Q: Where can you get a three-bedroom home, with spare change, for $400,000?
With houses, villas, townhouses and duplexes dotted around this suburb, you have plenty of housing options. This makes it popular with first home buyers and renters of all ages. There are lots of schools in the suburb, both primary and secondary, and being on the train line makes it easy for the bigger kids to get around.
First settled in the 1840’s, the population of the Cannington area flourished in the post-war years (the suburb gets its name from the Canning River, which forms part of a boundary).
It’s the sort of place you can happily get lost in. Walk and cycle tracks run alongside the river and Canning River Regional Park. The park is part of the National Heritage estate and a place where friends, family and community groups regularly meet to soak up the serenity. It’s also a great spot to visit solo with a good book. Make the Canning River Café and Eco Centre at Kent Street Weir your local coffee spot and regularly visit the lagoons and woodlands full of birds, butterflies and other native animals.
Cannington is 13 kilometres from the city but home to Westfield Carousel — with almost 300 stores (and soon to be more), and a multi-screen cinema, shopping and entertainment are covered. City of Canning’s neighbouring Cannington Leisureplex is a community space offering indoor swimming pools, gym, café and library. It’s all about keeping your lifestyle local.
Annual median sale price: $407,500
Median rent: $315 pw