Are you looking to purchase a home or an investment property in Keperra? How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you? As your Keperra Buyers Agent 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.
Keperra is located approximately 9km north-west from the Brisbane CBD. The area has 17 parks covering nearly 18.2% of total area and is quiet with a friendly vibe.
The name Keperra comes from a Yuggera words kipper/kippa indicating a young man.
Two bora rings used to be located within the suburb, one near the corner of Samford Road and Keperra Street (now under housing) and one which disappeared with the construction of the Keperra Country Club.
It is thought that the name derives from the initiation ceremonies of young men performed at the bora rings.
Kedron Brook provides the northern suburb boundary therefore it meanders along the creek way with a walkway and bikeway. This Kedron Brook bikeway means that you can ride from Keperra all the way to Nundah with limited road crossings. The southern section of Keperra is mainly bushland reserve.
There are many post-war houses that are either being renovated or removed and new homes being built in their place by young families. There are still many older people living in the area in their own homes or in the retirement village on Samford Road.
There are good schools and quite a few diverse parks in the area. The most desirable pockets to buy property are in quiet, streets with close proximity to parks and away from the train line noise.
Two bus routes service Keperra. Route 362 runs between The Gap and Brookside Shopping Centre with stops at Great Western Shopping Centre, Keperra railway station, Grovely railway station and Mitchelton railway station. Route 398 is between Mitchelton railway station and Ferny Grove railway station, with stops within Keperra.
Translink website here.
There are a couple of early childhood and kindergarten options directly in Keperra:
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.
The local state primary schools for Keperra, depending on where you are located in the suburb, are Grovely State School , Ferny Grove State School and Mitchelton State School. If you’re looking for a private primary school there is St Williams Grovely School, and St Andrew’s Catholic School in Ferny Grove.
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:
- Mt Maria College – a Catholic coeducational school which is part of the Marist Schools Australia network.
- Northside Christian College in Everton Park – an independent coeducational school from Prep to Year 12.
- Our Lady of Dolours School In Mitchelton
- Hillbrook Anglican School in Enogerra
For more school you can search the Good School Guide here.
For more in-depth information about school zones read our blog How to Find the Best School Catchment Zone in Brisbane.
The main shopping precinct for Keperra is The Great Western Super Centre. As well as Woolworths and Aldi, the centre has a wide variety of retail stores and essentials such as a medical centre, pharmacy, newsagency and petrol stations. Also located here are cafes and restaurants. For a list of amenities here click on the link to the directory. For reviews of some of the cafes have a look at mustdobrisbane.com.
There is also a Bunnings Store nearby The Great Western Super Centre.
Arana Leagues Club is on Dawson Parade with a restaurant, sporting events and a takeaway menu. Click here for their website.
Keperra Country Golf Club was established in 1931 and provides three golf courses with a total of 27 holes and variety of difficulty. There is also a restaurant and function room that caters for conferences and parties such as weddings.You can find more information and pricing on their website here.
Other amenities include a couple of different Tyre and Auto Services – Bridgestone and Bob Jane T-Mart and other smaller retail stores. Very close by is Brookside Shopping Centre for larger stores and also The Gap Village.
The reserve supports remnant, native vegetation and significant habitat for numerous native species, including koalas.
Keperra parks include Duggan Street Park which includes the Keperra Dog Park, Heiner Park with an excellent playground and flat grounds to play cricket or run and fly a kite.
The Ferny Grove Aqua Park at the Keperra Picnic Grounds is very popular with families in warmer weather. Parking can be a bit tricky so keep this in mind if you have to drive to get there.
For a full list of Keperra Parks and their amenities click on the link to the Brisbane City Council website here
Part of the green space in Keperra is also the golf club as detailed above in Amenities.
Locals living in Keperra either work in the local retail areas and schools, commute to the CBD or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs.
The most direct driving route from Keperra to the Airport is 17.4kms. There is also the convenience of using the train and connecting with the Airtrain.
Typical Property Style
Keperra typically has post-war weatherboard homes on larger blocks in the older part of the suburb (around the Grovely and Keperra train stations). In the newer residential areas there are brick homes built in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Due to its affordability Keperra is increasingly popular for young professionals and families due to its proximity to parks, other suburban hubs and the CBD. There are no properties with a traditional character overlay. Therefore, there are many houses being renovated or removed, with larger blocks being split into two blocks, and new modern houses being built. Gentrification is ripe in this suburb.
There is also an approved development application for the Keperra Quarry site to be transformed from an eyesore into a mixed residential and recreational area. Below is a link to a video detailing the area and artistic impressions of the proposed development.
Keperra is an area of increasing wealth with the weekly family income as at September 2020 at $2,051 (Queensland avg. $1,661). According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 73.69% and 26.31% for renters.
The top 3 life stages for people living in Keperra are:
Older couples and families – 17.2% (Families, Couples, Extended Families and Single Parents aged 55-64);
Established Couples and Families – 15.7% (Families, Couples, Extended Families and Single Parents aged 45-54); and
Elderly Singles – 14.3% (Singles and Homesharers 65 and over).
Most Desirable Area
The most desirable areas in Keperra are in quiet streets with views to the mountains and close to a park. It is also sought after to be in walking distance to the train station but far enough away not to be impacted by the railway noise.
Least Desirable Area
The least desirable areas in Keperra are on the main roads and next to the train line due to the noise. The map below shows the areas effected by road and train noise.
Due to the proximity to the bush there are also many areas that are at risk of bushfire. There can also be flooding from Kedron Brook.
Median Price Values
The median price value for houses in Keperra as at September 2020 is $560,000 with the upper quartile price at $611,250 and the lower quartile price sitting at $520,000.
The median price value for units is $453,750 with the upper quartile price at $482,250 and the lower quartile price sitting at $433,750.
The capital growth rate for Keperra over the last 5 years to September 2020 has been 24.9% for houses and 4.3% for units.
The rental property vacancy rate according to SQM research at August 2020 was 1.1%
You can ask questions of local residents on the Keperra Community Facebook Group.
I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Keperra. 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 Keperra Buyers Agents.
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