Como: ideal location with comprehensive amenities

Wednesday, 7th Jan 2015


In a desirable location on the Swan River, Como is the epitome of a family suburb containing many reputable schools, large parks and in close proximity to Perth’s central business district.

Como, located 6 kilometres south of the CBD, is home to more than 12,000 residents living in a mix of housing stock.

This includes low and medium-density dwellings with many older 1950s single residential houses surrounded by newer villa and townhouse complexes.

The suburb, which is within the City of South Perth, has good accessibility to major arterial roads, such as Kwinana Freeway and Canning Highway, and sits next to the Canning Bridge train station, which links Mandurah to the Perth CBD.

Three major shopping centres can be found on the periphery of Como, including Victoria Park’s Park Shopping Centre, Karawara’s Waterford Plaza and Booragoon’s Garden City.

Como’s main retail centre is the Preston Street shops, which host a supermarket, butcher, hairdresser, baker, bottle shop, restaurants, bars and other everyday retail and hospitality facilities.

With several highly-reputable schooling facilities in and around Como, including Penrhos College, Como Secondary School, Aquinas College and Wesley College, the area is highly sought after by families.

The Swan River foreshore, McDougall Park, Collier Park and Collier Golf Course also make it an attractive area to live.

Como is also likely to benefit from major plans by state and local governments to redevelop the Canning Bridge precinct to include further high rise buildings, restaurants, cafes and a new bridge.

There are also longer-term plans for the precinct to contain a bus and ferry terminal, making Como even more accessible to other areas of Perth.