Mirrabooka, WA 6061

4(27 reviews)

Ranked 143rd best suburb by locals in Perth (Greater) Region, WA

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Public transport
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Safe and sound

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews of Mirrabooka, WA

25th February 2021

"Mirrabooka is awesome"

As I didn't want a huge mortgage with all the risks it carries, but still wanted a bit of space, a backyard and not be far from the city or the beach, I was attracted to Mirrabooka. I ended up buying an older house on 800 sqm of land. I have not looked back since! Grateful for this peaceful lifestyle, being so close to everything and not sacrificing the space. House needs a bit of love but nothing scary, it's a solid 1980s build. Mirrabooka village isn't very flash but has a great kebab shop. Also Mirrabooka Square has been renovated and it's a great. Great decision for me to buy in Mirrabooka.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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1st August 2020

"A great place to live"

Mirrabooka has changed a lot and the demographic keeps evolving with more and more young couples looking for an affordable place to raise a family. It's a great place to live.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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23rd July 2020

"Mirrabooka"

Mirrabooka offers beautiful large blocks of land at an amazing value.
Mirrabooka will be the next investors hotspot once the market realise that it is so undervalued and it has so much potential. Literally a 2 mn drive away across the bridge, Dianella is so much more expensive. Yet, Mirrabooka and the North part of Dianella (which is luxurious) share the same road, the same shopping center, the same public transport and the same schools.
Mirrabooka is a great place to buy a first home or invest. It's entry price in the market and great growth potential. It has everything you need and is close to the city and the beach. I couldn't recommend Mirrabooka more.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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1st July 2020

"I only have good things to say about Mirrabooka"

I have lived peacefully in Mirrabooka for a year and I only have good things to say about this suburb.
The only downside is that it does not look very flash in certain streets, some houses are not very well maintained but the major part doesn’t look bad at all. Other than that, I was able to afford a large block of land with a nice view(great for family barbecues and for pets) and I share my street with lovely neighbours I can count on. That’s what matters to me. There are some good schools around and there will soon be train stations within less than 10 minutes in Malaga and Morley. Unless you need to live in the heart of the city, I really don’t see why you would chose anywhere else to live other than Mirrabooka. Everywhere else seems very overpriced once you have had a taste of the Mirrabooka lifestyle.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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yaorim

Me too, only good things to say about Mirrabooka. If you live in Mirrabooka, you can really have it all.

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24th February 2020

"Mirrabooka is a very good suburb and beats most Perth suburb for value for money"

When moving house, there are many things to consider such as affordability, location, schools, transport, amenities, etc. Having reviewed many suburbs in Perth, I could not find one that came close to Mirrabooka in all of those areas. Is Mirrabooka a good suburb? Yes, Mirrabooka is a very good suburb. You will not find better value for money in Perth. It is quite close to the CBD, it has great infrastructures, very good schools, a major bus station, parkland, a big shopping centre and it is only 15-20 min to the beach. All of this at a very affordable price. It will not last for sure as people are starting to realise that the profile of the suburb has greatly changed over the years. It is now a very desirable area to live in.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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22nd February 2020

"Mirrabooka is a safe suburb"

I just want to address a question that has come up before: Is Mirrabooka a safe suburb? The answer is that it is very safe. I am a resident and I can say that it does not (or perhaps no longer) have safety issues. I feel comfortable in my home and with my neighbours. I have asked many neighbours what they think about safety in the area and all have told me that they feel safe living in Mirrabooka. This includes families with young kids and elderly people. Are there break-ins? Unfortunately, like in any suburb in Perth, it happens. Many of my friends and colleagues that live in various other suburbs unfortunately have break-in stories. My neighbours in Mirrabooka do not. I see kids walking back from school every day. I see people walking at all times of the day. I feel that I can count on my neighbours if needed. Mirrabooka is safe and has a great sense of community. It does not deserve a bad reputation. Many people are starting to understand this and the demographic is definitely evolving. It is safe, land is great value for money, it is within reasonable distance from the city and only 15 minutes from the beach. Not many Perth suburbs can match Mirrabooka.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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3rd February 2020

"Mirrabooka is a great place to live and raise a family"

Love living in Mirrabooka. Mirrabooka is a great suburb with great potential, being so affordable and close to the city. It's been improving consistently over the years. The crowd has changed, shops have had a major refurbishment, some new houses have been built. Watch this space!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
marthab2

Yep, I agree, it's a great place to live and raise a family. I feel very comfortable living in Mirrabooka.

