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Suburb Information - Shenton Park

Bounded by Nedlands to the south and Subiaco to the north, and with King’s Park to the east, Shenton Park is perhaps a lesser-known ‘jewel’ in the western suburbs crown – a fascinating mix of old 1930s worker style homes (now upgraded and modernized), new developments, trendy apartments and the odd Federation home.

Its location is incredible – just a 5 minute drive to the heart on Perth’s CBD, and with mighty King’s Park at its the doorstep. Some might say it has all the attributes of Subi, without the price tag. Median house prices in mid 2008 were $1mn, compared to $1.3mn in Subi and $1.7mn in Nedlands.

The relatively new government school, Shenton College, was purpose built here in 2000. There’s Charles Gairdner hospital on its southern border, and Rosalie Park as well as Shenton Park itself. It’s a green and pleasant suburb.

Shenton Park has its own railway station on the Freo-Perth line, and is well connected with buses.

This suburb name honours one of Western Australia's most notable 19th century citizen, Sir George Shenton. Shenton was from a prominent colonial family and was an astute businessman and politician. He served 3 terms as Mayor of Perth and his home, "Crawley Park", is now part of the University of Western Australia. He died in 1909.