5.6 out of 10

Midland

-31.8919814093948 116.010461726454
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Retirees

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 06, 2016

"Convenient suburb, but not "home sweet home""

Midland has everything that you need, it is extremely convenient for shopping, you rarely need to drive very far to get something. There are a lot of new units and townhouses which are currently coming down quite a bit in price (for rent at least). So for ease and convenience it is very good. The down side of Midland is that there are a lot of areas that are unkempt and do not give off a safe and secure vibe, and you hear of a lot of crime (and hoon driving!!). Also, if you live near the shops like we did it can be very noisy. So I would say it is a convenient place to stay for a little while, a stop over for a year or so, but not where I would imagine settling down and making your forever home.
Pros
  • Excellent City Centre
  • Good Medical/Shopping Facilities
  • Great Public Transport/Highway Access
Cons
  • crime
  • Reputation.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Midland from a Resident"

Midland is a very old town with reputation that paints it in a negative light. Being a resident here of nearly a year now, I can promise not all of it is true, but it isn't exactly Peppermint Grove either. Yes, it has lots of indigenous people, but I have never had any problems with the locals, white, black, yellow, brown or otherwise. The local corner deli owners are friendly and will remember your name. Good public transport, medical facilities and shops means it's got everything you need in close proximity.

As for living, rentals are a dime a dozen, however, being an old city, you get old houses. So don't be suprised if you come across an old tin and fibro home for 300 a week. Real-estate expectations from agents and owners can be a bit ridiculous so look around for a great deal. And speaking of great deals, units and townhouses in Midland are excellent bang for buck. A lot of old homes are being knocked down and replaced with units and townhouses that are easily 300k houses in terms of quality and value.


Basically, don't come to Midland expecting it to be some backwater town. It has a lot to offer for those with the patience to stop and look around. It's no Joondalup but it's not half bad.
Pros
  • Excellent City Centre
  • Great Public Transport/Highway Access
  • Good Medical/Shopping Facilities
Cons
  • Aging City means aging homes.
  • Unrealistic real-estate expectations from owners/agents.
  • Reputation.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5
2yrs+

"Ideal suburb close to all amenities."

Midland is a suburb which is a 30 minute drive east of Perth CBD and is in the heart of the Swan valley wine district. The area has much to offer with both the Midland gate and Centrepoint shopping centres offering a large range of shops including major departments stores such as Kmart, Myer, Target etc, boutique stores and a myriad of specialty stores for all your needs as well as supermarkets and food courts. There is an 8 screen cinema in Midlands Gate. There are some outstanding secondary schools here namely La Salle College which is a co-ed school and caters for students from year 8 – 12. Governor Stirling Senior High School is another excellent high school and offers students special programs in sport, music language programs and other vocational areas. Midland has a number of good primary schools and pre primary and day care facilities as well. The district is well serviced by modern hospitals with up to date equipment and a number of medical centres offering all types of necessary services. Swan Hills Swimming Club is a large club and the clubroom is located in a newly renovated aquatic centre. There are also large playing fields, golf courses and a BMX track. Home prices have risen quite a bit but with a little shopping around a good home at a reasonable price can be found.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
Happy1_1
Happy1_1 Are you kidding me? Get off this site, stop giving people false and misleading information about suburbs. U have no idea what your talking about do you? Midland is a terrible suburb, full of drugies and bogans. I refuse to drive past the area let alone live in it
2yrs+
progressor
progressor WOW say what you really think!
2yrs+
candy21
candy21 Its not actually that bad. It has great markets, shops, relaxed environment, good transport and when ever i go there i never have had a problem. Its all in your attitude.
2yrs+
booga
booga hahah babydoll is so funny love readin her .. i think its a her?
2yrs+
truthrighterrr
truthrighterrr Quite frankly I am sick and tired of people who are most likely real estate agents trying to sugar coat areas, unless you want to have to teach your kid MMA from a very young age or to have him/her become a drug user I really wouldnt recommend living here theres so many better places in perth for similar prices, midland isnt the place to be for a good beginning.
2yrs+
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