Mon October 2018

South Perth

Located along the banks of the Swan River, South Perth real estate is consistently ranked as some of the most desirable real estate in Perth. Sitting only 4km away from the CBD, this suburb boasts some of the best views to be had south of the river. This proximity also allows for easy commuting to and from the CBD, putting Perth’s heart at resident’s fingertips. That being said, many locals have little reason to leave, given all that is available in this affluent suburb.

What It’s Like to Live in South Perth

If you are seeking a lifestyle suburb then look no further than South Perth. This is a suburb where work and social life are given even weight. Professionals and students enjoy South Perth for its easy access to the city, and short commute home. Couples and families enjoy the clean village feel of the neighbourhoods. Everyone can find a place in this sophisticated suburb.

In South Perth, residents need go no further than their own streets to make the most of each day.  Mends Street is a regular favourite for breakfast, with cafes and bakeries providing ample choice for a breakfast with friends. Angelo Street is another popular location, offering numerous chic cafes, bars and restaurants mixed amongst boutique fashion and jewellery outlets. If you are after an indulgent meal, treat yourself to dinner at Coco’s, the iconic South Perth fine dining restaurant that has been impressing patrons for years.

A compact suburb maximising its location, South Perth balances its many medium and high-rise apartment blocks with open grassy spaces. Many residents enjoy low maintenance living in units with gorgeous city views. Others enjoy a bit more space and reside in lovely brick mansions or villas with only a grassy park framing their view of the river.  The South Perth foreshore is an expansive destination enjoyed by locals daily, and a popular must-see destination for any visitor to Perth. Offering river access for activities like sailing and kayaking, the park is popular with all. Public BBQs and picnic tables as well as waterfront cafes make the location suitable for any gathering. A day at this park is a staple of any South Perth resident’s summer. Don’t forget about the Perth Zoo – established in 1898, a day here is happily spent by any animal lover.

Shopping, Schools, and Transport

Meadowvale Shopping Centre and South Shore Plaza are the local shopping points, offering many premium options for homewares, fashion, and dining. South Perth Primary, St Columba’s, and Wesley College make up the three schools in the suburb, offering excellent education options for families. Buses regularly service the area along the several main streets, and there is additional ferry access to and from the city via the Mends Street jetty.

One of the closest suburbs to Perth CBD but with a character of its own, South Perth provides an enviable lifestyle for its residents. Boutique shopping, trendy restaurants, and open outdoor spaces combine in this high demand suburb. M Residential specialises in South Perth Real Estate and can help find your dream location.

Fri October 2018

Como

Only 5km south of Perth CBD, and with its western border defined by the banks of the Swan River, Como real estate offers gorgeous views and close proximity to the city. This is an ideal location for professionals who seek a short commute, be it by car or public transport. Students also find Como a welcoming suburb, with plenty of activities and prestigious Curtin University located in the adjacent suburb.

What It’s Like to Live in Como

Residents in Como can attest to the suburbs laid back vibe. Wide, tree lined streets create a relaxed atmosphere where locals walk their dogs. Head west down towards the edge of the suburb to find residents going for a jog or bike ride along the Eastern edge of the Swan River. If you are seeking a bit more activity, Como is home to the South Perth Tennis Centre, an outstanding facility open to members and guests. Golf enthusiasts are fortunate to have the esteemed Collier Park Golf Course in this neighbourhood, offering 27 holes on a well maintained course.

Property options in Como are varied, with a selection of houses, villas, units and apartments available. Large mid-century family homes line many streets, made of brick and tile, giving Como that established timeless feel as you walk the streets. Newer two- to five-story apartment blocks dot the suburb as well, offering accommodation options suitable for all. Como is a suburb with a large population of independent residents. From single university students and professionals, to independent older residents who have called Como home for decades, this is a suburb that embraces both singles and families.

Nearby Shopping, Schools, & Transport

Como offers plenty of shopping opportunities within walking distance for many residents. In addition to the cafés and restaurants that call Como home, Waterford Plaza shopping centre provides all the essentials. The Cygnet Cinema adds a distinctly art deco vibe and is easily spotted by its pink walls.

There are many top quality schools for young and older children in Como, including the private girls’ school Penrhos College. Neighbouring suburbs offer additional choice for schools, making Como a haven for top tier education.

Canning Highway runs centrally through Como, making this suburb easily to reach from all parts of Perth via close freeway access. Additionally, several bus lines run throughout the suburb, giving residents the ability to catch a bus from their doorstep. Canning Bridge Station is a central bus exchange, offering several bus routes as well as the train which travels directly to the city. No matter how you prefer to travel, Como keeps you close to it all.

With lots to offer in an ideal location, Como is a suburb not to be overlooked. This is a welcoming neighbourhood, embracing singles, couples and families into its relaxed lifestyle. Combining outdoor activities with ample shops, schools, and transportation makes Como real estate some of the most desirable in Perth. Be sure to Contact M Residential today and let our experts help find your Como home.

