The Perth suburb name of Currambine was approved in 1980.
The name is believed to be an Aboriginal word from New South Wales, which transalted to English it means 'heaps of rocks'.
This Northern Suburb can be found in the City of Wanneroo, located 26Km north of Perth via the
Mitchelle Freeway. Currambine borders with the major regional centre of Joondalup to the west, the beachside
suburb of Iluka to the east, Kinross ot the north and Connolly to the south.
The majority of properties
The majority of properties are modern brick and tile homes on standard suburban blocks. It has become a sought after suburb and popular with the British Expats who have made their home here. Property prices have climbed over the last six months with many of the properties for sale now over $500,000.
A complex of 93 new apartment blocks (Grange Apartments) are under development and expected to be completed by the end of 2007. The complex is close by to the train station in Currambine on a site bounded by Burns Beach Road, Sunderland Drive and Citadel Way.
The complex will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom units built over five separate three levels blocks. Amenities will include a gym, swimming pool, gas bbq's and seating areas.
The suburb offers a good family atmosphere with several good schools close by such as St Stephens at
Tapping and Ocean Reef.
Just a few kilometers away to the east is Lake Joondalup Nature Reserve
and Yellagonga Regional Park. While several holes of the Joondalup Golf Course intrude in the southern
tip of the suburb.
Entertainment is also available at the Currambine Market Place while you can also
find a Chinease Takaway and restaurant and a fish and chip shop.
Currambine train station is a three minute journey into Joondalup where there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as lots of sporting facilities and educational opportunities. The Mitchell Freeway is to be extended up here so there will also be easy access to the city by car. Then there is Burns Beach only a couple of minutes drive away.
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