9.0 out of 10

Forrestfield

Ranked 45th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9795405943348 116.018464397337
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
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  • Singles
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Dec 22, 2016

"Forrestfield, a great suburb for all the community."

Forrestfield has excellent infrastructure for supermarkets, schools, doctors surgeries, Gyms, physiotherapists and car mechanics. It's a nice surburb to live in if you like a semi-rural lifestyle being close to the hills and has plenty of trees. Most of the neighbourhood is friendly. The majority of properties have nicely kept gardens. This is only let down by some State Housing, run down rental properties and antisocial behaviour by hoon drivers.
Pros
  • Close to airport without being in the flight path - no noise
  • Family friendly
Cons
  • anti social behaviour
  • Crime
  • lots of dogs barking
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 23, 2015

"If you like the sound of dogs barking you'll love Forrestfield"

Everything is great about Forrestfield although there is one huge problem here. You'll here dogs barking just about all day. There are dogs everywhere, one will stop and another will start and it goes on and on. People here don't seem to care less that there dogs are being a nuisance.
I've never lived in a suburb with a worse dog problem. It's great if you love dogs and love the sound of dogs but not everyone does.
If you don't like the sound of dogs barking then don't live here. We didn't know before we moved in and now we'll have to go to a huge expense to move out.
Pros
  • Very green
  • Great if you love the sound of dogs barking
  • Close to airport without being in the flight path - no noise
  • Family friendly
  • Lots of tress about
Cons
  • lots of dogs barking
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, leafy green and just plain wonderful!"

Forrestfield I have to say, one of the best places I have lived.(7 years in forrestfield!) Woodlupine Primary school is excellent if you have kids by the way! Wonderful staff, kids and experiences. The shopping is pretty good and hartfield rec centre is awesome, kindy gym, gym, crèche, bday parties, rugby, soccer, footy, basketball, tennis,hockey, golf, little athletics, squash, lawn bowls nearby and much much more! Across from that is hartfield botanical gardens aka. The dog park. It is a large area with plenty of bush and open grass for dogs to run off the leash, at the dog park there is also a large climbing frame for the kids and a lake and creek that the dogs have a blast in!

Neighbours here are fabulous and lots of community spirit, dogs dont bark much-not much noise,nice and leafy green and the annual corimbia festival is held here!

Forrestfield is the place to be!!!
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Close to airport without being in the flight path - no noise
  • Quick access to city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
KayeM2
KayeM2 This is the worst suburb I have ever lived in. It's like living in a Dog's Kennel. You will hear the sounds of dogs everywhere, mostly during the day but often at night. One dog will stop barking and then another will start and it goes on and on.
You will see some owners being responsible in walking their dogs but it's as if no one cares about the dog noise here.
If you love the sound of dogs then you will love it here. If you love to keep a dog then you will love it here.
Oct 23, 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Loving the foothills!"

Our family enjoys the relaxed country feel of Forrestfield, plenty of trees, dotted with horse farms with quieter streets. The local private school Hillside Christian College which our children attend is growing and thriving. The neighbourhoods are a mix, some are brand new and others older, some residences are impeccably well kept and others not so. On the whole, an easy place to live and close to everything we need...a great community to belong to!
Pros
  • Lots of trees
  • Good private school
  • Family friendly
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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 1/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"State housing"

Cons
  • anti social behaviour
  • Crime
  • not family friendly
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for families"

Bought a house in Forrestfield several years ago now. There are so many positives about this area. Schools are great (the local private school is amazing), the local shops have everything you need, affordability is great and our neighbours are so friendly and nice. It has a real community feel in this suburb. The location is fantastic! People think we are so far from everything but in actual fact we are 20 minutes from the city, can accessTonkin and Roe Hwy within minutes, Midland and Cannington are just around the corner and we are so close to the airport (with no overhead noise). We have lived in several suburbs in Perth and can proudly claim that we have the best local chinese restaurant we have ever eaten at. We have also NEVER encountered or seen any crime here or antisocial behaviour the entire time we have been here so its great to raise a family. This suburb is a real hidden gem.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Country living on the doorstep to the city"

Quiet suburb, with quick access to most areas of Perth via the Tonkin Hwy.
At the bottom of the Perth hills with access to numberous walking trails including Lesmurdie falls.
All the amenties you need are located in the suburb including Coles, Woolworths, Mcdonalds, Subway, Tavern, and a 24 hour gym.
Close to the airport, so it is great for fly in-fly out, however the suburb is not on the flight path so there is minimal air traffic noise.
Lots of tree and parks and a golf course.
Pros
  • Quick access to city
  • Close to airport without being in the flight path - no noise
  • Lots of tress about
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Car got broken in and no one is helpful in this suburb"

All I can say that I was visiting my friend in Forrestfield and my car got broken in.... asked the nighbours who were out watering the lawn and basically said nothing and told me to leave them alone! All this during the day! I don't feel safe in this area I would hate to see what is like during the evenings. Im glad now my friend has now moved out of Forrestfield and somewhere more family friendly.
Pros
  • Lots of tress about
  • quiet streets due to the crims
  • nothing else
Cons
  • Crime
  • anti social behaviour
  • not family friendly
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Everything you need without the hussle and bussle"

This suburb is a good little suburb. It has access to reasonable shopping facilities, several primary schools and a high school and overall good infrastructure.

The suburb is reasonably quiet, with most traffic going through hale road. The suburb is reasonably safe and has a small police station. One of the best things is that the suburb is close to everything. It takes about 10mins to get to Carousel in Cannington and about 20 mins (in good traffic) to get to the city. The airport is close enough to access (about 10 mins down Tonkin Hwy - which is good if you fly a lot), but you're not close enough to get the noise.

Finally, the area is pretty affordable considering its distance to Perth. Can't go wrong really!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

""Warda crescent" Great place to live"

close to airports,close to main highways,plenty of schools,good sporting facilities,still an affordable area to buy land & established,views of the hills,close to midland & cannington shopping hot spots,great grocery shopping with woolies,coles & good old foodworks theres now even a reject shop!!!!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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2.5/5
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Wandoo Road

4.5/5
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"great place to live"
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