Stirling is a town located in the Adelaide Hills. It is administered by the Adelaide Hills Council. Its population is about 2500, though the town has largely merged with neighbouring townships such as Crafers and Aldgate. The towns closely surrounding it are: Aldgate, Crafers, Bridgewater and Heathfield. Out of those five, Stirling is one of the most popular to live in, (although Aldgate has more population and is a larger area.) This is because Stirling has a large main street and has more specific shops.