8.3 out of 10

Dianella

Ranked 94th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.8877968695354 115.867698767902
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 27, 2013

"Love it"

Lived here all my life, never had a break in, never had any trouble at all. I live in a well kept street with lovely neighbours. I feel very safe here, it has big parks near by, great public transport and is close to everything! 10 mins and im in Mt Lawley, 15 mins and im in the city, 20 mins and i'm at the beach! Amazing and safe suburb, can't fault it!
Pros
  • Close proximity of shops
  • Resale value of house
  • Safety
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
VivianCheang
VivianCheang may i know how's the rental in Dianella ? 2 rooms house ?
Jun 21, 2013
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 27, 2013

"Dianella I Love It!"

Ok I live on the side next to morley/walter rd. I have been here three months and love it. So close to dianella plaza, galleria, mt lawley, city, just central to everything. Alot of retired, older people live here. So nice quality people. Great for families. I live on The Strand and its quite aswell.
If your going to rent here like any where else see who lives next door and over the road cos you never know.
Feel free to ask me any questions about morley and dianella i will try and help to the best of my ability.
Pros
  • Close proximity of shops
  • Resale value of house
  • Safety
Cons
  • Public transport not always close by depending on your street location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
VivianCheang
VivianCheang may i know how's the rental in Dianella ? Is there any school nearby ?
Jun 21, 2013
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 04, 2012

"Great place for families"

I am so surprised at all the bad reviews - perhaps we live in the part of Dianella where everyone is lovely? Moved here about 6 years ago, firstly to Surrey St, then to Leeds St - both places I could not fault. Shopping is on your doorstep, both streets were filled with friendly neighbours (esp Leeds st) with a real community feel. I definately feel safe here, and have 2 young children so this matter is paramount to me. I don't think its a cheap place to live if you are a young family starting out, however if you can afford it, I would definately recommend it. It's close to the city should you work there, many schools close by and a choice of shopping centres. I think there are a lot of older residents around these particular streets and families - I must say I have never seen (or heard) a raging party - not saying they don't happen, but it has a more mature feel here. I have had the displeasure of living in Armadale once, and if I use a 'safety scale' out of 10, I would say I felt 2 in Armadale and 10 here. I have no fear of walking my small dog at night. Resale value of houses appears to hold its own.
Pros
  • Safety
  • Close proximity of shops
  • Resale value of house
Cons
  • Public transport not always close by depending on your street location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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
Nov 05, 2011

"Why would you live any where else"

I have spent most of my childhood in Dianella, I have lived in other suburbs over the years and have always been drawn back to the place I call home.
The abundance of park lands and open space available makes this area fantastic.
Weather it be taking your dog for a walking, running around the local park, there are plenty of near by shops to choose from and the city is less than 10km away (depending on which part you live) making it a cheap cab ride away for that cheaky night out.
Public transport is abundant and the freeway is only a short drive away connecting you to all the major roads in Perth.
Beaches are only 15km away making it an enjoyable drive to our amazing Perth beaches.
I personally have not had any problems with crime in Dianella, our neighbours are friendly and always look out for each other and our homes.
All in all this is a great place to live with lots on offer.
Pros
  • Safety
  • Close proximity of shops
  • Resale value of house
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 25, 2011

"Safest place I have lived!"

Lived here for nearly five years and have never had any trouble. All of the neighbours in my street watch out for each other and are very friendly. I am a shop-a-holic and am never short for places to shop around here and the prices are reasonable - if you want to pay $500 dollars for a designer belt then move Dalkeith way and not here.

There is a sense of community as people walk their dogs, take evening and morning strolls and play with their kids in the parks. The housing is still really affordable and because its 10kms from the city it is a great suburb to invest in. There are a lot of people building new houses and units and in some areas whole streets are looking amazing.

I like that it's a safe distance from bushfires, floods and tsunamis. The crime rate is low and was voted the safest suburb to live in (2010 - the west australian). It is a very big suburb and I can't speak on behalf of the whole suburb but will say that my area (near Terry Tyzack gym) is a great place to live and relax!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
EMO EMO
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jan 06, 2011

"Excellent place to live"

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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
May 29, 2010

"A great place for young families"

Close to the city yet still affordable, Dianella is an established suburb that offers great parks and a safe, friendly, family environment.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
Apr 16, 2010
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
IMB IMB
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
Apr 12, 2010

"WE LOVE IT HERE..."

We live in Dianella and love it here! It is a great suburb for families, singles and retirees and I appreciate that we are very centrally located within the10km radius to the CBD and only a short drive away from great beaches.

