A suburb of the capital city of Perth in Western Australia, Como is situated 6kms from the Perth CBD. The pretty suburb of Como is ideally located within easy access to the many delights of the Perth CBD and its inner suburbs. Leisurely activities abound in Como, from a scenic riverside stroll to a relaxed game of golf. The City of South Perth Fiesta enlivens the area every year, and a wonderful little restaurant and cafe precinct provides a vibrant little nook in the overall serene suburb. In the City of South Perth, a population of 12,423 souls reside in Como.
The centrally positioned yet quiet suburb of Como offers a tranquil sanctuary in close proximity to many vibrant precincts. In the suburb itself, Como is comprised of many great walking paths along Como Beach for a peaceful stroll, or visitors can embark on the Como Heritage Trail, taking in a number of historic sites. For golfing enthusiasts, the Collier Park Golf Course is recognised as one of Western Australias leading public golf courses.
The City of South Perth Fiesta
The City of South Perth Fiesta encompasses the entire district, including the suburb of Como. Every year the area comes alive with family concerts, local and national performers, exhibitions, theatre, sporting activities and a Fine Wine and Food Fair. The Mends St Carnivale is not to miss as the Fiesta comes to an end with this fabulous grand finale. The road is closed off to make way for everything festive including artisan markets, dance and street performers, and of course, more food and wine.
Como Restaurants and Cafes
The Preston St Precinct, a riverside village precinct boasts many lovely restaurants and cafes. Alternatively, a number of fine restaurants are also found along Melville Parade. Popular cuisines on offer include Indian, French, modern Australian, and Spanish.
A short drive southwest leads to the affluent suburb of Applecross. Here the beautiful Heathcote Reserve provides many great picnic spots with stunning views over the Swan River and Perth city skyline. Just north of Como, the cosmopolitan suburb of South Perth has a wide array of major attractions including the award-winning Perth Zoo and Sir James Mitchell Park. The vibrant Perth city centre and the glorious botanic gardens of Kings Park are only a hop, skip, and a jump over the Swan River.
In 1891, the area was originally made up of three land grants purchased by Christchurch farmer Edmund Hugh Comer. Subsequently, the land was subdivided under the name Como Estate in 1905. The name was thought to have originated from either the owner's surname or for Como in northern Italy.