Byford fourth best in Australia

About 3800 suburbs across Australia were analysed and ranked on a range of factors that included house prices, block size, average number of bedrooms, historic capital gains and proximity to local amenities.

Byford was one of four Perth suburbs which won a place in the top 100 suburbs, along with Floreat, Forrestfield and Wanneroo.

The family-friendly criteria for the study was based on the results of a survey conducted by RP Data and the mortgage broker Aussie last year, which highlighted that families value living in a detached home on a large block of land.

Opportunities for capital growth were also considered important, as well as proximity to local amenities.

Aussie chief executive Ian Corfield said the survey showed families’ priorities had changed over the years, with parents prepared to travel longer distances to work and schools.