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Bayswater

"suburb close to CBD"

Bayswater is a suburb of Perth, northeast of the CBD and is serviced by rail making an easy commute to those working in the capital. One of the major attractions of Bayswater is that it has the only Wave Pool in WA. The aquatic centre where is it housed also has training pools etc plus a fully equipped gym, fitness classes, child minding and coffee shop. Other sporting facilities in this area include a golf course, tennis courts, skate park, two indoor recreations centres as well as playing fields for numerous sports. Being so close the CBD there is plenty of shopping with large modern shopping centres and local stores, hotel etc. As far as education goes there are plenty of schools, pre primary, primary and secondary both state and private as well as further education institutions. Entertainment and night is not far away in Perth and there are numerous restaurants and fast food outlets in close proximity. The price of property in Bayswater is quite reasonable for both purchase and rentals considering how close you are to Perth.

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mattenglish

Bayswater is East of Perth, sorry.
Other than that, it is also close to Morley Galleria and close to major roads, the Airport as well as excellent rail service.

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Kumarina

"Good place to stop but you wouldn't want to live here."

Kumarina is a two hour drive to the north east of Meekatharra or is you are coming from Perth be prepared for a two day drive along the great Northern Highway. The town is really only a stopover point and had limited facilities. The nearest medical centre and hospital are in Meekatharra and should you be determined to live out here the main educational facilities are either Meekatharra or distance education via correspondence or School of the Air. The town consists of a roadhouse which has a restaurant, motel and hotel incorporated as well as a caravan park. This road house is well stocked and has takeaway meals as well as restaurant service. There is no real estate for sale here and the best you could do should the urge take you would be to enquire about buying land and build your own house. Good comfortable place for a stopover but definitely not a relocation option. Also be warned that mobile phone services in this area are unreliable and if you are traveling be sure to carry extra water.

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Roelands

"Dairy farming town with big cow."

Brunswick Junctionis known for its dairy farms and has a large statue of a Frisian cow affectionately call daisy, standing in the town park. Located on the South Western highway between Harvey and Bunbury, Brunswick Junction is a scenic town with many historical buildings to see as well as many forest areas. Being only 26 kms from Bunbury, and with a population of only 800 residents, Brunswick Junction is serviced by the Australind passenger train. The town is also known for its manna crabs and prawns. There are some great beaches in this area with boating fishing and swimming being very popular. Dolphins are often seen very close to people here and have been known to interact well with humans. There are two primary schools here the Brunswick Junction Primary and St Michaels catholic primary. Students go to high school in Bunbury. There is a good medical centre in town and a large fully equipped hospital also in Bunbury, There are many sporting clubs and association which use the playing fields for many different sports. People are friendly here and all too happy to lend you some assistance where needed.

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Dongara

"Interesting town with interesting history."

Dongara is on the brand Highway some 360 kms north of Perth. This fishing village is famous for its catches of the Batavia Coast Rock Lobster and is a great tourist destination with great beaches, historic buildings dating back to the early settlers. There are many fine homes with manicured gardens overlooking the ocean as well as old churches and rectories. Then of course there are the huge Moreton Bay Fig trees. Dongara has a District High School which caters for children from K -12 and has plenty of sporting activities to keep them occupied in their free time with many sports association using the towns play fields etc. The nearest major hospital is in nearby Geraldton although Dongara has a good medical centre. The town has some restaurants for those who like to eat out, take away food outlets as well as supermarkets and specialty stores for your basic needs. Major shopping can be done in the large shopping centres of Geraldton. All in all a nice little town for a sea change.

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Spoken like a true real estate agent. I notice you have comments for Geraldton and Greenough also, however you forget to mention Geraldton’s HUGE crime problem, especially in the West Bank. Spalding was rated as the highest crime suburb in the state! in 2008. I thought these comments were meant to be a guide for people not a vehicle for agents to generate business. Who do you work for?

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Yes, it's tiring isn't it. Comments such as "We liked it so much we will be buying property there. A place to watch and definately invest in. Not a dying town this one is alive and growing", and recommended for 'professionals'. This was written about Meekatharra. A more dire place you could not wish to happn upon.

Go away please.

