8.9 out of 10

Woodvale

Ranked 44th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.7877798790342 115.794714184632
Great for
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 25, 2012

"Place to be in the North"

Good school, friendly neighbourhood just love it here. Houses bit on the expensive side. Good suburb for children. Everything is close by. Transport, Doctors, freeway, shopping centre etc.
Pros
  • Leafy
  • parks and recreation
Cons
  • Kids at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
1/5
Jun 27, 2012

"Wouldnt go back"

We lived in Woodvale for a year, and although its ok compared to some other suburbs, i wouldnt go back. There was young teenagers always causing crime at night, and getting into fights it was terrible. Traffic is pretty bad too. The house prices are ridiculous, totally over valued, i mean whats the attraction????
Cons
  • Kids at night
  • Busy
1/5
Jun 27, 2012

"Not bad"

Yeah, its not that bad, but there are young teenagers that cause problems on the streets, and fights break out sometimes, not good if you have a young family, but other than that not bad. Very busy traffic as well
Cons
  • Kids at night
  • Busy
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
Jun 09, 2012

"Jewel in the Northern Suburbs"

We have moved around the northern suburbs looking for the right place to live (good schools, easy access to amenities etc) and Woodvale is by far one of the better areas we have seen. Everyone seems to take pride in their neighbourhood - especially in the estate areas (which we unfortunately couldn't move into).. Its more expensive than the surrounding suburbs but well worth it.
Pros
  • Great Schools
  • Good Amenities
  • community spirit
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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
Jun 09, 2012

"Really Good Family Suburb"

Good community feel, clean and safe - Woodvale is a great place to call home
Pros
  • community spirit
  • Leafy
  • parks and recreation
  • safe
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
May 14, 2012

"Great suburb full off poms, good neighbors, not to far to beaches and shopping malls"

Woodvale is close to all amenities and great schools. plenty of open space. Most houses and gardens are well maintained, which makes it a good place to buy a house because the resale value is good. Rentals are very expensive compared to other adjoining suburbs. Easy for teenagers to get themselves around on public transport. I travel all over Perth daily and see most suburbs and meet the residents and I'am glad I live in Woodvale. The downside is it's expensive to buy but you get what you pay for.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • Leafy
  • parks and recreation
  • Shops
  • safe
Cons
  • Wrong side of freeway
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 08, 2012

"Ok but not near any where"

Pros
  • community spirit
  • parks and recreation
Cons
  • Kids at night
  • Busy
  • Too far from city
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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 4/5
  • Parking 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
Jun 12, 2011

"Look forward to moving here"

A nice area, have our sights set on moving here hopefully soon.
Pros
  • Leafy
  • community spirit
  • parks and recreation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 13, 2011

"Perfect for young families"

We have been in the area since 96 and love it here. We moved into the Crest Estate when we had a family and havent looked back. Values of the homes in woodvale generally but particularly in Woodvale Crest and Woodvale Waters Estates remain strong due to the good interest of people wanting to move in here. And rightly so, with the fantastic community spirit which you dont find many other places. As for the comment below about hoons and gangs... Yes, occasionally you see or hear some knucklehead hooning, but I dont know of a place that doesn't happen and we for one certainly have never seen gangs and have never heard of properties being trashed.

North Woodvale Primary is fantasic, Prinicpal and Teachers take a vested interest in the kids' education and add to the community spirit. Local Shops and restaurants are good and its only a short drive to the local major shopping centres and most importantly, Bunnings!
Pros
  • community spirit
  • safe
  • parks and recreation
  • Shops
  • Leafy
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Mar 18, 2011

"Hoon Central"

I've been around Woodvale for a good 8 years and Ive never seen a suburb with so many noons, gangs and teenage dropouts.

Woodvale itself is actually very nice (still a little too far from the city) and very leafy, but for some reason the teenage trash element just keeps hanging around.

I certainly wouldn't feel safe going for walks at night (I have frequently seen teen gangs of 10+ people) and friends who have had their property trashed.

