7.4 out of 10

High Wycombe

Ranked 149th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9453200146544 116.00230318275
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Pest Free
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Apr 08, 2016

"Very noisy and unsafe"

My friend lives here and he says there are druggies living near them they get robbed quite frequently. He says there is good parks and skateparks.
Pros
  • Good shopping
  • Gyms and fitness
  • Good restaurants
Cons
  • Druggies
  • Graffiti
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A sweet little secret! Great future potential. Buying agent recomended!"

At the foot of the perth hills, leafy without the fire danger. Great for families and perfect for fifo lifestyle as close to the airport. Would like more fifo support groups in the area but im working on it! Airport traffic not imposing at all. Great playground for kiddies of all ages. Right next to direct upgraped highway into the city and Roe highway straight across to fremantle and access to nearest beaches. Views of the city skyline in some areas! Great investment area sub-dividable R25 blocks with mainly well kept exsisting homes. Amazing rental yields and proposed R40 rezoning will secure great capital growth. Low crime and pleasent neighbouring suburbs including Kalamunda. Proposed metrolink airport line to terminate at Forrestfield under a Labour government and would also secure jump in capital growth. Steady capital growth history as low risk. Suburbia as close to the city as you can get with the city not far! We love slower pace with friendly neighbours and the fiesty city pace balance which is just what High Wycombe offers :)
Pros
  • Promising investment suburb
  • Shire of Kalamunda
  • Fifo friendly
  • friendly neighbors
  • peace and quiet
  • proximity to amenities
Cons
  • Could be closer to the beach but plenty of pools!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A quiet little Road in the Heart of High Wycombe"

Warner Road is close to everything, parks, schools, library, shops and public transport. This is a one block L shaped road with local traffic and very tranquil. It's two blocks away from public transport and 5 minutes walk to shops, school and library. Residents are friendly and there is a few renovations lifting the spirit of the local.
Pros
  • proximity to amenities
  • friendly neighbors
  • peace and quiet
Cons
  • a few older but well kept houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
1/5
2yrs+

"Noisy"

1/5
2yrs+

"Flying low"

On the plus side, by living here you won't need a lift to the international or domestic terminals of Perth airport. The rest of your family will be able to hear your plane take-off too.
booboobooboo
booboobooboo I agree with Mr Bino. I have relo's who live here and I can hear planes flying over us when I pay them a visit. Not very serene.
2yrs+
ksmlc
ksmlc You must be near Abernathy to hear the planes.. we hardly heard the planes and rarely the train. Good community good people the odd Hoon but I loved high Wycombe would have stayed there if I could and edney ps is an awesome school..
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live that's close to North and South!"

High Wycombe is directly east of Perth and it takes no more than 20 minutes to get into the CBD. If you want to go to the Galleria, it's 15 minutes away, exactly the same time it takes to get to Carousel. Midland is less than a 10 minute drive as well. Kalamunda is only 10 minutes away for that perfect retreat away from the rural life. The only place that takes a good time to get to is the beach, which on average is a 35-40 minute drive. That being said, Roe Highway has reduced the time it takes to get to Fremantle, which now only takes 30 minutes. The large planes do NOT fly over High Wycombe, even though the international airport is no more than a 10 minute drive.

The new shopping centres (yes that's 2) have between them Coles, Supa IGA, Baker's delight, McDonalds, Subway, hairdressers, continental deli, butcher etc just to name a few. The Tavern has great food and the pizza is awesome. There are many fish and chip shops, Chinese restaurants and the world known Matteo's Pizzaria which locals love.

High Wycombe has a reputation for being one of the safest areas to live in, so much so that SGIO offer a safe neighbourhood policy on home insurance. It has a private school and 2 public primary schools, with the option to send your teen to 3 public highschools with buses that will travel directly to them.

Take a drive around High Wycombe, it's a very big suburb and get a feel for it. It's a great place to raise children, retire in the new retirement village, or if you fly in and fly out, it's so close to the airport for those annoying trips to the airport.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees