8.1 out of 10

Butler

Ranked 123rd best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.6504193151926 115.705793379805
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Pest Free
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 03, 2017

"Good location, great amenities"

Everything on the doorstep, train, shops beach gyms and Mitchell extension is complete! Can't fault it from my experience.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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
Feb 25, 2017

"Community Spirit"

I have lived in Butler for 10 years. Like all suburbs, it has it's good and not so good areas. I feel safe and happy here and the access to local shops brilliant. There is a mix of cultures and the general feel is that people want their community to be a great one. The parks are clean and well maintained with plenty of families using them for parties and barbecues. With the train station now open, there's easy access to the city only 40 minutes away, and there's plenty of buses.
With the beach only 10 minutes walk away, and a thriving community, I would thoroughly recommend this suburb for families. It is still affordable and it's still expanding.
Pros
  • New shopping centres
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Great community activities
  • Fantastic lakes and parks
Cons
  • Hoons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Butler great place to live"

New suburb which is turning into a great place to live. So will be the train station and a major shopping center. Already has all the facilities you need medical center, schools and shops.
Pros
  • train station
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Great community activities
  • Fantastic lakes and parks
  • No firms plans as yet for the extension of the Mitchell Freeway--very long travel times to the CBD.
Cons
  • few robberys
  • Hoons
  • Trail Bikes
  • Lack of couple things to do at night, have to head off to Joondalup etc.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Property investors--what are you waiting for?"

After researching the Perth property market for a year I decided to buy an investment property in Butler in July 2011. I purchased the property for $13K under the bank valuation and am still of the view that the suburb is significantly undervalued--there are definitely some amazing bargains to be had in Butler! Over the past year I have lived in the property while renovating it. What has surprised me the most is how much I have fallen in love with this suburb. I have lived in Perth for many years and this is hands down the friendliest suburb I have ever lived in (both in Australia and abroad). The people in the shops are exceptionally friendly, my neighbours are conscientious and considerate and there is a wonderful feeling of community here. From an investment point of view, the rental yields are high as there is an overall shortage of rental accommodation. In addition, the new high school will be completed next year, the train line is scheduled to be completed by November 2014, there is a major shopping precinct under construction, as well as a lake, the beach, schools, parks and shops all within walking distance. It should be noted that Homeswest houses are located in suburbs throughout Perth. The fact is that there are a few hoons in all Perth suburbs--this is not unique to Butler (we were all teenagers once). The average household income in Butler is above the average for the City of Wanneroo (which predictably translates into homes being well taken care of) and there is a higher than average number of owner occupiers. One year on, Butler is still tipped by Residex to be an excellent investment area in the medium term. I am very pleased with my decision to purchase here.
Pros
  • No firms plans as yet for the extension of the Mitchell Freeway--very long travel times to the CBD.
  • Limited beach amenities (though a cafe is currently being build at Jindalie beach).
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Great community activities
  • Fantastic lakes and parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
trendsetters
trendsetters Lets be mindfull that we don't allow the real estate agents(local ones) to undervalue our homes and price them to low. This would then undo all our hard work, especially if your looking for that capital growth.Any body can sell a cheap house. Agree totally with all your other points.. spot on !
2yrs+
mumzietwo
mumzietwo Can i ask where in Butler you live ? alot of real estate agents here give me negative comments on Butler.
2yrs+
mumzietwo
mumzietwo Can I ask where abouts in Butler are you ? considering Butler must have heard very mixed reviews...
2yrs+
IntuitionSofTech Australia
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Sep 27, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Middle Class estate with a bright future."