Maybe in another 15 years?
Pros
  • Leafy
  • Shops
Cons
  • Wrong side of freeway
  • Too far from city
  • Kids at night
Recommended for
  • Singles
Mello
Mello Interesting, we have been here and Kingsley for the past 20 years and never seen "gangs" Yes, teenagers get around but never seen nor heard of anything like you are talking about...
May 11, 2011
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 02, 2011

"Just missing something"

It seemed so nice when I drove around but after looking at many homes the prices are not reflecting true value.
Pros
  • Shops
Cons
  • Busy
  • Kids at night
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Mello
Mello So that deserves a low rank? Pathetic.
May 11, 2011
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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
Jul 11, 2010

"We Love Woodvale"

We are a young family and love everything about this beautiful suburb. The School (NWPS) is fantastic and the teachers are a very committed group of professionals. Shopping is good and major centres only a few minutes drive away. We make a lot of use of the local parks and cycle paths and keep outdoors & the neighbourly spirit in our area is the fantastic. Perfect place to bring up our family :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 06, 2010

"It's Great To Be Back In Woodvale!"

It is so nice to be back in the heart of Woodvale - everyone is so lovely and has made us very welcome. Because of the low rental percentage, the majority of homes are owner occupied and are well maintained. I love selling homes in Woodvale - nice properties and nice clients - what more could we want? People are so reluctant to leave the area - when that upgrade or downsize, they want to stay in Woodvale.

The abundance of parks and services, not to mention the reputation of the schools in the area, make this an ideal suburb to raise your family in. Woodvale is very convenient - sandwiched between Whitfords and Edgewater train stations and a short car ride to several excellent shopping centres.

The local shops are brilliant too! In terms of restaurants and takeways we are spoilt for choice!Fabulous Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian and the famous Woody's Pizza - a world of culinery delights at our doorstep!

At the heart of Woodvale sits the Moon and Sixpence - a popular pub that creates a little taste of home for our English residents. Live entertainment and hearty food, draw loads of regulars! Our 7 day shopping centre means that you'll never run out of fresh and tasty food. My local hairdresser is there too - The Cutting Garden - the girls there are gorgeous! Tell them Julie Ormston sent you!

I lived in Woodvale for a quarter of a century (yes I am that old!), my kids all went to school here, my youngest is in his final year at Woodvale Senior High School. I'd like to say thanks to all the wonderful people that live and work here and make it such a sensational suburb!

If you have any real estate queries or want to know what is happening in the Woodvale market, please pop in and see us at Julie Ormston Realty - we're in the Woodvale Shopping Centre, between Margaret's Ironing Centre and Indulge Day Spa.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 27, 2010

"Great Suburb"

We live in Woodvale Crest Estate www.woodvalecrest.com.au and enjoy the feel and spirit of the neighbourhood. It took a long time to get in here, as houses rarely come up for sale but we are very happy with the move. We have made great frends and so have the kids. Any very occasional disruption is far outweighed by the great community spirit.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 27, 2010

"Nice suburb"

Nice suburb, but lots of graffiti and tagging. lots of burnouts and hoons
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 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 22, 2010

"A great suburb with all the amenities"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 20, 2010

"Woodvale"

Beautiful suburb with excellent schools. Add to that a good library and a spacious shopping centre. Perfect for young families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Woodvale

1

Hayworth Ri

5/5
"Our picture perfect area"
-31.782207 115.784698
2

Parkwood Ave

4.5/5
"Friendly Residents"
-31.78224 115.78584

Unranked Streets in Woodvale

"Nice street in a great suburb"
-31.7785 115.7876

Shannon Cl

3.5/5
-31.79362 115.78835
"Family friendly but private and quiet"
-31.7976963791 115.802155415

Primula Ct

4.5/5
"Primula Court, Woodvale Crest Estate"
-31.78138 115.78416

Montash Rt

4.5/5
"Montash Retreat, Woodvale Crest Estate"
-31.781525 115.786353

Maitland Ri

3.5/5
"Good neighbors easy to get to freeway and train stations"
-31.78345 115.78343