8.3 out of 10

Quinns Rocks

Ranked 96th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.6640269739125 115.696785507643
Great for
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

2/5
Mar 09, 2012

"Too far"

Old Quinns is nice, but the suburb is too far from everything!! Maybe better for retirees
Pros
  • Close to beach
Cons
  • Too far from city
  • Community housing
Recommended for
  • Retirees
trudytyler
trudytyler Why is community housing a problem ? Is there are list of areas which have or dont have community housing ?
Mar 14, 2012
Add a comment...
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 05, 2012

"Quinns Rocks is a beautiful beachside suburb"

Peacefull, stress free lifestyle. Away from the city rat race, but not too far. Friendly, community oriented locals, beautiful beaches and good local schools.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • BEACH
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
Feb 05, 2012

"Old Quinns Rocks"

Old Quinns Rocks is a magical place to live. It has the most beautiful ocean broadwalk, beaches, SLSC. Lots of Schools in the area, shopping centres and even has a new Restaurant and Cafe called Portofino's and the Fish n Chippy at the Deli for Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner + takeaways. I've lived here for 12 years and LOVE it. The atmosphere, the local people, the community is wonderful and everybody says good'ay to each other. I know my neighbours, we have never been broken into or know of anybody that has had crimal damage done either. Its a laid back, easy to live place to be and terrific for families, older generation and professional people because the area fits everybody, with property ranging from $400K to$150,000,000K. There is a great Medical Centre here and better still, the medical receptionists get to know the locals and are very helpful and caring. Its only 35 minutes by train from Clarkson to Perth CBD or you can drive the 55 kilometres in the same time outside of rush hour traffic. It generally takes me about 40-45 mins in rush hour traffic, so I think considering what you have on your doorstep and the lifestyle Old Quinns offers, its excellent myself and definitely not too far away to travel to/from if you work in the City. A very under-rated ocean side suburb.
Pros
  • People of Old Quinns are very neighbourly and community focused
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • BEACH
Rowee
Rowee It has lots of Parking too, so don't understand the issue with Parking as a 'not great for' ????
Feb 05, 2012
Add a comment...
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 04, 2012

"We love Quinns Rocks!"

Pros
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • BEACH
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
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 30, 2012

"I love Quinns"

Quinns Rocks, Rocks!!! It is simply he funnest place to live in Perth. With the beach at your doorstep and groovy restaurants it is an excellent place to live. My son goes to Quinns Beach Primary, it is a fabulous school and coming from England I wasn't sure how he'd adjust but he's made a firm circle of friends. The Mum's are great to, it's a real close knit community. The house prices are very reasonable ranging from $300,000 to a couple of $100,000,000. Which lets you know that all property here can only go up! We paid around $520,000 for our house which has manicured gardens, is close to Marmion (but I love being able to walk to the shops) and the interior is spectacular. I definitely think it's worth paying that bit extra to get a beautiful home with all the mod cons. Plus I know the suburb is only going up in value which makes it a super investment. I'm not telling you to buy here but just have a think about it. I haven't been happier the sun is always shining and the community is great.
Pros
  • BEACH
  • GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
  • Good Schools
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • Beach Fishing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Mairi
Mairi Seriously? Groovy restaurants? I've lived here for two years and I'm at a loss here, can you tell me where they are please?
Mar 07, 2012
Add a comment...
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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
Jan 25, 2012

"Best value for money beachside suburb Perth."

Quinns Rocks is the most undervalued beach side suburb in Perth. My wife and I have lived here for five years. The streets are supersafe we live in a cul-de-sac and the kids love to run out and play with the neighbours kids and I always feel that they are safe. We know all of our neighbors. Having the beach so close is a great source of entertainment plus being on the beach side means Quinns Rocks by Perth standards is a hidden treasure. I love it here, its not so hectic that you feel oerwhelmed with a 'city vibe' but it's close enough to the city that I can visit my family and friends down that way without hesitation.
Pros
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Brad-Davison
Brad-Davison I agree Quinns rocks is the most undervalued beach side suburb in Perth.
Jan 27, 2012
Dallas
Dallas Thanks for the information
Jan 30, 2012
Add a comment...
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 23, 2012

"Community Housing- What a bummer"

My husband and i were looking at investing in Quinns rocks, and found out that parts of Quinns rocks are community housing- which to me means, likely more crime, and bad people. Apparently the only area in Quinns that is not community housing is Old Quinns- but i still wouldnt move there. We were so disappointed, as Quinns rocks is so beautiful!! the govertnment should keep community housing out of beach suburbs.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
Cons
  • Community housing
Jemma
Jemma I hate to tell you that more suburbs (expensive one's too) are going to include community housing and people won't be even aware of it which is even worse. Old Quinns is a great place to live. There are good and bad in every community so don't disregard Old Quinns - we love it here!! If you prefer to invest in a flattened suburb with no character and no room to swing a cat then maybe Old Quinns wasn't for you anyway.
Jan 25, 2012
babydoll
babydoll Hi Jemma. Thanks for you comment. How do you know that there will be community housing in more suburbs? and do you know which ones? Im just curious :) Thanks
Jan 25, 2012
Jemma
Jemma Sorry, have been away AnaK.. Looks like Philip has answered your query re housing. Just check with the neighbours of any property you may be interested in and I am sure they will tell you if their neighbours are community housing or not:-)
We love it here and have for the past 18yrs..
Feb 01, 2012
tamara86
tamara86 There is community housing in lots of suburbs including upmarket suburbs such as Claremont, Cottesloe, Crawley, Mt Claremont, Shenton Park and Subiaco see link http://www.shelterwa.org.au/publications/resandproj/social_housing_western_suburbs.pdf or contact department of housing for more info, We have lived in Quinns Rocks for 9 years and find it beutiful here.
Feb 05, 2012
Mairi
Mairi Hope you're never down on your luck and need community housing with that attitude.
Mar 07, 2012
babydoll
babydoll What attitude?
Mar 07, 2012
Mairi
Mairi Mmm let me think..Community housing = bad people and crime, uh..the govt should keep community housing out of beach suburbs. Two attitudes right there: The superiority attitude, the I am more deserving attitude. It's all there.
Mar 07, 2012
babydoll
babydoll Oh Mairi, i get it now, you live in community housing right? There is no need to take your problems out on me, im sure if you talk to someone proffesional, you can get the help you need to get out of community housing and into your own home! Its wonderful :)
Mar 07, 2012
Mairi
Mairi No, I don't live in community housing, never have, and can honestly say (all being well) probably never will, but I judging people based on a steroetype is ...well just stupid really. Mind you, saying that, I could have predicted that reply based on stereotyping. Hate it when that happens.
Mar 07, 2012
lmrx2
lmrx2 Mairi, AnaK does have a point. I have witnessed it first hand when my brother-in-law lived in housing commission flats in Melbourne and most of the people are bad & into crime. My brother-in-law kept getting into trouble, (he served time in jail), because he was easily led & hung around with those people, we had to get him out of there. I hated going there & dodging the urine in the lift was disgusting. So it's only natural that anyone wouldn't want to live somewhere like that unless someone is like them. I'm not saying everyone in housing commission is like that, but the above is my experience.
Mar 07, 2012
Jemma
Jemma Can we PLEASE end this thing about Community Housing sigh!! I live in Quinns and love my neighbours - we all look out for each other and it's friendly, near the beach etc.etc.etc.. There are good and bad in all types of housing lets leave it like that and don't knock Old Quinns if you haven't lived here because we love it..
Mar 07, 2012
lmrx2
lmrx2 I believe you and you are lucky.
Mar 07, 2012
babydoll
babydoll I never said anything about Old Quinns, its the other side im talking about. Thanx for your support Imrx2, i have also been witness to that kind of behaviour, which is why i avoid it, as many other people would do. I do not wnat to bring up my children in those types of suburbs, thats just my preference. And like you say, not all people in community housing are like that, but it is a known fact that where there is community housing there is likely to be more crime and bad behaviour. I just wanted to share my experience with Quinns rocks with everyone, becuase until i went to view a few properties, i had no idea that half the suburb was community housing, and i just think its fair that anyone looking at investing or buying should know everything about the suburb :)
Mar 08, 2012
Mairi
Mairi Imrx2 , Anak does not have a point she is talking about Quinns not inner city Melbourne, a whole differnt demographic. I'm sorry that happened to your brother in-law, but you are comparing apples and oranges, in other words you can't compare the two places. Qiuinns is a good suburb to live in, old or new, the people, housing commision or otherwise,are friendly decent people. It is not perfect, it has it's good and bad but the good far outweighs the bad. Don't let someone who doesn't even live here put you off.
Mar 08, 2012
lmrx2
lmrx2 Mairi, I understand that it may be better where you live, but what I'm saying is it's natural for people to fear & worry about living near housing commission especially when they have children. We stopped seeing my brother-in-law for years after we had children because he kept getting into trouble & drugs even after we got him out of there & we didn't want our kids mixing with that.
Mar 08, 2012
scooba
scooba I think people are forgetting that a large proportion of community housing is actually provided for the elderly, not specifically for the 'dodgy' people within our society. yes, there are elements of the population who live in community housing that are pre-disposed to crime, graffiti ETC, however the small proportion of people in statewest housing give the whole group a bad name. i worked with a woman who had her husband leave her, two disabled children and had a rather low paying role in our company. no fault of her own and she brought up her children the best she could. In saying that i moved out of the belmont area because those 'certain elements' of the system caused us problems. really, the area will determine the level of community spirit in someone. as a proportion of dwellings, quinns actually has a significantly lower percentage of community housing than areas such as Mt lawley, burswood, Perth city, Rivervale/Vic park and yokine, however these areas are valued MUCH higher than property in quinns.
and no, i have never had to access community housing, but if i fell on hard times and needed the service, i would hate to be judged as you have judged ALL community housing occupants.
and do you think drug dealers live in community housing??? no, they live in flash apartments in perth, massive mansions in hillaries, or acreage where they can grow/cook/cut their product and make tens of thousands of dollars.
May 24, 2012
Add a comment...
4/5
Jan 31, 2011

"Me Likey"

Nice
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 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Dec 24, 2010

"Great Place To Live"

Clean, friendly walk to beach.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 19, 2010

"Great for couples, families and retirees"

Great suburb, we have fabulous amenities close by (great private and public schools within walking distance, supermarkets, hairdressers, doctors, pharmacy, choice of childcare facilities etc).
The only suggestion I have is look carefully, proper Old Quinns (oceanfront) and new Quinns really great, but there are parts where swanky meets skanky (as one of my clients put it).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5
Sep 19, 2010

"Too far away from everything."

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 06, 2010

"Old Quinns"

Old Quinns is a different look to the new Quinns areas. It is a nice friendly place to live. Schools are very near for all denominations. Close to the beach is a bonus and new walkways make it a pleasant place to stroll in the evening. The beach is rarely packed up at the Northern end of Old Quinns Rocks. There is a dog beach handy too. Overall a nice place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
givens
givens Thank you your info has been very helpful.
Feb 22, 2012
Add a comment...
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 19, 2009

"Great for families"

Nice clean place to bring up kids, but there is a difference between cheaper Quinns (rough) and homes down on the beachfront or north of Norfolk (nice).
A few hoons driving around but mainly on Marmion Ave and usually can only hear them in the distance friday/saturday nights.
Great choice of 4 private schools, or another 4 public ones.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
trudytyler
trudytyler What do you count as cheaper quinss and why is it rough ?
Mar 14, 2012
Add a comment...

Best Streets in Quinns Rocks

1

Gidley Cve

5/5
"Lovely neighbourly street, walking distance to all amenities."
-31.65933 115.7048
2

Sellar Elb

3.5/5
"Good, central street in Quinns"
-31.65405 115.70023

Unranked Streets in Quinns Rocks

Palm Cnr

4.5/5
"Walk to beach and schools."
-31.657889237 115.6962465018

Meringa Crs

3.5/5
"Nicer end of Quinns "
-31.65458 115.69591

Belhaven Tce

3.5/5
"Great!"
-31.65584 115.69406

Mindarie Dr

4.5/5
"Great for the beach and schools"
-31.67085 115.69485