Suburb Spotlight: Mosman Park

Suburb Spotlight: Mosman Park

Uniquely situated between river and sea, Mosman Park offers locals all the advantages of a riverside lifestyle together with a close proximity to many of Perth’s social and business hubs. The area has long been an attractive choice for aspirational Perth property owners and investors thanks to its beachside border, leafy green parks, easy access to good schools and shops, and the stunning views afforded of the neighbouring Swan River.

Though it was once an industrial centre Mosman Park is now a largely residential area, sharing borders with other waterside suburbs Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and North Fremantle. The development of the suburb over time is plain to see in the myriad of architecture – from simple suburban homes to art deco gems to bespoke modern examples of elegance and luxury. Many of the older homes in the suburb are an investors dream sitting on large blocks of land - perfect for redevelopment and a fresh start.

The community minded area hosts a diverse range of young professionals, growing families and business personalities. Though the area is one of the oldest in Perth, there is a sense of new beginnings as Mosman Park begins to grow and flourish into the potential of its prime location and beauteous surrounds. Mosman Park is a unique member of the prized Western Suburbs in that as well as boasting the prestige of housing some of WA’s most exclusive properties, the area still holds an opportunity for first homebuyers to enter the market with reasonably priced apartments in abundance, something which is not the case in surrounding affluent suburbs such as Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove.

With a number of recreational parks and secluded bushlands and trails to choose from, local residents are well known for stepping out and enjoying the relaxed riverside lifestyle, picnicking in pristine waterfront parks, jogging or walking along Freshwater Bay, or exploring the parklands at Buckland Hill. With the Mosman Park Golf Club, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Swan Canoe Club and Camelot Outdoor Theatre rounding out other options, there is a range of leisure activities available to locals without even having to venture outside the suburb borders.

For the growing family there are a number of schools nearby. St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, Mosman Park Primary School, Iona Presentation College and Primary School and the Beehive Montessori School are all located within Mosman Park, with many other prestigious school options in neighbouring suburbs.

One of the biggest advantages of living in Mosman Park is the closeness to buzzing hubs of activity without necessarily having to live amongst them. Fremantle, the CBD, Claremont and other nightlife and cultural centres are all within easy driving distances. Fremantle is a short 15 minute journey and the CBD only 25 minutes away, while Claremont Quarter and its surrounds can be reached within 10 minutes. That said there are still plenty of social drawcards to be found within Mosman Park itself.

For fans of fine dining multiple award winning Mosmans Restaurant is a must. One of Perth’s premier dining destinations, and named the 2015 Restaurant of the Year at the Savour Australia Awards for Excellence, Mosmans overlooks the sparkling Swan River and serves a seasonal menu of fresh, locally sourced seafood cuisine.

New Mosman Park small bar, Rodney’s Bait n Tackle, has opened with fans already praising its nautical interior and relaxed environment. The entire fit-out has been stylishly achieved with repurposed, restored and salvaged materials – the bar itself has been crafted from the exterior of an old boat.

Tsunami, located on Glyde Street in Mosman Park’s centre, is a popular restaurant offering authentic Japanese cuisine. Split into two venues, you will find Tsunami Sushi on one side, catering for both dine-in and takeaway patrons, and Tsunami Ko on the other, a teppanyaki specialist destination.

The Glyde Street precinct hosts a range of other eateries including Samson’s Paddock, a popular spot for a drink or dinner, and Good Things Café and Gustav’s, all favourite local breakfast haunts. Shops such as cheeky swimwear label Amore & Sorvete, gift stores Calico & Ivy and With Love from Bec, and clothing boutiques Love Story and Nell’s (which also houses a small café at the back of the shop) can all be found within the precinct, perfect for a weekend wander.

For those in want of a bit of pampering, Glo Day Spa offers a range of spa and beauty treatments or head to Forever Beauty on Harvey Street for an appointment with their highly trained medispa staff.

Mosman Park is an unpretentious suburb. From its humble beginnings as a working industrial area, it has slowly grown over time to become a place where residents can enjoy the fruits of their hard work and embrace an idyllic lifestyle. With claims to both river and ocean borders, preserved nature pockets, thriving small business precincts and an enduring sense of community pride, it’s little wonder buyers, builders and developers are drawn to this burgeoning suburb, with its charming potential still yet to be fully realised.

Sources: mosmanpark.wa.gov.au, urbanlist.com.au, perthnow.com.au

Pic credits: benreynolds.com.au, mosmanpark.wa.gov.au, instagram.com/goodthingsmp, mosmans.com.au, facebook.com/samsonspaddock, tsunamiko.com

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