LISA Dreyer has lived in Nedlands since 1997.
“My husband and I met overseas and when we moved back to Perth we chose to live in Nedlands because it was an established suburb and we loved the character homes. We also wanted to live near the city as we both worked in the CBD.”
Their first house was a three-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage on Hardy Road.
“We then moved to Loftus Street as our family grew, and then into our current four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. It’s a lovely character home and we believe it was built in the 1930s as a wedding present.
“It is big enough for a family, and our three boys play cricket and football in the front yard and we have a swimming pool in the back.”
Mrs Dreyer and her family love living in Nedlands, with its large trees and abundant birdlife.
“We regularly see kookburras in our garden, Carnaby cockatoos at the golf course and other native birds,” she said.
They particularly like the proximity to the river and Matilda Bay.
“We can walk to the river from our house,” she said.
Mrs Dreyer said Nedlands Primary School was also a big drawcard for families. “The school is very inclusive, with a diverse mix of children,” she said.
As a parent, Mrs Dreyer said another benefit of living in Nedlands was the easy access to a wide range of medical services.
“We feel very blessed to be living Nedlands,” said Mrs Dreyer. n