Tenants pick the top ten places to rent in WA

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MADELEY, Northbridge and Southern River are among the best places to rent in WA, according to rent.com.au.

Based on reviews from tenants, the website ranked suburbs and towns across Australia on liveability and listed the top 10 suburbs for families and singles and for people looking for a quiet or vibrant lifestyle.

Northern suburb Madeley topped the list for family living.

It has a median house rent price of $425 according to reiwa.com data for the September quarter 2017.

Houses make up 81.3 per cent of residences according to Census 2016 data.

Harcourts Alliance senior sales associate Karen Nicol said tenants and homeowners were attracted by the suburb’s lifestyle, security and proximity to good schools.

“It’s a fairly new suburb with quality housing and vacancies are filled within a few weeks,” she said.
Northbridge appealed to singles looking for a vibrant lifestyle, ranking first in both categories.

On the doorstep of the CBD, it has a median rent price of $390 for units and apartments, which make up 85 per cent of dwellings.

Airey Real Estate property manager Colleen Pearce said the agency had a variety of tenants occupying their rental properties in Northbridge, from overseas students to Perth locals, single students sharing to young couples.

“The properties we have in this area are strata complexes, either single level or townhouses,” she said.

“These offer security, easy living and quick access to the city and Northbridge.”

Southern River was popular with people looking for somewhere quiet to live.

Houses make up 94.7 per cent of dwellings and the suburb has a median house rent price of $388.

Professionals Property Plus Real property manager Tracy Embleton said Southern River was a young suburb with a lot of new homes, and very family oriented, with schools a large part of its appeal.

“Being in the catchment for Bletchley Park Primary School is very sought after by tenants with young families, particularly if they are building in the area, they like to rent and get their children established at school as soon as possible,” she said.

“They look for well-priced four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes with several living areas.

“On the other hand, there are smaller homes on Lakey Street that appeal to empty nesters, downsizers and FIFO workers; people looking for a lock-and-leave home.”

Several regional suburbs made the lists.

Somerville and Kununurra were considered good areas for families, Boulder was a quiet place to live and Bunbury had a vibrant lifestyle.

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