Why Dalkeith is (arguably) the best suburb in Perth
If you are one of the few who are fortunate enough to afford property in Dalkeith, then you are privileged to be living in what I regard to be the best suburb in Perth.
Within close proximity and easy access to the city of Perth, the Swan River and the ocean beaches, it is one of the few suburbs that enjoys the benefits of three of the WA’s best features. Being on a peninsula (the Swan River surrounds the suburb on three sides) gives it a more equable climate with the breezes off both the river and the ocean. It remains a low traffic area with quiet leafy streets and its proximity to high quality public and private schools it makes it a highly sought-after suburb for people with school-aged children.
Dalkeith is a fairly small suburb that has many large nature reserves and parklands including Masons Gardens, Cruikshank Reserve and Bishop Reserve. In fact, it has 8 parks that cover 17% of the total area, making it one of the leafiest suburbs in Perth.
Because of these reasons, Dalkeith retains a village life appeal. Kids can safely play on many of the quiet streets and there is a great sense of community among those who live there. The small shopping areas on Waratah Avenue add to the village feel yet the range of boutique shops and recently revamped IGA add convenience and interest.
There’s an eclectic array of homes and people in the suburb which only adds to its character and appeal. From original homes in original condition to modern family homes and riverfront mansions – owned by young families, retirees, foreign investors, multi-generational Australians and new immigrants.
I think statistics show that approximately 70% of all purchasers buy for the high quality and diversity of education facilities in the immediate area. For these reasons Dalkeith remains my favourite suburb in Perth and is why I am passionate about selling property in the area.