THERE were 633 suburbs in Australia with a median price over $1 million in the 12 months to July, according to CoreLogic data.
Most were in NSW (415), while WA had 30 suburbs where the median price exceeded seven figures.
This number has fallen since July 2016, when WA had 33 suburbs with median prices over $1 million.
Ardross, Banjup, Crawley, Daglish, Menora and Mt Lawley saw their median house price fall below $1 million during the period, while increases in the median price in Coolbinia, Gracetown and South Fremantle saw these suburbs grab a place on this year’s list.
It is no surprise most of the WA suburbs were along the river or coast, but some inner-city areas made the list, while Yallingup joined Gracetown to represent the state’s South-West.
So what can you get for your money?
Coolbinia, 38 Adair Parade – $1.199 million – $1.299 million
Just 5km from Perth, Coolbinia is an older suburb that was originally part of Mt Lawley.
Built in the 1930s, this two-storey Art Deco home is on a 913sq m block.
It has a lovely curved facade with banks of windows and a range of period features including an original fireplace in the formal living room and original Astor Mickey transistor radio in the master bedroom cabinetry.
There is huge scope to renovate and extend the four-bedroom home, creating a magnificent modern residence with a touch of Great Gatsby glamour.
The home is for sale with Beaufort Realty.
North Coogee, 32 Newark Turn – Mid to high $1 millions
North Coogee is a relatively new suburb 23km from Perth and 4km south of Fremantle.
This stunning two-storey home is on a 567sq m block near the beach.
It offers luxurious family living and would be ideal for people who like to entertain.
It has a theatre room and upstairs entertaining area with a bar and enclosed terrace with pizza oven, barbecue and ocean glimpses.
On the ground floor, a generously sized open-plan living area includes a magnificent kitchen with butler’s pantry, Gaggenau appliances and coffee machine.
This room opens to the pool area.
There is also a large loft, kids’ activity room, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and huge study.
Contact Acton Fremantle for more information.
Watermans Bay, 59D Elsie Street – $1.485 million
Between Marmion and North Beach, Watermans Bay is right on the coast and 15km from Perth.
This two-storey home is on a 558sq m block in a quiet cul-de-sac close to Star Swamp Reserve and the coast, with easy access to Hillarys marina.
On the ground floor, a sleek open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with porcelain tiled flooring overlooks and opens to a swimming pool and entertaining area with a deck and gazebo with timber-lined ceiling and ceiling fan.
The home also has a theatre room, upstairs living area with balcony access, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a triple garage.
It is listed with Realmark Coastal.
Nedlands, 6 Loneragan Street – High $1 millions
Nedlands is an older, well-established suburb 6km from the city.
It is popular for its proximity to the river, UWA and medical facilities.
This well-located, marvellously modern, two-storey home offers luxurious living on a 397sq m block.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has ample space with a huge open-plan living area with lounge room, dining area, family room and stylish kitchen on the ground floor.
It opens to a central courtyard.
Another living area opening to a balcony is on the first floor.
A highlight is a cellar with capacity for 1000 bottles of wine.
The home is for sale with Realmark Western Suburbs.
South Perth, 2 Pilgrim Street – $1.595 million
Bordering the Swan River, 4km from Perth and with access to the beautiful foreshore, South Perth is an attractive area.
This Hampton-style residence is light, bright and blends a character home with a modern renovation.
The open-plan living/dining area features a kitchen that will delight the family chef.
It has a white marble, wraparound benchtop with breakfast bar and oversized double oven.
The living area opens to a deck and there is a separate, enclosed outdoor entertaining area.
There are four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a range of lovely features including the twin mirrors in the ensuite, built-in study nook and mature ornamental pear trees in the garden.
The 616sq m block is listed with Sardelic Real Estate.
Yallingup, 219 Sheoak Drive – $1.875 million
Significantly further from Perth (203km), Yallingup is close to a range of beautiful beaches and South-West attractions.
Whether you are looking for a permanent sea change or a holiday home, the 3.22ha property is sure to appeal.
There is plenty of room for kids to run wild, a tennis court with lighting, gazebo, landscaped gardens, shed, double garage, water tanks, bore and non-operational, iconic windmill.
The four-bedroom two-bathroom home includes an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with central wood-fired heater, enclosed entertaining area overlooking the gorgeous gardens, outdoor entertaining area with built-in barbecue, upstairs atrium, sitting area and study.
There is also an area to store wine purchased from trips to local wineries.
Contact Stocker Preston Dunsborough for more information.
WA suburbs with million dollar median prices.
(Suburb Property type Median price)
Applecross House $1,494,000
Attadale House $1,110,000
Churchlands House $1,351,000
City Beach House $1,627,500
Claremont House $1,320,000
Coolbinia House $1,240,000
Cottesloe House $1,975,500
Dalkeith House $2,275,000
East Fremantle House$1,087,500
East Perth House $1,165,000
Floreat House $1,230,000
Gracetown House $1,092,500
Mosman Park House $1,285,000
Mt Claremont House $1,300,000
Mt Pleasant House $1,045,000
Nedlands House $1,415,000
North Coogee House $1,175,000
Peppermint Grove House $3,550,000
Rossmoyne House $1,125,000
Salter Point House $1,210,000
Shenton Park House $1,230,000
South Fremantle House $1,095,000
South Perth House $1,220,000
Subiaco House $1,152,500
Swanbourne House $1,585,000
Trigg House $1,200,000
Watermans Bay House $1,275,000
Wembley Downs House $1,102,500
West Leederville House $1,045,000
Yallingup House $1,200,000
Source: CoreLogic. House and unit sales for the 12 months to July 2017, excluding suburbs with less than 10 sales.