Fri October 2018

Kensington

The suburb of Kensington is well situated only 6kms south of Perth, surrounded by the lifestyle suburbs of South Perth, Como, and Victoria Park. This small suburb is home to many couples and families, who benefit from the quiet and safe streets, and close proximity to good local schools. Kensington real estate is mainly composed of single family homes, and offers good value given the enviable location.

What It’s Like to Live in Kensington

Kensington itself is a small suburb, and as such, affords residents a quiet tranquil lifestyle. Single family homes comprise most of the property in the suburb, with units and villas making up the remaining 15% of properties. Established couples and families abound in this safe suburb, with ample parks and outdoor space to pass the time enjoying the good Perth weather with other friendly locals. The South Perth Tennis Club and the 27-hole Collier Park Golf Club are located just on the edge of Kensington, offering top notch facilities for those who enjoy their sports. The Technology Park Conference & Function Centre is located at the southeast corner, and offers elegant indoor and outdoor spaces for many events.

Kensington is walking distance to café strips and the Swan River, which makes it easy for residents to enjoy the fresh air, whether it be for coffee catch ups with friends or jogging and bike rides with the family. Great city views are to be enjoyed throughout the suburb, and for those headed to the city for work, a short commute via car or public transport makes it easy to call Kensington home.

Nearby Shopping, Schools & Transport

This small suburb has one local supermarket; however, most residents visit the nearby shopping centres in South Perth or Victoria Park.

Kensington Primary and South Kensington School make up the two schools in the suburb itself. Additionally, close proximity to nearby Como, South Perth, and Victoria Park offer plenty of options for families to find themselves with top quality education.

Bordered by Canning Highway to the west, this main road connects Kensington to the rest of Perth quite easily. Several buses run along Canning Highway, giving residents on foot easy access either directly to the city, or to the Canning Bridge station with access to the train. The suburb is located close to the city and the freeway, making commuting by car an easy option.

The small suburb of Kensington is well situated close to Perth, and provides a safe quiet environment for established couples and families. Surrounded by suburbs with ample cafes, restaurants, and shops, a short walk finds residents with easy access to the offerings of larger suburbs. Kensington real estate is the ideal choice for those seeking a friendly tranquil suburb that is still close to all the offerings of modern city life. M Residential specialises in Kensington real estate. Our property agents are familiar with the suburb and can help you find your next home. Contact M Residential today to start your search in Kensington.

Fri October 2018

Salter Point

Surrounded by the Canning River, Salter Point is an affluent suburb located 8km south of Perth CBD. This peninsular suburb occupies an enviable natural position, surrounded by the river on its east, south, and west borders. This location has created a tranquil and safe suburb that benefits from stunning water views. Established families and older couples call Salter Point home, enjoying tree lined streets and lovely well maintained homes. This suburb offers peace and quiet without being too far from the city.

What It’s Like to Live in Salter Point

Salter Point residents have the best of both worlds. This small suburb is quiet, offering residents a breath of fresh air. Surrounded by the river, locals can take advantage of access to cycle paths that extend along the Canning River, in addition to the numerous parks that dot the suburb. Natural beauty is maintained and can be enjoyed at the Mt Henry spit, located on the eastern edge, and the Salter Point Reserve, on the western edge. Both of these reserves offer quiet paths and stunning views, with opportunities to see some of the local bird life.

Though the suburb itself is small, its location close to other bigger suburbs means residents still have easy access to cafes, restaurants, and all the essentials. Applecross is only a few minutes across the river and offers lovely boutique shops and vibrant dining options. Homes in Salter Point are occupied mostly by older couples and established families. This is one of the most affluent suburbs in Perth, and as such, the Salter Point real estate is some of the most exclusive. Large single family homes make up nearly 80% of the property in Salter Point. These luxurious homes offer privacy for residents, and give the neighbourhood its exclusive, upmarket feel.

Nearby Shopping, Schools & Transport

The Waterford Shopping Centre is situated nearby for all local shopping needs. However, with Salter Point’s proximity and easy access to larger suburbs such as Applecross or South Perth, many residents will frequent any one of the other nearby shopping centres.

The only school located in Salter Point itself is Aquinas College, a Catholic boys school. Nearby suburbs offer many top quality schools, including St Pius X Catholic School in Manning, and Wesley College in South Perth.

Public transportation is outstanding in this area. Buses take residents to the nearby Canning Bridge Station – a main hub where one can catch the train, or continue directly by bus towards the city. Located centrally in Perth, this suburb offers close access for residents to almost all other suburbs in Perth.

Conclusion

Salter Point is an outstanding suburb, offering a tranquil lifestyle for families and older couples. This neighbourhood provides safety and tranquillity, combined with a central location and easy access to all the essentials for modern life. M Residential specialises in Salter Point Real Estate. Our team of professional property agents can help guide you towards your ideal home. Contact M Residential today and let us help you find your Salter Point property.