6.6 out of 10

North Fremantle

Ranked 176th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0383884661696 115.745288573688
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 20, 2018

"A magic spot"

North Fremantle is a small suburb, tucked away at the narrow point between the river and sea. If you head down to the river end there are some beautiful wild areas where luckily the state and local council have had the foresight to not let developers build up to the river. There is generally a generous public area between the river and the housing. If fact the housing is set back far enough that it still feels quite wild exploring along the shoreline (unlike Nedlands, Dalkeith, Claremont, Peppermint Grove etc).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
Feb 09, 2018

"Could be great but trucks let it down big time"

We live in an apartment on the river (Doepel Street) and love the location and community feel. Queen Victoria Street has great bars and restaurants too. The only drawbacks are: the traffic noise from the bridges, the enormous number of trucks passing all day long, and the fact that there is no grocery or convenience store anywhere walkable. You have to head into Fremantle or Mosman Park for a Coles or IGA.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great except for the council"

Fremantle council is doin its best to ruin North Freo with higher density decision making. But it is hard to stuff things up too badly in this suburb. There is now a childcare next to the train station (perfect) and the Rose Hotel now has a mens and women's GP. Not far up the road in Cottesloe is a bulk billed GP.
The big drawback in this suburb is the lack of a grocery store of any kind and ATMs are distant. But almost everyone is a couple of minutes from the river and the beach is just across stirling highway. It really is quite idealic in that respect. The bars and restaurants are close and cool, but they are not on top of most residences as they are nestled in between Vic Ave and Stirling Hwy.
The worst thing about North Freo is the council. They do virtually nothing useful up here as they are all from across the river. They seem to be proponents of "not in our back yard" as they are actively approving high density in our suburb and keeping it away from the south side.
Pros
  • 2 mins from the beach, river, cottesloe, and fremantle centrele
  • Close Community support, active social events
  • Visually ascetic , lots of trees ,parks
Cons
  • Council
  • Noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A forgotten suburb where residents are ignored."

This is not a place for residential peace and quiet. The flour mill is allowed to operate 24 hours a day , 7 days a week. Large trucks start arriving at 4.30am until 9pm at night. In summer forklifts operate throughout the night. Windows can not be opened because of noise and flour dust. Huge trucks entering and leaving the harbour congest the roads and are dangerous to cars, cyclists and pedestrians. While trying to cross Stirling Highway, I was nearly blown onto the road by a speeding truck. It is a pity that the natural beauty has been invaded by industrial operations. The 'buzz' word at the moment by Fremantle council is building "affordable housing." This means it is for people who have no other choice and therefore must accept second best. Think twice before moving here because as a resident you have no rights for peace and cleanliness.
Pros
  • 2 mins from the beach, river, cottesloe, and fremantle centrele
Cons
  • Noise
  • Unsafe traffic
  • Pollution
  • Infrastructure not completed yet
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"An unspoilt, undiscovered gem"

Pros
  • 2 mins from the beach, river, cottesloe, and fremantle centrele
  • Close Community support, active social events
  • Visually ascetic , lots of trees ,parks
Cons
  • Infrastructure not completed yet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers

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Unranked Streets in North Fremantle

"Like this street"
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Ainslie Road

3.5/5
-32.0321631129 115.75611994
"Quiet on Sundays and has the potential to be a family area but the mill prevents this because of the constant noise and operations. There is a wonderful sea breeze but you can't open doors and windows because of the noise and dust."
-32.02884 115.75377

Harvest Road

3.5/5
"North Freo has it all"
-32.0336076979 115.7556964683
-32.0358411698 115.7484837885