Love Where You Live – Myaree

The land of Myaree, an aboriginal word meaning ‘Foliage’, was originally an area consisting of poultry farms and industrial services. The Melville Road Board acquired the land in the 1950’s and began work on constructing urban residence alongside an industrial district. The street names of Myaree commemorate local men who served and died during the First World War, plus early settlers who played a major role in the development of the region.

Myaree is a bustling hub of commercial activity, favoured by residents due to its central location and easy access. Crossing through the suburb are major roads Marmion Street and North Lake Road, with a huge number of major outlets strung along the Leach Highway. Popular shopping centre Westfield Booragoon is also only a few minutes’ drive away. Myaree is quite a small suburb, tightly bordered by Melville, Alfred Cove, Booragoon and Leach Highway. Much of the suburb is taken up with shopping, dining and other commercial uses so there’s not a huge number of homes. The housing is quite similar to its neighbouring suburbs with a mix of low-density housing with modern and character themes throughout. 

For those avoiding the kitchen, you’re really spoilt for choice in the variety of food options in Myaree, with a number of restaurants, takeaways and cafes. And for the hop connoisseur, Myaree is home to a local boutique brewery, attracting punters far and wide looking to taste their selection of locally crafted beer.

Need to escape the hustle and bustle? Marmion Reserve provides a breath of fresh air, featuring a lake, wetland and surrounding walking paths. The open green space brings local families together for picnics and playtime, and the convenience of public toilets near the playground make this a top spot for kids’ birthday parties. Myaree is also the home of many budding footballers, with the Melville Junior Football Club based at the reserve.

Other parks include Pitman Park, named after Ella and George Pitman who were bakers in Petra Street in East Fremantle and poultry farmers in the North Lake Road area. There’s also Harry Clemens Reserve, Herb Napthally Reserve, Marmion Reserve, Evershed Park, Edgar Saul Reserve and Prosser Park. 

Children are well catered to with the many family day care and child care options, and Mel Maria Catholic Primary School is right in the centre of Myaree. Depending on where you might be in Myaree, the local intakes are Melville Primary School or Booragoon Primary School, and for the older kids, Melville Senior High School or Applecross Senior High School.

Local schools:

  • Mel Maria Catholic Primary School
  • Melville Primary School
  • Booragoon Primary School
  • Melville Senior High 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 Myaree, contact James on 0447 120 125 or via email at

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