Located just 14km outside of Perth is the sunny suburb of Scarborough. Home to the popular Scarborough Beach, this area is perfect for the young and fun at heart who want all the trappings of beachside living with urban conveniences on their doorstep. Scarborough was named after a coastal town in North Yorkshire, England and is dotted with modern apartments, family homes and airy mansions.
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Scarborough is located within the City of Stirling. Of its 15,450 residents, the average age is 20-39 and 65% of the population are singles, giving the area a youthful and exciting feel. It’s also a popular area for the young at heart, with many retirees opting to settle down in this relaxed, beachy oasis. 63% of residents work full time and nearly a third are professionals, with the CBD being within easy reach. It’s no surprise that Cafes and Restaurants are one of the top industries of employment in Scarborough, with the area being home to a number of popular eateries.
Scarborough is serviced by the 990, 421 and 410 bus routes operated by Transperth. Glendalough and Stirling train stations are nearby but do require bus connections to get into the town centre. Perth CBD is a 20-minute drive away along the Mitchell Freeway.
The weekly shopping essentials are covered with a Coles, Woolworths and Day and Nite Minimart all located within Scarborough right near the beach. Along Scarborough Beach Road, you can find a post office, medical centre, pharmacist and barber.
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The closest major shopping centre to Scarborough is Karrinyup Shopping Centre, which is an easy 10-minute drive away. Here you can find the weekly shopping staples as well as Myer and David Jones, Mecca, H&M and smaller fashion boutiques
The School Run
There are two primary schools within Scarborough: Scarborough Primary School and St John’s School, which are government and private respectively. While there are no secondary schools in the area, residents have access to Newman College in Churchlands, St Mary’s Anglican Girl’s School in Karrinyup and Hale Boy’s School in Wembley Downs.
Scarborough is a 20-minute drive from The University of WA and Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup Campus, and just over 20km away from Curtin University and The University of Notre Dame.
What’s going on?
Scarborough Beach is renowned for its white sand and impressive waves, making it a popular destination for surfers as well as those simply looking to soak up some sun.
The Scarborough Sunset Markets are held every Thursday and are home to some of the best food, music and arts along Perth’s coastline. Soak up the positive vibes in the Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre with weekly Salsa Dancing, or partake in the unique evening ritual that is the Scarborough Sunset Applause, where locals gather on the beach at dusk every night to pause and appreciate life.
Scarborough is a relaxed yet energetic town that comprises everything great about Australian beachside living. Whether you’re young and old, starting up or settling down, this town has something for everyone.
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