9.2 out of 10

Beckenham

Ranked 31st best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0293971625105 115.955444144168
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 02, 2014

"Great place to raise a family"

looking at new development in Beckenham and think it's just great. Close to Carousel and not very far from the city, residents are friendly and most of the houses are very modern and newly built.
Pros
  • really nice family atmosphere
  • very friendly people
  • excellent school
  • Close to city, airport, Carousel shopping center, Beckenham IGA
  • Walking distance to childcare, primary school, train station
  • flora and fauna
Cons
  • might be a bit noisy due to aircraft, depending on which part of beckenham
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 17, 2013

"Good to live"

Very nice place to live. close to everything. Good property growth in future
Pros
  • Close to city, airport, Carousel shopping center, Beckenham IGA
  • Walking distance to childcare, primary school, train station
  • great development potential depending on the street
Cons
  • a mix of people from different background
  • might be a bit noisy due to aircraft, depending on which part of beckenham
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 14, 2013

"An Affordable Suburb, Close to Carousel/Transport with Potential for Development (In Parts)"

Beckenham has a very wide variety of both property types, and people. With a wide range of people from different backgrounds, Beckenham is very multicultural. There are also people from all walks of life, including older retirees, investors, renters, first home owners and families. I would say it is a very comfortable suburb with great access to local shopping and public transport, with plenty of room for kids and pets to play safely.

Most of Beckenham features properties on larger type blocks - 600sqm+. Of course there are the smaller Villa type and Unit set ups, and also with an apartment complex being built in Camberwell Street. With these larger blocks comes the opportunity to develop, usually into duplex or triplex blocks (Battle Axe Set Up) but also on the occasion there is the possibility to develop to multi-dwelling complexes.

The R20/60 zoned areas include along Streatham Street, Lena Street and Central Terrace as well as Railway Parade, as well as a few streets along the train line (Camberwell Street, Mona Avenue & Sevenoaks Street).

There are also multiple areas Zoned with R20/25 & R20/35 density, depending on the street and location. Toward the back of Beckenham along the Mills Park Area & Backing to Roe Hwy, the zoning is R17.5 and doesn't allow for subdivision at this stage.

The areas along the Canning River, and between Kenwick Link & Albany Highway also only have the R17.5 zoning, and allow for subdivision of larger lots, only where there is deep sewer connections available.

In terms of shopping close by, there is a huge abundance of shopping, the Bulkplex in Beckenham along William street provides a Kitchen Warehouse, Anaconda, Good Guys and a few other furniture shops. Along the same strip is Freedom, Bedshed, Howards Storage World and a few others.

Then there is the access to Carousel, and all of the facilities that provides with clothes shopping, food court, department stores (Myer, Target, Kmart), grocery (Woolworths & Coles), gaming, sporting, movies (Hoyts) and many, many more.

There are also heaps of parks around Beckenham, with the Mills Park Facilities which include a football oval (Kenwick Football Club), bowling club (Mills Park Bowling Club), tennis courts, 2 cricket pitches/ovals, playground, small bmx track and skate park.

Other parks include the Carmichael / Railway Pde Parkland, Maurie Lyon Reserve (Streatham St), Rochester Reserve (Rochester St), Temby Saint Reserve (Temby St), Woodlupine Brooke (Wickens St & Luna Ave).

It is close enough to be able to get to Curtin University within 15 minutes, as well as Victoria Park Restaurant/Cafe Strip within 15 minutes.

It would be between a 20-25 min drive to Perth City depending on traffic (15.1km).

Public transport is also great within Beckenham, with many bus stops along major streets, and the Beckenham Station along William Street.

There are a few schools close by, with Reheboth Christian College just over the Brixton St bridge in Kenwick. There is also Beckenham Primary along Railway Pde. Other senior schools close by include Sevenoaks Senior School and St Norberts Catholic College in Queens Park
Pros
  • great development potential depending on the street
  • Close to city, airport, Carousel shopping center, Beckenham IGA
  • flora and fauna
  • Walking distance to childcare, primary school, train station
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 05, 2013

"Close to pretty much everything, what else do you want?"

I would say the 'convenience' is the biggest advantage for staying in Beckenham. It has its train station and its close to city (only 16 km). Being 10 km away from Curtin university also offers Curtin student to stay a bit further away from the stress and go home for lunch during the day. In terms of investment opportunity, a 3 by 1 house with a land size around 600-700 metre square is selling at between 450-499 k (no stamp duty below 500 k) now. what else can you ask for if you want a decent size garden and stay close to city.

A lot of business facilities such as Anaconda, The Good Guys, JB Hifi, etc are also around the corner for shopping. If you like to play tennis, there is also a tennis center near Brixton street. If you like to play soccer, football, bowling, go to Mills Park.
Pros
  • Close to city, airport, Carousel shopping center, Beckenham IGA
  • Walking distance to childcare, primary school, train station
  • flora and fauna
Cons
  • zoning code might not suit your investment strategy
  • might be a bit noisy due to aircraft, depending on which part of beckenham
  • a mix of people from different background
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
May 08, 2012

"Give it a miss"

Tilly22
Tilly22 Well that wasn't a very helpful comment. Probably bogus considering Nightlight was given 3 stars (there are no nightclubs in the area) but shopping options was given 1?
I sincerely doubt you've ever been to Beckenham.
May 25, 2012
JamesM1
JamesM1 I am guessing Cane was dumped by someone in Beckenham and is still bitter about it
May 02, 2014
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 29, 2012

"Close to everything!"

Good suburb, close to railway big shops, highways.
Recommended for
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 27, 2011

"Excellent location family living suburb"

Parks ,green and good place to be lived.We have been living here since 32 years very good loaction.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 10, 2011
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 13, 2010

"A great place to live or rent thats still affordable, close to many amenities and shopping."

Close enough to the city being only 12kms out. Huge Westfield Shopping Centre on doorstep, train station and buses run regularly, also interchange station to take you virtually anywhere. 2 fitness centres in area along with many specialty shops. Suburb is dotted with numerous parks, with Mills Park being the largest and is the home of several sporting clubs. Also has a skate park, fantasticly huge play gym, toilet facilities and bbq area. Sill a great choice if you want to purchase a good sized house on a decent sized block for an average price. Close to the Reid Highway and Tonkin Highways and only 15 minutes from the Airport, making it an ideal location for fly in fly out workers. I love it here, everything is on my doorstep !
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  • Families with kids
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 11, 2010

"Ideal for First Home Buyers"

I have lived here for 5 years, recently decided to buy. Still affordable for young families and couples. Close to all main arteries Tokin, Roe, Leach, Albany, Orrong. Excellent access to trains and buses. Friendly People and many parks. Only 14km to the city. Minutes to Carousel. I Highly recommend this area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees