Modern day Yokine has a great deal to offer. It’s a fantastic place for both families and couples with great transport links to the city easy access to the cafes, restaurants and night life in Mt Hawthorn and Mt Lawley.
Yokine locals describe the suburb as a friendly community with plenty of green open space. There is Yokine Reserve, great for sport or walking the dog and with child friendly playgrounds. Facilities including lawn bowling greens, sports ovals, tennis courts and a community recreation centre are all close to home.
Parks and reserves are a dominant aspect of Yokine, with facilities for lawn bowls and tennis, as well as sporting ovals and a community recreation centre. The Western Australian Golf Club is a defining feature of the suburb for residents and visitors alike.
The cafe culture of Mt Lawley or Perth city are a stone’s throw away and for those who love retail therapy, Dog Swamp and Flinders Square shopping centres are close at hand.
Yokine is also home to a major golf course, which caters for local residents and the wider community. Local shops cater for everything you need and you’re still only 15mins from the beach.
Yokine has similar densities of younger and older people. 17.5% of residents are under the age of 19 years. The largest group (65.4 %) is aged 20- 64 and 17% of the population are 65+.
With so many parks and sporting facilities, it’s hardly surprising how popular Yokine is with couples (45.8%) with 27.6% of households having children. Singles are well represented at 37.7%.
Yokine, Nollamara or Tuart Hill Primary Schools are close at hand. As is Mirrabooka and Tuart Hill Senior High Schools. A range of independent schools are all within easy access.
Yokine really took off after the Second World War with development almost fully complete by the late 1970s. Yokine’s property landscape reflects this 30 year period, with everything from brick developments, to timber-framed houses, international homes and even modern architecture lining the streets.
The Western Australian Golf Club is a well-known Yokine landmark which was developed in the 1920’s. It’s a prestige course, and provides a focus for residential development. Yokine Hill, also known as Mount Yokine, was originally used as a survey point and is a significant landscape feature.
Local people say Yokine is family orientated and friendly. Yokine Reserve is popular because it’s well maintained and a great place to walk, lie under a tree, play with kids or enjoy a picnic. Love to exercise? Yokine is only 7km from Perth, making it an easy to ride or run to work.