Buying an apartment in Como – Riverside living at its finest

With streets that showcase an eclectic mix of mid-century red brick homes and rendered two-storey homes from the early 2000s all the way to contemporary, river-side apartment buildings, Como is an established suburb overlooking the Swan River, part of the City of South Perth.

This desirable SOR riverside suburb experienced its first significant development in the 1950s and has recorded steady growth since the nineties. It comes as no surprise that nowadays, Como apartments and real estate for sale are very sought after in Perth.

Location, location, location

Como owes its popularity to its location. The close proximity to both Perth’s CBD and the river made it a suburb of choice among young professionals, families, and mature couples alike.

The views from most properties in the area is enviable, with balconies and windows overlooking the Swan River, Kings Parks and Perth’s skyline all at once.

Residents are a short 5 minutes ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city and can take advantage of any of the various transport options that most suit their lifestyle.

Kwinana and Mitchell Freeway are both easily accessible, and Canning and Leach Highway are just a quick dash away.

Como also offers plenty of convenient options for residents that prefer to use public transport, with bus routes that connect the suburb to the city on one end and Fremantle on the other.

The underground train station at Canning Bridge is only one stop away from Elizabeth Quay and runs all the way to Mandurah.

If that wasn’t enough already, the ferry between South Perth’s shore and the city is just around the corner. And for those who like cycling, Como gives access to over 70 cycle routes.

Life by the water

Como apartments and houses can offer more than a beautiful outlook on the Swan River and the city.

The closeness to the water is a great benefit for residents that enjoy outdoorsy activities, with plenty of options for walking, running, cycling, kayaking, and even rowing.

If you are lucky, you might even spot a dolphin’s pod swim along the river at sunset.

School and sporting activities

Waking up to the view of the river and Perth’s skyline, residents of Como can make the most of all the desirable advantages that living in a modern residential area has to offer.

There are plenty of reputed schools to choose from for young children.

Curtin University is less than 5km east, and Murdoch University and UWA are only a short drive away.

Not to mention the many sporting facilities scattered around the area, like the iconic South Perth Tennis Cub and Collier Park Golf Club.

Recreational activities

For more recreational activities, residents often enjoy the latest movie releases at the Cygnet cinema, have a picnic on the South Perth foreshore or organise a trip to the Zoo with the whole family, just to name a few.

The proximity to the CBD gives Como residents plenty of excuses to enjoy the city life. However, the area offers an abundance of restaurants, cafés, and bars to choose from.

You can indulge in modern European food at Juniper and Bay, enjoy the award-winning steak sandwiches at the Karalee on Preston or order a fresh drink at The Raffles while enjoying sweeping river and city views.


There is no shortness of shopping options, either.

Stock up at Como Centre on Preston Street or make your way to the Waterford Plaza. Angelo Street Market in South Perth, a common destination for Perth foodies, is only a short bike ride.

The proximity to South Perth also means that people who live in Como don’t need to travel far to go on a good shopping spree and can (window)shop in one of the many clothing boutiques in the area.  

Are you ready to take life to the next level?

If you are ready to take a step up and rise above the ordinary, then enquire today to learn more about Henley Rise Como properties for sale.

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