Subiaco is a suburb full of life and culture. It has something to offer everyone. It’s a stylish place for hip young things to shop, drink and dine. It has a wealth of amenities and major retailers conveniently within just a short stroll or bus ride for an easy-going lifestyle. It provides a safe and secure community in which many parents choose to raise their children. And retirees love the beautiful streets and heritage homes of the area.
As at the 2016 Census, the population of Subiaco was 9202.
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Subiaco is home to vast array of people which is one of the things that makes it so special. The suburb very popular with families, with generous house and block sizes and being close to 3 popular schools – Subiaco Primary School, Shenton College and Perth Modern. When the children grow up and move away the parents often stay, making Subiaco home to many mature couples and retirees.
The apartments in Subiaco provide a great stepping stone for young singles and couples to enter the inner city property market. Young executives working in West Perth and the CBD also find it a very convenient place to live with the journey to and from work being quick and easy on public transport.
Subiaco has a vibrant café strip which serves great food and drinks every day of the week. Stroll down to the shops for your morning paper and latte. Have lunch with a bunch of friends or a romantic dinner for 2. So many options to suit every occasion.
With many boutiques and quality chain stores, Subiaco is also a great place for shopping for anything from clothes, jewellery, gifts to homewares. With plenty of parks and open spaces, Subiaco is also a great place for pets.
The Subiaco Farmer’s Market, held at Subiaco Primary School every Saturday morning, is a very popular place to shop for fruit, veges, meats and a huge selection of gourmet goodies.
The Subiaco council also organises very regular events, particularly for kids and seniors. Late night, there are a handful of venues open until the early hours of the morning for those who like to party late.
The local government schools are Subiaco Primary School (option catchment with West Leederville Primary around the Subiaco Road part of the suburb) and Shenton College.
It would not be a good choice for anyone who prefers very large blocks and likes to live in isolation of shops and neighbours.
Many Subiaco properties were built in the early 1900’s in a Federation style with high ceilings, ornate decoration and wooden floorboards. Council building regulations have maintained the historic integrity of the housing of the old parts of Subiaco. As Subiaco has expanded we have seen the development of Subi Centro in the northwest corner of the suburb comprising of multi-storey modern apartments and homes along looping residential streets.
The properties in Subiaco are about 52% owner occupied, with the other half being high calibre tenants due to the rental prices being considerably above the average of the Perth Metro Area.
The character and greenery that abounds in the suburb, and the convenience of having so many shops and amenities within walking distance.