Areas and suburbs in Perth

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There are many beautiful neighbourhoods in Perth
Finding an area or suburb in Perth that matches an individual's accommodation priorities can be a challenge. The city is growing fast; house prices are climbing at astonishing rates in some parts and demand for apartments in the fashionable districts is voracious. This being said, there are parts of the city where expats can still find a gem or two.

Ultimately, which suburb one chooses will depend on their budget and how much commuting they can put up with.
At the end of the day though, every expat – whether the young professional with a little extra cash, a family looking to live near the best schools or a retiree after the sun and sea – will find a suburb in Perth that fits the bill.

Professional living in Perth

Professionals who are looking to live close to the Perth city centre have a great deal of freedom in choosing an ideal neighbourhood. The good highway system in Perth means that one can invest in or rent a property some distance from the middle of town, but still not spend ages on the motorway every morning to get to work.

Places to look:
  • Cottesloe
  • Swanbourne
  • Subiaco
  • Mount Claremont
  • Karrakatta
  • Shenton Park
  • Nedlands
  • Peppermint Grove

Family-friendly areas in Perth

Expats moving to Perth with young children or teenagers will find that their choice of neighbourhood will largely depend on its proximity to good schools, especially since public schooling in Australia is based on catchment zones.

Generally speaking, expats can find a set of schools to investigate by cross-listing neighbourhoods that fall within their budget with the schools in the area.

Places to look:
  • Victoria Park
  • Applecross
  • Rivervale

Sea lovers in Perth

An interesting feature of Perth is that people are either sea or river folk, meaning some prefer to live on the coast and others on the river shore. Here are some of Perth's popular seaside suburbs.

Places to look:
  • Scarborough
  • North Beach
  • Ocean Reef
  • Quinns Rocks
  • Port Kennedy
  • Secret Harbour

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