Back in the 1850s, the suburb of Nedlands was actually know as “Ned’s Land” after Colonel John Bruce bought Swan Location 86 as a 320-acre investment for his son, Edward. The Bruce estate was eventually transferred to the Crown in 1910 after being bought by Sir George Shenton in 1893. In the decade that followed (1910-1920), development in the area started to occur with land put aside for churches, recreation, schools and key landmarks – such as the Nedlands’ Park Hotel which was built in 1908 as a stop-in for farmers and country residents that could be reached by a tram from the Perth city centre. The hotel is now famously know as “Steve’s” after being purchased by Stephen McHenry in 1935.
Variations of Californian bungalow, Old English and Tudor-style properties were all very popular types of homes amongst the growing Nedlands population post-1920s. The 1930s even saw an increase in the number of flats being built, particularly along Stirling Highway and near the University of Western Australia. With a population of more than 10,000, Nedlands contains a mix of housing to this day – including low-cost residences for students and more premium executive homes. It has a greater proportion of villas, townhouses, flats and units than neighbouring Dalkeith, which is 98% houses.
Nedlands is home to a number of hospitals and medical facilities, including Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hollywood Private Hospital, The Lions Eye Institute, several aged-care centres and the QE II Medical Centre – the site of the new Perth Children’s Hospital. The southern part of the suburb plays host to wealthy homes and the Nedlands Golf Club, as well as a plethora of stunning suburban and riverside parklands – from the John Leckie Pavilion sporting facilities at College Park to Charles Court Reserve along the pristine Swan River waters.
The Nedlands Bridge, Croquet and Tennis Clubs can be found right next door to the golf course, while the suburb’s public-transport system is served by the CircleRoute and other services along Stirling Highway, Hampden Road, Broadway and Princess Road – all operated by Swan Transit. The Loreto Nedlands Primary School is right in the centre of the suburb and a commercial area, located right next to the Captain Stirling Hotel, includes restaurants and the small Windsor Cinema along both side of Stirling Highway. Developed in 1950 and dedicated in 1951, the Peace Memorial Rose Garden on Stirling Highway commemorates lives lost at war.
Why you should live here…
Due to its elevation, Nedlands is slightly cooler than the Perth CBD throughout the summer months and its desirable proximity to the river and foreshore parklands makes it an exciting prospect for families and those seeking an affluent area to live in that is close to the city, top schools and other excellent educational facilities. Multiple parks and recreational facilities complement an array of restaurants and eateries – particularly on Broadway – in enticing people to the suburb.
Homes in Nedlands – even its townhouses and units – are all extremely well-presented and are amongst some of the finest in Perth. Its choice of living options either side of Stirling Highway will also appeal to anybody looking to move into the area.
Experienced Nedlands Real Estate Agent & Property Managers
There’s a lot to think about before making a real estate decision. It can be stressful and time consuming. You could be considering buying a new property, selling or leasing out your existing one. Whatever it is, it is crucial to get information from an experienced Nedlands real estate agent or property manager to ensure you understand what’s involved. It will help you have the confidence to make your final decision.
We’ve been providing expert property management advice to home owners, investors and first home buyers for years. Our agents and property managers have superior knowledge of the Nedlands market. Our aim is to make sure you have an amazing experience with us. With us, you don’t have to worry about the stress of your real estate decision.
Learn how much your Nedlands property is worth
You might not be aware of all that your property has to offer. If you want to put your home up for sale, we can provide you with an obligation free market appraisal to help you determine whether now is the right time.
Why not contact us today to discover all your property has to offer? We also have an extensive database filled with interested buyers who are looking for a home just like yours.
If you’re looking for the home of your dreams in Nedlands or surrounding areas, but haven’t quite found the one, my friendly team of real estate agents are able to keep an eye out on the market for you to ensure you never miss an opportunity.
Get in touch with Team Robertson real estate agents today
Put yourself in good hands with a team you can trust – get in contact with us today. We have been helping residents of Nedlands, Crawley, Dalkeith and beyond buy, sell and rent their properties for years and we will be happy to help you do the same. You can reach us by calling (08) 9388 8800 or by filling in our online enquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you.