Love Where You Live – Bicton

Bicton has every reason to be so popular. There’s no doubt Point Walter is a major drawcard, being a top choice on the ‘things to do’ list on TripAdvisor. Extending out into the Swan River, the sand spit at Point Walter is one of the area’s most famous features. With a large portion of A-class reserves and other hotspots such as Bicton Baths and Blackwall Reach, there is no wonder this affluent riverside suburb is an attractive spot for visitors and a desirable location for homebuyers. Bicton also features several riverside areas great for the family and plenty of parks and reserves. The parks include Blackwall Reach Reserve, Bicton Quarantine Park, Rob Campbell Park, Geo Lithgow Reserve, Harry Grosse Reserve and John Dickenson Reserve. 

With sweeping views across the Swan River to Mosman Park, right around Mosman Bay to Peppermint Grove and Dalkeith, Bicton is one of the hilliest suburbs along the coast, which provides for some fantastic views, with multimillion dollar mansions aligning the Swan River’s banks. Close to the river and Point Walter is where you’ll find some impressive homes and architecture, however there is still a range of housing throughout the suburb with many character homes still around and some medium density housing closer to Canning Highway. 

Bicton was named by settler John Duffield in 1841 after a village in Devon, UK, where Duffield had an estate and where he founded the first commercially-operated vineyard in 1845. Bicton boasts huge cultural significance in terms of Aboriginal heritage. Blackwall Reach includes a conservation reserve containing a fresh water supply and an important camping and ceremonial ground. Another significant area is Point Walter, known as “place of white sand”, or in the local language, “Dyoondalup”.

The Bicton foreshore attracts families far and wide with its large grassy areas, jetty and riverside walking and cycling paths. The pristine environment provides the perfect opportunity for a range of outdoor recreation, whether you’re a swimmer, fisher, or a fan of long walks on a sunny day. Got a killer swing? Point Walter provides a beautiful setting for its nine-hole golf course, and for the keen tennis player, there are tennis courts nearby for all to enjoy. For the water-lovers, Bicton Baths is where you’ll find The Melville Polo Club and Bicton Swimming Club.

Bicton is cushioned by Petra Street, parts of Stock Road and Canning Highway, providing convenient access to both Fremantle and Perth CBD. The CBD is just 10km away, but for those that love the Fremantle lifestyle, it’s only a five to ten minute drive away. Bicton is kitted out with some major stores and services, including ample medical services, supermarkets, a post office, gift and clothing shops. It also has an array of eateries for every palate from Italian to sushi, plus a generous selection of cafes. For a larger variety of shops, Westfield Booragoon is only a ten minute drive down the road. 

For those looking to entertain their brood, if you need a change from Bicton Baths or Point Walter, there are playgroups nearby suitable for babies up to six year olds. Swimming lessons for the bubs or kids are available at the purpose-built swim school located conveniently at Hawaiian’s Melville Shopping Centre. Bicton educational institutions include Bicton Primary School and Maker Kids Club that promises to ‘help your young people become “kidpreneurs”. Depending on where you are, Bicton is within the Melville Senior High School or John Curtin College of The Arts intake areas. 

Local schools:

  • Bicton Primary School
  • John Curtin College of the Arts
  • Melville Senior High school 

For more information on the local schools’ intake boundaries, you can refer to the Department of Education Schools Online site where you can search for a school or an address. 

If you would like MGP Property to provide you with the latest Property Market Report for Bicton, contact James on 0447 120 125 or via email at james@mgpproperty.com.au

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