7.5 out of 10

Scarborough

Ranked 145th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.8937460657302 115.761291427429
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  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
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  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
  • Retirees

Reviews

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

"The Greatest Beachside Suburb in Perth!"

Best Suburb by the Beach in Perth with a perfect range of Fish & Chips Restaurants & Cafes. Another great Preference for me to live in WA!
Pros
  • Brilliant Houses
  • Beach access
  • Surrounded by expensive suburbs
Cons
  • No Bus Station
  • Nightlife on the front
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • 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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 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
2yrs+

"Beautiful beach, nice surburb"

I've lived in Scarborough for the past 4 years and absolutely love it. It is so close to the wonderful Scarborough beach with gorgeous blue water, with the whitest soft sand.
Close to everything include shopping centers, cafe and restaurants.
Pros
  • Beach access
  • Easy access to the city
  • Peaceful and quiet during autumn, winter, spring
  • Surrounded by expensive suburbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful place to live"

Pros
  • Beach access
  • Easy access to the city
  • Laid back lifestyle
  • Peaceful and quiet during autumn, winter, spring
  • Surrounded by expensive suburbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Anti-social behaviour"

I have been living here for a while and I had too many bad experiences. I am seriously thinking of selling and moving in a safer and quieter suburb. Maybe North beach, or City beach.
Pros
  • Beach access
Cons
  • Influx of people on weekends
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • High proportion of rental properties
  • boogie boarders
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"One of the great Australian beach suburbs."

One of the best priced suburb with the highest potential for significant increase in demand.
Pros
  • Beach access
  • Easy access to the city
  • Laid back lifestyle
  • Peaceful and quiet during autumn, winter, spring
  • Surrounded by expensive suburbs
Cons
  • Hipsters
  • It's not Trigg
  • Phew, it gets hot in Summer.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Vibrant and trendy neighbourhood."

I've been living in South Scarborough for several years. I'm a keen surfer, professional working in the city, have 2 kids and a wife that loves running along the coast.

Being able to walk 500m to the beach, for $600,000 is a great deal.
Pros
  • Surrounded by expensive suburbs
  • Peaceful and quiet during autumn, winter, spring
  • Beach access
  • Easy access to the city
  • Laid back lifestyle
Cons
  • boogie boarders
  • Camper van tourists sleeping in the carparks.
  • Influx of people on weekends
  • Anti-social behaviour
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beach-side Living"

Pros
  • Beach access
  • Laid back lifestyle
Cons
  • Influx of people on weekends
  • Nightlife on the front
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • High proportion of rental properties
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not for professionals or families"

Whilst the area is close to Scarborough beach, the Mitchell freeway and public transport, it has a continuing problem with anti-social behaviour. One third of houses in Scarborough are rentals, predominantly housed with young trades people, with associated problems, especially with noise and parties. A friend of mine purchased a unit to rent out, and it was completely wrecked by the tenants.

Scarborough beach is not generally safe on the weekends for families with young children, with significant low socio-economic anti-social groups driving in to Scarborough beach from Perth's inland suburbs, causing noise and crime. The area has real problems with traffic on the weekends. High rise apartments are continually being approved by the local council to block your ocean views. If it is the beach lifestyle you are after, try Trigg, North Beach, Karrinyup or City Beach.
Pros
  • Beach access
  • Easy access to the city
Cons
  • High proportion of rental properties
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Influx of people on weekends
  • Nightlife on the front
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Laid back living!"

I love being able to walk to the beach, parks, and live in a quiet south scarborough location. I would recommend not hitting the "front" in the height of summer, head 1 or 2 beaches (brighton or the dog beach) of the main drag. South Scarborough has quiet streets, loads of parks, and a relaxed feeling. Loving the move from the Western Suburbs!
Pros
  • Beach access
  • Laid back lifestyle
  • Easy access to the city
Cons
  • Influx of people on weekends
  • Nightlife on the front
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Living in a holiday atmosphere"

I've lived in Scarborough for the past 22 years and absolutely love it. Being so close to the wonderful Scarborough beach makes me feel as if I'm on holidays all the time.The water's a gorgeous sparkling blue, the sand's as white as I've ever seen anywhere, the shopping centres are all close, the few cafes and alfresco eating could be better...but the gorgeous sunsets...well, you'd pay good money to travel and have a holiday in a place like Scarborough. On the downside, we have a stifling City Council which seems to lack vision and works at a snail's pace with upgrading the beautiful foreshore. They seem to be very moneygrabbing with exorbitant Council Rates etc yet are very restrictive and extremely slow to allow Scarborough to develop to its full potential of being a wonderful people friendly place with more cruisy alfresco cafes and shopping. Instead, I think, we can expect more high rise apartments to block the waterviews and fill their coffers with maximum rate payers!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The northbridge of the coastline."

Great place to live in if you don't mind drunk people fighting, police sirens all night long, and naked surfers at the car park in front of your kids. Not the best place to dinning out, too many idiots going around at night. There isn't any good restaurant anyway. Too much traffic and very noisy, especially at night.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
faker
faker You recommend this suburb for gays and lesbians because you think we like to fight and get naked? Judging from your use of the English language, you're either uneducated, or (forgivably) not from Australia.
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Could be better without the bogan surfers"

Nice, but bottle-blonde teenage bogans who visit the beach and drink nothing but Vodka Cruisers (such a classy drink) ruin its rep.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Beachside Bliss"

Having moved to Scarborough this year from the Western suburbs I must say I've been blown away by how lovely it is. The luxury of being able to wake up and wander down to the beach for a quick dip before I start my day is amazing. The main downfall with Scarborugh is the fact it becomes bogan central on summer weekends as kids from the inner suburbs flock to the beach. However they can be easily avoided by walking a couple of 100m north or south of the main beach.
The only other issue is that it has recently been rezoned so "high rise" apartment blocks can be built near the beach. I'm not looking foward to living in the shadow of these buildings however if the apartments continue to have high retail prices hopefully it will bring some more businesses like cafes and bars to area.
I'd recommend Scarborough for anyone that loves the ocean and the outdoor lifestyle that comes with living close to it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful beach side suburb"

Just 20 mins from Perth CBD is Scarborouogh and this is one of the best beaches on the West Coast. Living here is like being on holiday every day. From here you can walk to many of the other city beaches including the topless beach and a pet friendly beach. The area offers great activities especially water s[ports such as swimming, surfing fishing, windsurfing etc or you can cycle, fish or just enjoy the sights. There are many sporting associations to join with most sports being catered for. There are numerous restaurants and cafes as well as takeaway and fast food outlets. You can shop till you drop with an amazing array of specialty and boutique stores and with easy reach of the larger shopping centres of Perth. There is plenty of nightlife here with clubs, bars and live entertainment venues. There are primary and secondary schools here with TAFE and University campuses not far away Public transport is good with buses running to the city at frequent regular intervals. Medical centres and good fully equipped hospitals are within a short distance as are specialists and allied health professionals. Unfortunately, living in a great place like this will cost you as property prices are rather high and although there is plenty of rental accommodation those prices are on the steep side as well.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful and exciting - great for retirees, young people and tourists."

Scarborough has a heartbeat and air of adventure for those loving outdoor sports. It has a holiday mood like no other Perth suburb and the tourists enjoy adding Scarborough to their fav places to stay in the West. We have a commercial hub only a couple of ks down Scarborough Beach rd., and ample public transport and cafes.
If one needed to go to Perth CBD - it is 15-20mins away. Fantastic.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+