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