Perth (CBD), WA 6000

3.5(15 reviews)

Ranked 185th best suburb by locals in Perth (Greater) Region, WA

Great for

  • Medical facilities
  • Public transport
  • Parks and recreation
  • Shopping options
  • Internet access

Not great for

  • Parking
  • Eating out
  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families With Kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews of Perth (CBD), WA

bella9
bella9
18th July 2021

"Needs improvement"

High crime rate, avoid Brewer street and along or near the railway line such as West Parade, railway parade, Lord Street and Broome Street. Perth is just a messy place with rich, middle and the hopeless homeless people just trying to get through it. There is nothing more maddening then listening to a drunk rant and scream at the wind while doing something unmentionable against your fence. We hightailed after 6 months. Lesson; always try before you buy. Harder now days but still its not worth making one of the biggest purchases of one's life by blindly going all in. Perth sadly only has transport and close to work as its pro and the cons heavily out weigh convenience.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
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suzannespiers
suzannespiers
10th June 2020

"Great location, lovely river with a huge park central to all the population in Perth and accessible to all."

The CBD is not the place where most people choose to come other than if they have business in the city or come to work there. Parking is very expensive and most people shop where they live where they can get free parking and access the facilities they need. There are many lovely suburbs within easy reach of the city that are surrounded by trees and parks. It is an easy drive into the city if you live within a 20 km radius. The trains and buses are also available.

The lovely thing about Perth city CBD is the beautiful Swan River that runs through the centre of the city and Kings Park that is easily accessible by CAT bus.

Perth is a relatively small city and that is attractive in itself. The beaches and hills areas are easily accessible from the CBD either by public transport or car.

Personally I would never live anywhere else in the world.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
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heatherd14
heatherd14
5th June 2020

"Wont be coming back."

I have travelled many places, my ist time here and stayed in a tourist park near Fremantle, I didnt feel very safe there. Perth itself is overpriced, and found customer service not very good.
People not the most welcoming, very sad for WA is very beautiful, but dont expect standards to be high.

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emily-goumas
emily-goumas
21st February 2020

"Great location!"

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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paulchau
paulchau
2nd July 2019

"As we would"

As we would all already be aware of, CBD living could be expensive. It is accessible to work and that is the main factor that drives people here. It has also been newly-developed to have more amenities even after hours which further increases the prices around here.

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nol
nol
6th June 2019

"Hellhole"

Lived there for more than 20yrs, not a native, only stayed because of family commitments. Xenophobic, lowly educated idiots. This is the epitome of an idiocracy society. Have uneducated (have left school at 15yo) idiots taking mining jobs that pay up to $300,000 a year and feel they deserve it. If I didn't have family still living here, I would say nuke it, its a blight on the world and should be exorcised. Best day of my life was when I left this city and the stupid country.

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"Has changed a lot (in a good way)"

'm bias, I love Perth. I've lived in some great cities in Australia and North America but it's hard to beat the climate and beauty of Perth. I lived in Perth CBD about 10 years ago and after a recent visit I was shocked at how much the city has changed. The CBD used to close up at 6 PM and had a lack of good eating and cool places to drink. No longer! Whether it's the mini-Melbournesque Wolf Lane, or the view from The Aviary on William Street, the CBD has a new vibe.

I Another bonus of the CBD; access to the Swan River and the network of bike lanes available. You can almost travel from Guildford to Cottesloe Beach on separate biking lanes.

Great for

  • Great weather
  • Lovely women

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"A bit behind compared to East"

People and the city are behind about 20 years from Sydney and Melbourne, but thats not always a bad thing. Hate that the night life here sucks, everything closes so early and its pretty much full of bogans with their hotted up piece of shit commodores that have just come back from "BALI" and drank all thier money they earnt while working in the mines. The resturant scene..... what resturant scene? Fashon?........what fashion??? On the good side, it is alot quieter and safer than Sydney and Melbourne, but still, get with the times people!

