You might not put the words ‘walkable’ and ‘affordable’ in the same category, but a host of Perth suburbs do meet that criteria. has named Perth’s top 10 suburbs for renters on the lookout for a home that meets both needs.

Northbridge, Perth. Photo courtesy of static.panorami has made finding a rental property in a walkable suburb simple, partnering with Walk Score®. Users can click on a property listing to find the Walk Score® rating and the approximate time required to travel to a destination of their choice. has considered Walk Score data®, suburb median rents in the January to March quarter and rental affordability data in Perth to determine the top 10 most walkable and affordable suburbs.

Perth’s top 10 most walkable AND affordable suburbs 

Rank Postcode Suburb Walk Score Median rent Affordability
1 6006 North Perth 79 $440 $180
2 6009 Nedlands 79 $435 $187
3 6014 Jolimont 75 $417 $190
4 6007 Leederville 83 $435 $192
5 6003 Highgate 87 $382 $210
6 6007 West Leederville 81 $435 $210
7 6005 West Perth 87 $399 $215
8 6009 Crawley 84 $422 $221
9 6003 Northbridge 95 $440 $225
10 6004 East Perth 87 $420 $230

Walkability does, occasionally, come at a price – of the top 10 suburbs listed, only two come in under $400/week. For renters looking for shared accommodation, however, the options start to open. Affordable suburbs for shared living include North Perth ($180), Nedlands ($187), Jolimont ($190) and Leederville ($192), all squeezing in under $200/week. Balancing walkability and median rent, Highgate ($382) and West Perth ($399) lead the way.


Walkable and affordable – North Perth and Nedlands

Inner-city North Perth is the clear affordability leader among Perth’s most walkable suburbs. Just five kilometres from Perth, North Perth is deemed ‘Very Walkable’ by Walk Score standards. The suburb is diverse and packed with entertainment venues, retail hot spots and restaurants.

North Perth properties will set renters back around $440/week, but for singles and couples, the suburb is ideal for sharing, with the median price per room around $180/week. If North Perth isn’t for you, why not try out nearby neighbourhoods like Menora, Leederville, Coolbinia, Northbridge, Mount Hawthorn, West Perth and Highgate?

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North Perth

Nearby, inner-western suburb Nedlands may pack a punch on median rents (around $435/week) with wealthy homes in the southern sector, but also many low-cost dwellings for students at the neighbouring University of Western Australia. Students and singles/couples can find shared accommodation options for around $187/week in Nedlands. Like North Perth, Nedlands is also very walkable and in line with Northbridge, Perth and Highgate for pedestrian friendliness.

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Northbridge – A walker’s paradise

For renters on the lookout for affordable walker’s paradise properties, Northbridge is the best bet. Less than a kilometre from Perth’s city centre, Northbridge is brimming with energy and a blend of restaurants, entertainment options and boutique shops. Boosting its walkability score, the suburb is right next to facilities like the Perth Station, State Library and Perth CBD, and regularly hosts Fringe World and Perth International Arts Festival.

You can find affordable rooms in Northbridge for around $230/week.

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On the lookout for your next rental? Why not try these 10 suburbs? 

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North Perth North Perth
Nedlands Nedlands
Jolimont Jolimont
Leederville Leederville
Highgate Highgate
West Leederville West Leederville
West Perth West Perth
Crawley Crawley
Northbridge Northbridge
East Perth East Perth

Live in any of the top 10 suburbs? What do you love about where you live?