• Suburb spotlight: Byford


    Author: LWP Property Group (sponsored content)

    photo-byfordByford is a south-eastern suburb in Western Australia located approximately 33 kilometres from the Perth CBD.

    Close to the suburbs of Karrakup, Cardup, Oakford and Bedfordale, Byford belongs to the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale and is 10 kilometres from the thriving hub of Armadale.

    What’s on offer in Byford?

    Popular with families, Byford is an established and welcoming community with schools, shops and medical facilities, plus sporting and other groups.

    Locals and visitors to the area like to visit the Serpentine National Park and waterfall, where there are plenty of picnic areas and bushwalks to soak up the gorgeous spring wildflowers. Another key drawcard is Serpentine Valley, and there are also an array of delightful cafes, restaurants, wineries and art galleries to enjoy.

    Although Byford is some 30 kilometres from Perth city, it is well connected to the inner metro area. The nearby Tonkin Highway provides fast access to Perth Airport and major roads such as Roe, Leach and Great Eastern Highways. Additionally, the Kwinana Freeway is just fifteen minutes away, which links the region to Perth city in the north and Mandurah to the south.

    What’s planned in Byford?

    Byford is quickly coming of age with major upgrades of infrastructure in the works.

    Upcoming infrastructure includes:
    • Development of the main shopping precinct and upgrade of infrastructure within the Byford town centre.
    • New schools.
    • Better road and pedestrian networks.
    • Stage one of the Byford Skate Park.
    • The Glades very own shopping precinct located in the village centre, known as Lakeside Plaza now open.

    But it doesn't stop there as moving forward Byford will also welcome;
    • Woolworths
    • McDonalds
    • Dome
    • Aldi
    • A new train station; and
    • the activation of the Briggs Park Master Plan.

    Who lives in Byford?

    There are almost 15,000 people currently living in Byford, according to the 2016 Census results. Of those 15,000 people, 49.6 per cent are male and 50.4 per cent are female and the median age of residents is 29.

    The most common ancestries in Byford are English (32.3 per cent), Australian (25.8 per cent), Scottish (5.8 per cent), Irish (5.4 per cent) and Indian (3.1 per cent).

    Byford’s laid-back lifestyle is enticing to families, with the latest Census results revealing the household composition in the area is 84.7 per cent family houses, 13.2 per cent single households and 2.1 per cent group households.

    Byford property market

    Byford’s property landscape is comprised overwhelmingly of houses and vacant land, with many home buyers choosing to take advantage of the suburb’s affordable prices to secure an established property or build their dream home.

    Of all the established dwellings in Byford, 72.8 per cent have four or more bedrooms, with three bedroom homes the second most popular choice at 23.7 per cent.

    House prices in the area are significantly more affordable than the overall Perth metro region median of $525,000, with the median price* for Byford sitting at $403,750.

    For buyers wanting to build their new home, the median price* for a block of land in Byford is $187,000.

    If you’re thinking about building your new home, visit byford.com.au to discover more about the exciting lifestyle opportunities available at The Glades at Byford.

    *Byford median house and median land price based on data for the year to October 2017.