Love Where You Live – Mount Pleasant

Named after a castle-like house built by James Herbert Simpson way back in 1911, Mount Pleasant is home to some of Perth’s top architecturally-designed homes and is one of our favourite riverside suburbs in Perth. 

Bounded by the Canning Highway to the north and the Canning River to the east, the main drawcard of Mount Pleasant is no doubt the superb views of the Canning River abutting The Esplanade, but the convenience factor is not to be overlooked. With easy access to Canning Highway, the Freeway, Leach Highway and its close proximity to the Canning Bridge Train Station, it’s a suburb of choice by many people looking to move into the area.

Along the midpoint of Mount Pleasant’s banks to the Canning River, Deep Water Point projects like a beacon and is a favourite destination. In warmer weather, Deep Water Point is filled from sun up to sun down with rowers, water skiers, kayakers, jet skis and the odd fishing boat. Pretty much any water sport you can think of is done here, with excellent boat ramp facilities on offer. Families will enjoy picnics and barbeques on the foreshore at Deep Water Point, and the kids can enjoy a swim in the shallows. 

Along the edge of the river is an excellent walking and cycling circuit that is always busy with kids, fitness junkies, cyclists and dog walkers, many of whom enjoy the Bridge to Bridge trail that crosses both the Canning and Mount Henry bridges. There’s also a great outdoor gym at Mount Henry Bridge Reserve. 

To refuel after a workout, Mount Pleasant is home to several excellent food spots near the Canning Bridge precinct, made even better by the fact that you can easily walk or ride a bike to them. 

Local Schools:

  • Mount Pleasant Primary School
  • Brentwood Primary School
  • Applecross 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 Mount Pleasant, contact James on 0447 120 125 or via email at

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums


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