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23rd January 2020

"Peaceful and affordable living near the city"

I was reluctant to move in the area but got convinced by the affordable prices, I am thankful for this decision. It has been great living in Mirrabooka. I enjoy a big garden, we have a peaceful street, a vibrant shopping centre, and it is within reasonable distance from the city. I really can't fault it. If we had listened to those who only know it by name, we would have spent so much more money living in one of the neighbouring suburbs (which we stupidly did for a while) - However we asked the residents and all the families around us have been in the area for a long time and, young families and older people alike, all seemed to enjoy living in Mirrabooka. So we made the move and... yaaaay... very happy here.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
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12th January 2020

"Quiet living close to all amenities"

Mirrabooka is quiet suburb close to all amenities. We have lots of friendly neighbours, many of them who have been living there a long time and would live nowhere else being very happy there. It is very multicultural.
The big shopping centre and the small one in the village mean that you don't have to go far to shop and I find that the prices of groceries and medications are cheaper than in most other places in Perth.
There are all the infrastructures needed included good schools, fitness centres, parks, etc.
Love Mirrabooka.

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  • Families with kids
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11th January 2020

"Great Value houses.. but should be more expensive location wise i feel ...seems stagnant"

I am not sure if its from its name of years ago and the old Rap the suburb used to have been here 10 years now.
Or if its Just the Real estate agents driving the prices of the suburb to sell houses, as i struggle at times when drive around further out suburbs no better or worse to find house 20-30 more expensive , having owned many houses over the years in a few major city every one has been dearear the closer to the city ? go figure live in Clackson which ant the great 50 km away and pay more ,i just don't get itf

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  • Families with kids
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"Definitely a hidden gem"

I live in Mirrabooka and absolutely love it. Friendly and polite neighbours, large elevated block of land with a fantastic view, close to the city and all of the amenities that you need + train stations will soon be a very short drive away. I was initially reluctant to move in the area but definitely don't regret it one bit. I could not afford the same lifestyle just a 2mn drive away in Dianella, it doesn't make sense to me but I'm glad I get to enjoy it. Mirrabooka is definitely a hidden gem.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"No better value for money in Perth"

Mirrabooka is one of the few suburbs within about 10km of Perth CBD with amazing land value. It offers great development potential.
It is a family-oriented suburb which has a the feel of a village and excellent infrastructure as it was originally designed to be a satellite city. No doubt that the existing infrastructure will be leveraged and attract many young families in search of affordable houses in proximity to the CBD. This can already be seen with the upcoming development of Mirrabooka Square. It also has the near proximity of rich suburbs such as Dianella

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
2
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"Hidden gem"

Rented for a long time in Inglewood and brought in Mirrabooka in 2012 as it was affordable with large blocks and close to the CBD only 11km. I feel we are quite lucky we live in a double ended culdersac, near Boyare Primary school. We have bore reticulation which has been tested and we could drink it it’s that clean and clear no heavy iron in the water. We get cable Foxtel and underground powerlines. Our neighbours all except us and one other are all retirees. It takes 30 min to get to the city in the morning down Alexander drive. When there is a game on at the new stadium they have a bus service to and from mirrabooka bus station I can be home from the game 40mins after the end of a game. It’s fantastic. Local Honeywell shops can be a bit confronting but hands down there is the best Bahn mi rolls in Perth for $4 from the Vietnamese couple next to chicken treat. We have a great park down the road with playground and 1/2 basketball court. They only negative is that in summer everyone let’s there lawn go brown and there is a lack of effort to do the lawns and gardens. People aren’t so house proud. There can be the odd dogey person but unlike Inglewood I’ve never had my car broken into. We are lucky where we live I guess. Feel like it has potential and good value for money ,to invest or first home owner buyers.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
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John Tran real estate agent
John Tran
Harcourts Initiative

