8.9 out of 10

Carlisle

Ranked 60th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9790693613324 115.916955773466
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
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  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jun 24, 2017

"Hidden gem"

Carlisle can be split into two areas. The more affluent area is North of Archer street and tends to be a bit quieter. There are lot's of students / rentals in the area as well as a large proportion of home owners.
Pros
  • close to everything
  • fantastic shopping close by
  • great public transport
  • close to airport without the noise, close to industrial area without the dull look
Cons
  • crime depends on what street your in (so I'm told)
  • Traffic on main roads can be quite excessive at peak times.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly neighbourhood"

Pros
  • close to everything
  • fantastic shopping close by
  • great public transport
  • close to airport without the noise, close to industrial area without the dull look
  • Well priced
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Sweet little suburb"

Peaceful and safe for families
Pros
  • close to everything
  • fantastic shopping close by
  • great public transport
  • Well priced
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Ultra convenient location - well situated"

Close to everywhere, belmont forum, vic park cafe, airport, less than 10 mins drive to CBD.

Cant go wrong with this suburb as it is still reasonably well priced around $500k - $600k median price in 2014!
Pros
  • close to everything
  • fantastic shopping close by
  • great public transport
  • close to airport without the noise, close to industrial area without the dull look
  • Well priced
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic small suburb, safe and easy access to Perth CBD, airport, cafe strip, school etc"

Pros
  • close to everything
  • fantastic shopping close by
  • great public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Seems quite ok...definetely has a good future"

After 4 years living in South Perth, Carlisle could be seen as a "step down". In many ways it is. I notice when it rains, every hoon seems to live nearby and jumps in their car to demonstrate their sideways prowess. Fair bit of traffic at peak times on the busier roads. A fair few ragged looking homes that I hope will eventually be bought up and renovated/demolished for something better. Otherwise though, it's a nice area that's perfectly located close to the city, nice mix of homes, units and villas and is well priced. Brilliantly located for freeways, highways, city access and public transport. Still has a few small businesses operating (hire place, local post offices etc) so you don't have to find the local big shopping center/servo just to grab small items. Nice little strip on Archer st with newsagent, restaurants, cafe etc. Hopefully this will grow to be a nice little cafe strip in the future. Overall, happy with my move and recommended.
Pros
  • Well priced
  • close to everything
  • fantastic shopping close by
  • great public transport
  • close to airport without the noise, close to industrial area without the dull look
Cons
  • Traffic on main roads can be quite excessive at peak times.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Carlisle, WA - an undervalued place, strategic locations, with many facilities nearby"

We live in Carlisle for more than 4 years, it is really a great place in term of investment price and nearby facilities. Not to far North is Orrong road, with tomato lake nearby. close by is Carlisle and Oats street train station. South of it is Vic park for shopping and eating out. 15 minutes drive to International Airport, and 15 minutes drive to city.

Perfect location, close to city without city expensive price, close to shopping without the traffics and noise, close to airport without the airplane noise, close to industrial workplace without blunt and boring look.
Pros
  • close to airport without the noise, close to industrial area without the dull look
  • close to everything
  • fantastic shopping close by
  • great public transport
Cons
  • the oats street train line is not the best line to take since it is quite long line and can be busy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Currently renting...."

We have so far been here for about 6wks, and love it! its close to everything! I cant say much on schools as my little one is too young. It does get busy in peak hours, traffic wise but what suburb doesnt! I dont know much about crime but I havent had any problems in our street (Mars street) at all! love it!
Pros
  • close to everything
  • great public transport
  • fantastic shopping close by
Cons
  • crime depends on what street your in (so I'm told)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Everything is at your doorstep"

Carlisle is close to the city at only 6km from the CBD and it has a good mix of young working couples and families. Oats St Station is a major rail and bus junction with public transport branching out directly in many directions. You also forget sometimes just how close it is to the Domestic Airport for fly-in-and-out workers and the Swan and Canning Rivers for a paddle.

The Scools are many and varied with East Vic Park Primary, Lathlain Primary and Carlisle Primary Schools a short walk or drive away from all points in Carlisle and Kent St High School with specialst courses available having direct bus access from the Oats St Station.


Shopping depends on what your after. You can put on your daggy trackies and drive 5 mins to Belmont Forum and fit right in, or dress up and hop on the train to Subi or the City. The buses will head directly to Fremante and Morley Galleria from the Oats St Station as well. Carousel is less than a 10 min drive away and with The Heart of the Park's late night trading, Carlisle IGA's 7-day trading and The Park Centre less than a 5 min drive away, the options are once more- many and varied.

The Aqua Life Centre offers a quality health club/gym and public pool, once more just a few hundred metres walk from the Oats St Station and the Archer St strip is fast becoming a central point for fine food in the suburb offering a smaller scaled more convenient alternative to the Albany Hwy cafe strip.

Friends from Sydney often comment on how affordable the real estate is in Carlisle and state that properties this close to Sydney and on the rail link would be 'twice as expensive' as what they are asking in Carlisle today.

I have lived in Carlisle for 13 years at three separate addresses, renting and then buying. I worked in Carlisle some 18 years ago and attended the Carlisle Tafe 23 years ago whilst living North of the River. Over that time I have seen a major shift in the class and type of resident living in Carlisle as more and more young professional couples and families stream into the area, attracted by the million dollar amenities, without the million dollar price tag.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish