Suburb appeals to young families

Lauren McCusker with her sons Felix (3) and Victor (1). Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d400672
Lauren McCusker with her sons Felix (3) and Victor (1). Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d400672

She and husband Brad settled on Mt Hawthorn, embracing its vitality and close proximity to the CBD, beach and lively hubs of Leederville, Mt Lawley and Subiaco.

‘The Scarborough Beach Road strip was a huge drawcard with its cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, boutiques and The Mezz shopping centre. We wanted to be able to walk up the road and access great coffee, a glass of wine and indulge in some quality cuisine,’ the mother-to-be said.

‘Being in our early 30s and desiring to start a family, we were also attracted to the area’s strong sense of community and safety, population of other young families, Mt Hawthorn Primary School ” which has a great reputation ” and proximity to nice parks to walk our dog.

‘Mt Hawthorn has the perfect mix: it’s family-friendly with quiet, leafy streets featuring gorgeous old character houses on big blocks, while still being cosmopolitan.’

Mrs Martin added that the suburb was always in demand.

‘Properties hold their value so moving here was also a strategic financial decision for when, in the future, we decide to sell,’ she said.

Her favourite local haunts include The Annex boutique, Menzies Park, New Norcia bakery, Divido restaurant, Neighbourhood Pizza, Antedote Living gift shop, Casa Bianchi caf´┐Ż and The Cabin bar.