There are so many benefits to living in this area, so I’ve put together a handy directory to help you take advantage of the excellent facilities and services. I’d be happy to help you discover my neighbourhood – just get in touch.

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Peppermint Grove Suburb Insights:

Named after the whimsical peppermint trees lining its streets, Peppermint Grove is best known for its stately and historically significant mansions. This includes some of Australia’s most valuable properties, as well as modern homes built by some of the country’s leading master builders. Real estate prices in Peppermint Grove tend to be the highest in Western Australia.

This teeny tiny suburb is incredibly sought-after, and once people move here, they tend to stay. Peppermint Grove truly is a beautiful place to live, with three generous parks and picturesque Freshwater Bay providing sheltered spots to picnic on the banks of the Swan River. The Shire of Peppermint Grove is also Australia’s smallest local council authority, covering an area of just two square kilometers (six city blocks), with fewer than 600 properties under its jurisdiction.

Residents of Peppermint Grove have great amenities at their fingertips. On the suburb’s western side, there’s Cottesloe Central Shopping Centre, and nearby Napoleon Street with its top quality cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The Grove Library is particularly popular among local children. You can also catch a train from Cottesloe Station all the way to Fremantle or Perth CBD.

Within Peppermint Grove, Presbyterian Ladies College offers excellent education for girls aged kindergarten through to senior graduation. There are a number of other top ranked schools within a short drive, including Christ Church Grammar, Scotch College, St Hilda’s Anglican School, Iona Presentation College and Methodist Ladies College.

Would you like to call Peppermint Grove home? Get in touch with me to discover more about this exclusive neighbourhood.

Peppermint Grove fact file:

  • 12km from Perth CBD
  • On the banks of Swan River
  • Some of WA’s most special homes
  • Median sale price: $3,525,000
  • Upper quartile: $4,045,000
  • Lower quartile: $2,475,000

Mosman Park Suburb Insights:

Mosman Park has the ultimate position, with the Indian Ocean on its western side and the majestic Swan River to the east. It offers everything you could ever need in a neighbourhood: top ranked schools, excellent public transport, independent shops, thriving restaurants and great public facilities.Almost 20 percent of this stunning suburb is covered in parkland. Many homes either overlook or open directly into these well-kept public spaces, spurring some locals to boast “the council looks after my front yard!”. MosArts was established by a group of passionate locals a few years ago, and now hosts outdoor movies and concerts in

Almost 20 percent of this stunning suburb is covered in parkland. Many homes either overlook or open directly into these well-kept public spaces, spurring some locals to boast “the council looks after my front yard!”. MosArts was established by a group of passionate locals a few years ago, and now hosts outdoor movies and concerts in summertime, as well as yoga, theatre and other community activities.

Mosman Park is a family suburb, which reflects in the high number of schools within its boundaries. In the private school sphere, St Hilda’s and Iona each have two campuses. Mosman Park Primary School is a fabulous state-run alternative.

Living in Mosman Park, you never need to travel far to get what you want. There’s a bustling selection of boutique retailers, eateries and bars around Glyde St, as well as the Super IGA shopping Centre tucked away on Wellington Street. The Coles supermarket on Monument Street is also undergoing a major upgrade.

When it comes to the real estate market, Mosman Park has a bit of everything. Along the river, there are some of WA’s most expensive and spectacular properties. Towards North Fremantle, Buckland Hill estate has several properties valued in the multi-millions. But for the most part, Mosman Park contains property at accessible prices. There’s also a handful of older apartment blocks that are popular amongst investors, the median sales price for a unit hovering around $378,000.

Mosman Park fact file:

  • 12km from Perth CBD
  • Between river and sea
  • Apartments, family homes and large mansions
  • On the Fremantle-Perth train line
  • Median sale price: $1,300,000
  • Upper quartile: $2,050,000
  • Lower quartile: $1,010,000

If you think Mosman Park is perfect for you and your family, why not give me a call on 0414 688 988 to find out more? I have the knowledge and experience to help you on your buying journey.

Cottesloe Suburb Insights:

Often featured on postcards for Western Australia, Cottesloe contains one of Perth’s most loved stretches of coastline. Positioned halfway between Perth CBD and Fremantle, Cottesloe is a hive of activity within its own right, and there’s a wide variety of real estate to choose from.

Perfect for those wanting to embrace an active lifestyle, Cottesloe is home to a large number of sports teams and recreational facilities, including Seaview Golf Club, two Surf Life Saving Clubs, longboard and board riders clubs, as well as football and rugby for all ages. Cottesloe Tennis Club even hosted the international Davis Cup event recently. All these clubs are very open and welcoming of new members.

