Originally named for the Tuart trees that once grew throughout the area, modern day Tuart Hill has changed a great deal. With easy access to the freeway which opens up both northern and southern corridors of Perth, Tuart Hill is only a short commute to the CBD, the beach or Karrinyup Shopping Centre with its 170 shops and services.
With a rich diversity of housing types and styles, including single residential dwellings, villas, terrace houses and flats, Tuart Hill has its own character. While the majority of homes in Tuart Hill are brick and tile construction, many timber-framed houses still exist.
Housing varies from post-war austerity dwellings to stylish modern style two-storey developments. There are also some flat developments dating from the 1960s, however the majority of the higher-density housing developments have been constructed in more recent years.
Tuart Hill has two large active recreation reserves – Home to the Tuart Hill Cricket Club, Grenville Reserve has cricket and football ovals, tennis courts, a playground, cricket nets, a centre wicket, change rooms, club rooms and public toilets. Adjacent to the Osborne Library and Community Centre, Robinson Reserve is home the Osborne Park Cricket Club and hosts the annual Osborne Park Show. Event Cinemas Innaloo is nearby and Tuart Hill is close to Perth City, Subiaco and Mt Lawley.
The demographic mix of Tuart Hill has 16.4% of residents under the age of 19 years of age. The largest group (66.2%) is predominantly the 20 – 64 cohort and 65+ represent 13.7% of the population.
The proximity to the city and housing affordability means Tuart Hill appeals to a wide range of people. The majority of households are couples (41.7%) and 25.4% of households having children. Singles represent 28% of the local community.
Tuart Hill Primary School and the Community Kindergarten and Saint Kieran’s Catholic Primary School cater for the little ones. Servite College is the only high school in Tuart Hill and Tuart College provides Catholic adult education for the region.
The Stirling Community Centres is a multipurpose facility that caters for community and corporate groups on the upper level, whilst on the lower level, the facility boasts change rooms and clubrooms to cater for sporting groups that hire the Grenville Reserve. The upper level boasts four areas for hire, with the spaces having the ability to host larger functions as well as smaller meetings and activities.
Don’t overlook Tuart Hill, with affordable housing, lots of new cafés and food outlets on nearby Wanneroo Road and Main Street. With a local library and numerous parks, this emerging suburb has everything you need on the doorstep and it’s only 6 kilometres north of the CBD.