7.3 out of 10

Canning Vale

Ranked 134th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0792705127318 115.920738355021
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 30, 2013

"Excluded and sheltered."

Canning Vale's pros and cons just about breaks even. It's the type of place where you would fit in if you drove a minivan and like to walk around parks with a baby stroller. It is your typical family suburban neighbourhood. The suburb is fairly safe in comparison to it's surroundings such as Gosnells or Thornlie. Suitable for family's in all stages of life but if you are young and single, you'll be bored out of your wits. It's very remote from any sign of life after 8pm but early mornings and evenings have so much traffic that it will take you half a life time to get 500m down the road. The residents are mainly middle to upper class income earners. One of the good points is that all public infrastructure and parks are well maintained by the counsel, which is a breath of fresh air to know that the local government is doing something beneficial with our tax money rather than sponsoring Centerlink funded Holden Commodores with exhausts that sounds like you had Indian for dinner last night and the ever thriving industry of Chevrolet badges. Possibility of either being the perfect place or your worst mistake depending on the stage of life you're in.
Pros
  • Manmade Parks And Lakes
  • Safe And Sound
  • Frequent New Establishment
  • friendly
Cons
  • Very distant from the City
  • Horrible Lack of Public Transport Efficiency
  • Limited and Below Average Social, Food & Entertainment Options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
Jun 27, 2013

"Pleasant suburb with a need of improvement in its public transport"

I used to stay in Canning Vale for one year when I was a Curtin University student. I really have to say Canning Vale is a superb and safe area, you know lakes, parks, etc. very scenic and the culture is pleasant. Neighbors were friendly, everyone seemed to take good care of their front yard. However I only had ADSL 1 at that time (not sure about now), it really was such a pain for me whenever I want to download lecture notes and the internet kept disconnecting. I also wouldn't suggest Canning Vale if you are going to take public transport to uni, it was such a headache when I missed the bus, I had to wait 45 minutes to 1 hour beside the road especially rainy season. It seems this suburb does not have much trees, shades and therefore the wind was so strong. So far I don't remember any noise from the planes. It was too quiet to the point that I couldn't sleep.

In terms of overpriced property, I would definitely say a 'yes'. For those people especially first home buyers who don't have much budget (<500 k), and they prefer having a decent size backyard, Canning Vale is definitely not your first choice unless your are willing to go for a house and land package.
Pros
  • friendly
  • Woolies, Livingston Shopping Center, Hungry Jacks, Maccas
  • Lakes, Parks
  • Primary school, Canning Vale College
Cons
  • over populated
  • overpriced rentals and sales
  • need more rec facilities
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Feb 26, 2013

"Canning Vale - Overpriced"

I have been renting in Canning Vale for approximately two years. When I first arrived, I couldn't sleep properly for about a month because of the overhead passing planes, the freight train nearby going at all hours of the morning and parties by nearby neighbours. Some parts of Canning Vale are pretty but very few far and between, becoming more of a concrete jungle as many 1-2 bdrm houses are slapped closely together. I have been really disappointed at the lack of playgrounds for children, let alone the quality of them. I dread shopping at Livingston Mall, it doesn't feel safe. There are plenty of different cultures in Canning Vale which is the only good thing. I would never invest in buying a home here, it's too overpriced for what this suburb offers. It takes me over an hour to travel into the city (work) by public transport which has been a huge hassle. It has been very difficult to get into a medical facility as they are all full.
Pros
  • New homes
Cons
  • Lack of good playgrounds
  • noisey planes
  • over populated
  • overpriced rentals and sales
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • 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
Aug 30, 2012

"Great Suburb"

I have lived here for 12 years & Canning Vale is such a great suburb to live. We have great neighbours who we socialize with & a great golf club where you can have a great meal on a Friday night. Our park is always well looked after & my dog loves walking around the lakes & the park. We have a few great shopping centres & of course now open on Sundays.
Pros
  • friendly
  • Close to shops, schools, airports, Perth, Fremantle.
  • Great local eateries, markets.
  • Close to cinema @ Carousel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jun 13, 2012

