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Northbridge

    Northbridge, Perth (inner city)

Location: Inner city

Vibe: Party time

Rent: not cheap, but not crazy either

Got young kids? Don't move to Northbridge. This is a happening place perfect for the hip, and professionals of all ages. Located just 1km north of the city centre, it’s full of cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, nightclubs, and has plenty of cultural events and festivals. Once home to many Greek and Italian families, the suburb has been gentrified but still has a great Italian butcher and cake shop, a very popular deli (Re Store) and the Kakulas Bros whole foods store. Lovers of seafood and Greek, Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisines will have a great time in Northbridge.


Northbridge is hip, grungey and arty. It appeals to the young, the open minded, alternative types, students, arty loving professionals and anyone who likes being right in the heart of things. Art lovers are well catered for in Northbridge with its good array of museums and galleries including the West Australian Art Gallery, the Photographs Gallery of Western Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Heath Ledger Theatre, and Cinema Paradiso with its art house movies. The Northbridge Cultural Precinct has been transformed, with new cafes, big- screen entertainment, plenty of lants and trees, and free wireless internet. The iconic Brass Monkey pub which tourists love taking photos of, is here too. There's a good village atmosphere in Northbridge during the day.

Public transport is very good with access to trains and buses, and of course it is walking distance to the city centre. The architecture is among Perth’s oldest with period homes. New developments have seen an influx of apartments and super pricey homes.

For all its good points, Northbridge can also get rough at night with drunken hoons spilling out of pubs. Some people, especially young women, don’t feel safe walking the streets at night.

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TOP 10 SUBURBS AND BEST SCHOOLS Print E-mail

 

TOP 10 SUBURBS



Here are some of the best suburbs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. They are in a variety of locations, have good amenities and access to public transport, and suit different lifestyles and budgets.



SYDNEY:

 

1. BRONTE - east, beach, relaxed living

2. MANLY  - northern beaches, outdoor activities, community

3. BALMAIN - inner west, cafe culture, community

4. PADDINGTON / WOOLLAHRA - east, shopping, stylish

5. CLOVELLY / COOGEE - east, beach, family friendly

6. AVALON - northern beaches, relaxed living, older professionals

7. SURRY HILLS - east, cafe culture, cool factor

8. LANE COVE - north shore, parks and harbour, family friendly

9. VAUCLUSE - east, harbour, wealthy

10. WAHROONGA - north shore, near nature, wealthy, family friendly


special mentions: HABERFIELD, MOSMAN, POTTS POINT

 

MELBOURNE:

 
1. CARLTON / FITZROY - inner north, cafe culture, cool factor

2. ALBERT PARK - inner south, beach, professionals

3. ST KILDA / ELWOOD  - inner south, beach, cafe culture

4. HAWKSBURN / SOUTH YARRA - inner south-east, shopping, chi chi

5. PRAHRAN - inner south-east, alternative, cool factor, gay friendly

6. RICHMOND - east, cafe culture, multicultural

7. ELTHAM - north, green, environmentally aware

8. HAWTHORN - east, wealthy, student and family friendly

9. BRUNSWICK - inner north, green politics, multicultural

10. YARRAVILLE - inner west, community, village feel


special mentions: WILLIAMSTOWN, SANDRINGHAM, MOONEE PONDS


BRISBANE:


1. PADDINGTON / ROSALIE - inner west, cafe culture, hilly
2. NEW FARM - inner east, cafe culture, professionals
3. SANDGATE - outer suburb, bay, relaxed living, family friendly
4. BULIMBA - inner south east, cafe culture, families and professionals
5. GRACEVILLE - inner south west, family friendly, village feel
6. WEST END - inner west, cafe culture, alternative, great market
7. KEDRON - inner north, parks, family friendly
8. WILSTON - inner north, village feel, families and professionals
9. MANLY - outer suburb, bay, outdoor lifestyle
10. COORPAROO - inner south, diverse, student friendly

Special mention: ASCOT/HAMILTON


ADELAIDE:

1. NORWOOD - north, cosmopolitan, cafe society
2. NORTH ADELAIDE - north, cafe culture, plenty of professionals
3. HYDE PARK - south, bling bling, families, older professionals
4. MILE END - inner west, multicultural, community
5. STIRLING - adelaide hills, stylish
6. HENLEY BEACH - west, beach, everyone is welcome
7. MAWSON LAKES - north, a new suburb, family territory
8. MARION - south, retro, family territory
9. BRIGHTON - south, beach, families and older professionals
10. ATHELSTONE - north east, foothills, family territory

Special mention: GLENELG, WALKERVILLE


PERTH:

1. FREMANTLE  - west, cafe culture, outdoor life, everyone is welcome
2. MOUNT LAWLEY  - inner north, alternative, arty
3. APPLECROSS - south, family friendly, professionals

4. FLOREAT  - west, family friendly, professionals
5. LEEDERVILLE  - inner north/west - arty, cafe culture
6. SUBIACO  - west, wealthy, cosmopolitan, bling
7. INGLEWOOD - inner north, family friendly

8. COTTESLOE  - west, beach culture
9. MOUNT HELENA - east, hills, semi rural, plenty of trees
10. MOUNT HAWTHORN - north, family friendly, cafe culture



BEST SCHOOLS IN BRISBANE, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE AND PERTH




BRISBANE'S TOP YEAR 12 SCHOOLS:

AGNEW SCHOOL (Brisbane, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
BRISBANE GIRLS' GRAMMAR  (city, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
SHELDON COLLEGE (Sheldon, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
ALL HALLOWS' SCHOOL (Brisbane, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
BRISBANE GRAMMAR (city, private)  male.png christian-catholic.png
ST AIDAN'S ANGLICAN GIRLS' SCHOOL (Corinda, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
REDLANDS COLLEGE (Wellington Point, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
SOMERVILLE HOUSE (South Brisbane, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
ST PETER'S LUTHERAN COLLEGE (Indooroopilly, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
ANGLICAN CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL (East Brisbane, private) male.png christian-catholic.png




SYDNEY'S TOP YEAR 12  SCHOOLS:


JAMES RUSE AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL  (government, north west)  female.pngmale.png
NORTH SYDNEY BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, lower north shore)  male.png
BAULKHAM HILLS HIGH SCHOOL  (government, north west)  female.pngmale.png
SYDNEY BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, east)  male.png
NORTH SYDNEY GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, lower north shore) female.png
SYDNEY GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, east)  female.png
HORNSBY GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, north)  female.png
FORT STREET HIGH SCHOOL (government, inner west) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png

MORIAH COLLEGE  (private, east, Jewish)  female.pngmale.png jewish.png
NORTHERN BEACHES SECONDARY COLLEGE, MANLY CAMPUS (government, north shore) female.pngmale.png




MELBOURNE'S TOP VCE (YEAR 12) SCHOOLS:


MacROBERTSON GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL (Melbourne, government, inner south)
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HUNTINGTOWER SCHOOL (Mt Waverley, Christian) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
LORETO MANDEVILLE HALL (Toorak, Independent Catholic) female.png christian-catholic.png
MELBOURNE HIGH SCHOOL (government, inner south, boys)  male.png 
BIALIK COLLEGE (private, east, Jewish)  female.pngmale.pngjewish.png
YESHIVAH COLLEGE (St Kilda, Jewish) female.pngmale.pngjewish.png

JOHN MONASH SCIENCE SCHOOL (Clayton, government) female.pngmale.png
MOUNT SCOPUS MEMORIAL COLLEGE (private, south-east, Jewish)
female.pngmale.png jewish.png
CAMBERWELL GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Camberwell, private) male.png christian-catholic.png
KOROWA ANGLICAN GIRLS' SCHOOL (Korowa, private) female.png christian-catholic.png



ADELAIDE'S TOP YEAR 12 SCHOOLS


WILDERNESS SCHOOL (Medindie, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
WALFORD ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Hyde Park, private) female.png christian-catholic.png

ST PETER'S COLLEGE (St Peters, private) male.png christian-catholic.png
PEMBROKE SCHOOL (Kensington, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
GLENUNGA INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Glenunga, government) female.pngmale.png 
SEYMOUR COLLEGE (Glen Osmond, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
PRINCE ALFRED COLLEGE (Kent Town, private) male.png christian-catholic.png
ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE (Athelstone, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
PULTENEY GRAMMAR (Adelaide, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
ST PETER'S COLLEGIATE GIRLS' SCHOOL (Stonyfell, private) female.png christian-catholic.png

MARRYATVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Marryatville, government) female.pngmale.png 



PERTH'S TOP YEAR 12 SCHOOLS

ST MARY'S ANGLICAN GIRLS' SCHOO  (Karrinyup, private)  female.png christian-catholic.png
ST HILDA'S ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Mosman Park, private)  female.png christian-catholic.png
CHRIST CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Claremont, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
PRESBYTERIAN LADIES' COLLEGE (Peppermint Grove, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
CARMEL SCHOOL (Dianella, private) female.pngmale.png jewish.png
METHODIST LADIES' COLLEGE (West Perth, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
PENRHOS COLLEGE (Como, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
PERTH COLLEGE (Mt Lawley, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
ALL SAINTS COLLEGE (Bull Creek, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
HALE SCHOOL (Wembley Downs, private) male.png christian-catholic.png