Applecross is a suburb situated south of the Perth CBD on the bank of the Swan River. Located 7km from the city, it is an affluent suburb that sits within the City of Melville. Applecross is sought after by West Australians due to its proximity to the city, its riverside location, and the shops and amenities that are either within the suburb or extremely close by. It is a primarily residential area, characterised by leafy streets and a friendly environment.
It is home to many different parks and reserves, and many families flock to the area to be close to safe natural spaces for kids and the river for those who enjoy canoeing or fishing. There are many different restaurants and cafes within Applecross including the Raffles Hotel, as well as a number of local boutiques alongside larger shops and grocery stores. Families also love Heathcote Park, which is in a picturesque location with a playground that provides hours of entertainment for the kids.
For those seeking higher education, the Challenger Institute of Technology is nearby, and there is easy access to three of the state’s major universities. Applecross Primary School is located centrally within the suburb, and many more private and public schools are nearby. Applecross is favoured by older couples and families, established younger couples, and independent young people for the lifestyle and location. Houses and land are in high demand in Applecross, but are still accessible for those looking for a sound investment.