Suburb bursting with historic charm

Friday, 31st Mar 2017

Photograph courtesy of Gnangarra/

Guildford was one of three towns established during the founding of Perth’s Swan River Colony in 1829.

The historic suburb, known for its colonial architecture, is located in the City of Swan approximately 13 kilometres north-east of the Perth CBD.

It is bound by the Swan River in the west and north, and Helena River in the South.

Its population of 1,882 has a median age of 42 years with 32% identifying as professionals, which is significantly higher than the state average of 19.9%. 14% identify as clerical and administrative workers and 14% as managers.

Housing in the area is predominantly low-density residential with commercial along the main thoroughfare, James Street.

About 83% of stock is classified as houses, 11% as semi-detached or townhouses and 5% as flats, units or apartments.

About a quarter of stock is being rented (26%) and 72% of properties are either owned outright or being purchased.

The median house price for the area is $650,000.

Neighbouring suburbs include Bassendean to the west, South Guildford to the south and Woodbridge to the east.

There is good schooling in the area including Guildford Grammar School and Guildford Primary School.

Features of the suburb include Fish Market Reserve, Stirling Square and Guildford Hotel, while nearby amenities include the Swan Valley, Perth Airport and Midland Gate Shopping Centre.

It also features good public transport with the Midland train line cutting through the suburb offering two stations, as well as bus routes along James Street and Great Eastern Highway.