7.2 out of 10

Perth (CBD)

Ranked 156th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9581772365308 115.84808602608
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • great weather
  • lovely women
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Safe and peaceful but it is too expensive"

Pros
  • roads out of town
Cons
  • drunks
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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!
Pros
  • great weather
Cons
  • drunks
  • pervasive bogans
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Queensland is so much nicer..."

The drivers are like evil children who would run down their own grandmothers.There is so much drink driving it is almost unbelievable,and they are ugly drunks.Who misspells graffiti? Illiterate boobs....sigh.
Pros
  • great weather
  • lovely women
  • roads out of town
Cons
  • pervasive bogans
  • drunks
  • broken glass
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
  • 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+

"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.
Recommended for
  • 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
2yrs+
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