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Real Estate Coorparoo
About five kilometres south-east from Brisbane's CBD, Coorparoo continues to benefit from consumer demand for near-city living with easy access to the city along either the Southeast Freeway or the Story Bridge. Given its close proximity to the city, the suburb has a high proportion of medium density unit complexes and a strong rental market. Families are well catered for with both private and state schools in the suburb. A very small part of Coorparoo is designated semi-industrial and commercial; however, this is a defined and isolated area not impinging on the residential zones of the suburb. Coorparoo currently benefits from a train station only a few stops from the CBD, as well as a frequent Brisbane City Council bus service. Demand for the area will continue with the expansion of the Eastern Busway from Buranda to Main Avenue, including a station at Stones Corner. Construction on the extension began in August 2009 and is due for completion in 2012. Proposals for further extension through to Capalaba are under way, which should markedly reduce commuting times for Brisbane's eastern suburbs. Coorparoo's shopping district includes a Coles Supermarket, chemist, bank, restaurants and cafes. Westfield Carindale is the closest large shopping centre and the Stones Corner retail fashion outlets are nearby on Logan Road Coorparoo lies just five kilometres from the centre of Brisbane City and in at the heart of several suburbs that have been booming and continue to do so. Central to the suburbs of Kangaroo Point, Woolloongabba, East Brisbane, Stones Corner, Greenslopes, Holland Park, Norman Park, Morningside, Carina and Camp Hill. Like all inner city real estate, it has been a much sought-after suburb for many years. A convenient and pleasant place to live, a recent resurgence of interest has had a beneficial effect on values in the area. This increasing interest has seen Coorparoo become one of the 'high-interest' areas. Such enthusiastic interest needs no scientific explanation. Its proximity to the City, its affordability and its real beauty and character, make it true value for money. There are numerous cafes, theatres and clubs within easy reach and the Convention Centre, Performing Arts Centre and the parklands of Southbank are close by in South Brisbane. Our region is blessed with both train and bus transport, and it is a quick car, bus or train ride to our beautiful City and all it has to offer. Our area is also placed for easy freeway access to both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. The natural benefits of living in Coorparoo has been demonstrated by the increasingly vibrant 'Cafe Society'. This in turn goes hand in hand with a very low rental vacancy rate, a vital element for any real estate investor. Whether you are investing or just looking for lifestyle and convenience then Coorparoo is an area you must consider.
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First National - Real Estate Greenslopes
One of Brisbane's near-city suburbs located six kilometres from the CBD, Greenslopes has experienced strong growth in its median house price over recent years. With easy access to the city along Logan Road or the Southeast Freeway and Busway, Greenslopes' popularity with buyers is reflected in its strong growth.
The suburb has its own private hospital, which originally opened in 1942 as a military hospital. It still provides healthcare for many of Queensland's veterans and has a 24-hour emergency centre. Greenslopes has a mix of different housing styles, with quaint Federation-style brick homes and Queenslanders being particularly popular.
In recent years, large, modern homes have been built on top of some of Greenslopes' hills to take advantage of the views of Brisbane's skyline.
Given its close proximity to Stones Corner, residents are well serviced by a range of shopping options. The suburb also has its own shopping centre, which has a supermarket, video shop and other retail outlets.
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First National - Real Estate Mt Gravatt.
Characterised by low set weatherboard houses with traditional Australian backyards, Mount Gravatt is a popular suburb. The view from the top of Mount Gravatt itself is spectacular and remains a popular lookout for visitors. The majority of the dwellings, constructed in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, are in contrast to the more recent developments including the Griffith University campus, shopping centres, schools and the South East Busway, which provides direct access to the CBD. The suburb is about 11km south of the Brisbane CBD and is positioned between Logan Road and the South East Freeway. Considering its close proximity to a variety of facilities, the suburb has always been popular with growing families. Excellent public transport and access to schools, shops and entertainment facilities are Mount Gravatt's key attractions.
