Top 10 reasons to make the move to Guildford in 2022
Dec 20, 2021
With its charming heritage buildings, delightful antique stores, and proximity to both the city and the Swan Valley, it’s little wonder that Guildford has become such a sought after location to live. Visitors quickly fall in love with the vibrant cafe scene, friendly community feel and relaxed atmosphere of the suburb - and we think you will too!
Here’s 10 reasons why you should make the move to Guildford in 2022.
1. Cultural charm
One of Guildford’s biggest draw cards is that it’s so different from anywhere else in Perth. In a city full of recently gazetted suburbs where much of the architecture was built around the same era, Guildford stands apart. The suburb is actually one of Perth’s oldest, and one of just three towns in WA listed on the National Trust. It’s long history, which dates all the way back to 1829, has left its mark. Everywhere you look around Guildford, you’ll find charming historical buildings and signs of the past. Tourists still regularly meander down the four well-traversed heritage trails inside the town; along which old colonial buildings can be spotted, sitting proudly between modern structures. The town’s unique heritage makes it an attractive option for home buyers who would prefer to live somewhere with character.
Inside Rosehill Waters, you’ll find that homes have been thoughtfully designed to blend both the old and new, with clever nods to Guildford’s history through design elements like red brick or A-frame ceilings. The builders we work with to bring you our exclusive house and land packages are some of the best in Perth, so you’re sure to find a design you love.
2. Modern amenities
Another great reason to move to Guildford in 2022? It’s got some of the best access to amenities in Perth, with even more on the way. The well-established suburb already benefits from having its own lively shopping and dining scene, a plethora of beautiful parks and great transport links, and the list will only grow as more residents move to the area and developments like Rosehill Waters continue to flourish. With the Swan Valley, the city, Perth airport, Midland and industrial zones like Hazelmere all within easy reach, locals never have far to travel to get to anything they need. Major shopping centres, hospitals, childcare facilities, schools and playgrounds are all just a short distance away.
3. Commuting made easy
Guildford is perfectly situated for those who work in the city, or just about anywhere else in Perth. With great road, train and bus links, it’s easy to get from A to B. It takes less than 25 minutes to reach the CBD, and major employment hubs like Perth airport are even closer and it's a major employment centre in itself, which means you might find yourself walking to work! Despite its easy commutability. Throughout Rosehill Waters, slow speed roads ensure residents enjoy a quiet, peaceful way of life and clever planning ensures its easy to walk, cycle or drive around the neighborhood and into adjoining suburbs.
4. The perfect work/life balance
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The secret to loving where you live is choosing a location that fits your lifestyle. Many people choose suburbs based on what’s convenient for work and sacrifice proximity to the things that are important to them in the process. At Guildford, you don’t have to sacrifice anything. Lots areas are generous, nature is close and the Swan Valley is right on the doorstep, which means you don’t have to live only for the weekend! With all of the wineries, breweries, restaurants, art galleries and events of the Swan Valley just minutes away, you can stop over any time you like. Enjoy mid-week dinner, Monday morning breakfast and afternoon trips to the playground with the kids, whilst still maintaining an easy, quick commute into work.
5. Relaxed feel, city appeal
Guildford is very much in the radius of Perth’s more established, built up areas. In comparable suburbs a similar distance from the CBD, you’ll find it feels very inner-city suburban. It’s often the case that block sizes are smaller, open spaces are limited and multi-level apartment blocks are plentiful so close to the city, but that’s not the case in Guildford. The suburb has maintained a very distinctly green feel, despite its age and popularity. Leafy green parks, wide open spaces, natural bush, the Swan and Helena Rivers and a lively equestrian scene keep it feeling like a country town, with all the benefits of the city.
6. Spacious homes
Take a walk around Guildford and what you’ll find is refreshing is how it feels like everyone has room to breathe. Around town, crowds are limited even at the busy time of year thanks to careful urban planning and there’s an emphasis on sizable family-style homes. In Guildford, it’s still common to see larger blocks with big backyards. At Rosehill Waters, we have a broad range of lots sizes and land for sale with all the room you need to build the home of your dreams.
7. Airport within easy reach
For FIFO workers, frequent flyers, or those who love the DFO, the proximity of the airport is a great bonus. From Guildford to Perth airport, it’s only an 8 minute trip, which means you can skip the expensive parking fees and leave the car at home in favour of an Uber or Taxi trip or a lift from family and friends.
8. Vibrant community
Image credit: Padbury’s cafe
One of the best things about Guildford is how active the community is. The area attracts people from all walks of life, and so you’ll find community groups engaged in activities to suit just about every activity imaginable. If you’re looking to meet new people, get to know your neighbours, or settle down in a place where you kids can make lifelong friends, then it’s a great place to be.
9. Good investment
With so much of The WA Government’s infrastructure investment going into the eastern suburbs of Perth and re-development of older industrial lands happening around the Midland and Swan Valley area, Guildford is a great investment. If you’re looking to get onto the property ladder in 2022, then Perth’s fast-growing north easter corridor is one of the best places to do it.
10. Time is running out
New developments in Guildford are rare. There’s not many opportunities to buy new land left in the area and many of the established homes are tightly held. Competition to buy into the area is high, so don’t miss your chance! Rosehill Waters still has lots available to purchase, but they won’t last long. Secure your place in Guildford in 2022, before the opportunity passes!
Looking for guidance and advice, or ready to register your interest in land for sale at Rosehill Waters? Enquire today, we’d love to hear from you!