7.2 out of 10

Banksia Grove

Ranked 142nd best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.7011611173452 115.804376610094
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Shopping Options
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 06, 2012

"Resort style living"

I live in the Carramar Golf Estate. The area was called Carramar but was then changed to Banksia Grove which had an immediate effect on house prices there.. Hmmmm wonder if thats class actionable!
But besides the obvious scam, the area is actually really nice.

The elevated bright and open areas have a resort feel about it in my opinion. Beautiful up there on hot sunny days. The houses are nice, neighbours friendly, and parks make for a good looking area.

I've read comments about bogans and their toy cars. Yes, Banksia Grove is not immune to them. But I challenge anyone to tell me an area in Perth that doesn't have this to some degree. Because personally I haven't seen it yet.

I've enjoyed living in Banksia Grove more than in most other areas of Perth. It is a great place for families. With lots of friendly ones around.

Shopping at Joondalup is great and is only 10-min away. Restaurants in the area are of high quality and are recommended.
Pros
  • Lots of brand new homes
  • Parks are really nice
  • Looking forward to new town centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 10, 2012

"Love the serenity"

We have lived in the area for 31/2 years and have never had any issues with neighbours, crime or disturbances of any kind. We are in Delamere Park which is part of the Carramar Golf Course Estate so maybe the isses people have mentioned relate more to the other parts of Baksia Grove. My children do not go to the local schools so I cannot comment there, although I hear St Stephens is quite good - if you can afford it. We love the peace and quiet, although we are looking forward to the new town centre - hopefully some more local restaurants,pub, petrol station - who knows? Although Joondalup and wanneroo are only 10 minutes away, it can be a pain - especially for petrol - and the rush hour traffic can be a huge pain - even after widening joondalup drive. All in all I believe that Banksia Grove is a great suburb and is set to get even better.
Pros
  • Looking forward to new town centre
  • Peace and quiet yet close to all you need - joondalup 10 min, beaches10 min, and less than 30 minutes drive to the perth (not rush hour)
  • Lots of brand new homes
  • Parks are really nice
Cons
  • Some areas do seem to have higher crime/social problems than others
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
mumzietwo
mumzietwo Can i ask where your kids go to school ?
Apr 09, 2012
kidzndogs
kidzndogs All mine are at high school - we chose Belridge as we were living in Edgewater at the time - didn't move them because i had heard quite a lot of negatives about both Wanneroo and Clarkson - although some people seem to have a negative opinion of Belridge so I guess it's each to their own. It will be interesting to see what happens with the new high school supposedly being buit in the next few years but it will be too late for me.
May 07, 2012
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5/5 rating details
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
Jan 25, 2012

"We love our brand new home. Neighbours are fine. Streets are safe."

Pros
  • Lots of brand new homes
  • Parks are really nice
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 25, 2012

"Great neighbourhood. Lots of new homes going in."

Lovely parks. Shopping at new Carramar Village and Joondalup just down the road. New parks and shops planned as well.
4/5
Jan 18, 2012

"Our experience of Banksia Grove from 2008 to January 2012"

Was lovely when we moved in - 2008, however too many Bogans living here now. They stand out a mile, barking dog, noisy car/s, noisy kids and loud music, not just loud but extreme bass levels which reverberate throughout the house. They also have their bogan friends over hence conversation is extremely loud with every other word beginning with 'f' and ending in 'k'!
Personally I love our house, we have landscaped it to our desire, take a pride in it and find the location great for the beach, work, shops etc. but its typical of a few people spoiling it for the rest of us. Our street used to be lovely and quiet, however it is now used as a short cut for the tenants living on Sundowner Meander and the traffic noise has increased hugely also many of the drivers speed up and down this small road. I did contact the shire and suggest it be made into a one way street, but this was not considered.
Shame because the potential was there and although where we live is hugely more enticing than the old Banksia Grove, I still like it, just need to drop a bomb on some of the residents! Oh yes, when we purchased the land, we bought it as 'Carramar' and then later down the line it was changed to 'Banksia Grove', funny that!
Pros
  • Nosy neighbours which is good because they also keep a look out on your house!
Cons
  • Once some of the original tenants move out, I can only dread to think what kind of tenants move in because at the moment we have some pretty good people in our street, except for one adjacent neighbour!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
clairenjosh
clairenjosh Thanks for this answer, I found it very helpful. My fiance and I are looking at these areas to buy and werent sure about Banksia grove. We are looking at houses in Sundowner Meander, there seems to be lots for sale on this street (4 at the moment). Im unsure whether to buy or not as it is hard to guage what the street is like by just driving past. We were told by the real estate that this part of Banksia is a private estate (from tumbleweed to pinjar rd?) Is this true? He also told us about when the land was released as 'carramar' but then became Banksia grove. I thought that was quite rude!
Feb 02, 2012
JayMJay
JayMJay Hi clairenjosh.
No, there are no private estates on Banksia Grove and we live on the new part - Delamare Park, definately not private! We also back onto Sundowner Meander. This is a large road that runs around the edge of Delamare Park, hence we suffer with a lot of the traffic cutting up through our road to Sundowner at the top. I don't know what its like to live there but we like it where we are apart from the bogan next door, but we've always had a problem with him since his partner left him. I guess you will always get one anyway and nothing the Shire has not managed to control. Don't like the fact that you have been told that the area is private though, reminds me of when we bought the block and initially it was Carramar! Anyway, any further questions, please ask, and good luck!
Feb 06, 2012
brankore
brankore Good news, our friends own a home in Banksia Grove and have just moved back there and kicked out their bogan tenants. So one less bogan and one more Ranga. My sister in law owns a house there too and loves it.
May 26, 2012
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Jan 14, 2012

"Middle of nowhere"

We are a family of two small children and since moving to Banksia Grove we are constantly stressed. There are a high number of rentals which do not seem to attract good tenants. There are people doing burn outs and parties in and around us almost every weekend. Seriously there are signs posted saying "high risk break in area". We struggle for take aways, petrol and food from about Friday night as nothing here!!! You have to drive to Wanneroo (about 10 mins) or Currambine for fuel, IGA or decent takeaways. The neighbours are not friendly and there are too many cashed up young people buying small villas and not caring about their home. If you drive around you will notice really rough streets (Ghost Gum Bvd) and the local primary school has a BAD reputation. Our mobiles always cut out and the parks are mediocre and make you feel very unsafe. Honestly keep looking as I have been on the phone to the police over various matters about 6 times in one year!!!! Not a place to raise young kids!! Recently we attended the community meeting and about half a dozen residents turned up which really explains the area.
Pros
  • Rents are cheaper than most suburbs
Cons
  • Will end up a slum as a lot of housing condensed in a small area
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
JohnDee
JohnDee I assume that you are in the "old" part of Banksia Grove, the new part being developed is absolutely different to the old area. The new area has strict building regulations and my drive throughs at night to check out the activity have shown an orderly, well maintained family orientated suburb with extensive building going on however the stigma of the old established area still taints the entire suburb, most unfairly in my opinion.
We are presently in Carramar,near Pinjar Rd but have bought a block in one of the new sections of Banksia Grove and will start building as soon as possible, we have no fears about the reputation carried by Banksia Grove as we believe that in time the good will dominate the bad. It seems that every street, no matter where you live, has at least one bad element but hopefully these will be few and far between in the new area. It seems that all the negative comments are from residents in either the part of Banksia Grove to the south of Joondalup Drive and/or the old established part while the positive comments are from residents in the newly established areas.
Apr 19, 2012
kmkiry
kmkiry Hi JohnDee we are on Ghost Gum Bvd not too far from you and in a new home.
Apr 19, 2012
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 23, 2011

"Banksia Grove"

Bought her a few months back, lovely area, nice young families arround, park and shops close by - plus lakeside shopping centre 10minutes down the road, quick to get to the freeway and the beach isnt too far away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
clairejarrad
clairejarrad Hi! We are building in the 'new' Banksia Grove (Stage 25). Do you have any feedback on this side of the suburb? We are also wondering when the parks and town centre are due for completion? Will a petrol station be included? And how long does it take to reach the freeway in peak hour?
Apr 05, 2012
BanksiaGrove
BanksiaGrove The parks are being completed as the development progresses. The main central parks (Discovery Park and Honey Possum Park) are progressing well with living stream, grassed areas, amphitheatre and walkways completed. The two parks in Stage 25 are planned to commence construction later this year. The district shopping centre is at the early planning stage with the developer working at securing tenants so the final design can be submitted to Council. Construction of the first stage will start in 2013/2014. It takes around 10 mins to reach the Freeway in peak hour at the moment. The community is building up with a great spirit and local events being well attended.
Apr 17, 2012
blondiejl
blondiejl hello everyone i have just moved into the area and wanting to know if anyone knows what primary school is the best one to send there kids to as i have 2 kids which i school in another suburb??
Apr 17, 2012
kmkiry
kmkiry Hi. We send our kids to Carramar Primary School and they love it :)
Apr 19, 2012
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