Why We Love Mount Pleasant

28 November 2020

Hugging the Canning River and edged by the Canning Bridge at one end and the Mount Henry Bridge at the other, Mount Pleasant is a delightful family friendly suburb that is close to prestigious schools and offers a great riverside lifestyle plus good local restaurants and easy access to work and play.

Here’s four more reasons why we love Mount Pleasant:

Riverside lifestyle

Mount Pleasant is the last stop of the 110 km Canning River before it merges with the Swan. In warmer weather it is filled from sun up to sun down with rowers, fishing boats and water skiers, kayakers, and jet skis – pretty much any water sport you can think of – made possible by the excellent boat ramp and facilities at Deep Water Point Reserve. Families enjoy picnics and barbeques on the foreshore, while kids swim in the shallows. Along the edge of the river is an excellent walking and cycling circuit that is always busy with kids, fitness junkies, cyclists and dog walkers who enjoy the Bridge to Bridge trail that crosses both the Canning and Mount Henry bridges. There’s also a great outdoor gym at Mount Henry Bridge Reserve.

Access to schools, clubs and transport

Located just nine kilometres from the city, Mount Pleasant is an easy commute to town or the western suburbs via freeway and is well serviced by train and bus. The local school, Mount Pleasant Primary School has an excellent reputation as does Brentwood Primary School which is in neighbouring Brentwood, just south of Blue Gum Park. Mount Pleasant is also a good place to live for families with children at St Benedict’s School in Applecross, Corpus Christi College in Bateman and Aquinas College in Salter Point. We also love that it’s easy to get to the South of Perth Yacht Club and can’t resist the odd game of bowls at the nearby Mount Pleasant Bowling Club.

Great food

Mount Pleasant is home to some excellent food destinations, made even better by the fact that you can easily walk or ride a bike to them. At the top end, we love the Mount Pleasant Fish and Chips. It’s recognised as one of the best fish and chips south of the river and is always busy. There’s also Mastro Pizza which offers delicious woodfired pizzas, pasta and antipasto.

At the bottom end of the suburb is the breakfast and lunch hotspot, the Coco Belle Espresso Bar. It offers not just the best coffee in the area but mouthwatering breakfasts too. Nearby, the JBento Japanese restaurant on Queens Road is recognised as one of the best for Japanese in Perth and specialises in delicious bento boxes. Mount Pleasant is also home to the Matters of Taste Cooking School run by Tracey Cotterell, which offers 35 different cooking classes and is recognised on Trip Advisor for being a local attraction. Also worthy of mention is the Dome Cafe at Deep Water Point, and if you’re doing the Bridges walk, you can grab a coffee at the Kerbside coffee van at Mount Henry Bridge Reserve.

Diverse real estate

Whether it’s a large home, family home, high rise, townhouse or apartment, Mount Pleasant has a property style and price range for everyone, and a lot of the real estate is extremely beautiful. The median price for a unit in Mount Pleasant is $785,000, but ranges from between $541,500 in the lower quartile up to $1,116,500 at the higher end according to REIWA. The unit market has performed strongly in Mount Pleasant with 6.2% growth over the past five years.

The median house price for Mount Pleasant is $1,211,000 and homes in the area range from $855,000 in the lower quartile up to in excess of $5million in the higher end. Growth for house prices was 2.63% over the past 12 months and the market is briskly traded with 102 sales over the past 12 months.

At Mont Property, we’re proud to be part of the Mount Pleasant community and love living locally. If we can help you with any part of your property journey, don’t hesitate contact us.

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