Suburb Profile: South Perth

Known for its sweeping views and proximity to both river and city, South Perth is one of the most sought-after suburbs in Perth for obvious reasons. With a wonderful mix of residential and commercial areas coupled with parklands along the foreshore, it is not surprising that many want to call this affluent neighbourhood home.

South Perth originally got its name from its location, south of the Swan River from the Causeway westwards and the area was identified as a separate suburb of Perth in 1831. There was a real estate boom in South Perth in the 1880s as a result of the discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie, with many of Perth’s elite choosing to build beautiful estates in the area. The Royal Perth Golf Club and the Zoological Gardens opened in 1898, and the region became popular with tourists from Perth across the river.

Returning to the present day, much has changed in this now bustling suburb. South Perth boasts a population of just over 12,000 people with a flourishing rental market. The largest proportion of residents sits between the ages of 35 – 49 years, with the vast majority of the residents being couples with no children. With an average cost of property sitting at $1,500,000, these homes still boast an annual growth rate of 15.4%. The area also has three local schools within its borders; South Perth Primary, St Colomba’s and Wesley College.

When it comes to things to do in the area, Bourkes have been your South Perth property specialists since 1988. Not only are we passionate about giving you the best property experience in South Perth, but we are also passionate about showing off all that our South Perth community has to offer. From soaking up the wildlife at Perth Zoo to enjoying the serenity of the South Perth foreshore or getting a taste of the Swan River colony’s history at Old Mill, weekends in the City of South Perth community bear endless opportunities.

Other things to do include trying your luck at the South Perth Bowling Club or teeing up at the Royal Perth Golf Club. If food is a favourite, then South Perth has a beautiful array of bustling cafes and restaurants, notably Cocos, Rambla, Mr Walker, The Boatshed and of course, the beautiful Windsor Hotel. After a lovely bite to eat, a wander to the Angelo Street market for a shopping pitstop is also a must.

Get in touch with us today if you’d like to learn more about this beautiful suburb.

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