8.5 out of 10

Willetton

Ranked 89th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0555714986411 115.883600169985
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"A great place to settle"

Willetton is one of the best suburbs in Perth. It has a great deal to offer, is close to many amenities and is safe and quiet. It is bounded by the Leach Highway to the north, Roe Highway and South Street to the south, Wileri Drive to the west and Karel Avenue to the East

The major benefit of living in Willetton is its location. The suburb is no more that 10 minutes drive from the city thanks to easy access to the freeway at Leach Highway. In addition it is only 15 minutes from Fremantle.

Within 10 minutes drive there are six major shopping areas: Southlands Boulevard (Coles and Woolworths), Riverton Forum (Big W and Woolworths), Bull Creek (Target and Woolworths), Garden City (David Jones and Myer), Cannington and the Carousel and Myaree. Within Willetton there a number of smaller shopping areas with mini-supermarkets, liquor stores and newsagents. Canningvale is also handy. The cinema at Southlands is very handy, seldom crowded and it is usually easy to get a seat.

The light industrial area in Willetton is handy to car repairs and the like.

Willetton is well served with restaurants and take away. In addition to fast food outlets like McDonalds and Red Rooster Willetton boasts Indian, Thai, Hawker, Japanese, Singaporean and Vietmanese. There are a couple of Fish and Chip shops, cafés and taverns. Willetton offers a varied cuisine thanks in part to the large number of Asian and Indian migrants who live in the area and this makes the suburb feel quite cosmopolitan at times.

Willetton Senior High School and the nearby Rossmoyne Senior High School are considered to be two of the best high schools in the state. Willetton has a host of quality primary schools. Willetton Public Library and Rverton Public Library are both excellent.

Willetton is great for fitness, too. As well as the Riverton Leisureplex there are a number of sporting grounds, ovals and sports clubs. Willetton is also criss-crossed with footpaths that connect an abundance of parks - at least 30 within the suburb - making it ideal for young families as well. Willetton is also walking distance from the Canning River and the Canning River Regional Park. These are great places to go for a bike ride.

Willetton feels like a safe suburb and is generally quiet.

Willetton is not without its faults. It doesn't have any North Perth style cafés and certainly doesn't offer anything like an inner-city lifestyle that somewhere like Mt.Lawley might. It is not close to the beach and to get to the beach you need to drive around the Swan River either north to Perth and then west to City Beach or south to Fremantle.
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hakanakah
hakanakah Very helpful indeed.
Cheers
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
6 days ago

"A friendly and feel safe suburb"

Have lived here for 10 years and it has to be the best suburb around Perth I have lived in and I have lived in a few when I first arrived here from Gosnells I had misgivings it was more expensive to buy and most of the houses I could afford were older vintage that required money spent on them but looking back I have no regrets the area is well supplied with parks shopping centre's restaurants and cafe's the public schools have some of the highest academic achievement record's nationwide hence why probably a large Indian and Chinese population live here.In stark contrast to Gosnells area the people are friendly it feels safe with minimal antisocial behaviour most older dwellings are well maintained and many people renovate these and due to a lack of new stock an increasing trend to demolish and build.Southlands is the major shopping center and has cinemas woolies and coles + a host of other retailers and fast food outlets and is home to a greengrocer that serves the freshest produce I have eaten at a fair price.Due to its location and close proximity to Perth Willetton is sandwiched between major arterial roads which does cause traffic noise at various times of the day but hey I can live with that in view of the many other positives I have outlined so if your a young family or not so young family and your budget can stretch that bit further like me you will have no regrets down the track
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  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 27, 2016

"Beautiful area"

Always clean and safe and not too far from the city :)
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Friendly neighbours
  • good schools and transport routes.
  • leafy green suburb
  • plenty of parkland
Cons
  • traffic noise from major arterial roads.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
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
  • Parking 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+

"Willetton....wow"

Have been here now for two years, close to major shopping areas, plenty of parks and sports reserves. Schools for the kids are second to none. No bogans.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Friendly neighbours
  • good schools and transport routes.
  • leafy green suburb
  • plenty of parkland
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Wiletton"

lived here all my life, good suburb, clean, most houses have nice gardens. Willetton is a safe suburb. houses sell extremely quickly here, and rent for alot too. Everybody wants to live here because its so close to everything,the surrounding public high schools (Willetton & Rossmoyne) are two of the best schools in the state. It has many nice parks, and is close to recreation centers. People are generally friendly, lots of old people still live here, aswell as young families. Lots of immigrants and international students.
The only cons that i find is.., many of the roads can get quite busy, as many people use the major roads in willetton to dodge the traffic on leach highway, that being said, on weekends, the roads are almost dead. Also the houses are overpriced for their age/size/... and be warned... Willetton is a VERY large suburb, the other side of Vahland road shouldn't be called Willetton, maybe Rostrata, since the primary school in that area is called that? There are good areas and bad areas, some areas can get quite dodgy.
Pros
  • safe
  • Close to everything
  • Friendly neighbours
Cons
  • no major department store at southlands.
  • Lacks the attractiveness of underground power in most of the suburb
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the best suburbs to live in"

The following are the reasons why Willetton is one of the best suburb to live in.

