The Belmont district is named after Belmont Farm, one of the first farms to be established in the Swan River Colony. But long before settlers arrived, Noongar people had names for the places they owned and used. For example, the site of Ascot Racecourse was formerly known as Ngattaba. The Belmont district is part of an area held by a family group of Noongar people known as the Beeloo. In 1829, the family was headed by Munday, who became very well known among the white colonists. He is commemorated locally through the naming of Munday Swamp, an ancient turtle-fishing ground at the edge of Perth Airport.
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Belmont has 12 properties available for rent and 49 properties for sale. Median property prices over the last year range from $440,000 for houses to $313,000 for units. If you are looking for an investment property, consider houses in Belmont rent out for $378 PW with an annual rental yield of 4.5% and units rent for $350 PW with a rental yield of 5.8%. Based on five years of sales, Belmont has seen a compound growth rate of -4.2% for houses and -4.8% for units.
Belmont is a mixed-use suburb that spans five square kilometres and is located six kilometres east of Perth. Established in 1831, significant growth didn't occur until the 1950s and 1960s and more recently a population increase was experienced between 1991 and 2006, and more significantly still between 2006 and 2011.
A suburban lifestyle with local commercial facilities and a major city centre close by means that Belmont residents enjoy the best of both worlds. The Belmont City Centre is a thriving local retail and entertainment sector that includes the Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, restaurants, a tavern and a cinema. Close by is the Belmont Leisure Centre which is a recreational facility with pools, a gym and plenty of sporting options. There are a number of parks and bushland in Belmont, as well as two local schools.
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Brendan Bowie has specialised in property sales, marketing, and leasing for more than 20 years. As a City of Belmont resident with a great knowledge of the local area, Brendan’s strategic and innovative property marketing approach, coupled with a strong networking focus, consistently yields quality outcomes for his clients.