6.9 out of 10

Mirrabooka

Ranked 164th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.8611694576927 115.866358238292
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Students

Reviews

njh njh
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Dec 07, 2016

"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.
Pros
  • Lots of trees
  • Good eateries
  • Cheap groceries
  • Close to the CBD
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Large Block Sizes
  • Perfect sized blocks.
Cons
  • PRO: Less than 30 mins to CBD and Beaches
  • PRO: 16 mins to Perth Airport
  • PRO: Lots of cul de sacs
  • Low income people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
HR3 HR3
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 26, 2016

"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.
Pros
  • Close to the CBD
  • Large Block Sizes
Cons
  • Can be dodgy
  • No foot paths
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Mar 10, 2016

"Much potiential"

Good locaton near rich suburb Balcata and Dianela
govrment cange policy become rich suburb too
Pros
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Close to the CBD
Cons
  • Not safe
  • Too much crime
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"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!
Cons
  • Not safe
  • Too much crime
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
2yrs+

"Oh Dear"

I have friends who live in Mirrabooka. Not a very nice place to live. A lot of homeswest housing, the news on 7perth last week said that Mirrabooka was Perth's hotspot for crime, so its not a great place to bring up kids.
Cons
  • Too much crime
  • Low income people
  • Not safe
abba10
abba10 funny you should say that been out to clarkson latley Balga buy the Sea, Mirrabooka used to be like that about 10 years ago, not any more 80% moved to Clarkson, Banksia Grove look up the Stats...
2yrs+
Happy1_1
Happy1_1 Mirrabooka is still a hole :)
2yrs+
BigPoppa
BigPoppa If Mirrabooka is a hole, its very nice hole to live in. How do you define what a "homeswest housing kind of people" looks like? I see people who dress like bums walking around Nedlands who most likely live in one of the many beautiful homes around there - would you classify them as a "homewest housing kind of people"? I have lived in Mirrabooka for some time now and have not encountered any problems. I have lovely neighbours and the proximity to the city makes it an easy commute to work. Just my opinion :)
2yrs+
Happy1_1
Happy1_1 No need to get defensive, by homeswest kinda people I mean bums, no hopers, this site is all about voicing your own opinion, if that is your opinion thats fine
2yrs+
Shimra
Shimra Yes Gina Rinehart, of course you are entitled to your opinion.
2yrs+
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1/5
2yrs+

"Yuk"

im not going to say anything except, drive past and have a look yourself.
Cons
  • Low income people
  • Not safe
  • Too much crime
SteveK1
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!!!
May 28, 2016
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1/5
2yrs+

"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.
meganjolie78
meganjolie78 hahahahaha! Its a horrible place isnt it?
2yrs+
Shimra
Shimra Really that must have been traumatising for you, sorry we're not Dalkeith.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"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..
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
Happy1_1
Happy1_1 Oh my god, i feel so sorry for you abba10. Probably the only place you could afford to buy, its sad. The idiots that you refer to that come to scarborough, hillarys etc and cause trouble all come from Mirrabooka, Balga, Girrawheen, Koondoola. You are seriously in denial and kidding yourself if you think Mirrabooka is better than Scarborough.
2yrs+
ksmlc
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
2yrs+
Shimra
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.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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+

"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.
Pros
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Close to the CBD
  • Large Block Sizes
  • Perfect sized blocks.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
abba10
abba10 yep... totally agreee
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"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.
Pros
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Close to the CBD
  • Perfect sized blocks.
  • Large Block Sizes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5
2yrs+

"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.
n_petal
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.
2yrs+
meganjolie78
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.
2yrs+
pink83
pink83 I agree with you meganjolie78....... Mirrabooka is a shithole.
2yrs+
Shimra
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.
2yrs+
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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 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+

"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.
Pros
  • Perfect sized blocks.
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
  • Close to the CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
ksmlc
ksmlc Don't let them hear u call Northwood that hahaha same as on the otherside... Seriously your not really dianella ur booka...
2yrs+
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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 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
Pros
  • Close to the CBD
  • Large Block Sizes
  • Close to Shops/Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
2yrs+
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