1. Greenery everywhere you look, parks and reserves left,right, and surrounds the whole area. Unlike all the new ëstates where there is only one or two "parks" and houses around those parks are unaffordable.

2. Surrounded by three minor shopping centers (Southland, Riverton, Bullcreek), 7 minutes to 2 major shopping centers (Garden City, and Cannington). You can really walk to a shopping center if you need something quickly.

3. 2 x Top of the state public schools, 4 x primary schools, 1 x private schools, and also 5 minutes to Curtin University, and Murdoch University.

4. Council rates are reasonable (Most other suburbs I know the council and water rates are over $1000 each)

5. Traffics are very minimal even if you live on the main roads.

6. Cinemas located at Southland are not crowded or dirty like some of the other major cinemas. If you want bigger crowds just go to Garden City or Cannington.

7. Major Aquatic center with Gym run by the local council.

8. The local postman is friendly and will remember your name. (In today's age, who ever make friends with the postman anymore.)

9. Minor medical center and dental clinics through out the whole suburb, and Saint John of God is only 5 minute away.

10. Freeway and Roe Hwy exits are 5 minutes away, and the city is only 8 min when there is no traffic.

11. People take pride in their houses so most have renovations or upgrades to it. Therefore for a reasonable price you can actually pick up a good house in a well established suburb.

I will challenge anyone to find another suburb in Perth which have all of the above good points.
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hakanakah
hakanakah This is such a brilliant evaluation of a place. All those you have mentioned are what we would be looking at while looking for a place to settle. Thank you for this precious insider information.

We are now in the process of moving out from a supposedly posh area (fed up with the unjustified high costs of living) and are looking for an area with good primary schoools initially and then all of what you have mentioned above. Your review was very helpful, thank you once again.

We will do some house viewings, drive through by night and during the day, have a chat with the locals and decide.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Another overrated suburb that should not be on the top suburb list"

Another overrated suburb that should not be on the top suburb list, the location itself should be enough to be in the bottom 100, there is issues with no underground power making suburb even uglier than what it is with over head power lines, no nerby shops, and issues with traffic.
roni
roni What are you talking about? Location: close to freeway, 20 minutes to the city, 15 minutes to Fremantle, one of the top state highschool in WA, 15 minutes to Curtin Uni, 5 minutes to Murdoch Uni and hospital. Plenty of local jobs too. What traffic? Southlands is local, and enough for your everyday needs. Carousel and Garden City are also close by. Whereas Quinns Rocks... hmm let's see, maybe if you're retired and don't need to go to work, since it's in woop woop?
2yrs+
Ranuora
Ranuora At night it s really dark on the street and the council light are limited in most of the area.We also saw a rotten mattress on the roadside and some wrecked unwanted chairs and furniture dump there at the Collins Roads.People throw rubbish and gabage everywhere.Such a shame.
2yrs+
ChrisW5
ChrisW5 Been living here for 4 years. Awesome community suburb for families. Well maintained parks and people always out and about playing sports or activities with the kids. Not the most exciting for single or people who like to party alot, but got everything we need without big crowds. Driving to anywhere in Perth is fairly easy with access to leach Hwy, Roe Hwy, South Street, Freeway. Generally, really well maintained gardens which adds to the homeliness of the area. In terms of the comment above saying rubbish everywhere, was probably verge rubbish collection week. So happy, proud and privileged to live here.
2yrs+
JamesH9
JamesH9 @emma-fr Willetton is a very good suburb. Shame its out of your price range.
Jul 07, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"I wish I could afford it"

Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Friendly neighbours
  • good schools and transport routes.
  • leafy green suburb
  • plenty of parkland
Cons
  • no major department store at southlands.
  • Lacks the attractiveness of underground power in most of the suburb
  • some houses showing their vintage
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great - one of Perths southern suburbs hidden gem."

