Suburb snapshot: Heathridge
Opportunities abound in the northern suburb of Heathridge, which has recently been rezoned and is just a stone’s throw to the beach, WA’s largest shopping centre and university grounds.
Located in the City of Joondalup, 23 kilometres north of the Perth CBD, it has a population of 6,802 with a median age of 32.
The suburb is bound by Hodges Road in the north, Mitchell Freeway in the east, Ocean Reef Road in the south and Marmion Avenue in the west, all of which provide good connectivity.
There are also bus and train services from the Edgewater Train Station in the south-east of the boundary.
With 95% of dwellings being houses, Heathridge is predominately low density, however recent rezoning throughout parts of the area now allows for medium density development, particularly near the Edgewater Train Station.
The suburb offers good amenity in the Heathridge Village Shopping Centre, Heathridge Leisure Centre, Admiral Park, Heathridge Park and several schools. It is also 3kms to Mullaloo Beach, 2kms to Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, 1.5kms to Edith Cowan University and 1.5kms to Joondalup Resort.
The suburb will also benefit from the slated Ocean Reef Marina, which is proposed to include first-class boating facilities including a mix of residential and commercial developments comparable to Hillarys Boat Harbour. This project is expected to be developed in stages and take approximately 12-13 years to complete the whole marina. It is estimated that construction will commence in 2020.
The median house price in Heathridge is $455,000 with 74% of property either owned or being purchased, and 24% being rented.
Its neighbouring suburbs include Connolly in the north, Edgewater in the east, Beldon in the south and Ocean Reef in the west.
The area was largely developed from the mid-1970s with rapid growth occurring during the 1980s.
21% of the population identify as technician and trades workers, 16% as clerical and admin and 15% as professionals, which is below the WA and national average at 19.9% and 21.3%, respectively.