I grew up in Belmont, my parents lived there since the sixties - it has definitely improved since I was a child. I wouldn't say it's any worse than other suburbs. I have never felt afraid in the suburb in 30 years.
I've lived here 5 years and havent had one single issue. If you live on the side closer to the city or forum then it's a great suburb to live. People from Perth are scared to walk out there front doors when the crime rate here is very low compared with the rest of the world. Belmonts very close to the city and will be an area worth getting into before it's like any other area close to the city- Expensive and they all used to have bad names including leederville, south perth, como, kensington, victoria park and so on.
wht year was that? must b 30 years ago.Belmont is the safe place to live today.many security companies are based here like wilson security,honeywell and many more.There 's police station here as well.Millionaires lives in Ascot Waters , so safety is the first priority here.
i lived in Belmont for 1 year and my neighbour got broken into twice, we had security shutters luckily but there were regular disturbances in the street, i'd say consider somewhere else, especially if you have kids
Goodness - what a lot of complainers! Sounds like people are choosing the wrong streets to live in. Nothing wrong with Belmont from what I have seen and heard of family living there. Can't afford to buy into the area myself!
Great area. Just some bits are a bit rough. But overall alot of good points.
Take a drive around Belmont and Cloverdale and millionaires district in Ascot and see what you think. There are some affordable parts of Belmont and tenants that might make a noise occassionally, but you will probably be suprised at what you find.
Belmont is changing rapidly. There is massive redevelopment bringing in a higher socio-economic group. I've lived in Belmont on Sydenham St around 7 years ago and never saw any trouble even back then so I would have no hesitation recommending the area as as safe as anywhere else. Of course there are pockets of problem homes to keep away from as there are in most suburbs.
Lived in the area for 8 years; my partner his whole life. Undoubtedly there are some parts of Belmont I would avoid (but remember there are 6 suburbs that make the City of Belmont). I live within walking distance of schools, parks, the shopping centre and public transport without issue. We have had one security issue over the years but it was from an opportunistic theif who was going through ash trays for coins and we forgot lock the car door! I would happily raise a family here and live out my days. There are many grea changes happening within the area as well that are improving the overall social demographics.
i would say its a future boom spot, but it has its seedy side so not perfect at the present time! But as i said, it could be a good place to invest!
Check out this site for burglary stats - bit dated though http://www.viacorp.com/perth-suburbs-by-burglaries.html I don't live in Belmont but lived there when I was young (down by the river in what is now known as Ascot) and have a mate who lives there now (Leake St). He is quite happy with it. I would say before buying a place have a chat with your potential neighbours and get a feel for any issues from them