What can I say - if I had a dollar for every time I heard of someone who had moved to the newer Canningvale only to return or rue the day they left Willetton. Two of the top three State High Schools in WA, great primary school offerings and plenty of good private schools nearby if they are what your after. any one can settle easy in this quiet comfortable area.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Friendly neighbours
  • good schools and transport routes.
  • good shopping and cinema complex
  • leafy green suburb
  • plenty of parkland
Cons
  • Lacks the attractiveness of underground power in most of the suburb
  • no major department store at southlands.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
Luton
Luton After living in Willetton for eighteen years we moved to Canning Vale twelve years ago & are delighted we did. The several estates, especially the more established ones, are green & neat with modern, smart homes & good sized blocks. We still work in Willetton and find it hasn't changed but only deteriorated in that it's a very tired, drab, dry suburb. What makes it even worse is the frequency of council verge collections of old furniture etc. This should be a good service but unfortunately it makes Willetton look like a rubbish tip because the verges are so frequently littered with huge amounts of garbage. We find it uplifting to drive home after work to a suburb with lakes everywhere & cool green gardens & neat homes. The only downer is sometimes in peak traffic, South Street/ Randford Road can be busy but on saying that they are always flowing & when compared to Leach Highway it's a breeze. We are only ten minutes further from the city than Willetton & have a choice of many excellent schools, beautiful parks, shopping, eateries, gyms, sporting & medical facilities. We know we made a good choice to move forward.
2yrs+
Victor Lim
Victor Lim Dear Luton, could you care to elaborate which are the excellent government high schools in Canning Vale? We are currently considering between Bull Creek (Rossmoyne High School), Riverton (Rossmoyne High School), Willetton (Willetton High School), Leeming (Leeming High School) and Canning Vale (can only find Canning Vale College which is not even close in ranking to Leeming High School). This would help us to decide which suburb which we are more likely to move to. We do like the modern houses in Canning Vale and the abundance of parks and lakes but we just couldn't find any public schools in the ranks of Leeming or Willetton High School.
Feb 16, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Friendly neighbours
  • good schools and transport routes.
  • good shopping and cinema complex
  • leafy green suburb
  • plenty of parkland
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A quiet and safe place to live."

Close proximity to good schools, freeways, shopping and transport.
Plenty of quiet streets and parklands for walking the dog, and soothing the soul after a hectic work day.
Pros
  • good schools and transport routes.
  • plenty of parkland
  • good shopping and cinema complex
  • Close to everything
  • Friendly neighbours
Cons
  • traffic noise from major arterial roads.
  • no major department store at southlands.
  • some houses showing their vintage
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"A Wonderful Family Suburb"

My husband and I rented in Willetton before building a home in Canning Vale but we have now got two little kids and have now moved back to Willetton so that we can raise our kids in this wonderful suburb.

Willetton has some of the best schools in WA and the people are friendly and the majority of the houses are well maintained and the older homes are now being renovated.

The house prices are very reasonable considering how close it is to the City and Fremantle and there is plenty of infastructure here.

We know of many people that have grown up in Willetton and moved away but are now moving back to raise their families here because of the fond memories they have of growing up here.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • leafy green suburb
  • Friendly neighbours
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable Suburb , Safe and Loving ."

i have talk to my neighbour and the place i stay ( Abercairn Way ) were 20 years CRIME free. there is no suspicous person around the street and no drunk and druggie to be seen , but happy family with dogs and screaming children. I dont lock my window and even parking the car without lock doesnt worry me either. imagine jogging in a huge park and playing golf . it is a good place for family.
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4/5
2yrs+
NattayaB
NattayaB What a great place to grow up !!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Neighbourhood is great and friendly but plenty of old houses that cost you a bomb"

Houses in this suburb are old and expensive due to the good public schools. A lot of new migrants hunt for this area and most of them give up because it's too competitive to get the house.
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  • Families with kids
ChrisW5
ChrisW5 True but alot of people renovate or are starting to knock down and build. Also, because of the higher cost, it generally attracts a better class of family (but not snobbish, just no bogans). One of the safest place in Perth which is great if you have a young family. Most people along the street are friends and most kids will probaby know each other from school, sports clubs or friends of friends which adds to a parenst peace of mind. Because of the great schools and community, demand to get into Willetton is very high, so makes for a great long term investment as well.
2yrs+
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Best Streets in Willetton

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Spotted Gum Way

4.5/5
"Great all-rounder"
-32.0514140011 115.8850329304

Unranked Streets in Willetton

Stuart Place

3.5/5
-32.0444847742 115.8993899881
" Rossmoyne Senior High School 3 mins walk - lovely neighbours, reasonable house prices"
-32.0475446989 115.8744597976

Ruffian Loop

3.5/5
"Excellent Living"
-32.05841 115.88569
"Willetton"
-32.0650812096 115.8864126286

Morrison Way

4.5/5
"Just Beautiful"
-32.04708 115.87679

Scott Street

4.5/5
"Perfect place to raise and educate your family"
-32.04648 115.88573
"Ideal for raising a family"
-32.054228039 115.8788857602