Schools in the area include Mt Gravatt State High School, Mt Gravatt East State School, Christian Outreach College and St Agnes Catholic Primary. Residents are also close to Griffith University and Moreton and Mt Gravatt East TAFE Institutions.
Local shops are complemented by major retailers located at Garden City Shopping Centre in Macgregor and Westfield Carindale. The obvious benefits and typical Australian lifestyle that Mount Gravatt offers should ensure that the suburb's popularity will continue.
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First National – Real Estate Norman Park
About six kilometres from the heart of Brisbane, Norman Park offers residents numerous parks and recreational areas close to the central business district. Bordered by East Brisbane, Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Morningside and Hawthorne, Norman Park offers limited housing along the Brisbane River. Buyers will find a diverse range of properties available and some excellent examples of renovated Queenslanders and post-war workers' cottages. The neighbouring suburbs service the needs of school-aged residents and also offer a variety of larger supermarket and retail outlets to complement Norman Park's local stores. The Coorparoo retail precinct in particular offers easy access to Coles, banking and some smaller street stores.
For those commuters opting to leave the car at home, the Norman Park railway station is available as are regular bus services to both the City and Westfield Carindale. C.P. Bottomley Park and other parkland reserves offer residents a variety of walk and bikeways, barbeque and picnic spots. The scouts also meet at the reserve situated alongside the Norman Park Bowls Club. Norman Park has benefited from the continuing trend towards near-city living. Coupled with its good public transport and local facilities Norman Park has experienced strong growth over the last five years.
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First National – Real Estate East Brisbane
About 4km from the Brisbane CBD, East Brisbane's proximity to the city has secured its popularity with empty nesters and young professionals. Confirming its position as a popular suburb for tenants, and consequently a good suburb for investment, almost every second house is rented. Located between Kangaroo Point and Norman Park on the Brisbane River, an increase in demand for housing close to the city has seen a number of apartment and townhouse complexes developed in recent years. Surrounding suburbs service the educational requirements of East Brisbane residents. Anglican Church Grammar School – Churchie, is the only school within the suburb's boundaries and is supplemented by public and private schools in nearby Coorparoo, Hawthorne, Camp Hill, and South Brisbane. Although there is no train station in East Brisbane (the closest is at Coorparoo) excellent bus services run regularly into and from the city centre and major shopping centres. Residents also have easy access to the Southeast Freeway, making a weekend drive to the Gold Coast a possibility.
Major supermarkets and retailers are available in the city's Queen Street Mall, along Old Cleveland Road in Coorparoo, in the retail outlet precinct of Stones Corner and a little further away at Westfield Carindale. Mowbray Park provides some good picnic spots along the Brisbane River while Heath Park also provides waterfront parkland, located on the banks of Norman Creek. East Brisbane's superb location and access to local amenities will ensure that the suburb remains popular with young professionals and workers sick of the peak hour drive into the city. The suburb has seen steady growth over the last five years and that looks likely to continue as demand for inner city living results in a more limited supply.
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First National – Real Estate Camp Hill
Home to a diverse range of housing, Camp Hill offers everything from traditional older style houses and newer apartment blocks through to unique architecturally designed modern homes overlooking the city skyline to Mt Coot-tha.
The suburb contains many fine examples of renovated Queenslanders, colonials and post-war workers' cottages. Only eight kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Camp Hill is elevated and overlooks the city. It is conveniently located between the Carindale shopping centre and the Coorparoo retail precinct, providing residents with a variety of shopping choices. A restaurant scene is also starting to emerge around Martha Street, which hosts some excellent suburban eateries. For those commuters opting to leave the car at home, the north-western portion of Camp Hill is located in close proximity to the Norman Park railway station while the remainder is well-serviced by regular bus services to both the city and Carindale. Once a working class area, Camp Hill has undergone considerable gentrification.
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First National – Real Estate Carina
About 9km east of the CBD, Carina is an older suburb of Brisbane that was settled in the 1940s. Surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Camp Hill, Carindale, Mount Gravatt East and Tingalpa, Carina is a thriving Brisbane suburb. The housing styles in this suburb are mainly post-war weatherboard, as well as a selection of older Queenslanders with sweeping verandas. Community infrastructure in this area is very good, with a major hospital only 10 minutes away and a number of doctors in the area.
There are also a number of private and government schools in the suburb, and Griffith University is about a 20 minute drive away. Shopping facilities include Westfield Carindale, Westfield Garden City, and smaller shopping centres in Carina, Belmont and Mt Gravatt East. The suburb has many walk and bikeways, parks, waterways, and includes the Clem Jones sports facility complex, which has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, gym, tennis and squash courts, and basketball courts.
Buses service the suburb regularly and the nearest railway station is in nearby Cannon Hill. As the suburb has been established for some time, there is little vacant land left for either residential or commercial / retail development.
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First National – Real Estate Carindale
Approximately 10 km from the Brisbane CBD to the east, Carindale is a newer suburb of Brisbane that was settled in the early 1980s. Surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Carina, Carina Heights, Mansfield, Belmont and Tingalpa, Carindale is a thriving Brisbane suburb that has seen very good growth over the last five years.
The majority of houses in the suburb are low set and high set brick and tile variety, built in the 1980s. Lately residents have been modernising their homes by rendering, which has been an effective way of bringing the homes up-to-date. A major residential development near Carindale Westfields, however has also helped change the face of property in Carindale, with high rise apartments and modern townhouses. These new property sales have seen the median sale price for units & townhouses increase dramatically in recent times to become one of the most expensive in Brisbane.
Shopping facilities include the large and successful Carindale shopping centre, smaller shopping centres in Carina, Belmont and Mt Gravatt East. The suburb has access to very good bus transport, with Carindale Westfields a major bus interchange. The nearest railway station is in nearby Cannon Hill - 15 minutes drive away. A bus ride into the city takes only approximately 25 minutes. Families are also well catered for with a number of primary schools and high schools located in and around neighbouring suburbs, as well as numerous sporting fields in the area, including Carina's Clem Jones sports facility complex. With Bulimba Creek running through the suburb there are also many walk and bikeways and parks. Carindale is also has a golf club and a number of gyms
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First National – Real Estate Annerley
Annerley's close proximity to the Brisbane CBD and its elevated position have attracted many investors and owner-occupiers in recent times. Buyers keen to renovate will find a mix of dwelling types including post-war cottages and Queenslanders as well as 1970s blocks of flats and modern units. Annerley is particularly attractive to medical professionals, as it is located near the Princess Alexandra hospital in Woolloongabba. It has a strong rental market due to its high number of units and its close distance to the city. There are a number of commercial developments surrounding the hospital precinct that relate in some way to the medical industry. Because they are so close to the city, Annerley residents are well serviced with shopping and entertainment facilities -- they have a choice of South Bank, the CBD and West End. There is also smaller shopping centres at Buranda, Fairfield, and Greenslopes.
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First National - Real Estate Holland Park
Holland Park is located approximately eight kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, and is neighboured by Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East and Camp Hill. A popular family area, Holland Park's many local facilities and easy access to the City and surrounding areas has ensured demand remains strong. Residents are serviced by a variety of services in Holland Park and in surrounding suburbs. Griffith University, shopping centres, schools and the Southeast Busway along the Southeast Freeway have helped to add value to the area in recent years. Although Holland Park is not on the rail line, regular bus services are available. Major supermarkets and retailers are located at Westfield Garden City, Westfield Carindale and along Old Cleveland Road in Coorparoo, as well as in local shopping centres in the suburb. The Stones Corner precinct is also nearby for bargain hunters living in the area.
Public and private schools in neighbouring suburbs complement Holland Park State School, Seville Road State School and Cavendish Road State High School. C.B. Mott Park, W.J. Scott Park and Seville Park provide the majority of parkland recreation in Holland Park.
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