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PERTH SUBURB SCARBOROUGH

seclevThe Perth suburb Scarborough was named after the English beach resort "Scarborough".

The name is believed to have first been used in 1892 by Patrick Callaghan, a Melbourne developer.

LOCATION

Scarborough is A Coastal Suburb surounded by the Ocean on the West, and Marmion Ave to the East with neighbouring suburb Carine. North Beach Road and the Suburb of Northbeach (to the South) and the Suburb of Marmion (to the North).

 

REAL ESTATE & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT


The Perth suburb Scarborough was once dominated by holiday homes and single detached houses built in the post-war era and occupied by workers.

Though many detached residences remain, in recent years a vast transformation has occurred along the coastal strip. Numerous units and flat developments have appeared, some of which are multi- story and echo the style of the Observation City development.

Housing designs thus range from the timber-framed workers' houses to 1960's flats and modern units. In the Perth suburb of Scarborough Lot sizes average 800m2 in, though this decreases north of Scarborough Beach Road.

Improvements to the Scarborough beach front to make Scarborough Perth’s premier beach front district will enhance the suburb’s property values.

Redevelopment is based on a new design concept that will see the suburb’s image and facilities overhauled with families in mind – creating an exciting hub driven by sports and holidaying activities.

The changes will make the beach front more attractive to visitors and encourage more community activities. Scarborough will be hosting the national surf lifesaving competition for the next three years. This will put the spotlight on Scarborough, introducing thousand of new visitors to the area each year, further boosting the demand for rental and owner occupied properties.

Scarborough is one of the most affordable beach-side city suburbs and although it has seen great growth during 205-2006 you can still buy a villa within walking distance of the beach in the $300,000 bracket.

The area is still undervalued in comparison to other beach side suburbs. However, the next five years will see a dramatic shift to premium new apartment development along the coastal strip

 

The changes will make the beach front more attractive to visitors and encourage more community activities. Scarborough will be hosting the national surf lifesaving competition for the next three years. This will put the spotlight on Scarborough, introducing thousand of new visitors to the area each year, further boosting the demand for rental and owner occupied properties.

clockScarborough is one of the most affordable beach-side city suburbs and although it has seen great growth during 205-2006 you can still buy a villa within walking distance of the beach in the $300,000 bracket.

The area is still undervalued in comparison to other beach side suburbs. However, the next five years will see a dramatic shift to premium new apartment development along the coastal strip

IN THE COMMUNITY

The Observation City precinct in Scarborough contains a variety of shops, including a supermarket and weekend markets. There are other local shopping complexes and stores scattered throughout the suburb, which provide for daily needs. In addition to the well- used ocean foreshore, Scarborough contains several parks and reserves.

Abbett Park offers a variety of sporting opportunities, including football, squash, lawn bowls, tennis and cricket. Scarborough Beach also hosts a lifesaving club and other recreation facilities.

The suburb has two primary schools. A library and community recreation centre are located near the eastern boundary of Scarborough.

 

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LANDMARKS

Scarborough Beach: The coast can be viewed from the western portion of Scarborough and is a popular and important recreation area.

Rendezvous Observation City Hotel: Observation City on The Esplanade is a prominent high-rise development which attracts a substantial number of tourists and also offers a range of employment opportunities. The resort is the only high-rise five star hotel development along the coast of Western Australia.

(Source: City of Stirling)

 

Source City of Stirling

 

SCHOOLS IN WATERMAN CATCHMENT AREA

 

 

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