6.9 out of 10

Glendalough

Ranked 164th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9190232031463 115.824645783935
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Convenient for almost everything"

I lived in Glendalough for 6 years and for the most part I absolutely loved it. I don't drive so having a close station and bus stops close by was great. I worked in the city and in Fremantle and never had problems unless the trains were down. Five minutes drive to everywhere ...Subiaco, Leederville, Mount Hawthorn cafés and shops a short distance. Fast bus to the beach or a quick 10 minute drive if the traffic is off peak. Montessori School and Lake Monger Primary are in the area. I think the closest high school is Churchlands.
The IGA is good, chemist good, Lake Monger and Herdsman Lake parks are awesome. I lived with my partner and a child in this area. I was so happy to live only a 5 minute drive from the King Edward Hospital when I was pregnant, especially as we had an emergency delivery! Harborne Dental is great too.
The one downside is there is not much on street parking if you live Harborne St way like we did. In some ways this is good because there I noticed it stopped people from having big parties. Our complex was so quiet at night it was surprising.
Pros
  • Public transport, groceries
  • Hospitals, schools,
  • Great parks
Cons
  • Traffic on Harborne is busy at peak
  • Not much on street parking
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Noisy suburb"

Nothing to say...if you want to live in a noisy and industrial area... I recommend for low income people....OMG
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"worth to live"

excellent place

I lived in Como 2 years, Cannington 1 year and now in Glendalough half year

Como quiet and beautiful but difficult shopping if you want to walk

Cannington quiet and good for shopping but no park no lake no views

Glendalough a bit noisey but I like, I sleep even better here than Cannington. Easy shopping, Easy Beach, Easy Lake and Easy everything

yes there are some industory here, but who cares? think about Cannington......even more industory there

Good luck Glendalough
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4/5 rating details
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to city life"

Affordable area to live with good potential for property value growth
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5/5
2yrs+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to Live"

Having lived in Glendalough for the past 2 years I'm happy to say that the place is great and safe. Location is excellent with the freeway being close.

The other lady bagging the place must have been evicted and therefore has some grievances to voice... maybe she’d been better off paying her rent on time instead of getting angry in the net.

Being next to some excellent suburbs, Wembley and Mt Hawthorn I feel adds some real value to the area as it's somewhat undiscovered.

5 minutes to the city
8 minutes to the beach
7 minutes to Wembley Golf course
Walk around the lake to leedervile for a coffe on Sunday morning.

Crime... I'd say it's no worse than anywhere else, I certainly feel safe here.


Glendalough.... you'll love it!!
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4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
2yrs+

"Disregard previous review"

I'd just like to point out that the previous review isn't founded on any hard data. I don't know much about Glendalough but I know the crime rate isn't high. In fact it's one of the lowest in Perth.

You can do the research for yourself by using www.police.wa.gov.au

Using an entire year to sample I'll compare with Mosman Park.. for anyone that knows a fairly wealthy suburb.

Lets start with Mosman park, it had the following crimes reported:

27 Assault
71 Burglary (Dwelling)
22 Burglary (Other)
10 Graffiti
3 Robbery
24 Steal Motor Vehicle

Glendalough had these:
19 Assault
34 Burglary (Dwelling)
1 Burdlary (Other)
6 Graffiti
5 Robbery
11 Steal Motor Vehicle.

That's sampled from January 2009 - December 2009, directly from police records.

To give a fair comparison, a suburb with bad crime figures looks like this:

217 Assault
238 Burglary (Dwelling)
72 Burlglary (Other)
266 Graffiti
21 Robbery
68 Steal Motor Vehicle

That's gosnells for anyone interested. Glendalough didn't even hit 100 crimes in total, and had half the crime of one of the wealthiest suburbs in Perth metro.

I don't need to make biased sweeping statements, the figures talk for me.

Though the last review was correct it does offer excellent rental returns. There's posts in the forums that detail it's one of the best suburbs in perth to buy an investment property.
jenno
jenno Statistics can be corrupted by many things. For example, you should look at the population of Gosnells (17,275) compared with Glendalough (2,729) and that may explain to you the discrepancy - If fact, if extrapolate Glendalough's crime numbers based on population, you find that it is on par or worse than Gosnells . Perhaps you need to do a bit more research into statistics before you listen to and rely upon "the figures" and criticise others for making "biased sweeping statements". I think the fact that I live in the suburb means that I a right to comment on the suburb and the crime is bad. Perhaps people should disregard your statement?
2yrs+
JustSaying
JustSaying If you looked at those statistics.. and I'm not saying I would because they're almost half a decade old (Census 2006).. you'd find that on a scale of crimes per hundred, Glendalough had 4.5 and Gosnells more then double at 9.2.

Out of curiosity do you rent or own?
2yrs+
jenno
jenno Whether I rent or own is irrelevant (although I its fairly obvious from my original comment).

How do you calculate your figures JustSayin? (Below are the numbers I get)

Gosnells= 882 Crimes / 17275 x 100 = 5.1 per 100
Glendalough= 76 Crimes / 2729 x 100 = 2.8 per 100

These statistics also don't take into consideration that Gosnells is appalling for Graffiti. If you look at Assaults, Burglaries, robberies and Motor vehicle thefts without Graffiti the numbers are;

Gosnells= 616 Crimes / 17275 x 100 = 3.57 per 100
Glendalough= 70 Crimes / 2729 x 100 = 2.57 per 100

This indicates to me that Glendalough isnt a whole lot safer than Gosnells.
2yrs+
JustSaying
JustSaying Use crime and population data from the same year you quoted; populations change.

True, Gosnells did/does have high graffiti. Glendalough doesn't, the most reported in one year for the last five years has been nine. How is this bad...
2yrs+
LocalHero
LocalHero Jenno, did you live at the train station?
2yrs+
jenno
jenno You ask why Low Graffiti is bad thing? Gosnells high rate of Graffiti distorts the crime per person figures. If you take Graffiti out of the statistics, it shows that the crime rates are similar in both suburbs.

You have almost the same chance of getting your car stolen, your home broken into or bashed in Glendalough as you do in Gosnells but you are less likely to see Graffiti damage in Glendalough.

It is also worth noting that most graffiti is done to public property so to convert figures to a per-person-statistic is misleading and another example of why statistics need to be carefully interpreted before drawing conclusions.

"Torture numbers and they'll confess to anything"
~Gregg Easterbrook
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Where property investors take advantage of the dullards"

Convenient location - ill give it that, but this place is owned by property investors and has some of the highest rents (for what you get). The place is also I hub for crime - probably people trying to steal rent money. Bad problem with vandalism of cars and public property. come live here if you want good public transport, deteriorating safety conditions due to crime & unsavouries and you want to line the pockets of rich property investors who charge exorbitant amounts for tiny units.
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