Love Where You Live – Brentwood

At only one square kilometre in size, Brentwood might be small, but it holds a great vision. The suburb certainly has a community feel. The community possesses a team of dedicated volunteers who are working towards creating a ‘vibrant and friendly community where people know your name’ and there is a string of local business owners covering all your basics wants and needs at the local shopping centre. For your bigger shops, major shopping centre Westfield Booragoon is just a few minutes’ drive away. 

Despite Brentwood covering such a small area, the suburb still provides a range of housing albeit without any of the higher density apartment buildings found in its neighbouring suburbs. Older family homes make up the bulk of housing but there are plenty of more modern homes throughout the suburb. It’s really the location that is the drawcard though.  

Brentwood provides a centralised base, with very easy access to the freeway via Crawford Avenue or Leach Highway, and Bull Creek train station is within walking distance. For those looking to travel afield, Perth CBD is still very accessible at only 10km away and Leach Highway gives a direct route to Fremantle.

Brentwood was named after a town of the same name in Essex, England by John Bateman, an early settler to the area. The Bateman family were the owners of the Bateman homestead ‘Grasmere’, built in 1886 and originally a holiday home which became the permanent residence of farmer William Augustus Bateman in 1910. William holds the distinction of being a family with the longest continuous association with the Melville District.

Brentwood doesn’t present so much of the hustle and bustle of other suburbs in the area and finds peace through its range of open outdoor areas. The suburb contains bush and wetland areas at Bateman Park, and foreshore reserves at both Bateman Park and Thomas Middleton Park. Other reserves include Ces Deceau and Rick Vosper. Rick Vosper is said to be one of the most used parks in the City of Melville per square metre. 

Brentwood is an active community, with the residents coming together at Blue Gum Community Centre. It provides events and activities for people of all ages, from playgroup to Tai Chi. Brentwood is also home to sporting and recreational clubs including Blue Gum Park Tennis Club, 1st Bateman Winthrop Scout Group, Squashworld Brentwood and Perth Ballroom Dancing.

The little ones don’t need to travel far either since they have a few childcare options located within Brentwood and of course, Brentwood Primary school. There’s even the choice of two prominent high schools, being Applecross or Rossmoyne Senior High School.

Local schools:

  • Brentwood Primary School
  • Applecross Senior High School
  • Rossmoyne 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 Brentwood, contact James on 0447 120 125 or via email at james@mgpproperty.com.au

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