5 best things about moving to Fremantle
Have you dreamed of living close to the beach? Or are you looking for a place where a range of amazing cafés and bars are within walking distance? Or maybe you are looking to move somewhere that has a lot of family-friendly activities to do with the kids… well, you can stop looking because Fremantle sounds like the perfect suburb for you!
One of the first things you need to decide if you are thinking about moving to Fremantle is where you’d like to live. There is a HUGE variety of housing options between different parts of Fremantle, from apartments to townhouses, to heritage-style workers cottages. The price differences between the different parts of Fremantle is incredibly varied, and all quite high compared to the average median house price in Perth, but you know, moving to a city named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top 10 cities to visit is not for everyone!
Here are our 5 favourite things about living in Fremantle.
Food, glorious food
One of the best-known areas of Fremantle is the thriving cappuccino strip in the town centre, boasting an abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars. Another popular choice for families is Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour which offers heaps of fish and chips restaurants, right next to the stunning bathers Bay Beach, perfect for a Sunday afternoon lunch!
George Street in East Fremantle is another foodie hub in Fremantle and has a wide offering of cafes, bars and restaurants, and North Fremantle also offers a wide range of dining options.
Of course, these foodie meccas are all quite well-known, so you will need to deal with busy crowds on weekends and tourist during summer and school holidays. But if you can deal with that, then the only thing you might need to worry about is where to eat first!
I love the nightlife
Fremantle is very popular as an entertainment precinct, with a huge range of bars, nightclubs and live music options to choose from. If you are someone that loves being close to where the action is, then living close to Central Fremantle would be perfect for you… think about all the money you would save on Ubers if you could just walk home after a night out!
Of course, if you have a young family, then you may want to stay out of the central areas and move into the outer Fremantle areas like East Fremantle, North Fremantle or South Fremantle.
Back to school
If you have kids, then education options are something you always need to consider when looking to move to a new suburb. The greater area of Fremantle has a huge range of public, private and specialty schools to choose from as well as a TAFE campus and The University of Notre Dame for those with older children.
I like to move it, move it
If you like to get active then you’ll love living in Fremantle, there are heaps of foot and cycle paths that you can use to explore the suburbs, or enjoy walking along the river or beach on the weekends.
There are also a huge range of sporting clubs and facilities on offer, from swimming lessons, sailing, football, netball, dancing, soccer, tennis, lawn bowls, athletics… there is something for everyone! Plus, if you have a skater boy or scooter girl in your family, then the Fremantle skate park is where you need to be! This world-class skate park and parkour park is a great spot for your kids to work on their kick-flips and jumps while you relax on the grass with a coffee.
Getting back to nature
One of the best parts about living in Fremantle HAS to be living close to the beautiful beaches and the stunning Swan River! And if that wasn’t enough, Fremantle has over 70 parks and reserves including native bushland, beach parks and sporting reserves. Some of our favourites are Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle Park, Horrie Long Reserve, Booyeembara Park and Wilson Park.
Make your move… with a little help
So whether you are moving to Freo, or one of these other great Perth suburbs, why not save yourself the hassle and leave the hard work to the experts? The Moving Man has over 30 years of experience in helping families move into their dream home in Fremantle. They can help with everything, and can even help you pack!
Get in touch with Gordon Crawford and his friendly team today!
Gordon Crawford is the figure behind The Moving Man, a family operated removalist located in Perth with more than 30 years of experience in moving people’s homes from Perth city to anywhere in WA, including to rural towns in the South West.