Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Camp Hill? How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you? As Camp Hill Buyers Agents we have made it easy for you by compiling information about the suburb that is important to know when considering this suburb for your home or investment purchase.
Camp Hill is located approximately 6km south-east from the Brisbane CBD. Parts of the area are hilly, with fabulous views to the city and beyond. It’s a quiet, leafy suburb with wide streets and a variety of shops which makes it favourable for retirees and young families. More recently it has become popular with young professionals for the views and post-war houses that can be removed and new executive homes built in their place.
Old Cleveland Road runs through the middle of the suburb and has a range of retail stores, cafes and apartment buildings. Traffic is very busy around this area of the suburb and around the major roads that run north to south – Boundary Road and Wiles Street.
Whites Hill Reserve is a big nature drawcard for the area as well and the newer Camp Hill Marketplace with a range of shops, cafes and restaurants is an excellent retail area. The quaint Martha Street dining precinct is also much loved.
Buses into the CBD or to train stations run from multiple bus stops. For example, here are the bus stop locations around Camp Hill Marketplace.
You can have a look at the bus routes on the Translink website.
For the little people in your life, there are the following early childhood centres located in Camp Hill:
Camp Hill Kindy – the C&K Kindergarten is a:
community based, non-profit organisation run by parents for their children, servicing the Camp Hill, Carina, Carina Heights, Seven Hills, Norman Park, Coorparoo, Holland Park and Carindale suburbs.
Avenues Early Learning Centre which employs a chef to provide fresh meals daily for the children.
The Learning Sanctuary also provides freshly cooked meals and has a “dedicated Zen room for projects, meditation and yoga.”
Timber Tots Childcare is a long daycare facility that is family operated and privately owned.
Moving into Primary School there is Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School, Whites Hill State College – which teaches from Prep to Year 12, Coorparoo State School if you’re on the western side of Camp Hill and to the east, Mayfield State School.
Private primary schools in Camp Hill St Thomas’ School and nearby, St Joachim’s School in Holland Park, St Martin’s Catholic Primary School in Carina Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and St James Primary School both in Coorparoo.
For private high schools in the area for girls there are: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Coorparoo; San Sisto College in Carina; Loreto College Coorparoo. For boys there is Villanova College and Churchie in East Brisbane.
You can search for the school catchment by address here and read more in-depth about these zones in our blog How to Find the Best School Catchment Zone in Brisbane.
Camp Hill has a variety of cafes, retail, groceries and restaurants at Camp Hill Marketplace, Martha Street and in retail zones on Old Cleveland Road and Bennets Road. The Camp Hill Antique Centre and Tart Cafe on Old Cleveland Road is quite unique in that it offers up to 70 antique dealers and collectors under one roof and also offers workshops and exhibitions. For more information have a look at their website here.
For bigger retail stores there are Carindale and Garden City shopping centres relatively close by. Other amenities close by include the Camp Hill Bowls Club – The Hill.
The club has sweeping views of the city skyline, is adjacent to parklands, has outdoor seating and boasts the highly regarded Pan Thai Restaurant. We offer one of Brisbane’s best Sunday afternoon sessions with live music on the community green.
For an overview on some of the places to visit in Camp Hill read the ‘mustdobrisbane.com’ guide here. *Please note that Martha Street Kitchen is no longer operating.
Camp Hill’s major green space is White Hill Reserve where you can see native wildlife such as koalas and swamp wallabies. The suburb shares the reserve with Holland Park and there are sporting fields and opportunities for bushwalking as well as a bike path through part of the reserve and mountain biking opportunities.
The reserve also has an excellent playground and picnic areas. You can read more about that here on the Brisbane Mum’s Group website.
There are 9 other parks in Camp Hill, most notably Lavarack Park near Stanley Road which has a short walking loop and children’s play equipment, Perth Street Park backs onto the Camp Hills Bowls Club and has BBQ facilities, playground and a fenced off dog park. Bowie’s Flat Wetland is on the western boundary of the suburb and continues into Coorparoo. It has a manmade lagoon which attracts a variety of birds and lizards. Here’s a brief overview of the area – mustdobrisbane.com.au.
You can find more information about the parks on the Brisbane City Council website.
Locals living in Camp Hill either work in the local retail areas, schools or commute to the CBD, Griffith University or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs.
Camp Hill is approximately 19km to the Airport. Generally the M1 is the fastest route but this does include a toll.
Typical Property Style
Camp Hill typically has post-war homes on larger blocks. As these post-war homes are ripe for a big renovation or demolition there are also many new executive homes in the suburb as it becomes increasingly popular for young professionals and families.
There are smaller developments of apartments and townhouses mainly located on the busier roads in the area.
Camp Hill is a relatively wealthy area with the weekly family income at $2,487 (Queensland avg. $1,661). According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 70.96% and 29.04% for renters.
The top 3 life stages for people living in Camp Hill are:
Maturing couples and families 20.2%
Established couples or families 18.1%; and
Older couples and families 15.2%.
Most Desirable Area
The most desirable areas in Camp Hill are elevated in quiet, wide streets with city views. A few examples of the streets with city views are – Newman Avenue, Brown Street, Watson Street, Carranya Street and The Promenade.
Families love being within walking distance to a park with a playground and exercise equipment. It is also preferred to be in walking distance or a short drive from cafes and restaurants.
Least Desirable Area
The least desirable areas in Camp Hill are on the main roads. There are very few properties affected by flood and only those properties near Whites Hill Reserve need to be aware of the bushfire risk as shown in this snippet.
Median Price Values
The median price value for houses in Camp Hill as at August 2020 is $875,000 with the upper quartile price at $1,148,125 and the lower quartile price sitting at $761,250. If you’re looking to buy one of the new executive homes, then expect to pay well over over $1 million and more if it has full city views.
The median price value for units is $461,500 with the upper quartile price at $598,750 and the lower quartile price sitting at $403,000.
The compound growth rate for Camp Hill over the last 5 years to September 2020 has been 3.8% for houses and 0.5% for units.
The rental property vacancy rate according to SQM research at September 2020 was 1.4%
There is also the Camp Hill Community Facebook Group that you can request to join to ask questions and make connections with locals.
I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Camp Hill. If you need further help to secure a property in this location we can help, please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below to your Camp Hill Buyers Agents.
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