I've lived in Butler since 2004, and I have to say it's very good suburb. The locals aren't as friendly as they used to be, but what do you expect when you've been nnvaded by Brits and South Africans. Was one of the best suburbs from 2003-2007, but has gone significantly south since 08. Biggest problem is spoilt brats on trail bikes and hoons that come out after midnight. Butler will be the new Clarkson in ten years, so I'd recommend for locals to jump the boarder to Jindalee or move further North where the mall will be completed in the next 5-10 years.
Pros
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Great community activities
  • Fantastic lakes and parks
Cons
  • Hoons
  • Trail Bikes
  • Lack of couple things to do at night, have to head off to Joondalup etc.
  • Too many Homeswest housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
trendsetters
trendsetters So have you rang the appropriate authorities to make your complaint about the trail bikes? The Wanneroo Shire is very responsive to complaints the rangers will deal with it. As for Jindalee its over rated nothing to offer, no shops parks crummy beach so maybe it may be time for you to move on..if you can't see what's going to happen in a positive way.
2yrs+
Tiaa
Tiaa So is it a 'very good' suburb? For anyone looking into living at Butler your statement seems to be a contradiction in itself and not really very helpful. I've never known 'Brits and South Africans to be unfriendly, and don't think it fair to base your opinion of a place on the nationality of the people that live there.
Also, for your information Clarkson has a very positive rating, as believe it or not it's a lovely place to live and has plenty of positive comments left.
Everywhere has 'pockets' of undesirables but that's just the way things are and it's the same everywhere you go.
Overall, Butler is a nice place to live, and can only improve with the new rail extension in 2014.
2yrs+
jamesa13
jamesa13 'but what do you expect when you've been invaded by Brits and South Africans'....... Simple mate. Just move out and make room for more Saffers and Brits.
Mar 07, 2017
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1/5
2yrs+

"Crime Area"

A brick thrown threw my car door window at Brighton shopping centre car park and items stolen.. Not a very pleasant area at all..!!
Cons
  • Crime
trendsetters
trendsetters Probably not a good idea to leave items in your car that can been seen and then stolen in any suburb!!
2yrs+
WestWoman
WestWoman I agree. Not a good idea to leave stuff in view in your car. People are looking for opportunities. Best not to give them one.
Doesn't mean the area is bad/unpleasant. It could have happened anywhere.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place"

Moved here from Currambine 3 months ago, enjoying the community spirit,beleive the area will benefit from all the infistructure to come, train,shopping centre etc. reminds me of Hillarys 30 years ago,we experienced no problems with unruly behaviour, so if we did we would be the first to complain our moto ENJOY !! the rewards are there to be had, look after your suburb take pride in your gardens they add heaps of value to your biggest assett.
Pros
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Great community activities
  • Fantastic lakes and parks
Cons
  • Trail Bikes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
mumzietwo
mumzietwo Can i ask why yoiu left currambine ??
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 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+

"A wonderful place to live"

I have lived here in Butler since 2006 & seen this suburb blossom, BUTLER is family friendly & with great infrastructure with more to come, Butler high School, Railway line, New shopping Facilities due to begin, Stone throw from the beach.plenty of Parks for the kids to play. Numerous Community events ( Movie Night in the Park, Christmas Carrols in the Park & plenty of other events). Fantastic place to live!
Pros
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Great community activities
  • Fantastic lakes and parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
Carina09
Carina09 Hi, can you tell me in your honest opinion how the situation is with Homeswest people??
We live in Sydney and are about to purchase our first home in Butler, but have been put off by all the comments made regarding the homeswest situation...
Are they mainly in a certain area? Street names would be appreciated, I believe the property we're looking at buying is classified as being in 'The Dunes"...
I need advise urgently as we are about to place a deposit... (or not)...

