The tall Rendezvous Hotel can be seen for miles along Western Australia’s Sunset Coast, marking the position of Scarborough on the edge of the Indian Ocean. The Hotel was originally built for the 1987 America’s Cup challenge, and is still the only high-rise hotel allowed on the foreshore.
Scarborough beach is a popular and vibrant destination. The bike path along the Coast is often swarming with activity- cyclists, joggers and walkers on their way to a morning coffee fix.
The City of Stirling regularly puts on events at the outdoor amphitheatre, including concerts by well-known artists and the annual Summerset Festival. The beach also hosts the Polka Dot vintage markets, outdoor family movies and the Perth leg of the national beach volleyball series.
Plans are currently underway to upgrade and revitalise the foreshore area, restoring its iconic status that some believe has faded over recent years.
There is much to love about living in Scarborough- easy access to local shopping centres and sports grounds, several good primary schools, an active library and community centre and a bustling restaurant and café strip.
Scarborough At A Glance
- Postcode: 6019
- Distance to the CBD: 13km
- Distance to the beach: Coastal Suburb
- Distance to Perth Airport: 21.9km
- Median house price sales: $756,509
- Median weekly house price rentals 3 bed 2 bath: $580
- LGA: Town of Stirling
- Transport: Tranperth: Bus services
- Surrounding Suburbs: Trigg, Karrinyup, Doubleview, Wembley Downs, City Beach.
- Median age of residents (2011 census) 34
- Median weekly household income (2011 census): $1562
- Best Coffee: Hardware Store Cafe, Scarborough