7.4 out of 10

Brentwood

-32.0422820765463 115.852631646871
Great for
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

FHB FHB
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely, leafy-green suburb with everything you need on your doorstep."

My partner and I have LOVED living here (Disney Street) for the past 12 mths. We live across the road from a Primary School Oval and the Blue Gum Recreation Centre which is awesome for us because we love a game of squash. There is a nature reserve/park around the corner and the Swan River is only a stroll away - as is Garden City Shopping Centre. We've found this suburb to be very quiet and safe - which I appreciate a lot because my partner often works night shifts.

You might like to know that there is quite a bit of state housing in this suburb, but much of it is designated for people with physical disabilities, so you don't get the "trouble" that is often associated with state-housing (in our experience). Having said that, however, be wary of the housing area down the end of Moolyeen, near Leach Hwy... I often see the police cars parked outside those houses.

Cranford Ave shopping precinct has all the amenities you could possibly need (seriously). One of our favourite reasons for living in this location is ease of access to the freeway via Cranford Ave OR Leach Hwy - AND Bull Creek train station only a 15 min walk away.

The only negative that annoys me a lot is pests. Now that summer has arrived, I am killing all sorts of spiders on a daily basis and are trying my best to control ants and mosquitoes.

Another negative is inflated house prices... As First-Home buyers, we are disappointed we can't afford to purchase in Brentwood... sigh.
Pros
  • Established trees - leafy green
  • Recreation opportunities
  • Feels safe and peaceful
Cons
  • Pests and insects
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nosy neighbours and unfriendly"

It seems that the close to leach hwy area has more problem with lots of state housing than the rest of the suburb
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 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 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A hidden gem of a suburb"

Brentwood is a suburb which is close the everything you could ever need such as schools, transport, freeway entries, shops, fitness centres, etc. However, it is still removed enough from the hustle and bustle making it feel peaceful and quiet. And with a number of recent new house builds and renovations, one can see how much this suburb has changed for the better and will continue to do so.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees