9.5 out of 10

Ashfield

Ranked 5th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9192460689588 115.939402640978
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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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 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 03, 2017

"Ashfield"

Close to everything - especially the train line, tonkin hwy and the river :) We love it here!!
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • No aircraft noise!
  • Friendly people
Cons
  • Local IGA needs a facelift
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Dec 08, 2016

"Nice and Central!"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 09, 2016

"Great location to the city, main highways and airport, and area to be sought after in the future, especially the bushlands near the river"

Great location to the city, main highways and airport, and area to be sought after in the future, especially the bushlands near the river. Bought here in 2009, and took advantage of the generous block sizes.
Pros
  • Close to EVERYTHING
  • easy commute to city
  • lots of activities and sports
  • quiet
Cons
  • Fustrationly slow council to make decisions. Ashfield Precinct Plan is dormant forcing people to go to the WAPC to overule town council planning to get developments in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 28, 2016

"Feels like a village, yet in such a central location!"

we have lived here for a year now and love it - it's got so much to offer!
it is a Small, Friendly, Undervalued suburb!
Public transport is fantastic with a 15 min commute to the City.
Local IGA and Kebab shop. Ton of sporting facilities. Right next to the river and the Ashfield Flats for jogging or walking...
Big blocks of land still available - once the Bassendean council changes the R zoning this suburb will grow exponentially!
Pros
  • easy commute to city
  • lots of activities and sports
  • quiet
  • Close to EVERYTHING
Cons
  • bad reputation for its Gov Housing (which are decreasing year on year)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Small Riverside Suburb"

Friendly neighbours, so close to the city but has a rural feel. Beautiful river with dolphins, turtles, and plenty of fish.
Pros
  • Close to EVERYTHING
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 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Small Friendly Riverside Community"

Ashfield is located in a handy area close to the city and roads north/south/east/west and the train line with Perth airport located on the other side of the river. This suburb is popular area for Kayakers to live close to the Swan River.

It's an older suburb established in the mid 1900's - many of the older homes have either been renovated or replaced by modern homes.

Recreation is fantastic with playing fields on the corner of Colstoun Rd and Guildford Rd used for Soccer, Dog training, Fire Brigade sports and other outdoor events. This site is used for fireworks on Australia Day - it's more impressive than the city display as you can sit close to all the action!

The community is bounded by the Swan River which offers areas for walking, swimming, Kayaking (Australia's largest kayak club -Ascot Kayak Club is immediatly opposite!), cycling, boating and is popular for fishing. Dolphins are regularly seen passing by.

I've lived in the area for 16 years and seen it transform from a dingy Homewest area to a renewed vibrant community, 2 key reason for the change were the closing of the Ashfield pub and the reduction in Homeswest housing.

It comes under the Shire of Bassendean who seem to be good to deal with, they promote a lot of free community activites including out door movies, bands on the river, youth events, fire works and more.

Like any community it has some bad element however I've can't think of any other place in Perth I can live so close to the river in such a great community with affordable homes...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees