About the Area
Jurien Bay is situated 200 kilometres north of Perth on the Turquoise Coast. Jurien Bay is characterised by majestic beaches, marine ecology and high quality grazing country. The cool sunny climate provides desirable beach weather during the months October through to May.
Jurien Bay was established as a base for the rock lobster industry and is the largest town in the Dandaragan Shire.
The carefree coastal lifestyle attracts people to Jurien Bay as permanent residents and holiday makers. Recently Jurien’s popularity has increased as it becomes a favourite holiday and northern recreation hub for Perth residents. The azure waters along the coastline are home to an incredible variety of marine life giving people the opportunity to catch ample supplies of crayfish and fish.
The Western Australian Government has committed financially to the remaining link of Indian Ocean Drive, thereby joining Cervantes with Lancelin, with completion expected by December 2010. This 66 kilometre stretch of road is expected to create a population boom, with developers behind several major tourist and residential projects ready to pounce on the Turquoise Coast region.
An economic impact study on the highway tipped the project would help double the region’s population to more than 20,000 by 2016.
Currently, the Dandaragan Shire appears to be generally accommodating families who make up 52% of household types. The average household size is 2.5, just below the Western Australian average of 2.6. The Dandaragan Shire also consists of a lower proportion of seniors and a higher proportion of children. Almost 25% of the population consists of children aged 0 – 14. Once the children reach maturity, there is evidence to suggest that a large proportion leave the area to find other employment or educational possibilities in larger, more metropolitan cities.
Unlike other coastal areas in Western Australia, the proportion of senior citizens is low with only 13% of the population aged over 65.
The Jurien Bay median house price at May 2009 was $470,000.
The highest sale recorded within the Jurien Bay area for a residential home was $1.3M in Whitburn Place.
Source - Ray White Real Estate
Vacant Land Market
The median vacant land price at May 2009 was $196,000.
The highest sale recorded within the Jurien Bay area for a residential block was $775,000. in Seagate Marina.
Source - Ray White Real Estate
Jurien is an ideal location from which to view the wildflowers at Mt Lesueur. In season, (August, September and October), 900 species of native flora make Jurien one of the most wildflower rich areas in the world. There is also a host of other wonderful experiences to be seen and enjoyed, including;
- Jurien Boat Harbour
- Rock lobster processing factories
- Jurien Bay jetty
- Fishing, swimming and boating on the reef, beaches & offshore islands
- Lions Lookout
- Boat and Fishing Charters
- Lesueur National Park
- Stockyard Gully Caves
- The Memorial at North Head & The Hill River Mouth
- The Wanddi Wildflower & Emu Complex
- High Valley Farm
- Off-shore islands
- Cervantes is approximately 28.0 kilometres to the South.
- Leeman is approximately 25.0 kilometres to the North.
- Moora is approximately 115.0 kilometres to the South East.