The City of South Perth – An Escape From the Country


Offering tranquility, space and abundant nature, the benefits of country living are many, but when you long for greater convenience, entertainment, job opportunities, and schooling, for many rural families, the bright lights of Perth are hard to resist.

Thanks to its outstanding location and the plethora of perks it provides, The City of South Perth has become a highly sought-after area for rural buyers wanting to make a sea change.

Let’s break down what makes these spectacular suburbs such a major drawcard.

The Ideal City Base

This first perk may be obvious but it’s a BIG one. Situated approximately 4km south of the CBD, the City of South Perth offers outstanding convenience and unrivaled access to the very heart of Perth. With close proximity to freeway entries and the ease of public transport, these suburbs are a clear winner for professionals seeking a painless commute and those who want to take advantage of Perth city’s flourishing nightlife, dining, culture, and shopping scene. As Perth gets bigger and better every year, our thriving metropolis certainly makes for an exciting change of pace!


Cheap noodles, all-nighters, caffeine dependence, the struggles of the uni student are many, but travelling there doesn’t have to be one of them. Alongside unrivaled access to the CBD, The City of South Perth sits directly in the middle of WA’s top three universities: Curtin, UWA and ECU. In regional areas, tertiary schooling opportunities are limited but in the City of South Perth, you’ll have your pick of the cream of the crop. It’s not only a smart move for families with young adults, but it’s also a great way to prepare for your child’s future.

Boarding Schools

Boarding schools have always been a lifesaver for rural families unwilling to compromise on their children’s education. Home to Perth’s most prestigious boarding schools, including Como’s Penrhos College and South Perth’s Wesley College, buying a property in the City of South Peth simply makes sense. For families ready to make the permanent move, you’ll be able to remain close to your kids. And in the event you need to move between your Perth and rural property, you’ll always have a home to return to whilst ensuring there’s no disruption to your child’s education.

Shopping, dining and entertainment precincts

A shopaholic’s dream, if the host of stores in the CBD don’t take your fancy, there’s no shortage of options right on your doorstep:

Mends Street, South Perth – One of the trendiest hangouts in the city of South Perth, this is the perfect spot to treat yourself after a relaxing stroll along the foreshore. It also offers Perth’s finest waterfront dining, Coco’s and Rambla on Swan.

Preston Street, Como – Quieter than Mends Street but no less alluring, Preston Street has plenty of cafes to choose from alongside a fantastic array of local businesses, all just moments from the river. The perfect place destination for dining out before enjoying a movie at the iconic Cygnet Theatre.

Welwyn Avenue, Manning – On top of all your necessaries like IGA, you’ll find a few fabulous dining options, perfect for a night out with the family. Currently undergoing a revamp and expansion to create a village feel, the Welwyn Avenue hub feeds through to the new state of the art Manning Community Centre including the relocated Manning Library, Manning Child Health Clinic, Moorditj Keila Aboriginal Group, a sporting club room and an early years’ centre.

Ley Street, Manning – centrally located close to Manning Primary  School and St Pius X Catholic School, the Ley Street café strip is continually growing and changing. Ley Street Café, Sumeshiya Japanese restaurant, Manning Fish and Chips have recently been joined by the gorgeous Our Ruby Girl café and clothes boutique, Dolly Met Frank, making this the perfect destination for a bite to eat and a shop.

Angelo Street, South Perth – Your one stop shop. Providing options galore for coffee connoisseurs including Gusto Café, Halo and The Secret Garden, you’ll also find a fabulous range of boutique shops, the famous Scuttis food markets, Coles supermarket and the four major bank branches for all your financial needs.

So, are you ready to interchange between the peaceful country life and the hustle and bustle of the city? If you’d like to learn more about what these amazing suburbs have to offer, feel free to contact our friendly team.


Post by Jones Ballard 04 Oct 2018 0
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