West Perth comprises of 2 main pockets (separated by the Mitchell Freeway) which are quite different in their use, architecture and occupants. The south section is mainly office blocks and high density residential buildings. Hay Street is the main retail zone of the suburb which predominantly focuses on serving the office population. Most of the shops and cafes on this strip are closed on the weekends.
The small upper section of West Perth (north of Newcastle Street) is largely residential, containing mostly of old houses on small blocks and a few apartment complexes.
Closer to the CDB is the Harbourtown factory outlet complex and City West, which includes some major retailers such as Harvey Norman and Domain and the Scitech Discovery Centre.
The Town of Vincent was established in 1995 and West Perth came under its jurisdiction. This proved beneficial to the area as a smaller Local Government Authority has been able to devote more resources to its development and the services required. There has been both a residential and commercial revival in the area in recent years as the cheaper land prices and its proximity to Perth and transport routes has attracted private home owners, developers and commercial enterprises.
This has meant the area has undergone considerable change, as this revival of inner city living has led to the opening up of battle axe blocks, and its increase in popularity amongst young people, families and developers has meant the renovation of older homes or their replacement with either new single residences, duplexes or groups of two storey town houses. A large rise in commercial interest has also led to the alteration and renovation of older buildings and to the construction of modern purpose-built business premises and highrise apartment complexes.
A significant proportion of property in West Perth is owned by investors who rent out their properties for a good return. Property prices are often more affordable than neighbouring suburbs such as Subiaco, Leederville and North Perth, therefore it’s also very popular for first home buyers
Median prices for houses
Median prices for units
Working singles and couples, small families, young starters and retirees that have lived in the area their whole lives.
Those who work in West Perth or the CBD, or who want to be close to all the action – it’s easy to walk or take public transport to many surrounding shopping, dining and entertaining precincts such as Leederville, Perth, Northbridge, Mount Lawley and Mount Hawthorn.
Great coffee and food at West End Deli in the upper section of West Perth, outlet shopping at Harbourtown in the lower section, and proximity to freeway on and off ramps means all corners of Perth are very accessible. Get active, save money and save the environment by walking to and from work. This also means you can have a couple of drinks on a Friday evening without having to worry about driving home! There are some great restaurants and bars in the west section of West Perth, such as Amphoras Bar, The Brown Fox, Table 78 and Villa D’Est. Gordon Street Garage is situated near Harbourtown and is a great spot for breakfast or drinks and dinner.
The cute terrace-style houses in the upper part of West Perth, and the modern finishes and views from apartments in the lower part. You’ll love the convenience of being able to walk out to dinner and drinks any night of the week.