City of Prospect is an inner urban community of approximately 21,000 people, located immediately north of the City of Adelaide.
The name "Prospect" was chosen soon after 1836 because of the beautiful "prospect" the locality presented, described as "... being well timbered, with waving gum and shady trees."
The suburbs covered by City of Prospect include all or parts of Collinswood, Medindie Gardens, Fitzroy, Prospect, Ovingham, Thorngate, Broadview, Nailsworth, and Sefton Park. Within these suburbs, the tree-lined residential streets are bordered and transected by major arterial roads. The predominant housing styles of the area are traditional bungalows and villas, town houses, and units.
The first Council invested in recreation facilities. This tradition has continued to the benefit of the community, with quality parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities, which include the Prospect and Broadview ovals, St Helens Park, Prospect Estate Park and Memorial Gardens play area. There are also lots of smaller reserves and playgrounds nestled amongst the streets.
City of Prospect provides a wide range of services which enhance the quality of life for residents and builds a strong sense of community. These include significant tree planting and streetscaping, community bus service, aged care service, youth programs, community arts program, all based at the newly-built Payinthi on Prospect Road, Prospect.