8.5 out of 10

Wembley

Ranked 86th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-31.9275532286321 115.811460857568
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  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"A lovely family suburb"

Been living in Wembley for a couple of years, me and my partner brought a character house to renovate. Love the greenery of this suburb and the older character homes. Great public schools, very family friendly. Very close to both Subiaco and Leederville for entertainment, restaurants , and boutique shops. Very safe suburb, with mostly professionals with families and some older couples. Apartment areas in the suburb have mostly single/young couples. Close to Perth city (5mins) and not to far from the beach.
Pros
  • Leafy green suburb, nice well kept wetlands nearby
  • Quality residents, not many incidents with neighbourly disputes
  • Clean well kept suburb
  • Close proximity ot all amenities
  • Easy to get to the city
  • Feels safe
  • Opportunities to renovate
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Some traffic congestion during peak times on main streets - Harborne Street, Cambridge Street, Grantham Street, and Selby Street.
  • Expensive to buy
  • Few places to eat out at
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Making the move North to Wembley from East Victoria Park"

For 5 years I lived in East Victoria Park with my wife. We would call the police once or twice a week to move on drunken fools fighting in the street. We are 35 and 41 respectively. We made the move because we had a baby girl and wanted a safe suburb to live in. After 10 months living here, we will never look back! Its safe, great parks and lakes, quiet and a family appeal only 5ks from the city. Wembley is a traditional leafy suburb where you aren't always checking to make sure you have locked the doors whilst inside. It doesn't have any nightlife and you will need to travel 2ks to Subi or into town, but that's ok. Easy walking distance and save a cab ride home. Public transport is adequate. Overall Wembley is a great suburb and my favourite in all the 8 cities I have lived in.
Pros
  • Leafy family suburb
  • Quiet with minor amount of traffic
  • Close proximity ot all amenities
  • Easy to get to the city
  • Feels safe
  • Opportunities to renovate
Cons
  • Few places to eat out at
  • Harborne St can be busy at certain times but fine otherwise
  • Expensive to buy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"I enjoyed my time here."

i live here for a bit more than a year. stayed in a 2 bedroom unit. in general, wembley is a nice area, close to subiaca, leederville, and innaloo. you've got the herdsman lake on one side and lake monger on the other side. one thing i don't like about wembley is the public transport, only one bus going through the suburb. however if you have a car, you can probably drive to the gelndalough train station.
wembley is pretty much divided into those affordable units and not so affordable houses. the property prices around wembley is either very expensive or somewhat affordable.
to me, i did enjoy my time in wembley.
Pros
  • Close proximity ot all amenities
  • Easy to get to the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Feels safe
  • Opportunities to renovate
Cons
  • possibilities of noisy neighbours
  • Expensive to buy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Love living here, but a bit expensive for me"

I've rented here for around 4 years, and love it here. It is close to Subiaco and Leederville for restaurants and nightlife, but relatively quiet. Cambridge Street and the Hersdman Lake (Herdsman Parage, Moondine Drive etc.) has a lot of affordable appartments, then off the main road are more expensive, generally older homes. Some subdivision of larger blocks, but still a lot of big old houses.

However, as a young couple, there isn't a lot in terms of affordable but slightly bigger accommodation (ie. we are in a 1 bed appartment, but to find a reasonable sized 2-3 bed, it is too expensive for us). There are appartments, there are houses, but not really many villa/townhouses in the under $500-600k range. So we are now looking to buy elsewhere.
Pros
  • Easy to get to the city
  • Feels safe
  • Halfway between the city and the beach
Cons
  • Expensive to buy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"A great community"

Close to schools, public transport, parks, the "Herdies Markets", shops, the beach, the City and much more. Wembley is a true neighbourhood, you'll make plenty of firends, you and old. And, it's dynamic - lots of opportunities to renovate the older 'California Bungalow' style homes or do a re-build. The laneways are progressivley being sealed, so rear park access is an option. That's not much that can be faulted in this excellent suburb.
Pros
  • Excellent value for money
  • Opportunities to renovate
  • Close proximity ot all amenities
Cons
  • Cambridge Street 'strip' needs to improve
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great central suburb - 5 mins to everything!"

Fantastic lifestyle suburb, close to great shopping, eating and parkland/sporting facilities. If you love getting out and about, then Wembley provides all the options within reach. Great primary school and local parks. Only downside is that it is a drive thru suburb for many (making it busy), a car is still needed to get to most of the local options, and local eateries are expensive for the quality of food.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Wembley"

Love wembley.. safe.. green.. close enough to the city to be convinient, far enough away not to get the crime or noise. Lawley baker is a hidden treasure.. and the indian place across the road is divine!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids