8.1 out of 10

Balcatta

Ranked 125th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.8719744310401 115.81725204576
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Huge suburb"

What you need to know is that Balcatta is a huge suburb. It includes not only the residential area but also industrial and commercial areas. You'd better avoid those and of course always avoid busy road but relatively close to it for convenience.

As long as you are in residential area - I reckon west of Main st + south of Amelia st., you have schools and small shopping centres within walking distance and arguably the best beach in Perth and city within 10 km, great public transports(bus and train) and still enjoy nice and quiet lifestyle!
Pros
  • close to beach
  • location-its close-ish to perth
  • close to stirling and glendalough train station
  • near all the biggest shopping centre
Cons
  • there are some bad streets to avoid
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
stephaniem12
stephaniem12 Balcatta has soccer clubs, gorgeous parks and quick access to the Mitchell Freeway. There is a family residential pocket around Grindleford Park with some beautiful homes but they only come on the market occasionally as people tend to stay. While walking the dog people make friends and neighbours say hi. A warm part of a suburb close to everything.
Jun 09, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best suburb"

Balcatta is the place where to live.
Pros
  • crime is not too bad
  • location-its close-ish to perth
  • close to stirling and glendalough train station
  • near all the biggest shopping centre
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Safe suburb"

Balcatta is one of the safest suburb in Perth. People living here are mostly family and retirees home owners. There is a very strong neighbourhood watch. Close to all amenities and recreational places.
Pros
  • close to stirling and glendalough train station
  • near all the biggest shopping centre
  • close to trigg beach
  • crime is not too bad
  • location-its close-ish to perth
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Balcatta, come and live here with your family!"

Balcatta is a really family friendly area. Schools (both government and private), shopping centres, local parks, gym & fitness facilities, restaurants and little cafes, beaches, everything is here, or not more than10 minutes away. Balcatta is well connect with train station, freeway and public transport. Very low criminality rate and really caring and friendly neighbourhood.
Pros
  • crime is not too bad
  • location-its close-ish to perth
  • units are still cheaper than some places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Balcatta"

There are some many drunks from government housing. The police are always on Main St, because of the people in the neighbourhood.
Cons
  • crime is high, alot of people drunks roaming the street
  • lack of transport
  • noisy from hoons, dunks and cars
  • to many government housing that have unemployed mothers with too many young kids-who are potential thieves
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice area- less redneck, beer swilling, cashed up bogans than some northern suburbs"

Still have the Macedonian /Italian influence there which is nice. Main street get busy during rush hours, and it seems to be quicker going along Wanneroo road. Nice selection of cafes/eateries along Wanneroo road and main street, quick drive to Joondanna for takeaway/dining. higher volume of retirees
Pros
  • location-its close-ish to perth
  • units are still cheaper than some places
  • crime is not too bad
Cons
  • to many government housing that have unemployed mothers with too many young kids-who are potential thieves
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place for families, 10 minutes from everything (city, beach, shopping centres, schools, parks, etc.)"

Great place for families, big blocks with plenty of room for children to play in, quite and safe, only 10 minutes from the city (10 Km), easy access to freeway and train stations, short drive to all the major shopping centers, 10 from the beach, plenty of parks.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great value"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5
2yrs+

"There's nothing like the smell of factory fumes when popping-open a window"

The movie 'The Castle' had Michael Caton enjoying the "serenity" of living meters from an airport. In Balcatta, you can admire the serenity of living next to the Brownes Dairy industrial factory.