The 10 suburbs most popular with WA house hunters

Hillarys, with its beautiful beaches, topped the list for property searches. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Hillarys, with its beautiful beaches, topped the list for property searches. Picture: Martin Kennealey

HILLARYS, Denmark and Woodvale are among WA’s most in-demand suburbs according to REIWA.

It has identified the 10 suburbs most popular with people looking to buy in the past 12 months.

Nine were in Perth, with Denmark the only regional area to make the list.

The list highlights our love of the coast, with six of the 10 suburbs close to great beaches.

Four of these were in the northern suburbs.

REIWA president Damian Collins said it was an eclectic list, with a good supply from both north and south of the river and varied in terms of populations levels.

“While it’s no surprise a suburb like Canning Vale has trended highly, given it’s one of WA’s biggest suburbs, it’s interesting to note that six of the 10 suburbs have fewer than 10,000 people residing in the area,” he said.

“Denmark in the Great Southern region has proven very popular with prospective buyers for example, ranking second on the list, which is quite remarkable given it has a population of just 2,600.

“Denmark has a lot of lifestyle appeal, especially with those seeking a sea-tree change and it seems many West Australians are turning to the internet to learn more about Denmark and find out what kind of properties are available in the area.”

Of the 10 suburbs to make the list, reiwa.com data showed eight had median house prices above the Perth median of $510,000.

“This suggests it’s the trade-up sector of the WA market who are most actively searching for property right now,” Mr Collins said.

“While sales activity across Perth remains subdued, the high levels of interest from prospective buyers in these suburbs should provide local sellers with some confidence.”