Cottesloe’s streets have the widest grass verges you’ll find within a city’s metropolitan boundaries, with majestic Norfolk Pines providing shade. Among the wonderful parks, Cottesloe Civic Centre is one of the most special. It encompasses two hectares of magnificent parkland overlooking the ocean, along with a Spanish-style mansion where the Town of Cottesloe offices are located.

One of the most anticipated events on Cottesloe’s calendar is Sculptures by the Sea. The annual event attracts world-renowned sculptors, as well as art lovers from far and wide. Traditionally, Cottesloe’s council purchases one exhibit each year for permanent public display. All year round, the restaurants, cafes and hotels along Marine Parade serve up world-class cuisine (with views to match). There’s some hidden gems tucked away in Cottesloe too, such as Daisies and John St Cafe. There’s also excellent shops – Boatshed is a must-see, with a large selection of specialty food products. It’s impossible to leave Boatshed with only the items you went in to purchase!

This prestigious beachside suburb has two excellent primary schools and is within easy reach of some of the best secondary schools in the state. With first-class amenities complemented by four kilometers of superb swimming, surfing and dog beaches, it’s little wonder the locals claim that Cottesloe is the perfect place to live.

Does Cottesloe sound like a great fit for you and your family? Give me a call on 0414 688 988 to find out how we can make living here a reality.

Cottesloe fact file:

  • 11km from Perth CBD
  • 5km from Fremantle
  • Idyllic Indian Ocean position
  • On the Fremantle-Perth train line
  • Median sale price: $1,700,000
  • Upper quartile: $2,450,000
  • Lower quartile: $1,450,000

Claremont Suburb Insights:

First established in 1830, Claremont is a beautiful, leafy suburb set against the Swan River’s sheltered shores. Only 12 minutes’ drive from Perth’s CBD, Claremont has its own thriving town Centre, encompassing one of WA’s best fashion destinations (Claremont Quarter), as well as a large selection of very fashionable places to eat and drink.

Local children enjoy endless hours of fun jumping off the jetties the line the river, and the public swimming baths have recently been refurbished. There’s also Lake Claremont, one of the area’s best kept secrets, and Claremont Showgrounds – the home of the annual Perth Royal Show.

Claremont is a major hub of private secondary schools, including Methodist Ladies’ College, Christ Church Grammar School and nearby Scotch College. Freshwater Bay Primary School is a very well-regarded state option for the younger ones and St Thomas’ School is also very popular.

Getting around is always simple when you live in Claremont. Stirling Highway provides a quick commute to the city, plus there are three railway stations and good bus services.

Fitting for such a well-connected transport hub, the area around Claremont Oval is being transformed with high-end apartment developments. These have filled a gap in the Claremont market for empty nesters who wanted a low maintenance lifestyle, without leaving the suburb.

Away from this new residential precinct based around the town centre, Claremont real estate is characterised by stand-alone family homes, many with beautiful gardens.

Does Claremont sound like a great fit for you and your family? Give me a call on 0414 688 988 to find out how we can make living here a reality.

Claremont fact file:

  • 5km from Perth CBD
  • Substantial retail district
  • Mix of apartments and traditional family homes
  • On the Fremantle-Perth train line
  • Median sale price: $1,337,500
  • Upper quartile: $1,895,000
  • Lower quartile: $1,035,000

Dalkeith Suburb Insights:

Tucked away at the end of a peninsular, Dalkeith is a prized, peaceful suburb with a lot to offer its residents. Dalkeith real estate includes some particularly impressive architecture, and sizeable land holdings.

The Swan River wraps around the suburb on three sides, and some lucky locals enjoy a direct river frontage with nothing between their boundary and the sparkling water. There’s also an abundance of parks, exercise areas and sports clubs on offer in Dalkeith – particularly if you are interested in golf, tennis, or yachting.

For more relaxed recreation, you will find several cafes concentrated on Waratah Avenue. The University of WA is also on your doorstep – the summer outdoor cinema series is not to be missed.

Dalkeith is just 8.5 kilometers from the city – corporate executives who live here always comment on how much they enjoy their tranquil, twice daily drive along the Swan River (there’s also only one traffic light between Dalkeith and the city!). Meanwhile, local doctors and surgeons rejoice at being able to get to several major hospitals within only a few minutes. Dalkeith is also handy to all the top schools and has a great primary school with small class sizes.

