6.0 out of 10

Caversham

Ranked 192nd best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.8835845350174 115.972861804389
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Sep 10, 2020

"amazing"

Quiet, peaceful, no dodgy people, nice neighbours, multicultural, great parks, nice homes. There is old caversham and new Caversham. Cannot comment on old Caversham but new Caversham is delightful. Swan valley right there. Lived here for 5 years with two kids. Never had a single issue. Never seen a bogan. Neighbours are friendly and we all look out for each other.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
annieh8
annieh8 Hi @davida49. Thank you for your helpful review. We are looking at buying in Caversham near Areni street and was wondering if that is the new part of Caversham you mean? Thanks so much
1 day ago
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jun 24, 2019

"A growing suburb with a lot of options"

I have lived in Caversham for over 10 years and originally moved here because it was quiet, yet still relatively close to work in the CBD (16km door to door). Some of the open space has been replaced by new estates, but with that we have seen development of a small shopping centre, with a small commercial development on its way. Upgrades of the surrounding transport links has improved access, especially to commercial/industrial areas in Bayswater, Malaga, Morley, Airport and Kewdale. There is a strong community spirit with the local sporting teams playing at the brand new oval and a new primary school under construction, due to be completed soon. This, together with local child care facilities mean this area is great for families. We have enjoyed bringing up our young family here. Our street is great with most houses owner occupied, with great hardworking people who support each other and are considerate neighbours. The new estates have a range of housing, from large semi rural, apartment style townhouses, medium sized blocks and smaller cottage housing.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
annieh8
annieh8 Hi, I was wondering which part of Caversham you are in? We are thinking of buying into the area. Thanks
1 day ago
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Pretty good if you are prepared to wait"

First of all, Caversham people are extremely social people, there are a lot of nationalities here, specially a lot of Indian. Some people might see this concentration as bad, but I can assure you it is very good as they are all hard working middle class people. Coles has been built and they are looking for build the transport hub on Marshall road so lord street will become a feeder for all the other suburbs north of here. This means buses will come every 10 minutes. Transport to Caversham now is a shocker but this will change overnight once the full lord street extension takes place. They are now building a child care and a doctors office. There are heaps of parks, basketball courts, whiteman park. The average family size in Caversham is 3.1 so there are heaps of kids. The neighbours I have are the best. The liberals canned the new school but the current Caversham school is over full so it won't be long.

The football club is about 40% complete and will be done soon. There will also be an overpass to Dayton in time over reid highway. There are talks of a high school at Brabham. Caversham is about 50% full, some of the houses here are mansions and some are very modest. They are also looking to build apartments next to the shopping centre.
Pros
  • great neighbours
  • social
  • Great for families with kids/teens
  • PARKS/GREENERY/WINERIES GALORE!!!
Cons
  • BOGANS
  • Transport is very bad, buses every half hour, during rush hour!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
1/5
2yrs+

"Might as well live in the country"

There is nothing in caversham. We live in the new estates and thats all that is to caversham is the houses. There are no local shops, school, train lines, gyms, pub, bars etc. Yes it is in the swan valley area but it is no consolation. Coles is apparently opening soon. School was also being built school and seen on the news it is now cancelled. There is no community here at all, and lots of break ins. All up, i wish we did not buy a house here.
Cons
  • Bad Transport
  • No community life
  • No local shops. No shops.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
Raul Frago Barrau
Raul Frago Barrau We are thinking on buying around lord st in Dayton do you know if it's bad there?
2yrs+
davida49
davida49 hello, how are you. just wondering if your opinion has changed with the new coles and school. my five years here has been exceptional. very special community feel.
Sep 10, 2020
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Sep 11, 2020

"Move somewhere else if you are looking for the Swan Valley"

If you move to Caversham thinking you will get the Swan Valley experience cheaper- you're wrong. The suburb is becoming more and more dangerous as estate suburbs within the region start springing up. The community is horrible and the streets are a very dangerous place to be. If you want to move into the Swan Valley, go to Middle Swan or other surrounding areas.
Cons
  • Becoming infested with people from Midland moving down to get closer to the city
  • Horrible and dangerous streets
  • BOGANS
  • Rather close to "chook farm" = sometimes causes slight smell in warmer months
  • Some un-groomed gardens (residents)
  • Transport is very bad, buses every half hour, during rush hour!
Recommended for
  • Singles
davida49
davida49 hello, i wonder where abouts you live in caversham. The area i haved lived for 5 years is completely safe with wonderful community spirit. my kids are at the park all the time and never had an issue.
Sep 10, 2020
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Gross"

So gross everyone is rude and disgusting i hate living here :*
Cons
  • Transport is very bad, buses every half hour, during rush hour!
  • BOGANS
davida49
davida49 hello there, i wonder where abouts in caversham you live. I live near the sandalford wines estate. everyone is so friendly. Our neighbours look after us, and we them
Sep 10, 2020
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Community spirit is key :)"

The small town of Caversham, .close to shops, schools, parks, but best of all...walking distance from all the wineries (Swan Valley), So close to suburbia, though on the doorstep to the tranquility of the Swan Valley. Great for young and middle aged families, walking distance to bus stops etc, whilst also ideal for retirees and singles.
If you ask me, I've lived in Caversham for most of my young life, to be completely honest, there have been some less than great times, though the positives far outweigh anything else!
Take my advice...move to Caversham...enjoy...and thats it :)
Pros
  • Great for families with kids/teens
  • Close to amenities, shops, recreational activities
  • PARKS/GREENERY/WINERIES GALORE!!!
Cons
  • Some un-groomed gardens (residents)
  • Rather close to "chook farm" = sometimes causes slight smell in warmer months
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students