Picturesque Perth – the capital of Western Australia – is famous for being the most isolated city in the world. Completely surrounded by Australian nature: along one side of the city you’ll find the sparkling Indian Ocean; on the other the dry, arid and almost entirely uninhabited Australian outback.
As a city that boasts 3000 hours of sunshine a year, friendly locals, historic attractions and relaxed alfresco dining offering world class food and wine, there are a wealth of reasons why Australians and expats alike flock to Perth in their droves, and with endless stretches of sandy beaches and picturesque parks to boot, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to call Western Australia’s capital home.
Known and loved for its clean, green spaces, it too is almost entirely unspoiled, and the pace of life in this laid-back city is noticeably slower than most. But with so many advantages to life in this alluring city, can often come a hefty price tag – especially when it comes to purchasing property. But while there’s no doubt that buying a home in an affluent area of Perth will set you back a bob or two, if you look slightly further afield, there are indeed bargains to be found. From scenic Armadale to leafy Pamelia, here are Perth’s most affordable areas.
This wonderfully scenic region of Armadale is within a 40-minute drive of Perth City and offers a wealth of outdoor activities for those with an inclination for the great outdoors. Boasting tree-cloaked hills, babbling brooks, blossom-laden orchards and stunning nature walks, there are an impressive 28 walk trails in the region including Wungong, Canning or Churchman Brook dams.
Armadale’s close proximity to Perth City makes it a great place to buy for anyone who wants to enjoy all that Wester Australia has to offer, and locals and tourists alike can relish in soaking up the region’s many and abundant charms.
If you love the idea of waking up to leafy green streets, plentiful parks and the sound of singing birds, Parmelia may be the spot for you. With all amenities within easy walking distance, the area too offers frequent and efficient public transport Just a short drive to the nearest beach, picturesque Parmelia is a hidden sanctuary within the metropolitan area that boasts pocket views of Perth and along the escarpment you will find unintrusive views of the Darling ranges that are simply breathtaking.
Mandurah is a city on the southwest coast of Western Australia known and loved for the nearby Peel-Harvey Estuary with its abundant wildlife and migratory waterbirds. A perfect spot for anyone who wants to live near the water, Mandurah is a dream destination just 50 minutes south of Perth. Home to some of Australia’s most spectacular waterways, it too is blessed with abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, beautiful blue-green waters and a buzzing foreshore area. Being less than an hour’s ride from Perth by car or train, it’s little wonder this water-side playground is one of the capital’s most sought-after places to buy a property.