Suburb snapshot: Cottesloe

Wednesday, 21st Dec 2016

Cottesloe BeachCottesloe was established in the 1800s with the opening of the Fremantle train line and is now one of Perth’s most prestigious postcodes.

The beach-side suburb is located in the Town of Cottesloe, approximately 10 kilometres southwest of the Perth CBD.

Growth in the area took off in the 1890s, spurred by the opening of the Perth-Fremantle railway line.

Significant development occurred during the 1910s and 1920s aided by the promotion of the beachfront.

Today, there are four train stations in the suburb on the Fremantle train line including Victoria Street, Mosman Park, Cottesloe and Grant Street Station.

Neighbouring suburbs include Swanbourne (north), Peppermint Grove (west) and Mosman Park (south-west).

Cottesloe has a population of 7,398 with a median age of 40.

The median house price in the suburb is $1.7 million and features a mix of dwelling types consisting of 70% houses, 11% semi-detached and 19% flats and apartments.

66% of properties are either owned outright or being purchased, with 32% of properties being rented.

A massive 43.6% of residents identify as professionals, which is twice as high as the state and national averages at 19.9% and 21.3% respectively.

The suburb’s main features include the Cottesloe Beach, Sea View Golf Club, Cottesloe Central Shopping Centre and North Cottesloe Primary School.

The popular Claremont Quarter is also nearby, as well as the Swan River and Allen Park.

The suburb is bound by the Indian Ocean in the west, North Street in the north and Stirling Highway in the east, and features Stirling Highway and West Coast Highway as its main arterial roads.