The Perth suburb Ballajura started life as the name of a farm, which was pioneered by Ernest Maltby Kerruish in 1905 and held until his death in 1905. The farm was actually called "Ballajora", a small village in the Isle of Man, which was the birth place of Kerruish.
The Suburb of Ballajura is located 14 km from the Perth CBD in the City of TBD. Ballajura is bordered by Whiteman Park to the North and the East, Alexander Drive to the West and Malaga to the South.
Ballajura has a huge appeal for families as there are several schools and community facilities in the suburb.
Ballajura enjoyed significant development in the late 1970's. A majority of homes are brick and tile on a generous size block (700m2+).
The median price of a home in Ballajura to September 2006 was $340,000. This is below the Perth median price of $450,000 so 3 and 4 bedroom homes can be found rang in from around $325,000 to mid $400,000's.
At the higher end of the market where supply is high anf demand low, properties are not as easy to come by.
Like other suburbs there is a shortage of rentals in Ballajura so you can expect to pay a premium rental.
Whiteman Park is to the East and you can enjoy a lakeside parkland area in the West of the suburb.
Local shops can be found at Ballajura Shopping Centre, where there is a selection of department stores and supermarkets. If you prefer your food fresh or something different then you can always visit Malaga Markets. At the market you can find over 100 speciality stores.
Perth and the Reid Highway which links to major trunk roads are easily accessible via Alexander Drive