Popular suburb that is minutes to anywhere
Despite its central location, 11km from the Perth CBD and 5km from Fremantle, Melville is a relatively quiet residential suburb, with good access to major hubs, the river and the beach.
Its neighbours are the riverside suburbs of Bicton and Attadale to the north, Alfred Cove and Myaree to the east and Willagee to the south.
Residents of Melville have plenty of retail options with Melville Plaza, a good-sized local shopping centre, located on the suburb’s border. The popular Garden City is also just five minutes away. The same can be said for cafes and restaurants with popular strips nearby in Ardross and Fremantle.
There are a number of parks and open spaces in Melville, including Kadidjiny Park, which cost nearly $10 million to develop, and opened to the public in late 2010 offering a playground, barbecues and large amphitheatre.
The suburb has a primary school and an independent public high school, though many children from the area attend one of the nearby private schools.
Melville has numerous bus routes linking residents to key employment and lifestyle centres, as well as to train stations on the Mandurah line. It also has good access to Canning and Leach Highways, which bound the suburb to the north and south respectively.
Most development occurred in the 1950s, so houses in Melville typically sit on large blocks. However, many original homes have been knocked down and replaced with modern ones. There are very few units and villas in the area.
The median sales price for houses in Melville currently sits at around $815,000, and the suburb can sometimes be found on the list of fastest-selling or most-searched-for suburbs in Perth.