chidlow suburb profile

Originally named after the rugged founder William Chidlow, the town was previously known as Chidlow’s Well which serviced the steam trains. Proudly retaining the heritage and character of its bygone days, a park and monument stand in the heart of the town where the station once did.


Along the main street you will find the local post office, general store, bakery and tavern. Being a friendly small town community, residents tend to know each other and always say “Hi” when you pass by.

You will also find the recreation facilities, bmx track and sports oval in the centre of town plus there is an abundance of recreational choices throughout the greater region. With Wooroloo Regional Park, Lake Leschenaultia Conservation Park and the Kep Track there are a plethora of winding bush paths for hikers, cyclists and horse riders. For 50 years Lake Leschenaultia was an essential water source for the steam trains, however it has now been converted into a popular recreation area. With canoe hire, camping grounds and BBQ facilities, it comes to life in summer as the main swim spot for the Hills. Whether you’re trying to escape from the summer heat, taking the kids for swimming lessons or simply looking for an activity rich place to picnic with friends and family, this is the spot to do it! Reflections café offers a wonderful outlook over the lake, a view we can often be found enjoying as we indulge in a weekend breakfast.

Chidlow is an affordable Hills suburb with properties greatly varying in size and features between the inner town and outer rural zones. Generally quite flat, they are fantastic lifestyle properties with room for a large patio, big shed, chicken coop and even some livestock or equine. Mostly occupied by families, there is a high school nearby and primary school in town where our CHO Ross teaches the kids how to play Chess.

Embrace the essence of the Perth Hills and quintessential Australian way of life with Chidlow’s relaxed atmosphere, family orientation and abundance of outdoor activities. A rural lifestyle close to the city is an ideal opportunity for those that love the countryside but need to remain within proximity of the city.

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