8.0 out of 10

Coolbellup

Ranked 132nd best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0801455229819 115.804946550342
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Apr 17, 2016

"Awesome location, leafy and improving every day."

It's location between the Perth CBD and Freo is just brilliant, with the beach in Coogee just beyond your doorstep. I feel that this place is developing nicely and is and will continue to be a great little suburb into the future.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Good location
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Lots of beautiful parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Hidden gem of a suburb, so close to Freo, still cheap, family friendly"

Cooby, Cobiaco, or Subi by the sea as it's sometimes known. Coolbellup is a great little suburb, fantastic for young families and retirees. Gorgeous well kept parks abound, there is almost one at every turn. Cute picket fences and cottage style homes with jarrah floor boards on large blocks are the norm. The local shop has all the basics you require, there is even a medical centre, path lab, podiatrist and optician! Very close to the fwy so it takes no time to get to the city. Plenty of busses come through to take you to either Murdoch or Fremantle train stations. There are plenty of choices in regards to childcare, there is a Buggles and a family daycare home. Merelinga is also at your door for support for parents, and there is a weekly Mothers group run at Hargreaves park every Wed morning, all welcome.

Home are still very affordable when you consider that each suburb surrounding Coolbellup will generally charge you $100K more for a smaller block. Hopefully it's only a matter of time before Coolbellup's true value is realised.
Pros
  • Lots of beautiful parks
  • Family friendly
  • Pretty suburb
  • Affordable
  • Good location
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Leafy, affordable and close to Freo."

Coolbellup is leafy suburb with plenty of small parks around the place. It is relatively quiet as there is no through traffic but has good bus routes and is close to the freeway and train station. Location is great: about 5km from Southbeach and Freo, 2km from Murdoch Uni. Land price is very affordable and good value for the average block size. You only have to cross Stock or Winterfold rd's to see house prices increase on average $80,000 - 100,000 for a similar house. The bad reputation Cooby has had in the past from State Housing tenants is slowly changing as more people realise the place is a great Investment and very livable.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Good location
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Terrible shops
  • Still some dodgy neighbours in places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to start"

First homeowners can get a good combination here of land and property - so for those who want more than just an alfresco, Coobie is a good place to look! We have bought, renovated and have enjoyed living here for the last two years (rather than living another 25kms south to be able to stick to our budget).Great place to buy and add value if you are a tradie or good at DIY as lots of older properties built of permanent materials. We have tripled our equity/investment in our time here which is appealing if you are jumping on the first rung of the property ladder. Great place if you are an avid gardener or want to grow your own veggies etc - our neighbours even have chooks!!
Shopping leaves bit to be desired but I find that we are close enough to Freo and other centres that it is not an issue (plus Coles and Woolies deliver bless them). Security is important - we have lights / alarm /padlocked gates etc and is good to make security measures visible as a deterrent. We have been careful but have had no problems.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Cheap, pleasant and very affordable, but get dogs!"

Good affordable place, close to IGAs, Coles, pharmacy and other commercial centres. Good public transport, especally around the main roads (Winterfold, Waverly, Coolbellup Ave, Cordelia etc). Ideal for Murdoch students (5min by car, 20min by bus). However we have been broken into 3 times in 2 years. Kids, opportunistic walk-ins, forcing window etc... No major losses but still very scary. It appears to be very opportunistic, so burglar bars/security screens are a necessity. If you can, pick a quiet cul-de-sac as opposed to the major streets surrounding the shops. Big dogs and several housemates/family members with varying timetables (so the house is seldom empty) would definitely be a plus.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Coolbellup

Doherty Road

4.5/5
"Great area for first home buyers"
-32.078 115.81507
"Friendly quiet street, nie neighbours, oval at the bottom of the street"
-32.08638 115.80256

Theseus Way

3.5/5
"Quiet, cheap and close to Fremantle"
-32.07873 115.81069