Wandi is a fascinating suburban destination to buy or rent a home. Located in the south-western region of Perth, Wandi was founded in 1978. Wandi was named after a popular Indigenous Australian stockman who drove cattle and sheep northwest during the 1920s.
Some parts of Wandi is zoned Special Rural and provides an opportunity for families wanting to enjoy a tree-change lifestyle. The lush trees, native to this area, are protected due to this zoning. Bushland dominates the 12.4-square-kilometre area of Wandi. Some of this acreage forms part of the sprawling Jandakot Regional Park.
Wandi is located on the northeastern side of Kwinana Freeway. The 72-kilometre Kwinana Freeway borders Wandi to the west and links the suburb north to Perth. The Perth CBD is just 27 kilometers from Wandi.
Southwards, the Kwinana Freeway leads to the popular coastal city of Mandurah and other popular holiday destinations.
The residential area of Wandi is mainly comprised of 2-hectare lots. Single-storey family homes account for 85.6% of the suburb’s residences, while nearly 14% are duplexes, villas, or townhouses. As at 2022 the median house price over the 12 month period for Wandi is estimated at $510,000.
Of Wandi’s total residences, 64.7% are mortgaged, while 14.8% are wholly owned. Nearly 20% of the suburb’s residences are rentals.
The development of Honeywood estate within Wandi started in the early 2010s. Honeywood is a vibrant community and relaxed lifestyle. All blocks of land for sale at Honeywood are only 300 metres from public open space and a quarter of the native bushland and wetland has been retained for landscaped parks, playgrounds, walking, and cycle trails, and conservation areas.
Lyon Road, which runs parallel east of the freeway, is an essential thoroughfare for Wandi. This road is the primary access for the Honeywood Estate
There is also a dedicated dog park which consists of a fully fenced-in area for your pooch. Stimulating equipment such as tunnels and ramps are scattered throughout the park, as well as shelters for those who want to meet and socialise rain, hail, or shine with their pups!
Wandi has become a popular home buying and renting destination, as shown in the growth of its population in recent years. According to the 2021 census, this suburb has a population of 4,324 residents. This count represents a 51% increase from the suburb’s 2,859 population count in 2016.
The median age of Wandi residents is 33 years old, with the 30–39-year age bracket dominating and making up 28% of the suburb’s population. Those in the 35-49 bracket follow at 27.6% of all residents.
Wandi’s households are primarily comprised of families, and those with children comprise 38.6% of all households. As of 2022 this suburb has approximately 1,090 private dwellings.
Wandi offers good transport options that help attract tenants and home buyers to this suburb. The Mandurah train line is easily accessible at the Cockburn Central and Aubin Grove Stations. Bus services to and from these stations are conveniently available at Wandi.
Just 7 minutes’ drive from Honeywood, you will find a Woolworths supermarket at the Harvest Lakes Shopping village as well as a news agency, takeaway food options, and medical services.
Cockburn Gateway Shopping City is less than 10 minutes away and has Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Target, and more than 150 food, fashion, and specialty stores.
You can rest assured your health is being looked after with the Aubin Grove Medical Centre and Honeywood Pharmacy located almost right at the entrance to Honeywood estate.
Wandi affords its residents access to many recreational facilities. This suburb boasts a community hall offering various leisure activities. This community centre is located on De Haer Road and provides an expansive horse-riding area, tennis courts, and other amenities.
Besides the Jandakot Regional Park, Wandi also enjoys proximity to the wetlands of the Spectacles located in the City of Kwinana, popular for hiking and horse riding. The trails here are just some 10 kilometres west of Wandi and accessible via De Haer Road and Anketell Road.
A bit farther west also via Anketell Road, three public beaches are within easy reach from Wandi. These beaches are located in the mixed-use suburb of Kwinana Beach and overlook Garden Island on the scenic Cockburn Sound.
A primary school now directly serves Wandi with the opening of the Honeywood Primary School in 2018. It joins other primary schools near Wandi, which include those in the suburbs of Aubin Grove, Atwell, Hammond Park, and Success.
Several secondary schools are accessible to Wandi students. Their choices include Hammond Park Secondary College; Atwell College, St John Bosco College, The King’s College, Emmanuel Catholic College, Gilmore College, Havenport Msl College, and Divine Mercy College.