8.8 out of 10

Baldivis

Ranked 72nd best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.3365938309152 115.821094323872
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  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

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

"Baldivis is only going to get better."

I have lived in Baldivis for nearly two years and am astounded at some of the negativity of people's previous comments.
This suburb is still growing, so yes, there will be constant construction spread throughout until all land and houses have been built. Isn't this obvious?

Personally I moved here because I can see the potential! I have first hand information on what is going in the new shopping centre, with some big stores beginning construction before the end of year. A whole new set of seperate shops behind Dome are now almost finished too AND construction on the new library/community centre has begun... definitely no complaints here.

While there are 'hoons' doing burnouts on the odd occassions, I would hardly think this compares to the suburbs closer to Rockingham. Theft can be a problem wherever you live - mitigate the risk and become less of a target. If you still get hit, you are just unlucky...The traffic flows well along Safety Bay Road in either direction - and people are selling because they are getting GOOD prices for their houses.

I orignally come from a country town in the Alpine Region in VIC, now that's a bushfire threat area, I've been through 2 huge bushfires in my lifetime alone there... threat of bushfires in Baldivis is a possibility but anything is possible these days, right? If you have a Fire Plan, Insurance and common sense, you will be safe.

Baldivis residents are spoilt for choice with beautiful parks and an ever expanding shopping centre. The lifestyle is fantastic - and once the developments have been completed, living here will be the envy of many!

Be patient people - it'll be worth it!
Pros
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Parks and atmosphere
  • good local shops
  • great for kids
  • quiet and relatively safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
Oct 19, 2016

"Great place with many upcoming new facilities"

Lived in Baldivis (suburbia) for 11 years now and love it. I've enjoyed watching Baldivis grow and enjoying all the new business growth to the area at the shopping centre, bars, restaurants, home business and other facilities. Great to see more and more infrastructure going in with new roads, upgrades etc. Understandably the demand on the area is high with the massive growth of the area in the past 5 -7 years.
Great to see the council having security patrol the area and with some community support I think could help stamp out any inappropriate behavior ie occasional hoons, crime etc
Looking forward to NBN rolling out in the area in hope it will bring fast internet.

Would love to see the community work together more with their neighbours and immediate area instead of the constant facebook whinging.
Pros
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Parks and atmosphere
  • good local shops
  • great for kids
  • quiet and relatively safe
Cons
  • Alot of bushland around sees it a bit of a threat for bushfires.
  • occasional hoons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Baldivis"

Baldivis"
Baldivis has great amenities like cafes, restaurants, gym, Masters, supermarket and various other shops. It is proposed Stockland is going to expand considerably in 2015. http://www.baldivisleasing.com.au. New stores opening are Beacon Lighting (late 2013) and Repco (December 2013) and a housewares/furniture store (TBA). Baldivis is waiting on a post office and police station.

We are currently building a house in Baldivis and can't wait to move there, we love the area and the people are very friendly!. The majority of residents are Aussie, Brit /European and Kiwis.

There are limited bus routes available in Baldivis but seems to be improving due to the massive growth.

We have chosen Baldivis to build a house and base our family/children because of the lifestyle, sense of community, many other families and the beautiful homes, as well as plentiful Parks/Playgrounds for the kids. We love the "feel" of Baldivis, it is a stunning area, especially Barra Barra Park which has large manmade lakes, fountains, tennis courts and playground. Baldivis developers have cleverly kept a lot of the original trees in the area rather than wiping them out.

Beaches are only 10-15 mins drive away ie: Safety Bay and Secret Harbour, along with plenty of areas to explore.

For the teens, there is a Paintball and Cable Ski establishment. Residents were opposed to the idea of a skateboard park, which is a shame because I do see a lot of teens tearing down the hills at massive speeds on their skateboards, which is very dangerous. A skateboard park would deter this and be beneficial for teens if combined with a playground area. Adults who supervise their own children at the playground are always within the vicinity eliminating any cause for concern.

The travel to the city is only 35 mins by train and the Warnbro station has undergone an upgrade with bus facilities and improved parking.

Baldivis Secondary College will cater to most school years from 2015, only catering for Years 7-9 in 2014. Tranby College has a waiting list.

Land is selling incredibly quickly as media reports Baldivis is the fastest growing suburb in Perth. Median Price has soared in August 2013.

My bet is Baldivis will be the town of the future!
Pros
  • Trees and nature/rural feel
  • Extension of shops
  • Beaches close by
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Parks and atmosphere
  • good local shops
  • great for kids
  • quiet and relatively safe
Cons
  • Lack of Bus Routes
  • Limited Secondary School availability at this stage
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • 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
2yrs+

"Settlers Hills"

Quiet location with country feel. Close to beach and shops. Train station nearby.
Pros
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Parks and atmosphere
  • good local shops
  • great for kids
  • quiet and relatively safe
Cons
  • Alot of bushland around sees it a bit of a threat for bushfires.
  • occasional hoons
3/5
2yrs+

"Replacing Rockingham as 'The Bronx'"

A suburb which had fantastic potential, but thanks to cheap house and land is fast (and faster) becoming unnatractive. HUNDREDS of idiots riding off road motorbikes through vacant land/blocks. 4WD's and hotted up cars hooning and cutting up parks and verges at ALL HOURS of the night!!!
Graffiti is on the increase (moved here over 2 years ago and struggled to find ANY).
The stocklands shopping centre is apparently 'going to be the biggest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere' - and yet thats exactly what Stocklands said about Cockburn Gateways, which hasn't expanded an inch since it was built. We got a Masters hardware store. That'll be about it.
Warnbro train station carpark is PACKED by 6.30am, so if you like to catch the train to work after that time forget about getting parking there. There is a few bus services through Baldivis but far from impressive.
Roadworks and construction EVERYWHERE!!! IIt's unnatractive and looks terrible.

When I first viewed this page before I moved to Baldivis the ranking was 95/100. Now its 80. I'm betting it will continue to fall.

I read the other day in one of the Rockingham newspapers they want to put a Police station in Baldivis due to the continual increase in crime. Police have said that is not on the cards anytime in the near future. Things look great :/

No wonder the median house price in perth is on the up and Baldivis is stagnant. SO many houses for sale in this suburb - gee i wonder why.

Can't wait for mine to be one of them.
Cons
  • Hoons
  • Unnatractive
  • Lack of facilities/services
patinoz
patinoz time for you to move on then
2yrs+
mik1042
mik1042 Sounds a little melodramatic to call it the bronx? Crime targets people in this level of income and housing stock because they have nice cars, houses and belongings, but don't have enough money to get security installed. As for the shops, if all the shops planned for the area were put in before there was population to support them, they would all close down and the town centre would look like a wasteland. Roadworks are to be expected when the suburb is so constantly expanding. I think your expectations are ridiculous.
2yrs+
Kezza5
Kezza5 A massive area near the existing shopping centre is up for commercial sale, closing date May 2013 so I am confident shopping centre will grow big. Warnbro Train Stn is under going upgrade with some additional 400 parks and bus bay, on a positive, you are likely to get a seat on the train in the morning in peak hour traffic heading into the city. The next priority with the Council is a Police station based in Baldivis. The areas that were just mounds of dirt/underdeveloped with hoons now have houses, so couldn't imagine this type of hooning will last long...
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good for young families, retirees..."

Baldivis definitely seems to really have a community spirit and friendly atmosphere. I like the semi-rural setting. It's also fairly quiet, clean, and has quite a few leafy parks.

There are many parks and play areas for the kids dotted throughout Settlers Hills/Tuart Ridge and a skate park for teens is going to be installed soon as well. From our house, the kids have a choice of five playgrounds within a ten minute walk. The schools seem pretty good. Our daughter loves her school and we're content with it as well. There's a public secondary school under construction near Rivergums. There's BBQ areas and walking trails.

There's the Stockland shops close by and anything that can't be found there can be picked up easily in Rockingham or Mandurah.

The only negatives I'd say is that some people might find it a bit of a commute to the CBD, but I know people who don't mind it. There's also occasionally hoons on the roads, but every neighborhood has them to some extent and they are not as prevalent here as in other places we've lived.

We really like it here. It's a lovely area. Well worth checking out...

Edited, December 2011:
I'm editing it to take one star off the "safe and sound" because a group of young people stole the solar Christmas decorations out of our front garden last night at 1 am. We could hear them making a ruckus outside, but by the time we got to the door, they were gone.

Petty crime aside, we still like it here. We've been in Baldivis for almost ten months and barring winning the lotto, we wouldn't live elsewhere. The kids really love this neighborhood and their school. I find it close enough to Rockingham for shops etc. and restaurants like Rustico and the Italian Job. Aside from small annoyances (like bored troublemakers thieving Christmas decorations), it is still somewhere we like living...even though we won't be putting anymore solar decorations in the front yard.
Pros
  • great for kids
  • good local shops
  • quiet and relatively safe
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Parks and atmosphere
Cons
  • occasional hoons
  • bit of a commute to the CBD
  • theft
Recommended for
  • 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 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great for families"

