Wattle Grove offers investors the best of both worlds

This Western Australian hotspot is attracting residents looking to cut out the bustle of the big city and embrace the hustle of a thriving small town.

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Wattle Grove is one of the suburbs listed in Smart Property Investment’s FAST 50 report for 2025, which launched in February 2024.

The report and ranking drew on the insights of a 12-strong investment expert panel and recent housing performance drawn from open-source data, which aim to give unparalleled insights into the Australian suburbs that are set for future growth.

Located 17 kilometres south-east of Perth’s CBD, Wattle Grove blends the greenery and comfort of semi-rural living with the benefit of easy metropolitan access. The lifestyle it offers is not going unnoticed by inner-city dwellers looking to make a move, who have been increasingly drawn to its small town charm.

With a median house price of $740,000, the cost of an average detached dwelling sits under Perth’s median of $955,000.

Wattle Grove’s history as a suburb stretches back to the early 19th century where the area’s suitability for farming saw its expanses used for the planting of orchards, with fruit growing still a major industry within Wattle Grove to this day.

Agriculture continues to have a significant presence within Wattle Grove, with poultry farms, cattle breeding, horticultural nurseries, hobby farms and pet kennels only representing a handful of the many types of farming practised in the area.

Even with the area’s strong ties to the agricultural industry, Wattle Grove nonetheless features a convenient array of amenities well-suited for families and professionals alike.

Wattle Grove offers a range of education facilities, with the area serviced by Wattle Grove Primary School, the private Bible College of Western Australia and a Community TAFE Centre located on Lewis Road.

The nearby Hartfield Park Recreation Centre caters towards a vast range of extracurricular activities, providing gymnasium facilities as well as grounds for holding AFL, rugby league, soccer, baseball, cricket and tennis games.

Although the area only features one major retail facility, the Wattle Grove Shopping Centre nonetheless stands as a convenient one-stop location that contains various groceries, restaurants, landscape suppliers, nurseries, pet shops and veterinarian clinics among its variety of stores.

Wattle Grove also benefits from being exceedingly well-connected to other regions of Perth in having close proximity to both the greater Roe and Tonkin Highways, and access to Welshpool Road and Shepperton Road which offer the most direct route to the Perth central business district.

In regard to public transport, Wattle Grove provides services for travelling near and far, in the area being serviced by a number of comprehensive local bus routes, in addition to Wattle Grove being closely located to the Perth Airport.

With the area’s market featuring a dynamic mix of modern residences and spacious family homes, there’s plenty of choice for owner-occupiers looking for a new home or investors hoping to find the perfect match for their property portfolio.

Check out which other suburbs made the cut in the FAST 50 2025 report here.

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