• Back to school: finding your next home close to a good school


    Back To School: Finding Your Next Home Close To A Good School

    For some house hunters, finding the right home that is close to a good school, is one of the most important factors, which is why reiwa.com listings include the closest 10 schools to the property that are registered with the Western Australian Department of Education. 

    For those that have children that are still a few years off from starting primary school, you might want to look at suburbs that have new schools opening. In 2020, there are four new primary schools opening, with five more in 2021 and an additional five recently announced to open in 2022.  

    Comparing median prices 

    In some of these suburbs, the median price may be lower than the median for Greater Perth which is currently sitting at $479,000 and $350 per week for rentals.  

    For example, both Sheoak Grove and Baldivis South Primary School are both located in Baldivis, which in the 12 months to October 2019 had a median sale price of $385,000 and a median rent price of $320 per week – both lower than the median for Greater Perth.  

    Once these new schools open, demand in these suburbs could grow which pushes the median up. To find out the latest property market stats in each suburb, click on the suburb in the school names listed below.  

    New primary schools opening: 




    • Alkimos (Shorehaven) Primary School (Alkimos)
    • Burns Beach Primary School (Burns Beach)
    • Forrestdale South East Primary School (Forrestdale)
    • Treeby (Banjup West) Primary School (Treeby
    • Wellard Village Primary School (Wellard)   

    Finding nearby schools on reiwa.com listings 

    To see if a property is close to one of these schools or another school that is already open, head to the search page on reiwa.com or the reiwa.com app.  

    Once you have found a property you like, simply scroll down until you see the ‘Nearby schools’ heading. Here you will find a list of all registered schools, how close the property is to each one and have the option to separate the listings into primary and secondary schools. 

    To find out the exact local intake (catchment) for each school, visit the Department of Education website.

    Find out what is currently for sale or currently for rent in Perth. 

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