8.3 out of 10

Yangebup

Ranked 104th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.1221927468818 115.81604003515
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  •  

Reviews

5/5
Aug 30, 2017

"14 years in Yangebup"

Have lived here now for 14 years. Great location to get on the freeway quickly, short drive to freo, cockburn and shops. Have friends who live in Beeliar and they have more issues with kids walking around the streets, homes west residence and breckins. (In fact i’d hate to put up with what my friend does at her house in Beeliar) Have to say, had a few issues 10 years ago but that's it. Have raised 3 kids here and the only trouble i have had is outside the area, for eg son was hit after getting off the bus in Spearwood and a few things have gone on in Freo. When i have people call in they always remark on how little traffic there is. As for dust… what a load of BULL DUST! There is no dust and i believe the only people who have problems with midges are the ones living beside the lake but they have sprayed the lake last few years and that should not be an issue any more. (I don't live near it so its was never an issue for me) there was a strange smell on the weekends when we first moved in and that turned out to be the soil and sand business burning stuff but they have stopped doing that now. I have to agree that once or twice a year there is a rubber electrical smell and that is only when there is not much wind. (Fremantle's live stock ships smell is 100 times worse and they are lucky enough to get that smell a few times a month, yuck!) I personally dont like the house im living in but thats to do with my tastes but love the area and what it has to offer
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  • Families with kids
4/5
Feb 29, 2016

"Great value- Close to schools, beach freeway and facilities"

We moved here to Sandpiper Loop ten years ago to get into our first home and have stayed ever since. We had a modest budget and needed somewhere near the freeway but wanted to be close to the beach and near private schooling. A small ask but we found it!
We did a thorough drive around streets and at all times of the day to see where the quiet spots were. Our street is very friendly with a mix of retirees and young families and we feel very safe in the area.
We are walking distance to primary school and love having the parks and local shops nearby if we can't get up to Cockburn Central. We love the beach and Coogee has a wonderful surf club and new facilities built recently. Looking forward to the new aquatic centre being built next year in Cockburn. South Lakes pools nearby are okay but need an update. Very good value considering other areas nearby are substantially more in price with smaller blocks.
Pros
  • Affordable with big blocks
  • Quiet & Friendly
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Subiaco to Yangebup...."

Ok, so it was always going to be a culture shock to move from a 2 bed flat in Subiaco to a 4 bed house in Yangebup, but as a young couple starting out with our first house purchase we had to go where we could get value for money. We found a lovely 4x1 on a quiet street in the old part of Yangebup on a big grassy block for under $450k - barely buys you a one bed flat in Subi.

So 5 months on did we might the right decision? Maybe...

We like our house, it has lots of potential - it does need updating to our tastes, and we'll get there one day with that. Our garden is lovely and it is very peaceful and quiet here, we don't have any traffic noise or "hoons". We don't really use the local shops as they do look quite run down, we nip over to the Beeliar IGA if we want something quickly or down to Gateways in 5 minutes for anything else. Public transport is a bit of a miss really, not frequent enough to make it that useable - so we drive to the station at Cockburn.

Our issues are that we miss the buzz of living closer to the City, being able to walk to the shops/bars/restaurants and it not being a mission of train and imaginary taxi to get back from the station late a night. It's meant one of us has to be designated driver if ever we want to go out on an evening. I'm sure if we fastforward a couple of years to when we have children the area will be perfect, but at the moment we still crave the inner-city!
Pros
  • Quiet & Friendly
  • Affordable with big blocks
Cons
  • Too far from a Train Station
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best place to live and still undervalue"

I live in Yangebup for 12 years. Before we move there we live in Melville for 9 years. My husband did not want move there as he have opinion that is not good place to live. How wrong he was. It is best place to live! Blocks of land are big, lots of trees and lots of parks. Not many places like this in such a proximity to absolutely everything. We have three very good private schools, good shopping centre, train station and very SAFE beaches good for children. All beaches north of river are rough and not suitable for kids as waves are too strong. Our beach is in bay and exe lent for swimming not only for surfing and park is amazing so far from road that has feeling of holiday! For 12 years we have not problem with safety, our kids play outside and walk to schools, no problem. Not far is indoor swimming pool with best swimming club in whole Australia where our child was member for many years. We have people traveling very far (some more then 40 km) to be member of our swimming club. Because the way Yangebup was design with big bloke and many parks we have very little traffic on our streets, it is paradise (compare with new suburb and small bloke in same area 3X more cars and people). Good walk around lake with walking paths about 5km, among natural bush land. It is good no facilities around lake so you have a feeling you are in country not in 1.5 million people city, brilliant and unique! In short time we will have biggest and most modern hospital – Fiona hospital in our proximity as well as new biggest shopping centre. Beautiful place to live, we would not live anywhere else.
Crest
Crest I agree Hanna. Definitely a bit of a hidden gem. So close to almost everything but sshhhh! Don't tell everyone:)
2yrs+
Hanna
Hanna I known it makes me wander why someone pay $200K more for same quality house but different suburb name. My nice bought year ago run down house in Bull Creek for $620 !!!!! Same house here was $350K !!!!!! and it is much better position and nice suburb !!!!
2yrs+
zev
zev So, do you both enjoy the dust from the cement factory? Lets tell the truth here, there is alot of pollution, you can smell it, and see it after a day on all surfaces. Should have stayed in Bullcreek!!
2yrs+
Crest
Crest No dust here. I think some people look through dust coloured glasses! We get a smell (like a welding smell) for an hour or so maybe 6 times a year. Nothing to write home about. Depending on the way the wind is blowing we may hear the industrial area first thing in the morning. Again, nothing to worry about. Pollution? I would say there's much more pollution from the vehicle exhausts around Gateways in Success. And Bull Creek is close to....well, Bull Creek :)
2yrs+
zev
zev No dust lol.. It ruined my outdoor setting which was wood. I have had to cover my new one to stop having to use a broom to remove the dust. That is lime dust too btw. It is well known that they have a massive emissions problem, just call the local mp and ask what petitions he has, I guarantee you one of them is pollution from Cockburn cement. On some days, when the wind blows.. It stinks!
I forgot to mention the midges... In summer they come en mass from the lake, which is also polluted. Great spot...NOT.
2yrs+
Crest
Crest The dust, the smell, the midges. You'd better move quick to improve your life expectancy :)
2yrs+
zev
zev Yes, laugh if you must, but this area is terrible.
2yrs+
Bics77
Bics77 We haven't had any dust or any midges - spooky!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"18 months later"

Well, we've been in our new home for 18 months now and we still love the area (which, as local real estate agents is pretty lucky...lol). There are plenty of parks for kids, the schools seem to have a pretty good reputation (our daughter attends Yangebup Primary and we have no issues), the local shops are friendly (IGA needs a little kick up the ____ sometimes) and we are a short drive to the beach, larger shopping centres & freeway. 10minutes drive to Freo and 20 to the CBD (out of peak time). We're not going anywhere:)
zev zev
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"An overpriced suburb with a high level of vandalism"

It has alot of undesirable people living in the area. The shops are dated. There are bars on all the windows of the shops, the chemist has a sign that says, "We do not store pseudoethedrine products due to frequent breakins". The roads have lots of divets in them, which have been filled in with temporary plugs which makes it like driving thru a bush track.

There is a government school, which no-one sends their kids too, as there is a high level of lower socioecomonic people in the area. There is a high level of Homeswest (government housing). Most people with any sense send their kids to Mater Christi Primary School, which is Catholic.

There is a lake in the area, which has absolutely no facitilies. It is just bushland with one very old and dated playground. There are alot of mosquitos due to the lake.

The lawns are often dead and full of weeds, there are cars outside peoples houses like wrecking yards (on the main road of Yangebup too). There is plenty of graffiti, which attests to the fact that there are teenages roaming the streets with nothing better to do than cause trouble. Any Weekend, and you are bound to find police arresting someone for offenses.

Overall, I would never buy here. The only thing good about the area is that the beach is close.

I have lived here for 8 months, and can't wait to get out.
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  • Singles
sjsmlw
sjsmlw I grew up in Wembley and have a university education and managerial background and still bought my first house in Yangebup 7 years ago. We lived one street back from the main road and I loved the area and the location. Lots of shops are close by, the daycare centres are awesome, the local Chinese is the best in Perth and access to transport and the beach are excellent. We never locked our cars and our house was never broken into.

