The highly regarded Rossmoyne Senior High School has long been a lure for families to settle in this pretty southern suburb tucked into the gentle curve of the Canning River. But these days there are so many more reasons 3000-plus people call Rossmoyne home.
Riverside lifestyle, underground power, a surplus of green space, popular sporting clubs and community organisations, extensive cycleways and endless foreshore access all complement a diverse array of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Known as Perth’s garden suburb, Pulse Property Group director Di Addenbrooke said Rossmoyne was still blessed with an abundance of big blocks, playgrounds and small neighbourhood parks.
“It’s a stone’s throw to freeway access, public transport, universities, hospitals and major shopping centres, but it remains an almost camouflaged enclave well hidden from the hustle and bustle and giving you the feeling you never really need to leave,” she said.
The team at Pulse Property Group has put together their top 5 Rossmoyne favourites.
Nothing beats a morning in a kayak on our magnificent Canning River. When we’re feeling energetic, we love a paddle over to Deep Water Point for a coffee. It’s about 4km each way and there are loads of places to stop for a stretch. We’ve seen ospreys, falcons, egrets, kookaburras and even little eagles. Set off early and you’ll likely spot a dolphin or two near the Rossmoyne shallows. If you don’t have your own kayak you can hire one just up the road at River Gods.
We find it hard to let a weekend go by without a garlic king prawn pizza at Antonio’s. Fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto, mozzarella and prawns all on a pesto base. Delish! Antonio’s is open for lunch and dinner every day and is on the corner of Central and Third avenues. And they deliver to Rossmoyne and Shelley.
Feast on fresh
When we pop into Rossmoyne Fresh IGA for a vegan croissant it’s almost impossible not to leave with a trolley full of other goodies. We go nuts over the gluten-free cinnamon granola and the deli has the most awesome selection of fresh salads and continental rolls. Arrive early and you can savour the smell of the freshly baked pastries straight from the oven. This Central Road gem is open daily from 7am-8pm.
Gotta love the bowlo
Social drinks and a game of bowls at the Rossmoyne Bowling Club is a great way to end the working week. The club, in Tuscan Street, has three greens under lights (as well as multiple undercover surfaces) and a fully serviced bar and lounge. Social memberships are solid value and make you eligible for the popular Sunday session.
Find inner peace
Try a yoga class at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Rossmoyne. They have sessions for all levels and at a variety of times during the day and early evening. The teachers are all very experienced and there are classes for everyone from the very experienced to the not so young. You’ll find the studio on Fifth Avenue.