Karrinyup is a mixed-use residential and commercial suburb with a population exceeding 9,200 people. The name Karrinyup was originally derived from the word Careniup, a Noongar name for a nearby swamp, which means "the place where bush kangaroos graze". Major development of Karrinyup began in 1957 and continued for a number of decades resulting in a variant range of dwelling and home styles reflective of the eras they were originally built in.
Life in Karrinyup
Karrinyup's commercial focus revolves around the Karrinyup Shopping Centre, which is home to a host of retail shops and amenities that service both locals and visitors alike. Parks and reserves are another notable feature within the suburb, which includes both public and private golf courses for locals to enjoy. There are also several schools, recreational facilities, a community centre and a library.