Rivervale was known as "Barndon Hill" prior to 1884. Barndon Hill was named after Richard Barndon who opened an inn called the "Brewers Arms" on the south road to Guildford in October 1843. Barndon was associated with Henry Camfield who held land in this vicinity. Rivervale was first used as the name of a railway station on the Perth Armadale line, and was later adopted as the name of the suburb. It is a descriptive name derived from its location on the Swan River. The City of Belmont is diverse and has the capacity to grow with the changing environment and community expectations. The City has seen an increase in both residential and commercial developments in recent years. The proximity of the City to Perth CBD and major transport routes has created an attractive environment for both residents and businesses, making the City and its surrounding suburbs, such as Rivervale an attractive place to live and work. Rivervale has been a suburb of choice for many young professional couples and families.Situated 5kms from Perth CBD, the suburb of Rivervale has experienced a huge amount of growth in recent years with the State Government funding key projects in and around the suburb. With favourable rezoning changes and the benefits of the suburb, there has been a significant increase in multiple apartment developments being undertaken. Rivervale enjoys a close proximity to the Crown Casino with its entertainment, dining and recreational activities. Also on our doorstep is the best of Victoria Park’s cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. The planned Perth Stadium is just a stone's throw away as well. There is easy access to both airports, major arterial road systems and public transport.