Albany is WA’s first settlement (1826) located on the South Coast of Western Australia. Approximately 400km from Perth, and home to the National Anzac Centre, it is a picturesque, historical city offering white sandy beaches and spectacular scenery. Ideal for swimming, surfing, diving, whale watching, and nature walks, Albany offers the perfect balance of city convenience and a country lifestyle.
With over 30,000 people choosing to call Albany home, it provides a real community and a family friendly and safe environment. With great sporting facilities, a world-class entertainment precinct at the water’s edge, the weekend farmers markets, annual community fairs and many local events- it offers something for everyone.
The Albany Classic Car Rally or “Around the Houses” as it is affectionally known is an annual classic car race held in the heart of Albany’s CBD with the first race taking place in 1936. The Southern Peaks mountain bike event, Harbour Swim, Wave Fest, City to Surf, Elleker Marathon and Surf Craft Challenge are just a handful of other annual sporting events held in and around Albany.
The National ANZAC Centre & The Forts at Mount Clarence, Albany Heritage Park, the replica Brig Amity, Albany Whaling station, Ellen Cove, The Gap and Natural Bridge, Blow Holes, walking trails, bike trails and secluded beaches are just some of the internationally recognised attractions.
Food and wine lovers are spoilt for choice with Albany’s vibrant and fresh food scene. Offering world class a-la-carte restaurants, annual Taste Great Southern event, award-winning wineries and its own distillery (the first in WA to establish a single malt whisky) and brewery.
Albany Real Estate:
Albany has many heritage listed sites and homes – mainly located within the CBD. All property types are available from units and villas through to suburban homes, beach shacks, luxurious large homes and farmhouses.
There are a host of locations offering spectacular views - with Princess Royal Harbour, King George Sound, Porongurup National Park, Stirling Ranges, Middleton Beach and Lake Seppings on display. Outer suburban areas such as Lower King, Bayonet Head, and Oyster Harbour afford great lifestyle opportunities with ocean views and/or direct river access. Slightly further out in areas such as Kalgan, Torbay, Elleker and Willyung, you will find semi-rural and rural properties offering space, seclusion and a real country lifestyle.
As the regional centre, Albany offers a deep-water port, major hospital, all business-related services, excellent private and public schooling, tertiary education and major shopping and supplies. It serves as the central hub for surrounding towns and farming districts.
You will find Albany a welcoming and exciting place to live!