HELP!!!
2yrs+
Tracey221
Tracey221 Carina09, there are no specific streets. But the ratio is 1 in 5 which is HUGE!! I would spend my money in one of the suburbs a bit further north like Alkimos or Eglington which is a new sub division. Both of those are private suburbs so no homeswest.
2yrs+
KooKs
KooKs there are 5 estates that make up brighton estate .. the dunes, centro, the vistas, the green and seahaven estates. as far as I am aware, seahaven is the only 'private' estate in butler. this area is to the west of connolly drive and south of butler boulevard
2yrs+
mumzietwo
mumzietwo what do you mean by private estate ?
2yrs+
Carina09
Carina09 Mumzietwo - email me at [email protected]
I'm finding it difficult to reply to your other post on here..
Yes - i am very picky also, and it's so overwhelming to make such a big move and not know what you're getting yourself into!
My fiance will be working just north of Perth so we're looking to stay within a 20km radius... renting first up is the best option in my opinion so you can gfet a feel for different areas, explore and get to know places etc...
Email me if you have any other questions! Am happy to chat to other ladies in the same boat :)
2yrs+
Tania Mcmasters
Tania Mcmasters Butler is terrible
Nov 13, 2016
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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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+

"Butler, a great quiet place to live, with your young family."

Bought here a few months back, lovely area, nice young families arround, park and shops close by - plus lakeside shopping centre 10minutes down the road, quick to get to the freeway and the beach isnt too far away. I must say this Butler is a lot better than people had lead me to believe, to be honest I was really put off by what other people had told be, however I went with my view, which has paid off.
Pros
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Great community activities
Cons
  • Lack of couple things to do at night, have to head off to Joondalup etc.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Carina09
Carina09 Hi, can you tell me in your honest opinion how the situation is with Homeswest people??
We live in Sydney and are about to purchase our first home in Butler, but have been put off by all the comments made regarding the homeswest situation...
Are they mainly in a certain area? Street names would be appreciated, I believe the property we're looking at buying is classified as being in 'The Dunes"...
What Street are you in?
I need advise urgently as we are about to place a deposit... (or not)...

HELP!!!
2yrs+
mumzietwo
mumzietwo carina09 Id love to her how you are going, im looking to move from sydney also so any feedback you have would be great.
2yrs+
Carina09
Carina09 Hi there, we are no longer moving to Butler, unfortunately buying isn't our forte right now so we're happily going to rent for a while until we settle in, looking to buy later on.
Having said that, we're much more at ease now... probably not the best thing to do heading over for the first time anyway!
We're looking to rent within 20mins of Perth and my fiance who is over there will be viewing a few properties next week, it all goes well we should be moving within 2-3 weeks! :)
2yrs+
IntuitionSofTech Australia
IntuitionSofTech Australia Your post is really good providing good information.. I liked it and enjoyed reading it.Keep sharing such important posts.
<a href= http://www.estateagentswanneroo.com.au/> Wanneroo Real estate </a>
Oct 13, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely suburb on the coast!"

Great coastal suburb with good capital investments in rail, shopping, parks and beach
Pros
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Fantastic lakes and parks
Cons
  • Hoons
  • Trail Bikes
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A disapointment"

Looks great when you drive through the main streets but looks can be decieving which is such a shame.
High level of Homeswest and Rental housing.
Gorgeous parks but lots of undesirables around which wrecks it.
Would be great for a young family trying to find a lovely cheap house but be prepared as you wont make money on your home.
Lots of great community activites.
Pros
  • Great community activities
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
Cons
  • Too many Homeswest housing
  • Hoons
  • Rubbish
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
Carina09
Carina09 Hi, can you tell me what streets are the Homeswest homes??
We live in Sydney and are about to purchase our first home in Butler, but have been put off by all the comments made regarding the homeswest situation...
Are they mainly in a certain area? Street names would be appreciated, I believe the property we're looking at buying is classified as being in 'The Dunes"...
What Street are you in?
I need advise urgently as we are about to place a deposit... (or not)...

HELP!!!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great area for families to live."

We have lived in Butler for a few months now, we moved here from Heathridge and find it a much nicer place to live.
We love the school, shops, parks etc. Thing will also improve when the new shopping centre is built.
Pros
  • Fantastic lakes and parks
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Great community activities
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
Carina09
Carina09 Hi, can you tell me in your honest opinion how the situation is with Homeswest people??
We live in Sydney and are about to purchase our first home in Butler, but have been put off by all the comments made regarding the homeswest situation...
Are they mainly in a certain area? Street names would be appreciated, I believe the property we're looking at buying is classified as being in 'The Dunes"...
What Street are you in?
I need advise urgently as we are about to place a deposit... (or not)...

