Western Australia’s largest regional city, the City of Mandurah, covers 173.5km. It’s home to more than 88,000 people, with an average increase of 1500 new residents each year over the past five years. Located less than an hour south of Perth CBD, the coastal suburb of Mandurah lies in the centre of the Peel district. Known for its laidback beachy lifestyle, Mandurah offers residents the opportunity to live in a beautiful coastal location just a short commute by car or train to the city.
For a long time, Mandurah served as the perfect destination for holiday homes for Perth residents seeking affordable ‘almost country’ getaways. With the Kwinana Freeway and railway now in place, we are seeing more and more people choose this lovely suburb to build their forever homes.
Set against a backdrop of magnificent beaches and the Peel-Harvey Estuary, which is twice the size of Sydney Harbour, Mandurah offers some exciting property opportunities. Mandurah’s canals, winding rivers, lakes, and 134-square kilometres of calm inland waterways make it ideal for exploring all kinds of water-based activities.
Read on to learn more about Mandurah.
Mandurah – history
The word Mandurah is derived from a Noongar word meaning “meeting place.” First laid out in 1831, the Mandurah townsite initially only attracted a few residents. It was during the post-war boom of the 1950s and 1960s that saw Mandurah’s appeal grew for residents wanting to live close to the ocean.
The extension of the Kwinana Freeway and the completion of the Mandurah railway line ensured the suburb’s accessibility to those living in Perth. Mandurah’s reputation as a holiday destination for watersports and fishing continues to grow.
Often referred to as ‘the gateway to the south-west,’ Mandurah’s large block sizes and affordability make it the ultimate location for those chasing the best of both worlds.
House prices in Mandurah
Median house prices are currently sitting at around $290K, with the average time on the market around 63 days. This coastal suburb offers excellent value for money for those looking for a sea change.
Schools in Mandurah
Types of Property in and around Mandurah
Mandurah is home to many different property types, from luxurious mansions and townhouses facing the marina to apartment buildings and traditional family homes.
A fantastic holiday destination, this suburb’s beautiful foreshore, and watersport attractions ensure there are plenty of apartments and townhouses around for those looking to see investment returns. There are several new developments underway for new home builders, and the stunning homes on the marina are sure to satisfy those looking for an upmarket residence. The beauty of this suburb is the block size – they are excellent value for money and offer the opportunity to build your dream home at a fraction of the cost of Perth prices.
Mandurah offers a range of properties for residents and savvy investors alike – there is something for everyone in this friendly seaside suburb.
What to do in Mandurah
You can’t go to Mandurah without participating in watersports. From hiring a cycle boat along the foreshore to taking your jetski out on the open water, Mandurah is a water lover’s paradise.
The redevelopment of the Mandurah bridge ensures a seamless transition from the town out to the Surf Club, giving access to the many events on the southern parklands. There are plenty of dining options, too, from burger bars to fine dining and vegan cafes.
The harbour, estuary, and canals are home to dolphins, and it’s common to see them playing just metres from the shore. There are boat cruises, including a pirate ship for the kids, and plenty of other tour options available.
The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre offers a packed schedule of music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, visual arts, and workshop events each year for those who love the arts.
Every Sunday from 8 am – 1 pm, the Mandurah Boardwalk Markets fill the foreshore with stalls offering local gifts, arts and crafts, coffees, cakes, and lots more.
If you prefer to stay off the water, consider exploring one of the many four-wheel-drive beach experiences or join a guided walking tour around the Peel Yalgorup Wetland System.
Mandurah now boasts a major shopping centre, quality restaurants, retail outlets, and a redeveloped foreshore and boardwalk. The town also hosts several popular annual events, including the Crab Festival in mid-March and the Mandurah Boat Show in mid-October.
Why choose C&R Settlements as your Mandurah settlement agents?
We have extensive experience working as settlement agents in Mandurah, WA. When you choose C&R Settlements, you’ll enjoy a stress-free real estate transaction in this beautiful coastal location with our team of settlement professionals.
As settlement agents who specialise in residential property, our experienced team has completed over 50,000 settlements to date across Perth, Mandurah, and the South West, and we can settle even the most challenging cases with minimal fuss.
We’re also the go-to property experts many lawyers trust with their Mandurah property conveyancing work. Our settlement quotes are reasonable, and our service is excellent, so if you’re thinking about buying in Mandurah, contact our local office today.