9.4 out of 10

Craigie

Ranked 19th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.7864072873069 115.769062818038
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
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  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers
  • Retirees

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+

"Craigie- Fastest selling suburb in Australia"

Craigie is now the fastest selling suburb in Australia. Get in here quick.
Pros
  • Excellent kids schools
  • Close to transport, beach and shops
  • Craigie Leisure centre has the best Gym and 2 heated olympic swimming pools
  • People/ quietness of area
  • Proximity to many things, especially beach
  • lots of parks
  • nice neighbourhood
  • Fantastic gym and leisure centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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+

"Craigie-Rising Star!!"

We have live in Craigie for five years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our kids go to Whitfords Catholic school, a feeder school for Sacred Heart and Prendiville high schools. We live on a park and enjoy the beach access, transport access and shopping that is close to Craigie. The Craigie leisure centre has a great gym and parks with kangaroos around it.
Pros
  • People/ quietness of area
  • Proximity to many things, especially beach
  • lots of parks
  • nice neighbourhood
  • Fantastic gym and leisure centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The place to start a family"

We have just hit 10 years as residents of craigie and could not feel more at home. We purchased the property in our early 20's for the following reasons . . close to beach, 5 to 10 mins to shopping and nightlife at hillarys marina, whitfords shopping centre, joondalup city centre, easy access to freeways and bus and train transport for easy access to the city and work. Plus we got a huge block for a great price that we hoped would either be a good long term investment or allow the opportunity for development down the track. . . .and boy where we right! Like most of Perth Craigie has been a fantastic investment in the long term plus unlike most other suburbs in Perth we really didn't see a big down turn in price over the recent GFC.
We are now in our early 30's and have a young family and the suburb continues to meet our needs with a brand new public primary school and a catholic primary, awesome craigie leisure centre, brand new bulk billing medical/dentist centre and fantastic chemist and mini post office, parks where everyone says hello and for a local meal out the craigie tavern.
We have close enough relationships with our neighbours that we can ask them to collect our mail while we are away etc but large enough blocks (we are on 800sqm plus) that we do not feel like we are living in their pockets like you do in some of the newer suburbs.
Plus by mid 2013 the old craigie high school site will also be released as a new housing development. We think the next wave of growth will hit Craigie then and instead of renovating people will start demolishing and building brand new which will give a whole new sparkle to Craigie.
Pros
  • People/ quietness of area
  • Proximity to many things, especially beach
  • lots of parks
  • nice neighbourhood
  • Fantastic gym and leisure centre
Cons
  • Suburb itself lacks restaurants however good ones in neighbouring suburbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
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 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Craigie Right place right price"

We have lived in Craigie for 4 years and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It also has changed substantially from being a rental suburb to a family owned suburb. Because it is relatively cheap compared to the rest of Perth people have more money to do up there houses and we have seen that all along our street Mildura road, that people are renovating there houses. Also you will rarely see a house advertised for sale in craigie in the Sunday newspaper because there is a massive demand for houses in this suburb and they get snapped up immediately unlike the rest of Perth.
We are 1.2 km from one the most beautiful beaches, 500m from Whitfords shopping center which is massive and will soon be open for Sunday shopping and 150 m from the bus stop that takes you directly to the train station. Considering the median house price for Hillaries across the road is in the order of $650000 we fell lucky to be here at $450,000. By the way the median house price for Craigie went up $30,000 last month so you better get here quick.
Pros
  • Fantastic gym and leisure centre
  • Close to beaches and whitfords shop
  • Craigie medical center is great
  • People/ quietness of area
  • Proximity to many things, especially beach
  • lots of parks
  • nice neighbourhood
Cons
  • Craigie primary school recently rated as one of the top primary schools
  • Whitfords Catholic Primary is fantastic (our kids go there)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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+

"AWESOME!!!"

there is not much to say besides it's a wonderful place to live! parks, leisure centre, beach...i have a dog and it's great to go for walks and you have quite a few parks to choose from. as everyone else said as well, greta location, a 2 mins drive to the beach and the city isn't far away either. week end trips to yanchep are just as easy. beautiful place!
Pros
  • lots of parks
  • nice neighbourhood
  • People/ quietness of area
  • Proximity to many things, especially beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"craigie - everything you want"

i am really happy in craigie, it offers a lot for sporty people with the craigie leisure centre right there. it's great for kids too as there is parks and playgrounds and only minutes to the beach. it's generally quiet and the traffic isn't bad at all plus public transport works well for us and we love the good atmosphere in craigie. we have a great relationship with our neighbours and everyone greets each other on the streets, it's a very welcoming place.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Relaxed suburb, close to beach, not far to the city"

I love the old school style of Craigie, the mainly 70 and 80ies built houses, it's original! People are friendly and chatty, kids can walk home from school - it's save and best of all: it's a 5 mins drive to the beach!
Pros
  • People/ quietness of area
  • Proximity to many things, especially beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Craigie - a rising star!"

I never knew much about Craigie until i was looking for a house to buy. I wanted to stay close to the coast however needed something affordable and started looking around Craigie. The more places I have visited around the area, the more I got to like it. The people are friendly, there is heaps of parks and green areas, great shopping opportunities with the whitfords shopping centre so close and the local shops with a fruit and vegie place and a whoolies. The best are the beaches around us. Mullaloo is right there and Hillarys is very close too. I love it here!
Pros
  • People/ quietness of area
  • Proximity to many things, especially beach
Cons
  • Suburb itself lacks restaurants however good ones in neighbouring suburbs
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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+

"Location wise - cant beat it"

Craigie is a hidden secret. We were looking for a place around Hillarys/ Mullaloo etc. and just went one suburb closer inland and found Craigie. So glad we did as it's a great location for so many things - 5 mins from beach, 5 mins to 2 large shopping complexes, inbetween 2 main stations, 20 mins to city, close to get up North and out to the Swan Valley etc. It's quiet however easy to access pubs etc. at Mullaloo, Joondalup, Mindarie, Leederville. We are seeing more and more young professionals moving here all the time as they realise it's excellent value for money. I think Craigie has a bad name for Perth locals due to the water treatment plant and that it is 'far away from the city' - only Perth locals would say this!! The water treatment plant has advanced in technology from many years ago and we live quite close to it and have not smelt it at all.
Pros
  • People/ quietness of area
  • Proximity to many things, especially beach
Cons
  • Suburb itself lacks restaurants however good ones in neighbouring suburbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Not as bad as it is made out to be. Happy Resident of Craigie!"

I've lived in Craigie for nearly 7 years and its a great place. Yes, you do get people going to the shops with no shoes and as with most suburbs you get your hoons. You can't fault it for its location and in my opinion Craigie is under valued. We have a new medical centre, new schools yet to be completed and a new land release in 2012 (old Craigie high school). Not 100% on the dates.

Its only 3 to 4kms to the beach and you can still purchase a home that close to the beach for under $500,000 and the blocks are a great size. I grew up in Hillarys and lived there for 18 years and you still had hoons and people going to the shops with no shoes/shirts. We lived very, very close to the beach and we used to get people graffiting the front wall, pulling up the plants, burnouts and all sorts of drunken/stupid behaviour.

The problem with some people is they want to live in suburbs that have a reputation as a trendy suburb. Some people love the status that comes with living in suburbs like Sorrento, Hillarys, North Beach etc.. (they are fantastic suburbs) makes some people feel a little above others and more exclusive than others like myself who live in Craigie (its full of bogans, not true) When i say some people i mean its mostly the 1st homebuyers and young couples. People always make jokes when i tell them i live in Craigie but they don't realise how good the spot is until they see for themselves.

With today's prices i think Craigie is one the best areas to buy for location, value and growth!!! If your not chasing the status or can't afford to buy on the other side of Marmion Avenue then Craigie is an area you should have a look at.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees