If you’re looking for houses for sale in Perth, you might not have seen how this region has grown over the past few decades.
Previously more regional, the northern suburbs have grown in density, attracting Australians and expats with the affordable housing, laid back lifestyle and close distance to some of the country’s most stunning beaches.
There’s a lot more going on now—cafes and restaurants are popping up, the local communities are organising events and markets, but fortunately, the gorgeous feats nature have remained pristine.
So if you’re thinking about a move, let’s tempt you with some of the best and cheapest houses for sale in Perth.
What suburbs are in the northern suburbs of Perth?
Before we can dive in, let’s get into which suburbs make up the northern suburbs of Perth WA, according to REIWA:
- Burns Beach
- Ocean Reef
- Mount Lawley
- North Beach
- Osborne Park
- Tuart Hill
- Watermans Bay
- Wembley Downs
- Alexander Heights
- Banksia Grove
- Quinns Rocks
Cheap houses for sale in Perth
Craigie is a lively suburb attracting all kinds of people, from families to young professionals and retirees. With the gentrification of the suburb and more people moving in, old homes are being replaced with beautiful, modern properties.
You have lovely parks and Mulalloo Beach and Whitsford Beach less than a ten minute drive away. You don’t want for much here!
- Median house price: $555,000
- Distance from Perth CBD: 20 kilometres
We’re loving this big, spacious, timber-floored home that is just drenched in natural light. Instantly, we picture a happy family filling in the four bedrooms. Open living areas and a gorgeous alfresco space means lots of quality time entertaining and spent in intimate family gatherings.
A gorgeous landscaped backyard offers an abundance of fruit trees, including Mulberry, Loquat, Pomegranate and Fig—fresh fruit from the garden in the summertime!
This newly listed, charming 4-bedroom property is ideal for growing families. From the walking distance to Whitford Catholic Primary School, to its open floor plan and large garden, you’ll have tons of space for the kids to roam freely.
Also in walking distance are all the conveniences you need, including the Craigie Shopping Plaza, Craigie Tavern, Craigie Bakery and boutique coffee shops, and plenty more.
Price guide: approx $450,000 – $550,000
What’s superbly unique in this 3-bedroom Craigie house for sale is the expansive outdoor space. Set your own bbq area or outdoor fire pit to bring the backyard to life.
Skylights and double exposure bring plenty of sunlight into the home. There are multiple living areas, one flowing into the other in an open floor plan, which makes this the entertainer’s dream.
Plus, if location is a priority, you’ll delight in the close distance to Whitfords East Park & Westfield Whitford City, as well as Hillarys Boat Harbour just a short drive away.
- Price guide: $700,000
- Median house price: $835,000
- Distance from Perth CBD: 26 kilometres
The coastal suburb of Kallaroo brings you closer to the gorgeous shores of Perth WA. Touted as a hidden gem, locals delight in the closeness to the beach and the city, good public transport, schools and amenities. What more could you ask for!
Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the North Shore Community Hub and Tennis Club, where there are tons of fitness and sport opportunities. Nature lovers will also love the walking trails and sandy shores.
Even real estate investors see Kallaroo as a high performing suburb, noting capital gains of 17.2% on average in the past five years.
Find this quaint, rustic, double storey home tucked away in a peaceful cul-de-sac. Even with its quiet location, you still have access to all the best nearby schools, parks and beaches.
The property itself features a lovely, leafy, native garden in the backyard with a below ground pool. Set yourself up with a home office in the separate studio or leave it to your young ones as a play room.
One of our personal favourite touches is being able to view the ocean from the second floor, bringing your dreams of beach town living to life.
- Price guide: approx $450,000
- Median house price: $675,000
- Distance from Perth CBD: 18 kilometres
Locals will tell you that Padbury offers all the best of Perth for a reasonable price. Starting with good schools and ending with amazing nature.
Primary schools in the area have a great standard so it attracts families bringing a lively community spirit. The neighbourhood is minutes away from the famous Hillarys boat harbour, Mullaloo beach and the shopping centres of Whitfords, Joondalup and Karringyup shopping centre.
If you’re looking to commute to other suburbs, the Whitfords and Greenwood train stations are also in close proximity. Lots to love about Padbury!
To complement the charming suburb of Padbury is this equally charming 3-bedroom home. From the hardwood floors, to the built in outdoor barbecue and in-ground pool, the vacation lasts all year.
Whether you’re a young couple or a family of four, there is plenty of space for everyone. Each bedroom has double sliding door built-in-robes. The open kitchen allows you to watch over the youngins or entertain guests. And the patio area is just perfect to enjoy the weather in the world’s sunniest capital city.
- Price guide: approx $450,000
- Median house price: $558,750
- Distance from Perth CBD: 22 kilometres
If you’re looking for a quiet, safe, little suburb, Beldon might be the one for you. It may not have new, trendy restaurants and cafes opening every week, but the local spots are enough to keep you happy.
Neighbours are friendly, eager to welcome new residents. Parks are well maintained and the beautiful Mullaloo beach is an easy 5-minute drive away.
This cool retro home is a charming mix of old and new. On a quiet, large block of 681 sq metres, there is tons of space to add your own style to it.
Everything is on one floor which makes it ideal for families with young children, and learning centres and schools are all within walking distance.
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