Information about Real Estate in Cannington

Cannington is bounded by Nicholson Road to the southeast, the Armadale railway line to the northeast, Mills and Burton Streets to the northwest, and Fleming Avenue and the Canning River to the southwest. Albany Highway runs through the western part of the suburb.

Local Real Estate Information
Some great news for local owners and investors, although the market in Perth grew 8.2% during 2013, East Cannington had the second largest growth at 27.4%, while Cannington had growth at 11.4%, at a time when CPI is only at 2.6%, the market is prime for awesome returns.

Cannington Facilities
Along the Canning River is the Canning River Regional Park, which contains walking tracks and picnic facilities as well as the Woodloes Museum, a restored 1874 house built by architect and pioneer Francis Bird. Various sports and leisure facilities, including soccer fields, ten-pin bowling and an indoor athletics centre. The Canning showgrounds which includes the Cannington Raceway which is a greyhound racetrack and Cannington Exhibition Centre, also home to the annual Canning Show.

Cannington Community College, a public primary and junior high school (K-10), and Sevenoaks Senior College, a senior secondary college (Years 11 and 12) are located in Cannington.

Albany Highway contains a range of shops and small warehouses, as well as the City of Canning council offices. Bentley Hospital is just beyond the northwestern boundary on Mills Street.

Carousel Shopping Centre
Cannington contains one of the Perth metropolitan area's largest shopping complexes, Westfield Carousel, first built in 1972 originally contained 58 shops, a hotel, two takeaway food shops, as well as Woolworths supermarket, Boans (later acquired by Myer), Aherns (later acquired by David Jones) and Walsh's.

Located approximately 12 kilometres from Perth on the Albany Highway, and approximately 600 metres from Cannington Train Station. Since its redevelopment in 1999, it has been the largest shopping centre in Western Australia.

Over 80,000 square metres of floor space and 294 stores.

Major retailers within Carousel include:
     * Two Level Myer department store
     * Target department store
     * Kmart discount department store
     * Woolworths supermarket
     * Coles supermarket
     * 15 Screen Hoyts cinemas
     * Waves Surfwear
     * Homeart
     * Two Level Goodlife Health & Fitness
     * JB HI-FI
     * Best & Less

Major Food Restaurants Include:
     * Carousel food court 
     * McDonald's
     * Red Rooster
     * Fast Eddy's restaurant
     * Han's Cafe
     * Nando's
     * McDonald's
     * KFC
     * Hungry Jacks
     * Red Rooster

Cannington Transport & Access
Cannington is on Albany Highway, a primary route into Perth's CBD, and lies to the southeast of Leach Highway and to the northwest of Roe Highway. Manning Road (State Route 26) provides access to Curtin University of Technology and Kwinana Freeway.

Cannington is served by the Cannington Interchange, linking the area to the Perth CBD. The suburb is also served by buses along Cecil Avenue, Albany Highway and other routes.

Cannington is one of the most walkable areas in the Perth metro region, so most errands can be accomplished on foot.  Access public transport easily with two train stations and many bus stops in close proximity.

Located near Curtin University, Murdoch University and University of Western Australia.

Cannington History
This name was given according to the English practice of adding the term 'ton' to a name, denoting a town. Cannington's name derives from the Canning River, which forms part of the southwestern boundary of the suburb. Subdivision of the suburb of Cannington began in 1882. A railway station was constructed there in the early 1890's and was named Cannington. The area surrounding this station soon became known by this name.

For many years the areas of Cannington, East Cannington and Beckenham were known locally as "Waverley" and many Buildings and Businesses used the name Waverley to designate their locality, such as the Waverley Hotel, the Waverley Drive In Cinema, etc.

The origin of the alternative use of Waverley is designated to the Cecil Gibbs who first used it in naming the Waverley Hotel that was a distinctive landmark over many generations. Between 1860 to 1883 William Lacey Gibbs, gradually accumulated most of what is Cannington. His slaughter yards were located near the present day Myer Department Store. His brother built the 'Cecil/Waverley' Hotel on the corner of Cecil Road and Albany Highway (Carden, 1968). The hotel was altered many times over the years and was demolished for widening of the Albany Highway.

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