Why buying land in Dayton is a worthwhile investment

Named in honour of Walter Warner Day and gazetted in 2011, Dayton has quickly become the place to be for first home buyers and young families in WA looking to get into a home of their own. The well positioned suburb is located close to a number of highly desirable established suburbs, like Caversham, West Swan and Whiteman, and sits within the City of Swan’s urban growth corridor.

Perfectly situated, Dayton benefits from easy access to a long list of amenities. Not only is it within easy reach of the Swan Valley’s world-renowned wineries, breweries, restaurants and galleries, it’s also convenient for access into Perth CBD, the airport and the commercial hubs of Midland and Ellenbrook, as well as major industrial areas like Malaga and Hazelmere. Resident’s never need to travel far to get to work or to reach some of Perth’s best shopping, parklands and entertainment! With so much on offer, it’s no surprise that packages with land and houses for sale in Dayton, WA are highly sought after.

When exploring Dayton, it’s easy to see why it’s experienced almost unprecedented demand and growth since 2011. Open spaces, tranquil parks and connected walkways are abundant here. Resident’s enjoy a connected, peaceful lifestyle in modern, master-planned communities that have been thoughtfully designed to encourage a friendly relationship between neighbours and to allow people to make the most of their stunning natural surroundings.

So, what are some of the best reasons to consider looking for land or a house for sale in Dayton?


  • Nearby schools include Riverlands Montessori School, Caversham Primary School and Guildford Grammar School. Plus, the new Dayton Primary School will be opening in 2023.
  • Proximity to Perth airport, just 14 minutes away.
  • You’ll find numerous medical facilities close by, including St John of God hospital.
  • A number of natural attractions close by including Whiteman Park, Caversham Wildlife Park and Bells Rapids.
  • There are a number of shopping centres including Ellenbrook Central, Caversham Village Shopping Centre, Morley Galleria and Midland Gate close by.
  • 16 hectares of public open space with sporting fields and recreational facilities for football, soccer, hockey, tennis, netball and basketball.

Affordable living

Dayton is perfect for first home buyers and for those who are looking for a great place to raise a young family. Whilst small dwellings and apartments close to the city may set you back a sizable sum, the median house price in Dayton is just $420,000*. With such affordable prices on offer, finding houses for sale in Dayton becomes an attractive prospect. In Dayton you’ll find that you enjoy much more value for money – there’s plenty of space for families to spread out and live comfortably. Because the suburb has only been recently established, you’ll find Dayton has new homes and land still available, unlike much of Perth’s heavily built-up older suburbs. Plus, out in the suburbs you’ll benefit from a real sense of community and access to a range of amenities, such as great schools and parks. Communities like Dayton are often also at the forefront of the latest innovation and planning knowledge as well, which means you’ll enjoy a more relaxed, convenient lifestyle for less.

Public spaces

Newer suburbs like Dayton are intentionally designed to feel integrated into their surroundings, with plenty of walkways and cycle routes and lots of public open space like parks and playgrounds. Estate planners ensure that there are plenty of places for people to soak up their natural surroundings and mingle with other members of the community. Inside Dayton, you’ll find parks and open space within a short walking distance from your doorstep. Better yet, it’s not far from important conservation areas like Whiteman Park.

Wine region

Dayton sits at the gateway to the beautiful Swan Valley. Spend weekends sipping award winning wines, sampling local produce, enjoying lunch at the breweries and touring fabulous wineries. Dayton is perfectly situated for those who live for the weekend and want to enjoy the best that Perth has to offer right on their doorstep.

Natural attractions

There’s plenty of natural attractions to be found close to Dayton. Not only is Whiteman Park less than 10 minutes away, you’ll also find yourself close to Bells Rapids, Walyunga National Park and Caversham Wildlife Park.

Local heritage

Dayton may be fairly new but the surrounding Swan Valley region is steeped in rich history. The Swan Valley wine region is actually WA’s oldest wine region and there’s plenty of heritage to explore in the area. If you’re searching for cultural enrichment, then you’ll find plenty to discover around Dayton.

Relaxed lifestyle

If you’re looking to enjoy a more relaxed, laid-back lifestyle away then there really is no better place than Dayton. It may only be 20 minutes away from Perth CBD, but it’s a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here, you can enjoy peace and quiet! Families can feel safe and enjoy the kind of lifestyle where they’re kids can roam and play down at the park across the street and parents can enjoy a slower pace of life with room at home for all the things they enjoy – like a pool, or a shed!


Dayton is well served by a number of existing major roads, including Reid Highway, Drumpellier Drive and West Swan Road. The suburb has easy access to Tonkin Highway and it’s set to become even better connected with construction of a new dual carriageway underway between Altone Road and West Swan Road. New pathways and local road links will help to improve access into the Swan Valley. The suburb is also set to benefit from the Northlink extension to Tonkin Highway which will provide greater access to the north of Perth. Additionally, commuting is set to get even easier with the government’s Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook line well underway. Commuters will be able to catch the train from Whiteman Park station, less than 10 minutes away and will benefit from easy access into the city, Ellenbrook and other surrounding suburbs. With so much in the pipeline it’s a great idea to invest in homes for sale in Dayton, WA or house and land packages before prices go up!


Dayton is close to a number of local area shopping centres, and major retail hubs like Ellenbrook Central, which recently announced a $63 million expansion project. It’s also less than 15 minutes from the largest region shopping centre in Perth’ east; Midland Gate.

With so much on offer, it’s little wonder why people are making the move to Dayton. Come and see for yourself what makes this area such a special place to live!

If you’ve fallen in love with Dayton, why not browse our affordable house and land packages? We’ve paired some of our favourite blocks of land with designer homes from some of the best builders in Perth. Or, if you’re planning to build the home of your dreams, then check out the land we currently have for sale.


*Based on price data from realestate.com.au on March 31 2021.

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