7.4 out of 10

Armadale

Ranked 141st best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.157399083343 116.011419586811
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 10, 2014

"It's a great place to live"

I hate it when someone says don't go to armadale its a horrible place because its not true i have lived in armadale for a little over 10 years now and had to move recently to a new house and all i cared about was that the house was still in armadale so don't listen to the negativity said about armadale i couldn't dream of living anywhere else.
Pros
  • cheap houses
  • transport
  • Great eating/ cafes
  • Good facilities for kids (parks)
Cons
  • the name
  • Druggies
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 23, 2012

"Armadale Is GREAT!!"

I'm sick and tired of people talking absolute poorly about Armadale! You can say I've been almost everywhere in WA and NOTHING compares to Armadale.. At first I used to live up North in Sterling but then decided to live down south closer to my friends and school. I live in Armadale for about 4 years and loved and moved to a newer house in Seville Grove (which is basically Armadale). What's there Not to love. You have all these new major Shopping areas (OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK TILL 9PM!! 5pm on Sat and Sun), schools, medical facilities. And now new houses and MOREEEEE! People here are nice (Well most of them anyway). Those who live in Armadale and talking nonsense! You should be thankful where you live! If you dont like your neigbourhood, then move or stop blaming the whole suburb!!!
Pros
  • Schools
  • GREAT New Shops
  • cheap houses
  • transport
  • Great eating/ cafes
  • lovely area
  • Good facilities for kids (parks)
Cons
  • Sometime you might bump into drunks at night
  • older area
Lesson-learnt
Lesson-learnt ^don't believe this it's a hole.
Nov 14, 2012
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 12, 2012

"Unjustified reputation"

As some one that has lived in many many places in WA from Tom Price to Mandurah and in between. The reasons why I purchased a house in the area are. Wanted a house on real block of land close to services schools cafes medical and transport. I'm very happy with the area.
Pros
  • Good block size
  • cheap houses
  • transport
  • Great eating/ cafes
Cons
  • Park need better care
  • the name
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 02, 2012

"Great place to live."

Being a young family we had a small budget for our home so we bought a nice place in armadale. We heard all the rumours about armadale but as we have been living here for close on three years i can honestly say that they are all untrue, and you need to experience armadale for yourself to be able to judge it. There's lots of shopping, great cafes, friendly people. Great parks and gardens to take your kids. Great eating. There's nothing bad that i can say about it. I feel we live on a great street. And it's great driving home looking at the hills.
Pros
  • Great eating/ cafes
  • Good facilities for kids (parks)
  • 7 day trading
  • lovely area
Cons
  • distance from city
  • the name
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 30, 2012

"Great suburb"

Have lived in Armadale for 20 years and it has come along way!

Great for first home buyers or anyone with a smaller budget :)
Pros
  • lovely area
  • cheap houses
  • transport
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 30, 2012

"Dont believe what everyone says, make your own decision of Armadale!"

Been living in Armadale for three years and have not had one single trouble whilst living here. I cannot believe the constant ramblings from people trashing Armadale...Obviously they have never been or they have had a one off incident, incidents occur in every suburb! Armadale has come along way from what it used to be with the development of the shopping centre and the lovely parks such as Minnawarra. There is plenty to do throughout the year with activities like the Highland Gathering, Strongman contest etc. Since moving to Armadale I have shown many of my friends and family just how wonderful Armadale is and they are all quite gob smacked how nice it is and how untrue all the rumours are. I think these reviews are actually a terrible idea as unfortunately it will deter people from Armadale without even giving it a look, I saw one person's review saying that they were shot at! What a load of absolute rubbish.

Please do not judge a book by its cover and discover the true Armadale for your self.
Pros
  • cheap houses
  • transport
Cons
  • Random people commenting on Armadale when they know nothing about the place
  • distance from city
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Mar 16, 2012

"Armadale - known as Armahole for a reason"

