8.3 out of 10

Manning

Ranked 100th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0129686225165 115.86983862521
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 13, 2016

"The Best Suburb in the City of South Perth with lots of Options!"

Manning is probably the best Suburb in the South Perth Shire & is my 4th Preference for living in WA!

Great Transport Options (Canning Train & Bus Station, 25 Minute Drive to Fremantle down Canning Highway, 25 Minute Drive to the Domestic Airport down the Canning & Great Eastern Highways & to the International Airport down Leach Highway), Schooling Options (Manning PS, Como PS, Curtin PS, Collier PS & Como Secondary College) & Shopping Options (Welwyn Avenue Shops (Containing a Butcher, Baker, Pharmacy, Bottle Shop, Post Office, Fruit & Veg, IGA and a Clothing store), Waterford Plaza, Garden City Booragoon & Riverton Forum), Leisure & Recreation Options (Riverton Leisureplex, Geroge Burnett Leisure Centre & Park, Challenger Park, Sandon Park & James Miller Oval).
Pros
  • Close to Western Australia's Best Myer Store.
  • Plenty of Parks & Reserves.
  • Close to Freeway
  • Close to River
  • Good schools
Cons
  • Not much Fast Food Options.
  • Lots of Homeswest
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Manning is Awesome! Suits families, singles, students, retirees, professionals, expat"

We moved back from QLD 4 years ago and was looking for a clean leafy suburb with nice community feel near the city. We previously lived in Ashgrove and The Gap. We were recommended Manning. It's the best advice we have received.
We have a young family. It suits our needs for multiple choices in daycare kindy schools private and public.

About 7 different bus routes and trains noeth south. Only a few minutes by car to join the freeway north or south. Part of the prestigious City of South Perth Council. The rugby club SPRL at the end of our street (parks) training. There are many things to do. Bowling and card clubs too. Curtin Uni just a few minutes away with bus service 7 days week. People are very nice. We live in Bruning Rd Manning and its a quiet pocket with no problems at all.

Manning is like living in a small community only a few km from city and very easy. I have expat friends who love living here, elderly people and professionals. Tightly held. Best buys are homes on original large blocks (that have not been subdivided.)
Pros
  • Increasing property values - tightly held
  • Very low rental stock and low vacancies
  • Green leafy safe close to south Perth and como cafes
Cons
  • Traffic peak hour at Manning Rd busy
  • Prices are high to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • 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
2yrs+

"Great suburb..."

Great place to live, perfect for families or professionals alike - something for everyone.
Can't recommend Manning enough - close to the city but quiet and green. Great schools, close to transport & shops - great package.
Pros
  • Close to Freeway
  • Close to River
  • Good schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"so near yet so far..."

Manning is the forgotten sibling of South perth, while other surrounding suburbs command a considerable rental premium, manning with equal appeal, nestles un-noticed to be discovered.
Pros
  • Close to Freeway
  • Close to River
  • Good schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Country Town in the Big City"

Very relaxed and family friendly suburb with lots of local amenities. Close to the river, bush land and parks for outdoor people. For sporty types there are heaps of playing fields with footy, cricket, soccer and rugby teams. The tennis club, bowls club and George Burnett leisure centre also have great facilities. Welwyn Avenue shops has a good range of stores including a butcher, baker, pharmacy, bottle shop, post office, fruit &veg, IGA and a clothing store. Waterford Plaza is also close by with lots of eateries and supermarkets. Local primary schools are very well regarded and Aquinas and Penrhos are within walking distance. Community groups are very active and it has the friendship of a country town plus the advantage of being just 7km from the CBD. Getting around is very easy with good bus services and close proximity to the freeway and train line. I've lived in Manning for nearly 15 years. It was good when I first arrived but it just keeps getting better!

Other commentators have pointed out the aircraft noise. There is a flight path that goes over the suburb but I barely notice it and it's certainly not invasive. There is a degree of Homeswest housing but thisiis being reduced each year and most of the tenants add to the rich diversity of the suburb.
Pros
  • Close to Freeway
  • Close to River
  • Good schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A well kept secret."

