Joondalup is a thriving residential and commercial city located 26km north of Perth CBD, which shows strong growth. Located adjacent to the stunning Neil Hawkins Park, this relatively new city covers approximately 11 square kilometres.
The Lakeside Shopping Centre, which is WA’s second-largest shopping mall, houses an extensive range of stores, including Myer, Kmart, Big W, H&M, and numerous others, along with Grand Cinemas and plenty of restaurants, eateries, and pubs. Home to Joondalup Health Campus, Joondalup Resort Golf Club, Edith Cowan University, and North Metro TAFE, Joondalup is a vibrant northern city.
Joondalup – History
Joondalup sits on Mooro country, stretching from Moore River in the north to Ellenbrook in the east and as far south as the Swan River. The original inhabitants were the Our-dal-kalla people, from the Yellagonga family group, a widely respected Aboriginal elder in Noongar culture.
The developmental vision for the area we now know as Joondalup was created in the 1970s when the State Government announced their plan for a commercial, civic, and cultural hub in Perth’s north.
Construction began in the 1980s after the creation of the Joondalup Development Corporation.
Joondalup and its surroundings have shown steady growth since 1998. Commencing works on the Ocean Reef Marina redevelopment is predicted to secure the Northern Suburbs spot as a holiday destination.
House prices in Joondalup
According to REIWA, current median house prices in Joondalup sit at around $587,500 for houses to $373,750 for units, up approximately $100,000 from 2020, showing considerable growth and excellent investment opportunities. Like most of Perth, Joondalup and the Northern Suburbs show strong growth.
Schools in Joondalup
There are many schools within the suburb of Joondalup and its surroundings, including public and private options.
- Joondalup Primary schools include: St Stephen’s School, Lake Joondalup Baptist College, Joondalup Primary Currambine Primary, Connelly Primary, Ocean Reef Primary, and many more
- Joondalup Secondary schools include: St Stephen’s School, Lake Joondalup Baptist College, Prendiville Catholic College, Kinross College, Ocean Reef Senior High School, Joseph Banks Secondary College, and more.
Things to do in Joondalup
Joondalup is a young, developing suburb, and most people move there for the proximity to work and easy access to beautiful local parks and beaches. The suburb’s proximity to the city and easy access to public transport makes it a destination for those willing to commute into Perth.
Less than 30 minutes by car from Perth CBD, Joondalup boasts a train station in the centre of town, offering an easy commute for Perth workers.
Joondalup is only 8km from stunning Mullaloo Beach and offers the best of both worlds – city living with a beachside lifestyle. With plenty of cafes and restaurants along the coast from Mullaloo Beach Hotel up to Mindarie Marina, Perth’s northern suburbs offer value for money regarding property prices.
Joondalup’s CBD lies at the heart of its appeal. Home to an eclectic range of restaurants, health providers, and retail shops, the city’s multicultural nature is reflected in its commercial entities.
If you have a family, Joondalup offers a variety of fun activities such as indoor climbing walls, trampolining, laser games, and even an indoor surfing venue. Kingsley’s Galaxy Drive-in is just a few kilometres away and is Perth’s only drive-in cinema.
The City of Joondalup provides lots of fun (and mostly free) events for residents and visitors to enjoy. The Joondalup Festival is an annual, 3-day art and culture event that offers something for everyone and runs from 11 March to 2 April in 2022.
Types of property in and around Joondalup
There is a good mix of homes from townhouses and apartments in the city’s north to small and large family homes further from the city centre. The surrounding suburbs offer plenty of variety, from duplexes to established family homes on large blocks.
New land releases are available along the northern corridor, all the way up to Two Rocks, offering turnkey solutions to first home buyers, and plenty of young people are opting for packages deals due to the prime locations on offer. If you are looking for a sea change, there are residential blocks available in Burns Beach, along with properties on the eastern side of Marmion Avenue.
Lake Joondalup Reserve is a place of extraordinary beauty, full of stunning native flora and fauna. It is a fantastic place to take the family for picnics – all just a few kilometres from the city centre. Surrounded by bike paths, Lake Joondalup is perfect for an active day out with the family or a relaxing evening walk with your dog.
And don’t forget to visit Wanneroo Botanic Gardens, just a short drive from Joondalup CBD. The gardens are home to one of the largest and most historic privately owned gardens in WA. Containing more than 500 species of plants and trees, the gardens change with the seasons, making it the perfect spot to visit all year round. Enjoy a round of 18 hole mini-golf followed by a delicious meal.
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