Where are the best suburbs in Perth for downsizers?

In this article we explore suburbs in Perth from inner city to beach locations. We’ve identified the best suburbs in Perth for downsizers based on lifestyle needs.

Most of our lives are spent being busy. Busy raising kids, busy at work and busy with family and friends. As we grow older, we seek a simpler life and downsizing is the ideal way to achieve it. Here are 5 of the best suburbs in Perth for downsizers based on lifestyle choices of being connected to the vibrant city or beach side living.

Choosing suburbs in Perth for downsizers

 Popular considerations when choosing a new suburb to live include;

  • Leisure facilities
  • Safety
  • Transport options
  • Cost of living
  • Nearby medical resources
  • Proximity to family or friends

If you can find an area with all or most of these, you’ll be set for years to come.

1. East Victoria Park

Just outside the city, across the banks of the Swan River is an affordable lifestyle gem. East Victoria Park is only a 15-minute drive from the Perth CBD. It’s surrounded by extensive lifestyle attractions, such as:

    • Burswood Entertainment Precinct
    • The Swan River foreshore
    • Perth Airport
    • Optus Stadium
    • Victoria Park cafe and restaurant strip

Whether you’re into food, travel or nature; in East Victoria Park it’s all within reach.

2. Highgate

If inner city living is your preference, Highgate is one of the more affordable options to be within 10 minutes of the CBD. It’s bordering beautiful Hyde Park and surrounded by some of Perth’s most recognisable suburbs; full of shopping, dining and facilities – like nearby Mount Lawley.

3. Woodvale

In Woodvale, lakes, nature reserves and the Yellagonga Regional Park are at your fingertips. Soon there will also be a brand new medical and professional centre opening close to the Woodvale Shopping Centre. It has leisure, affordability and great medical facilities on its side. Located in the City of Joondalup, it’s only 25-minutes by car to the city.

4. Kallaroo

If you’ve always dreamed of retiring near the sea, Kallaroo is one of Perth’s best kept secrets. Its housing prices are on the lower side, but its lifestyle is five-star. Just 10 minutes from Woodvale, you can access medical facilities, shopping and more with ease.

5. Melville

Melville is well-known by families and older couples for its great lifestyle, but you need to make sure it’s affordable for you. The positives of this area include its proximity to Fremantle, family-friendly facilities and recreation centre with group fitness, swimming pool and tennis club. It’s in the south of Perth, approximately 20-minutes by car to the city.

A smaller home, but a bigger life developed by Norm Carey

Property developers like Norm Carey are transforming regular suburbs into downsizers dreams with beautiful residential properties. One of the best suburbs in Perth for downsizing is East Victoria Park, which is in close proximity to the city. Here Norm Carey has built three architect designed display homes that are located down a private laneway named Gilbey Lane or get in touch with our team to find the best area for you.