Find out which Perth suburbs are the shortlisted favourites when it comes to home building in Perth.


Congratulations you have taken one of the first steps to building your first home… where to build?

If you are a first time home builder looking for the best house and land packages that give you the best value for your money, be assured to know there are plenty of thriving Perth suburbs to choose from.

To help narrow down your choice, the Step One sales team shares with us their top-rated suburbs for you to choose from.


First home builders best value for money suburbs (cheapest deals)

When building your first home every dollar counts, so it pays to shop around to find which suburbs will give you the best value for money. Our top picks for best value suburbs go to:

Golden Bay

Attainable oceanside living, anyone? A breezy package for 4 x 2 home + theatre starting from $291k for FHB.

Golden Bay is located in the City of Rockingham, 15 minutes north of Mandurah City Centre with easy access to the freeway and rail services to Perth.

The estate is a stroll from the water with popular local cafes, shops and entertainment close by and there’s also a number of schools like Golden Bay Primary School, Comet Bay College, Challenger Institute of Technology and Murdoch University nearby.

Vale Estate, Aveley

For those seeking natural beauty with wineries nearby. A package for 4 x 2 home + theatre from $305,000 for FHB.

Aveley’s Vale Estate is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Swan Valley wine region, only 35 minutes’ northeast of Perth city. It's a semi-rural suburb that still has all the connections it needs – offering lakes, parks and tree-lined streets that meet with trendy cafes and shops. Or, just drive further into Swan Valley for a variety of wineries and breweries for something different.

With an IGA Supermarket and Woolworths, two primary schools and childcare, lakes and a waterfront amphitheatre, dog park and a proposed adventure playground – Vale Estate is proving to be a popular family-forward suburb winner.


Largest blocks for first home builder

Size does matter when it comes to blocks and your first home. However, finding a large block within a first home builder’s budget can be tricky. Fortunately, there is one estate that is providing just this.


Need the space? For a suburb that gives you the most land value, Whitby shows off the largest block sizes with 450m2 for $183,000.

Whitby is growing to be the largest community in Perth’s southwest corridor, located only 45 minutes from the Perth CBD next to the historic town of Mundijong, with Jarrahdale to the south and Armadale and Byford closeby. In this natural bush setting, you’ll still find a range of established shops, schools, restaurants and close connection to nearby amenities and transport links, with Kwinana Freeway 20 minutes away.

Still want the ocean? You can have it – it’s only a 25 minute drive to Rockingham Beach!

Best Perth first home buyer suburb for amenities (FWY, public transport, schools etc)

As the urban sprawl continues first home builders are having to move further away from Perth metro area, however this doesn’t mean that you will be left out in dullsville.


Live in semi-rural paradise! Baldivis was Perth’s fastest growing suburb in 2016 and has easy access to the Kwinana Freeway, public transport and a local shopping centre.

Located south of the Perth CBD and 11km southeast of Rockingham is Baldivis, a beautifully landscaped suburb featuring plenty of kid-friendly parks while being minutes from the beaches of Warnbro and Rockingham.

Baldivis’ surging popularity means there are plenty of housing estates in Baldivis to choose from, including Tuart Ridge, Settlers Hills, The Rivergums, Baldivis Central, The Chimes, Evermore Heights, The Chase, Highbury Park, Heritage Park, The Dales, Avalon and Parkland Heights to name most. Along with so many estates, there’s also a great number of schools found in the area and plenty of facilities for residents to enjoy, like the Tramway reserve, the recreation centre and sporting grounds and even a bike pump park.

The suburbs that will provide you with the best return on investment as a first home builder

Building a home is a long-term asset that you would want to get a great return on. The good news is when it comes to the best return on investment, property price is increasing.


Over the last 12 months one the best performing suburbs was Beeliar, with an increase of 3.6% and medium sale price of $554k.

Beeliar Gardens estate is an exclusive and brand new development that is conveniently surrounded by schools, shopping centres, beaches, Beeliar’s own medical centre and more. Being close to Phoenix and Cockburn Gateway shopping complexes, sporting facilities and development of major roadways has boosted development in the suburb.

Last year, the median sales price for houses in Beeliar was $530k based on 97 home sales. Compared to the same period five years ago, the median house sales price for houses increased 23.3% which equates to a compound annual growth rate of 4.3%.

Treeby (Jandakot) 

The new neighbour of Beeliar is Calleya Estate in Treeby, which has seen a stable 12 months performance and a medium sale price of $690k.

Calleya is an environmentally conscious ‘Green star accredited’ estate with plenty of green public spaces, located just 23km from Perth’s inner city. The area has shops, schools and the train station just minutes away - and for something totally different, they have a Trampoline Park for the kids to bounce away on.

Packages start from $400k providing an exceptional ROI opportunity, and well within reach of first homebuyers. Just like with its neighbour Beeliar, the growth in Treeby has been boosted by the development of major roadways, Cockburn Gateways shopping centre and sporting facilities.

When it comes to building a home, location is arguably the most important factor to consider. Choosing what Perth suburb to live in can be a challenging task, so to give yourself more clarity, write down a checklist of lifestyle factors that are most important. That way, you can make sure you stay on track through the decision process while ensuring everyone’s needs are met!


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