Get to know Bayswater

Get to know Bayswater

Property Management Services in Bayswater

Sitting on the cusp of Maylands, once voted as Australia’s coolest neighbourhood, Bayswater is cool by association for its proximity to the Swan River and Perth’s CBD. Known as the Garden City for its river foreshore, Baigup Wetlands, Riverside Gardens, and the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, many claim it was initially named after a suburb in London, although its riverside location is also attributed to its namesake. At Perth Realty Group, we offer comprehensive property management services, real estate agency expertise, and real estate management solutions to help you make the most of this vibrant area.

Once inhabited for thousands of years by the Whadjuk Noongar people drawn to the Swan River snaking through the fertile landscape, by the 1800s, suburban development evolved in Bayswater due to the Swan River Colony. The original track between Perth and Guildford eventually became Guildford Road, and transportation improved with the construction of the railway line, Tonkin Highway and Garrett Road Bridge linking Guildford Road to Great Eastern Highway.

Transportation is still a hot topic for Bayswater’s residents, with the opening of the new Bayswater Train Station late in 2023, creating a public transport hub with connections to the Perth Airport, northern suburbs, Swan Valley region and Perth’s city centre. Crowning Bayswater’s café and shopping strip along King William Street and Whatley Crescent, the Bayswater Train Station has reinvigorated this vibrant precinct.

Living in Bayswater

Cradled by the Swan River and sprawling across almost 10 kilometres, Bayswater is only seven kilometres from Perth’s CBD. Bordering Maylands, Bedford, Embleton, Morley, and the Swan River, this eclectic neighbourhood falls under the City of Bayswater. This suburb boasts a wide range of facilities including shopping, churches (including the Russian Orthodox Church), public open spaces, sporting facilities, dining options, excellent transport links and schools such as St Columba’s School, Hillcrest Primary School, and Bayswater Primary School. For those seeking a vibrant community close to Perth’s CBD, Bayswater is an ideal choice, with the support of Perth real estate agency services to assist in navigating the diverse property landscape.

Get to know Bayswater’s locals

With a population of approximately 15,000+, much of Bayswater’s multicultural community of British, Asian, European, and Australian descendants opt to own their houses with an average median price of $728k. Bayswater consists of families and professional couples choosing this eclectic neighborhood for its affordability, central location, green open spaces, and leisurely lifestyle. For those considering homeownership or seeking guidance in the property market, knowledgeable real estate agents can provide invaluable insights and assistance throughout the process.

Bayswater’s Attractions

Bayswater’s vibrant town centre

When the new Bayswater Train Station opened in October 2023, the local business owners and residents drew a collective sigh of relief. Once again, King William Street and Whatley Crescent are abuzz with vitality, drawing patrons to the many specialty stores, supermarkets, cafes, beauty salons, Bert Wright Park, Bayswater Community Centre and the Bayswater Library. With the streets lined with heritage homes, Bayswater’s vibrant town centre offers convenience and a sense of community for its residents. Bayswater is home to Perth’s first-ever American pit BBQ at Porkies Bar-B-Que, using Australian hardwoods and US-style low ‘n slow barbeque techniques - when the wind is right, the aroma of smoky meat threatens to tempt even the staunchest plant-eaters.

The Swan River

With kilometres of riverside frontage, those residents lucky enough to have scored properties cradling the Swan River also benefit from open green spaces and reserves teeming with flora and wildlife. Imagine the birdsong calling from the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, home to ducks, pelicans, white-faced herons, swallows, honeyeaters and hawks. The bird sanctuary lies adjacent to Riverside Gardens, perfect for picnics beneath the gazebos as the kids play within the enclosed playground. The Baigup Wetlands weave along the river’s edge, teeming with wetland and bush birds.

Frank Drago Reserve

The Frank Drago Reserve is a vibrant recreation hub for the community with the Bayswater City Soccer Club, Bayswater Croquet Club and the Bayswater Tennis Club. It is also home to the Bayswater Bowls and Recreation Club for over 1,000 members, featuring lawn bowls, street roller hockey, basketball facilities, a recreation centre available for social events and the historic Gerry Malo stand overlooking the pitches.

Bayswater Waves

It’s easy to see why Bayswater Waves is one of Perth’s most popular spots for summertime birthday parties. Featuring a wave pool that opened in 2023, a waterslide, a heated indoor pool, a 50m outdoor pool, a toddler pool and a lazy river, there’s never any shortage of splashing around. There’s also a gym, group fitness classes and swim school for kids and adults for year-round activities.

Gibbney Reserve

On the cusp of Maylands, Gibbney Reserve is a hotspot for dog walkers and families thanks to its off-leash dog exercise area and epic playgrounds. Also home to Maylands Primary School, the reserve is popular for sports requiring wide open spaces, such as soccer, cricket, netball, tennis and basketball, keeping this reserve busy almost every day of the year.

Bayswater Train Station

Serving as a central transportation hub, the first phase of the Bayswater Train Station opened in October 2023 with connections to the Morley-Ellenbrook (opening in 2024), Midland and Airport lines. As the only train station outside the CBD to service three separate train lines, this presents a unique selling point for homeowners and a boost for local businesses. Sitting on the corner of Whatley Crescent and King William Street, the elevated train station includes shops and street art adorned by several commissioned artists capturing the neighbourhood’s diverse identity.

About Perth Realty Group

At Perth Realty Group, our top-notch real estate agents provide an extensive array of services, including property management, residential, and commercial property sales in Perth. Whether you’re seeking to buy, rent, or appraise a property, reach out to our expert team without delay.