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Going Green in Perth’s Leafiest Neighbourhoods

Breathe easy in seven of Perth’s greenest suburbs.


The city of Perth is home to some incredible parkland, promising its residents a clean, green lifestyle. These suburbs rank high on our hit list for an enviable outdoor lifestyle.

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Peppermint Grove

Exclusive Peppermint Grove remains one of Perth’s most sought-after neighbourhoods thanks to its idyllic, leafy lifestyle on the northern banks of the Swan River. This distinguished locale is home to some of the state’s premier real estate – a mix of architecturally designed and character homes, many set among stunningly landscaped grounds. Residents enjoy tranquil surrounds, whether it be along the river foreshore or in the neighbourhood’s lush, verdant parks. Keanes Point Reserve is a popular sport for its playground and picnic, while locals have access to a tennis clubs, yacht club and top private schools.

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Located at the south-eastern edge of Perth, Armadale lure those looking to swap city life for the great outdoors. While just 40 minutes’ drive from the city, it feels as though it’s a world away, with the Perth foothills creating a natural playground of bushland and wildlife encounters. Araluen Botanic Park is known for its spectacular Tulip Festival each Spring and walking tracks through native forest, while Wungong Regional Park captures spectacular views out over the state, with picnic areas, waterways and gorges. It offers affordable property for those wanting to get their foot on the ladder with major shopping centres, excellent recreation facilities and a train straight into Perth’s CBD.

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The sprawling suburb of Como has a suburban feel yet is just a 10-minute drive from central Perth. Known for its beautiful tree-lined streets, residents have the Swan River on their doorstep with easy access to foreshore walks and cycling trails. There is a strong sense of community in Como with a fantastic café strip and local shopping village, as well as the landmark art deco Grand Cinemas Cygnet. Those with young families can choose from excellent government and independent schools, while the neighbourhoods parklands mean there’s plenty of room to roam.


Majestic jacaranda trees have become an icon of this serene riverfront suburb. Coveted Applecross boasts green, leafy streetscapes lined with character homes and boutique new apartments. It offers a selection of designer shops, cafes and restaurants, centring on the Ardross Street village, where locals can be spotted grabbing their morning coffee. Heathcote Reserve offers a fantastic kids’ playground with BBQ facilities and picnic spots taking in impressive views across the city. At the other end of the suburb, Tompkins Park has sporting grounds, a bowling club and picturesque Lucky Bay to splash around in the river.

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Punctuated by scenic parkland and walking trails, the suburb of Woodbridge lures those seeking a peaceful country-style lifestyle, while being just a short 30-minute train ride into the heart of Perth. Around the neighbourhood there are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors. Stretch your legs on the family-friendly John George Trail from Woodbridge Riverside Park and Play Space, as it meanders along the river. There are quaint character homes, excellent schools and shopping facilities aplenty, including renowned Midland Farmers Markets just a short drive away.

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Flanked by the wetlands of Herdsman Lake on one side and Lake Monger on the other, Wembley is a peaceful green suburb with some of the city’s most popular nature trails and picnic spots on its doorstep. This community-centric neighbourhood keeps locals active with a variety of sports clubs and fitness facilities, and an easy 20-minute bike ride into the CBD. Eminently walkable, it offers a vibrant atmosphere with cafes, restaurants and speciality stores sprinkled throughout its streets, while its houses come in all shapes and sizes catering to a mix of professionals and family buyers.

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The leafy western suburb of Claremont is popular for its proximity to the river, beaches and CBD. Beautifully harmonising old and new, the suburb showcases a variety of charming bungalows and statement luxury developments. It gives residents a premium lifestyle, with the picturesque wetlands of Lake Claremont parkland, tennis and golf clubs and access to esteemed schools. There are walking and cycling paths, kids’ playgrounds and the boutique shopping and dining precinct of Claremont Quarter catering to your everyday needs. Saturday morning farmers’ markets can be found next door in Mount Claremont.

For more property inspiration and insights on where to explore in your neighbourhood, check out Perth's suburb guides.

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