A semi-rural suburb located in Perth’s south, Baldivis is situated between the white sandy beaches of Western Australia’s coastline, and the peace and quiet of the country’s natural bushland. Within a 20 minute drive to the east are some of Perth’s best seaside locations, including Point Peron, Penguin Island and the Rockingham Foreshore. A similar distance to the east you’ll find the Karnet Nature Reserve and Serpentine Falls, a stunning natural swimming spot fed by the waters of the Serpentine River. Due to the proximity of the Kwinana Freeway, Baldivis is also convenient for travelling into the city of Perth or down to explore the stunning South-West region of Western Australia.
The good news for investors is that within the suburb there are a range of facilities and services that potential homeowners or tenants tend to find appealing. Without even needing to leave Baldivis you’ll find recreational facilities for all members of the family, including water sports parks, the Brightwood Adventure Park, Baldivis Sports Complex and an enclosed dog park down at Barri Barri Reserve, not far from the BBQ area. For those with children, there are public and private educational institutions which cover early childhood through to secondary college. If access to higher education is a priority, there are South Metropolitan TAFE and Murdoch University campuses nearby.
While some parts of Baldivis still have a rural feel, there is city level access to healthcare. Within the suburb are medical centres, pharmacists and specialist clinics, including dentists, therapists, chiropractors and physios. In surrounding suburbs such as Waikiki and Rockingham, there are public and private hospitals that are ready to serve the needs of the community.
Luke and Julian each have over 20 years of property investment experience.
Baldivis is a suburb undergoing development. In recent times it has become one of the more in demand locations south of the Swan River. Since development of new housing began in the early 2000’s it has experienced explosive, then fairly consistent, population growth, which in turn has led to an increase in property values.
One of the key demographics in Baldivis is families with children. This is likely due to the convenient location, availability of schools, nature of the property market and proximity to services and recreational facilities. It is good news for investors as these types of tenants often value long term occupancy due to the stability it offers their family. There are also a number of owner occupants in the suburb, meaning there is interest in houses for sale and a limit on the number of available rental properties.
The properties found in Baldivis are somewhat diverse. On the western side of the Kwinana Freeway are the types of residential properties typically found in a post 2000 suburb or housing development. Predominantly, it is homes on blocks that are around 600 square metres, with some units and very limited apartments available. Meanwhile, the eastern side of the freeway is a completely different story. Most of the properties on that side continue to be more rural. Homes that sit on 5 or 10 acre parcels of land are not uncommon, and some even feature small, private lakes. With the continued development of the greater Perth metropolitan area, the use for this land may change in future.
Baldivis has great potential for investment due to its population growth trends, ongoing plans to expand the infrastructure, and proximity to popular amenities such as schools, shopping centres, transportation and recreational facilities. Continued development in the region and a desirable key demographic of occupants also contributes to its appeal to potential property investors. All this being said, it’s very important to conduct thorough research, consider market trends, and consult a real estate expert before making any life changing decisions.
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