Suburb snapshot: Edgewater

Wednesday, 7th Sep 2016

EdgewaterAbout 94% of housing stock in this Perth suburb is low-density dwellings, however that’s set to change following the recent introduction of higher-density zoning.

Edgewater is located in the City of Joondalup, approximately 23 kilometres north of the Perth CBD.

Development of the area dates back primarily from the early 1970s with significant residential development occurring during the 1970s and 1980s.

The area is majority low density with about 94% of stock identified as houses.

However, this is set to change following recent rezoning around the suburb’s train station to R20/40, which will allow for more medium density housing stock.

The area features very high amenity being close to Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre (2.5km), Joondalup Health Campus (3km) and high liveability being 5km from the beach and bordering Lake Joondalup with plenty of walking and cycling trails.

About 4,500 people live in Edgewater with a median age of 41 years, and the suburb’s median house price is $560,000.

Edgewater Primary School and Mater Dei College are located in the suburb, while Edith Cowan University Joondalup Campus is located immediately north.

Residents in the area will benefit from the new $29.5 million multi-story car park being built at Edgewater Train Station, which is due later this year.

There are also plans for longer term redevelopment of Edgewater Quarry, including botanical gardens, adventure playground, picnic and BBQ areas, amphitheatre and associated commercial uses, such as cafes.

About 82% of properties are either fully owned or being purchased, with 16% of properties being rented.

About 22% of the suburb’s residents identify as professionals (WA 19.9%), 18% as clerical and administrative workers and 18% as technicians and trade workers.

The suburb is bound by Lakeside Drive in the north, Lake Joondalup in the east, Ocean Reef Road in the south and the Mitchell Freeway in the west.

The main arterial roads include the Mitchell Freeway, Ocean Reef Road and Joondalup Drive, and neighbouring suburbs include Joondalup (north), Woodvale (south) and Heathridge (west).