Enoggera Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy

Enoggera Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy

ENOGGERA

 

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Enoggera?  How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you?  As Enoggera Buyers Agents we have made it easy, by compiling information about Enoggera that is important to know when considering this suburb for your home or investment purchase.

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Geography

 

Enoggera is located approximately 6km north-west from the Brisbane CBD, just past Ashgrove and Alderley.   At least half of the suburb is occupied by the Gallipoli Barracks and Army Reserve QLD. Within these grounds is Enoggera Hill which provides a green backdrop for the western part of the suburb.  The rest of the suburb is known for its commercial centre of Pickering Street and leafy streets with residential houses. 

Enoggera was actually misspelt by the lands office where they mistook the u for an n. It should have been named Euogerra, which is a contraction of the Turrbal phrase youara-ngarea literally meaning “sing-play” or song and dance.

Enoggera is a corruption of Yowogerra, which in Turrbal means corroboree. Because this area was given a distinct name indicates that it held a significant place in Turrbul culture as a camping and corroboree region.[6]

The suburb has a few desirable pockets that are quiet and elevated to take in the surrounding area and city views.

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Transport

 

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Enoggera Train Station is located on Glenalva Terrace (near Pickering Street) and provides quick access to the CBD on the Ferny Grove and Beenleigh Lines. Also located here is a bus interchange. For timetables have a look at the Translink website to plan your journey here.

Depending on your location in the suburb Gaythorne train station may be closer.

 

Education

 

The education options for Enoggera residents begin with Nook Early Learning which is close to the Gaythorne train station for easy access to the CBD once parents have dropped off their children.  Community Kids Enoggera is on South Pine Road close to Grinstead Park.  TinyTown is a Christian-led Child Care & Kindergarten located in Laurel Street close to the Enoggera primary school.

There is also Hillbrook Early Learning Centre which is a workplace childcare centre for Hillbrook School. Preference for permanent childcare places is given to the children of the school staff (teaching and support staff) but there may be additional places available. One Tree Community Services Inc – Defence Childcare Unit Enoggera provides childcare including integrated kindergarten programs to Defence personnel families as well as the local community.

Enoggera buyers agentPrimary State School options for Enoggera are Enoggera State School, Oakleigh State School and a few addresses within Enoggera are also part of the Mitchelton State School catchment. It’s important that you check the catchment for individual properties if you really want a particular school. You can do that at the Department of Education map here.

Enoggera State School may be small but their academic results have been strong the past few years. You can have a look at the Better Education website here.

 

If you’re looking for a private primary school,  Our Lady of the Assumption School is located in Enoggera at Hurdcotte Street. Close by is Our Lady of Dolores in Mitchelton which is also a coeducational Catholic primary school. 

The local state high schools in the Enoggera catchment zone are Mitchelton State School and Everton Park State School.

Enoggera buyers agentsThe private schools in and near the suburb are: Hillbrook Anglican School – a coeducational private school that is halfway through a major refurbishment and redevelopment of the campus, Mt St Michael’s and Marist College Ashgrove. Mt Maria College is a coeducational Catholic high school close by in Mitchelton.

 

 

Amenities

 

Buyers agent EnoggeraEnoggera has small retail shops and cafes along Wardell Street and Samford Road. Enoggera Village provides a good range of takeaway options, convenience store and a newsagency. Close by is K&K Creative Toys for quality children’s gifts.

On the old site of the Enoggera Bowls Club is Pickering Place.It provides a mix of recreational and sporting facilities as well as a cafe. For more on Pickering Place have a look at their website here.

 

The well known Pickering Street has many commercial and retail stores from home lighting to motorbikes. 

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The closest grocery stores depend on which part of the suburb you live – either Ashgrove or Everton Park. Enoggera is also very close to Brookside Shopping Centre which provides many options for retail therapy. The shops also close by in Everton Park include Spotlight, Harvey Norman and Anaconda as well as the excellent Charlie’s Fruit Market and a range of other groceries and restaurant options.

 

Green Space

 

Enoggera buyers agent The major park in Enoggera is right beside Hillbrook Anglican School – Enogerra Memorial Park. This hosts the Enoggera Scout Group, Ashgrove Cricket Club, Mayne Tigers AFC and the Everton Wolves Junior Australian Football Club. 

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Corbett Street Playground is in a small park on the western side of Kedron Brook. Here you can access the Kedron Brook bikeway.

Just across the other side of Kedron Brook, officially in Alderley, is Grinstead Park with its excellent playground, exercise equipment and picnic facilities.

 

 

Enoggera also has close access to the Banks Street Reserve with its opportunities for walking and mountain biking. 

 

 

Employment Hubs

 

Locals living in Enoggera either work in the local retail shops or businesses, at the Gallipoli Barracks, commute to the CBD,  or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs.  Enoggera is approximately 15km to the Airport for those locals that travel interstate for work.

 

Typical Property Style

 

Enoggera has post war stand alone houses with a few areas of character homes. There many areas of low-medium density residential (LMR) zoning which allows a 2-3 storey mix of units or townhouses. Most of the unit buildings are along the main roads.

Also dominant in the suburb are Queenslanders and pre-war character homes ripe for renovation and old post-war homes ready for a big renovation or demolition. 

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Demographics

 

Enoggera is an area of wealth, with the weekly family income at $2,793 (the Queensland average is $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 57% and 43% for renters.

The top 3 life stages for people living in Enoggera are:

  • Independent Youth 18.6%; 
  • Established couples or families 13.9% and;
  • Maturing couples and families 13.3%.

There are quite a lot of military personnel and their families who live in the area as well as young professionals.

 

 

Most Desirable Area

 

There are many highly desirable pockets in Enoggera to consider including the elevated positions backing onto bush reserve or parkland, and/or with city views or views to the mountains. There are a lot of quiet, tree-lined and family orientated streets which are in high demand by young families and established and maturing families.

Staying away from the main roads and the low areas prone to flooding is the best way to buy well in Enoggera. There are quite a few older properties which can be a good way to get into the market in this suburb.

 

Least Desirable Area

 

As Enoggera is close to bushland and Kedron Brook there are a few areas that you need to be aware of in regards to bushfire risks and flooding as shown below.

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The least desirable parts of Enoggera are those on main roads such as Samford Road and Wardell Street.   Not only are there negative noise impacts (in orange and brown & yellow below) but also air quality impacts as shown in pink below.

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Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Enoggera as at December 2020 is $730,000 with the upper quartile price at $862,375 and the lower quartile price sitting at $633,500.  

The median price value for units is $420,000. The upper quartile price sits at $450,000 and the lower quartile price at $371,000. 

 

Suburb Growth

 

The compound growth rate for Enoggera over the last 5 years to August 2020 has been 2.4% for houses and 1.9% for units.

Enoggera Connect Facebook group gives you the opportunity to connect with community members and ask questions. You can request to join here.

 

I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Enoggera.  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 Enoggera Buyers Agents.

 

 

 

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Geebung Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Geebung Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Looking to purchase a home or investment property in Geebung?  As Geebung Buyers Agents we have compiled everything you need to know into this Guide.  It contains useful information regarding what is important when choosing a place your next property.

 

Geebung!

 

Geography:

Geebung is located approximately 12km from the Brisbane CBD to the North. The area is vibrant and family friendly. Geebung is located centrally to take advantage of shopping precincts, parks and transport options. The neighbourhood is hilly & elevated with a few street achieving city or Bay views.

The suburb takes its name from its railway station, which in turn was named after the fruit of the plant Persoonia media, known as “jibung” in the Dharuk language. The suburb was the location for a significant fossil discovery in 2013. The fossils were the remains of a rare 50-million-year-old crocodile like species and several other animals.

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Transport:

Geebung has two train stations that easily service the entire suburb, towards Virginia you have the Sunshine Station and towards Zillmere is the location of the Geebung station. This gives residence who live in the area traffic free transportation to the CBD. In the future this will become even more important as population growth comes into play and roads become more congested.

The future metro line will service Chermside which may be convenient for residence living on the west side of Geebung. please see below Metro Network.

Buses service the suburb as well but you will find Geebung is mostly a car dependent area that doesn’t experience much traffic so getting around the suburb and to surrounding suburbs is relatively easy. To view the current public transport options visit the Translink site HERE.

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Education:

Geebung falls into two primary school catchments, these are Geebung State School & Zillmere State School both of these schools are not enrollment managed so you can apply to attend either of them after completing your research. 

For High School catchments, Geebung is also split into two catchment zones, one being Wavell Heights State High School and the other is Aspley State High School. Wavell heights State High is a very desirable school and this one is enrollment managed whilst Aspley high is not enrollment managed. 

When it comes to education, it is hard for us to tell you what the best school is in this Geebung Guide and this is because everyone’s preference is different when it comes to education. Click HERE to search the school catchments on a particular property address. 

 

Geebung Buyers AgentAmenities & Green Space:

Geebung is located very conveniently to a number of locations on the Northside, because of its central location, travelling to other locations has become quite easy.

Geebung has an array of cafes and parks, Marchant Park & Bowden Park are very popular spots for locals to enjoy the green space. Geebung has the Indian Motorcycle Museum of Australia and when you venture just outside the suburb you can find yourself at Virginia gold Club, Westfield Shopping centre and Fresh food markets.

Because of the close proximity to Sandgate Road and the Aspley homemaker centre you will find it very convenient to find retail shops for whatever you may need there is even a huge Christmas warehouse for the festive season.

  

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Geebung is located a short drve or walk to Westfield Shopping Precinct Chermside and with Chermside rapidy changing to more of a higher density hub there has been heaps more commercial spaces for businesses to get into the area. Chermside also has St Vincents Private Hospital Northside. 

Geebung is also close proximity to Virginia industrial area which is home to an array of business. some residence still commute the CBD for work and can do so easily by using the transport network.  

 

Typical Block Size & Property Type:

 

Geebung in significantly dominated by post war homes, these are mostly cottage style older homes or modern brick and tile residences. The block size is generally around the 600sqm with some larger block sized that are able to be subdivided into smaller 40sqm lots. The 800sqm blocks are highly desirable for investors and developers as they are quite scarce due to the tightly held location. 

 

 

Geebung Buyers AgentDemographics:

Geebung is an area with a higher than average level of wealth.  The weekly family income is at $1,959 (Qld avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 66.39% and 33.61% for renters.  What you want to see is a superior percentage of owner occupiers in any particular suburb compared to renters.  This shows the desirability of a suburb for owner occupiers which will help to drive capital growth due to desirability for the suburb over time.

Geebung is the next suburb out from Wavell Heights, As Wavell Heights gets closer and closer to the million dollar mark Geebung is becoming more popular due to its affordability. 

 

Geebung Buyers AgentMost Desirable Area:

Geebing is generally all round a desirable suburb. The best pockets are the locations that have high elevation and green leafy surrounds, these are streets like Pomeroy, Sunfields & Maberley! these streets also have some good size blocks of m=land which make them desirable for families. 

 

Least Desirable Area:

It is difficult to pinpoint the lease desirable pockets within Geebung, We would have to say staying away from main roads and train line noise would be our main recommendation. Because there is also two creeks within Geebung is is also important to check flooding and avoid properties that are in the flood zone. 

 

Median Price Values:

Median Price values in Geebung are $585,000 with the upper quartile price at $662,500 and the lower quartile price sitting at $530,000.

 

Geebung Buyers AgentSuburb Growth:

The capital growth rate for Geebung over the last 5 years has been 24.8%.

I hope the information in this Geebung Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in this location. If you need further help from and Geebung Buyers Agent to secure a property in this location we can help!  Please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below. To read other posts like this Geebung Buyers Guide click HERE.

 

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Albion Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy

Albion Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in the sought after suburb of Albion? We as Albion Buyers Agent and Brisbane experts have made it easy for you by compiling everything we know into this Albion Buyers Guide. This article will share with you what is important to know when choosing a place to live or to invest in.

 

Albion

 

Geography:

Albion is located approximately 6km from the Brisbane CBD towards the northeast. The area is known for its heritage listed & popular pubs (Breakfast Creek Hotel, Albion Exchange Hotel & The Albion Hotel). There are desirable pockets within Albion, Brisbane that have wide streets with character homes that are elevated to take in the city views.

There are a large number of landmarks established in Albion. Aside from the Hotels, Albion has 25 additional Heritage listed sites, a place full of character. Albion has a mix of high-density unit complexes, town houses & character protected Queenslanders. Albion also provides commercial, industrial and large green spaces that take up most of the small city fringe suburb.

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Transport:

To the north end of Albion you do have access to a designated train line, this is located close to the residential areas so is very convenient for access to the CBD. You are only three stations away from the city centre so it is a short and sweet journey. The train line would be the number one most popular transport option for this location. A large chunk of Albion closer to the river is zoned Industrial, which does not have any designated transport corridors.

 

Education:

The primary state school options for Albion are very desirable; there are four enrollment managed schools depending on where you live in Albion. Windor State School, Wooloowin State School, Ascot State School & Eagle Junction State School. For high school Albion is currently sitting in Kedron State high School with is also a desirable enrollment managed school. With the new construction of the Brand new vertical school Fortitude Valley State Secondary College will have future acceptance for the south end of Albion. To check the school catchments please click on the following link HERE.

Education preferences is a very personal decision and in this Albion Buyers Guide we have not ranked the schools, please conduct your own research to determine what is most important to you when it comes to education.

 

Amenities:

Albion Buyers GuideNow Albion has in the past been more of a convenient location to travel to the surrounding areas that give a lot of desirable amenities. Driving to Clayfield, Gasworks, Ascot, Kedron brook road is all easy access from Albion. However, as Brisbane changes there is a lot happening to modernise and revamp Albion.

The Albion Exchange development will bring a long list of benefits to the area. According to the development application, the proposed $750 million development aims to connect the east and west of Albion, which is currently segregated by the train line. The development will position the site as a community hub that provides new residential accommodation, office space, dining and shopping facilities, including $28.7M of upgraded transport facilities and public access to the Albion Train Station.

There is also the proposed Lamingtion Markets in Lutwyche, which would be a short walk from the residential properties in Albion, this is a game changer for the area. Click on the links to read more about the new developments coming to Albion.

 

Green Space:

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There are two designated green spaces that are a short walk from any location within Albion.

Windsor Park is an open green space that can be enjoyed see diagram of this park pictured. Crosby Park is home to the Brother’s Rugby Club and Albion dog park. For those that are active walking to the Brisbane River will give you an expansive boardwalk to keep you moving with options to walk to Teneriffe or to the east through Hamilton.

 

Employment Hubs:

Majority of locals living in Albion would commute to the CBD, there is still easy access to the Airport from Albion’s central location and there is access to the Tunnels that can take you north, to the CBD or skip the city to the Southside.

 

Typical Block Size & House type:

 Albion is where you find a mix of large family homes on large blocks of land and some smaller developments coming to the area by splitting the larger blocks into smaller ones, the majority of the residential streets in the suburb are typically either on 405sqm or 810sqm bocks. A few of the 810sqm blocks have a house on them that is too large to move to one side so will remain a 810sqm block. 

In Albion the majority of properties are character Queenslanders. Queenslanders in Brisbane are protected from demolition so most families in the area add modern extensions on the back or stick to the true character of the home through a renovation. The back entertaining extensions work a treat for those properties that have city views.

 

Demographics:

Albion is an area with mixed demographics but high wealth occupying the houses in this suburb, the weekly family income is at $2,569 (qld avg. $1,661). According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 40.12% and 59.88% for renters. This is to be taken with a grain of salt as this would reflect the high rises and smaller unit complexes in the location that have been purchased by investors.

 

Most Desirable Area:

Before I get into the most desirable area lets break down Albion’s Zoning.

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This section of Albion to the south is all zoned either Industrial (purple) or high density residential and commercial. there is no low density residential in this section of Albion. This Section of Albion is the central location. This is where you will find High density unit complexes and commercial/shopping hub. This will be development zone for the Albion Exchange development.
This pocket of Albion is where there is medium density residential so some areas have small unit complexes and town homes. there is a lot of character Queensland homes in this area as well that are protected from demolition. The remainder of this section are pre-war homes that are protected from demolition.

This section on Albion is to the north, it is an elevated position with a few streets that achieve city views. Homes that are close to the Train line (yellow) are impacted by the noise. A lot of the homes in this pocket are pre-war and protected from demolition.


There are not many highly desirable pockets in Albion to choose from, when you break down the suburb, a very small portion of it is residential housing so there is not much choice. The most desirable position is to the north of Albion on the left side of the train line, these houses are free from flooding, have clear city views and are very centrally located. Streets like Stoneleigh Street and Marne Road are highly elevated and desirable.

 

Least Desirable Area:

The least desirable locations for houses would be within the noise-impacted areas by the train line and Sandgate road. This noise is heavy and can impact on the peaceful enjoyment of a property. There are also a couple of streets that are very close to the industrial sections on Albion and these areas would have some impact that may make them less desirable than the north-west section of Albion.

 

Median Price Values:

Median Price values in Albion are $876,000 with the upper quartile price at $960,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $735,000.

 

Suburb Growth:

The capital growth rate for Albion over the last 5 years has been 20% for houses and -8.5% for units.

I hope the information in this Albion Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Albion. 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.

 

 

 

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Tarragindi Buyers Guide – Read this Before You Buy

Tarragindi Buyers Guide – Read this Before You Buy

Tarragindi

 

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Tarragindi? How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you? As Tarragindi 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.

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Geography

 

Tarragindi is located approximately 6km south from the Brisbane CBD. The area is hilly, with mostly residential housing and is a leafy green suburb that is family friendly.  

The suburb was named after a native who was transported in the late nineteenth century to Queensland. Such people, called Kanakas, were a cheap source of labour for sugarcane production.

Apparently, Tarragindi escaped and was subsequently employed by Alfred Foote of Ipswich. Later, he cleared land for William Grimes (related to Alfred Foote) on a hill near Sandy Creek and the property was named after him.

Tarragindi has a lot of history, in the Indigenous history, The Coorparoo group maintained the are and had cultural links to other neighboring communities including territorially-neutral pathways, river crossings and ceremonies. A bora ring was known to have been maintained in Tarragindi.

European settlement began 1857. An early land-owner (and later Mayor of Brisbane and member of parliament), Thomas Stephens, established a woolscour and later a fellmongery in the northern part of the suburb near Essie Avenue. Another land-holder was James Toohey who leased properties for cattle runs.

During the Second World War, Tarragindi was the site of a field hospital administered first by the American Army. After the war, housing commission homes were built for residents. 

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There are good schools and quite a few diverse parks in the area. The most desirable pockets to buy property are in quiet, elevated streets with views.

 

Transport

 

Tarragindi benefits from its close proximity to the South East Busway.  Being so close to the city means that getting a bus into the CBD only takes 15 minutes from the Holland Park West station.  You can have a look at the bus routes on the Translink website.

Tarragindi will also benefit from the new Metro which will follow along the same location as the south East Busway which follows along the M1 Motorway. The Metro will benefit the southern suburbs of Brisbane by bringing them traffic free transport to the CBD.

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Education

 

Education starts with the kindergarten options of The Learning Sanctuary, Tarragindi Childcare and Development & Tarragindi War Memorial Kindergarten

All three Kindergartens are centrally located to the suburb and easy to access. 

 

The Primary School options for Tarragindi include the popular Wellers Hill State School, Marshall Road State School & Junction Park State School. All of these schools are enrollment managed.

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For high school, Most of Tarragindi is in the enrollment managed catchment for Holland Park State High School and a smaller section of the suburb is in the catchment for Yeronga State High School which is not currenly enrollment managed. 

You can have a look at their results in regards to Year 12 results and compare with other schools at the Better Education website here.

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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.

You can also find more information about each school at The Good Schools Guide.

 

Amenities

 

Tarragindi is not an area that holds retail zones so you will need to travel outside the suburb for specialty stores including Woolworths and Coles. Tarragindi provides small coffee shops, hair salons and small retail stores for the locals. Conveniently, Tarragindi gives ease of access to Garden City Shopping Centre for bigger retail stores. Other amenities within the suburb include the famous and highly popular Tarragindi Fruit Barn, a post office and small business takeaway restaurants. 

Because Tarragindi is so central it is very easy to zip around to other popular hubs in neighbouring suburbs.  

 

Green Space

 

Tarragindi is an area known to be a green leafy suburb. It has up to 16 different parks and playgrounds for the community.  The largest of these (not including Toohey Forest) is Weller Road Park located between Weller road and Marshall Road.  Another popular big park is the Tarragindi Recreation Reserve Perfect for sports, picnics and family afternoons at the park. 

As with most family friendly suburbs the parks are quite busy on weekends and afternoons. 

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There are an array of smaller parks scattered throughout the suburb keeping the streets of Tarragindi leafy green and accessible with small children for the locals. 

Toohey Forest Park, the largest area of remnant bushland in Brisbane, is also very close by with picnic areas, walking tracks, mountain biking trails and even bouldering opportunities for the adventurous.

 

 

Employment Hubs

 

Locals living in Tarragindi either commute to the CBD, the Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs.

Some residence may enjoy the easy access to the M1 to take you to the Gold Coast as well. 

 

Typical Property Style

 

Tarragindi typically has Queenslanders and 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 some development sites in this location as well that are highly desirable for both developers and families looking to build their dream home or just looking for that larger block of land. Check out the below new build in Tarragindi which you can find further photos on the sold tab or realestate.com. 

 

 

Demographics

 

Tarragindi is an area with a high level of wealth.  The weekly family income is at $2,600 (Qld avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 70% and 30% for renters. What you want to see is a superior percentage of owner occupiers in any particular suburb compared to renters. This shows the desirability of a suburb for owner occupiers which will help to drive capital growth due to desirability for the suburb over time.

Tarragindi is an area that is rapidly gentrifying. Families are purchasing the older homes and because its the closest suburb to the CBD that is predominately low density residential as oppose to character residential where properties are protected from demolition, it makes for a great area to knock down the older post war homes and create large executive family homes. 

 

 

Most Desirable Area

 

The most desirable areas in Tarragindi are elevated in quiet streets with an outlook toward the city. Some of the streets with city views are: Pring Street, Prior Street, Denham Terrace, Bramston Street, Andrew Avenue, Effingham Street & Vista Avenue. 

 

 

Least Desirable Area

 

The least desirable areas in Tarragindi are on the main roads, properties that are flood affected and the pockets that are affected by the flight path. Tarragindi is an area that is outside the noise overlay for airplanes however in some pockets you can hear the planes especially during peak flight times. To check a particular address to see if it is affected by the flight paths please click here

Below I have added a picture of the overlays that may impact the desirability of the location. I have the bushfire overlay, overland flow as well as the transport noise corridor overlays selected. 

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Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Tarragindi is is $825,000 with the upper quartile price at $1,082,500 and the lower quartile price sitting at $740,250.  If you’re looking to buy one of the new executive homes, then expect to pay over $1.5mil.

 

Suburb Growth

 

The Capital Growth rate for Tarragindi has been 5% per annum for the last 5 years.

The vacancy rate according to SQM research is 1.2%

You can find out up to date news for the area and local interest stories at Tarragindi News here

There is also the Tarragindi 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 Tarragindi.  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 Tarragindi Buyers Agents.

 

 

 

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Hamilton Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Hamilton Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in the sought after suburb of Hamilton? We and Hamilton Buyers Agents have made it easy for you by compiling everything we know into this Hamilton Buyers Guide. this Article contains information about everything we know and what is important to know when choosing a place to live or to invest in.

Hamilton

Geography:

Hamilton is located approximately 6km from the Brisbane CBD towards the northeast. The area is vibrant and modern. Hamilton is located along the north bank of the Brisbane River; the neighbourhood is hilly & elevated with views of the CBD. Hamilton was historically known as a popular hotel district. Hamilton Hill was popular for mansions back in the day due to its exclusive elevation and views of the CBD. Now you will see a mix of large homes, tall residential complexes, industrial warehouses and vibrant entertainment hubs.

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Hamilton Buyers GuideTransport:

The number one most convenient transport option for locals is the Ferry service; there are a number of terminals along the riverbank to transport residents to the CBD or any other location along the Brisbane River. There is also close proximity access to the train line form the Ascot or Doomben stations access to the CBD. There is access to regular bus services throughout the suburb and Hamilton is very close to the Gateway motorway making trips to the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast very convenient.To view the public transport options visit the Translink site HERE.

 

 

 

Education:

The State School options for Hamilton include the highly desirable enrollment managed school Ascot State School, Hamilton State School and the high schools Aviation High and Clayfield College. Most high-income earning families in the area choose to enroll their kids into private schools especially for the high school years. Some private schools close by include, St Agatha’s Primary School, St Rita’s College, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and Nudgee College. Now when it comes to education it is hard for us to tell you what the best school is in the Hamilton Buyers Guide and this is because everyone preference if different when it comes to kids education.

 

Amenities:

Hamilton is a hub for entertainment and nearly everyone in Brisbane has come to Hamilton to visit the famous and popular Eat Street Markets on the Northshore. There are an array of restaurants along the riverbank and the popular Hamilton Hotel for a great pub feed. As you head further east closer to the Airport there is DFO shopping precinct and the Royal Queensland Gold Club to enjoy.

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Green Space:

There are some greet greenspaces in and near Hamilton, Hercules street Park is located centrally and you are also close by to the Albion Park Paceway as well as close access to Newstead Park that can be accessed via a tranquil walk along the Brisbane river.

 

Hamilton Buyers GuideEmployment Hubs:

Majority of locals living in Hamilton would commute to the CBD, Kingsford Smith Drive has just had a recent upgrade to help commuters access the CBD easily. Hamilton is also only 8km to the Airport for those locals that travel interstate for work.

 

Typical Block Size & Property Type:

Hamilton is a mix of high-density unit complexes as well as large family homes on Hamilton Hill. The typical block size is very mixed in this location, In the previous year’s Hamilton has experienced an oversupply in apartments and town houses around the port of Brisbane development which have now been absorbed from people moving to the area locally and from interstate. Parkside Circuit is a new development that offers brand next executive style town houses and unit complexes next to the Royal Queensland Gold Club however watch out for the mozzies as its built in front of mangroves.

In Hamilton you will see many character queenslader homes on the hill, these are all mostly protected from demolition and can not be replaced with new homes, If you are lucky enough to find a site that has a post war property then you can knock down and build a brand new property, As this is a high wealth suburb you will see major renovations on the older Queenslanders. Hamilton also has high density units, these units are modern and brand new however typically stock standard quality. Complexes in Hamilton like to include gyms, pools and other lifestyle amenities to attract investors, owner occupiers and tenants.

 

Hamilton Buyers GuideDemographics:

Hamilton is an area with high wealth, the weekly family income is at $2,895 (qld avg. $1,661). According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 50.88% and 49.12% for renters. This is due to the array of high-density unit complexes that introduced off the plan investing to the area. Owner-occupiers dominate most of the houses in Hamilton.

 

Hamilton Buyers GuideMost Desirable Area:

You cannot go past Hamilton Hill as the most desirable location in Hamilton. Elevated, high on the hill with both city and river views. This area is also outside of the plane noise overlay from the new runway.

 

Least Desirable Area:

Now that the brand New Runway has been built at the Brisbane Airport over 50% of Hamilton is now affected by strong plan noise. Even though Parkside circuit is a very new and beautiful development the mozzies, plane noise, industrial zoning and low-lying land (flood impacted) would be a deterrent for some.

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Median Price Values:

Median Price values in Hamilton are $1,401,944 with the upper quartile price at $1,880,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $950,000.

Hamilton Buyers GuideSuburb Growth:

The capital growth rate for Hamilton over the last 5 years has been 16.3%.

I hope the information in this Hamilton Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Hamilton. 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 read other posts like this Hamilton Buyers Guide click HERE.

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Salisbury Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Salisbury Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in the sought after suburb of Salisbury? We as Salisbury Buyers Agents have made it easy for you by compiling everything we know into this Salisbury Buyers Guide. This Article contains information about everything we know and what is important to know when choosing a place to live or to invest in.

 

Salisbury

 

Geography:

Salisbury is located approximately 12.7km from the Brisbane CBD towards the South. The area is vibrant and family friendly. Salisbury is located near the Kedron Brook for access to green space, bike and walking tracks. The neighbourhood has medium elevation and some streets achieve city glimpses and leafy green views to the Reserve.

Salisbury was named after the residence of William Coote, an early Brisbane engineer, architect, journalist and political figure, who lived in the area. It is presumed to refer to Salisbury in England.The Beenleigh railway line opened in 1885 which included the Salisbury railway station to service the area. 

On 20 July 1912, The main Salisbury Township Estate, Salisbury located off Main Road (now known as Lilian Avenue) was advertised to be sold on site, by Arthur Blackwood. The estate consisted of 442 predominantly 32 perch (800m2) blocks, consisting of the entire area between Lillian Ave, Cripps Street, Fairlie Terrace and Rocky Water Holes

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Transport:

The number one transport usage for Salisbury is the Train line, Buses do service the area and will conveniently take you to Westfield Shopping Centre and surrounds however, in terms of access to the CBD for work or leisure the train is the best option taking you straight to central station.

As our roads become more congested with cars over time living near these designated transport corridors will be very convenient. The train provides traffic free transport which is a huge plus. To view the current public transport options visit the Translink site HERE.

 

 

Education:

Most of the residential sections in Salisbury are covered in the Salisbury state school catchment, with about 4 streets falling into the Coopers Plains State School catchment. Both schools are not enrollment managed so you could apply to either whilst living in Salisbury. 

For high School catchments, Salisbury residence are split in the middle between three schools, Yeronga State high School, Holland Park State High School & Sunnybank State High school Both Yeronga and Sunnybank are not enrollment managed schools however Holland Park is enrollment managed. This is an enrollment managed school. I would say it is uncommon for residence of the area to send their kids to private schools but as the area rapidly gentrifies this may change. The private school options in the area are the boys Brisbane Christian College (primary and secondary campuses) & St. Pius Catholic Primary School.

When it comes to education, it is hard for us to tell you what the best school is in the Salisbury Buyers Guide and this is because everyone’s preference if different when it comes to education. Click HERE to search the school catchments on a particular property address. 

 

 

Salisbury buyers agentAmenities & Green Space:

Salisbury is located a short and convenient drive to Westfield Garden city shopping centre, Salisbury has that small community vibe where everyone knows everyone and all can congregate at the local cafes that are established in the center of Salisbury. Griffith University at Nathan is next door which has very easy access from Salisbury and a little bit further and you will find yourself at the Mount Gravatt Griffith campus.

Apart from the Toohey Forest Park there are a couple of smaller parks to enjoy that are within waling distance to anywhere is Salisbury, Salisbury is not a large subube and the residential hub is quite close. some parks include Russ Hall Park, Salisbury recreation Reserve, Lillian Ave park, Rosebank Square Park, Bill Moore Park, Assembly Street Park and rocky water hole which connects the parks through a stream. Plenty of areas to take the kids for some outdoor fun. 

 

  

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Salisbury is conveniently located near major industrial hub as well as a short from from Westfield at Garden city. The train line gives easy access to the Brisbane CBD as well. 

 

 

 

Salisbury buyers agentTypical Block Size & Property Type:

Salisbury typically has post war homes. The typical type of property you will see is the post war cottages surrounding the whole suburb with some mixed in modern new builds. The post war cottages are decent size, usually 3 to 4 bedrooms unless they have been extended, they carry small amounts of character and can be removed from the site to make way for a brand new property. 

Typical block sizes in Salisbury are 600sqm or 800sqm. Most of the 800sqm blocks are being rapidly snapped up by developers or home buyers who split them and build two executive new builds on the site turning them into 400sqm blocks of land or for home buyers especially building thier dream home on the larger blocks of land. 

 

 

Demographics:

Salisbury is an area with a higher than average level of wealth.  The weekly family income is at $2,040 (Qld avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 69.10% and 30.90% for renters. What you want to see is a superior percentage of owner occupiers in any particular suburb compared to renters.  This shows the desirability of a suburb for owner occupiers which will help to drive capital growth due to desirability for the suburb over time.

