Mount Claremont

MOUNT CLAREMONT

ICONS : Cakes in Deli ChiChi, Challenge Stadium, Perry Lakes, Bold Park

Mount Claremont contains the Challenge Stadium and the Western Australian Institute of Sport, as well as John XXIII College, Wollaston Theological College and lands owned by the University of Western Australia. It is served by various buses, and the southeast of the suburb is on the railway line between Karrakatta and Loch Street.

Mount Claremont consists of four sectors:

  • \"Zamia Gardens\" - the newest estate of Mount Claremont, still in the process of construction.

  • \"St Johns Wood\" - a newer estate with many new residences on larger blocks of land and many gaining views to the city. The older parts of St Johns Wood border John XXIII College and Graylands Hospital.

  • \"St Peters Square\" - a higher density development similar to Subiaco Centro with townhouses situated around a central park.

  • Old Mount Claremont - This section was the original development with most homes being built in the 1940-1950\'s, some properties border Cottesloe golf course.


Mount Claremont was formerly included within the suburbs of Graylands and Swanbourne and derives its name from the adjoining suburb of Claremont. A portion of this area had long been referred to as \'Mount Claremont\' by local residents and, as early as 1957, a non-official post office of that name had been established there. In 1985 both the City of Perth and the City of Nedlands requested the creation of a new suburb to be named Mount Claremont and this was approved in January 1986. On the fringe of Cottesloe and the Cottesloe Golf Course, neighbouring the Ocean, parts of Mount Claremont look down on John XXIII College and the UWA Sports Park. Challenge Stadium (with the WA Institute of Sports), Graylands Hospital also feature. The fact that Mount Claremont is five minutes to the ocean, great schools, Floreat Forum and the Claremont coffee precinct ensures that it will remain a prized suburb in Western Australia.