Shin

I agree these comments are from Real Estate Agents. I was only in Dongara for 12 months I would never return. Their are drug and alcohol problems especially with the young. No public transport. My friend badly cut her hand there was no one at the health centre to stitch the wound, she had to Geraldton. Eating out , shopping is very overpriced. People who have brought here cannot sell their homes unless at a loss. My list of negatives outweighs the positives. I suggest people rent before deciding.

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Pinjarra

"Growing area, Buy now"

Pinjarra is situated on the South West Highway 86 KMs from Perth and 21 kms south east of Mandurah. Famous or rather infamous for the battle of Pinjarra where many Aboriginals were killed by British Colonists. This is a fast growing town and real estate prices are likely to reflect this very quickly. At present home purchase is still within the reach of the average family with rental also being affordable. There are new subdivision opening up and a large new shopping centre has just been completed with supermarkets, specialty stores fast food outlets etc. There is a train station where the Perth to Bunbury service stops over on its way down the coast. Pinjarra has both state and catholic primary and secondary schools as well as day care centres and play groups. There are good medical facilities here with medical centres and Pinjarra Hospital. There are numerous sporting venues with playing fields for most sports and club and associations to join. Peel Zoo is located nearby and is famous for its birdlife which freely interact with humans. Water sports are also popular here with great beaches.

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Yallingup

"Shhh- Tell no one"

Yallingup is on the south coast of Western Australia in the Margaret River region. Yallingup is an aboriginal word meaning “Place of Love” and once you visit this area you will understand why. Away from the major tourist areas, this town is surrounded by the bush on three sides and the ocean on the fourth. Yallingup has local shops for your basic need but is close to the major towns of Dunsborough and Busselton for larger shopping centres. Markets are held at regular intervals in the area. There are good medical centres dotted around the area and there is a hospital within easy reach. Primary and secondary schools both sate and catholic are close by in Dunsborough or Busselton and Yallingup has a Steiner School. There is plenty to do here with beautiful beaches, good surf, safe swimming and a sheltered lagoon ideal for the children or non swimmer to cool off in. There are also local bars for you cold ales after a heavy morning on the beach or catching some good fish. Real estate prices are steady and in line with most other coastal towns of this size.

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Kalbarri

"Mecca for tourists"

Kalbarri is located on the coast 592 km north of Perth in the mid western region. This small town’s population explodes during the tourist season and has been known to reach over the 10,000 people mark from the usual 2,000 residents. Surrounded by national park, Kalbarri is on the mouth of the Murchison River and has a thriving fishing industry as well as tourism. Kalbarri District High School caters for children from K – year 12 and has an enrolment of over 270 students. Being so near the cost housing prices are quite high as are rentals which are becoming more scarce. Kalbarri has a good health service with Asthma Management, child health, emergency services radiology etc. Kalbarri has a sport and recreation centre as well as playing fields for most sports. Fishing is very popular with good catches a regular occurrence. There are fishing charter services available too for the serious fireman. There is a good community spirit here with friendly and helpful locals who welcome the new comer and tourist alike.

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Jurien Bay

"Great town in great area."

Jurien Bay is well known for its fishing industry especially cray and rock lobster and is a popular tourist destination. Just two and a half hours north of Perth by car the area has much to offer. There are beautiful sandy beaches, clear blue water and an abundance of fish. Snorkeling is very popular here with the many offshore reefs and islands. Living in this environment would be a holiday every day. Jurien Bay as a state school which caters for students right through school from K-11. There are some great restaurants and cafes for those who like to dine out. Shopping wise ther4 is everything you need such as a butchers, bakery, supermarkets, specialty stores, service station etc. the town also has a police station , St John Ambulance, a chemist and a library. There are medical centres and services and a hospital is within easy reach. There are plenty of sporting activities to keep you and the kids occupied with clubs and associations for moist sports. Real estate is on the rise here as everywhere in WA but bargains can still be found.

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Boyanup

"Quiet community away from it all"

Boyanup is approx 190 kms south of Perth and is located on the Preston River about 21 kms from Bunbury. Boyanup is a farming community and is surrounded by wetlands. Being on the peninsular there are many beaches here offering good swimming, snorkeling and diving as well as some great fishing with the river system as well as the ocean. There is also good crabbing and prawning. Boyanup has shopping facilities for your basic needs and has a number of specialty shops and essential services such as service station, newsagent etc. There are medical centres dotted around the area with the major hospital in Bunbury on a short drive away. Boyanup has a primary school which caters for student K – 7 when most students will go to Bunbury High School. There are is very pretty and the residents are very friendly. Home prices reflect the great area and are still on the rise.