"GREAT VALUE FOR LOCATION 11KM TO PERTH CBD"

So central to everything. Close to major shopping centers and Transport Hub. 11km to the CBD. Everything you need at a fraction of the price to other suburbs nearby. Homes have big blocks and local schools are very good.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Affordable housing"

We have moved from the coast to Mirrabooka, 2 years ago. We thought we would really dislike the place, however, have come to find we have been fortunate to have a great bunch of neighbours who are always watching your house, bringing bins in for you, sharing food (every week without fail). The children all play in the street, and i often feel i live in a village - it's a lovely community feel. The children are from six different cultural backgrounds. When is the last time you saw and heard children playing freely in the street? Sure, the lawns and gardens are not that well maintained but it is truly not an accurate reflection on the type of people who reside in the area. We have had nothing but kind, generous people, whom we have had the pleasure of meeting - that is in our street and at the local shops. Our street is extremely multicultural, but isn't that what Australia is made of, many people from many different countries. With it brings the variety of foods, customs, languages and lifestyle. All of which you will be exposed to in this suburb. The residents of Mirrabooka are multicultural. In addition, if you love fruit trees, everywhere you look, you can be guaranteed someone is growing some. I have also loved having the native bird and wild life visit. And we are lucky enough to have views out to the koondoola regional park. Beach is 20-25 mins down beach road or Reid highway, the local mirrabooka shopping centre has a great variety of shops and the local Honeywell shops has awesome cheap food/shops. We are professionals and drive to Perth cbd for work, which takes about 25-30mins. Dont get me wrong, you get the occasional unsavouries, but that goes for any suburb. Often in summer, you see people sitting at the front of their houses with friends watching the world go by. To sum it up, I would say, not the most aesthetically pleasing suburb, street parking is difficult, however, it is affordable housing, serviced by many main arteries to Perth CBD and the coast. Warwick train station is 10 mins down beach road, Mirrabooka senior high school will soon be changing it's school name to Dianella Secondary College. All in all, not too bad as a starter home in my opinion. But dont take my word for it... chat to the locals and immerse yourself to really get a feel, and prior to forming an accurate opinion of Mirrabooka.

Great for

  • Lots of trees
  • Good eateries
  • Cheap groceries
  • Close to the CBD
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Large Block Sizes
  • Perfect sized blocks.

Not great for

  • PRO: Less than 30 mins to CBD and Beaches
  • PRO: 16 mins to Perth Airport
  • PRO: Lots of cul de sacs
  • Low income people

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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"Has great potential"

Lives here for 5 years and never had a problem. I was worried at first as we were renting in dianella and could only afford to buy here in Mirrabooka. Close to city and beach, neighbours are nice all look after each other's homes. we live in a double ended culdersac. In the part were the power lines and foxtel are under ground. Its affordable and blocks are big most houses are brick and tile. Have heard that some parts are dogey maybe we just got lucky.

Great for

  • Close to the CBD
  • Large Block Sizes

Not great for

  • Can be dodgy
  • No foot paths

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"Much potiential"

Good locaton near rich suburb Balcata and Dianela
govrment cange policy become rich suburb too

Great for

  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Close to the CBD

Not great for

  • Not safe
  • Too much crime

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
2
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"Not safe look elsewhere"

I've lived in Mirrabooka for 5 1/2 years and thankfully I will be moving out of this area very soon. Mirrabooka is a pretty bad area to live in and if you think its good well you haven't lived in this suburb long enough. There are drug dealers left right and centre. You can't walk in the streets without spotting a syringe or bong lying around. The schools in Mirrabooka are very poor. I have a young child and I don't even send her to schools in this area. Yeah its close to the city and the local shopping centre but is it worth it? I THINK NOT!

Not great for

  • Not safe
  • Too much crime
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"Yuk"

im not going to say anything except, drive past and have a look yourself.