Salisbury is on the rise in terms of house prices. It is the next suburb out from Tarragindi & Holland Park which has reached considerably higher sale prices than Salisbury and pushing the median buyers out further. In Tarragindi & Holland Park houses are very high in price and Salisbury, at this stage is still more affordable for families looking for that lifestyle but the larger family home. Because of the affordability, the area is rapidly gentrifying and prices are rising due to the demand.

 

 

Salisbury buyers agentMost Desirable Area:

Salisbury is generally a desirable pocket, this is especially so in center of Salisbury, you are within walking distance to the train line, schools, parks, cafe’s and this area has a strong community feel as it is a small area. Streets like, Blackwood Road, Henson road, Ness Road and Douglas road are highly desirable because of their elevation and location. some sites may achieve a city glimpse and/or a lush green outlook towards Toohey Forest Park.

 

Least Desirable Area:

The least desirable areas in Salisbury are to the North of rocky Water Hole, here the properties are surrounded by more industrial buildings and avoiding the locations that back onto the main road and train line. 

 

 

Median Price Values:

Median Price values in Salisbury are $610,000 with the upper quartile price at $669,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $540,000.

 

 

Salisbury buyers agentSuburb Growth:

The capital growth rate for Salisbury over the last 5 years has been 20.5%.

I hope the information in this Salisbury Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in this location. If you need further help from and Salisbury Buyers Agent to secure a property in this location we can help!  Please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below. To read other posts like this Salisbury Buyers Guide click HERE.

 

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Ashgrove Buyers Guide – A Useful Guide Before You Buy

Ashgrove Buyers Guide – A Useful Guide Before You Buy

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Ashgrove?  How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you?  As Ashgrove Buyers Agents we have made it easy, by compiling information that is important for you when considering Ashgrove for your home or investment purchase.

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Geography

 

Ashgrove is a suburb of Brisbane that has plenty of history and is located approximately 4km north-west from the Brisbane CBD.  It stretches from the bordering suburbs of Red Hill, Newmarket, Alderley, Bardon and The Gap.  The suburb is well known for its leafy streets, hilly terrain and Ashgrovian houses. 

Ashgrove’s native name is ‘Kallindarbin’[5] and was originally inhabited by the indigenous ‘Turrbal’ or ‘Duke of York clan’.[6] The main thoroughfare, Waterworks Road, was built on a Turrbal pathway that led to Mount Coot-tha, a place of the ‘Honey-Bee Dreaming’ and to the Enoggera Reservoir.

Being close to the foothills of the eastern side Mt Coot-tha, the opportunities for nature-based activities are excellent.  There are many parks with playgrounds, sporting fields and nature reserves in the area.  Ashgrove has multiple desirable pockets that are quiet and elevated to take in the surrounding bush and city views.

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There are quite a few heritage listed landmarks are in Ashgrove such as Glen Lyon at 34 Glenlyon Drive, and St John’s Wood House also known as Granite House, which was one of the first homesteads in the area which still has it’s name of St John’s Wood. There is a complete list of heritage sites in Ashgrove here. You can read more about Ashgrove’s history here.

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Glen Lyon

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Granite House with Cedar House (right) 1880

 

 

Transport

 

Buses provide the main public transport options in Ashgrove along Waterworks Road and Stewart Road. It’s a scenic ride through Red Hill to the city and doesn’t take long even in peak hour. For timetables have a look at the Translink website to plan your journey here.

Bike riding is a popular way to travel as well being so close to the city although the terrain is hilly. 

 

Education

 

 

The education options for Ashgrove residents begin with Ashgrove Memorial Kindy, C&K Ashgrove West Preschool, Green Leaves Early Learning Ashgrove and Goodstart Ashgrove.

Ashgrove Buyers AgentPrimary State School options for Ashgrove include Ashgrove State School which was established in 1877, Oakleigh State School and Ithaca Creek State School

 

 

 

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For high school a lot of families in the area choose to enrol their kids into private schools or send them to the high achieving The Gap State High School.

The private schools in the suburb are: Mt St Michael’s and Marist College Ashgrove. 

 

To find out more about how to determine school catchment zones in Brisbane read our blog for in depth information here.

 

Amenities

 

The biggest hub of shops and cafes are at the junction of Waterworks Road, Stewart Road and Ashgrove Avenue. As well as the three big grocery stores, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi you’ll find bakeries, butchers, seafood, chemists and the list goes on. There are multiple locations within Ashgrove for coffee shops, hair salons, small retail stores, restaurants and bars.

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The well hidden Junk Bar on Ashgrove Avenue is popular and has featured many evenings of live music. You can hire the venue for functions or its open on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information have a look at their website here.

 

There are many businesses located on Waterworks Road including the Pet Cafe, Midas Automative Services and one of the best Vets in the area – Ashgrove VetLove.

The West Ashgrove complex provides a range of services including Australia Post, cafes – the newest one being Corn Street, restaurants and boutique fashion stores such as Our Sunroom and L’adore & Co. There is also a newer bar across the road beside the hairdresser, physio, and a medical centre –  The Local Larder and Wine Bar.

There really are so many businesses – have a look at Must Do Brisbane’s website on things to do in Ashgrove here and here for West Ashgrove (please note that Macho Macho is now closed).

 

Green Space

 

Buyers agent AshgroveYou are spoilt for choice of green space in Ashgrove.  There are many parks and playgrounds for the community including Dorrington Park with sporting fields and a cafe right next door to the fenced “Enchanted Forest” playground. There’s also a skate park, basketball half-court and hockey fields.

St John’s Wood has some lovely parkland along Enogerra Creek including a walkway and bikeway along the Ashgrove Sportsground and Des Connor Fields to Dorrington Park. Here are some more details.  

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Another popular park for dog owners to meet up at is Sunset Park with its off-leash dog area.   

 

 

For a full list of parks in Ashgrove have a look at the Brisbane City Council’s website here.

 

 

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Another green space is the Ashgrove Golf Club which is close to The Gap boundary and also has a restaurant with function room.

 

 

 

Much of Ashgrove has very close access to the bush with many opportunities for walking and mountain biking. As well as access to Mt Coot-tha Reserve picnic areas and the multitude of trails including to the summit to the lookout over Brisbane. The Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens are also very close with it’s wide range of attractions.

 

 

Employment Hubs

 

Locals living in Ashgrove either work in the local retail shops or businesses, commute to the CBD, the University of Queensland or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs.  Ashgrove is approximately 18km to the Airport for those locals that travel interstate for work.

 

Typical Property Style

 

Ashgrove’s characteristic home is the Ashgrovian on typically larger blocks of land. 

Ashgrovian is the term coined for a variation of the Queenslander built between the late 1920s and World War II in the suburb of Ashgrove in Brisbane.

Also dominant in the suburb are Queenslanders and pre-war character homes ripe for renovation and old post-war homes ready for a big renovation or demolition. There are many new executive homes in the suburb – quite often on a block that has been split from the original large size to a 405m2 lot size.

There are some apartment buildings on the busier roads such as Waterworks Road and some smaller townhouses hidden in the area.

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Demographics

 

Ashgrove is an area with high wealth with the weekly family income at $3,257 (more than half of the Queensland average of $1,661!).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 71% and 29% for renters.

The top 3 life stages for people living in Ashgrove are:

  • Established couples or families 20.7%; 
  • Older couples and families 18.6% and;
  • Maturing couples and families 12.1%.

A lot of families with young children move into the area and bring up their children there until adulthood.

 

 

Most Desirable Area

 

There are many highly desirable pockets in Ashgrove to consider including the elevated positions backing onto bush reserve or parkland, and/or with city views or views to the mountains. There are a lot of quiet, tree-lined and family orientated streets which are in high demand by young families and established and maturing families.

Staying away from the main roads and the low areas prone to flooding is the best way to buy well in Ashgrove but due to the higher prices compromising on road noise can be a way to get into the area.  

Least Desirable Area

 

 

As Ashgrove is close to bushland and Ithaca Creek there are a few areas that you need to be aware of in regards to bushfire risks and flooding as shown here. 

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The least desirable parts of Ashgrove are those on main roads such as Waterworks Road, Jubilee Terrace and Stewart Road. Not only are there noise impacts (in orange and brown below) but also air quality impacts as shown in pink below.

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Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Ashgrove as at October 2020 is $1,035,000 with the upper quartile price at $1,355,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $839,500.  If you’re looking for a home on a large block and not in need of renovation then be prepared to spend at least in the mid-high $1 million range.

The median price value for units is $440,000. The upper quartile price sits at $510,000 and the lower quartile price at $365,000. 

 

Suburb Growth

 

The compound growth rate for Ashgrove over the last 5 years to August 2020 has been 4.2% for houses and -0.5% for units.

You can find out up to date news for the area and local interest stories at Ashgrove Today here. The Ashgrove Community Facebook group for asking questions can be accessed here.

 

I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Ashgrove. 

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 Ashgrove Buyers Agents.

 

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Wavell Heights Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Wavell Heights Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in the sought after suburb of Wavell Heights? We as Wavell Heights Buyers Agents have made it easy for you by compiling everything we know into this Wavell Heights Buyers Guide. This Article contains information about everything we know and what is important to know when choosing a place to live or to invest in.

 

Wavell Heights

 

Geography:

Wavell Heights is located approximately 10.5km from the Brisbane CBD towards the North. The area is vibrant and family friendly. Wavell Heights is located near the Kedron Brook for access to green space, bike and walking tracks. The neighbourhood is hilly & elevated with many streets achieving city views. In 1941 the Brisbane City Council requested that the area commonly known as West Nundah be recognised as Wavell Heights. It is named after Field Marshal Lord Wavell who was the Commander-In-Chief of the Allied Forces in the Middle East during the Second World War.

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Transport:

Wavell Heights does not have a lot of options for public transport, the area does rely on buses to get to and from the CBD. If you live close enough to the East side of Wavell Heights you may be able to walk to the train lines that service through Nundah, Northgate and Virginia.

Brisbane is preparing for the future and near Wavell Heights there will be and extension made to the current designated bus way that currently stops at Gordon Park. The designated bus way will be delivered in stages for total completion by 2026. the Bus way will travel along Gympie road in Kedron through to Chermside and then on to Bracken Ridge. A designated bus way is a transport corridor that only carries buses. This means the buses that use this bus way will not be impacted by car traffic as it won’t rely on main roads.

As our roads become more congested with cars over time living near these designated transport corridors will be very convenient. Now, this bus way is not in Wavell Heights either but will give opportunity for all those living on the west side of Wavell Heights access to traffic free transport. To view the current public transport options visit the Translink site HERE.

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Education:

Wavell Heights State School opened in 1948 following a post war expansion in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. The state school covers most of Wavell Heights as it is centrally located in the suburb however when you live on the edge of the suburb you may fall into the catchments surrounding Wavell Heights, this may include, Kedron State School, Nundah State School, Virginia State School & Geebung State school. All are enrollment managed except for Geebung state School. 

For high School catchments, Wavell Heights State high School covers all living within the suburb. This is an enrollment managed school. When it comes to education, it is hard for us to tell you what the best school is in the Wavell Heights Buyers Guide and this is because everyone’s preference if different when it comes to education. Click HERE to search the school catchments on a particular property address. 

 

Wavell Heights Buyers AgentAmenities & Green Space:

Wavell Heights is a suburb that is mostly residential housing so it is necessary to travel to the surrounding suburbs for activities. Wavell Heights has the Kedron brook running along the south end which provides green space, a creek, walking track, bike tracks, playground and dog parks. Wavell Heights also has a lot of small corner cafes that are spread throughout the suburb for ease of access when going for a morning walk. Shaw park is popular for weekend sports and Kalinga park is a great place for a kids birthday party

A short drive to Chermside shopping center for a Westfield shopping experience, event cinemas, bowling, indoor skydiving, restaurant precinct and more. 

  

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Wavell Heights is conveniently located near the entrance to Brisbane tunnels and bypass, The tunnels & bypass can take you down to the south, out west, to the Airport and the CBD making Wavell heights a location that can easily access many different areas and employment hubs quite easily. There is also the Chermside hub which is growing rapidly in business, residential and leisure just a short drive or walk away. 

 

Typical Block Size & Property Type:

 

Wavell Heights typically has post war homes, in fact It is one of the closest suburb to the CBD that is majority no character protection or pre war homes. The typical type of property you will see is the post war cottages surrounding the whole suburb with some grand mixed in Queenslander style properties and some brand new modern builds. The post war cottages are small, usually 2 to 3 bedrooms unless they have been extended, they carry small amounts of character and can be removed from the site to make way for a brand new property. 

Typical block sizes in Wavell Heights are 600sqm or larger, there are also a large number of 800sqm blocks as well.  Most of the 800sqm blocks are being rapidly snapped up by developers who split them and build two executive new builds on the site turning them into 400sqm blocks of land.

 

Wavell Heights Buyers AgentDemographics:

Wavell Heights is an area with a higher than average level of wealth.  The weekly family income is at $2,310 (Qld avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 53.33% and 46.67% for renters.  What you want to see is a superior percentage of owner occupiers in any particular suburb compared to renters.  This shows the desirability of a suburb for owner occupiers which will help to drive capital growth due to desirability for the suburb over time.

Wavell Heights is on the rise in terms of house prices. It is the next suburb out from Kedron, Wooloowin, & Nundah. In Kedron, Wooloowin and Nundah houses are very high in price and Wavell Heights, at this stage is still more affordable for families looking for that lifestyle but the larger family home. Because of the affordability, the area is rapidly gentrifying and prices are rising due to the demand.

 

Wavell Heights Buyers AgentMost Desirable Area:

Wavell Heights is generally a desirable suburb.  The best pockets are the locations that have high elevation away from the main roads (Rode Road & Hamilton Road).  the pockets in the south closer to the CBD are most desirable as there are a number of locations in this pocket that achieve city views, you are close walk to parks and the Kedron brook and many families are building their dream homes in this location and rapidly gentrifying the area. 

 

Least Desirable Area:

The least desirable areas in Wavell heights are near the main roads. There are quite a few main roads in Wavell Heights due to it being a central suburb and many commuters traveling across suburbs will find themselves going through this location. Some of the least desirable roads are Rode Road (although this road has incredible city views), Hamilton Road, Spence Road, Pfingst Road, Main Avenue, Blisen Road, Shaw Road and Edinburgh Castle Road. 

Also, the further you move towards Geebung the less gentrified the area gets however this does not make it less desirable it just holds older properties that aren’t brand new. Fantastic for renovators or people looking to land bank. 

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Median Price Values:

Median Price values in Wavell Heights are $750,000 with the upper quartile price at $895,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $640,000.

 

Wavell Heights Buyers AgentSuburb Growth:

The capital growth rate for Wavell Heights over the last 5 years has been 19.8%.

I hope the information in this Wavell Heights Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in this location. If you need further help from and Wavell Heights Buyers Agent to secure a property in this location we can help!  Please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below. To read other posts like this Wavell Heights Buyers Guide click HERE.

 

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Camp Hill Buyers Guide – Read this Before You Buy

Camp Hill Buyers Guide – Read this Before You Buy

 

Camp Hill

 

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.

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Geography

 

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.

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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. 

 

 

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Transport

 

Depending on where you are in Camp Hill the closest train station is Norman Park Station or Coorparoo Station which are both on the Cleveland rail line. 

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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.

 

 

Education

 

Holland Park Buyers AgentsFor 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.

 

Buyers agent Camp HillMoving 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 high school, once again there is Whites Hill State College and Coorparoo Secondary College depending on your location in the suburb. 

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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.

 

Amenities

 

Buyers agent Camp HillCamp 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.

 

Green Space

 

Holland Park Buyers AgentCamp 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.

 

Camp Hill Buyers agentsCamp Hill Buyers agentThere 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.

 

 

 

Employment Hubs

 

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.

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Demographics

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

 

Camp Hill Buyers agentsThe 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.

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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.

 

Suburb Growth

 

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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Taringa Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy

Taringa

 

Are you looking to purchase a home or an investment property in Taringa?  How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you?  As Taringa 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.

 

 

Geography

 

 

Taringa is located approximately 5km south-west from the Brisbane CBD.  It sits between Toowong and Indooroopilly with Moggill Road running through the middle of the suburb providing road access to these major retail areas.

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The area is known for its access to a wide range of amenities and its mix of residential and commercial areas. There are stand alone houses in green leafy parts of the suburb, some with large lots of land and views to the city. Most of the elevated properties are located along the ridge that Swann Road traverses.

Due to Taringa’s proximity to the University of Queensland and to the CBD and Queensland University of Technology it is very popular with students. These students are catered for with a wide array of units and townhouses.

Taringa has a couple of heritage listed sites including the memorial located at 103 Stanley Terrace – Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat and Fulton House which is a stand alone house built in 1940 on Indooroopilly Road.

       

 

Transport

Taringa railway station provides good access to the city, Kippa-Ring, Ipswich, Rosewood and Springwood. 

The following bus routes service Taringa:

Route 414; Route 415;  Route 428; Route 453.

 

Education

 

There are a couple of early childhood and kindergarten options directly in Taringa:

 

Of course there are other options in neighbouring suburbs if you can’t get an enrolment at these facilities. You can search for them here

Buyers agent TaringaThere are two options for local state primary schools in Taringa. Depending on where you are located in the suburb, the catchment zones include Ironside State School and Indooroopilly State School. Both schools are excellent and achieve high academic as well as all round success.  If you’re looking for a private primary school there is Holy Family Primary School in Indooroopilly; St Ignatius School Toowong

State High Schools for Taringa are Indooroopilly State School which has a number of excellence programs and also the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB).  

It’s always important to check the catchment for a particular address if you’re focused on your child/children attending a particular school. You can search for the school catchment by address here

Some of the private secondary schools that are in the area are:

 

 

For more school you can search the Good School Guide here and for more in-depth information about school zones read our blog How to Find the Best School Catchment Zone in Brisbane.

 

 

 

Amenities

 

 

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There are some retail shops on Moggill Road in Taringa. For the bigger retail stores very close by is Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and also the smaller Toowong Village. Also located in these locations are multiple cafes and restaurants. There are also some smaller areas including the refurbished Hillsdon Road Centre.

We’re a small funky group of character listed shops nestled in the leafy western suburbs of Brisbane. The centre was originally one tiny shop back in the early 1930’s.

 

Another couple of other smaller cafes are Avid Coffee Lounge on Swann Road and Scatterbean on Princess Street. 

There is a new local retail area proposed for the corner of Swann and Moggill Roads providing a more marketplace feel to shop for groceries. You can have a look at the proposal here.

Green Space

Parks available in Taringa include Jack Cook Memorial Park on Gailey Road which includes athletics facilities, a cricket pitch as well as a playground and outdoor fitness equipment.  Oakman Park aka Toowong Sports Ground is the base for West Juniors Australian Football as well as having a bikeway, sports field, wood BBQ and playground. It was actually a sports field and venue for Penny Farthing races way back in 1880! For the history of the park the article is on Must Do Brisbane.

For the list of parks in Taringa you can have a look at the Brisbane City Council’s website here. The availability of green space is not just limited to the suburb though with easy access to neighbouring suburbs. 

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Employment Hubs

 

Locals living in Taringa either work in the universities, CBD or local retail areas and schools in the neighbouring suburbs.

The most direct driving route from Taringa to the Airport is 17.8kms. There is also the convenience of using the train and connecting with the Airtrain.

 

Typical Property Style

 

Taringa typically has a mix of stand alone houses, units and townhouses. There are leafy family friendly areas which have a mix of pre-war character homes, post-war weatherboard homes and new modern homes built on lots where the post war homes have been removed.

As stated earlier, due to Taringa’s proximity to UQ and to the CBD and QUT it is very popular with students. These students are catered for with a wide array of units and townhouses. A lot of the unit complexes are close to main roads.

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Demographics

 

Taringa is an area of increasing wealth with the weekly family income as at September 2020 at $2,466 (Queensland avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 52.45% and 47.55% for renters.

 

The top 3 life stages for people living in Taringa are:

 

Independent Youth – 37.1% (Couples, Singles and Homesharers under 35); 

Maturing and Established Independence – 14.1% (Singles and Homesharers aged 35-54); and

Older Independence – 10.7% (Singles and Homesharers aged 55-64).

 

Most Desirable Area

 

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The most desirable areas in Taringa for owner occupier buyers are in elevated leafy streets. Home owners and investors alike seek to buy within walking distance to the train station but far enough away not to be impacted by the railway noise. Also close to shops is useful for uni students who may not have a car. 

Least Desirable Area

The least desirable areas in Taringa are on the main roads as not only is there noise impact but also air quality impact. The train line also impacts part of the suburb due to the noise. The map below shows the areas effected by noise.

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There is also risk of creek flooding and overland flow.

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Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Taringa as at September 2020 is $942,500 with the upper quartile price at $1,229,500 and the lower quartile price sitting at $838,750. 

The median price value for units is $395,500 with the upper quartile price at $488,750 and the lower quartile price sitting at $342,250.

 

Suburb Growth

 

The capital growth rate for Taringa over the last 5 years to September 2020 has been 16.7% for houses and -0.7% for units.

The rental property vacancy rate according to SQM research at August 2020 was 4.4%

 

 

I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Taringa.  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 Taringa Buyers Agents.

 

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Alderley

 

Are you looking to purchase a home or an investment property in Alderley?  How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you?  As Alderley Buyers Agents we have made it easy for you by compiling information about the suburb that is important to know when considering to purchase a home in this suburb.

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Geography

 

 

Alderley buyers agentAlderley is located approximately 7km north-west of the Brisbane CBD.  The suburb is known for its access to 30 hectares of bush at Banks Street Reserve while still having a good range of family friendly homes and access to a wide range of amenities and public transport.

Its central location and green leafy residential parts of the suburb complement the retail areas scattered throughout the area. Alderley therefore attracts a high level of families and young professionals to the area and has seen a significant increase in property prices over the last few years. 

*In the 2019 Deloitte and Tract study, Alderley rated as Brisbane’s #1 most liveable suburb in comparison with 260 Brisbane suburbs. You can read about Domain’s Liveable Brisbane study here.

 

Alderley has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 16 Quarry Road: Strathearn;  39 David Street: Farrington House and; 117 Mina Parade: Newmarket Brickworks Chimney

You can read about the history of Alderley here.

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Transport

Alderley railway station provides good access to the city on the Ferny Grove to Beenleigh line. Residents in the south part of the suburb can easily access Newmarket station as well.

The 360 and 345 bus routes keep the surrounding suburbs connected with Alderley. You can check their timetables on the Translink website here.

 

Education

 

There are a couple of early childhood and kindergarten options in Alderley:

  • Buyers agent AlderleyNurseryland Childcare Early Learning Centres – click here for their website
  • Alderley Kindergarten – click here
  • Banks Street Kindy – click here

Of course there are other options in neighbouring suburbs if you can’t get an enrolment at these facilities. You can search for them here

 

Alderley buyers agentThere are four local state primary school catchment zones Alderley! The main two are Oakleigh State School and Newmarket State School. There are however a couple of pockets that just sneak into Wilston State School catchment zone and Enogerra State School. So always check the specific catchment zone of an address if you have your heart set on a particular school for your children. You can search for the school catchment by address here

 

State High Schools for Alderley are Everton Park State School and Kelvin Grove State College which has many excellence programs.

 

Some of the private secondary schools that are in the area are:

 

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For extracurricular education for children and adults there is also the The Brisbane Japanese Language and Culture School on Samford Road – www.brisbanejapaneseschool.com. 

 

 

 

Amenities

 

 

Recently completed between South Pine Road and Samford Road is a new Coles and Liquorland with smaller retail stores close by such as Simply Good – a bulk/whole foods self-service store, Genki Mart – a Japanese market, and A Formal Affair dress shop.   Also located around this location are cafes, restaurants and pubs such as Café Vinyet.

There are also some smaller cafes sprinkled throughout the suburban streets of Alderley such as Soul Revolver Co at the corner of Cole and Edith Street and Mistress on Moore on the corner of Moore and Banks Street (on the border of Alderley and Enoggera).

The Alderley Arms provides a sports bar, restaurant and function venue. Also very close by is the Newmarket Village and to the west in Mitchelton the larger Brookside Shopping Centre.

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Green Space

 

Alderley has 8 parks covering nearly 30% of the total area. Banks Street Reserve is the biggest green space in Alderley, providing bush walking trails and picnic spots for residents and visitors. 

 

For the list of parks in Alderley you can have a look at the Brisbane City Council’s website here. There are sporting facilities, outdoor exercise equipment, playgrounds and picnic/bbq facilities at most of these parks. One of the biggest parks is Grinstead Park which also has access to the Kedron Brook bikeway

The Newmarket Pool is also just on the border of Alderley.

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Employment Hubs

 

Residents living in Alderley mainly work in the CBD, local retail precincts, nearby hospitals, and smaller businesses in the neighbouring suburbs.

The most direct driving route from Alderley to the Airport is 12kms. There is also the convenience of using the train and connecting with the Airtrain.

 

Typical Property Style

 

Alderley typically has a mix of pre-war character homes both in original condition and renovated, post-war weatherboard homes and new modern homes built on lots where the old post war homes have been removed.

 

There are unit blocks mainly alongside the main roads and train line. There are also some smaller townhouse developments.

 

Alderley is a sought after area due to the bigger size blocks, leafy, family friendly streets and access to good schools and sporting facilities.

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Demographics

 

Alderley is an area of wealth with the weekly family income as at September 2020 at $2,793 (Queensland avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 57.04% and 42.96% for renters.

 

The top 3 life stages for people living in Alderley are:

 

Independent Youth – 21.9% (Couples, Singles and Homesharers under 35); 

Established Couples and Families – 14% (Families, Couples, Extended Families and Single Parents aged 45-54); and

Maturing and Established Independence – 12.8% (Singles and Homesharers aged 35-54).

 

 

Most Desirable Area

 

Buyers agents AlderleyThe most desirable areas in Alderley are close to parks, within walking distance to the shops, train station and to schools.

Elevated, leafy streets with views across the local area and to the mountains are also highly valued. Generally the streets that are tree lined and have 600m2 plus lot sizes are desirable. 

Least Desirable Area

 

The least desirable areas in Alderley are on the main roads and close to the train line. There are minimal areas affected by flooding. Properties close to the parklands and bush do have a bushfire overlay that buyers should be aware of as well.

The map below shows the areas effected by noise.

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Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Alderley as at September 2020 is $823,750 with the upper quartile price at $940,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $704,650. 

The median price value for units is $426,250 with the upper quartile price at $492,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $318,750.

 

Suburb Growth

 

The capital growth rate for Alderley over the last 5 years to August 2020 has been 14.2% for houses and -4.5% for units.

The rental property vacancy rate according to SQM research at August 2020 was 1.5%

 

 

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Corinda Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Corinda Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in the sought after suburb of Corinda? We as Corinda Buyers Agents have made it easy for you by compiling everything we know into this Corinda Buyers Guide. This Article contains information about everything we know and what is important to know when choosing a place to live or to invest in.

 

Corinda

 

Geography:

 

Corinda is located approximately 14km from the Brisbane CBD towards the southwest. The area is vibrant and green. Corinda is located along the bank of the Brisbane River.  The neighbourhood is hilly & elevated with some streets achieving views of the CBD.  Corinda was first settled in the 1860s as a small farming community. Among the original settlers was the Francis family who in 1862 purchased 21 acres, which extended from the Brisbane River to Francis Lookout, a local heritage listed landmark on Dewar Terrace.

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corinda buyers agentTransport:

 

The number one most convenient transport option for locals is the Train line for access to the CBD.  This is popular for high school students to get to school especially if they attend Brisbane Boys College or other private schools on the North side of the river.  Many families live south of the river in Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood & Corinda because of the convenience the public transport provides, and they are still able to achieve large homes on big blocks of land in quieter suburbs. To view the public transport options visit the Translink site HERE.

 

 

Education:

 

The State School options for Corinda include the highly desirable enrollment managed school Corinda State School & Sherwood State School. For high school, Corinda is in the catchment for Corinda State high School.

Most high-income earning families in the area choose to enroll their kids into private schools especially for the high school years.  Some private schools close by include Brisbane Boys College, Brigidine College, St Peters Lutheran College, St Aidans Anglican Girls School & Ambrose Treacy College.  When it comes to education, it is hard for us to tell you what the best school is in the Corinda Buyers Guide and this is because everyone’s preference if different when it comes to education.  Click HERE to search the school catchments on a particular property address. 

 

Amenities:

 

Corinda is a suburb that is yet to be established as its own in terms of providing entertainment amenities, aside from parks, cafes and the golf course.  It is, however, just a short drive or walk to the array of surrounding activities.

Honour Avenue is the destination for a lovely Sunday out with cafes, restaurants and beautiful tree lined streets.  You have easy access to Mount Cootha for a great hike or lunch with a view of Brisbane.  Retail shopping is best done at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and for a fun family adventure you can visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on the opposite of the river or head to Seventeen Mile Rocks riverside park which provides green space, large playground and a Waterpark for the kids. 

 

Green Space:

 

There are some great green spaces in and near Corinda.   Nearby you will find the Oxley Golf Complex, Dunlop Park, Ambiwerra Sports Groud & many more smaller parks around the residential areas. 

 

corinda buyers agentEmployment Hubs:

 

Corinda is very centralised in terms of proximity to a number of different employment hubs on the southside.  You can easily get to Ipswich, Annerley/Archerfield/Algester industrial zones and you are 14km from the CBD.  The train service not only extends to the CBD, but also in the other direction to Ipswich.

 

Typical Block Size & Property Type:

 

Corinda typically has a mix of pre and post war homes.  There is a small section of the suburb close to the train line and commercial hub that is zoned for medium density dwellings.  Because there is a mix of the pre and post war homes there is opportunity for those that love to build their dream home to a modern standard and also those that love to renovate and live in a character Queenslander.

Typical block sizes in Corinda are 600sqm or larger, there are also a large number of 800sqm blocks as well.  Most of the 800sqm blocks have character protected homes on them, so buyers need to consider this. As you move closer to the river, the blocks of land start to exceed 1,000sqm in size.

 

Demographics:

 

corinda buyers agentCorinda is an area with a higher than average level of wealth.  The weekly family income is at $2,517 (Qld avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 68.49% and 31.51% for renters.  What you want to see is a superior percentage of owner occupiers in any particular suburb compared to renters.  This shows the desirability of a suburb for owner occupiers which will help to drive capital growth due to desirability for the suburb over time.

Corinda is on the rise in terms of house prices.  It is the next suburb out from Sherwood.  In Sherwood, Graceville and Chelmer properties are very high in price and Corinda, at this stage is still more affordable.  Because of the affordability, the area is rapidly gentrifying and prices are rising due to the demand.

 

Most Desirable Area:

 

corinda buyers agentCorinda is generally a desirable suburb.  The best pockets are the locations that have high elevation away from flood and other impacts.  The pocket between the train line and the Brisbane River is very elevated with quiet streets and high quality large Queenslander homes on large blocks of land. You may be able to find some of the elevated sites have views to the city.  

 

Least Desirable Area:

 

The least desirable areas in Corinda are the low lying areas that are affected by flooding. As there is a cliff along the Brisbane river side of Corinda, this section is not impacted by flooding due to its elevation.  On the other hand, the creek located on the opposite side of Corinda is low lying and the surrounding properties to the creek are subject to flooding.

Also, properties that are within very close proximity to the train line and main road are less desirable because they have noise impact.  However these are otherwise desirable areas, so if you are looking to get into a good pocket within Corinda, a compromise of being closer to the train line may present property opportunities within a lower budget. 

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Median Price Values:

 

Median Price values in Corinda are $861,500 with the upper quartile price at $1,027,500 and the lower quartile price sitting at $622,500.

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The capital growth rate for Corinda over the last 5 years has been 26.9%.

I hope the information in this Corinda Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in this location. If you need further help from and Corinda Buyers Agent to secure a property in this location we can help!  Please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below. To read other posts like this Corinda Buyers Guide click HERE.

 

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