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.
Not surprisingly, the suburb has shown strong capital growth in recent years...
June Quarter 2008:
Median Property Price
Mt Claremont = $1.31 million
Perth Metro = $499,500
12th highest priced suburb in WA. 5% growth in 2007/08 year.