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4 Reasons I moved to Mandurah

4 Reasons I moved to Mandurah

 Pic: Submitted by Karyn Ellis.

Pic: Submitted by Karyn Ellis.

There are a lot of reasons to set up home in Mandurah. Here's the top 4 reasons myself and my family decided to make Mandurah our home. 


1. Low Pollution.

We used to live in a town where my 5 year old suffered bad allergies. It was caused in large part by farmers burning off stubble for months at a time prior to seeding. This would blanket the town in smoke, making it unbearable for allergy sufferers. We needed to choose somewhere that wasn’t completely surrounded by broad acre farming, and Mandurah fit the bill nicely. 

 Not Mandurah. 

Not Mandurah. 


2. It’s not Perth.

We didn’t want to live in Perth because... reasons. And while some people consider Mandurah just a southern suburb of Perth, to us it felt like it’s own distinctive small city, with a more laid back and family friendly vibe; a great place to set up home. 

 Submitted by Karyn Ellis. 

Submitted by Karyn Ellis. 


3. It’s close to everyone.

Like many Western Australians, we have a heap of friends and family scattered all over the state. 

Mandurah has proven to be a great base for visiting all these folk. It's a short drive to Perth. It's an easy drive to the south west. For family in the Kimberly, the Perth airport is easy to get to.

In this regard, Mandurah feels like the centre of the universe to us. 


4. Fast internet.

I’m not going to lie, access to the NBN was an ingredient. Trouble is it’s not everywhere in Mandurah… a fact that I’ll dig deeper into on another day. But fast internet is like air conditioning, in that once you’ve had it you struggle to live without it. It makes life so much more pleasant. 

 Pretty darn fast. Great for uploading gifs of how fast your internet is. 

Pretty darn fast. Great for uploading gifs of how fast your internet is. 


OBVIOUSLY Mandurah has a lot more going for it than just the items I mentioned, so don’t take this as a “these are the best things about Mandurah” list. This is just a “why I moved to Mandurah” list. 

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