City connections are all part of the adventure

People of Adelaide


Posted on 03 Dec 2019

Newly settled in the Kodo Apartments, Sam has quickly discovered that solo city life is anything but solitary and is making the most of his CBD surrounds.

Kodo is one of the most recent additions to the city’s growing apartment landscape, opening its doors in early 2019 in Angas Street, adjacent to Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga and the bustling Adelaide Central Market.

Kodo apartments exterior

Sam loves the location of his new home - and so do his friends and family. With his parents still based in Leigh Creek, approximately six hours outside of Adelaide, the pair frequently bunk in their son’s second room when visiting his new nephew in Lobethal.

“I have a simplicity in the city that I couldn’t really have anywhere else. This extends to not having too many possessions, walking to everywhere I need to go. It’s just easy and uncomplicated!”
Sam, Kodo Apartment resident.

Sam city living apartment couch

Sam knows the city streets and sounds well, servicing some of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings as an elevator technician, and he’s now experiencing them on a personal level. Recently he, ventured out for a solo pub crawl which took him through vibrant laneways like Leigh Street, into little nooks in Topham Mall and saw him finish up at ‘The Metro’ hotel on Grote Street -  where he quickly befriended some other locals. With a mate working at The Saracens Head Hotel in nearby Carrington Street, Sam knows he can always pop down and see a friendly face over a brew.

Sacarens head hotel

Weekend rituals now include rallying up the troops for a run around Victoria Park or along the River Torrens. With Kodo situated a hop, skip and step away from the Adelaide Central Market, the next stop-off is a visit for a weekly shop and a feed at his favourite stall, SunMi’s Sushi.

Sunmi sushi adelaide central market
photo-icon Adelaide Central Market

Best of all for Sam is that he doesn’t even need to leave home to get his social fix in the city. As residents are filtering into Kodo, a strong sense of community and comradery is already forging, which Sam is tapping into.

A barbecue, stocked esky of drinks and the gathering of Kodo-dwellers on the complex's sweeping communal terrace quickly resulted in the forming of new friendships - and a committee which will organise get-togethers on the last Friday of each month.

Kodo communal terrace city living

While solo living is fine for now, Sam was thinking long-term with he purchased this apartment.

"Well I only really need a single bedroom place but I thought things can change. I might have a family and couldn’t think of a better place than right here."

With a view like this, it’s completely understandable.

Sam city living balcony view

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Vivien Nguyen

Vivien Nguyen