Perth is the pearl of Western Australia, one of the cleanest cities in the world. The City is divided by two rivers; the Canning and the Swan. You’ll get the whitest sand and the bluest ocean in WA and Perth suburbanites are no stranger to the beach lifestyle. A bustling metropolis full of green spaces, it’s a city where idyllic scenes of the two rivers with gleaming sail boats and wildlife are accessible to everyone.
Homely list the 20 best suburbs of Perth. We will give you a snap shot of the top ten:
Melville comes in at number one – voted as a safe place to raise a family, a trendy and up and coming suburb. Its leafy and quiet with friendly neighbours. The median house price in Melville is $787, 000 and the average weekly rent is $420
Currambine is voted as second – described as a neat and quiet suburb close to the beach and the freeway. It is peppered with nice family homes and has its own train station and shopping malls. The median house price in Currambine is $530, 000 and the average weekly rent is $410.
Edgewater is next on the list at third – a great lifestyle suburb on the banks of the lovely Lake Joondalup and five minutes drive from the beach at Mullaloo. Only 22km from Perth central, it takes 20 minutes by train to get to the city centre. The median house price in Edgewater is $558, 750 and the average weekly rent is $410.
Bibra Lake comes in at fourth – a suburb that has plenty of nature and wildlife, with a series of freshwater lakes in its boundaries. It is home to a theme park and recreational facilities which make it ideal for families. The median house price in Bibra Lake is $517, 000 and the average weekly rent is $410.
Booragoon ranks fifth best suburb – host to the Garden City Shopping Centre, close to St John of God Hospital in Murdoch and Murdoch University. Plenty of great parks and friendly neighbours makes this suburb a nice place to live. The median house price in Boorogoon is $883, 000 and the average weekly rent is $470.
Noranda is sixth on the list – this is a great suburb for active families, with a number of sporting clubs to choose from. It also has great schools, the Noranda Shopping Village and is close to the airport and Perth city centre. The median house price of Noranda is $580, 000 and the average weekly rental is $370.
Ashfield comes in seventh – this suburb has access to the Swan River with bush land surrounds. Still a lightly populated area, it feels like a country town with nature at your doorstep. Its a 15 minute commute to the city and an easy drive to the airport. The median house price in Ashfield is $500, 000 and the average weekly rent is $345.
Woodlands is lucky number eight – a short distance to Scarborough Beach and Jackadder Lake, plenty of green spaces and playgrounds makes this an attractive established suburb. It has its own shopping village, two doctors surgeries, restaurants, takeaways and movie theatre. The median house price in Woodlands is $940, 000 and the average weekly rent is $480.
Ferndale is voted as ninth best suburb – the beautiful Canning River runs right around this village in south Perth. Enjoy the environment by canoeing on the weekends and bird watching as they nest on the river bank. Shopping is accessible with a quick drive to the CBD, Westfield Carousel Mall or Riverton Forum Mall. The median house price in Ferndale is $480, 000 and the average weekly rent is $330.
Connolly is our final at number ten – 26 kms from Perth CBD it has a large golf course estate, five minutes from the beach. Its a safe and friendly place to raise a family with access to schools and shopping centres. The median house price in Connolly is $665, 000 and the average weekly rent is $480.