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7 July, 2016

How to make the most of Perth’s incredible liveability

It’s no secret that Perth is regularly named among the world’s most “liveable” cities, but how do you make the most of that?

Well, living amongst the hustle and bustle of the city — where you can take advantage of all its cafes, pubs, restaurants, theatres, shopping and fantastic outdoor spaces — is a good start.

But let’s assume you’ve already decided living in the inner city is for you. How do you make sure your new apartment allows you to make the most of the lifestyle you want to live?

Here are our tips for making the most of Perth’s liveable lifestyle by ensuring you find the perfect apartment.

Look for an apartment with open plan spaces.

We’ve come a long way from the days of pokey flats with tiny rooms. The Australian lifestyle just suits an open plan home. Try to find something with a well-appointed kitchen and dining area that opens out into the other living spaces, including the living room and (of course) a spacious balcony area.

A spacious balcony is key

We really mean it. Perth is an outdoor lifestyle kind of town. A large balcony means you can entertain friends and family in comfort. They can spill out from the living area and enjoy panoramic views. Large balconies mean you have room for the usual Aussie BBQ. You and your guests can step out and maximise Perth’s beautiful, clear blue skies and appealing weather.

Let there be light

Natural light is important. Letting the sun shine in keeps a home feeling light and bright. Look for an apartment with large glazed sliding doors and windows that allow light to reach deep within the apartment interior.

Look out for views

Apartments orientated towards the north are likely to have views towards Leederville and North Perth, or the Darling Scarp and the Hills on the eastern horizon. Apartments orientated towards the south encompass views towards Kings Park, South Perth and Perth city. What could be better? It’s certainly handy come the Australia Day fireworks. You’ll be very popular amongst your friends each January 26.

No pokey bedrooms

Look for spacious master bedrooms with generous robe space or a walk-in-robe. No one wants the bother of assembling wardrobes and dealing with the awkward shapes they leave in a bedroom. Look for a bedroom design that flows towards the walk-in-robe and ensuite in a seamless transition.

Look for that “resort holiday” ambience

Most luxury apartment developments these days have resort-style amenities. Try to find an apartment with access to some kind of deck, or roof terrace, with a poolside cabana, outdoor barbecue area and a swimming pool. This is a great place to enjoy yourself or entertain a few friends. Look for something with soft landscaping or a nice garden that accentuates the external living areas, making the whole ambience feel more relaxing.


If you’re looking for the perfect apartment in Perth, contact the team at Finbar and ask about Aire West Perth. With an incredible Murray Street location, it’s close to everything the city has to offer and has excellent design features. Check out the website here.