I have lived in Baldivis for almost a year now, and so have my neighbours. Very friendly and great area for kids to grow up. New schools in the Rivergums estate over the next few years. shopping centre building up quickly.
Only thing lacking is public transport. but also the lack of nightlife keeps the suburb quiet and safe.
Pros
  • Parks and atmosphere
  • Friendly neighbours
Cons
  • Alot of bushland around sees it a bit of a threat for bushfires.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Thomsett
Thomsett I'm sorry but I had to comment on this...I have lived around the area for long enough to see all the bushland actually cut down to make way for the urban sprawl. There is barely any bushland left to warrant a "threat" for bushfires. Great place to live, although strange that it is advertised as getting back amongst the rural setting when it is nearly all gone.
2yrs+
nat30
nat30 I totally agree Thomsett(fires??? what is there to burn!) Having spent 30 years living in Serpentine, we drive through Baldivis and have seen the changes over the years. Its hard to drive down Baldivis Rd now and not see some of the beautiful old trees that have now been cut down. What once was JJ Millers place is now a sea of houses. As much as I hate the urban sprawl I will say that Baldivis is a lovely area. The shopping centre is fantastic and close for us Serpentine residents. If I had to live on a small block (which I never will) Baldivis is where we would go.
2yrs+
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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 1/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Rural and City Living At It's Best"

We Live in the Rural area of Baldivis and have seen many changes over the years, The New Baldivis shopping centre is growing and will continue too, the opening of Folly road was a godsend and so much easier for property owner's to get to the local shops, The freeway makes getting into the city a lot quicker and the extension to the south is fantastic, close to Rockingham and the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and Cinemas, When the extension of Mundijong Road opens it will be much quicker to get to Rockingham .
Living on a Rural property here is so peaceful and we enjoy fantastic sunsets in Summer and misty morning's in winter neighbours are great it's lovely sitting outside on a balmy summer night with good friends, family having a drink and bar b que no nightlife as in clubs which In my opinion is good less trouble in the neighbourhood but there is the Chase Bar and Grill which do good meals and family Friendly even though we live on large acreage we are still close to all the amenity's that city life has to offer so for us we have the best of both worlds
Pros
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Parks and atmosphere
  • good local shops
  • great for kids
  • quiet and relatively safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice beaches and surrounds"

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

"Family friendly area"

Settlers Hills is really a fantastic place to live,the estate is well looked after with a real community feel,plenty of park areas for the children to play safely.Nice bbq areas to meet up with friends.Two great schools with another soon to be built. Stocklands is the local shopping centre,with a new tavern,that is family friendly with great food.Also on the estate is a deli,hairdressers and the superb Steel Tree restaurant where you can meet for a coffee or a gourmet meal.Truly a fantastic place to live!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"So far very good and it will only get better.."

I have moved into the Rivergums estate and over the last 9 months it has been a pleasure to live there.

The leafy entrance on the boulevard, the great parks around the neighborhood are a great feature. The neighbours are very friendly and we all help each other out wherever possible.

Great to see that the new pub/TAB has opened up and the medical centre will be open in a couple of months so we will have all the necessary amenties available within walkng distance. Public tranport is a breeze with connecting bus to the train station 3 mins away. Baldivis already has a couple of great schools and with a new primary and high school planned for the area, there will be an abundant choice of education.

As usual there is some traffic in the area at peak times but this has been alleviated with the new Perth/Bunbury freeway so traffic is a minimal and non-existant on the weekends.

I have lived both North and South of the river and the Rockingham/ Peel area near the ocean is a fantastic place to bring up kids. As it is still developing , all the mod cons are being implemented which will see the values and lifestyle elevate consistently over the next decade or so..The local government is always looking at improving facilities and with a growing suburb like Baldivis, there will always be scope to introduce new technologies and infrastructure.

I am so glad I chose to buy here in BALDIVIS and I will treasure the great neighborhood that I live in.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place for Families, children are safe in a community that cares!"

After living on Felton Parkway in Baldivis for 5 year I can honestly say this is the best place in the world to bring up kids. The parks are fantastic with safe and well maintained play equipment, cycle paths and barbecue facilities to boot. The neighbours are friendly and sociable and are keen to get to know each other but not live in each others pockets. Children in this community have the freedom of a time gone by where they can play with neighborhood kids and everyone looks out for each other.

There is plenty of opportunity for the fitness concious to walk, jog or cycle the paths around the settlers hills estate or play half court basketball. There is always sommething happening at the fantastic Olde Worlde cricket oval complete with pavilion in summer an outdoor cinema is set up there too.

With a private primary and highschool and a well respected public school also located in the estate itself and a local shopping precinct in the estate as well as a bigger community one just outside complete with a coles and other variety store there is no need to go out of the area for anything.

This is truly a fantastic place to live only minutes from the Beautiful and family friendly Rockingham and Warnbro beaches and 30min on the train to the city. The gateway to the south west with its forests and wineries and more beaches and all that has to offer as well.
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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