8.3 out of 10

Winthrop

Ranked 101st best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0544166837579 115.830349057611
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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
May 09, 2016

"Ben"

Very good suburb due to the positioning close to Murdoch uni, close to shopping centre Karrinyup and Garden City Booragoon (Booragoon development 400m soon), close to Fiona Stanley Hospital and St John of God Hospital, the train station also is the modern one, not far to Freo and CBD. Price range is affordable around 800k for a really decent size land. Good value.
Pros
  • Beautiful parklands
  • No subdivided blocks
  • Great shopping Centre
  • Neighbours are mostly long-term owner-occupiers who are so friendly
  • So many well-maintained playgrounds, there's one within short walking distance of any street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Great mix of families with children and friendly retirees and the in-betweens"

So much of the younger community is pulled together by the awesome local primary school and the central and well-used local sports field. Central to every facility needed - primary school, largest Fiona Stanley hospital, local IGA and basic eateries, Garden City shopping centre, tons of other specialist shops in Myaree, Piney Lakes reserve and parklands, Fremantle to the west, Freeway to the east. What I like best is that the daily essentials are close enough for walking distance (the primary school, local shops, and local park) whilst the other busy things that generate heavy traffic are far enough yet close enough (huge hospital, shopping centre, high school, university are in next door suburbs).
Pros
  • So many well-maintained playgrounds, there's one within short walking distance of any street
  • Neighbours are mostly long-term owner-occupiers who are so friendly
  • Plenty of exercising pedestrians making it feel like a very lively and active community
  • Beautiful parklands
Cons
  • Noisy sirens seem to be getting more frequent but only if you're very close to Leach Highway
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful family suburb-well kept secret"

A quiet suburb with surrounded by beautiful parks and recreations as well as located in the vicinity of good shopping centres, good public and private schools, Murdoch University and soon to be opened multi-billion dollar Tertiary Hospital -the Fiona Stanley Hospital in 2014. A beautiful and affordable suburb that has been well kept secret but not any longer once Fiona Stanley Hospital officially opened.
Pros
  • Beautiful parklands
  • No subdivided blocks
  • Great shopping Centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • 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+

"Good for students attending nearby university"

Good for students attending nearby university, other than that it is just your standard suburb nothing special, most properties here are all outdated 80s style which are plain ugly in my opinion.
Cons
  • Dated 1980's bungalows mostly in need of renovation
  • Poor garden maintenance
  • Poorly maintained rental properties detract from the overall appeal
anak-betawi
anak-betawi Agree about housing being very ugly, but that's a problem with Perth (and might I say Australia) in general! Aussie builders are STILL stuck in a 1990's rut and a couple of decades behind the rest of the world, where $400-500k will buy an architect designed McMansion rather than a square box with a few holes in it! Seems at odds with other opinions tho':)
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice Suburb - was very prestigious in the 80's but needs a revamp.."

Winthrop is a safe and quiet suburb and a nice place to live. Close to ammenties, great local shopping centre and has an excellent primary school. Most houses are large and built in the 80's so if buying expect it to need a facelift. Many properties (possibly rentals) have poorly maintained gardens which does detract from the area. We are a rental at present where the landlord refuses to spend any money on reticulation so there is not a lot you can do, but poor gardens are more commonplace than in surrounding suburbs. There is a large Asian population in Winthrop.
Pros
  • Great shopping Centre
  • Beautiful parklands
  • No subdivided blocks
Cons
  • Poor garden maintenance
  • Dated 1980's bungalows mostly in need of renovation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet parkside suburb within easy commute of city centre and beaches"

We've lived in a parkside bungalow in Winthrop for 10 years and love coming home to the sun setting over the grass and tall pines. A leafy green suburb within a few minutes drive of good eating, shopping, and the south side of the river, the kids need only step across the road to be in a huge, tree-lined park. Winthrop is a quiet and leafy place (if you avoid the main thoroughfares of Jackson and Winthrop Ave, and properties that back onto Leach Highway) with large undivided blocks, that provides better value than suburbs north of the city with equivalent housing and travel time to the CBD. The northeast corner of the suburb, overlooking and in the immediate vicinity of Piney Lakes is a much more exclusive and expensive area with larger blocks, mainly architect-designed two-storey housing, and occasional (distant and IMHO rather overpriced) views of the city.
Pros
  • Beautiful parklands
  • No subdivided blocks
Cons
  • Dated 1980's bungalows mostly in need of renovation
  • Poorly maintained rental properties detract from the overall appeal
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful place to live"

This leafy, excellently located park side suburb with well maintained homes and gardens has all the amenities you would wish for secure family living. Be it for the old or young, Winthrop has a great community village feel with the convenience of having major shopping, excellent schools, hospitals, universities and transport at your doorstep. Being located near the freeway corridors make it easy to access the Perth CBD, the port city of Fremantle, or our iconic beaches and river. Without doubt, these attributes make Winthrop a sought after address.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
suzi
suzi Suzi this sounds like the place I would like to be in!!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Suburb with style"

A sought after suburb with everything at your fingertips. A great choice of parks which are well maintained surrounded by quality well looked after homes. Close to everything and with the new rail line even more transport friendly. Its a suburb everyone desires large blocks great homes and first class community.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Simmonds Pde, Friendly, convenient place to live, perfect for families"

Fantastic local school, a real drawcard for everyone to live here. Lovely parks, close to Fremantle, great shopping centres nearby, and wonderful environment for families. Lovely mix of families and retired people looking out for each other.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees