7.4 out of 10

Mount Barker

-34.6317787366144 117.657901214457
Great for
  • Parking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Students

Reviews

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

"Established & Friendly"

I lived in Mt barker Town for 1.5 years whilst I built on small acreage, about 3km out of town. I was impressed by the neighbourly attitudes, I lived in the hills outside of Perth for a 10 years and in the city before that. I have never had the experience of knowing all of my surrounding neighbours and nearly every one in the street by the end of 3 months. I have now been living in Mt Barker for a little over 2 years and it has everything I need or require on a daily basis, anything more can be found in Albany 30 minutes away.

Small town spirit with excellent facilities.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A perfect place to life out your retirement year"

peace and quiet friendly people beautiful countryside and national park,s and near some of the most amazing beaches in australia a great place for all
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Plenty to do and close to coast"

Located on the Albany Highway 50kms north of Albany is Mount Barker. With a population of approximately 1,700 people Mount Barker is the administrative centre for the Plantagenet Shire and is growing at a steady rate. As well as being a major agricultural centre Mount Barker has a growing tourism industry as well as grape growing and the cultivating of wildflowers. The climate in the area is very moderate, it has wet cool winters with July being the wettest month and the summers are warm and dry. Mount Barker has a primary and a high school as well as a preschool for the younger ones. There are all the basic facilities in the town such as a medical centre and hospital, a dentist, pharmacy and a library. There are supermarkets and convenience stores, several banks with ATM’s and a police station. Recreation wise, there is the Mount Barker Recreation Hall, swimming pool and a golf course. Housing prices are very good with some really good bargain available if you can find enough work. Rentals are also affordable with some 3 bedroom homes well under the $200 p.w. mark. There is plenty to do with the coast only a short drive away as well as the Stirling Ranges National Park to explore and take a bush walk.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids