6012, Western Australia
Mosman Park, or ‘Mossie Park’ as it is affectionately known by locals, is an affluent suburb nestled between the Indian Ocean to the west, and the Swan River to the east and south. Mosman Park has a storied history and has undergone many significant changes over the years.
The suburb was originally known as Buckland Hill before changing its name to Cottesloe Beach in the early 1900s. Finally, in 1937, the name Mosman Park was chosen and settled upon. Mosman Park was originally an industrial hub, but today it is better known as one of the most affluent suburbs in Australia.
Local residents take full advantage of the suburbs location, and you will often see people making use of the natural amenities whilst picnicking and walking along Freshwater Bay. Today, almost all of Mosman Park is residential, although significant parklands exist at Buckland Hill and along the river and coast, as well as several sport and recreation facilities.
There’s plenty to do in Mosman Park, with Glyde Street playing host to a wide range of vibrant venues including leading cafes, wine bars and restaurants. Camelot Outdoor Theatre is another secret that’s hugely popular with the locals. BYO blankets, and snuggle up under the stars to watch movies played on the big screen throughout summer.
Mosman Park has a population of several thousand people living in a variety of dwellings, about half of which were detached houses on separate lots. The local architecture is quite modern and many of Perth’s most expensive mansions and properties can be found dotted along the banks of the Swan River.