Beach, Hills or City: Choosing where to build
Thursday,17 November 2016

Building a new home is an exciting time and comes with many decisions like; Which home design to choose? Which builder is best for me? What inclusions do I want? But the biggest decision is where you choose to settle. Beach, hills or city, location affects your lifestyle, your work and your overall enjoyment of your new home, so you want to get it right.

Read on for some things to consider when choosing your place to call home.


Living along the beach can offer significant health and lifestyle benefits, as well as lowering stress and providing a sense of wellbeing. However, the dream of beachside living can come with a hefty price tag.

Fortunately for us, new estates are popping up all along Perth’s coastline, offering affordable coastal living on some stunning stretches of beach.

Here are some of our top picks:


Allara Estate, Eglinton North

  • Family friendly estate
  • Future schools and town centre
  • First water play park in the northern corridor
  • Serviced by Butler Train Station
  • 20 Minutes from Joondalup
  • 1 minute from the beach
  • 4 x 2 house and land packages from $339,805

Atlantis Beach, Two Rocks

  • Established shopping centres, cafe’s, marina and schools
  • Beachside parks
  • Stroll to the beach
  • Close to Yanchep National Park
  • Serviced by bus routes to Butler Train Station
  • 4 x 2 house and land packages from $277,716


The Village at Wellard, Wellard

  • Best of both worlds. 10 mins from the beach and surrounded by bush trails and parklands.
  • Established schools, parks, shops and café’s on your doorstep
  • Serviced by Wellard train station
  • 5 minutes from Kwinana Freeway
  • 4 x 2 house and land packages from $333,816

Golden Bay Estate, Mandurah

  • Established schools, parks, shops and café’s
  • Future shopping centre and foreshore park
  • 10 minutes north of Mandurah
  • Close to freeway and train station
  • 4 x 2 house and land packages from $339,805


Fresh air, wide-open spaces, a relaxed pace of life. What’s not to love about living in the countryside? Making the move to the hills or the Swan Valley can provide the perfect balance of country living within close proximity to the city for work and entertainment.

Here are our top picks for the hills and Valley:

Whiteman Edge Estate, Brabham

  • Future shopping centre, established schools, cafes and disability access park
  • Café’s, restaurants and wineries of the Swan Valley on your doorstep
  • 25 minutes from the city
  • Bus transit route and future Northlink project provide easy access
  • 4 x 2 house and land packages from $341,816

The Hales, Forrestfield

  • 15km East of Perth
  • Established schools, shopping centres and community facilities
  • Close proximity to the proposed future train station
  • 3 x 2 house and land packages from $446,669


There’s no denying it, living in the city is convenient. With restaurants, café’s, parks, entertainment, transport and maybe even work within a few minutes drive, it’s easy to see why we get attached to our inner-city lifestyles. Building on inner-city or “infill” lots can be a great alternative to buying established, you’ll often end up with a better product for the same price, and you get the home that perfectly suits you.

Whichever you choose, there are many things to enjoy about each region of Perth, providing you with the perfect balance of lifestyle, convenience and value for money.