The article was written by Breanna Taylor and was originally published on ibuildnew.com.au. It has been republished here with permission.
Mullaloo is a town located on the white sand coastline of Western Australia. Situated in the city of Joondalup, Mullaloo donned its name from the famous Aboriginal term meaning “city of the rat kangaroo”. The town is known for the beautiful community oasis stretching amongst the ocean, making it an ideal spot for families, retirees and those who love to live the quiet life right on the water. Here is our comprehensive guide to the area!
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According to the 2016 census, there were a recorded 6,000 residents living in Mullaloo, with a median age falling over the national average at 40 years. An older population is well represented here, making up 14% of the overall township. Being a great coastal town driven by the community, the area is engaging to families, with this demographic making up 56% overall.
Mullaloo sits on the Western Australian coastline, roughly 26km from the Central Business District. For residents looking to travel into the state’s capital, an approximate 40-minute drive is required when taking the Mitchell Fwy southbound. Alternative routes can be taken into Perth and it’s major airport including the state route 71 and the Reid Hwy. The closest train station to Mullaloo is the Whitford Railway Station which is serviced by the Joondalup line and can be accessed by travel on the 461 bus which runs frequently between the suburbs. Travel into Perth by train will take residents about 20 minutes.
Within the town, there are two primary schools including the Mullaloo Heights primary school and Mullaloo beach primary, which enrol students years prep-6. The Ocean Reef high school is a short 5-minute drive away alongside the kindergarten. For those looking for religious institutions, the Whitford Catholic Primary is easily accessible with a 3-minute drive.
The Mullaloo Plaza shopping mall is the perfect retail hub where residents can find all their everyday essentials. Anchored by an IGA, the plaza also provides a hairdresser, a chiropractor, takeaway eateries and a cafe. A Westfield complex located in the neighbouring suburb of Whitford is a convenient location for residents to visit retail heaven, with a wide selection of clothing stores as well as speciality retailers, banks, beauty spas and professional services. For the foodies, the shopping centre offers a huge selection of both takeaway eateries and fine dining restaurants, perfect for afternoon lunch on the go or a special weekend meal.
Being a coastal oasis, Mullaloo is the perfect destination for those who love all things sand, surf and sun. Enjoy a day relaxing on the beach with family, or a stroll, run or bike ride on the beach paths that connect Mullaloo to neighbouring beaches along the coast. The children will love the vast range of playgrounds on offer, and the shady trees and parklands create the perfect location for a sit-down picnic. The sunset markets in Scarborough will make the perfect weekend activity, or catch the Rottnest fast ferry at the dock just 10 minutes away and enjoy the company of Quokkas on Perth’s most beautiful island.
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