"canning vale"

too many loud planes coming from jandakot airport.... no peace and quiet ever from those planes... friendly area but way overpriced
Pros
  • friendly
Cons
  • noisey planes
  • overpriced rentals and sales
  • need more rec facilities
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 17, 2012

"Love it here"

A good place for families
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • 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 15, 2012

"Variety"

Suitable for all. Homes & blocks in newer estates are smaller with less garden if that suits & generally less expensive. Homes in the older estates although more expensive are bigger & on bigger blocks with garden for children or relaxation. The parks are unique with Christmas parties & sundowners held during the year. Golf Club is on the doorstep & boasting one of WA's best courses. Social Club is inexpensive & has great benefits. Canning Vale is definitely not any ordinary suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
Feb 08, 2012

"A wonderful place to live."

We love it in Canning Vale. Of course some people are always going to find faults but that happens in every suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
Feb 05, 2012

"Left for greener pastures"

Lived in Brookland Green for 3 years and couldn't wait to sell up and move out. Too many yobs with high powered cars, houses too close together, too many colorbond fences & patios to bounce the sound around, too many air-conditioners going 24/7. Too much traffic. Unless you work south of Canning Vale (don't have to cross the railway) you are destined to be stuck in traffic every workday, do not do it.
Luton
Luton Gosh Helen, I'm sorry you didn't like it here. I wonder where you moved to get away from yobs, high powered cars, colourbond fences, patios & airconditioners? I believe all suburbs have their fair share of these. We have as much land around our extensive house as houses in all neighbouring suburbs outside of Canning Vale. We've been living in this suburb for many years & have great neighbours & find it a very positive place to live but maybe we are positive people & look for the best in things instead of looking for greener pastures. I do agree with you on traffic around the railway line on Nicholson Road but hopefully it will be upgraded in the not too distant future. I only hope you don't have to travel on Leach Highway! I guess we have to learn to share the roads with more & more cars nowadays as Perth grows & our planners fail to plan adequately.
Feb 08, 2012
helen700
helen700 Glad to hear you enjoy C/V so much. We moved to Willetton & live in a lovely cul-de-sac opposite a park. Son goes to Willetton High School & is able to ride. This location is less than 15 minutes to the city (20 during peak) and has quick access to Freo, Roe Hwy & Freeway....the roads don't seem to get congested in the same way the roads leading out of Canning Vale do. Sea Breeze arrives earlier too! We have no problems with high powered cars & as the homes are older, the fencing is noise friendly super six and as people have more trees in their gardens, the noise transfer is almost nil. Sounds like your spot in C/V is ideal for you and yours & that is all we can ask for isn't it?
Feb 08, 2012
Luton
Luton I am very familiar with Willetton. We lived there for 18 years before moving to Canning Vale when it was semi rural. Apart from Willetton looking very tired & drab our main incentive for moving was when our son's car was completely trashed (& I mean was a write off) in the carpark at Southlands. The culprits - a gang of children in the age group of 10-12year olds who roamed the streets at night & caused havoc. I could post a very negative score (as opposed to just comments) on Willetton & drop the rating because quite frankly it's still tired & drab & often looks like a rubbish tip) but we have a property there so it would be to our disadvantage. As a suburb to live Canning Vale, especially the older estates like Brookland Greens, The Avenues, Sanctuary Waters etc is tops with lots of lakes everywhere, green,green parks & all the facilities within walking distance.
Feb 09, 2012
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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 21, 2012

"Green & smart"

A great place to live where its green all year round! Apart from the newer small estates which might suit some the blocks are of a great size. Houses are modern & smart, gardens green & cool Take a drive to suburbs around the beaches and compare. Thirty minutes to the beaches. What is the fascination with the beaches anyway which are crowded & parking is a nightmare? There's nothing better than driving back into Canning Vale suburbs such as Brookland Greens where it's green and neat. There are several excellent schools & a college, sporting & gym facilities, good choice of shopping, countless eateries, all the medical facilkities & hospitals close by instead of on your doorstep overshadowing the suburb. We love it here & have been residents for twelve years after leaving a suburb close by which became very drab, tired & sad. There are so many other benefits with a golf course on our doorstep and the international airport only 15-20 minutes away & the domestic about 25 minutes.
Pros
  • How close is close? Is there a pro of being too close to the beach
Cons
  • disagree compared to the size of the suburb
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 25, 2011

