6.1 out of 10

Merriwa

Ranked 170th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.6649997051034 115.711991827186
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

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

"Go ferral or Go home."

I'd avoid this suburb like the plague. Starting to become an old runned down area patrolled by bogans. If you want the Ratway of the North you've got it.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
1/5
2yrs+

"A burglers dream come true"

I recommend Home and Contents insurance, insure it all NOW.
coalnotdole
coalnotdole Sensible advice
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
2yrs+

"Beware!"

People who rate this suburb are thick ,or in denial , probably both. Has an unhealthy population of undesirables, needs fencing off from other suburbs, ie Mindarie, Quinns etc.
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
We have lived in Merriwa for 12 years my children went to the local Primary School which was in walking distance and then to (which sadly is the only down fall in this part of the Northern Suburbs) the only Public High School in the Area which was also in walking distance.
You are close to Ocean Keys Shopping Centre and the convenience of IGA, you can walk to the end of the street and catch a bus to the train station which is 5 minutes away - if you work in Wangara Industrial area you are only 15 minutes away straight down Wanneroo Road or to a major Shopping Centre at Lakeside Joondalup.
I find Merriwa to be a great suburb we are grateful to have lived in a quiet and peaceful street with only local traffic and where the kids are able to play in the street with their friends.
The suburb will only get better as the housing is still affordable and if you want to renovate you can without over capitalizing as you would in other suburbs.
And what more can I say you are so close the beach you can almost smell it.....it's my reason for moving here!
Pros
  • Access to public transport is great and only going to get better when the train line continues.
  • Great parks/public open areas/nearby beaches
  • Pick and choose a private school according to what YOU want - but be prepare to pay for it!
Cons
  • Only 1 Public High School for so many Public Primary Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to Live"

I and my wife moved in here about 6 months back. Truelly loving this place. Cheaper than surrounding suburbs, yet school to all facilities. Jindalee beach to its right, Mindarie marina to its left, Quinns beach on a straight line. Well planned wide roads, two large parks (each having a size of a soccer field unlike many mini parks in surrounding suburbs). Nicely connected to hester ave that connects to wanneroo rd (marmion is simply too crowded). Walking distance to both private and public schools. Great place indeed.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids