Top 5 Suburbs To Build In Perth


June 2, 2023

Are you looking to build your first home in Perth, but don’t know where to start? Choosing the right block of land is a crucial step when building your first home, and it’s something that our team at WOW Homes takes seriously.

We know that finding the perfect block can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not familiar with the property market in Perth. But don’t sweat it – we’re here to help! Our friendly House and Land Specialists will guide you through the process of selecting the right size and orientation for your block, so you can choose the home design that perfectly fits your needs and lifestyle.

We’ve put together a list of the 5 most popular suburbs for first home buyers in Perth to build in, based on WOW’s happy homeowners from the last 12 months.


Baldivis is a booming suburb that has undergone rapid growth in recent years, making it one of the most highly sought after locations south of the river. Its town centre has evolved in step with this growth, becoming a vibrant hub that offers a wide range of amenities and services. These include the Stockland Baldivis shopping centre, medical facilities, dentists, gyms, cafes, and the popular local hangout, The Chase pub. With so much on offer, it’s no surprise that Baldivis has become a top choice for those looking to build their first home.

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If you’re looking for a growing suburb that’s perfect for families, then Wellard could be just the ticket. Just 37km from the CBD, Wellard offers plenty of parks and open spaces to explore on your days off. Plus, with the Wellard Train Station located smack-bang in the middle of the community, getting to Perth CBD is a breeze – just a 30-minute train ride away! There’s plenty of food and lifestyle options on offer too, from the Wellard Family Practice and F45 Gym to the delicious grub at The Well Tavern and Bistro. Wellard is a great option for those looking to build their first home in a family-friendly, well-connected location.

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Brabham, just 24km north-east of Perth CBD, is one of the fastest growing, most exciting suburbs to build in! Surrounded by nature, Brabham is the perfect base for those who love getting outdoors and exploring. Plus, with hubs like Ellenbrook and Midland close by, you’ll have all the amenities and services you need right at your fingertips. Oh, and let’s not forget that the Swan Valley wine region is just around the corner! So, whether you’re into hiking, cycling, wine-tasting or just chilling out with your loved ones, Brabham has something for everyone.

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Alkimos is where the sun, sea and sand meet! It’s quickly become one of WA’s most popular residential locations for coastal living. Thanks to the extension of the Mitchell Freeway and rail link to major centres nearby, Alkimos is super well-connected and a breeze to get around. But the real winner here is the relaxed, welcoming community and the unbeatable views across the ocean. Whether you’re into bushwalking, playing sports, or just chilling on the beach, Alkimos has something for the whole family.

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Dreaming of a peaceful, nature-filled lifestyle in a stunning suburban community? Lakelands could be the perfect spot for you! This award-winning master planned community is all about greenery, with landscaped parks and two breathtaking natural lakes that’ll take your breath away. Plus, with schools and childcare facilities close by, it’s a great spot for families. The Lakelands Town Centre is an absolute gem. This social hub is the perfect spot for shopping and dining, with a range of stores including Coles, Kmart, Aldi and more.

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WOW Homes builds in all 5 of these popular suburbs, plus more! Make sure to check out our affordable house and land packages.

Call us on (08) 9218 6000 or enquire online to find out more, and let us help you into your own home!

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