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Where To Live Perth | A guide to choosing a Suburbs For First Home Buyers

Where To Live Perth | A guide to choosing a Suburbs For First Home Buyers
If you’re ready to build your first home, there are many factors to consider when choosing a block location for your house and land package. You’ll be spending most of your time in this area, so it’s crucial that you’re happy with the decision. It’s an investment not only into your home but your future lifestyle, and the suburb you live in will impact that significantly. Not sure where to start? Keep reading to learn our tips for choosing a suburb for your new home. 

How to choose a suburb for your new home

Work out what you can realistically afford

Your budget will have a heavy impact when it comes to choosing where you’ll live. Start by doing some online research and setting some realistic goals. If you’re working with a strict budget, don’t be put off by the cheapest places to live. Some of the most affordable suburbs are in development, making them great suburbs for first home buyers who will grow their community. 

A house and land package can help add some padding to your budget as it is a very affordable way to build a new home. 

Prioritise your lifestyle

To help figure out where to live in Perth, you will need to think about where you will spend most of your time and your priorities. Consider what you like to do in your spare time, then you can start to work out how the suburb you choose to live in will impact this. 


Even though you’re going to want to spend as much time in your new home as possible, it’s important to think about how you will get around when you leave the house. When deciding on the best suburbs to buy in, make sure you know the surrounding public transport and commute options. Compared to the rest of the world, Perth has very manageable commutes, and the fast lane lifestyle of the city is very accessible to most people, even in the cheapest places to live. 


Find out about different school zones in the areas you hope to live in. Even if you have no children, you will still need to plan for the future. Where you live has an enormous impact on the schools available to you. 

Local amenities

Another important consideration when finding your future suburb is the local amenities available. You will need to research what local shops, medical centres and other essential facilities are in the area. Once you’ve worked out the more practical aspects of choosing a suburb to live in, you can start considering what you like to do on the weekend and ways that you can be a part of the local community. If the suburb you want to live in is up and coming, you may be able to find out the plans for local amenities if they don’t already exist. 

Get to know it

While you can do a vast amount of research online, nothing beats having a look in person. Scope out the areas you are considering to get to know the surroundings. Test out the commute to work, walk around to get a feel for the region, get to know the community and visit some local cafes to feel the vibe.

Don’t discount neighbouring suburbs

Having your heart set on a specific suburb can limit your options. Don’t be discouraged if your ideal suburb is a little out of your price range! Living near the places where you spend most of your time is an excellent option for first time homebuyers. Often the surrounding suburbs are just as good, if not better, options. 
In addition, first home buyers can be a factor behind suburbs becoming trendy. When many young people move to a more affordable suburb, trendy local bars, cafes, and shops often follow suit until it’s the next hip area to live in. 

First home buyers direct

We work with Perth’s land developers and agents to find you the perfect block of land, guaranteed. Check out our excellent value house and land packages that make it simple to get into your first home below. 

House and Land Packages - Perth's Northern Suburbs

Our conveniently located house and land packages in Perth’s Northern Suburbs allow first home buyers to enjoy proximity to pristine beaches and some of Perth’s best schools and Universities.

House and Land Packages - Perth's Southern Suburbs

We also have many House and Land packages in Perth located South of the river if you are looking for a more laid-back lifestyle and beautiful riverfronts.

Posted by First Home Buyer Direct on 19 January 2022 | 0 comments

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