This is a “dream” suburb that many Perth residents aspire to live in – at the higher end of the Dalkeith real estate market, property prices rival that of Peppermint Grove.

Would you like to call Dalkeith home? Get in touch with me to discover more about this exclusive neighbourhood.

Dalkeith fact file:

  • 5km from Perth CBD
  • Surrounded by the river
  • Mostly family homes on large blocks
  • Median sale price: $2,300,000
  • Lower quartile: $1,942,500
  • Upper quartile: $3,200,000

Swanbourne Suburb Insights:

Bordering Claremont, Cottesloe and City Beach, Swanbourne has an enviably convenient location in the midst everything. A perfect place for families to put down their roots, Swanbourne has a beautiful stretch of beach, patrolled by its own Surf Lifesaving Club, as well as an 18-hole Golf course, and a lovely shopping village centered around Claremont Crescent. On the waterfront, The Shorehouse café and restaurant does a roaring trade.

Scotch College is within Swanbourne, but all of the top schools are within two kilometers. The train from Swanbourne Station takes you into the CBD in around than 16 minutes, via Claremont Quarter, the showgrounds and Subiaco. Travelling the other direction, you’ll get to Fremantle via Cottesloe, Mosman Park and North Fremantle.

Swanbourne’s original blocks measure in excess of a quarter-acre and typically feature gorgeous character homes from the Federation era, which have been renovated to suit the needs of today’s modern family. There’s also been a couple of top quality subdivision projects in recent years that have introduced stand-alone houses on smaller blocks to Swanbourne. The council required many of these homes to meet stringent environmental criteria, so many newer properties boast a long list of impressive sustainability features.

Swanbourne also has a higher density development, which was completed recently. These luxurious apartments were mostly purchased by couples who wanted to downsize from their homes in Swanbourne, without leaving the neighbourhood that they know and love.

Campbell Barracks, a Special Forces army base, is also located in Swanbourne. There are ongoing discussions about at least part of the army’s land being redeveloped as more housing. I will be watching that space closely!

Would you like to call Swanbourne home? Get in touch with me to discover more about this exclusive neighbourhood.

Swanbourne fact file:

  • 10km from Perth CBD
  • Gorgeous coastline
  • Selection of character and modern homes
  • On the Fremantle-Perth train line
  • Median sale price: $1,600,000
  • Lower quartile: $1,291,000
  • Upper quartile: $2,120,000

Nedlands Suburb Insights:

Nedlands is a large suburb that provides a diverse range of real estate to suit the needs of different families. This includes modern homes conducive to a low maintenance lifestyle, as well as stunning character residences on quarter-acre blocks.

Residents in Nedlands enjoy living close to the river, the University of Western Australia and Claremont Town Centre. There’s a good selection of shops and cafes around the Nedlands Broadway shopping strip, plus it’s only a few minutes to get to Subiaco by car. Nedlands also has a 24-hour IGA supermarket that’s considered to be one of the best in Perth – it’s filled with gourmet and speciality foods, as well as very good quality produce, ready cooked meals and made-to-order sandwiches.

In the section of Nedlands that sits south of Stirling Highway, you’ll find large blocks (typically around a quarter acre or 1,012sqm) with charming homes from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s period. Californian Bungalows are particularly sought-after in Nedlands, and many have undergone incredible restorations and extensions in keeping with the original Art Deco character.

North of Stirling Highway, Nedlands offers family homes on slightly smaller blocks. The very reputable St Thomas’ Primary School attracts young families to this area. It’s an open and friendly neighbourhood – some homes even have back gates connecting with their neighbours so that the kids can run freely amongst their friends’ places.  This area of Nedlands is also walking distance to all the amenity of Claremont Town Centre. Buyers are finding it harder and harder to find properties that haven’t already been renovated, but there are still some real estate opportunities below $1,000,000 here.

Nedlands also caters for a growing number of buyers seeking a modern home on a smaller block. The ‘Hollywood’ precinct, formerly the site of Hollywood High School, features beautiful homes without the demanding lawns or gardens – it is luxury living with a low maintenance lifestyle.

Does Nedlands sound like a great fit for you and your family? Give me a call on 0414 688 988 to find out how we can make living here a reality.

Nedlands fact file:

  • 7km from Perth CBD
  • Traditional family homes
  • Newer, low maintenance builds
  • Median sale price: $1,530,000
  • Upper quartile: $1,962,500

City Beach Suburb Insights:

City Beach is a dazzling seaside suburb, interwoven by a network of well-kept parks and grassed playing fields. There’s also substantial bushland reserves, the largest being Bold Park.

After more than 12 years of planning, City Beach’s $18-million-dollar beachfront redevelopment is nearing completion. It will include several restaurants, centered around a new surf lifesaving club building and an amphitheater.

Boasting 4.5km of world-class beach, patrolled by two surf lifesaving clubs, City Beach is popular surfing destination that also attracts windsurfers, kite surfers and swimmers. A group of keen locals meet for a daily dip at around 7am all year round – the oldest is in his eighties!

City Beach is a great choice for families as it is central to private schools in Perth’s northern suburbs (such as Hale School for boys and St Mary’s Anglican Girls School), as well as the western suburbs’ schools. Most of the schools run bus services through City Beach, which does make mornings easy.

In addition, City Beach has a reputable international school, following an American and an International Baccalaureate programme. For this reason, you find a higher proportion of expatriates living in City Beach. There’s also two state-run primary schools in the suburb, and news of a proposed high school has been making headlines recently.

Does City Beach sound like a great fit for you and your family? Give me a call on 0414 688 988 to find out how we can make living here a reality.

City Beach fact file:

  • 12km from Perth CBD
  • Dazzling beaches
  • Handy to Perth’s northern and western suburbs
  • Mostly larger family homes
  • Median sale price: $1,677,500
  • Upper quartile: $2,002,500
  • Lower quartile: $1,400,000

Mount Claremont Suburb Insights:

Mount Claremont strikes a perfect balance between lifestyle and convenience, located around 10 minutes’ drive from the coast and 15 minutes from the CBD. The suburb also provides a sought-after combination of desirability and affordability, making it a popular choice for buyers wanting to secure an entry into the western suburbs real estate market.

Families move into the area to be close to schools including John XXIII College and Shenton College. Mt Claremont Primary School has a great reputation and it hosts a famous farmers market every Saturday morning, where you can buy your fruit and veggies for the week, as well as breakfast, coffee and specialty foods.

Mt Claremont’s local real estate market predominantly includes 4 and 5 bedroom homes built in the 2000s, some with city views. The newer estates within Mt Claremont offer a range of property types, including townhouses and stand-alone homes on smaller blocks. Bordering the golf course in “Old Mount Claremont”, you’ll find the suburb’s original 1940s and 1950s homes on larger blocks. Buyers compete fiercely to secure the latter!

Would you like to call Mt Claremont home? Get in touch with me to discover more about this exclusive neighbourhood.

Mt Claremont fact file:

  • 9km from Perth CBD
  • Famous farmer’s market
  • Large variety of real estate
  • Median sale price: $1,300,000
  • Upper quartile: $1,542,500
  • Lower quartile: $1,052,500

Crawley Suburb Insights:

Crawley is a small neighbourhood – but it packs a big punch when it comes to natural beauty. The suburb borders Kings Park and Swan River, also encompassing the University of WA’s parklike campus. Crawley’s section of the Swan River is particularly sheltered, so you see a lot of stand-up paddle boarders of a Saturday morning. Matilda Bay is a popular place to launch boats, and the Royal Perth Yacht Club is also based here. Unsurprisingly, it’s also a popular spot for weddings!

Crawley’s real estate market is dominated by apartments. Many of these luxurious towers offer panoramic views across the river or Kings Park. A select few boast brilliant dual aspects, which take in the river on one side and Kings Park on the other.

Given the suburb’s picturesque location, proximity to the city and the low maintenance lifestyle offered by these apartments, Crawley is a popular choice with western suburbs locals who downsize their home after the kids move out.

Naturally, there’s lots of university students who call Crawley home too – they tend to rent villas and apartments in the suburb’s older blocks, which typically date from the 1920s to the 1970s. It’s important to note that there’s not very many stand-alone houses in Crawley – and it’s not unusual for only a handful to change hands each year.

Does Crawley sound like a perfect fit for you? Give me a call on 0414 688 988 to find out how we can make living here a reality.

Crawley fact file:

  • 6km from Perth CBD
  • Borders Swan River and Kings Park
  • Range of apartments, fewer standalone houses
  • Median sale price (apartments): $872,500
  • Upper quartile (apartments): $1,312,500
  • Lower quartile (apartments): $546,250

North Fremantle Suburb Insights:

North Fremantle has a youthful and ultra-trendy atmosphere – but it is enjoyed by residents young and old!

Positioned on the river mouth, all homes in this relaxed suburb are walking distance to Port Beach, Leighton Beach and Swan River. North Fremantle tends to be more affordable than Cottesloe, Swanbourne and City Beach, making it the perfect suburb for those who thought they might not be able to afford to live strolling distance to the ocean.

North Fremantle boasts a lively hospitality scene along Queen Victoria Street, including a particularly well loved burger joint called Flipside, and a renowned live music venue called ‘Mojos’.

On the beachfront, you have more favourites, such as Bib and Tucker and Salt on the Beach.

North Fremantle is just a short train ride or cycle into the heart of Fremantle, where you have a huge range of unique places to eat and drink, as well as the bustling Fremantle Market. Running every 15 minutes at most times of day, the train also makes for a straight-forward commute into Perth CBD.

North Fremantle’s original homes are limestone block residences that date back to the gold rush in the 1800s. Filled with character and special charm, many of these stunning homes enjoy protection under the local, state or national heritage lists.

In recent years, high density apartments have breathed life into North Fremantle’s former industrial sites. Some additional disused land around the coast has been earmarked for further developments, including a boutique hotel.

Does North Fremantle sound like a perfect fit for you and your family? Give me a call on 0414 688 988 to find out how we can make living here a reality.

North Fremantle fact file:

  • 17km from Perth CBD
  • 3km to Fremantle CBD
  • On the Fremantle-Perth train line
  • Mix of heritage and modern real estate
  • Median sale price: $962,500
  • Upper quartile: $1,203,750
  • Lower quartile: $772,500

Shenton Park Suburb Insights:

Shenton Park is an extremely well-located place to live: On the edge of Kings Park, a stone’s throw from vibrant Subiaco and only 4km from the City Centre. The suburb has a high walkability score, meaning almost every errand can be easily achieved on foot.

For many people, it’s love at first sight when they see Shenton Park’s pretty tree-lined streets. Lake Jualbup is the centrepiece of the suburb, and is a spectacular place to spend time, particularly in winter when the water level is at its peak. Shenton Village is also home to several cafes and restaurants – including an Italian place that is so good you have to book well in advance to get a table.

Popular with young families, Shenton Park is home to the very community-centred Rosalie Primary School, as well as Shenton College. Most years, Shenton College ranks number one out of any state run school in Western Australia. Just up the road, Perth Modern is focused specifically on academically gifted students.

Shenton Park’s building boom took place in the early 1900s and many of these traditional, tin roofed houses continue to stand proud today, typically on cottage-sized blocks (around 300-500sqm). It provides a wonderful entry into the western suburbs, with homes regularly changing hands around $1,000,000. In saying that, the beautifully renovated homes will easily fetch upwards of $2,000,000.

Does Shenton Park sound like a great fit for you and your family? Give me a call on 0414 688 988 to find out how we can make living here a reality.

Shenton Park fact file:

  • 4km from Perth CBD
  • Borders Kings Park
  • Renovated cottages on smaller blocks
  • On the Fremantle-Perth train line
  • Median sale price: $1,125,000
  • Upper quartile: $1,325,000
  • Lower quartile: $983,750

Woodlands Suburb Insights:

Just 10 minutes from the CBD and 5 minutes to Scarborough Beach, Woodlands is arguably “Perth’s Secret Suburb” because it is so central and attractive, yet not many people outside the area realise how fantastic it is.

Woodlands is also handy to Westfield Innaloo (soon to be redeveloped into a state-of-the-art shopping and entertainment destination), as well as schools including state-run Churchlands Senior High, privately run Hale School and Newman College (Catholic). The locality contains two primary schools and a retirement village. Meanwhile, Woodlands Village provides retail convenience right in the centre of the suburb.

Part of the City of Stirling, Woodlands was developed in the 1960s as one of Perth’s original Northern Suburbs. Echoing the suburb’s title, you’ll see many of the streets are named after trees –oak, elm, birch, sandalwood and willow, to name just a few. Many new homes have been built in recent years, some rivalling the size and quality you will find in Peppermint Grove.

Reflecting its founding philosophy, Woodlands has fabulous parks and reserves. Jackadder Lake, known locally as ‘Jackadders’, has playgrounds for all ages, exercise areas and nesting areas for native birdlife.

Would you like to call Woodlands home? Get in touch with me to discover more about this exclusive neighbourhood.

Woodlands fact file:

  • 10km from Perth CBD
  • Wide selection of real estate
  • A “quiet achiever”!
  • Median sale price: $885,000
  • Lower quartile: $625,000
  • Upper quartile: $970,000