In 1906, Surveyor A.W. Canning commenced laying out a number of Townsite lots in the area and “Beenup Townsite” was declared in May that same year.
By 1919, dissatisfaction with the town’s name was general amongst the residents, and the Progress Association requested that the town be renamed “Lynwood”. This request was refused because of a duplication in Queensland. A further request in early 1920 expressing a preference for the name “Byford” was acceptable and the name was changed. The name is believed to have been chosen because it is ‘by a ford’ on Beenyup Brook.
The median property price in Byford is currently $400,000 for a house and $187,000 for a block of land.
Just 33km from Perth City, Byford is serviced by the Armadale train line and buses and has multiple schooling options for residents; Byford Community Kindergarten, Byford Pre-School, Byford P.S., Marri Grove P.S.
Just over 15% of the residential properties are currently being rented to tenants and with the average age of 29 years old, the residents are significantly younger than the Perth average of 36 years old.