At Smartline Mortgage Brokers Rockingham, our mortgage brokers help procure home loans for a variety of buyers in the Rockingham, Baldivis and Kwinana areas. It is no surprise to us that a majority of our clients are buying family homes in these three suburbs because they are perfect suburbs for raising a family.
This raises the question: what constitutes the right suburb for your family? We would like to suggest a few traits and characteristics that make a suburb family-friendly.
Strong Sense of Community
We like suburbs that have friendly people who like to socialise and are willing to help each other out. The saying, “It takes a village to raise a child” may not be literally true in this era but it certainly helps to live in a community where people get to know each other and neighbourhoods become close-knit.
Our preference is to be close enough to Perth to have easy access but far enough away to live a more relaxed lifestyle. Transport such as train lines and major roads are essential to stay connected to Perth.
Rockingham is known as one of the first “sea change” locations in the Perth area. The pace of life is faster now, as population has grown to over 108,000 according to the 2011 Census. Kwinana is also on the coast and has a population over 37,000. While smaller than Rockingham, it is similar to Rockingham in pace of life.
Baldivis is known as one of the “hottest” of the “new build suburbs.” It is 11 km southeast of Rockingham CBD and features the Baldivis Town Centre as a local gathering place. Two out of three Baldivis residents are under the age of 40. Slightly over 20% of homes in Baldivis are rentals; the rest are occupant-owned, either with a mortgage or outright.
Suburbs with healthy economies are the best for raising families. Rockingham and Kwinana are self-sustaining suburbs, while Baldivis falls under Rockingham’s economy. In addition, all have reasonably easy access to Perth for those who prefer commuting.
We Call It Home
At Smartline Mortgage Brokers Rockingham, we are proud of our community. We see our area as the best in Australia to raise a family. Call 0408 912 244 if you’re looking for a home loan and for you to experience the Rockingham area for yourself.