PERTH SUBURB
DOUBLEVIEW



The Perth suburb of Doubleview derives its name from the extensive views attainable from the higher parts of the area, both to the coast to the west and to the hills and city to the east. The name was first used by developers Dudley and Dwyer when promoting a development there about 1930.


Street in Doubleview


General Information About Doubleview
Population*
6,601
Medium House Price*
$405,000
Post Code
6018
KM Perth
12
Nearest Beaches
Scarborough Beach
Bus Station
Local bus service, Stirling station bus port
  Train Station
Stirling train station
High Schools

Hale School
Newman College
Scarborough Snr High School

Primary Schools
Doubleview Primary School
Hale Junior School
Woodlands Primary School
Holy Rosary Primary School
Shopping Centres
Local Council
Source*



Below we can see the Ocean View from Ewen Street



A BRIEF HISTORY
One of the first owners of land in the Perth suburb of Doubleview was John Daniel Manning, a dairy farmer who occupied land in 1895 but did not develop it. The northern section of Doubleview was first subdivided in 1910 by Perth real estate agent Charles Edgar Stoneman. Land did not sell rapidly, though as street names duplicated those in Perth, many investors were led to believe they were buying in the city centre. In 1916 developer M.L. Connor subdivided the southern portion of Doubleview, though once again blocks were slow to sell. In 1926 a firm of developers called Dudley and Dwyer acquired the unsold lots in both parts of Doubleview. Though they created the name for the area in an attempt to attract interest, development did not begin to accelerate until the government began providing Returned Soldiers homes in the northern section of Doubleview after World War II.


RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
This Perth suburb is dominated by single detached dwellings, though there are some scattered unit and duplex developments. Much of the area contains post-war housing, a significant proportion of which was constructed by the government. The majority of dwellings are of timber frame construction, with more recent developments using brick and tile. Some parts of the southern section of Doubleview contain examples of sixties and International style housing.


COMMUNITY SERVICES
The Shopping Town is the main retail outlet for the suburb and is supplemented by older retail strips along Sackville Terrace and Scarborough Beach Road. There are a number of small parks within Doubleview which offer both active and passive recreation, including Bennett Park and John K. Lyon Reserve. Doubleview Primary School serves the education needs of younger students in the area.

SIGNIFICANT LANDMARKS
Views: The views from Ewen Street and the water tower on Princess Street are spectacular. The water tower is visible from all parts of the surrounding region.

Source City of Stirling



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