Accessibility is the key for this small suburb

Tuesday, 1st Jul 2014


Bedford is a Perth suburb located six kilometres from the Central Business District and part of the City of Bayswater.  It is bordered by Inglewood to the south, Dianella to the north-west, Morley to the north-east and Bayswater to the east.

Bedford is a relatively small suburb, less well-known than its neighbours, which is why its residents consider it a little suburban secret.

Homes in the area have plenty of character with many being built in the 1940s and 1950s and sitting on large blocks. However, there is also a spattering of newer duplex and triplex developments.

The median house price is around $650,000, almost $200,000 less than neighbouring Inglewood, and the median rent is $460 per week.

With its central location and largely suburban nature, Bedford is all about accessibility. It has direct access to Beaufort Street, with its many shops and cafes, and is just a short drive to one of Perth’s largest shopping centres in Morley.

It contains few major amenities itself, consisting mostly of tree-lined residential streets, but Bedford’s proximity to  Mount Lawley, Inglewood, Bayswater, Maylands, Dianella and Morley provides for a host of options, making it popular with couples and families.

While there are no significant developments or improvements planned for the suburb, there is plenty of redevelopment and rejuvenation activity happening all around the suburb, including the nearby Morley Activity Centre. This will, over time, be of benefit to Bedford.