Why Applecross Is The Place To Be

22 August 2020

With its vibrant Ardross Street village, riverside parks, and stunning properties, it’s no surprise that so many people love Applecross.

Located on the edge of the Swan River, the suburb of Applecross traces its origins back to 1830 when the land was assigned to Lionel Lukin, a former officer in the Imperial Russian Army. But Lukin did little with the land and it was later acquired by Alexander Matheson, second son of a Scottish baron in February 1896.

Matheson went on to form the Western Australian Investment Company Limited and subdivided and gave the area its name after the Applecross peninsula in Wester Ross of Scotland near his home. You can see the echos of this heritage around the suburb with streets named after the area,

including Carron, Gairloch, Ullapool, Kintail, Strome, Ardross, Alness, Kishorn, Glenelg, Duncraig, Dunvegan, Killilan and Roskhill.

Here are 4 reasons why we love Applecross:

The thriving food scene

Whether it’s a delicious meal, gourmet groceries or a serious caffeine hit, Applecross can indulge the pickiest palette and has a reputation as a popular eat-street neighbourhood and essential part of the Perth food scene. Our personal favourites include Cheeky Boy, Nic and Kolo, Cioccolato Espresso and Gucce Pizzeria e Cucina, but there are a range

of places to enjoy and socialise whether it’s a weekend brunch, after-school drop off catch-up with the girls or a nice night out.

Parks and recreation

Applecross is blessed with some beautiful parks and reserves that edge the river on all sides and provide a stunning backdrop to the desirable homes and vibrant community. From the Applecross Jetty to Heathcote Reserve, Canning and Melville Beach foreshores and central parks in between, there’s always a place to get outdoors and walk, run, play sport or even learn to kite surf! A distinguishing feature of the suburb is the Jacaranda trees that line its streets and flower in the late spring which are celebrated during the annual Jacaranda festival in late November.

Community events

As well as the Jacaranda Festival, Applecross is home to the Perth Makers Market which takes place once a month at Heathcote Cultural Precinct. These very special markets boast beautiful items made exclusively in Western Australia, together with live music and delicious food against the backdrop of the river and one of the best locations in the city. The markets also work with non-profit organisations to help raise awareness and funds for key charities and issues.

Stunning real estate

A number of well-known landmarks and community features are part of Applecross. These include the South of Perth Yacht Club, the former Heathcote Hospital which is now a community facility and the Raffles Hotel. But Applecross is also famous for its property and is one of the most prestigious suburbs in Perth. According to REIWA, the median sales price for a house in Applecross is $1.6m and has enjoyed 4.1% growth over the past 12 months. Houses include family homes in quiet leafy streets through to large mansions along the waterfronts which offer luxurious lifestyles. There are also many units and townhouses, and we’re seeing a growing number of higher density developments offering a more achievable price point to the area.

At Mont, we’re proud to be part of the Applecross community and love being local. If we can help you with any part of your property journey, don’t hesitate to let us know.

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