SOMO was born and bred in Perth, so you could say we’re a bit biased when it comes to living in this great city.

After all, it’s Australia’s most affordable state to buy a home and regularly tops the lists of the world’s best cities due to its liveability, community values and housing affordability. All good news if you’re a first-home buyer.

Here are three up-and-coming real estate hotspots that are helping many homebuyers live the Australian dream.

This 3×2 double storey home in Cockburn Central includes a courtyard entertaining area, open plan living, private downstairs master bedroom, premium Artusi kitchen appliances and much more!

Cockburn Central is an exciting development that is fast becoming the heart and soul of the Cockburn community.

Young families, career-driven couples and empty-nesters are drawn to its warm and welcoming urban-village vibe, which is just 16 minutes from Perth CBD by train. Here, you can experience the convenience of inner-city convenience with room to move and grow.

Located next to Cockburn Central train station, there’s no need to travel too far because a wide range of shops, cafés, restaurants and offices are within minutes’ walk from your home.

Cockburn Central Town Centre – a community hub with a vibrant mix of residential, retail and commercial properties. It is located right next to the Cockburn Central Train Station, which provides frequent and fast access to the Perth CBD

Shopping – Cockburn Central is within easy walking distance of the Cockburn Gateway Shopping City in Success, which offers a wide range of shopping and dining. The popular Shopping City is a family-friendly attraction, which is open seven days a week

Dining – there are many places to enjoy a quick bite, catch-up with mates or family meal in and around Cockburn Central. The Cockburn Gateway Shopping City has a number of alfresco restaurants and cafes and The Gate Bar and Bistro is nearby.

Starting from $322 per week, this 4×2 family home in Yanchep is close to local amenities such as schools, shopping centres, medical facilities, parks, beaches, main roads and public transport.

Yanchep is a former cray fishing settlement that has become one of Perth’s most popular lifestyle destinations.

Perth’s north coastal villages like Yanchep are fast becoming a popular place to live, with major investment and infrastructure underway to meet the big jump in population forecast for the next 20-odd years.

Located 56 kilometres north of the city centre, the area is known for its stunning national park, crowd-free coastline and child-friendly Yanchep Lagoon.

Yanchep National Park – famous for its picnic spots, scenic beauty, walking trails and limestone caves, the Park is renowned for having one of Australia’s largest koala colonies. Trees Adventure Yanchep Park is WA’s newest treetop adventure. Here, you can spend up to 2.5-hours of adventure navigating through the Stuart trees, high above the local kangaroos that call Bull Banksia Oval their home.

Two Rocks – popular with recreational boating enthusiasts, the facility includes boat pens, a boat ramp, service wharf, a boat lifter, hardstand and a fuel facility. While sailing this part of the ocean you are never out of sight from ‘King Neptune’, a giant Limestone sculpture who has been a landmark for many years from both the ocean and the land

Mindarie – a 20-minute drive south from Yanchep is Australia’s largest man-made marina. Mindarie’s Mediterranean-style boardwalks lead you to cafés and restaurants, plus a trendy microbrewery and family-friendly pub serving sea-fresh fish and chips.

This massive 255sqm family home on a 408sqm block in Malvern Springs Hillside Estate puts you on the doorstep of the scenic Swan Valley.

Ellenbrook is a north-eastern suburb of Perth that has been designed and developed as a self-sustainable community.

Ellenbrook is a clean and friendly place that’s a great place for raising kids of all ages because there are plenty of large parks and school options.

Ellenbrook Water Park – this is a large water park, aimed at younger children, which is a safe, free to access area providing slides, fountains and other water features

Ellenbrook Dog Exercise Park – this is a fantastic community facility where you can exercise your dog in a safe, fully fenced area

Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm – a visit to this popular park provides children (and ‘grown-ups’ too) with the opportunity to experience the joy of getting ‘close and personal’ with lots of friendly farmyard animals in a delightful outdoor country atmosphere

Nobody knows Perth like SOMO. So, if you are a first home buyer and want to stop paying rent and start living the west coast dream, call us on 08 9202 9292 to find out more.