8.5 out of 10

Lathlain

Ranked 88th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9673638734996 115.904211751824
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 13, 2017

"Wonderful suburb with lots of new developments"

Purchased a property in Lathlain this year. Lived in the country for the past 22 years and was apprehensive about returning to the city. Absolutely love Lathlain. Everything is close by. Victoria Park with its pubs and restaurant is walking distance away. Belmont Forum 5 minutes away. Train and bus route into Perth CBD are quick and easy. Burswood with new stadium and river a hop and a skip away. Friendly neighbours and due to zoning in our part of the suburb hardly any subdivisions and still lots of houses with gardens. Streets are lined with trees and make a nice change from the newer suburbs. Lathlain Precinct nearly finished and the new park with wonderful adventure playground for children is always busy and it is great to hear and see young families enjoying the facilities. Area has nice coffee shops Stadium Cafe and The Kettle and on Archer Street there are a couple of lovely restaurants.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
2yrs+

"Must live in the wrong street"

Love the proximity to the city, the cafe strip and my kids school. I have lived in Lathlain for 12 years and have been subjected to a violent home invasion, drunks walking past from the football grounds (better since they took the Lathlain train station out) and neighbours who are not at all friendly. Think perhaps I am in the wrong part of Lathlain but would love to have friendly neighbours and other kids/families around - none in our street unfortunately.
qwertyK5
qwertyK5 If you live on the boarders of Lathlain near Great Eastern Highway or near the Burswood trainstation, those places can be a little dodgy.
2yrs+
Chantal Ricupero
Chantal Ricupero Such a shame to hear. The price of property in Lathlain has moved up and it is a shame there is still trouble. I remember an incident around Christmas time last year
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"My wonderful review"

Lathlain is a small town where everybody knows everyone! I love living here. It is so close to the city and public transport both bus and train are right there at your doorstep. The few shops that are in Lathlain are very nice (Green Bean cafe and Deli's). I have lived here 13 years and counting, if I ever move I would move to another place in Lathlain. Most neighbours are quite as they are retirees or families with kids, but I do know some professional singles and couples that live in Lathlain. I work in the city and it only takes me 10 minutes to get to work by bus. I love Lathlain dearly and all my friends and most of my family live here too.
Pros
  • Close to city, river and dinin spots
  • Nice neighbours
  • Quiet traffic
Cons
  • Not many shopping options
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+

"Love Lathlain"

I can honestly say at this stage of my life with a young family we would not want to live anywhere else. It is like living in a country town however the city towers over the big trees. The suburb is leafy, friendly and has an amazing community spirit. Our street has a Christmas street party every year, Footy Tipping competition, Melbourne Cup Sweeps and is known for being the Christmas lights street in the area. I go jogging around the streets and night time and feel completely safe. We have our own local footy team the mighty Demons that are based at Lathlain Oval and I love hearing the crowd cheering from our house or walking down to see a game. Walking distance to Burswood Casino, and even just a jog into the City. The subdivision laws are different in Lathlain in comparison to surrounding suburbs so there people do not live on top of each other and the roads are wide and clear without having cars parked. Big blocks still exist where having a big backyard for the kids to play is the norm. Walking distance to the many pubs and restaurants in Victoria Park and Carlisle so you can have a drink and simply walk home. What can I say this suburb has it all. I love it, love it, love it. Ask anyone that lives here and they all feel the same.
Pros
  • Close to city, river and dinin spots
  • Nice neighbours
  • Quiet traffic
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Hidden Location"

My partner and I have lived in Lathlain for almost 4 years, we love it, close to the city, river and Vic Park,South Perth, Burswood and Como dining spots. If you want a big shopping centre its only 5 minutes to Belmont or Carousel. The streets are quiet despite being close to Orrong Road (we are on Keyes St which is blocked off both ends, so only local traffic). Walking distance from dog friendly parks and a short drive to many other lovely parks. Not many people seem to know Lathlain exists, still many affordable properties here, get in while you can. Things coming are: underground power, development of the Lathlain Oval (Cafe's parks, etc) and hopefully the new sports stadium at Burswood with development of the Burswood train station. Also we are only 1km from the Vic Park Train station.....fantastic location at a good price.
Pros
  • Nice neighbours
  • Quiet traffic
  • Close to city, river and dinin spots
Cons
  • None
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Community Spirit"

After searching many suburbs, somehow we are always drawn back to our little house in Lathlain! Love the suburb as a whole. We have the BEST neighbours in WA, we live on a fantastic street (GETTING) where everybody is friendly and 'generous'. With lots of young families in the area, its a great suburb for the kids to grow in with positive influences all around them. Not to mention the proximity of all the necessary amenities, being closesness to the city, Vic Park shopping and cafe precinct, Graham Farmer Fwy etc. BEAUTIFUL suburb often overlooked by the rest of the state as it is so little in comparison to its neighbours.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids