Areas and suburbs in Perth
Finding an area or suburb in Perth that matches an individual's accommodation priorities can be a challenge. The city is growing fast. House prices are climbing at astonishing rates in some parts and demand for apartments in the fashionable districts is voracious. This being said, there are parts of the city where expats can still find a gem or two.
Ultimately, the suburb an expat chooses will depend on their budget and how much commuting they can put up with.
At the end of the day though, every expat – whether the young professional with a little extra cash, a family looking to live near the best schools or a retiree after the sun and sea – will find a suburb in Perth that fits the bill.
Professional living in Perth
Professionals who are looking to live close to the city centre of Perth have a great deal of freedom in choosing an ideal neighbourhood. The good highway system in Perth means that one can invest in or rent a property some distance from the middle of town, but still not spend ages on the motorway every morning to get to work.
Coastal areas such as Cottesloe and Swanbourne offer expats a good mix of natural beauty and easy access to the city centre. Professional expats who prefer to live further from the beach will likely find that areas like Subiaco and Mount Claremont are better suited to their needs
Family-friendly areas in Perth
Expats moving to Perth with young children or teenagers will find that their choice of neighbourhoods will largely depend on the proximity to good schools, especially since public schooling in Australia is based on catchment zones.
Generally speaking, expats can find a set of schools to investigate by cross-listing neighbourhoods that fall within their budget with the schools in the area. Good starting points for expats with children would be Victoria park, Applecross and Riverdale.