ACTON Suburb Profile- Applecross

Applecross Jacaranda Trees

From its many culinary delights and jacaranda lined streets to its established community events and stunning real estate options, Applecross is the place to be in Perth. Located on a small peninsula on the Swan River, only 7km from Perth’s CBD, this exclusive suburb boasts both river and sea views, as well as being in close proximity to a range of gorgeous attractions.

History of Applecross

Applecross traces its origins back to 1830 when its land was assigned to Lionel Lukin, a former officer in the Imperial Russian Army. Lukin largely ignored the land and, in February 1896, Applecross was bought by Alexander Matheson, second son of a Scottish baron. Matheson formed the Western Australian Investment Company Limited, subdivided his acquisition, and named it after the Applecross peninsula in Wester Ross of Scotland.

Driving around the suburb, you can see the nod to its Scottish ancestry in the street names: Carron, Gairloch, Ullapool, Kintail, Strome, Ardross, Alness, Kishorn, Glenelg, Duncraig, Dunvegan, Killilan and Roskhill.

Things to do in Applecross

  • Heathcote Reserve: home of the exciting children’s pirate ship playground, Heathcote Reserve also features an art gallery, a museum, artist studios, workshop spaces and stunning venues for hire, as well as a world class restaurant. With stunning views and excellent facilities, this parkland is a hidden gem


  • South of Perth Yacht Club: located at Coffee Point on the western shore of the Canning River in Applecross, South of Perth Yacht Club extensive views across the Swan and Canning Rivers to Perth city. With land and water pens, ample car parking, three bars, alfresco dining, and a function centre, the club is perfect for those looking to embrace sailing and water sports.
  • Canning Bridge: the iconic Canning Bridge is made of a combination of Western Australian timbers known for their hardiness – jarrah, wandoo and karri. For almost 200 years a bridge has stood at this site, and it remains the main route between Perth, and Fremantle. When walking across the bridge you’ll notice the fishermen’s platform, which is popular with anglers and photographers.

Property in Applecross

Applecross is one of the most prestigious suburbs in Perth, with a reputation of holding extraordinary properties. According to REIWA, the median sales price for a house in Applecross is $1.6m. The suburb has enjoyed 4.1% growth over the past 12 months.

Now recognised as one of Perth’s premium southern suburbs, Applecross is known for its established tree lined streets and close swan river proximity. With a mixture of substantial well-maintained family homes and modern luxury properties, the suburb also boasts a good number of restaurants and coffee shops making for a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Just a short drive from the historical port of Fremantle and with easy access to Perth City, Applecross is the perfect location for savvy investors as well as for those hoping to raise a family in a beautiful and classic setting.

Why choose ACTON for real estate in Applecross?

The ACTON Real Estate Group is one of Australia’s largest boutique Real Estate Agencies, operating out of 26 offices in the most prestigious areas of Perth and regional Western Australia. We are proud of our reputation for excellence and have a deep love and appreciation for real estate in the beautiful suburb of Applecross.

Contact us today to find out more about the properties we have available in this exclusive suburb.