10. 31 San Javier Circle, Secret Harbour WA 6173 – 5 beds, 3 baths
With a new foreshore playground keeping the kids entertained, and a host of family-friendly businesses in town, Secret Harbour is a great place for families that is only 45 minutes’ drive south of Perth CBD.
This 5-bedroom home literally a two-minute saunter to the beach and dog-walking park is all about those views for the adults and all about the games/rumpus room for the kids. Natural light floods the house, keeping bills down to a minimum while there are four primary schools and a secondary school all within a few kilometres, meaning a quick hop on the bikes rather than sitting in traffic on the morning drop-off.
9. 21 Lowlands Crescent, Secret Harbour WA 6173 – 4 beds, 2 baths
This four-bedroom home, also tucked away in Secret Harbour, sits across 299sqm, so there is plenty of room for a growing family. Ducted reverse air conditioning keeps the home cool during summer while the property itself is only a short walk from Golden Bay Primary School.
There are plenty of parks in the area that, coupled with the golf course, make Secret Harbour one of the greenest suburbs in Perth. Nightlife is a little light-on in the evenings, which may not suit younger students but might sound like a dream for parents who want a good night sleep.
8. 7 Gaston Road, Secret Harbour WA 6173 – 4 beds, 2 baths
There’s a chance you’ll still hear the crashing of the waves from this property that is set back slightly from Warnbro Sound Avenue. Comet Bay Primary School is just around the corner, so the family can sleep in until it comes time for dropoffs. At 612 sqm, the block on which the house sits is larger than most, offering plenty of space for backyard cricket and a dip in the below ground pool.
7. 52A Second Avenue, Claremont WA 6010 – 3 beds, 2 baths
Mount Claremont Primary School and Moerlina School are both a short walk from this superb 3-bedroom home in Claremont, one of the most sought-after suburbs in Perth. Only 15 minutes from the CBD and right by the beach and the Swan River, this home has two living zones to provide the family with a bit of a buffer when it needs it, while everything else that makes up the perfect Perth lifestyle is within a short walk: cafes, restaurants, schools, parks, farmers markets, and beaches. Families make up a significant proportion of the population in Claremont, this area is known for its eclectic mix of old and new properties, with strong competition for homes in the area.
6. 14 Galena Place, Carine WA 6020 – 5 beds, 3 baths
Carine is a great place for families, thanks to the Carine Open Space and the wetlands, which provide plenty of opportunities to get the kids outdoors on the weekends. A fortnightly farmers market in nearby Duncraig, as well as five primary schools and five secondary schools all within a few kilometres, make this spot a dream destination for families who want to find somewhere to live for as long as the kids are at school.
This 5-bedroom home is a luxurious family home, with an upstairs area for the folks to relax and get some peace, and even a His and Hers wardrobe. With a large below ground pool in the mix, what’s not to love?
5. 7 Traverse Road, Mullaloo WA 6027 – 5 beds, 2 baths
North of Perth is Mullalo, another family-friendly beachside suburb that is famous for the Mullalo Beach Hotel, plenty of sports events on the beach during summer and as a great place to bring up a family. The WA Police Force notes that criminal offences in the suburb have nearly halved in the past decade, making this a safe place to bring up some free-range kids.
This 5-bedroom home is a short walk from Mullalo Heights Primary School while there are five secondary schools within 4 kilometres of the home and another five primary schools within 1.5 kilometres.
While the below ground pool gives this a major tick for families, so does the home’s design, with the master bedroom sitting at the front of the house away from the living areas and a separate living quarters, complete with kitchen and ensuite, suiting older kids or grandparents that are keen to babysit a very young family.
4. 16 Eclipse Crescent, Kallaroo WA 6025 – 4 beds, 3 baths
This stunning 4-bedroom home is set back from Mullaloo Beach, so you and the kids can enjoy being rocked to sleep by the sound of the incoming waves each night.
The majority of households in this small pocket are families that are attracted obviously by the beachside life and the host of primary and secondary schools peppered across the area.
The home itself is bright and airy, with a massive master bedroom and its own games room for the kids. Modern appliances, 18 solar panels and spacious bedrooms make this one of the clear standouts in the list for families. Plenty of parks, bike paths, shops, schools and beaches – you might not even need a car.
3. 1 Wissota Pass, Secret Harbour WA 6173 – 4 beds, 2 baths
Another Secret Harbour gem, this 4-bedroom family home is great for those who love to entertain, with a gazebo overlooking a beautiful Grecian below ground pool. A renovated kitchen, ducted air conditioning, plenty of natural light and an open-plan design in the living areas are all reasons to check this place out while it is available.
2. 51A Joiner Street, Melville WA 6156 – 4 beds, 2 baths
Under Offer, get in quick with this stunning family home in Melville. Surrounded by great schools, living here will mean quiet streets, large leafy green blocks, parks such as Kadidjiny Park, a 20-minute trip to the city via public transport and accessible shopping at Garden City and Melville Plaza.
1. 143A Deanmore Road, Scarborough WA 6019 – 4 beds, 2 baths
Set back from the beach, this 4 bedroom family home in Scarborough is a find. A large open plan kitchen with stone benchtop is great for those parents who like to entertain while a slightly separated rear living area is a great place for the kids to hang out. Surrounded by great schools like St John’s Primary Schools, Scarborough Primary School and St Mary’s Anglican Girls School, this is an increasingly popular destination for families, while the median house price of $675,000 keeps it an affordable option.