7.6 out of 10

Ocean Reef

Ranked 138th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.7557957888173 115.732665740261
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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

"Excellent suburb for families and close to beach life"

I moved to Ocean reef a year ago but only lived in Mullaloo, Its a large suburb which lacks any character unfortunately, as with many suburbs in WA community spirit is not always the highest and people lack civility sometimes. Ocean reef road on the weekends is full of hoons and very noisy cars screaming up and down. Beaches are stunning but beware of sharks as they are spotted in the area. Cost of living is ridiculous but its across the board in WA The house prices in O.R command a fair price dependant on view and location. Peak times for traffic around constellation drive and venturi are crazy but they have just finished widening the road lanes. Lovely parks everywhere - all doggy friendly pretty much, schools get decent reviews and good child care facilities. Nearest metro line is Ocean reef ( edgewater ) or further north ( currambine). Pest free as far as I am aware, 1 dog beach going south around 10 mins car drive and same going north ( quinns ). Eating out is getting better but there are no decent pubs in this area apart from the ocean reef marina club. If your lucky enough to live by the sea with ocean views like us then the reward is spectacular sunsets. On another note the area is north Perth and gets hot in summer but the sea breezes are a bonus. Internet is good in most areas of O.R with broadband. However with the surge of people coming into the area in recent years it has brought around an increase in litter. 30 mins drive to city going south.
Pros
  • Great for schools
  • Good shopping
  • Close to beach
Cons
  • Very noisy main roads at weekend
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not safe at all"

Too much break in , not safe at all
Pros
  • Close to beach
Cons
  • Not safe
DeborahSalmon
DeborahSalmon This is not a fair review in my opinion
2yrs+
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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 it!"

Ocean reef is beautiful. We live in Mullaloo, so we have the great advantage to be surrounded by great suburbs such as Ocean Reef and Hillarys. The beaches are beautiful, Ocean Reef is great for fishing and for a nice family day out. Would recommend for anyone!
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Close to beach
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live"

Ocean Reef Beaumaris Estate is a great place to live, easy access to everything, minutes from the beach, minutes from the shops, parks and a great bus service to Joondalup. The neighborhood, is established and safe and people are genuinely friendly without being intrusive. The other great ascpect is the schools in the area, Beaumaris Primary School is a great plac for your children to get educated and even though mine have now left school and University they still have very fond moments of their time there. In addition there is St Simon Peters and High School wise- Prendiville all of which enjoy a great reputation.
Would not want to live or bring up my children anywhere else.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A life by the sea"

I've lived in Bacchante Circle, Ocean Reef for 16 years and have LOVED everything about the location. The surrounding beaches and parks are just fabulous. An extraordinary numer of people go for walks in the area, particularly on the walk way between Beaumaris and Burns Beaches. We have it all - public transport, shops, cinemas and restaurants all within a short distance. And what a bonus the planned Ocean Reef Marina will be. I can't wait for the development to start. I would recommend the Ocean Reef life style to anyone.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids