Middle of nowhere??? Gated estate???????????? No gates where I live in Bibra Lake... you must be thinking of the retirement village that is in the suburb but it is MUCH more than that centre!
It is around the corner from the new Fiona Stanley/Murdoch Hospital precinct (ride your bike there or even walk), 15-20 minutes drive to Fremantle and the CBD north, minutes drive to the Murdoch train (I train it every day to the CBD and it is around 8 minutes of train ride!).
Hidden little suburb that will be worth gold in a few years.
Not really sure what you mean by bad for resale or rental values being no good. Our house has risen in value by quite a lot over the last 12 months, and we will be leasing our 3x1 out later this year for upwards of $450.
It's kind of in the middle of nowhere. Hard to get to. It would be good if you never wanted to leave there, i.e. a stay at home mum or retired person. Plus the prices were way too high to start with. And it takes a certain kind of person to want to live in a gated estate. They are all guesses but my best guesses!