6.2 out of 10

East Perth

Ranked 170th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9589179091578 115.881588233505
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
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  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
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Reviews

1/5
Oct 28, 2017

"Meth heads Park people Violence"

After 10 years in this suburb from hell we have finally had enough after yet another assault by meth heads, Wellington square is the home of dozens of aboriginals and drug users that the city of perth allows, calling the police is a joke, we loved it here for the first year or two but now it is a battle ground mainly due to all the welfare agencies who have set up shop to assist these lazy drug fuelled reprobates, buying here is to be avoided at all cost, we are moving to South Perth, so much better.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Claisebrook Cove = mini Nice or Riviera"

I have lived in East Perth since 2011 (with a brief stint in the outer suburbs) and this is where I want to stay. I have recently purchased a property to transit from renting to owning. Property prices are high, but the rental or resale value seem certain.

The best features of East Perth are the Claisebrook Cove area (a beautifully built water inlet with busy, cheerful cafes and bars); and the Swan River foreshore with cycling and pedestrian paths, parks, greenery, water birds and outdoor gym equipment. My partner and I go for a walk, cycle or exercise in the park several times per week.

East Perth is safe, clean, green and tidy. It's quiet at night and reasonably lively and busy during the day, at least at the Cove and along Hay St and Adelaide Tce. The streets in between are not as interesting, but are also a convenient location to live for anyone working in the CBD. We also have families with small kids as neighbours: apartment dwellers substitute the lack of back yard by spending family time in the multiple beautiful parks.

I wish there were more options to dine at night, even though there are a few restaurants around the Cove, Adelaide Tce and on Hill St around Wellington Park. We hardly ever walk to Hay St, even though there would be some options too.

East Perth is perfect for anyone who appreciates the convenient location (free transit zone, never pay to get the CBD by bus or train!), greenery at the rivershore and lively Mediterranean feeling of enjoying coffee at a sunny cafe patio at the Cove, watching people stroll by and even dolphins playing in the inlet. More shops, cafes and restaurants would ensure lively nightlife outside of the Cove.

The only down side - along with the price tag - is that Wellington Park is dodgy at night (people drink, fight and cause disturbance).
Pros
  • Green rivershore
  • Cycling & walking
  • Beautiful greenery
  • Close to city
  • Great transport
  • Relatively quiet
Cons
  • Unappealing bike path to the city (along the railroad)
  • Noise & disturbance at Wellington Park
  • dead outside business hours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Great for City Life"

Been here for about 2 years... love it. Has all the disadvantages of being in a city but on the other side of the coin all the great things too.
Pros
  • So much to do
  • Close to city
  • Great transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"Competitive"

A very handy location being so close to the city. Good choice of cafes etc, but East Perth has quite a high percentage of rentals.

What also appears to happen is foreigners buy the apartments and leave them empty for months or Yeats at a time.

Without the army of government workers in the area, the entire suburb would be a commercial disaster. Once the workers go home, most businesses shut shop and the area is quiet dead.

Having said that, I prefer a quiet suburb so this is not a problem for me but it's no west Perth or subiaco and I doing it ever will be because of these dynamics.

Love the river location and the magnificent parks etc. If I could live there in a full house (not apartment) I would.
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Relatively quiet
  • Great transport
Cons
  • dead outside business hours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
mjo mjo
5/5
2yrs+

Best Streets in East Perth

1

Terrace Road

4.5/5
"The Cream of East Perth"
-31.9622424664 115.8734762503
2

Hay Street

4.5/5
"inner city living on the river"
-31.9583936548 115.8718370049
3

Hill Street

3.5/5
"Hill Street"
-31.9552107866 115.8696650048

Unranked Streets in East Perth

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Brook Street

3.5/5
-31.9521508619 115.8754296845
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