Manning is a wonderful family area. Lots of green, leafy parks and reserves that are very well maintained. Great local schools both public and private. Council amenities such as the George Burnett Leisure Centre, Collier Park Golf Course and Manning Library are very good . Plus the recently refurbished Waterford Plaza provides excellent everyday shopping.
Pros
  • Close to Freeway
  • Close to River
  • Good schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Watch out for aircraft noise. Seriously."

We lived in the lower part of Como for 10 years but recently moved because of the massive increase in aircraft noise. You get planes on departure routes from both runways of Perth airport flying over Como and Manning, Salter Point, Waterford and Applecross. If you don't like aircraft noise DO NOT move to these areas. You have been warned. Do your research. It was a fantastic area but the sheer increase in aircraft numbers due to the mining boom and increased travel to Bali etc with no curfew at Perth airport means 24/7 aircraft. You will easily get 120 a day fly over when the winds are from the South, South East, South West and Westerlies are the worst. Worst time for aircraft noise is around 5:15am when all the flights go up to the mines. There are clumps of planes at 12:00midnight, 1:00am, 2:00am a couple here and there at 3:00am and 4:00am and then about 20 or so from 5:15am to 6:00am...then they are spread out during the day. Lots during the day. Nights are worst for noise.

Air Services Australia advises this is going to get worse - more and more planes.
Pros
  • Close to Freeway
  • Close to River
  • Good schools
Cons
  • Aircraft noise
  • Lots of Homeswest
HelenS
HelenS I am a Manning resident and flew to the Pilbara yesterday. I thought this comment was somewhat exaggerated and confirmed that yesterday - by the time our flight was anywhere near Manning the plane was above the clouds which would explain why we hardly ever hear them. I think this person might be very sensitive as we are not affected at all. We sometimes hear the flight around 12-1am ish time if we are still awake with windows open but it is not low - for heaven's sake it's not like living in Belmont - sorry we don't agree at all with these comments.
2yrs+
FabFulton
FabFulton I Agree with Helen S. No issues with Aircraft Noise. There is superficial noise in every suburb, if you would be looking for a really quiet location good to go straight out to the wheatbelt, no noise and not much else out there.
2yrs+
PeteB
PeteB Have to firmly agree about noise. If you live in an older house closer as we do, especially one closer to the river near Salter Point, noise can be more pronounced due to less obstacles (houses, trees etc) to reduce aircraft noise. The noise has become considerably worse in the mornings over the last 5 years since we moved here. Noise is a subjective issue, however we do not consider ourselves overly sensitive to noise as I have lived near motorways & trains. But between 11pm and 6am the backround noise in Manning is very low, as opposed to 8am. Also the air is much colder (and therefore denser) at nighttime/early morning and it is well documented that this increases the noise levels generated by aircraft (refer to the numerous studies on Sydney's Kingsford Smith airport). From 5am until 7pm there were at least 16 departures.

Dont get me wrong - I love Manning and have no plans to move but aircraft noise is becoming an increasingly worse problem and older house without insulation and thiner glazing will suffer. On the postive, the noise level is such that it can be remedied through insulation measures such as double glazing and ceiling insulation to bedrooms. Yes this is a cost - but again the noise levels are not as bas as those adjacent to the airport.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Low profile Inner Perth suberb"

(i) Exclusive suburb
(ii) No though access to adjacent suburbs (must backtrack)
(iii) Within the 10km radius of Perth Central
(iv) Mainly Elevated .
(v) Envy of all surrounding suburbs
Numerous examples of people going upmarket from Manning, Karrawarra , Waterford .Some being only a matter of blocks away.
Will continue to attract people upgrading their location to a gem of a suburb.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
HelenS
HelenS Beautiful walks and parks in this suburb. Offers so much and agree is one of Perth's gems. We love living in Manning. We're on the Salter Point side of Manning Road which means no through traffic - one of the few areas in Perth where people don't pass through to get someone else. Lovely and quiet. Heaps of birdlife and the riverwalks are fab. Have seen dolphins in the Canning River on one of the bays near Aquinas College.
2yrs+
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