"Over populated"

Canning Vale is a long way from Perth CBD, very small blocks and high population,they really pack em in! I feel that it will become a getto style suburb in the future. Not a great deal of character in this lego land style of buildings, quite treeless. I think the area had more character when the land was a swamp.
Pros
  • close to the beach
Cons
  • over populated
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
Luton
Luton Have you lived in Canning Vale? I believe this realestate site is for locals.
Feb 10, 2012
Kezza5
Kezza5 I agree with this comment. It takes me over an hour on public transport to get to work. There are many 1-2 bdrm homes on 225sqm blocks slapped together creating that ghetto style suburb. It is very overpriced for what it offers and highly populated. Nothing is sacred when you go to get a load of bread from local supermarkets - usually sold out, very frustrating.
Feb 26, 2013
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 20, 2010

"Glorious Gateway Living"

Situated 17km south east of Perth CBD is one of Perth’s fastest growing sought after suburbs amongst middle to top income earning families. Boasting a population of 23,289, Canning Vale has progressed from merely an industrial / semi-rural area to “the” residential place to be. The suburb is littered with prestigious estates such as Livingston, Waratah, Brookland Greens, The Reserve, The Avenues, Sanctuary Waters, Ranford, Caladenia and Oxford Private Estate, to name but some. With new infrastructure, well designed parklands and children’s playgrounds, plus thoughtful retained natural habitats, this suburb has much to offer. Quality shopping centres such as Livingston, The Vale and Ranford provide supermarkets, pharmacies and speciality shops and medical centres including an after-hours medical centre at The Vale shopping centre. Restaurants such as Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, Indian and Japanese provide a multi-cultural taste sensation, as well as a local pub, cafes, liquor and takeaway outlets. The Market City provides professional services as well as a popular weekend market. Industry and service based businesses still exist around the Bannister Road location. A new local library and community centre exist at Amherst Village on Warton Road. There are state and private primary and secondary schools providing state-of-the-art technology, as well as child care centres and outside hours school care. Sporting clubs flourish as well as fitness centres, in addition to a private golf course in the heart of the suburb. Bus routes provide services to the city, train station and Murdoch Bus Station. Centrally located near the Roe Highway for the northern and southern suburbs, and Nicholson Road access to Albany Highway for city or south-west destination, Canning Vale truly is a hidden gateway. Rental prices are above average and house prices range from lower than median up to a million plus.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 25, 2009

"An Excellent Place, Thumbs Up."

I like it here. It's got everything i need that's close.
The amenities here is excellent. From schools to doctors and highways. My son's music school is just 3 minutes drive away. There is a new library too. I love this place.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 25, 2009

"Excellent suburb but houses are somewhat over-priced"

Good suburb, safe and sound but we pay a premium council rate and water rate as well. It's defintely one of the best suburbs to live in, no or less graffiti, less hoon and less burglary cases.
Houses are affordable for dual income family. We only have ADSL1...that's bad.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 10, 2009

"A great place to live"

The people in our street are really friendly and there are lots of kids who ride around the parks and play games of soccer together - it's a nice place.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Canning Vale

Goodwood Way

1.5/5
"Where do all these cars keep coming from?"
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Orkney Crs

4.5/5
"Orkney Crescent is a relatively quiet street, good neighbours, walking parks and right by the best primary school in Canning Vale"
-32.09467 115.91038
"Thoroughfare but remarkably safe"
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Joel Way

4.5/5
"Great road to live in"
-32.07641 115.92608
"Nice quiet street, with friendly neighbours"
-32.0684211721 115.9363686322

Karri Ave

4.5/5
"Surprisingly elegant and close to all we need"
-32.08173 115.91461

Hyde Cl

3.5/5
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