HELP!!!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Parks and beaches
Cons
  • Hoons
  • Trail Bikes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
bok80
bok80 we have brits south africans and aussies, we have the railway coming, we have a shopping precinct coming, we have tens of millions of dollars going into parks and infrastructure, we have lakes, we have ducks, we have nando's, we have hoegaarden on tap, we have community events, we have a razzling beach and all of this within 1km.. where else can you get all this. thankyou satterley.
2yrs+
Tiaa
Tiaa Yes. It's a lovely place and will be complete soon :)
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely place to live"

Have friends here who love it.
Great area for everyone. Near to schools and shops, and around 5 mins to the beach. Will be greatly improved when the train line is extended.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"No problems, bright future ahead"

Our experience living in Butler has been fine. People in our street and surrounds are house proud and friendly. People seem to get outside walking, bike riding and using the park lands. Shops in Butler itself are average in numbers and the local bus route seems adequate for the relatively current small population. It only takes 10mins to Clarkson train station, and the construction of the continued train line into Butler itself and more shops (being conducted at the north end of Butler will benefit in the not too distant future and even at the moment, it is only a short drive of 15-20mins to Joondalup for more shopping (and the long awaited Sunday shopping), a variety of restaurants, the hospital (grown/growing), UNI and TAFE and of course the beach (Jindalee and Quinns are lovely) I cannot speak of the schools (grown children) although there seems to be a choice for parents. We have not had any trouble with hoons.
Pros
  • Friendly family orientated
  • Parks and beaches
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful young suburb that is only getting better"

Having moved to Butler from the eastern suburbs of Perth two years ago we have never looked back. We love the parks, beaches and bushland and our daily walk is now a pleasure rather than a chore. When the sea breeze comes in, there is nothing better than opening up the whole house and the only noise you here is the sound of children playing in the park. Living in The Green our garden is watered by way of a communal bore and all services are delivered by optic fibre making our internet access fast and reliable. Shopping options are a bit limited but it is only a young suburb and with development going ahead we are happy to know that this will soon improve and in the meantime are happy to travel ten minutes for more options. The only complaint we would have is that some people seem unwilling to us the recycling centre fifteen minutes down the road and have been using the bush to dump household items. Other than that we have never been happier and know this will be a great place for our kids to grow up.
Pros
  • Parks and beaches
  • Friendly family orientated
Cons
  • Rubbish
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
mumzietwo
mumzietwo Hi Happy78, I have recently moved from sydney where abouts did you move from ? Are you still enjoying Butler ?
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Noisy and full of 'unacclimatised' British."

We have huge problems with trail bikes terrorising people at all hours, wandering cats fighting and defecating in our garden, hoons, rubbish and a series of neighbours who turn their air-conditioning on when it's 25 degrees outside. High speed internet access is very hard to get - if at all - and is very pricey. Local Coles is a mixed bag with very poor fruit and veg, shocking parking and often poorly stocked shelves but there are a few places around that sell better produce if you are willing to drive a bit. The local pizzeria is very good, fish and chips is average and dirty, pub doesn't look too rough but haven't personally visited. Local wine shop is surprisingly good and medical centre is recommended. Very rare to hear an Australian accent and it's a very mixed, slightly odd bag of grumpiness whenever you go anywhere. Very disappointed as we were sold on an ideal 'what a community should be' and built here in 2005. For us, it's very much not the case but families still might find it appealing. Would suggest people visit one of the community days but be sure to 'walk' a bit around the back streets. Can be a bit parochial and the British imports especially seem to have an aversion to any native vegetation or non-British ideals. Access is quite bad with the start of the freeway and even a train station being quite far away. Property values seem to fluctuate so there is every chance you might lose a bit on a purchase in the short-term.
Cons
  • Rubbish
  • Hoons
  • Trail Bikes

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