There are lots of young people buying their first homes and having their first children. Heaps of parks and parkland along with established trees and gardens give this suburb a lovely green and lush feeling and make it a perfect place to raise kids.

The majority of the adults in the area are responsible and respectable and any trouble we had in the area came from several youths living outside the Yangebup area. Trouble makers are in EVERY suburb including the exclusive and expensive area I grew up in.

Since the purchase of our first house, we bought the one next door too and unfortunately, had to move down south for work so we rented these houses out along with another property we have in Stirling. The tenants we have had over the years have been of a better quality than the tenants we have in had in Stirling. Stirling is another Expensive and upmarket area and we have considered selling this rental and buying more in Yangebup as we receive a premium rent in this area and the tenants respect and look after the properties.

All in all, I would suggest people give this understated and underappreciated suburb a try. Don’t listen to the negative people who still believe this suburb is a low socioeconomic area and not an up and coming area. Just think of the opportunity of owning or renting a property in such close proximity to the new Marina that is being built in Coogee. (5 min drive down the road) Cha-Ching!!
2yrs+
noway123
noway123 I could not agree more with the original comment more. My family and I moved to to the suburb two years ago thinking that it was nice, close to the train station, close to the beach and local shopping centre (no to mention affordable) have three kids so like most want to live somewhere that is reasonably priced with the facilities.

I do not have one nice word to say about the place, we had people constantly trying to break into our house, we had neighbours who had their place ransacked whilst they were home. I never felt safe in the area and would never suggest any friends to live there. It is not a nice place and I could not even go for a walk during the day and feel safe.

I agree that there is a lot of young people buying their first homes which is great, but, there is still a lot of petty crime and at this stage it is not a safe and comfortable place to live. To be honest I could not wait to get out of there.

Moral of the story is, if you don't mind staying in doors and have a great alarm system then go for it, if you prefer to feel safe in your own home then I would suggest that you look somewhere else
2yrs+
k085
k085 I too have to agree with Zev and noway 123. We've lived in the area for the past 18months and have had problems with Homes West tennants. They all hang out in packs, get drunk or drugged out of their brains and abuse people. Sadly, I hate going out the front of my house. Luckily we have roller shutters, an expensive security door (which we installed after a few months of living in the area!) and dogs.

I agree that it is an up and coming area, but until such a time as Homes West start moving out the bad tennants and people who have lived in the area for the past 20 years start taking some pride in their houses and get rid of all the junk out the front and do something with their lawns, I wouldn't recommend living here. It's a shame that the majority of bad people living in the area bring down the neighbourhood for the good ones.

Hopefully in a couple of years time once the Coogee Marina is up and running with shops, cafes etc the area will improve. In the meantime however, be prepared to live in the Bronx!
2yrs+
Dee13
Dee13 Well....we have lived here for 11 years raised 2 children and could not think of a better place to live...we have lived in several places in different states and i have to say Yangebup has been the best by far...alot of work has gone into the suburb and its looking great..yes there graffiti as there is also in every other suburb in the country...as for the schools both our children attended a local school and have excelled in thier secondary education...Shopping...gateways shopping centre and cockburn central are 5 mins away and have everything you would ever need...Yangebup is a great place to live and to invest
2yrs+
HGA2105
HGA2105 Moved my daughters from the country to attend University, they moved into a lovely little house in Yangebup and have been there for almost 6 months. there are always young teenagers walking the streets at all hours of the day and night and my daughters scooter was stolen, wrecked and incinerated on the Thursday. their lease runs out December 21 and Icant wait to get them out of there!
2yrs+
jacobn1
jacobn1 Couldn't agree more dodgy as area lived here for 18+ years
Jul 15, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
2yrs+

"The only place for us!"

I've lived in Yangebup for a couple of years now after moving here to live with my partner who has lived here most of her life.
We love it here. So much so that we are now building our new home in Yangebup.
The suburb is close to the coast, freeway, large and small shopping centres and Fremantle.
Our daughter goes to the local primary school and we have no complaints there.
Such a great variety of properties, from a first home or investment in the mid $300's to million dollar homes with ocean views in Bayview Estate.
After living in different countries and a few Perth suburbs, I am looking forward to moving into our new Yangebup home and wouldn't live anywhere else.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful but still friendly."

We have enjoyed the time we have lived in Yangebup and whilst we are moving it is only to Beeliar which is 5 minutes down the road. The main reason for the move is because we wanted a bigger house and fell in love with one in Beeliar but would have bought anywhere around Yangebup or Beeliar because we really like this area in general.
The neighbours are very friendly and our street is so peaceful that you feel very secure here. It is also a very leafy and green neighbourhood close to parks and shops. We have only lived here for one and a half years but in that time have gotten to know our neighbours and been on good terms with them. They have a Christmas street get together every year which is a really good idea and allows you to meet and relax around your neighbours.
We also rented our house for three years before we moved in and never had any trouble finding tenants and those we had were respectful of the house and got on with the neighbours. Our house is in a cul-de-sac so it is so very quiet most of he time as whilst cars may go down the street leading to our street only local traffic use our street, and as their is only 6 houses in the street traffic is light to say the least.
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"A perfect Place to Live"

Great Value for Money. Only place where middle class can afford a decent 4 or 3x2. 25 minutes to Perth via the Freeway 16 minutes to Fremantle, 6 minutes to Coogee Beach & the Cockburn Sound water playground with new marina beachside parks & reserves.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Location & Value for Money!"

I'm a MASSIVE fan of Yangebup - Where else can you buy a first home for $350,000 OR a multimillion dollar mansion overlooking the ocean (Bayview Estate, Yangebup)? The suburb is just 28kms from the city (approx 25mins,) has public transport to Gateways Shopping City, Garden City & Fremantle, is just 5 minutes away from Cockburn Central Train Station & Gateways Shopping Centre, 9minutes away from Coogee Beach (and the New Port Coogee Marina) and only 18 minutes from Fremantle.

There are three schools in the suburb: Yangebup Primary School, Mater Christ Catholic Primary School and one secondary school: Divine Mercy College.

The suburb boasts a 2 great little shop hubs with IGA, hairdressers, Chinese and Italian restaurants, newsagencies, bottle shops, deli's, pharmacies and other little convenient stores.
There is a large oval in the centre of the suburb which is perfect for walking your dog, kicking the footy around or watching the local Yangebup sporting teams. The Yangebup hall also offers play groups, dancing, karate and other activities for the kids.

All in all this is an up and coming suburb, the homes are great value for money, there is a great sense of community and the location is so central considering the price. Have a drive around and you’ll realise that whether you’re a first home buyer, investor or looking for something spectacular this is somewhere you’ll love!
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  • 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+

"Yangebup, the understated and underappreciated up and coming area."

I grew up in Wembley and have a university education and a managerial background and bought my first house in Yangebup 7 years ago. We lived on and alleyway and one street back from the main road and I still loved the area.

The location and the close proximity to everything is a great feature including access to lots of shops and shopping centres, the local Chinese is the best in Perth and access to transport and the beach are excellent. We never locked our cars and we were never broken into.

There are lots of young people buying their first homes and having their first children. Heaps of parks and parkland along with established trees and gardens give this suburb a lovely green and lush feeling making it perfect for raising kids.

The majority of the adults in the area are responsible and respectable and any trouble we had in the area came from several youths living outside the Yangebup area. Trouble makers are in EVERY suburb including the exclusive and expensive area I grew up in.

Since the purchase of our first house, we bought the one next door too and unfortunately, had to move down south for work so we rented these houses out along with another property we have in Stirling. The tenants we have had over the years have been of a better quality than the tenants we have in had in Stirling. Stirling is another Expensive and upmarket area and we have considered selling this rental and buying more in Yangebup as we receive a premium rent in this area and the tenants respect and look after the properties.

All in all, I would suggest people give this understated and underappreciated suburb a try. Don’t listen to the negative people who still believe this suburb is a low socioeconomic area and not the up and coming area of the future. Just think of the opportunity of owning or renting a property in such close proximity to the new Marina that is being built in Coogee. (5 min drive down the road) I say Cha-Ching!!
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees