7.8 out of 10

Albany

Ranked 1st best suburb in Lower Great Southern
-35.0238 117.88461
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A city stuck in the past"

Needs to brought up to date real estate is ridiculously priced and so is rent and still wages are very very low?
Recommended for
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Perfect Sea Change"

Albany is a brilliant place for families and one of the most sought after retirment destinations in Australia. If you like the idea of walking down beautiful unspoilt beaches without the crowds or waking up to beautiful valley and water views then Albany is the place for you.

The people are friendly, the atmosphere is laid back and the summer weather is sunny without the heat.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Albany"

Nice town full of charm and located near the ocean.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Beautiful Historic Town, With A Temperate Climate."

Albany is a beautiful place to live in, and has many historical buildings,a beautiful coastline and very temperate climate. People are very friendly and the population very cosmopolitan!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice area to live, cooler than Perth."

I lived there several years and loved it. However it is growing fast and I found the services not keeping up with the growth of population. Hospital for example is a shocker. And York street in the the centre of town is pretty enough to look at, but not very functional - the centre of town needs a whole new redesign. Climate is lovely and there are some super beaches.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Southern city with good facilities"

Albany is 416 kms south of Perth and faces the Southern Ocean. Albany is a thriving city with a population of about 35,000. The main industry in the area is fishing, agriculture and tourism with jobs often available in these fields. The climate is cooler than the northern cities and towns of WA making it more comfortable for those who do not like extreme prolonged heat. Albany house prices are very good and affordable especially if you have sold in the eastern sates you can pick up a great bargain here and have plenty of change. Albany is well serviced by transport with bus services locally and for trip up to northern cities including Perth. There is a good hospital here as well as medical centers and pharmacy. Albany has primary and secondary schools both state and private with pre schools and kindergartens as well. There is a campus of the Great Southern Tafe in Albany and the city offers some excellent shopping as well as sporting venues with boating, fishing and swimming proving popular.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Albany is a really stunning city. Not too busy and servcies southern WA."

Albany is city of variety in so many ways. Wildlife and wildflowers are amazing, there are stunning ocean views with so many bays, islands and inlets.

This is a city where you want to live if you were into nature and/or outdoor living. There are protected bays, ocean beaches, diving, whalewatching, nature drives and endless parklands, and the area is awash with history.

If you look at the area on a map you will see the layout and understand how there can be so many interesting things to do.

It has a very strong tourist visitation rate and tourists can drive down the coastline from Perth, or they can take the Albany Highway and drive through the country. Many people go one way and return the other.

Fishing is king and if you want to go somewhere where you are guaranteed to catch fish, then this is the place to go.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees