Mount Lawley is one of the jewels in Perth’s crown, being not only one of the most stylish and culturally diverse hotspots, but also one of the suburbs with the richest and longest history.
Subdivision of Mount Lawley began in 1892 and the area attracted wealthy business people and high-ranking public servants, with houses built to a high standard. The majority of these are single detached dwellings on large lots, characterised by Federation and Colonial styles interspersed with some examples of English vernacular revival, art-deco and Californian bungalow features. Many of these older character homes are of heritage value, and have been renovated and preserved.
Mount Lawley is located only three kilometres from the Perth CBD and is approximately 5 square kilometres in size, with 9 parks covering nearly 10% of its total area.
The population of Mount Lawley was 10,708 in 2011, predominantly made up of people aged 25-34 years, working in a professional occupation. Households are primarily made up of couples with children who are likely to be repaying over $4000 per month on mortgage repayments. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is at a three year high of $1,950,000.
Sources: CoreLogice RP Data and http://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/Council/Suburbs/Pages/Mount-Lawley.aspx