7.4 out of 10

Katanning

-33.6834067235114 117.495842651908
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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

"Katanning the Super town!"

In the middle of everywhere: 2 1/2 hours to Armadale and perth metro, 2 hours to the west coast, 2 hours to the south coast. It also looks like a gold mine will be opening up soon: Nothing definate yet but it is looking very good. More to the point the lower end of the residential real eastate has been bought up, by the locals. There are some bargains around but there might be a reason why they are a bargain. Nevertheless, there is a good rate of return on investment real estate and some reasonably priced owner occupied housing. Good sports facilities, good community spirit, can get most of what you would need locally, (if they don't have it on display they can get it for you), and remember when you compare prices take the freight component into consideration, as the Katanning businesses generally deliver to your door for the quoted price. 3 primary schools, 1 senior high school, tafe campus, kids can walk to school and be safe. Good hospital, pharmacy and medical services. Always seems to be jobs advertised so there is work available. Unusually for a country town has a very diverse population, with local indigenous (7%), Malay/Christmas/Cocos Islander, (bout 12%), fair proportion of other cultures represented as well, such as afghani, pacific Islander, kiwis, iranian, congolese, south african and chinese to name a few making up another 10% or so. There seems to be no tension between all the cultures and everyone seems to get on. It's an interestingly good place to live. Earmarked by the State government as one of the "Super Towns" which they want to expand and grow.
Pros
  • Cheap housing, lifestyle and low cost of living.
  • Great place to bring up kids. Plenty of Jobs.
  • We can see the stars at night.
Cons
  • Not yet enough population to support a decent restaurant or night clubs.
  • Students have to leave for tertiary education.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Close to many major towns"

Katanning is a three hour drive south east of Perth and is two hours from Albany. This beautiful area has everything to offer including your choice of schools with both state and catholic primary and high schools as well as kindergartens and pre schools. There is also a TAFE college at Katanning. There are a number of medical centres with allied health clinics as well. Katanning Health Service and Hospital has up to date equipment with fully trained experienced staff. There is home and community care and disability services. There are plenty of shops with supermarkets, specialty stores, tavern, chemists, etc. Sport is popular here with good sized playing fields, a leisure centre and a swimming centre for those hot summer days. Property prices are rising steadily although it is possible to still pick up a bargain. Rentals too are on the rise and are becoming more and scarcer. The area boasts some beautiful scenery and has many vineyards and wineries as well as galleries and arts and craft shops.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees