8.8 out of 10

Orelia

Ranked 67th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.2372039196711 115.826923439335
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

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

"Good Place in Kwinana!"

Orelia is my 2nd Preference to live in the Kwinana area! In this suburb you have got a Fish & Chips eatery & heaps of Schools & Childcare Centres as well as the Kwinana Marketplace being located Close by!
Pros
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Childcare Centres
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Gentrification? Here it comes"

I moved from a rental in Subiaco to a quiet cul de sac in North Orelia in 2012 and haven't regretted it. My commute is fantastic (24mins by train) and the house on 700sqm was a fraction of what you would pay in the city. Great value for money.

Lots of birds (ringneck, galahs, white and black cokcatoos). Super friendly neighbours. Lots of new families moving into the area and some FIFO workers (mostly female, funny enough).

The new Marketplace has pretty much everything you would need including a Dome for those lazy Sunday mornings. There are not too many places to go out to on a Saturday night, but the train to Leederville takes less than 30 mins.

Initially, there was some odour from the Biowise composting facility but they are now closing down.

Having said that, downsides are: there remain some low socio-economic people in the area. Most of them are fine, but perhaps not people you want to hang out with. There can be some hooning, so avoid buying on main roads. Personally, I am a bit concerned as to who will move into the tiny new houses they are building in the town center - people will literally be living in each other's pockets.

Some people associate Kwinana with pollution from the industrial zone. However, the winds here are often northeast, which is why Hope Valley is closely monitored (wind roses show this).
Pros
  • Space, greenery, privacy
  • Commute to CBD
  • Daily shopping & cafes
Cons
  • Some hooning
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+
JaiBernard
JaiBernard Orelia is one of the beautiful undiscovered secrets of the south side. It is one of the highest capital gains suburbs in the last quarter, 24% as stated by REIWA. Great for Investors, first home buyers and families. Some great parks in Orelia:

Nottingham Parkway, Orelia
FACILITIES:
3 Playgrounds
3 Picnic Benches
7 Park Benches
1 Electric BBQ
2 Bins
24 Car Parking Bays
Sandringham Park is located on the outskirts of Orelia in Windsor Hills. All sides are accessible from the road except one. This park is diverse and is suitable for all ages. There are three playgrounds each with their own unique equipment for entertaining the children. Open grassed space for recreational use is available and a picnic area for family get-togethers it set amongst trees. The park backs onto bush land attracting birds and creating a setting for those wishing to just sit and relax. A new snake path has been added and contains mosaic artwork by Challenger TAFE students.

Varris Way, Orelia
2 Playgrounds
1 Picnic Table
Varris Way has a view overlooking Kwinana. It provides a great place for children to play. A set of swings and playground are at their disposal. A picnic bench is provided for those wanting to just sit and relax in the sun.

Corner Hennessy Avenue & Gellibrand Road, OreliaPlayground
Park Bench
Hennessy Park is located amongst trees on a generous size piece of land. The playground provides fun for the children and a park bench overlooks it. There is plenty of space to run around between trees however not appropriate for playing ball games.

Rutherford Square, OreliaPlayground
2 Park Benches
4 Parallel Parking Bays
Surrounded by houses Rutherford Square is accessible from all directions. There are 2 levels to the park with the playground situated on the lower level. Shade sails are a recent addition to the 3 piece playground providing much needed shade. 2 park benches are located on the upper level allowing people to observe the view and large flat grassed area below. Decorative gardens are situated around a wide path and stairs which are centrally positioned within the park. Access between the levels can be made along each side on a grassed pathway.

Reilly Reserve, Orelia
Park Bench
Enjoy a leisurely walk through a section of Kwinana's bush land. A bench is located half way along the path for those wanting to enjoy the scenery.

Oakham Way & Brothwick Place, Orelia
2 Park Benches
One of the newest parks in Kwinana, Oakham is situated conveniently next to a TransPerth bus stop. Half of the space is native bush land with the other half grassed. The grassed area is large enough to spread out a picnic blanket but doesn't provide many physical activity opportunities. It is a steep incline however a level path provides access. There are 2 benches located along the path to sit and enjoy the scenery.

Orelia Oval
Christmas Avenue, Orelia
Facilities:
Oval with Cricket Pitch
Clubrooms
Playground
Car Park
Half Court with Basketball Ring
Public Toilet
2 Cricket Cages
4 Park Benches
2 Bins
4 Recycling Bins
Orelia Oval is home of the Kwinana Tigers Hockey Club and the Kwinana Cricket Club. A full sized oval is available with a cricket pitch and batting cages on the surrounds. Opposite to the clubrooms is a multipurpose playground with a variety of different pieces of equipment to be explored. Park Benches are situated around the oval shaded by trees for a relaxing view of the oval.

Kwinana Library
With over 40,000 items to choose from they cater for all ages and tastes. They have books in standard and large print, talking books, music compact discs, videos, CD-ROMs, magazines and pamphlets. The library also holds Council minutes, policies and public discussion documents.

Koorliny Arts Centre
One of Perth's best kept secrets, The Arts Centre is a beautifully maintained and well-equipped resource with a versatile range of functions. It has three theatres including a 1000 seat amphitheatre, a 256 seat proscenium arch theatre which doubles as a cinema, and a 92 seat intimate theatre, as well as a dance studio, a number of multi-purpose studios and a courtyard which make it ideal for business functions, product releases, conferences and training programs.

Kwinana Recquatic,
aquatic and leisure centre, is an exciting, new and modern recreation facility in Western Australia.
Established by the Town of Kwinana, designed to promote optimal health and wellness for all members of the family, the centre enjoys over 1 million visits per year.
Located on the corner of Gilmore and Chisham Avenue in Kwinana, the centre boasts landscaped gardens with outdoor barbecues and indoor heated pools. Offering the general public high-class facilities and a large range of exciting programs and services.
Relax and enjoy our heated indoor 25 metre 10 lane activity pool, separate leisure pool, spa and steam room. The centre is open to the public 7 days per week.
2yrs+
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