Whether you’re looking to retire, purchase a second home or are ready to move on from the hectic, city life, purchasing a property in the country may be the answer for you.
Western Australia is no exception when it comes to offering residents fantastic country/rural areas to live. If Western Australia is a possible living destination for you, then read on, because we’ve got some of the best country towns in which to buy property.
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To begin we have the lovely town of Chidlow, located approximately 45km east of Perth. Chidlow prides itself on being a small and tight knit community, which is made easy by the small population.
A majority of the people living in Chidlow are families with children. Chidlow is home to many lakes and rivers, such as Lake Leschenaultia, and is nice and homey with the various cafes scattered around the area, plus a local tavern for the adults.
Mundaring is located approximately 34km east of Perth, and particularly popular among couples with children, as they make up the majority of the population.
One of the top places to visit in Mundaring is the Mundaring Community Sculpture Park, along with the Mundaring Arts Centre. Safe to say, Mundaring is all about art and creative expression. You’ll also have access to various national parks, like the Beelu and Avon Valley National Park. However, one of the most unique aspects of Mundaring is the Kookaburra Cinema, where you’ll be able to watch movies under the stars and within the trees.
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The area of Guildford, which is part of the Shire of Swan and 13km from Perth, is a small well-known town due to its proximity to both Perth and the Swan Valley. Declared a historic town in 1984, it consists mainly of couples with children, and is a popular tourist destination. The Swan Valley is a winery and brewery haven- and it is only a 30 minute drive from Perth and 15 from Guildford.
With a rich history, such as how Guilford was an inland port, and the natural wonders, such as the 4 heritage trails that run through its streets and parks, it is no wonder Guildford is popular. Enclosed on a peninsular formed by the Swan and Helena Rivers, this town is worth at least a visit, or perhaps even a longer stay.
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Next up we have Kalgoorlie, a town that’s been regarded as “Australia’s largest outback city.” Kalgoorlie is a historic town as, during the gold rush, it attracted people from all around the world.
In this town, you can visit the Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold Visitor Centre, along with Hannans North Tourist Mine. It also has its fair share of parks too, like the Karlkurla Bushland park, and is home to the Beaten Track Tavern.
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Bindoon is located 84km from Perth, and is a small town mainy made up of families with little kids. Bindoon is in the Shire of Chittering, and annually hosts the Bindoon and Districts Agricultural Show.
Bindoon has an interesting history and beautiful surrounding landscapes. The main attraction of the town involves dirt drag racing with the Bindoon Dirt Drags and Bindoon Burnouts. If you are looking for a quiet town to start a family nthat isn't too far away from Perth, Bindoon might be the place for you.
Katanning is a town located 227km south-east of Perth, and is a small rural town made up primarily by young couples with children. The Shire of Katanning is in the 'heart' of the Great Southern (as it is on the Great Southern Highway) offering the leisurely small town lifestyle with access to Perth, Albany and Bunbury.
The area is agricultural but offers the advantages of laidback life, with the options of a range of recreational facilities and health and education services. It is a town suited to families and local living.
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