Perth

Since housing prices in Sydney and Melbourne have grown to unachievable proportions for first home buyers, many have turned to Perth for reprieve. From beautiful sunny weather to stunning scenery, Perth could be the best Australian city for you to call your next home.

Pros

The weather
If you’re not a fan of winter, Perth is the perfect city for you. Despite the dry heat of summer, sea breezes offer cool relief and winters are mild and snow free. The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate all year round.

A beach a day
Western Australia is home to one of the longest stretches of coast in the world, with some of the state’s best beaches located in driving distance from Perth’s CBD. There are so many beaches nearby that you could visit a new one for every day of summer.

Scenery
Perth is home to some of the most exquisite natural beauty in the country. From national parks and wineries, to the beautiful Swan River that intersects the city, there’s plenty to marvel at in Perth.

Cons

It’s not as cheap as you think
Although housing prices seem unreachable in Sydney and Melbourne, the cost of living in Perth is actually above average. Perth is up there with Sydney as one of the most expensive places to live in the world.

Isolation
Perth is considered one of the most isolated cities in the world and living here can make it feel as though you’re disconnected from the rest of the country.

It gets hot
If you’re not used to dealing with the heat, Perth might very well seem too hot and dry for your liking. With no reprieve in winter, it can feel as though summer never ends.

Not as busy as other cities
Perth isn’t as busy as larger cities like Sydney and Melbourne so you might find there’s less to do. That’s not to say that nothing ever happens in Perth, simply that there’s less to do compared to much larger cities.

If you’re ready to make the move to Perth, or if you’d like more information on settling down with your family in Western Australia’s capital, speak to your dedicated Mobility Specialist.