The in-demand Perth suburb of Maylands has topped the list of most affordable suburbs in a 10-kilometre radius from the CBD.

New data released by Rent.com.au, ranking the cheapest median house prices in February 2017, based on distance from the city centre.­­­

Maylands’ Peninsula Tavern is situated nearly opposite the Maylands station and within close proximity of Perth.

Maylands came in cheapest and with a median rent at $275/pw, is one of 15 suburbs within 10 kilometres of the CBD where house hunters could secure a property for, or below the city’s overall median price of $360/pw.

The suburb offers city proximity, and a mix of housing styles: Everything from apartments and townhouses to modern mansions. These days, the focus is on the suburb’s riverside park areas and the opportunities to enjoy them.

There’s something for everyone in Maylands. Bike and walking tracks around the waterfront, the Maylands Yacht Club for sea-lovers and Maylands Aquatic Centre en route through town. You can practice your putting skills at the Maylands Peninsula Golf Course, or drop by the Peninsula Tavern for a cold drink after work.

For those with little ones in tow, Maylands Peninsula Primary School is in the suburb’s northeast and Maylands Train Station just northwest. It is, without a doubt, a great spot to enjoy the independent lifestyle and city proximity it has to offer.

Suburbs within 10km of the CBD with a median rent below $360/pw
Rank Suburb Median rent From CBD
1 Maylands $275/pw 6km
2 Wembley $280/pw 7km
3 Kewdale $300/pw 8km
4 Osborne Park $315/pw 8km
5 Nollamara $320/pw 10km
6 Bentley $325/pw 8km
7 Mount Lawley $330/pw 8km
8 St James $330/pw 7km
9 Cloverdale $330/pw 10km
10 South Perth $330/pw 4km
11 Tuart Hill $340/pw 8km
12 Joondanna $345/pw 6km
13 Rivervale $350/pw 5km
14 Victoria Park $360/pw 5km
15 Morley $360/pw 9km

The suburbs of Wembley ($280), Kewdale ($300), Osborne Park ($315), Nollamara ($320), Bentley ($325), Mount Lawley ($330), St James ($330), Cloverdale($330) and South Perth ($330) round out the top 10.

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This 2-bedroom Maylands home is available now, unfurnished.
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It’s not just proximity to Perth’s CBD that’s important here. What’s also important is the liveability of your new community.

For example, can you walk to your nearest shopping centre, or the local pub? Can you leave your car at home and rely on public transport? There are several areas further from the city yet are highly walkable – this is why we show Walk Score on every property listed on our website.

A well-presented 2-bedroom apartment in Wembley, WA for $275/pw.
A well-presented 2-bedroom apartment in Wembley, WA for $275/pw.

Perth renters should look to suburbs like Maylands, Wembley and Kewdale , after they topped Rent.com.aus list of the most affordable suburbs to rent in for the month of February 2017. The latest data shows that there were numerous suburbs within the metropolitan area where you could rent a house or apartment for less than the city’s overall median price of $360/pw.

Just metres from Peet Park in Kewdale, WA - This 3-bedroom property is NBN ready and Very Walkable.
Just metres from Peet Park in Kewdale, WA – This 3-bedroom property is NBN ready and Very Walkable.

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