7.5 out of 10

Cottesloe

Ranked 148th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9951702855095 115.756992651612
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
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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 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+

"Best suburb in Australia!"

Pros
  • Close to the beach
  • Great Cafes and Resturants
  • Close to the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Overrated"

The local residents are a mixture of very cool nice people who have been living there for decades, like me, and the rich snobby people who really don't care about anyone else and have blower vacs, lawn mowers, whipper snippers out in the early morning, all day actually, at least once a week. Some (a few) have very loud parties. So check your possible neighbours out. The bigger the mansion usually the less friendly the neighbour / the older the house the nicer and less noisy the neighbour.

Next to mosman park, home of the heroin addicts due to the mandatory homeswest housing, unfortunately because some nice people pay a lot of money to buy houses there. mosman park druggies roam cottesloe streets at night "car popping" - checking to see if your car is unlocked, and young males are frequently seen ripping out street signs and heard yelling and vandalizing. not to mention the pubs, avoid living near them at all costs.

The safest part of cott is probably the side between the railway and and stirling highway. Heres hoping that oneday the railway will go underground.

The beach tends to be pretty safe at night, and it is nice and well lit up. But I do walk with a large dog. Avoid the bushes at the dip before the lookout at all costs at night. it is know for mugging.

The primary school is great. The busses (99, 103, 107) go straight to uwa and QE2, but they don't always turn up and there is always a botttle neck at around 8 am and 4pm due to the silly rich people in 4wd taking their kids to the private schools. There is no parking at uwa if you live in cottesloe. Free parking if you have a motorbike though, and the backstreets make it quick and easy to get to the city, uwa and QE2.

Farmer Jacks in claremont is great. Woolworths, the post office etc are close by.

there is a serious rat prioblem because of the seeds dropped by the pine trees. and a roach problem because people water in the heat of summer. In summer there is no parking, even if you live there !

Some dogs attack, but the rangers do nothing.
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KeenSailor
KeenSailor Your review is very thorough, I am impressed. I'm glad that you were honest about the problems with the druggies and the neighbours having loud parties. Most people write a glowing review of their area and it is not helpful to people who are genuinely thinking of buying there.
2yrs+
SteveS2
Aug 12, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Awesome Sunsets..."

I Love Cottesloe because of the fantastic beach... I used to swim here every weekend as a boy and now bring my kids here all through the summer... I work locally and I live in Shenton Park just 5 mins away and love Cottesloe beach so much that I proposed to my girlfriend at sunset on Valentines Day 2012 ( she said yes for the record!) ...
Pros
  • Close to the beach
  • Great Cafes and Resturants
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
  • 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+

"Great place to Live"

Close to the city and beach. Strictly for investments, what else could you want? Dont know about others, but our neighbours are great. Sometimes you do get the rif raf coming to the area from other suburbs, but usually not alot of trouble. Nice cafes and restaurants, its a great place to be. We bought our first home here in 2000, and the property prices in the area have just boomed! its amazing. I would recommend it to everyone!
Pros
  • Great Cafes and Resturants
  • Close to the city
  • Close to the beach
Cons
  • The rif raf non residents that come from other suburbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to the beach... Very expensive..."

Most of the older houses in cottesloe are set on big blocks of land 500sqm+. A few years ago cottesloe was just about affordable suburb... but in recent time a lot of the older houses have been ripped down and replaced with stylish duplexes as subdivides. Which has made the property market in this suburb boom.

The suburb is conveniently located between fremantle and perth. Expensive but basically as close as you can get to the beach.
Pros
  • Close to the beach
Cons
  • Very expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Jolly good fun"

I like Cottlesloe, though seeing old men in "one-size too small for them" Speedo's and tighty-whities is cringe worthy and has been putting me off of late. Wanna buy a house? 3 bedroom joints are over 1mill, no cheapskates allowed
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Life's a Beach!"

Perfect all round suburb where you can pretend you are always on holiday. Great beach, loads of cafes and restaurants, good pubs, and boutique shopping, with excellent public transport access. Forget Bondi as the iconic Aussie beach - Cottesloe is where it's at!
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Over rated and looking to move."

We can not believe how rude people are especially drivers. The local schools are fantastic but unless you went to school or studied with the other parents they are extremely exclusive and stick to their cliques! Half way through term 2 and despite saying hello I am often ignored.
We have lived in various places around the world and have been quite shocked. So much for the stereotypical happy Aussie - we have not met any here in Cott. We do not know the name of our neighbours even though we introduced ourselve when we moved in and say hello most days.They have bascally snubbed us.
The best thing are the beautiful beaches and our early morning walks. The Napolean street shops are lovely too. There are many great coffee options and cafes.
The biggest problem for us have been the parties that are loud and go on frequently after midnight. Also we have had quite a number of drunken youths yelling out the front at night and quite a few cars doing burn outs in thestreet. Luckily we bought during the dip as we have our property on the market again and can not wait to leave this over rated suburb and the stuck up and obnoxious locals.
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  • Singles
cotRes
cotRes yes some people are very snobby here

they got the council to put an abandoned car sticker on my car because it is old, i don't have a garrage

and the drunk scum that visits the area is unbelieveble
2yrs+
cotRes
cotRes and the noise from the loud parties and the pubs is horrible
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"World famous seaside spot-great form the rich and famous"

Cottesloe is known worldwide not only for the great beach but for the many prestige homes which overlook the Indian Ocean. Located 15 mins from Perth CBD, Cottesloe has everything you could need with a myriad of boutique style shops, art and craft shops and small specialty stores all in a village type atmosphere, yet there is also a large shopping complex call Cottesloe central which offers all the shopping experiences of the city with department stores food court etc. There are a great number of modern facilities here and the area is very community minded. There is a well stocked library, many performing arts opportunities and galleries. Medical centres are dotted around the area with major hospitals close by. Educational wise the Cottesloe area has schools and colleges as well as universities and TAFE colleges within easy reach. For entertainment there are numerous sporting and social clubs which offer entertainment for the family. You will find numerous restaurants and cafes as well as takeaway and fast food outlets and of course the local hotel for those wanting a cold ale. Getting around is easy as Cottesloe is well serviced by rail and bus services. If you want to buy a property at Cottesloe you will find some beautiful homes and units but bring you cheque book.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids