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As one of the fastest growing Australian capital cities, Perth has plenty to offer | Source: Nathan Hurst via Unsplash

Prime Property: The Best Suburbs in Perth

With its long stretch of coastline, prime riverside real estate and vibrant inner-city, Perth offers prospective buyers plenty of choices when it comes to finding their dream home. The Western Australian capital enjoys a bustling cafe scene, thriving arts culture and an envied outdoor lifestyle that contributes to its high wellbeing and liveability rating. If you’re thinking of making a move to the West, let us introduce you to some of the best suburbs in Perth.

Trigg

Located just 20 minutes north of the Perth city centre, Trigg occupies a prime section of the state’s stunning coastline. With plenty of beachside cafes and eateries, scenic walking paths, the sprawling Trigg Bushland Reserve and one of the state’s best surf breaks, Trigg residents have the best of Perth right on their doorstep. Unsurprisingly, the suburb has seen a surge in houses prices with year on year growth sending the median house price rising to A$1.5 million.

Image: Beachside living on Trigg’s West Coast Drive | Source: Real Estate

East Fremantle

East Fremantle is an affluent suburb that appeals to buyers looking for a taste of the vibrant and cultural Fremantle lifestyle with a few extra comforts. As one of the oldest suburbs in Perth, East Fremantle offers a mix of heritage and modern homes. Home to its own lively cafe strip on George Street, an extensive area of riverside foreshore, two primary schools and proximity to the Fremantle city centre and coastline, East Fremantle comes with a high median house price of A$1.2 million.

Image: A home for sale on George Street in East Fremantle | Source: Real Estate

East Perth

With canal-side coffee shops, yoga studios and modern townhouses, East Perth offers an inner-city living dream. The suburb is home to a population of young professionals who are drawn to the neighbourhood for its waterfront lifestyle, generous expanse of parklands and free public transport into the city. In the suburb’s village-like Claisebrook Cove precinct, homes can regularly exceed A$1.2 million.

Image: The picturesque Claisebrook Cove precinct in East Perth | Source: City of Perth

Maylands

Only 4.5 kilometers northeast of the Perth city centre, this inner-city suburb is a vibrant cultural hub. And having been named one of Australia’s coolest suburbs by Lonely Planet, it’s not hard to see why. With the Swan River only moments away as well as the many small bars, breweries, coffee shops, vintage stores and bakeries along the bustling Eighth Avenue to enjoy, residents of this well-situated suburb enjoy a lively urban lifestyle. Maylands is also accessed by its own train station and is connected by a selection of convenient bus routes which take commuters into the city.

Image: The bustling Eighth Avenue shopping strip | Source: Real Estate

Applecross

Applecross is a quiet leafy suburb located in Perth’s south. Being just 8km away from the Perth city centre, with good schools and a lively coffee strip, the riverside suburb has a lot to offer. The suburb’s riverside streets are occupied by a population of affluent residents, sprawling mansions and scenic walking tracks which offer spectacular views of the city. Applecross’s prime location and peaceful lifestyle result in a high median house price of A$1.7 million.

Image: A view from the front garden of an Applecross home Source: Domain

If you enjoyed reading about the best suburbs in Perth, you might enjoy reading about our favourite neighbourhoods in Brisbane and the Gold Coast while you’re here.

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