Living in trendy Subiaco

Over the years, Subiaco has grown to become one of Perth’s liveliest communities. Subi – as locals affectionately know it – has become a popular choice amongst mid-sized families and young professionals. Dowler Apartments offers affordable rentals for fully equipped apartments, in an area which is considered by many as one of the top property investment suburbs in Perth.

If you are considering accommodation in the area, here are a few things to keep in mind:


While many favour Perth’s coastal and riverside areas, Subiaco is in close proximity to the CBD – 4km to be exact. The suburb lies in close proximity to public transport and community facilities.  Four major Perth hospitals are nearby, as well as the University of WA, football,  basketball and athletics stadiums. The essential shops are all within a short walk, including groceries, banks, chemists, post office and newsagents.


Subiaco is renowned for its eateries, cafes, shopping, small bars  arts and  theatre. For families and those individuals who enjoy the outdoors, there are 13 parks and reserves in the area as well as Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens.

The neighbourhood

The area has a wide range of property. Subiaco has a surprising blend of architecture and streetscapes spanning across more than 100 years. Some of the oldest houses are in Park Street; iron roofed timber cottages built in the early 1900s. Many beautiful character homes grace the narrow streets of “Old Subi”. In contrast there is Subi Centro; a modern housing and shopping development centred around the sunken Subiaco railway station and Subiaco Square. Examples of Art Deco and post war architectural styles can also be found. Subiaco is the best of both worlds – the suburbs meeting the city. It is considered a safe and good community.

Dowler Apartments offers a variety of affordable apartment units. The apartment units are well presented,  fully furnished and equipped and perfect for any length of stay. The apartments are located in the heart of Subiaco and you can select a short term  or long-term rental option.