Penguin Island, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

Beauty, history, culture, community and opportunity – Perth has the perfect mix. And with real estate at its most affordable in more than a decade, now is the time to look for your forever home or first investment opportunity.

Here are 10 reasons why Perth is the best place to live and work.

Mediterranean climate – just like Italy and southern France, Perth has hot dry summers and cool, wet winters. And with no shortage of beautiful and often deserted beaches, every day feels like you’re on holiday.

Lifestyle – known for its laidback atmosphere, Perth has the feel of a big town with the opportunities of a bustling CBD. With plenty of public parks and wide-open spaces, it is a modern city without the stresses of urban living.

Multicultural community – Irish, South African, Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, Chinese and Indonesian now make up more than half of Perth’s population. If you’ve emigrated to Perth from overseas, you’ll feel right at home in suburbs like Cannington, Queens Park, Crawley and Mindarie, just to name a few!

Beach culture – There is no doubt about it: Perth’s boasts some of the best beaches in the world. And many are on your doorstep.

Job opportunities – Perth has hundreds of career prospects in the mining, energy and resources, retail, tourism, hospitality, IT and indigenous sectors, which is great news for job seekers!

Delicious food – whether it’s fish and chips down the beach or on the banks of the Swan River, an inner-city café that serves great coffee or a restaurant that cooks your family’s favourite meal, Perth has it all.

Education – from kindergarten to high school through to college, TAFE and university, Perth offers plenty of opportunities to further your education. There are also distance and online programs that allow you to study wherever and whenever it is convenient.

Real estate – new builds, inner city apartments, suburban duplexes and Federation-era homes – real estate in Perth is at its most affordable in more than a decade, especially for first-home buyers.

Elizabeth Quay – from public art and water adventures to pop-up events and a huge variety of restaurants, cafés and bars, there’s something for everyone at this world-class waterfront destination.

Rottnest Island – it’s a short boat ride to this little slice of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, providing the perfect getaway for a day trip or weekender.

Ready to get a space of your own in Perth yet? SOMO can help! Call us today on 9202 9292