Not great for

  • Low income people
  • Not safe
  • Too much crime
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SteveK1

Very true, worst suburb in Perth, my mate drives UBER pick two guys from Mirabooka and smoked marjuana in UBER and didn't listen to the driver and threatned and had grabbed money from the driver by force, they were trafficking drugs, now I'm avoid this area and don't want to go though the ares as well, DISGUSTING!!!

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"Not what people think changed a lot"

I have recently brought in Mirrabooka and find it a very quite area, after living out in Scarborough with all the young idiots noise and stabbing's , punch ups on the water front regulary , Mirrabooka seems a sleepy hollow, also were else can you by a nice house on a good 5-700 m block , so close to city, beach and transport for around $400k, Tops for me, as well as for all the homeswest thing there not many left most houses brought up and getting Reno done by young families like us, Clarkson the new Mirrabooka of old, (Balga by the sea) i am told by agents... Mirrabooka the place to be if you want to invest for growth thats why its in the top 10 hotspots to watch... get in now..

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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ksmlc

Scabs has gone down a bit I was told not to buy there but I have to agree booka has gone down a bit in the last few years. It used to be great there...pity

Shimra

I agree with you, I have a beautiful bush block in Mirrabooka, and love the ambiance of the laugh of kookaburras early in the morning. People may knock it, but theres not many cities that have this so close to the centre. Anyone with a bit of "know" would understand this.

Of course anyone would be an idiot not to invest in good security in any suburb of Perth. Crimes happen everywhere and it is up to the homeowner to deter this. If people put security as their highest priority in Mirrabooka, there wouldn't be any break ins. It's got nothing to do with the quality of the people who live there.

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"From a residents perspective ...."

Take it from someone who lives here, Northwood is a beautiful place to live in.We've been living in the new estate of Northwood, Mirrabooka for the last 5.5yrs with our children and have not had one problem. We feel lucky to have a home in this quiet community and I couldn't think of being elsewhere it's so convenient and although Northwood is a part of Mirrabooka it's a fair way from the established part and closer to affluent suburbs like Montclair Rise, Dress Circle and St Andrews. The police station is on the corner of Northwood and seems to be deterrent for negative activity. We feel like we are living the life, and are extremely happy here. I'm not from an Indian background but when Mirrabooka hosts the Indian festival of Diwali the residents get treated to special fireworks spectacular and it's very exciting and something we look forward to every year.

Great for

  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Close to the CBD
  • Perfect sized blocks.
  • Large Block Sizes

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Named hot spot - say no more"

St George Bank and Property Research has it rated as a hot spot as it falls within a 10km ring from the City and has amazing infrastructure and conveniences. A great place to live and it seems that it's not only the residents that recognise this.

Great for

  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Close to the CBD
  • Large Block Sizes
  • Perfect sized blocks.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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abba10

yep... totally agreee

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"Northwood Mirrabooka the unknown estate of Mirrabooka"

Northwood is a quiet suburb with tree lined roads close to shops and all amenities. No need for a car living in this suburb. Close the city with "Bargains Galore" in comparison to St. Andrews, Dianella which is just across the road. Northwood is also across way from the Reid Highway removing it from the old established Mirrabooka and making it a suburb of it's own. I would love to live there.

Great for

  • Perfect sized blocks.
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Close to the CBD

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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ksmlc

Don't let them hear u call Northwood that hahaha same as on the otherside... Seriously your not really dianella ur booka...

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"Great Established Suburb"

Mirrabooka is an established suburb with loads of potential. There is great public transport options with a newly refurbished busport as well as a large shopping centre. In addition, we are close to parks (of different sizes) and bus stops that take you into the CBD within 15-20mins.

Block/Land sizes are reasonably large with potential for development. Borders around the Nollamara/Dianella area. Future growth is prominent

Great for

  • Close to the CBD
  • Large Block Sizes
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"Shocking..................."

I went to look at a house in Mirrabooka last week, heres what I discovered:
1) The streets are not well kept, 2) the houses are small, 3) the neighbours next door to the house I looked at were ranting in loud voices in another language for approx. 30 mins, 4) the people who walk the streets look like they're about to mug you, 5) Too much traffic coming off Reid Highway.

