8.1 out of 10

Bassendean

Ranked 119th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9102576479382 115.952683675126
Great for
  • Parking
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Best Suburb in Perth"

I've lived in Bassendean for 10 years and have lived and rented in many different suburbs in Perth. What I love about Bassendean is the friendly people and the neighbourly feel about the entire area. I live very close to the railway station and use it every day and regularly use it at night and I have NEVER notived any smell of urine or felt unsafe there and I should know as I am a person with a visual disability and don't drive so use Bassendean train station all the time to get to work (the city) which takes 14 minutes! There are always friendly railway security and I use the train to travel at night to visit friends, go to the city and you can travel anywhere in Perth using the great bus system-the Swan Valley, Morley Galleria; catch the train to Bayswater, 2 stops from Basso and hop on the 98/99 circle route and travel to any University or hospital in Perth-it's fantastic for public transport. Lots of leafy green parks, central shopping with Coles and Woolies, Gloria Jeans and Subway, schools, new public library, local doctor, dentist and vet, 2 local delis that stay open to 9p.m and 11p.m, what more could you ask for? As for house sale prices, less than 10 kms drive from the city, how cheap to buy in-must be the best kept secret in Perth. If you don't have much money, buy your first house here, you won't regret it-I did and love living here-in the leafy green suburb of Bassendean.
Pros
  • Great for First HomeOwner
  • Excellent Public transport, trains and buses, takes you anywhere you's like to go in Perth yo
  • Excellent Investment Suburb
  • Railway station
  • River
  • Friendly people
  • Close to amenities
  • Village and small community feel
Cons
  • Higher zoning rating needed esp next to train station
  • Lack of a Forward thinking Council
  • Seriously undervalued area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Dec 06, 2016

"Will miss Bassendean - Sad to be moving on"

I have loved living in Bassendean the past year and a half. The suburb has a real sense of community and is always doing something, e.g. Community outdoor cinema, mini food carnivals, monthly markets, decorate your mailbox Halloween competition, Australia Day fireworks and family friendly concerts. Bassendean is only a short taxi ride to The Guildford Hotel and The Rose & Crown. It also boats it's own local pubs, The Basso Hotel and The Cork & Bottle. Public transport is easy as the suburb runs along a train line which goes directly to the city. The river is great for walking and the people you meet are very friendly - and there is always plenty of dogs for pats! I have been very fortunate to have lovely neighbours who are quiet but like to chat when you see them around. The aircraft noise has not been too bad from my street (Wilson) and you quickly get used to it. The first night I was a bit shocked after coming from a suburb further from the airport but I barely notice it now. Bassendean is a beautiful suburb that unfortunately gets a bad wrap. I will truly miss living here.
Pros
  • River
  • Railway station
  • Friendly people
  • Village and small community feel
  • Close to amenities
Cons
  • Seriously undervalued area
  • Higher zoning rating needed esp next to train station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 14, 2016

"Best decision we ever made"

We bought a character home on Kenny Street 8 years ago and have never regretted it. We are exactly halfway between two train stations (Ashfield & Bassendean) and both work in the city so never have any hassles commuting. There is also a bus stop around the corner if we feel inclined. We moved in when a lot of other young families did too and as such there is a wealth of facilities for families. A number of daycare centres (3) child nurse, exceptional GP, parks & playgrounds, private & public schools (including Montessori & Catholic). In the last 3 years it has boomed again with coffee shops, pubs, gift shops & delicious food all along Old Perth road & an upgraded shopping centre with massive Coles, specialty stores & Huge Dome cafe. It is the home of the Swans and many a local are passionate about their team. Only 11kms from the CBD Basso truly has everything at it's fingertips. Three major shopping centres (Midland, Galleria, Belmont) are a short 10 min away. We don't hear the planes or trains during the day, only very late at night when it is still. Living on the beautiful Swan river where you will see the occasional dolphin is a joy. We love Basso so much we would never consider living anywhere else.
Pros
  • Innovative Council
  • River
  • Railway station
  • Friendly people
  • Village and small community feel
  • Close to amenities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 26, 2015

"A Great Place to Live"

Bassendean is very quiet and lovely people live there.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Green
  • Clean
  • Friendly people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Relaxing and friendly"

Moved here in May 2013, live close to train and shops and love it. Neighbours are friendly, we feel very relaxed living here, even the Mayor dropped by to say hello and welcome us to the neighbourhood. There is some noise from aircraft taking off, which is not that bad and we occasionally hear the trains but that's a small price to pay for a suburb that is only around 11 kms from CBD. Its good to see some investment going into the shopping center, Basso Hotel, etc..
Pros
  • River
  • Railway station
  • Friendly people
  • Village and small community feel
  • Close to amenities
Cons
  • Aircraft noise
  • Hoons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly and undervalued but for how long?"

