Top New Perth Suburbs Near Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands
Building your new home near a river, lake or wetland in Perth can give many relaxing benefits. Depending on the size and shire rules tied to the lake or river, you can do many activities on the water – from swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and maybe even jumping off a jetty. Perhaps you envision yourself reading a book on the shoreline, or awakening to the sound of water birds, either way, living by the water to some (without the annoyance of beach wind and sand) is a retirement dream.
Despite the notion that living near the city is more fun and convenient, living near water and parks can be just as satisfactory, making that extra drive worthwhile.
There are quite a few rivers and lakes in Perth. The major river in Perth is called Swan River, which flows through the city of Perth, having a total area of about 121,000 km2. It has three major tributaries, the Avon River, Canning River and Helena River. While there are countless suburbs in close proximity to these major rivers as well as other lakes, we will focus on the new suburbs that have started development in recent years.
Top new Perth suburbs near rivers and lakes:
1. Bibra Lake
Bibra Lake takes its name from the extensive lake within its boundaries. It is located in the City of Cockburn.
Caversham is located within the City of Swan. It contains many wineries and Caversham Wildlife park.
2. Aubin Grove, Success, Atwell Areas
There are scatters of lake wetlands throughout these suburbs, with Thomsons Lake and Forrestdale Lake nearby.
Mandurah is the second largest city in WA and is filled with opportunities for water activities from beach to river to lake. Lake Clifton is worth a visit.
Ellenbrook is a planned community that has a central lake and feature parkland. This Lake is at the Edgecombe Brothers Estate, which is next to the suburb, and is home to to one of the last remaining wild populations of the critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoise.
Aveley is east of Ellenbrook and south of The Vines, bordered by Gnangara Road and Lake Yakine on the south, West Swan Road and Ellenbrook and Chateau Place on the east, bushland on the north and Henley Brook Drive on the west.
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