7.0 out of 10

Margaret River

Ranked 11th best suburb in South West
-33.9682184322425 115.026989994036
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
Oct 19, 2016

"Absolutely Beautiful"

Margaret river is my favorite places to date, my family and i loved it here, so much beauty, we stayed out prevelly beach carvan park and we loved it, we only had a tent and we had the best time with limited money, the beach is a 2 min walk away, the grove is highly recommended. The people are beautifully and treat you like a local. Love love love love Margaret river
Pros
  • Wineries
  • Beach
  • Bush
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
michelles8
michelles8 We also stayed out contos beach awesome and we stayed in town loved it.
Oct 19, 2016
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"are you a millionaire? if not, don't bother visiting"

it lures you in with all the hype, and then there isn't much going for it.
most people visiting actually believe that it's on the beach!
good place if you have a spare million in your pocket.
people on an average salary get greeted by petrol twenty cents higher than perth as they drive into town. all eateries are overpriced and aimed at the wealthy. the tav is the only place where you still get a decent size meal for reasonable price.
very little to do if you have kids and it is raining. btw, it sure does rain! about 6 months of the year.
rents are obcene, and over summer it's nearly impossible to find a rental.
most seasonal workers end up sharing houses with up to ten others.
the unlucky locals that don't own a house are being driven out of the place, as margaret river tries to emulate byron bay and fails miserably.
surf? if you are a beginner forget it. if you love huge powerful dumpers and want to share them with a packload of wannabe's and a few true locals, then it's your cuppa tea.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
SeanDancey
SeanDancey This comment says more about the person who wrote it and is totally detached from the wonderful reality of Margaret River. Clearly something has upset the author and this is the child within spitting its dummy out. Smile my friend....you're alive !!
2yrs+
michelles8
michelles8 Margaret river is my favorite place, my family and i loved it there, and we tented it we are far far from millionaires. Obviously you didnt open your eyes and see the real beauty of this gourgous place.
Oct 19, 2016
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3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"visit to redgate"

Redgate is great if you like to surf on the beach and the country but for me its ok because there are caves to visit but I its just to far away from everything.
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to rent & buy!"

There is nature everywhere in Margaret River, the air is clean and the people are great.
Great surf, great food and a great place to bring up kids.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful freinedly rural town! True tree/dea change"

I love Margaret River. I have lived here for 16 years. I find it to be a friendly town with lots to do if you love a rural, outdoors lifestyle. You can crab in Busso, fish up and down the coast, bushwalk, snorkel, dive, swim at top beaches...but you can also do the cafe strip and get most of your retail therapy needs met! If not Bunbury is only 1 hour away.

There are some lovely parks for the kids and a number of schools to choose from.

Overall a great place to live!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Not much in the way of a town"

Witchcliffe is just south of Margaret River on the Bussell Highway. The town has a small population of around 400 and is well known for its wineries. The area is basically a southern suburb of Margaret River as such has only minimal facilities listed. For all medical attention Margaret River has the medical centres and hospital. There are numerous schools in the area and again have Margaret River addresses but are in close proximity to Witchcliffe. There is a service station here for fuel supplies, a post office and several specialty shops selling convenience items. Many visitors come to Witchcliffe to see the caves and this area has over 40 of them and those people wishing to stay overnight in the area can stay at one of the B&B’s in Witchcliffe. The town is also important to the Bureau of Meteorology as the climate is measured here and weather patterns passed on the Margaret River. The town is growing slowly and there is not much in the way of real estate here but might be worth watching for the future.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Great community spirit and great surfing"

Depending on your lifestyle Margaret River can be known for several things. This area is famous for the surf and many surfers travel across the country to challenge themselves in this great surf. Margaret River is also famous for its wine. It is reported that the area receives over 500,000 visitor each year’s which means a busy tourist industry. Located on the coast 277 kms south of Perth, the area also has a strong agricultural and forestry industry. There is plenty of shopping in town with supermarkets, boutiques and specialty shops and there are primary and secondary schools both state and private. Margaret River also has preschools for the younger children. There are some good restaurants, hotels serving quality counter meals and bistro type fare as well as take away and fast food outlets. There is a hospital and Margaret River boasts good medical centers and allied health professionals. There are plenty of sporting activities with most sports being catered for with playing fields, gold course etc and many clubs to join. There is an array of galleries and craft shops, a library and entertainment venues in the area. There is a wide range of real estate options open to you with homes at both ends of the market awaiting interested buyers.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Dizel
Dizel We are moving to Margs next month and your review is much appreciated, many thanks for your positivity and encouraging review. We love Margs too!
2yrs+
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