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      So many rentals in Clarkson?

      Hi all
      im looking at renting NOR around joondalup and I'm noticing that there's heaps of rentals in Clarkson/merriwa suburbs. Any reason for this? A lot are the rents are in the low $300 mark.

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      Because it had a recent building and population boom, and now that Mining/O&G is over (for the time being), those people have left.

      Meaning a lot of empty houses. The further from the city you are, the more empty houses there are. And Clarkson & Merriwa are a long way from the city.

      Not many local jobs up there either. 25% unemplyment according to the TV the other night.

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      Ah I see. I thought I was missing something, like the neighborhood wasn't good hence all the rentals coming up. What's Clarkson like these days?
      i remember about 10 years ago it wasn't so great.

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      Quote Originally Posted by alycat View Post
      What's Clarkson like these days?
      Too far from the city for me to be able to tell you.

      It still has the 'little Brittan' tag.


      Hopefully a 'local' will be able to chip in.

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      Quote Originally Posted by alycat View Post
      Ah I see. I thought I was missing something, like the neighborhood wasn't good hence all the rentals coming up. What's Clarkson like these days?
      i remember about 10 years ago it wasn't so great.
      Still isnt great, too many homes west, I rented there for 6 months while I built a house, good commuting links though and everything you need is either available in Clarkson or up the road in Joondalup

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      Ah. [MENTION=5084]Druid[/MENTION] Would you say it's a safe neighborhood for a young family? We are looking for a neighborhood that's cheap and cheerful but safe for the little ones.

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      Is it a safe neighborhood for a young family? We are looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful but safe.

      Any other suburbs NOR worth suggesting too?

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      Quote Originally Posted by alycat View Post
      Is it a safe neighborhood for a young family? We are looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful but safe.

      Any other suburbs NOR worth suggesting too?
      Its as safe as any suburb,lots of brits and saffas, if you are serious try and find somewhere in the newer half, its called Catalina, some nice places for rent, you might pay slightly more but its worth it, or if you can afford it, look at Currambine, its a better suburb, not as many shops etc, but Joondalup is close by, there is also Kinross, which is between Clarkson & Currambine

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      All suburbs have good & bad areas within it. Butler is another cheaper area, there is a train station in Currambine, Butler & Butler which makes popping into the city a doddle.

      We moved from Joondalup by Currambine station which was really handy, then to Kinross for a schooling and now we have bought in Quinns 10 min walk to beach and within all chosen schools. All lot here depends on age of your children and schools are they can be strict with catchment area in the public schools.


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      Thanks for the input everyone, I've taken to also looking at the crime stats on the wa police website and in the past 12 months Clarkson has had around 177 assaults& burglaries in the past year (suburbs below burns beach rd are around the 50 mark for both) so I think it might give it a miss!

      curious to know what Quinn's rocks is like? @The Brownsx5 ?

     

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