well as a Chocolate factory, institute and the district Country Fire Service station protecting the Uraidla and Summertown community from fire.

The closest school to Summertown is Uraidla Primary, which teaches from Reception to Year 7. Located on Kidney Street in Uraidla it is a short walk or ride from anywhere in Summertown.

Industries[edit]

It is primarily an agricultural area with many apple and cherry orchards, and vineyards, and market gardens, growing strawberries, cabbages, Rhubarb and lettuce are also amongst the primary produce. As well as agriculture, the township is also home to several successful small businesses including farm machinery sales (KubPower Summertown), cafés and real estate.

Notable Statistics[edit]

Summertown has the distinction of being home to the highest percentage (60%) of people who used a personal computer at home in South Australia as according to the 2001 census.

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