9.1 out of 10

Willagee

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Perth (Greater)
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5/5 rating details
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Dec 06, 2018

"Great Street with nice families. Never any trouble in Greig Street!!"

Very happy with Willagee. Outstanding value with huge potential. Close to Freo close to the city. We have live here for 18 months on Greig Street and love it.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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  • Eating Out 5/5
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  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 03, 2018

"Aaaaaamazing! Love it!"

Just moved in on Greig st, I absolutely cannot believe I live so close to the city in what seems like an amazing community.
Onto north lake in 20 seconds and @ garden city shopping centre in no time for Christmas!

Close to freo, may st larder in east freo, the left bank etc.

Bit of development in my street with a house being knocked over last week, so some great development in the area.

Overall amazing :)
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justinw15 Great Street. Never any problems. My wife and kids are very happy.
Dec 06, 2018
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 30, 2018

"Boundless Potential"

Willagee has boundless potential long term. Where else this close to the city can you get 700+ m2 blocks for 5-600k?

As the population grows this will make you a pretty penny.

my wife and i are in our young 20's and we plan to build and retain and pay our mortgage off early in the piece.

really great main road access and amenities. close to river , fremantle and perth city.

lots of great shops around and garden city has the cinemas etc.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 26, 2018

"Bliss in the Burbs"

Willagee is really family friendly and my kids love Melville SHS with some great extra programs.

Hubby works in the city and gets the train at bull Creek and is in the city within 10 minutes.

I'm a nurse at Fiona Stanley so it's really convenient for me.

We bought a block back in 2012 and we have never felt disappointed.

You'll enjoy it.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 25, 2018

"Great lifestyle for the family"

As Willagee is an established suburb it has the beautiful sound of birds on a warm spring day.

Lawnmowers and laughter from neighbours fixing there houses on a long weekend.

Take your boat out on the swan within 5 minutes.

Relax at little creatures on a Sunday afternoon.

What I'm saying is that Willagee has a great location for all the family activities you can think of.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 20, 2018

"Great suburb close to Swan and Freo"

Willagee is a hidden gem in Perth.
Close to Freo moreso than the city it has some great value housing.
Some great cafes, an award winning patisserie and a decent iga.

Good shops nearby for all types of shopping.

Good schools etc if you have kids.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 17, 2018

"Brill Suburb"

The Gee is a brilliant suburb sandwiched by expensive bretheren like Melville and winthrop.

Buy a house landbank and make money is what my family are doing.

A friend of mine told me developers were keen to talk down Willagee as they are snapping up all the bigger lots.

Willagee is a gem for location.
Gem for transport
Gem for healthcare
Gem for University access
Gem for Public Schooling.
Gem for shopping garden City etc.
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5/5 rating details
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Sep 14, 2018

"place to be."

Willagee is the best place to live. I have lived in alot of areas and this one is so much better. All the shops are close by. City is only 15 min drive and the beach is only 15 min away. Area is decent and people are friendly. Heaps of public transport.
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 13, 2018

"Cosy"

Quiet,cosy and friendly suburb.Fantastic neighbourhood.Imagine!!! .Smile is everywhere.Secured suburb,No bad boys on the street only children from neighbourhood.Property sells very quick,max in 2 weeks.Very conveinient location.Fantastic exercise down river,walking trail and park.What else you can expect from a suburb!!!
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 12, 2018

"Spot on for location."

Willagee is one of the best suburbs in Perth. It has a great deal to offer, is close to many amenities and is safe and quiet. It is bounded by the Leach Highway to the north, South Street to the south, North lake etc..

The major benefit of living in Willagee is its location. The suburb is no more that 15 minutes drive from the city thanks to easy access to the freeway at Leach Highway. In addition it is only 15 minutes from Fremantle.

Within 10 minutes drive there are 4 major shopping areas: Kardinya ( Coles and Kmart ). Bull Creek (Target and Woolworths), Garden City (David Jones and Myer, WW and COLES) and the commercial area in Myaree. Within Willagee there a number of smaller shopping areas with mini-supermarkets, liquor stores and newsagents. The cinema at Garden City is very handy, seldom crowded and it is usually easy to get a seat.

Lots of parks and easy access to parkland at the rivers edge up Northlake.

Launch boats at point Walter or enjoy a lovely picnic, or take a summers drive down to Fremantle or north of freo beaches.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 11, 2018

"Teach here live here."

I teach at caralee and I can say I love this suburb.

Brand new primary school and a beautiful setting.

I can say the money being spent has made for better education experience for children. Better facilities , better technology etc.

The suburb is getting alot safer and is family orientated.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 11, 2018

"Special"

Will Agee is really special a great community spirit and great up trending suburb.

Trendy donut shops cool cafes and great location location location.

Good schools good public transport.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 10, 2018

"Beautiful Green spaces in the middle of Perth."

Willagee has beautiful parklands and ever changing housing landscape from 60's cottages to new two storey mansions.

It's a complex mix that works and has really nice vibe.

Some homeswest in the suburb gives a good mix of people.

Very lovely established place to live with good schools.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 10, 2018

"Superb Suburb"

Willy is a great suburb lots of great families and green spaces.

Good IGA and local shops.

House prices are reasonable and good block sizes.

Overall 10/10
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5/5 rating details
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  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 09, 2018

"Villagee Willagee"

Willagee is bordered by the winthrop to the east, melville to the north, Kardinya the south. The block sizes are good, being around 650 to 750 square metres with mainly single story properties. Most of the homes were built around the seventies and many of the original owners still live there.

It is a green, leafy suburb that has many parks and play areas for kids. There are walk ways every where so it is very easy to get around and be able to leave the car at home.

There is a small shopping areas off archibald with butcher, bakers but no candlestick makers unfortunately. There is however, a Coles at Kardinya as well garden city close by.

We love taking the boat out from coogee (15 mins) or point walter (5 mins) for the river.

Freo is 12 mins away and has all the amazing restaurants and markets etc. not mention little creatures.

Bull Creek Train station is on the Rockingham line and you can get into the city in 15 minutes on an express train. Property prices are staying keen in this sort after suburb.

Some really great murals are in willagee and it has that gentrification feel to it as it becomes trendy and cool.

The willagee community centre has some great activities on for the locals.

Overall great place to live.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 08, 2018

"Basically an amazing value suburb in a perfect location."

Willagee is in an amazing locale with great suburbs around which will eventually mean great profits.

I live in Greig St and it's super safe and a really good community vibe.

Some new two storey houses up at the end of the Street just sold so some fresh families joining the neighborhood.

Melville high school is really great for my teen kids and one of there options for next year is Murdoch which is really close or also Notre Dame in Freo.

One of my daughter works at garden City and it's transforming pretty quick.
The Coles at Kardinya is really good and there's some decent amenities along with a Kmart are there.

Have been fortunate to live here.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 08, 2018

"Truly Wonderful Willagee"

We purchased a house here after 2 years of looking for a property in the southern suburbs of Perth (we were looking within Melville and South Perth councils).

Both myself and my partner grew up in nearby suburbs so we know the area well. It is a very safe suburb. Many streets are quiet with few cars so children can play on the street.
I know historically safety has been a concern in Willagee but I haven't noticed it
Caralee Primary school performs very well. Melville High school has improved greatly over the years and is now a high performing independent public school although doesn't quite compete with Rossmoyne and Applecross. Many of the children in this suburb go to private high schools such as Santa Maria, CBC, Aquanis and Corpus Christi.

We love the large, leafy blocks with a combination of new modern homes and older homes. There are minimal units/villas in this suburb.

It is 20-30 minutes to the city on public transport (either bus then train, or bus all the way, or drive to bull creek and then train) which we both use regularly for work. Yes it would be better to be right on the train line but we think we are close enough.

Our neighbours are mostly elderly (in original character homes) and families.

Garden city is nearby which is great for shopping. Great cafés/restaurants strips nearby in Ardoss and Fremantle as well as local cafés/restaurants closer by. We are looking forward to the redevelopments of Garden City and Kardinya SC. Willagee is also not far from the new Fiona Stanley Hospital but far enough away that we shouldn't have any of the traffic issues that are likely to arise!

The traffic on on Leach hey can be a pain but that's what you get for living reasonably close to the city. All suburbs within easy reach of the city have traffic issues.

In summer, we frequent the river (4 minute drive) and the beach (less than 10minutes to Port or Leighton beaches).

Overall, I would highly recommend Willagee suburb or any nearby suburbs.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Schools 5/5
Sep 08, 2018

"Village like pocket of melville"

we have lived here for a year now and love it - it's got so much to offer!
it is a Small, Friendly, Undervalued suburb!
Public transport is fantastic with a 15 min commute to the City.
Local IGA and butcher cafes etc. Ton of sporting facilities. Right near the river and the Freo.
Big blocks of land still available - so you can have an awesome family life.!
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Sep 06, 2018

"Love my home."

Willagee is beautiful, quiet, safe, spacious and close to amenities.

Most of all, I love Willagee for the nature. A large percentage of the homes in Willagee have green trees or near a park. Most homes are located on very green, attractive streets, and are only minutes away from the main ovals.

Willagee is only 15 minutes to the CBD, home to great primary schools schools and 10 minutes away from great high schools, and there are great shopping options with Garden City minutes away and Eclectic fremantle 15 minutes away.

I have lived in willagee for 12 years, in three different streets, and we have always had great neighbors, privacy, peace and quiet. I have also lived in Karindya, Murdoch and Como, and Willagee is far superior.

Not only is Willagee the best suburb in Perth, it is also the best value suburb in Perth.
You can buy a four bedroom house on 800sqm for circa 500k.

High rentals are being achieved for homes, and property values have performed relatively well post GFC.
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Sep 05, 2018

"End of the rainbow."

Willagee is the end of the rainbow. It will be a pot of gold as population increases and you get big blocks of land for a reasonable price.

Families , parks, established trees ....

Highways , Hospital and University.
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Sep 05, 2018

"Outstanding Value for Money"

Willagee is outstanding Value for money

Just look at the median house prices around.

Winthrop 900k
Kardinya 637k
Melville 740k
O'Connor 636k
Palmyra 620k

Then Willagee 520k

No rational reasoning

Huge buy and I've loved bringing up a family here.

Nick
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Sep 05, 2018

"South Central"

Willagee is perfect location. Central in the south of Perth. It has perfect location for Perth, Fremantle and anywhere south with the freeway and stock Rd close by.

Murdoch uni is closeby so easy access for students.

Big Supermarkets there is Kardinya, Limes in Melville. IGA in Willagee.
With variety department stores at garden City.

Big block size allow good family life

See noise with the the construction of new properties and the such but that's adding value .
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Sep 04, 2018

"Going to miss it."

Just left Willagee after 11 years to move back to merredin.

So many changes in the years with dozens upon dozens of news builds changing the scenery of the place.

Overall the suburb has chnaged for better and I have no doubt anyone will live a happy life here family or no family.
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Sep 04, 2018

"Tough few years but value for money"

Been a sliding scale here for last few years so there is some great buying . My neighbour sold her property of 800m2 for a touch under 500k .. same land in Winthrop with similar house would 850k .
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Sep 04, 2018

"Very Happy Purchase."

Settled my house here in April

Has been a real success. Have busy doing yard up . Bunnings is 20 seconds away which is great.

Next door neighbor offered to help with some handyman work so I've been really lucky.
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Sep 04, 2018

"Not pretentious"

Large blocks with large backyards. 5 mins to Fremantle by bus or car, without the pretentious house prices of Fremantle Melville Winthrop. 10 mins riding and bus distance to Western
Australia’s major hospital, Fiona Stanley, as well as progressive Murdoch University. 20 mins by car to Perth of 25 mins by bus/train. 25 mins to Rockingham.
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Sep 04, 2018

"Community Spirit"

15 minutes to the city and 15 minutes to Fremantle. You can walk to the shopping centers, play golf at point walter, kick the Footy, run to the river. Its near to the largest hospital in Australia and has public transport at your doorstep.
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Sep 04, 2018

"Great starting point."

For a first home buyer this suburb is great with some well priced land a new home you can live near the city and make good money in the future.
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Sep 04, 2018

"The place to start a family"

I love the old school style of Willagee, the mainly 70 and 80ies built houses, it's original! People are friendly and chatty, kids can walk home from school - it's safe and best of all: it's a 15 mins drive to the beach!

Because of block size it's great for young kids to actually play backyard cricket etc.
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Sep 03, 2018

"Big blocks big yard big lifestyle"

I’m unsure why willagee has a bad rap, lived here two years now with no problems what so ever. We are in a small culdesac and all the neighbours are friendly and very often all collect together out on our quiet road and the kids play and adults talk. Willagee in my opinion is very under rated. Very happy with our purchase as houses are more affordable
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Sep 03, 2018

"Inner city trees :)"

Recently purchased home 6 months ago, gradually renovating, great neighbours, quiet street, close to everything you could need. Very happy with buying in Willagee .Not selling ever. Here to stay.
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Sep 03, 2018

"Truly undervalued The only way is up baby"

We moved into Willagee 18 months ago and couldn't be happier! We were looking for a suburb in a catchment area of high quality schools and feel that we hit the jackpot because Willagee offers this and so much more. Fabulous central location, an abundance of retail options at Kardinya Occonnor, Melville and Garden City. hospital and university close by, a choice of parks and sporting clubs. The only thing Willagee doesn't have is restaurants - though there is a big selection in adjoining suburbs and I believe there will be new restaurants with the expansion of Garden City Shopping Centre.
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Sep 03, 2018

"Bang for buck"

The Gee, as it's sometimes known. Willagee is a great little suburb, fantastic for young families and retirees. Gorgeous well kept parks abound, there is almost one at every turn. Cute picket fences and cottage style homes with jarrah floor boards on large blocks are the norm. The local shop has all the basics you require, there is cafes butcher etc. Very close to the fwy so it takes no time to get to the city. Plenty of busses come through to take you to either Murdoch or Fremantle train stations. There are plenty of choices in regards to childcare, there is a primary school and Melville is a top public school not to mention the many private schools around .

Home are still very affordable when you consider that each suburb surrounding willagee will generally charge you $200K more for a smaller block. Hopefully it's only a matter of time before The Gee's true value is realised.
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Sep 03, 2018

"Black swan"

We lived here in 2011 then our rented house was bought and we need to move but renting is a challenge during WA boom. We houseshared in Ballajura for a while then bought a redevelopment unit in 2016. Willagee is an ugly-duckling suburb. It has a stigma of past but it will become a swan someday. Mt. Druitt in NSW was like Willagee before but very expensive now. It has all the potential for success and it can rise and become a star.
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Sep 03, 2018

"Special Community."

We have bought our house here a year ago and are so happy, couldn't asked for more! great schools, close to the beach, safe, community spirit and lots of young families moving in, like us. All that with reasonably priced houses on large blocks! The best kept secret, we are here to stay. :)
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Sep 03, 2018

"Change is in the air"

I've only lived in Willagee for a few months and found it to be great so far. It's affordable to buy and close to the city. Your experience of Willagee will depend largely on what you're neighbours are like. I'm lucky to have good neighbours, who are all owner-occupiers. So, if you're looking for a place, suss out the neighbourhood first. There are quite a few messy, neglected-looking houses scattered throughout the suburb. Long term, willagee has a lot of potential and should prove to be a good long-term investment.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 02, 2018

"Gem"

Have been living around the area for around 8 years now. Close to the river, Freo and the beach. Good access to shopping at Garden city or around the O'connor/Melville areas. Only reason I'll be moving is if I can afford to move over to East Fremantle...Probably biggest drawbacks are lack of cafes and restaurants.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 02, 2018

"Awesome suburb"

Willagee is a great suburb for all. It is well located suitable for people of all ages really. Nice big oval and parklands for active and passive recreation. It's only 11km as the crow fly from the Perth CBD, 2km to the beautiful Swan River, 2km to the premium Garden City Shopping Centre which is about to undergo a $750m redevelopment. With Murdoch University only 1km to the south and the Fiona Stanley Hospital right next door, you will be well looked after both academically and medically. Willagee is located on major transport corridors serviced by Leach Highway to the north, South Street to the south, Kwinana Freeway to the east and North Lake Road to the West.

Myaree commercial hub is literally across the road from Leach Hwy, where all eatery, lifestyle showroom outlets are located. The area is located well away from the residential infill development so you don't get construction noise, trucks, and all sort of building related activities that can ruin a local streetscape and vista
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 02, 2018

"Best Kept Secret in perth"

I have lived in willagee for 20 years.It has everything and more that its more expensive neighbours has .Great Schools, shopping ,recreation .you don't have to go far because you can buy everything around the corner,Close to Freo and also easy trip into the city.Brilliant bus/train routes operate through willagee
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 02, 2018

"Raised my family here."

We have lived in willagee for over 15 years. It is a great suburb for families, with the kids often running over to play with neighbours kids or go up to the local park, It is fairly quiet, and a leafy suburb, with quite of lot of the large gum trees and lots of parks. We made the effort to get to know our neighbours and all our local ones are great. The suburb is close to the river (Point Walter), the beach and freo. It is definitely not nightlife central, but freo or the city is not that far away and there are local coffee shops/restaurants . Trip to the city is normally 20 minutes, or can be up to 35-40 min in peak hour
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 02, 2018

"Great location."

Perfectly located near Freeway, Freo, transport, shops, schools and beach. Quiet and clean. Mix of 1960's houses to new. Becoming less affordable
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 02, 2018

"Value suburb of Melville"

Simply the best suburb so quiet and such good value for money at the moment, so safe love the place not too far from beach used too live carramar no where near as good.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 02, 2018

"Fabulous starting out suburb"

Willagee is a great starting out family suburb. Big blocks , great location and room to grow .

Beach river and city all in close locale.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 01, 2018

"Midway Fremantle to Perth."

I moved here about 5 years ago and it has been the best decision I've made. I'm still here and I love it. The only problem I've had was some graffiti on my front boundary wall which was cleaned and removed the very next day, no other problems. I'm only a 5 min drive to the river. So close to everything, city 15km drive, Free cafe strip & shops 15 min drive, international airport 30 min drive . Bus on canning why outside takes me through city centre. I only fill up the car fuel every 2 weeks because I don't need to travel far to get anything. Great schools and parks, well kept. NBN to the house is brilliant, Netflix 4K streamed directly to the TV.

My neighbour have just finished there new home which is the fifth on my street, its really transformed and added value to the area.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 01, 2018

"Glorius"

I have lived in Willagee 7 years. It is a thriving suburb with friendly people. There are a couple great primary schools and one of the most popular, bustling local shopping centres in the southern suburbs 5 minutes away. There are many parks, so always somewhere for the children to play or to walk the dog near by.

Room for a boat , I can be in the swan in 10 minutes from down near point Walter.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 01, 2018

"Awesome"

I bloody love willagee and its location and the people just everything.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 01, 2018

"Why pay for Melville when willagee is half the price."

Willageee is centrally located to the beach, river and CBD. 15minutes to all of those. Willagee has a wonderful community. Some great cafes and public open space and public transport to freo, Perth and Garden city.
Highly recommended suburb.

High school is fantastic , albeit not with the rep of Rossmoyne but is highly regarded. Plenty of private schools.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 31, 2018

"Love it."

I love Willagee I don't care what anyone says negatively about it.

I work in north Perth so I'm pretty much in the city in 15 mins off peaks or 25 in peak hour if I weave through to canning off ramp.

I love Freo and have done since I was a kid , I'm there within 10 easily and enjoying life.

Sure it could be said certain pockets are less desirable. But find a suburb that doesn't have that.

My kids love the space in our back yard and the pool and I can't find another area in our price bracket that has all of these things.

Love it.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 29, 2018

"Balance between old and new"

Willagee is a balance between old and new. Sure it has some homes west and some older houses but thats what gives it it's charm as well as the fact that there is a lot of new buildings going up. Essentially its in a transition phase.
The local IGA is pretty good with South African owners I believe changing it into a great little shop.

Someone mentioned cafes in an earlier review.
Jayleas Patissirie has some great cakes, sausage rolls and good coffee and the like and so does the the little olive leaf on north lake end of Archibald st. 2 Green fingers near the dept of transport is also high regarded.

Good chunk of green open spaces as well with winnacott reserve and Arthur Kay reserve.

Overall family freindly and my kids love the locals school , one is in year 6 at Caralee and one in year 9 at MSHS.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 29, 2018

"Value for Money ,up and coming family neighborhood"

We moved to Perth 8 months ago and have lived in Willagee for the majority of that time. So happy with our choice of suburb! It's close to everything: the CBD, Fremantle,freeway, airport, beach and river. It's safe and the neighbours are pleasant, we regularly take our dog for a walk around the neighborhood and see many friendly and familiar faces. Garden City is very close and is an amazing shopping centre. We have NBN at our house and have had great internet.

The suburb isn't full of BMWs and Mercedes it's a hard working aspirational suburb with alot of fantastic hard working families .
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 28, 2018

"Great Value Great Suburb"

I heard so many things about the Willagee Palmyra Kardinya area and I can honestly say they were all false. It's such a great area to live in. Safe and surrounded by all amenities I need including transport services (Bull Creek station and loads of buses)
The shops at Garden City are top notch and keeps getting better every year and major redevelopment as others have mentioned.
The people are great and my neighbors and surrounding neighbors all look out for each other.
The houses are excellent value and have able and large blocks in willagee, albeit with some newly done or older houses.
As a family of 4 we love the parks and ovals and beach being so close by. Always a afternoon breeze in summer.
I recommend if people dont wat to live to close to perth and want the balance of work and play then its a great location. 15 to the city 15 to the coast.

More cafes and restaurants would be great!!!
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 26, 2018

"Hidden Treasure - Future Growth"

I was quite apprehensive and had my fair share of reservations when hubby suggested buying in willagee 5 years ago. My preference was locations closer to city or more so riverside suburbs to be specific as proximity to the river was desirable.
Ultimately hubby wanted greater space and room for the kids than a villa or a 2 or 3 bedder in more expensive neighbouring suburbs

My daughter is doing the music program at Melville SHS, and so far the teachers have been really amazing.

In willagee, we have some of the finest of Perth's beaches and green spaces within a 5 minute drive. As well as that the bull creek station , local shopping centers, O'conner commercial area are all within 10 minutes drive. Thanks to the ease to hit freeway most places in and around Perth can be reached within 20 minutes - some times even quicker than from suburbs closer to the city. If you are looking for a place to bring up a young family in the southern suburbs willagee must definitely be number one on your list.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 25, 2018

"Close knit suburb"

Close knit, family friendly, well priced and close to good schools.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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Aug 25, 2018

"Established Up and Coming Community"

Lived in Willagee for the last ten years.. and it has certainly dropped in price in the last few years. My latest valuation has come back 90,000 below my last one.

This certainly astounds me given the change just in the last few years, with countless house renovations and new builds.

There's isn't many suburbs with established landscaping and close to the city.

Some good cafes in the area and as others have mentioned close to Freo, east Freo cafe area and shopping .

What amazes me is the value difference for each suburb surrounding Willagee , it's not logical or rational.
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  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Aug 18, 2018

"Close to city gem"

Like others have said Willagee has its elements of undesirables like most suburbs, however with all the new houses being built this suburb is transforming very quickly.

Family friendly 15 minutes to free or the city, shopping at Kardinya or Garden city or the entire Melville strip a minute away its a really good spot.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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Jul 21, 2018

"Location Location"

There is not much to say besides it's a wonderful place to live! parks, river...i have a dog and it's great to go for walks and you have quite a few parks to choose from. as everyone else said as well, great location, a 15 mins drive to the freo and the city and garden city is 5 minutes away up leach.

As others have mentioned there is a great deal of development going on the refresh the suburb.
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Jul 20, 2018

"Up and coming suburb"

Bought into willagee a few years ago , it has no doubt transformed in recent years with new builds popping up everywhere, my kids go to the local school and the teachers do an amazing job . Sure there is some homeswest Riff Raff but the opportunity to have big blocks with new families in the area is promising.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 18, 2018

"Great up and coming suburb"

The Willagee stigma doesn't seem to escape the reviews on this site,however having bought here last year (greig st) i cannot see the alarming situation painted by some.

Name another suburb this close to the city and fremantle with big block sizes and convenient access to multiple shopping centres including garden city which is being redeveloped. I can drive to the river within 5 minutes max.

There is dozens upon dozens of new builds going on in Willagee and a new retirement home.

I would not hesitate recommending it to anyone.
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Mar 04, 2018

"Nowhere Land."

There are barking 'security' dogs at all hours and it's hard to get a decent nights sleep considering they bark at 4am/2am, whenever, and the council does nothing about it. The local IGA is good but that's about it, every suburb has an IGA though. I've lived here for a few years and there are power surges that have blown up the electrical gear in my house, twice now, thousands of dollars damage and Western power have been out to fix the connection once but after that they said it's normal to get surges and the neighbour agrees!
Often there is no water to whole sections of the suburb because main pipes sometimes burst. I have seen that twice here, yet I have never heard of it after years of living in other suburbs, so you're without water for 24 hours which is not much fun and a third time they dug up the lead-in water pipe to my house because it was leaking and it was rusted badly, so don't drink the water!
My wife is often home alone and she has had trouble with strangers knocking at the door, acting very odd, they ask weird questions and one time the side gate was unlocked and a guy walked around the back while she was there asking if 'Bob' still lives there, but obviously he was going to check the back door and security, probably a thief, she would not go out alone after that.
Out the front of the house there are often loud and abusive parents and parties where you can hear them cursing at their children, I have seen domestic fights in the street and while waiting at the shops. Once I saw a girl walking up the street beaten up after hearing them fighting and I said I could call the police for her if she liked and she told me to go get $#%ed!
Overall these are my experiences and I live on one of the better streets in a better corner, so choose one of the bad streets and I could not imagine what it is like. Willagee is in the middle of no where, takes ages to get to the city by car or public transport, nearly one hour, so really this place is overpriced, dangerous and inconvenient.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Mar 26, 2017

"Great suburb"

I moved to Willagee back in 2011. Since then, this suburb has transformed significantly - more playground, nice cafe, clean & safe neighborhood etc. I worked for City of Melville, hence I have known this suburb a quite some time. This suburb is quite undervalued given it's proximity to the CBD (10.2 km) and the beach (Fremantle). Public transport is available nearly, which takes me to the CBD in 30-40 minutes. NBN has just been established for use. Shopping is pretty good - there are heaps of shopping centres, bunnings, woolworths, big w, target, etc., all in 1-2 km radius. I go for a walk every day after work. It's just 5 minute walk from my property to a decent park, where i can walk the dog and exercise.
I see a couple of public housing nearby but they are either elderly or a decent folks.
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  • Cafes
  • Green areas
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  • Nightlife
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
Jan 30, 2017

"Freo vibes"

Willagee has undergone major transformations since we moved here a few years ago- great coffee shops and new playgrounds, organic food shops, pop up doughnuts and funky hair dressers with giftshop! Locals are young families and hipsters and the occasional drunk just like Freo:) Love it here!
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  • Location
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly!"

Love the area, so happy to get a little more for the money than melville. Have wonderful neighbours and get a real sense of community. The downer would be crossing the leach in peak hour traffic:)
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic location - shame about the neighbours!"

The location was great for getting to the freeway, going into Fremantle and just across from Garden City for shopping......but the suburb is full of housing commission owned properties, which completely devalues the suburb.
Some streets are better than others, and the old 'Campbell Estate' part is far nicer than the A,B,C,D blocks etc.
When our family bough into Willagee, the promise was from the government that 'Homes West' would be situating elderly people into the area as opposed to younger families. This wasn't the case, with some seriously disturbed young people residing here.
You would not let your children play in the streets, or want them going to school on their own.
Better suited to couples wanting to start out and move on when they start a family.
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Dennis4
Dennis4 Totally agree with Accor. Been there nearly a decade and waited and waited for reduced homeswest or at least more older folk. Hasn't happened and when we enquire find out they are trying to build higher density homeswest . Willagee has second highest homeswest in WA (0.3% behind Karawarra; 24.4%) and it doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon. Thanks govt. for your lies. Having said that, near Leach hwy is pretty good and in Campbell estate. Anywhere else is a joke. Wouldn't let my kids go out alone and certainly won't be sending them to the local primary. A teacher friend there says she finds it difficult to teach the kids who want to learn as she spends all her time disciplining the others. That's why house prices almost half of those in the neighbouring suburbs and can't see it changing anytime soon. Difficult to have suburb renewal when a quarter of it is owned by the govt who want to deposit the dregs there (that's not a comment on all homeswest folk, just some very nasty ones).
2yrs+
johnfahnam
johnfahnam Sadly I have to agree with you Dennis. Such a fabulous location, awesome potential. Very saddened you have to feel so unsafe in the meantime. Security is a must in Willagee and the ability to pay for private school fees (which kind of defeats the purpose of affordable housing).
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johnfahnam
johnfahnam http://www.lynnmaclaren.org.au/homeswest-housing-antisocial-behaviour

Here you go. By the sounds of this the department doesn't take a lot of care in concerning itself with the antisocial behaviour of its tenants nor the impact the housing has on the community around it.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic upcoming suburb, just needs more cafes!"

Great location - about 10 mins to Fremantle, 15 mins to Perth. Close to some big retailers - Harvey Norman, Good Guys, other bedding/furniture stores, etc. And close to some smaller food retailers - IGA, bakeries, asian restaurants, etc. It does need some more quality cafe's, though... this is one thing we would love more of! But I think that will come in good time.

It's true there's some pockets of "dodgy"-looking houses and there is some public housing in the area, but this is fast changing. You can see the change taking place on many streets, where there are newly built/renovated houses with nicely finished front yards and nice cars.

There are certainly very nice streets too - Norkus Way, Hockin St, Cohn Ct, etc. You feel safe there and all the neighbouring houses look very decent with some awesome gardens that make me jealous!
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Dennis4
Dennis4 Obviously a real estate agent's review (or a glass half full with a happy pill).
2yrs+
gls
gls @Dennis4

Actually I'm in IT, not real estate. And I've lived in Willagee for about two years.
2yrs+
johnfahnam
johnfahnam Unfortunately Cafe's and the like don't do so well in this suburb because the clientelle can be too rough. You have to keep it really simple here. I always wanted to consider Willagee becoming the new Brentwood, but in all honesty, I can't see it happening. The Government own this suburb.
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"So close to everything"

When moving to Willagee we had a number of criteria including being close to or easy access to so many locations within the metropolitan area. With being able to enjoy Fremantle on your doorstep, without having to pay Freo prices for living, was great. But then there is the shopping... Garden City and the boutique shops within Riesley Street are so close it can be dangerous. Not to mention Freo so you can also treat yourself to a coffee whilst out. For the other shopping, yes grocery shopping, there is Coles, Woolworths and IGA all within a couple of minutes. For the boys, you have the choice of 2 Bunnings within minutes away and many other stores for the home handy man. The streets are quiet and have the feel of being in an established neighborhood with established street scaping but you also have so many people building new homes in the area. It is a great blend of traditional cottages and new builds.
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Dennis4
Dennis4 mmm, another real estate agent?
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johnfahnam
johnfahnam Definitely a few Agent comments here for sure. It's a good starting out suburb, but move on when you can - as most do.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 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+

"A friendly neighbourhood close to everything you want and need."

