Suburb Profile Forrestfield

Perfectly Located in Perth’s South Eastern corridor, Sunny Forrestfield is just 23km from the Perth CBD. Did you know it is named after John Forrest, Western Australia’s first Premier, or his brother Alexander. However, local folklore suggests that the name comes from Charles Hale, who settled in the area in 1902 and planted crops amongst the native forest bushland, hence “Forrest” “field”. In 1921 a Forrestfield Progress Association was formed, and the name was shown on plans in 1944. Forrestfield if perfectly positioned amongst neighbouring suburbs like, High Wycombe Maida Vale, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Kewdale, Wattle Grove, and Perth airport.

Forrestfield Fun Facts

According to in 2021 Forrestfield has the below:

  • 16.3% annual growth
  • $465,000 annual med. price
  • 12,690 population (based on most recent Census report from 2016)

Located in the City of Kalamunda, Forrestfield contains the following educational institutions:

  • Darling Range Sports College, formerly Forrestfield Senior High School
  • Dawson Park Primary
  • Forrestfield Primary
  • HillSide Christian College, formerly Forrestfield Christian School
  • Woodlupine Primary
  • Tabor College

For commuters, Forrestfield is positioned close to the following main transport routes, Tonkin Hwy and Roe Hwy, making it easy to get to the CBD with an approximate 30-minute drive, with train stations situated in Beckenham, Cannington, Kenwick, and Maddington make public transport connections a breeze.

More Important Facts - Shopping!

One of Perth’s largest shopping complexes Westfield Carousel shopping centre is close by, Westfield Carousel is an Australian shopping centre in the Perth suburb of Cannington. It is located approximately 12 kilometres from Perth’s central business district on the Albany Highway and approximately 600 metres from Cannington railway station. There are an astonishing 362 specialty stores s including Coles, Woolworths, Big W and Kmart, an amazing open-food court dining precinct as well a Cinema complex. It’s really a weekend holiday destination in itself when you visit. Perfect for families and all walks of life. You could spend an entire day there and still have shops left to see.

For those wanting to just ‘duck down the local shops’ there are many smaller shopping complexes surrounding Forrestfield, which include Hale River shopping complex, Wattle Grove shopping Centre

Edinburgh Shopping Centre, all well equipped with everything you may possibly need for doing your groceries and more, let’s not forget fast food outlets, and what about Fish and Chips?

There are plenty of local amenities from child-care, dentists and medical centres with the Fiona Stanley Emergency Hospital being one of the Major ones less than 20 minutes away.

Forrestfield is the perfect location for the first home-buyer wanting to settle in a location that is so central. WOW Homes has been working with clients in the area since 2010. From house and land packages to pre-owned blocks, our team have helped so many clients call Forrestfield home.

Finance options for Forrestfield

Check out our website WOW Homes – there are so many designs to choose from! From 3 to 5 bedroom, open plan living areas, double lock up garages, gourmet kitchens…there are options galore! Big homes, little homes, narrow lots: we have a design for you! We can help you onto the path of home ownership, and with our experienced in-house finance team available, they will approach the major banks and lenders through the back door to secure you the best deal, best rates possible and will make certain you receive an experience second to none. If you’re renting, you should consider owning! Get onto the property ladder sooner. Owning your own home: the great Australian dream is what we make possible.

We’ll create a house and land package personalised to you!

PLUS! For first home buyers you can also access our $30k Triple the Grant Promotion*. That’s $30,000 towards your home! Contact us to find out if you qualify!

If you’re looking at building, try us! Check out how we rate at Product Review. We love building, we love helping provide home ownership, stability security and equity.

Contact our team today and who knows, Forrestfield might become your new home!

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