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Wooroloo

"Prison Swimming Pool open to local residents?"

Wooroloo is located just north of the Mundaring Shire east of Perth. The town is well known as the site of two of Western Australia’s major prisons. Wooroloo Prison is a minimum security prison and Acacia prison is medium security. With a population of around 900 or so residents Wooroloo is serviced by a bus service three times a day being the 328 Transperth service from Midland. The town has a primary school which caters for students from K-7 from there student usually attend the Eastern Hill Senior High School at nearby St Helens. There are medical centres and hospital dotted around the area and all within easy reach. Wooroloo has a general store, liquor store and a community hall as well as being home to the famous El Cababallo resort. There are sporting facilities including a golf course, playing fields and a swimming pool at the Wooroloo Prison which is open to the public. Horse dressage events are very popular here. Housing prices are very reasonable and are excellent for those just starting out.

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Kellerberrin

"Good amenities for this sized town."

Kellerberrin is in the central east region 202 kms from Perth on the great Eastern Highway. The town has a population of around 870 but counting the outlying areas this figure is closer to 1185. This is a friendly town with a good community spirit and has good amenities including a medical centre and the Kellerberrin Memorial Hospital which has up to date equipment and well trained staff. The Kelleberrin District High School caters for students from K – 10 and then students wishing to go on to do years 11 and 12 will attend nearby Merredin High School. Kellerberrin has a playgroup and a CBH Group Little Learners as well as the C.Y. O’Connor College of TAFE. There are shops for all your needs including a supermarket, convenience stores, specialty shops, newsagents, chemist etc. The town offers some good sporting options with a speedway track, pony club, swimming pool, playing fields for football (all codes), cricket, netball etc. Real estate prices here are very affordable and you can sometimes pick up a sub $200k bargain. Rentals too are affordable. The climate is very Mediterranean with cool winters and very warm to hot summers. Most of the rainfall here is in the winter months.

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Ellenbrook

"Growing community- get in now."

About 21 kms northeast of Perth you will find the outer suburb of Ellenbrook. Although still classed as a suburb this outlying spot has been purposely designed to be a self supporting community which appeals to many residents. The population of the area is around the 20,000 mark and growing. Transport is by road and bus service with a rail line planned to commence construction in 2012. There are some natural woodlands and wetlands around the area with great spots for picnics and walks. There are five primary schools, state, catholic and private and two high schools a state and a private. With more schools either under construction or about to begin construction. Sports wise there are plenty of clubs and associations to join. There are playing fields for most sports, cricket nets, skate park and BMX track, tennis and netball courts and a private swim school. There is also a large public water park. There is good medical centres and nearby hospital as well as allied health professionals. Property prices are still very affordable here but with great infrastructure these prices will rise in the future.

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cheryl

Def. a potential goldmine area for investors. Funny how some folk who don't know the place still see it as a backwater. Wish there was a way we could hang on to our place here (we're emigrating) because in a year or so it will be worth thousands more.

LisaB

Ellenbrook is the place to be. It is cleaner and more friendly than nearly every other suburb in perth, it has more schools and parks compared to other suburbs of similar size. It has heaps to do for kids and teenagers - there are dozens of skate parks, BMX tracks, lakes, parks, 2 gyms, a large indoor swimming pool, a theatre, a large shopping centre, a pool and snooker centre, games arcades, walking trails, sporting clubs and rec centres, the list goes on. It is a mini city in its own right so the fact that it is not "close" to the CBD is irrellevant because all you ever need is right on your doorstep. There are numerous medical centres, vets, beauticians, mechanics, shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, childare centres, etc. and the best part is you are right on the door step of the Swan Valley so you are surrounded by beautiful scenery and plenty more restaurants and animal parks etc. You also have Whiteman Park down the road which is beautiful for family picnics and wildlife. Some people seem to think that it is 'ages away' from everything when in actual fact you are only approx 15 minutes from 3 major shopping centres (Midland,Joondalup & Morley) plus you have access to every major highway. There is a bus station with transperth buses going to Morley and Midland and a trainline to be built in the future. It has the best value for money in perth with some of the nicest new houses cheaper than some of the ugly dogboxes seen in many other parts of perth. It has the highest growth rate than any other suburb in WA and for good reason. You cant go wrong here, there is something for everyone. I have heard alot of people say "oh but its so far away' yet they have never actually made the drive to find out, it is no further than say Armdale or Joondalup (its actually closer to the city and airport than either of these), and I actually like the fact that it is not cramped inbetween other suburbs, it has a great country community feel.

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Spearwood

"Much to offer and not far from the water"

Spearwood is a suburb located in the City of Cockburn and is south of Freemantle. Spearwood once grew to fame for its market gardens and was named for its Melaleuca Trees. There are good educational facilities here including primary and secondary state schools as well as an Alternative school. There are medical centres and many major hospitals are only minutes away. Stargate shopping centre includes a supermarket, butchers and fresh fruit and veges shop as well as specialty and boutiques stores and a food court. There are newsagents, chemist etc throughout the area as well as service stations with ATM and EFTPOS facilities. There are takeaway food outlets dotted around as well as hotels, restaurants and cafes. There is a large health and fitness centre which has courts for many ball sports, fully equipped gymnasium, aqua centre with both indoor and outdoor pool and many other facilities. There are parks in the area with playing fields as well and numerous sporting clubs and associations to join. Spearwood has a friendly caring type atmosphere and property prices are with reach of the average worker.

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Mundaring

"Great town not far from the city"

Mundaring is only 40mins east of Perth and is surrounded by beautiful jarrah forests. The town itself has a long history with the Mundaring Weir Hotel and the Mahogany Inn well over 100years old and there are plenty of other sites to see here as well. Tourism is a big industry here with many visitors from the city coming for a day, weekend or extend break. There is plenty of shopping opportunities here with supermarket etc for you basic needs plus many specialty and boutique stores and you are still within easy reach of major centres. Mundaring has primary and secondary schools, state, private and catholic and there are pre primary, daycare centres and playgroups for the little ones. Medical centres are dotted around the area and good hospitals are close by. The recreation centre offers many group classes such as aerobics, Tae Kwon do, yoga, belly dancing and so on as well as sports like netball and basketball. The playing fields cater for sports such as football (all codes), soccer, cricket and hockey. There are tennis courts, a skate park and an aquatic centre. Great family atmosphere.

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Cottesloe

"World famous seaside spot-great form the rich and famous"

Cottesloe is known worldwide not only for the great beach but for the many prestige homes which overlook the Indian Ocean. Located 15 mins from Perth CBD, Cottesloe has everything you could need with a myriad of boutique style shops, art and craft shops and small specialty stores all in a village type atmosphere, yet there is also a large shopping complex call Cottesloe central which offers all the shopping experiences of the city with department stores food court etc. There are a great number of modern facilities here and the area is very community minded. There is a well stocked library, many performing arts opportunities and galleries. Medical centres are dotted around the area with major hospitals close by. Educational wise the Cottesloe area has schools and colleges as well as universities and TAFE colleges within easy reach. For entertainment there are numerous sporting and social clubs which offer entertainment for the family. You will find numerous restaurants and cafes as well as takeaway and fast food outlets and of course the local hotel for those wanting a cold ale. Getting around is easy as Cottesloe is well serviced by rail and bus services. If you want to buy a property at Cottesloe you will find some beautiful homes and units but bring you cheque book.

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Scarborough
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"Beautiful beach side suburb"

Just 20 mins from Perth CBD is Scarborouogh and this is one of the best beaches on the West Coast. Living here is like being on holiday every day. From here you can walk to many of the other city beaches including the topless beach and a pet friendly beach. The area offers great activities especially water s[ports such as swimming, surfing fishing, windsurfing etc or you can cycle, fish or just enjoy the sights. There are many sporting associations to join with most sports being catered for. There are numerous restaurants and cafes as well as takeaway and fast food outlets. You can shop till you drop with an amazing array of specialty and boutique stores and with easy reach of the larger shopping centres of Perth. There is plenty of nightlife here with clubs, bars and live entertainment venues. There are primary and secondary schools here with TAFE and University campuses not far away Public transport is good with buses running to the city at frequent regular intervals. Medical centres and good fully equipped hospitals are within a short distance as are specialists and allied health professionals. Unfortunately, living in a great place like this will cost you as property prices are rather high and although there is plenty of rental accommodation those prices are on the steep side as well.

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Mosman Park

"Unique residential suburb"

Mosman Park is 14 kms from Perth but only 3 from Fremantle and is situated on the Stirling Highway. Mosman Park has the Indian Ocean to the west and the Swan River to the east. This residential type suburb has only minimal commercial dwelling and offers some very prestige properties at very prestige prices. Educational facilities are top class here with six schools two of which have boarding school amenities. There are some beautiful parks here and the river parklands are truly amazing. Of course, being such a friendly family orientated area there are numerous sporting activities such as football, soccer, netball, basketball lawn bowls cricket, tennis golf etc . Those interested in the Arts are not left out with a community art foundation, plays and galleries. Medical centres are dotted around the area as are specialist’s services. Fremantle Hospital is close by. There is plenty of shopping facilities here with supermarkets and conveniences stores, specialty shops and of course the large centres and malls of Perth CBD not too far away.

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Mount Melville

"Nice town which relies on Albany"

Located about 5 ½ hrs drive south south east of Perth Mount Melville is very near Albany and many of the amentias enjoyed in this area are in fact in Albany. Facing the Great Southern Ocean the house prices in this area are fairly reasonable with properties averaging in the low $300k. Mount Melville has a state primary and state secondary school as well as daycare centres. Traveling to Albany will give you a choice including catholic and private educational facilities. The town has very good medical centres and is serviced by the Albany District Hospital. There is good shopping both locally for basics and in Albany for larger more specialised items or for a wider variety. Naturally the local hotel is there for a cold beer, counter meal and entertainment. There are playing fields for most outdoor sports with many clubs and associations for you to join. The area provides some good fishing and water sport opportunities. People are very friendly here and it is a family orientated town with a great community spirit.

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Kelmscott

"Sister town to Armadale"

Kelmscott is a suburb is the south east of Perth CBD and is a very family orientated place to live. There are a number of pre primary, primary and secondary schools, state, catholic and private catering for students from K-12, as well as day care centres and playgroups. Medical facilities here are A1, with good medical centres and allied health professionals as well as the Armadale Kelmscott District Memorial Hospital which is a large modern hospital with state of the art equipment. This hospital has many connected services such as aged care, children’s and community services etc. There are some large shopping centres which house supermarkets, large department stores, specialty shops, boutiques and food courts. There are sporting activities close by to suit all taste with bowls, swimming, ten pin bowling, golf etc as well as playing fields for football of all codes, netball, basketball, tennis courts etc. property prices are not cheap but there are always bargain to be had with good transport to Perth CBD.

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Melville

"Large suburb with good amenities"

Melville City is a southern suburb of Perth and is only 12 kms from the CBD and is close to Fremantle. The City of Melville area has a population of around 93,000. Melville has every amenity you could need and has medical centres and many allied health professional and is within easy reach of Fremantle Hospital which is large and well equipped. There is a good choice of school with pre primary, primary and secondary state, catholic and private schools. There are also daycare centres and playgroups for the little ones. Being within easy reach of the water, fishing is very popular as are other water sports, there are playing field for most field type sports and a large recreation centre with fully equipped gym, lifestyle classes, and courts for netball, basketball, soccer and AFL. This recreation centre also has an aquatic centre with heated pools learn to swim classes and squad training. Property prices here are rising to keep up with the demand. Shopping centres offer supermarkets, specialty and boutique stores. There are Banks with ATM’s, newsagents, chemists and of course the local hotel for a few cold ales.

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Jonelle

A great, suburb if you can afford it if you are used to heavy traffic. Wouldn't mind living there my self . But saying that I live in Meadow springs just south of Mandurah and I love it there and feel much safer . Then living closer to the city.

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holmanst

Heavy traffic ?? My street hardly has a car on it. Very quiet tree lined street. So quiet that parents let their kids play on road.

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