Named after a fisherman who built the first house in the area in 1908, Watermans Bay is just 18kms north of Perth CBD. Public Transport access to the area is accessible via buses and trains between Warwick and Stirling stations.
Watermans Bay is dubbed as Perth’s smallest coastal suburb, with a population of just 1,200. With a small locale, demand is high for properties in this area. The median price for houses goes over the million dollar mark at $1,027, 500 and for rentals it is an average of $600 per week.
A large portion of Waterman is occupied by the Star Swamp Reserve, an A class reserve consisting of 96 hectares of largely untouched bush. The reserve contains a diverse range of indigenous flora and fauna and provides the local and wider community with a unique recreational area. Waterman also boasts a number of small parks and recreation areas such as Watermans Beach and Laurie Strutt Reserve which homes the Water Tower Museum.
Whilst there are no schools in the area itself, there are schools situated closely in surrounding suburbs with Marmion Primary school situated just beyond its northern boundary. Our Lady of Grace School in North Beach, Sacred Heart College in Sorrento, St Mary’s Anglican Girl’s School in Karrinyup and St Stephens School in Duncraig are close to Watermans Bay.
Residents have access to nearby shops in Marmion, North Beach and Duncraig and major shopping mall, Karrinyup Shopping Centre.