Perth is the capital of Western Australia and offers a vibrant place to work and live. Perth’s charms are world famous and an intensive rejuvenation program is helping transform the city into an even more connected, modern and lively city offering a superior lifestyle to people of all ages.
Perth’s Mediterranean climate offers mild winters, try an average of 14c in the depths of ‘Winter’, and hot dry summers, with blue skies for most of the year. The Perth and Peel metropolitan region stretches 150 kilometres along the Sunset Coast from Two Rocks in the north to Bouvard. This provides residents a unique choice of lifestyles from inner-city to semi-rural living, never too far from a pristine beach.
New infrastructure, such as Elizabeth Quay and Yagan Square, are connecting Perth’s playground the Swan River to the inner city entertainment and cultural centres and providing whole new ways to experience the city.
As one of the biggest cities in Australia, Perth is a key stop on most major touring artists’ itineraries and venues like Perth Arena and the glistening new Perth Stadium, provide some of the best facilities in Australia, offering international sport, live music, premier dining and entertainment.
One of the biggest differences between Perth and other major Australian cities, is the feeling that the city is so close to nature. Kings Park for example, is the biggest inner city park in the world, and located just a few minutes from the central business district. With its magnificent views over the Perth skyline and the Swan River, there is no other Australian city where you can go bushwalking in your lunch break.
Outside the city centre, Perth offers relaxed and well connected suburbs which are popular with young families seeking their own modern home, often with a pool and in close proximity to Perth’s beaches. They are also among the the most affordable in Australia, better priced than Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Commercial centres such as Joondalup in the North, Fremantle and Mandurah in the south and Midland in the east are growing hubs of activity outside of the central business district offering fantastic education, entertainment, dining, work and lifestyle choices.
Cottesloe Beach is one of the city's most popular spots for swimming, surfing and catching an ocean sunset over a cold drink. At Rockingham beach you can swim with dolphins and a 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle harbour will take you to the car free natural paradise of Rottnest Island for snorkelling and exploring.
There really is no better place to live than Perth.
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