Maida Vale, Western Australia

Maida Vale is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Kalamunda. Kalamunda Road runs through the suburb. Its first European settler was William Henry Mead who arrived in 1873, building a home in the Ridge Hill area and establishing an orchard named Orangedale. It was named in 1910 after a property name of another settler, WH McCormack. The name is believed to be derived from the eponymous area of west London.[2]

Maida Vale
PerthWestern Australia
Maida Vale is located in Perth
Maida Vale
Maida Vale
Coordinates31°57′11″S 116°01′23″E / 31.953°S 116.023°E / -31.953; 116.023Coordinates: 31°57′11″S 116°01′23″E / 31.953°S 116.023°E / -31.953; 116.023
Population4,499 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6057
Location22 km (14 mi) from Perth,
LGA(s)City of Kalamunda
State electorate(s)Forrestfield
Federal Division(s)Hasluck
Suburbs around Maida Vale:
High Wycombe Bushmead Gooseberry Hill
High Wycombe Maida Vale Gooseberry Hill
Forrestfield Forrestfield Kalamunda

Within the suburb there is a primary school (Maida Vale Primary School), a golf course, numerous parks/ovals (including a Seventh Day Adventist church ground and caravan park), small shops including a BP Petrol station, and a heated swimming pool. The suburb retains areas of natural bushland and is not completely built-up with housing, although there are plans to increase housing with expansion on the Crystal Brook housing estate. Maida Vale is home to a rare flower named the Maida Vale Bell.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Maida Vale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 October 2019.  
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – M". Retrieved 14 October 2019.