Buzzing inner-city suburb highly sought after

Wednesday, 2nd Sep 2015

HighgateThis affluent suburb is located in the hustle and bustle of inner metropolitan Perth making it a highly sought-after area for many younger people.

Highgate is situated just 2 kilometres from the Perth central business district and has a population of nearly 2,000 residents with a median age of 33 years.

As well as being located close to the Perth CBD, Highgate’s other major drawcard is the Beaufort Street café strip, which features a variety of cafes, restaurants, retail and nightlife offerings.

Given these highly appealing aspects, Highgate’s average house price is considerably high at $840,000.

About two-thirds (61%) of dwellings are rented in the area, which is more than double the Perth average of about 29%.

Highgate comprises a mix of residential zoning ranging from R30 through to R80, however the City of Vincent has released a draft town planning scheme that incorporates rezoning throughout much of the suburb.

In addition to the slated zoning changes, revised criteria for development has also been proposed.

The suburb has many parks, including the well-known Hyde Park, and multiple primary schools which service the area.