Great for

  • Great weather

Not great for

  • Drunks
  • Pervasive bogans

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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"Safe and peaceful but it is too expensive"

Great for

  • Roads out of town

Not great for

  • Drunks

Who lives here?

  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Still affordable.. but for how long ?"

Typical big Australian city. But at least in this one you can get around in it.
Except during peak hour on the freeway.
Most development hugs the coast and with only one major freeway to the north and south the freeway turns into what most describe (fairly accurately) as a moving car park.
Out of these hours though at least you can actually drive around ... unlike Sydney which is a nightmare all day.

Very nice river. Probably one of the best in OZ for a city (with the exception of Sydney).
Lots of places to eat and be entertained etc ... otherwise described as a big country town and it still has a little of that "sleepy" feeling to it .. but that is going fast as the place is getting bigger and better all the time.

Unlike Detroit and Buffalo in the USA ... this city has a future. A very bright one.

It does get a little hot sometimes ... but the lead in and out of summer make for some really long nice days.

Certain outlying suburbs have the "all pervasive bogan" element to them .. .but no more than any other similar suburb in any other big city. The difference here though is they have cash and aren't breaking into your house. At least they drive new V8's and probably own a jetski.

Plenty of lifestyle choices on offer if you can afford them .. from beach side living to acreage and horses in the hills.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Great for a family holiday"

Lovely city to live in. i have never lived ther but have gone on a holiday to visit some friends that moved up there. It is really nice but a bit expensive.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Plenty of room to grow, still affordable."

Perth is the capital of WA and the city centre is located on the Swan River but the suburbs reach out of many kms. Perth has long been regarded as one of the most remote cities in the world with the nearest major city being Adelaide some 2104 km away and is must closer to some international cities than to Australian cities. In saying that Perth has everything you would expect from a city. Massive shopping centres, business opportunities employment in many fields and a growing population. There are numerous schools and colleges dotted throughout the city and adjoining suburbs with Tafe Colleges and Universities all within easy reach. The city has good medical facilities as well as fully equipped hospitals with trained and caring medical and nursing staff. Sport and recreation is superb with clubs and associations catering to all tastes with many sporting venues for all sport. Cultural activities abound and there are many theatres etc. Housing is still affordable for the average person with prices still less than the eastern states but catching up fast. Rental properties are also still within the range of most people. New subdivisions are opening up in many outlying suburbs giving those on a tight budget a chance to enter the property market.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Perth is the ultimate city, with one exception its distance from the east."

Perth has so many features to offer locals and tourists alike. I have heard so many people say that if Perth was closer to the east, then that is where they would choose to live. The climate is great (hot and dry), it has the atmosphere of a holiday town, it has the money from the big mining corporations and it has the tourists who love to flock there.

It does not have a lot of the historical buildings that some of the other capital cities have and therefore gives the appearance of being more modern overall.

The beaches seem to stretch on for ever, and the Swan River runs from the coast in past Perth itself. This gives a lovely feel to the city. There is also much activity on the river itself.

There has been a lot of growth in Perth over the past few years and this has shown in the price of real estate. House prices were some of the fastest rising prices in Australia during 2007-2008.

Initially develpment ran along the foreshore but with the growth has been heading up into the surrounding hills forming very popular townships with a 'get-away' feel.

It is a city that has everything to offer and of course it has to, it is so far from everywhere else.

The port of Freemantle is at the beginning fo the Swan River and puts through a huge load of almost anything you can think of. I say this because, although there are other ports up and down the W.A. coast, the ports of Freemantle have to supply a vast area with every possible thing you can think of.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
maxan
maxan

Agree that Perth is a lovely city with just about everything... and well planned.. I was an eastern stater and moved her in the 60.s, and have watched the state grow.. I have travelled the world and there is no place or climate as good. I have lived in many areas of the state and several suburbs in Perth so am familiar with all aspects.. I am currently selling a lovely large modern Federation style home with nothing left to do located in the foothills of Kalamunda Shire to move back to the country , so if anyone is interested please contact .. Maxan

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