9.5 out of 10

Booragoon

Ranked 6th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0372365204582 115.834023566656
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jun 21, 2017

"Great suburb! Close to everything and friendly!"

We moved to Perth 8 months ago and have lived in Booragoon for the majority of that time. So happy with our choice of suburb! It's close to everything: the CBD, Fremantle,freeway, airport, beach and river. It's safe and the neighbours are pleasant, we regularly take our dog for a walk around Booragoon Lake and see many friendly and familiar faces. Garden City is very close and is an amazing shopping centre. We have NBN at our house and have had great internet. Highly recommend this area!
Pros
  • Location
  • Peaceful and well established area
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 30, 2016

"Safe, welcoming, great schools and community"

We moved into Booragoon 18 months ago and couldn't be happier! We were looking for a suburb in a catchment area of high quality schools and feel that we hit the jackpot because Booragoon offers this and so much more. Fabulous central location, an abundance of retail options, hospital and university close by, a choice of parks and sporting clubs. The only thing Booragoon doesn't have is restaurants - though there is a big selection in adjoining suburbs and I believe there will be new restaurants with the expansion of Garden City Shopping Centre.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Sense of community
  • Outstanding parks and facilities
  • Excellent future capital growth
  • Location
  • Peaceful and well established area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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 5/5
  • 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+

"Can't expect any more for a living environment"

It'S been nearly three years since we moved into Booragoon and found all positive for the daily lifestyle needs. Frstly, my two children in school both in walking distance to SHS and PMY. Secondly, shopping is a highly pleasant experience in Garden City Shopping Centre. Quite central location to the city and south of river, to the coast and nearby river. Plenty of parks, restaurants and all other facilities we can think of it.
Pros
  • Excellent future capital growth
  • Location
  • Peaceful and well established area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"I don't really want to live anywhere else."

I have a property that I live in across the road from Garden City Shopping Centre. I bought it 8 years ago and I personally believe that this was the best decision I have ever made with relation to Suburb choice.
I will paint a picture of living in my part of Booragoon:
- My neighbours are friendly and tidy
- Of course everything required is local.
- I can take a quick 5 min ride in my bicycle to the canning river.
- There is a bus station terminal across the road so I use it when I go to the city.
- Bull creek train station is a 5 min drive away (i.e. park and ride).
- I never have had any crime however I will say that once in the seven years I have been here I have had someone try to climb over our fence. Nothing was taken from our backyard.
- I have never read in the local paper or never heard of any home invasions or serious crime.
- Being off two main roads, there are hoons but that would be the same in any area where there are main arterial roads.
- In contrast, on most Sundays in the afternoon you can almost “hear a pin drop”.
- Thursday night (after late night shopping) you will hear the occasional teens making noise in the bus terminal but there are always several transit guards there to break them up and send them off. I have never heard of any issues there.
- One thing I don’t like is Saturday morning as it is inconvenient for me to drive out of my driveway as everyone is lined up at the lights to drive into the Garden City car parks. But this is not a reflection of the suburb but of my specific location and you will get that if you choose to live across one of Perth’s major shopping complexes!!!
- I don’t have children (yet) but I would feel safe taking them to the local parks (and there are plenty) for a play on the swings. I witness many families doing that exact thing.
- At night all I really hear is the occasional motor traffic but again. I live off two main roads.
- Public basketball courts are nearby as well as the Melville Fitness Centre which has just had $5mil thrown at it to make it “state of the art”. There is also a local tennis club and many other sporting clubs (do the research).
- I have two friends who co-incidentally live off Rankin way and they love how peaceful and quite the neighbourhood is. I am thinking about buying another property there!!
- If you can afford this area it is worth the extra cost for peace of mind that you are living in a well-established and safe area. Yes it is safe. I have done many late night rides and even jogs and never seen people loitering or behaving strangely. And this is over an 8 year period!!
- There is only one thing that annoys me (but nothing is perfect eh?) but around 11:00pm every night just one single plane goes overhead, but that’s it!!
I hope this helps you paint a picture because this is my 100% honest account of Booragoon.
Pros
  • Location
  • Excellent future capital growth
  • Peaceful and well established area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Ok but not great at night"

Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"So lucky to live here"

So convinient to everything - transport at your door step connecting to everywhere, nice people on the streets, great sporting facilities; middle of the city if you for wishing to drive north or south or east or Freo way;
shoping - still the best
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • 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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Central & Safe"

Once you've lived here, you won't want to move. It's great for young families and there's a major shopping complex 2 mins away. Wireless Hill is a lovely natural park and the river is only 5 mins away. Safe, neat, central - great!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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+

"Family Suburb with great potential"

Great location easy access to Freeway, good schools, many parks and Garden City is a very popular shopping centre. 15min drive to Fremantle. New Fiona Stanley hospital will only be 10min away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly, quiet and safe...."

Have lived in Allerton Way for many years. My children have grown up here, attending the local primary school which is absolutely wonderful. They were able to walk or cycle to school, play footy/soccer in Len Shearer Park a few metres away, use the cricket nets on Karoonda, walk to the Aquatic Centre and even skate on the road itself as the traffic and width of the road makes it safe enough to do so. As they got older they were able to jump on a bus on either Riseley or at Garden City and go anywhere from there. The freeway access is so close via Leech Highway and Fremantle only 15 minutes drive. The train into Perth takes 8 minutes.

There are plenty of good dog walking areas around too and the river is very close.

Medical Facilities? Ultra modern Fiona Stanley Hospital being built 10 mns drive...St John of God Murdoch, excellent facilities. Lots of GP surgeries/after hour surgeries around. Late night chemist 5 mns drive from here.

Want to dance the night away? Not in Booragoon, I'm afraid but Fremantle and the city are really only a stone's throw alway.

The movies? Hoyts Cinemas are in Garden City 5 mns walk.

Retail therapy anyone? Garden City boasts some of the best shopping in Perth!

Secondary Schools? The list is too long! Excellent selection of both private and public schools, Applecross and Rossmoyne both highly acclaimed public schools.

Fantastic investment on property! Initially I had wanted to live in Mount Pleasant but found I got much more for my money in Booragoon and quite honestly the suburb is just as nice and offers more facilities for families.

We have it all :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet oasis - family haven."

Booragoon is surprisingly tranquil considering it is so close to Leach and Canning Highways and the freeway! These main roads are very busy during peak times but the traffic is managed well lights etc. The suburb itself is made up of loops and culdesacs and so protects the locals from any through traffic. It is so peacfull!

It has many parks/playgrounds (small and large) and the local primary school is excellent!! It is a safe and friendly place and the Melville council are well known for being efficient in processing applications (we put up a patio recently and the company we used were pleased that they had to deal with Melville to get the permit). There are 4 large medical practices within 5-10 mins and Murdoch hospital is also close by. Garden City Shopping Centre is a shopper's dream (it also has quick access if you just want to do the groceries!) Myaree has almost everything else you could want to buy so between Garden City and Myaree you hardly need to leave the neighbourhood to get anything. The Melville fitness and Aquatic Centre is great and there are other Gyms and fitness centres in the area too, catering for everyone from babyies to seniors.

When we moved here from the northen suburbs (9 years ago) my parents wondered why, now they know! The shopping and services are great, schools are great, easy to get to anywhere from here, pretty, friendly, quiet - it's all good.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees