Named after the last Baron Wenlock, Sir Arthur Lawley, the Governor of Western Australia from 1901 - 1902, Mount Lawley has always set a high standard in housing in WA with the first residents being aristocrats and high ranking public servants and officials. Its grand heritage homes from the 1900 to 1950s are all a part of the sense of history in the area.
Mount Lawley has finally been recognised as one of WA’s prestigious suburbs with its Colonial and Federation style homes set in peaceful leafy streets. Its large block sizes are also a big incentive to families wanting more room to move than many of the new developments.
Mounts Lawley has an eclectic village atmosphere with a funky café culture. Surrounded by some of Perth’s best cafes, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, leisure and educational facilities, Mount Lawley truly is a suburb that has something for everyone.
Over the last 10 years, Mount Lawley has developed a more boutique style, which caters to all tastes. With the best café strip North of the River, the ASTOR Cinema, an institution as a Mecca for film buffs from all over the state, and the Performing Arts Academy at ECU, all providing a great mix of young, free-thinking people. This all adds to the great mix of characters that call Mount Lawley home.
Mount Lawley has it all and then some: with 24 hour shopping and energetic night life, as well as all the cafes, restaurants, and shopping facilities all within a safe, family environment with an eco-friendly mentality.
An abundant public transport system makes all that Mount Lawley has to offer easily accessible and conveniently located just 5 minutes from the City, Mount Lawley’s specialty stores offer everything from delicate pastries, and gourmet food to high fashion, and the latest DVD rentals.
You can always see the clear blue skies from your window and find a park or bench to enjoy your lunch in the sunshine, even sit down by the river and feed the swans.