We bought a big house in Bassendean and have neighbours who wont leave us alone. They are always offering us fruit, meals, drinks, share tips, etc. It is really very friendly and that easy going feeling can be found throughout. I don't know about Bassendean over the railway but on the river side, the living is very good.
Pros
  • River
  • Railway station
  • Friendly people
  • Village and small community feel
  • Close to amenities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Family Friendly"

Its amazing how many families now call Bassendean home. The streets are alive with kids playing safely and has a real homely feel. Great value too, can pick up a house on a quarter acre 10 km from the city for the same price as 300m2 5 km from the city.
Pros
  • River
  • Railway station
  • Village and small community feel
Cons
  • Seriously undervalued area
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5
2yrs+

"Undervalued"

The local agents need to bring the value of Bassendean house prices in line with other suburbs 10kms from city. With the new shopping centre soon surely it's time for our land value to go up!! When other real estate agents come in from other suburbs they can't believe what you get for your money. Great for buyers, terrible when you want to sell and get into another suburb 10kms from the city!
Pros
  • River
  • Village and small community feel
Cons
  • Seriously undervalued area
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Resale or rental value"

if you want your property to increase in value perhaps bassendean is not the place. Yes it's cheap to buy into bassendean but the value stays the same over a long period of time !! Land value and houses seem to be undervalued considering it's 10kms from the city,
Cons
  • Lack of a Forward thinking Council
  • Seriously undervalued area
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"I love living in Bassendean!"

We bought a cottage in Bassendean last year as we couldn't afford the Mount Lawley price tag. Bassendean is underrated as a suburb and has received some bad press in the past and it's really sad! Sure it's got it's downfalls but so does every suburb. We live right next to the train station, therefore we only have to own the one car and you have some fantastic places at your doorstep such as Guildford, the swan valley and the swan river. I can walk to the shopping centre and it's only a few minutes away from the Galleria or Midland. Easy access to Tonkin highway and the airport to. There are some beautiful character homes and is so much cheaper than other suburbs to live and still close to the city. There's a few nice takeaway places in the town but hopefully in a few years the town will really take off with more cafes and restaurants.
Pros
  • Railway station
  • River
  • Friendly people
  • Close to amenities
  • Village and small community feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden gem so close to everything"

Great location, so close to the city, airport, swan valley, river and all major roads, no need to contend with the Kwinana Freeway circus, major plus. A melting pot of all ages, 0-95, rich and not so rich, friendly folk. Couple of school options, public and private. Lots of big blocks and character houses. Does get a bit of bad press due to close proximity to Ashfield, a minority and not the general norm. Undervalued housing considering close proximity to city.
Pros
  • Village and small community feel
  • Close to amenities
  • Railway station
  • River
  • Friendly people
Cons
  • Seriously undervalued area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Country in the City"

Moved to Bassendean from the Northern suburbs and have found the relax and rual lifestyle a charm to live in. Green, peaceful and great place for kids to play in parks and around the river. No problems at all with crime as other people will tell you, crimes unforuntately happen everywhere and it is at a rate no different in Bassendean than to Nedlands.
Pros
  • Railway station
  • River
  • Friendly people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Country Life on the River, yet just quick & easy trip to the city!"

Where else can you have the river, the train and be only 11kms from the city. It feels semi-rural, with lots of massive trees and some great bush walks that make you feel like you are somewhere else in the world.
I love that there are still big blocks, some massive ones along the river. Horses are still a regular sight. The river is fabulous and runs south of Bassendean and continues around the suburb on the East, so most walks meet the river. I love the diversity of people in Bassendean, a few eccentric characters and an amazing resource of creativity. We have many hidden talents among the TV & film industry hiding within the suburb. One well known identity is Rolf Harris. The people are amazingly friendly. I have made stronger friendships here in the last 4 years than a lifetime in my home town. I also love the diversity of people, some super rich along side the everyday man. I love that the dogs I come across are generally the happy cutesy type and not the I want to rip your leg off and take it home for supper. The markets are also a great edition. I live conveniently only 800metres from Coles & Woolworths. If I had to leave, I don't know where I would go.
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Railway station
  • River
Cons
  • Lack of a Forward thinking Council
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

""Quaint suberb by the river"

Öld country feel, friendly people who say hi, a couple of great cafes.
Pros
  • River
  • Railway station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"top place"

lovely old village feel has potential to turn into a mt lawley centrally located to swan vallay,swan river,perth city,perth airport what more do you want oh thats right the beach ,ah well cant have it all.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Very happy and relaxed in Bassendean"

I moved to Perth in 2002 and bought a house in Bassendean shortly afterwards. I've always felt very happy and relaxed and have formed many friendships with people living nearby over the years. I also appreciate being so central to everything, particularly Perth city, the Swan Valley and Midland/Morley shopping areas.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Could not imagine living anywhere else!"

My family and I have lived in the suburb of Bassendean for 6 years now and could not imagine living anywhere else. I have a 9 year old daughter and a second child on the way. I believe Bassendean has everything we need to live a very content life.

Bassendean Village Shopping Centre as well as a family-owned supermarket only walking distance away, meet most of our shopping needs.

We enjoy watersports so appreciate the close proximity to the river, as well as to the Swan Valley winery region, Perth CBD, Tonkin Highway, for when we travel south for the weekend, Centro Galleria shopping precinct and the Guildford cafe and antique shop strip. Public transport is also very easily accessible.

The street we live on is very quiet so I have no hesitation in allowing my daughter to spend time in our front yard.

I would highly recommend this suburb for families or couples that enjoy the finer things in life and most importantly, an overall sense of contentment.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids