Where are the Hottest Markets For Housing?
The Housing Industry Association has recently released the hottest locations for new home building across Australia and 5 WA suburbs have placed within the top 20.
Nationally, a “Hotspot” is defined as a local area where population growth exceeds the national average.
“A total of more than 220,000 new dwellings were commenced last year, so it’s no surprise there was a strong performance among housing Hotspots across Australia,” explained HIA Economist Diwa Hopkins.
“It is also encouraging to see WA still perform strongly this time at the national level, considering the difficulties arising from the natural resources downturn,” concluded Diwa Hopkins.
The top 5 Perth Hotspots are:
- Forrestdale, Harrisdale and Piara Waters placed together in 6th place nationally with a population growth rate of 20.0%
The area features a number of master-planned, family-friendly residential communities, Piara Waters is situated in Perth’s high growth south-eastern corridor. It offers easy commuter access to the nearby centres of Armadale (10km), Fremantle (20km) and Perth (28km), yet enjoys a peaceful setting amongst bushland, nature reserves and dedicated public open spaces.
As well as occupying an enviable semi-rural location, the suburb is characterised by environmentally sensitive planning and an abundance of parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, communal BBQs, walking and cycle paths, and sporting facilities.
As with any newly established region, Piara Waters also boasts an array of modern facilities and amenities to cater to people of all ages, including shops, schools, child care and medical centres, community events, and efficient transport links.
- Yanchep placed 10th nationally with a population growth of 14.1%
The area Ideal for singles, couples and families, Yanchep delivers the best of both worlds: natural beauty and convenient, contemporary living.
On the one hand, you have the stunning Yanchep National Park and Indian Ocean, and the sheltered, turquoise waters of Lagoon Beach. On the other, the convenience of the Marmion Avenue and Mitchell Freeway extensions, that makes for fast, direct travel to Joondalup and Perth CBD.
Plus a new city centre planned, along with an upgraded high school, and several new business hubs. Then, of course, there’s the contemporary community feel – the result of its established and thoughtfully planned amenities, including sports clubs, a surf club, parishes, primary and high schools, a community centre, a modern aged care village and an impressive 18-hole Sun City golf course (complete with its own resident kangaroos, no less!).
- Byford placed 12th nationally with a population growth of 12.5%
The area is nestled at the foothills of the magnificent Darling Scarp in Perth’s outer south-eastern region, Byford is an idyllic semi-rural suburb conveniently located less than 10 minutes drive from Armadale and only 35 minutes from the Perth CBD.
Characterised by the development of new family-friendly residential estates, the town of Byford offers an already established community of schools, shops, medical facilities and other essential services. And with efficient rail and freeway links to larger centres nearby, it’s also a highly connected and accessible part of Perth.
What’s more, Byford is close to the renowned restaurants, cafes, wineries and art galleries of the beautiful Serpentine Valley, as well as the scenic picnic areas, walking trails and waterfalls found in the breathtaking Serpentine National Park.
- Baldivis placed 14th nationally with a population growth of 10.7%
The area features a number of master-planned, family-friendly residential communities, Baldivis is a growing semi-rural suburb located 40 minutes south of the Perth CBD and 10 minutes from the coast.
With easy access to the retail and commercial centre of Rockingham, with its cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants, and close to a wide choice of pristine, sheltered beaches, it’s an area that offers residents a convenient, connected and relaxing lifestyle.
What’s more, as with any newly established region, Baldivis also boasts an array of modern services and amenities to cater to people of all ages, including schools, child care and medical centres, parks, playgrounds, walking and cycle paths, and sporting facilities.
- Bertram, Wellard placed together in 17th place nationally with a population growth of 8.9%
The area is situated less than 40 minutes drive south of Perth, Wellard is an attractive and thriving residential area that enjoys a prime position just minutes away from the superb beaches of Rockingham.
Located within one of Perth’s key growth corridors, Wellard is surrounded by beautiful natural bushland and conservation wetland areas, allowing residents to embrace a relaxed and healthy outdoor lifestyle.
The area is also characterised by newly established residential estates that feature landscaped parks, inter-connected walking and cycle pathways, and modern recreational facilities.
Complete with efficient transport links to Mandurah, Fremantle and the centre of Perth, Wellard is a highly accessible, yet peaceful place to live.