After my experience, I wouldn't look at a house here again.

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n_petal

I have lived in Mirrabooka for 9 years. Just a few comments:
1) The streets are not well kept, because the soil is really sandy, we have spent a fortune on trying to re-do our gardens but because of the lack of nutrients, no plants or grass ever stay lush and green. No excuse for having an untidy garden, but you know some of us work 6 days a week or long full-time hours and gardening is not on the priority list if you are trying to build success. But I can identify that maybe some people are just lazy, but I am sure they exist in other areas also.
2)The houses are not THAT small, it is an established area which has been around for 20 years, back then outside areas were favoured, now in the newer areas, house sizes are favoured. So it is a trend. If size is your thing, look at different areas too to find what you are looking for - also usually rentals are smaller because the maintenance for owners is easier and cheaper.
3)Every area has those 'people' who are loud. It's not the whole of Mirrabooka, I'm sure if we did a survey, other areas would have the same majority of 'Loud' neighbors. I am sure you are also not being racist.
4)I walk my dogs on a nightly basis. I am a petite 29 year old blonde, and even I don't feel unsafe in this area, if you do I would suggest staying indoors and locking yourself in at night because any area you visit will have muggers or strange looking people, I am sure they think the same of you. Yes, even the areas with good gardens.
5)Traffic. Maybe living in the country would be suited to you.

So all in all, not every area is suited to every person. I love where I live, in fact I have 2 rental houses just in this area (I also have rentals in other areas, but I cannot speak for those areas, as I do not live there), at this point I am happy to keep living here, we have never had any problems and are not threatened by any 'multicultural' residents whilst living our day to day lives. If I didn't like this area I wouldn't keep buying homes here, especially because if you look at the house prices, it isn't particularly cheap compared to newer homes on the market. I believe this area will one day be sought after, it's close to the city and central to a lot of shopping centers, markets and main roads. But believe what you like, I won't judge your suburb, because I have never lived there to know.

meganjolie78

I agree with you AvatarBlues, what a shocking place to live. n_petal i feel sorry for you, looking at your response, you seem very angry that someone has a different opinion about Mirrabooka than you do, probably because you know as well as everyone else that it is a hole! Grow up honestly. Everyone knows Mirrabooka is a dump, and i wouldnt live there if someone paid me to.

pink83

I agree with you meganjolie78....... Mirrabooka is a shithole.

Shimra

Mirrabooka has beautiful natural bushland and untainted soil. In fact underneath Mirrabooka is a natural resevoire of fresh water. It is easy to grow native plants in mirrabooka where in a lot of other suburbs the soils have been tainted by past farming and gardening fertiliser. There is a lot of potential to develop beautiful gardens using waterwise gardening techniques.

My house may have a simplistic style, but it was sensitively built around natural bushland without knocking everything down. When there is a major storm in Perth, there is never any major damage in Mirrabooka. It has amazing birdlife.
The houses, although small, are very good quality.

And yes, there are actually people here, some who speak languages other than English, so if you don't want that, perhaps you should live in a bubble.

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"Oh boy....... theres nothing to be said here, except...."

Unfortunately my GPS made me pass through Mirrabooka to get to Malaga. I've never used my GPS since.

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meganjolie78

hahahahaha! Its a horrible place isnt it?

Shimra

Really that must have been traumatising for you, sorry we're not Dalkeith.

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"A multicultural suburb"

A large multicultural suburb, includes a large shopping centre a few km's away. Honeywell - A little shopping village with a few eateries, new medical suite opening up. Nice family atmosphere, with the beach roughly 12-15km's away and the city about 10-12km's. There are local parks and also a recreation centrem, two local schools, a library and Malaga markets and commercial businesses located only 2kms from Mirrabooka, all in the city of Stirling. All up the suburb has potential.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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AlisonHodgson
AlisonHodgson

Aaand an outside of school hours service which caters for ALL the local schools. Based at the rec centre! The hangout OSHC - 0404 385 162

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