History

Sorrento is a coastal suburb in northern Perth. It is governed by the City if Joondalup. It was believed that the first White people settlement in the area arrived around late 1920s. Theories have it that the name of the suburb was taken after the coastal town in Italy which bears the same name. Before the White people came, the area was inhabited by Whadjuk Aboriginal people. The suburb was still then called Mooro. The first European to live in Sorrento was Patrick Marmion and managed a whaling station which some of the remains are still visible and being preserved.

Due to its geography, the area was famous among fishermen as evident by boatsheds that were built along the coast. In 1950s, it has become a residential area. Sorrento used to be a part of the Marmion suburb until 1981. As the years went on, this suburb started to progress as different structures like schools, shopping centres and other business establishments have sprung up. According to the data of Australian Bureau of Statistics, there have been 7,321 people residing in Sorrento as of 2001. Today, these figures have grown as the city continues to progress. It offers living, working and recreating opportunities not just to its local residents but to everyone who wishes to visit. Even if the number of tradesmen and employees who render services dwelling in the suburb, there are substantial number of professionals and managers as well.

Sorrento is an ideal place to live and raise your kids. The locals are welcoming and the suburb has the small town charm, giving you an impression that a peaceful and flourishing life awaits you should you join the residents who have called it home. It is complete with all the amenities that you would look for in a suburb. There are businesses which would need your skills, schools where your children can get quality education, clinics and hospitals that will provide you healthcare and recreational facilities where you can spend quality time with your family during your spare time. You would not be too far from the action as the suburb is just under an hour away from Peth, the capital city of Western Australia. You can easily get around as it is served by hundreds of buses of Warwick and Whitford Railway Station. The parks and the beaches will allow you to engage in different fun activities.

If you want to live in a nice and thriving suburb without the hassle of fast-paced city life, there is no other place like Sorrento. For all you know, this may be the community that you are looking for.