It is said that the Nyungar Aboriginal peoples knew Claremont as a place of plentiful spring water, good fishing and abundant waterfowl. But it wasn’t until 1830 that settler, John Butler, set up an inn in Freshwater Bay – in modern-day Peppermint Grove – in order to attract travellers on the road from Perth to Fremantle. A wetland became known as Butler’s Swamp (later Lake Claremont) after which convicts arrived to the colony from 1850 onwards, helping construct Fremantle Road along the way.
A state school was then built in 1862 and a church shortly after that, with a community growing around what is now Victoria Avenue. The Christ Church Grammar School was also built post-1870s. In 1881, the railway line from Perth to Fremantle was built, along with a station at Butler’s Swamp, with the name of the station changed to Claremont in 1883. From these humble beginnings, Claremont quickly established itself into one of the most well-recognised suburbs of Perth, whilst maintaining its unique village atmosphere.
Although a large part of Claremont is residential, it is home to a world-class shopping precinct in the “Claremont Quarter” – headlined by quality fashion retailers and trendy eateries in and around the shopping centre. The Claremont Showground famously host the Perth Royal Show every September/October school holidays, as well as other events and exhibitions. The Claremont Train Station is the suburb’s main public-transport hub, with Freshwater Bay Primary School, Christ Church Grammar School, the Freshwater Bay Museum, Methodist Ladies’ College and the Bethesda Hospital some of its other major amenities.
Claremont features some grand homes close to the Swan River on the southern side of Stirling Highway, close to the Claremont Yacht Club and the local fisherman’s jetty. To the suburb’s north, the Lake Claremont Golf Club and the Claremont Aquatic Centre back on to picturesque Lake Claremont. Claremont is easily accessible to both the city and coast, as well as Fremantle, due to Stirling Highway running directly through the centre of the suburb.
Why you should live here…
Claremont’s aforementioned proximity to beaches, the Perth CBD and the historic port town of Fremantle is a major factor in attracting people to live in one of the State’s oldest and most exclusive suburbs. Top local schools attract families to the area, while the stunning Claremont Quarter shopping hub speaks for itself.
A unique village lifestyle is also a drawcard, with almost everything in Claremont virtually walking distance away from your front doorstep. From lakeside to riverfront, there is just so much for you to look forward to, here.
Leading Claremont Real Estate Agent & Property Management Team
Every decision in real estate should be made with all the facts. No matter if you’re considering buying, selling or leasing out, it’s important to speak to someone who can provide you with expert advice – and from a real estate agent or property manager that you can trust.
Peter Robertson from William Porteous Properties International can help you with all your property portfolio needs, from buying to selling to property management. With a dedication to delivering record results, you can remain confident that you’re in good hands.
Real Estate Agents Helping Claremont buyers & sellers alike reach their property goals
No matter if you’re a first home buyer looking to enter the property market, a seasoned campaigner with an array of investment properties under your belt or simply looking make the next step on your property-owning journey, Peter Robertson can help you. We have an extensive portfolio of property for sale, as well as a wide database of interested buyers and renters in Claremont and surrounding areas. Whatever your property goals may be, our experienced property managers and real estate agents will help you reach them.
If you’re searching for a property in the local area and have been unable to find exactly what you’re looking for, feel free to get in touch with my friendly team. We’d be more than happy to provide advice, offer suggestions and keep an eye out for you. We’ll let you know when your dream home comes up for sale or for rent so you don’t miss out.
Thinking Of Placing Your Claremont Property Up For Sale? Book An Appointment And Request A Free Appraisal
If you want to put your property up for sale or need experienced people to help you with property management, it’s important that you have all the information. Peter Robertson has been helping people buy and sell in Calremont, Nedlands, Crawley and surrounds for years and will be more than happy to help you do the same.
If you would like to request a free market appraisal or if you have any questions about the local property market in Claremont, don’t hesitate to get in touch! You can reach us by calling 0427 958 929 or by sending us a message on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.