8.6 out of 10

Jolimont

-31.9471600474408 115.810085069645
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything you need"

I have lived in Jolimont for over 2 years and love it! You can walk to the shops, the gym, Daglish Train Station and Subiaco is only a 10 minute walk. There are plenty of parks and in the afternoons you always see families at the playground or taking their dogs for a walk as well as plenty of people exercising.
Living in Jolimont allows you to get the benefits of Subiaco and Floreat but without the hefty price tag.
There are a lot of units and apartments in the area, but several of them have been refurbished which has increased their rental price and value. Given the close proximity to the city (which is about a 7 minute drive), the rental price for a 2x1 is nearing $400 which keeps out the lower socio-economic class.
I have never had any issues with security and always feel safe walking to and from the train station in the middle of the night.
Pros
  • Walking distance to shops
  • Close to Subiaco, Floreat and Wembley
  • Safe and secure suburb
Cons
  • Can get busy due to close proximity to Perth and Subiaco Oval
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5
2yrs+

"Almost - Inner City Apartment Living"

I have to be honest here - I have never lived in Jolimont and I don't know a great deal about it. But, this inspired me to take a look at some of the information about this suburb. I have driven past many times and was, for the most part, completely unaware that it was Jolimont at all! If asked I would have said I was in some sort of Subiaco - Wembley type place. I think most of us forget Jolimont is actually a real suburb because there is not really very much of it. Once the Mathews Netball Centre and the nearby Hockey Centre are removed from the equation there is only a small square of streets, most between Salvado and Hay Sts.

To provide a small amount of information - there are about 700 dwellings in Jolimont and most seem to be one person households (51% at last census). Renters make up 37% of the population with families only accounting for only 12% of the overall population. It seems that the small number of dwellings and the fact that most seem to be apartments has affected the overall growth of the area. Normally being 4km from the CBD would be an indicator of reliable and higher growth in the median price. However, over 10 yrs the average is around 7.9% which is under the 10% marker for good growth in Perth. Perhaps the lack of attraction to families affects the overall figures with areas like nearby Wembley being much more attractive.
Pros
  • 4km from CBD!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees