July 21, 2015 at 12:07 am

Planning to Move to Canning Vale? Know the Pros and Cons

Canning Vale ranked as the 147th best suburb in Perth. That is not bad when you consider that there are 352 suburbs. It is not exactly a glowing recommendation, but if you are thinking of moving to the area, a closer inspection may help you decide.

You may want to be ready with a skip bin hire if you plan to do any construction, though. Local authorities want to keep the place clean.


Canning Vale is about 25,000 square kilometres in size. It has around 30,000 people and the majority speak only English. However, there is a good mix of cultures in the area and most are highly educated. Most housing units are single detached; if you plan to rent, you will pay about $410 a week. If you plan to buy, expect to pay about $500,000 for a 3-bedroom home.

Best Suburb in PerthPros

Canning Vale is a good place for families, single professionals and retirees. Residents consider it safe and secure for children. There are many nice parks and recreational areas where parking is not a problem.

Canning Vale is also home to many good restaurants. Schools, recreational areas, restaurants and airports are within walking distance from any point in Canning Vale.


Residents claim that housing in the area is overpriced. Prices are higher than the median rental and purchase price in Perth overall.

There are plans to sell off the recycling plant in Canning Vale. Because of this, skip bin hire company Kwik Skips says citizens should deal with domestic and commercial waste properly to keep the place clean.

The proximity of the Jandakot Airport means residents regularly hear the noise of passing planes, but with new flight paths, this should not be a problem for long. There are also poor public transportation services in the area, which is inconvenient for people who do not own or want to bring a car to work.

Some residents complain about heavy traffic in the early hours of the morning and evening.

No place is perfect and Canning Vale is no exception. Overall, however, Canning Vale is a good place for a family with kids, professionals, students and retirees.