The 1960s saw the evolution of Balcatta from a rural activity area into the established suburb it is today. Properties in Balcatta have a distinct southern-European influence and are predominantly single detached dwellings of brick and tile construction. The suburb also has a number of unit developments in its eastern sector as well as some character housing.
Life in Balcatta
A well-rounded suburban existence is on offer in Balcatta, with plenty of parks, commercial facilities, amenities and public open space to enjoy. There are two shopping centres in the area, one that caters for local requirements and one that services district shopping needs, as well as four primary schools and a high school. Residents have several parks and reserves available to them which offer facilities like playing fields, sports ovals and tennis courts. There is also an industrial area in the suburb’s northern sector.