This place.... this.... place..... Imagine living without wind to cool your house down and being baked all day by the sun. Getting spray tagged if you put up a new fence. Getting robbed if your not home every night of the week and even when you are home still getting robbed. This has all happened to me in Armahole. I cant stress that this is one of Perths worst suburbs. I have lived there most my life and wow what a stinker. When finally moved to an apartment in Perth I didn't realize how bad it was till I got out. I have been mugged multiple times, shot at, tyres and car solen, bike stolen, picked on at school, bashed, spat on. They have shops but its all just the same that you get in any other suburb. Stay the hell away from this place at all costs. Most of the people who live there are either young and stupid and cant get out because the education available in the area has turned them into idiots. Or they are 80+ and have been dumped there by their children because nowhere else in perth will you get a 2 room unit for under $100k. Theres a reason its under $100k... Cash in hand... just look for the signs stuck up on the lamp posts 'Cash for houses or houses for cash' Watch you back... The guys drink all day and drag cars all night while the girls are all looking for daddys for their 6th kid which they pumped out for the baby bonus. Was fun for a while.
Pros
  • cheap houses
Cons
  • Out in the middle of nowhere... Always getting robbed.
  • You'll get stabbed on the train eventually... Its the Armadale Experience
  • Druggies, alco's, dole bludgers, bogans and sheilas who pump out babies for the baby bonus.
  • distance from city
  • older area
  • Bad food
  • Druggies
matty86
matty86 This person is obviously a complete nutter and Armadale is a much safer/nicer place without them. Good riddens!
Mar 30, 2012
Johnkendall
Johnkendall move to perth to be safe and away from drugs good luck with that
Apr 12, 2012
babydoll
babydoll I totally agree kelly-smiles. Unfortunatley i had a guy on workers comp who lived in Armadale and i had to regularly visit him at his residence to discuss his claim. That was 2 years ago, i refuse to drive past the suburb again. I had young idiots spit on my car, throw things at me and stop and stare like they have never seen a BMW or a blonde woman before lol. Terrible
May 23, 2012
GinRyu
GinRyu Cant tell if this person is joking, or living a thugs life -__-''
May 23, 2012
matty86
matty86 Yeah I never seen a BMW or a person with blonde hair in Armadale? Is this person for real or just taking the micky?
May 24, 2012
Lesson-learnt
Lesson-learnt TRUE, TRUE and so veryyyyyy true.....
Nov 14, 2012
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
Mar 15, 2012

"You get what you pay for"

Armadale has come a long way in the last 5 years. New shops, new train station, more new shops. However its still really far from the city, the train system in Perth isnt that great so you will be hanging around the train station, hoping you dont get mugged. If you love great food, then dont bother going to Armadale or any other suburb within a 15 min distance. The choices in food range from wok in a box, hans cafe and lots of fast food. The Manse is the only good quaility place, but its too fine dining for a regular week day. If you are young, work close to the city and enjoy going out, then dont move to Armadale.
Pros
  • cheap houses
Cons
  • Bad food
  • Druggies
  • distance from city
  • older area
  • the name
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 05, 2011

"A good place to start for a first home buyer"

I moved into Armadale in April 2011, and as a first home buyer it was something that I could afford. I live in a good part of armadale, and it is reasonably quite and it is very safe where I live. Close to the train, and shops... with 7 day a week trading! Good place to start out... shame the property prices don't increase that much! Eating out is average in the area, not many places to go that are decent enough....
Pros
  • cheap houses
  • transport
Cons
  • the name
  • older area
  • distance from city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jun 13, 2010

"I wouldn't consider Armadale as my PPOR but for investment ........OK"

We have been looking for investment property in Armadale for last 10-12 months. Price has gone up in last 4-5 months. Rent return is good and property prices are low compare to Willetton, Riverton, Parkwood, and other GOOD suburbs.
It is a rough area, you can see vandalism and tagging on fences and walls. I want to buy at least one property in Armadale. Prices will definitely GO up.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
Nov 06, 2009

"Great community spirit and ideal for families."

Armadale is an outer suburb of Perth and is only 28 kms from the CBD of Perth. Many people commute to the city for work using a very good public transport system of rail and bus lines as well as driving in private vehicles. Depending on the type of work you do there are also many employment opportunities in Armadale itself as the area is large and continues strong growth. Armadale has many sporting venues including an aquatic centre, playing fields for most sports, an indoor recreation centre with gym, and courts for netball basketball etc. There is a BMX track located nearby as well as a skate park. There are numerous clubs and associations operating in the area. Armadale is a very family orientated area and there are lots of parks and reserves for family picnics and BBQ’s with children’s play areas. There are Pre primary, primary and secondary state and private schools in this area and Armadale is serviced by the Armadale –Kelmscott Memorial Hospital and there are several medical centres. Home prices have risen and are now quite expensive. Rental market is stable and prices are higher than one would expect. Plenty of shopping available with large centre with supermarkets variety stores boutique and specialty stores.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Armadale

1

Cabarita Rd

4.5/5
"Excellent for families & couples alike (still living here)"
-32.1412241585 115.9981818442
2

Brackley Rd

4/5
"Small street with big heart"
-32.13853 116.01322

Unranked Streets in Armadale

Badbury Rd

4.5/5
"One of the best streets in Armadale"
-32.13915 116.01403

Lowanna Way

4.5/5
"Nice street in a good part of Armadale, very quite"
-32.1403567245 115.9997527877

Locksley Ave

2.5/5
"Nothing like its reputation!"
-32.15014 116.00779

Ash Ct

3.5/5
-32.1416647057 116.0124022981

Challis Rd

3.5/5
"Connects Armadale and Seville grove."
-32.14144 116.00778