7.0 out of 10

South Perth

Ranked 160th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9731288666588 115.854275049095
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 19, 2016

"Clean quiet and safe with nice views"

Very charming views
Pros
  • Proximity to the city, river, ocean and transport
  • The people living here.
  • Quiet surroundings
Cons
  • No big shopping centres but the're not far away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Great Suburb."

Another Preference & A Great Suburb with all Facilities & Amenities with Major Shopping Centres Nearby such as Garden City & Carousel & also has good Cafe Strips on Mends Street & in Karawara. Located where Perth's Zoo, Wesley & Penhros Secondary Schools are, near the Como Hotel, Where the Ferry Heads to from Barrack Street Jetty & the Foreshore.
Pros
  • Near Shopping Centres featuring Department Stores
  • Cafe Strips
  • Proximity to the city, river, ocean and transport
Cons
  • No Sizzler Restaurants Nearby.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Seen better days"

Not a nice suburb. Its clean and has public transport. That's about all.

No families, no shops, no nightlife, no anything. Most the buildings are per 1980 and are in need of repair badly.

My advice.

AVOID

Streets are showing their age. The council does minimal maintenance, mows the grass once a month that's about it.

It used to be good 20-30 years ago but now its gone down hill and still is. I think because they blocked any new development that would cause their property values to fall. The RE Agents have a stranglehold and they know it.
Pros
  • Location
  • Views
  • Proximity to the city, river, ocean and transport
Cons
  • No shops. Mainly overprices boutiques
  • Suburb 'dies' at night
  • Extremely overpriced. Rentals are of very low quality. Most built pre 1980
  • No big shopping centres but the're not far away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
4/5
2yrs+

"One of the most friendly suburbs in Perth!"

Have lived in South Perth for maybe about 5 or 6 years now, and it is an ideal location to for parents, young couples and the elderly. Situated along the southern side of the Swan River, South Perth is well equipped with dining of almost every cuisine imaginable, and impressive schooling and education. There is also tremendously easy access to public transport, as well as close and accessible to the CBD, either by car, or by train (via Canning Bridge)
Pros
  • No crime
  • Proximity to the city, river, ocean and transport
  • Cafe Strips
  • Near Shopping Centres featuring Department Stores
  • The people living here.
Cons
  • No "proper" beaches
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"So close to the city yet it's quiet."

I've lived in South Perth since 1982 growing up in my parent's house. Living on one of this great suburb's quiet streets it offers a life less vibrant than areas such as Subiaco but yet you are near everything you need. Sure it is quiet but that why we like it. Also, there is no snob factor, there is an abundance of beautiful character homes and a mix of cheaper or more expensive homes suit to many tastes. I walk my dog most nights with no problem, never been broken into...I don't anyone who has but I accept it does happen. Having a business in the area I can also confirm that most people in the area are working class, friendly and most seem happy to help you or just talk. With some lovely parks, natural features such as the foreshore and you can even launch a boat on the Swan River and go to Rottnest Island. Most people who move here do stay.
Pros
  • Quiet surroundings
  • Proximity to the city, river, ocean and transport
  • The people living here.
Cons
  • No big shopping centres but the're not far away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful and so close to the city!"

The most vibrant and beautiful suburb in Perth ! While it is so close to the river and city there are many quiet streets in this prestigious suburb. Houses are expensive, however older townhouses and units are more affordable to buy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Used to be good"

Grew up here used to be good but has been destroyed by money hungry baby boomers, tearing down there parents houses subdiving them into small dull lots and selling them at inflated prices.
Would never move back there if you want a nice suburb near the river, near the freeway, shops not to far away and big houses on nice big leafy green streets move to Rossmoyne its way better.
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wickedguy333
wickedguy333 agreed.... it used to have such beautiful houses but now small lifeless concrete lots. Overinflated prices for something crappy... it was great until money hungry people killed this suburb
2yrs+
Johnd
Johnd Not true - still a great suburb and so close to great facilities - the foreshore, river, city and still many spacious houses. Not over-inflated prices at all given all the benefits.
How can you compare to Rossmoyne!?
2yrs+
eaglesman
eaglesman No worries mate. I have lived and owned in both areas.
I have an unbiased point of view.
Do you?
2yrs+
Avgustina
Avgustina Where is Rossmoyne?!
2yrs+
CommunityMan
CommunityMan Have a look at Rossmoyne here http://localvoices.realestate.com.au/western_australia/rossmoyne/overview
2yrs+
Lilli
Lilli I totally agree, I grew up in South Perth and it was a lovely suburb then. My father built the house himself in the 1960's and thankfully a nice family have it now and renovated it. Unfortunately, SP has been taken over by rich toffee nosed snobs that can't even manage a smile or say hello like they used to. I loved South Perth but couldn't live there anymore because of now sad memories and its very expensive houses now!
2yrs+
DaveBlackmore
DaveBlackmore Agree. It was very nice back in the 80's but then the baby boomers just sat on their houses and then sold nasty cheap units. They made their money and left a mess. Now its more of a cess pool of unmaintained rentals and underdeveloped shops and facilities.
2yrs+
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