I love the all the parks in Dianella and find it a safe and happy place with lots of friendly people. My neighbours are all great and having moved a couple of times within Dianella I have found no matter which street I live in, folks have been helpful and considerate. So for us it's a great place to live and we love it here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 12, 2010

"Fantastic"

I agree with John. Beware The Nella." Use to be a fantastic suburb, but since the Nella Scorpions gang have virtually taken over the suburb, its a horrible place to live. Real Estate agents try and drum it up because once you buy in, you cant sell out!!! We have a few Crack dens in nearby streets, but the Riot Squad division of the Anti-Gang Response Task Force comes in every few weeks and sorts them out.

We are lucky we live in a cul-de-sac. Our street got together and installed large steel gates at our street entrance, and we now have an armed security guard who mans the gates from 6pm until 6am every night. We also have a small laneway that leads to a park where the kids use to play, but its just full of syringes now, so we closed off the laneway with razor wire and barbed wire.
We drive our kids to school each day in a suburb further away, buts its worth the extra hour each morning to avoid the kids being exposed to the junkies selling smack on the street corner.

Yes unfortunately, Dianella has changed a lot over the years...!!! And since you have read this far, let me just say it is a great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
John34
John34 To respond to "Mintox":

(1) Nothing in my review was made-up. Admittedly the suburb is quite a big one so obviously different residents will have different experiences, but I stand by my review. The crime rate has spiralled here in recent years. As a Dianella resident I wish it weren't so, but unfortunately it is.

(2) If you are so concerned with made up reviews, perhaps you should be singling out "JOEandKAREN" instead. Interesting that they rated Dianella 5 stars in every category, isn't it? However, simply googling for 'joe karen dianella' (without quotes) reveals that they are, in fact, real estate agents who sell houses in - that's right, you guessed it - Dianella. No conflict of interest there, of course.

(3) Ironically, your post actually helps to support my review! By calling me a "dic**ead" straight off the bat, it reveals just the type of person you are - and, dare I say, the typical Dianella resident. To others reading this, would you like to be neighbours with someone who screams "dic**ead" just because they have a different opinion to yours? This reveals another shortcoming of the suburb - the neighbours are about as friendly as Mintox.
Apr 12, 2010
Joe and Karen
Joe and Karen Just for the record, I am a resident in Dianella and have been for the past 10 years, my whole family(28 people in total) live in Dianella and some have been here for nearly 30 years including mum and dad which live in Dianella. I work in North Perth and sell homes everywhere and not just in Dianella. My review was based purely on my personal day to day experiences of living and raising kids in the area I have choices of living elsewhere but have never considered moving, selling homes in the area allows me to get detailed and wide spread feed back about the area to people I sell too. To date all my clients have been happy and I have more people looking for homes in Dianella than properties available. I would consider mine an informed opinion, however it is my personal view, each person is entitled to their own, free to live where they choose.
Apr 12, 2010
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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 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
Apr 04, 2010

"Terrible suburb, avoid if possible"

I have lived in Dianella for quite a few years now, and would encourage people to stay far, far away. While Dianella used to be a nice place to live many years ago, it has completely changed for the worse. The crime rate in this suburb is completely out of control.

I am now hearing people refer to Dianella as "The Nella" - use it in a sentence the same way you would use the term "The Hood". For example, "you'd be crazy to walk down the street alone in the Nella!". In fact, when I now hear of a Dianella crime story from a friend, family member or co-worker (which, unfortunately, is often), it often ends with the increasingly common expression "Only in the Nella", referring to the fact that so many incidents can only happen in this suburb. Burglaries, stolen cars, graffiti, assaults are all relatively common. Trying to get a decent night's sleep over the noise of Dianella residents doing burnouts and street racing all night is just about impossible.

I'm looking to move to another suburb in the next few months.
raymonddd
raymonddd you're full of it mate. Noone calls it "The Nella" haha wtf
Apr 27, 2013
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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
  • 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 10, 2010

"One of Perth's finest"

Dianella is among the finest suburbs of Perth. Close to the City, a mixed range of homes from just a few $100 000's to $2 000 000 dollar mansions. Lots of shopping available, great schools, parks, ideal neighborhoods, this is a pinnacle suburb to live in and caters for singles, couples, families, retirees, good overall performer. Well maintained and ideally situated.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Dianella

Booker St

4.5/5
-31.88855 115.86321
"A lovely street that is close to everything."
-31.9042951415 115.8721511937

Wood St

4.5/5
"LouLou@TheWood"
-31.9087825758 115.8802654584
"Great Family Street less than 10km from the City "
-31.8988412354 115.8885846288
-31.8838 115.86246

Greenwich Pl

2.5/5
-31.88876 115.88052

Chester Ave

4.5/5
"Safe neighbourhood, close to the city, Mt Lawley and also only 20 -25 minutes from the coast."
-31.89739 115.87414
"Convenient Pocket Bordering Inglewood & Mount Lawley !!!"
-31.90442 115.87068