8.3 out of 10

Ellenbrook

Ranked 107th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.7760791744487 115.984092324782
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 24, 2016

"Ellenbrook"

Lovely place to live. Lots of schools for children to attend. St Helenas and Holy cross as well as Swan Christian college all have good reputations with value for money. Could not recommend Swan valley Anglican as I was very dissapointed with it
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
JdS JdS
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
Aug 06, 2015

"1"

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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
  • 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+

"The Best Suburb in Perth"

Ellenbrook is a very clean and friendly place where people can talk without feeling like you are talking to strangers. It's a great place for raising kids of all ages, because there are plenty of large parks and plenty of school for kindy to yr 12. I'm a bit worried if the kids become teenagers and there is no train line
Pros
  • clean
  • community feel
  • schools
  • Proximity to the Swan Valley
  • Property Values
Cons
  • one fuel station
  • lack of public transport,
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
11Yearveteran.
11Yearveteran. Update: there are 3 fuel stations
Nov 14, 2015
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"We're coming home"

We rented in Ellenbrook for two years & never had any issues there was a homeswest house about 6 houses down from us which caused abit of a commotion but they never destroyed anything or bothered surrounding residents they actually proved to be quite amusing at times (watching from between the blinds).

We are currently living by the beach but are in the process of buying our first home in Ellenbrook due to its affordability & mass growth over the past 5 years, it will only get bigger.
The council takes great care in making ellenbrook as clean and well maintained as possible, apart from the fact that woolworths has a monopoly on the place and there is only one fuel station that 15.000 people have to share i love ellenbrook and can't wait to have our own home there.
Pros
  • schools
  • clean
  • community feel
Cons
  • one fuel station
  • 2 main exits with little lighting (gnanara rd)
  • homeswest
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
11Yearveteran.
11Yearveteran. Update: there are 3 fuel stations
Nov 14, 2015
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3/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
2yrs+

"4 yrs living in Ellenbrook...."

I built a house in Ellenbrook and lived there 4 yrs and quite enjoyed it! I have a small child so was quite involved in toy libraries, playgroups, play centres etc and found them all fantastic! the people are very friendly and its a place that is very easy to make friends.
It's very family orientated and has a crazy amount of parks for the kids.... we spent a few mths going to at least one new one a week and still didn't get to see them all!
The shopping side of things have improved greatly from when we first built there... it now has most of the big shops such as coles, woolies, big W etc and its only going to get bigger and better within the next few yrs.
Like any suburb though there are good and bad areas, and we lived in a very new area (coolamon) and had no trouble, but I have heard the older areas (such as near IGA) are quite bad with crime etc...
You just have to pick and choose where you live thats all!
The only thing it lacks I think is transport with the nearest train line being a good 30mins away!
Pros
  • fantastic parks,
  • family orientated,
  • clean
  • community feel
  • Proximity to the Swan Valley
Cons
  • lack of public transport,
  • not much for young teenagers to do,
  • one fuel station
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
11Yearveteran.
11Yearveteran. Update: there are 3 fuel stations
Nov 14, 2015
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live in"

Ellenbrook is a great place to live in for families. There are plenty of good schools, childcare centres and lots of parks and playgrounds for kids. It is very safe and quiet. The shopping centre has recently been extended and offers a lot. Also there is a pub, a lot of restaurants and takeaways. There is a bus network that provides transport towards the CBD. Properties are still fairly cheap compared to other suburbs. Ellenbrook is very close to the Swan Valley.
Pros
  • Property Values
  • Proximity to the Swan Valley
  • schools
  • clean
  • community feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Ellenbrook"

Pros
  • schools
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Growing community- get in now."

About 21 kms northeast of Perth you will find the outer suburb of Ellenbrook. Although still classed as a suburb this outlying spot has been purposely designed to be a self supporting community which appeals to many residents. The population of the area is around the 20,000 mark and growing. Transport is by road and bus service with a rail line planned to commence construction in 2012. There are some natural woodlands and wetlands around the area with great spots for picnics and walks. There are five primary schools, state, catholic and private and two high schools a state and a private. With more schools either under construction or about to begin construction. Sports wise there are plenty of clubs and associations to join. There are playing fields for most sports, cricket nets, skate park and BMX track, tennis and netball courts and a private swim school. There is also a large public water park. There is good medical centres and nearby hospital as well as allied health professionals. Property prices are still very affordable here but with great infrastructure these prices will rise in the future.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
cheryl
cheryl Def. a potential goldmine area for investors. Funny how some folk who don't know the place still see it as a backwater. Wish there was a way we could hang on to our place here (we're emigrating) because in a year or so it will be worth thousands more.
2yrs+
LisaB
LisaB Ellenbrook is the place to be. It is cleaner and more friendly than nearly every other suburb in perth, it has more schools and parks compared to other suburbs of similar size. It has heaps to do for kids and teenagers - there are dozens of skate parks, BMX tracks, lakes, parks, 2 gyms, a large indoor swimming pool, a theatre, a large shopping centre, a pool and snooker centre, games arcades, walking trails, sporting clubs and rec centres, the list goes on. It is a mini city in its own right so the fact that it is not "close" to the CBD is irrellevant because all you ever need is right on your doorstep. There are numerous medical centres, vets, beauticians, mechanics, shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, childare centres, etc. and the best part is you are right on the door step of the Swan Valley so you are surrounded by beautiful scenery and plenty more restaurants and animal parks etc. You also have Whiteman Park down the road which is beautiful for family picnics and wildlife. Some people seem to think that it is 'ages away' from everything when in actual fact you are only approx 15 minutes from 3 major shopping centres (Midland,Joondalup & Morley) plus you have access to every major highway. There is a bus station with transperth buses going to Morley and Midland and a trainline to be built in the future. It has the best value for money in perth with some of the nicest new houses cheaper than some of the ugly dogboxes seen in many other parts of perth. It has the highest growth rate than any other suburb in WA and for good reason. You cant go wrong here, there is something for everyone. I have heard alot of people say "oh but its so far away' yet they have never actually made the drive to find out, it is no further than say Armdale or Joondalup (its actually closer to the city and airport than either of these), and I actually like the fact that it is not cramped inbetween other suburbs, it has a great country community feel.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Wow its getting bigger and bigger"

I have lived in the Ellenbrook area since 1999 and love it. Great area for new families and great facilities for the young kids. .......
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Up and coming....."

Apparently tipped to be the next Joondalup. 2nd phase of retail infrastructure finally under way, with Coles, Kmart, etc...planned. Well served by good schools. Beautiful manicured parks. Individual low-rise homes still well-priced, but will not stay this low as the town grows. Get in quick! Ellenbrook will one day have its own rail line but at present this has been shelved due to costs. A young community exists with plenty of clubs & associations - something for everyone. And the best thing - right on the doorstep of the lovely Swan Valley.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Ellenbrook

Messina Gve

3.5/5
"Quiet little spot, walk to The Shops!"
-31.78518 115.96055

Pinegrove Dr

4.5/5
"Peace and Quiet, Yet Close to Everything "
-31.77501 115.97367
"Great place to live with friendly family feel to the suburb"
-31.786279 115.984062
"Peaceful spot in a beautiful new estate."
-31.789092 115.980445

Hatfield Rd

4.5/5
-31.761274 115.980012