The block sizes allow for a great lifestyle. Outdoor kitchens and entertaining areas. Pools. Storage for boats and caravans. Plus the large blocks are perfect for having pets.

The neighbours are great - very friendly, approachable and helpful. Quiet streets and a general feeling of being safe and secure.

Great for the blokes with 2 Bunnings stores very close by. Not to mention BCF, Rays Outdoors, Bluewater Tackle, JB Hi Fi and more. The wife loves Garden City too. G

rocery shopping is easy. Limes is fantastic, but there is plenty of choice with Woolworths, Coles and IGA, plus all the local specialty stores on Archibald Street.

Good medical facilities within the area and close by.

Close to everything you want and need. The beach and river nearby make for lots of good times with your friends and family.
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  • Location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to Fremantle and shopping districts, friendly spirit, really up-and-coming"

This suburb is undergoing major redevelopment, and is a good buy. You can still buy a good-sized block (not subdivided to death!), with a good-sized house on it for a reasonable price. Many of the older parts of Willagee are being sold and redeveloped, which is good to see.

The main shopping strip on Archibald is also being revitalized, there are several new shops (including a new cafe which is quite nice!), the local IGA has undergone major changes, and the fish&chips and the bakery are pretty decent (we have an out-of-state friend who swears that the pie shop is the best he's had). However, if you need to really satisfy your shopping bug, it is only 10 minutes to Garden City or downtown Fremantle.

The neighbors say "hello" on their morning and evening strolls, and the local community center and church are active in the community, holding several fetes a year.

Wish the public transport was more efficient, and that there was a local medical doctor in addition to the chemist and the dentist in the local plaza.

Edit: based on feedback from c_lam, there is a medical doctor at the end of Archibald street in some shops there.
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  • Location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
r8grl
r8grl Thanks to c_lam for this comment on my review:

My husband and I have lived in Willagee for 3 and a half years and have absolutely loved setting up our home in this up and coming suburb.

Willagee is an extremely central location. So close to the river and beach we share many enjoyable experiences with family and friends without having to travel great distances. There are many shopping facilities available with local shops on central Archibald St. The pharmacy, butcher and bakery are all particularly welcoming and within walking distance to all homes in the area. However, there are many larger shopping centres close by, such as Garden City, Woolworths, Limes, Fremantle and Kardinya Shopping Centre, plus many large homewares stores are located near Willagee. There is a local school in Willagee, plus many government and independent schools accessible. There is a medical clinic located on Archibald Street, as well as a large medical centre on South Street. Willagee is abundant with beautiful parks and ovals. Although the parks are an added bonus to the already large blocks that are now getting hard to find in other suburbs.

Unfortunately Willagee has a stigma from previous years, but what you experience when you are a member of the Willagee community is very different to it's preceding reputation. Before you place an offer on any property it is important to attain information regarding the neighbours, regardless of where you are buying in. That being said, even as the neighbours have changed over the years we have always been surrounded by friendly people who all look out for each other. We have never had any problem with security or safety.

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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
ckam
ckam My husband and I have lived in Willagee for 3 and a half years and have absolutely loved setting up our home in this up and coming suburb.

Willagee is an extremely central location. So close to the river and beach we share many enjoyable experiences with family and friends without having to travel great distances. There are many shopping facilities available with local shops on central Archibald St. The pharmacy, butcher and bakery are all particularly welcoming and within walking distance to all homes in the area. However, there are many larger shopping centres close by, such as Garden City, Woolworths, Limes, Fremantle and Kardinya Shopping Centre, plus many large homewares stores are located near Willagee. There is a local school in Willagee, plus many government and independent schools accessible. There is a medical clinic located on Archibald Street, as well as a large medical centre on South Street. Willagee is abundant with beautiful parks and ovals. Although the parks are an added bonus to the already large blocks that are now getting hard to find in other suburbs.

Unfortunately Willagee has a stigma from previous years, but what you experience when you are a member of the Willagee community is very different to it's preceding reputation. Before you place an offer on any property it is important to attain information regarding the neighbours, regardless of where you are buying in. That being said, even as the neighbours have changed over the years we have always been surrounded by friendly people who all look out for each other. We have never had any problem with security or safety.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great value so close to Fremantle, beaches & river"

I have lived with my partner in Willagee for 5 years and have enjoyed the close proximity to the river, beach, shopping centres and Fremantle in a new house on a large block without the higher prices of neighboring suburbs of Palymyra, Bicton and Melville.
It is definitley value for money you get in Willagee and with it's quick access to the freeway via South St and Leach Hwy, it's not far to the city.
I would recommend it as a starting out in the property market suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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