8.5 out of 10

Quinns Rocks

Ranked 84th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.6640269739125 115.696785507643
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

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
Nov 24, 2015

"Perths hidded Secret."

Quinn's Rock is Perth's hidden secret and I found it, wouldn't want be anywhere else, fantastic value for being so close to the beach, fantastic community, fantastic beach for swimming, fishing, dog beach, or just watching the fantastic sunsets, local schools (public and private and independent.) are close by and walking distance, local shops, and major shopping centre 5mins down the road, easy access for public transport bus or train, its all here at Quinn's Rock and affordable, with all this to offer I would think Quinn's Rock will sky rocket in value in the next boom time, my favourite is breakfast at the local restaurant on the foreshore with ocean views in the morning, and dinner at sunset.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • BEACH
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 06, 2015

"Quinns Rocks in 2015"

I have lived in old Quinns Rocks for 4 years now, and have to say it is like no other beach side suburb in Perth. Lush greenery, hilly, interesting, stunning architectural houses that have been mastered into the undulating landscape of a suburb that has NOT been bulldozed flat like all of the new beach side suburbs found along the coast of Perth. In Quinns you truly are nestled in the sand dunes of one of Australia's beautiful beaches. I dare you to try and find another beach suburb where the houses are this close to the beach, and at these prices. Don't get me wrong, it's not all affordable but much more competitively priced than others and the population is diverse. I live only 250 metres from the beach costing around the high 500's. You could purchase a house further back for as little as $300,000's or as much as +2million closer to the beach. Blocks of land range from cottage size to 1000's of square metres. There is none of the ridiculously tiny blocks of land with shared walls or say Hi to your neighbour as you sit on the toilet sized blocks of land you will find in the newer developments. The beach is stunning, everything you would hope for from an Aussie beach. Swim, Surf, or laze around on the powder white sand and crystal clear waters, peaceful and not over crowded. Or even walk your furry friend at the Dog beach. Afterwards stroll over to one of the cafés. Portofinos is a lovely café and restaurant with ocean and park views. It is also a beautiful wedding venue. Or go to Salty's, a weathered typical beach shack style café. Overlooking the azure waters. Grab a fish burger, and you can walk over the road to the park and playground looking down to the ocean. And then there is Chippy's Café which borders onto the neighbouring suburb (bulldozed flat $$$ suburb) and have panoramic views of the ocean, a live band playing as you eat a casual meal with your cold pressed juice. Quinns Rocks is a investor's dream, new rezoning potentials and a 23 unit apartment complex starting to be built. There are LOTS of schools in the suburb, childcare and medical facilities. It is a 15 minute drive to Joondalup Hospital , Joondalup CBD, Universities, Colleges, and the newest and largest shopping centre in Western Australia Lakeside shopping centre. Mindarie marina is close by, and the train stations which link you to the city if you can tear yourself away from the beach for the grit of the city. The suburb is currently undergoing many improvements, demolitions of the old beach side holiday homes from 50+ years ago and many renovations. Gardens are mature, watch gum trees sway as the ocean breeze blows in and listen to kookaburra's, cockatoo's and swaying leaves. I dare you to try and find that in another beach side suburb in Perth! Quinns Rocks is beautiful, interesting and like no other. Families, couples and retirees can enjoy this beach side slice of heaven.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • BEACH
  • Interesting landscape
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
LaurenS3
LaurenS3 I agree with everything you said about Quinns Rocks. We moved here from Sydney in August this year and are just in love with this place. It's quaint and charming and the gorgeous beach is so close by. We can't believe our good fortune and think Quinns Rocks is the best kept secret ever. We also love the fact that it's hilly and not flat and that the houses are not built on top of one another, like they are in some of the newer estates around here. Honestly after living all my life in Sydney I would never go back there now and am trying to convince everyone I know from there to come and live here in Quinns Rocks. This place has such character and everything you need is close by. I find there is much more choice around us than we ever had in Sydney shop wise as well and we lived in a very well known suburb there. We are so happy now and this is just the perfect place to live for all ages. If you truly want paradise then consider Quinns Rocks, Perth WA!
Dec 17, 2015
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Community Housing- What a bummer"

My husband and i were looking at investing in Quinns rocks, and found out that parts of Quinns rocks are community housing- which to me means, likely more crime, and bad people. Apparently the only area in Quinns that is not community housing is Old Quinns- but i still wouldnt move there. We were so disappointed, as Quinns rocks is so beautiful!! the govertnment should keep community housing out of beach suburbs.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
Cons
  • Community housing
Jemma
Jemma I hate to tell you that more suburbs (expensive one's too) are going to include community housing and people won't be even aware of it which is even worse. Old Quinns is a great place to live. There are good and bad in every community so don't disregard Old Quinns - we love it here!! If you prefer to invest in a flattened suburb with no character and no room to swing a cat then maybe Old Quinns wasn't for you anyway.
2yrs+
Happy1_1
Happy1_1 Hi Jemma. Thanks for you comment. How do you know that there will be community housing in more suburbs? and do you know which ones? Im just curious :) Thanks
2yrs+
Jemma
Jemma Sorry, have been away AnaK.. Looks like Philip has answered your query re housing. Just check with the neighbours of any property you may be interested in and I am sure they will tell you if their neighbours are community housing or not:-)
We love it here and have for the past 18yrs..
2yrs+
tamara86
tamara86 There is community housing in lots of suburbs including upmarket suburbs such as Claremont, Cottesloe, Crawley, Mt Claremont, Shenton Park and Subiaco see link http://www.shelterwa.org.au/publications/resandproj/social_housing_western_suburbs.pdf or contact department of housing for more info, We have lived in Quinns Rocks for 9 years and find it beutiful here.
2yrs+
Mairi
Mairi Hope you're never down on your luck and need community housing with that attitude.
2yrs+
Happy1_1
Happy1_1 What attitude?
2yrs+
Mairi
Mairi Mmm let me think..Community housing = bad people and crime, uh..the govt should keep community housing out of beach suburbs. Two attitudes right there: The superiority attitude, the I am more deserving attitude. It's all there.
2yrs+
Happy1_1
Happy1_1 Oh Mairi, i get it now, you live in community housing right? There is no need to take your problems out on me, im sure if you talk to someone proffesional, you can get the help you need to get out of community housing and into your own home! Its wonderful :)
2yrs+
Mairi
Mairi No, I don't live in community housing, never have, and can honestly say (all being well) probably never will, but I judging people based on a steroetype is ...well just stupid really. Mind you, saying that, I could have predicted that reply based on stereotyping. Hate it when that happens.
2yrs+
lmrx2
lmrx2 Mairi, AnaK does have a point. I have witnessed it first hand when my brother-in-law lived in housing commission flats in Melbourne and most of the people are bad & into crime. My brother-in-law kept getting into trouble, (he served time in jail), because he was easily led & hung around with those people, we had to get him out of there. I hated going there & dodging the urine in the lift was disgusting. So it's only natural that anyone wouldn't want to live somewhere like that unless someone is like them. I'm not saying everyone in housing commission is like that, but the above is my experience.
2yrs+
Jemma
Jemma Can we PLEASE end this thing about Community Housing sigh!! I live in Quinns and love my neighbours - we all look out for each other and it's friendly, near the beach etc.etc.etc.. There are good and bad in all types of housing lets leave it like that and don't knock Old Quinns if you haven't lived here because we love it..
2yrs+
lmrx2
lmrx2 I believe you and you are lucky.
2yrs+
Happy1_1
Happy1_1 I never said anything about Old Quinns, its the other side im talking about. Thanx for your support Imrx2, i have also been witness to that kind of behaviour, which is why i avoid it, as many other people would do. I do not wnat to bring up my children in those types of suburbs, thats just my preference. And like you say, not all people in community housing are like that, but it is a known fact that where there is community housing there is likely to be more crime and bad behaviour. I just wanted to share my experience with Quinns rocks with everyone, becuase until i went to view a few properties, i had no idea that half the suburb was community housing, and i just think its fair that anyone looking at investing or buying should know everything about the suburb :)
2yrs+
Mairi
Mairi Imrx2 , Anak does not have a point she is talking about Quinns not inner city Melbourne, a whole differnt demographic. I'm sorry that happened to your brother in-law, but you are comparing apples and oranges, in other words you can't compare the two places. Qiuinns is a good suburb to live in, old or new, the people, housing commision or otherwise,are friendly decent people. It is not perfect, it has it's good and bad but the good far outweighs the bad. Don't let someone who doesn't even live here put you off.
2yrs+
lmrx2
lmrx2 Mairi, I understand that it may be better where you live, but what I'm saying is it's natural for people to fear & worry about living near housing commission especially when they have children. We stopped seeing my brother-in-law for years after we had children because he kept getting into trouble & drugs even after we got him out of there & we didn't want our kids mixing with that.
2yrs+
scooba
scooba I think people are forgetting that a large proportion of community housing is actually provided for the elderly, not specifically for the 'dodgy' people within our society. yes, there are elements of the population who live in community housing that are pre-disposed to crime, graffiti ETC, however the small proportion of people in statewest housing give the whole group a bad name. i worked with a woman who had her husband leave her, two disabled children and had a rather low paying role in our company. no fault of her own and she brought up her children the best she could. In saying that i moved out of the belmont area because those 'certain elements' of the system caused us problems. really, the area will determine the level of community spirit in someone. as a proportion of dwellings, quinns actually has a significantly lower percentage of community housing than areas such as Mt lawley, burswood, Perth city, Rivervale/Vic park and yokine, however these areas are valued MUCH higher than property in quinns.
and no, i have never had to access community housing, but if i fell on hard times and needed the service, i would hate to be judged as you have judged ALL community housing occupants.
and do you think drug dealers live in community housing??? no, they live in flash apartments in perth, massive mansions in hillaries, or acreage where they can grow/cook/cut their product and make tens of thousands of dollars.
2yrs+
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2/5
2yrs+

"Too far"

Old Quinns is nice, but the suburb is too far from everything!! Maybe better for retirees
Pros
  • Close to beach
Cons
  • Too far from city
  • Community housing
Recommended for
  • Retirees
trudytyler
trudytyler Why is community housing a problem ? Is there are list of areas which have or dont have community housing ?
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for families"

Nice clean place to bring up kids, but there is a difference between cheaper Quinns (rough) and homes down on the beachfront or north of Norfolk (nice).
A few hoons driving around but mainly on Marmion Ave and usually can only hear them in the distance friday/saturday nights.
Great choice of 4 private schools, or another 4 public ones.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
trudytyler
trudytyler What do you count as cheaper quinss and why is it rough ?
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quinns Rocks is a beautiful beachside suburb"

Peacefull, stress free lifestyle. Away from the city rat race, but not too far. Friendly, community oriented locals, beautiful beaches and good local schools.
Pros
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • BEACH
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
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+

"I love Quinns"

Quinns Rocks, Rocks!!! It is simply he funnest place to live in Perth. With the beach at your doorstep and groovy restaurants it is an excellent place to live. My son goes to Quinns Beach Primary, it is a fabulous school and coming from England I wasn't sure how he'd adjust but he's made a firm circle of friends. The Mum's are great to, it's a real close knit community. The house prices are very reasonable ranging from $300,000 to a couple of $100,000,000. Which lets you know that all property here can only go up! We paid around $520,000 for our house which has manicured gardens, is close to Marmion (but I love being able to walk to the shops) and the interior is spectacular. I definitely think it's worth paying that bit extra to get a beautiful home with all the mod cons. Plus I know the suburb is only going up in value which makes it a super investment. I'm not telling you to buy here but just have a think about it. I haven't been happier the sun is always shining and the community is great.
Pros
  • BEACH
  • GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
  • Good Schools
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • Beach Fishing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Mairi
Mairi Seriously? Groovy restaurants? I've lived here for two years and I'm at a loss here, can you tell me where they are please?
2yrs+
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1/5
2yrs+

"Too far away from everything."

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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Old Quinns"

Old Quinns is a different look to the new Quinns areas. It is a nice friendly place to live. Schools are very near for all denominations. Close to the beach is a bonus and new walkways make it a pleasant place to stroll in the evening. The beach is rarely packed up at the Northern end of Old Quinns Rocks. There is a dog beach handy too. Overall a nice place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
givens
givens Thank you your info has been very helpful.
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Old Quinns Rocks"

Old Quinns Rocks is a magical place to live. It has the most beautiful ocean broadwalk, beaches, SLSC. Lots of Schools in the area, shopping centres and even has a new Restaurant and Cafe called Portofino's and the Fish n Chippy at the Deli for Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner + takeaways. I've lived here for 12 years and LOVE it. The atmosphere, the local people, the community is wonderful and everybody says good'ay to each other. I know my neighbours, we have never been broken into or know of anybody that has had crimal damage done either. Its a laid back, easy to live place to be and terrific for families, older generation and professional people because the area fits everybody, with property ranging from $400K to$150,000,000K. There is a great Medical Centre here and better still, the medical receptionists get to know the locals and are very helpful and caring. Its only 35 minutes by train from Clarkson to Perth CBD or you can drive the 55 kilometres in the same time outside of rush hour traffic. It generally takes me about 40-45 mins in rush hour traffic, so I think considering what you have on your doorstep and the lifestyle Old Quinns offers, its excellent myself and definitely not too far away to travel to/from if you work in the City. A very under-rated ocean side suburb.
Pros
  • People of Old Quinns are very neighbourly and community focused
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • BEACH
Rowee
Rowee It has lots of Parking too, so don't understand the issue with Parking as a 'not great for' ????
2yrs+
sarahc20
sarahc20 Sorry I know this is an old post now, but I am looking at moving to Quinns and I am trying to work out which is classed as the "old" Quinns and the "new" ?? I know a lot of people say old is a better area. Thanks!!
Feb 20, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"We love Quinns Rocks!"

Pros
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • BEACH
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best value for money beachside suburb Perth."

Quinns Rocks is the most undervalued beach side suburb in Perth. My wife and I have lived here for five years. The streets are supersafe we live in a cul-de-sac and the kids love to run out and play with the neighbours kids and I always feel that they are safe. We know all of our neighbors. Having the beach so close is a great source of entertainment plus being on the beach side means Quinns Rocks by Perth standards is a hidden treasure. I love it here, its not so hectic that you feel oerwhelmed with a 'city vibe' but it's close enough to the city that I can visit my family and friends down that way without hesitation.
Pros
  • Close to restaurants
  • Great value for money
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Brad-Davison
Brad-Davison I agree Quinns rocks is the most undervalued beach side suburb in Perth.
2yrs+
Dallas
Dallas Thanks for the information
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Me Likey"

Nice
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place To Live"

Clean, friendly walk to beach.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for couples, families and retirees"

Great suburb, we have fabulous amenities close by (great private and public schools within walking distance, supermarkets, hairdressers, doctors, pharmacy, choice of childcare facilities etc).
The only suggestion I have is look carefully, proper Old Quinns (oceanfront) and new Quinns really great, but there are parts where swanky meets skanky (as one of my clients put it).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees