What’s it like living in Thornlie?

One of the most common questions I get from buyers looking to buy homes within the suburb of Thornlie is “What’s it like in Thornlie”.

Well as you can see from my website, I live local and sell local and I have lived in the suburb for over 20 years, so I have a pretty good understanding of what I’m talking about.

Thornlie is a large residential suburb located in the southeastern suburbs of the capital city of Perth, approximately 18km’s from the CBD. It is part of the City of Gosnells local government area. The Canning River runs through the northern side of the suburb with numerous parks and walking trails located along its banks.

Thornlie has great transport links to the rest of the metropolitan area and is serviced by the Thornlie train station, part of the Transperth network, with a direct link to Optus Stadium. There are bus links throughout the suburb to Thornlie station and also bus links to Murdoch station on the Mandurah rail way line. And the transport links are only going to get better with the construction of the Cockburn – Thornlie rail link!

Retail services are provided through local and neighbourhood centres, the largest of which are Thornlie Square Shopping Centre and Forest Lakes Shopping Centre. There are two hotels located in Thornlie, one at each of the above shopping centres.

There are four primary schools within the suburb so the morning school run is never a long one. There is one public high school, Thornlie Senior High, and also other private schools located within the City of Gosnells.

The Thornlie Leisure World is a local government-run facility with indoor and outdoor pools, gym, spa, sauna, steam room and cafe. Nearby the centre there is a skate park and a local library. There are also private gyms located at the major shopping centres.

A range of sporting facilities are available for community use, including lawn bowls, tennis courts, ovals for cricket and football (both Aussie rules

and soccer). Baseball Park is the home of the Perth Heat, a team in the Australian Baseball League. Southern Districts Netball Association is located in the nearby suburb of Langford, about a 5-minute drive from Thornlie.

The Don Russell Performing Arts Centre is located at Forest Lakes Shopping Centre. The Centre presents national touring shows, monthly Morning Melodies performances, musical evenings and local theatre productions.

So, you can see Thornlie really does have something for everyone. With around 37% of residents being couples with children, Thornlie is a great suburb for young families.

If you are looking for a home to buy and would like to know more about Thornlie and its surrounding suburbs contact me now.

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