22 Aug Carindale Suburb Profile 2018
If suburbs had middle names, Carindale’s would be “convenience”.
A fantastic location, good schools, great shops and lovely houses have made this south-east Brisbane suburb popular with home owners and investors alike. Put simply, there’s something here for everyone!
Read this suburb profile to learn why Carindale is such a favourite Brisbane location.
Located in Brisbane City Council’s south-eastern corner, Carindale is about 25 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD.
Convenience really is this 4152 suburb’s middle name, with direct routes north and south via Old Cleveland Road and the Gateway Motorway, taking you to the CBD, airport and other key locations. It’s also about 20 minutes’ drive from Sunnybank’s popular dining and shopping precincts.
Unlike some of the older, more established suburbs in the area, Carindale is a relatively young suburb, making it home to fairly modern houses. You certainly won’t find houses from the 1950s here like you would in neighbouring Mansfield.
According to RP Data, at the time of writing, there are just shy of 6,000 properties in Carindale. Of these properties, more than 80% are houses. There are also a number of townhouses in the area.
Carindale’s enduring popularity continues to influence its property prices. You can buy and sell townhouses in the suburb from just shy of $400,000 upwards, while typical house prices range from $500,000 up to well over $2 million dollars for modern mansions.
“Off market” sales are another key indicator of just how in-demand the suburb is. In 2017, more than one in three Carindale properties listed with The Henry Wong Team were sold before they had even been advertised. This trend looks set to carry on in 2018, as house hunters continue to register their interest in Carindale properties with us online.
When Brisbane locals think of Carindale, they immediately think of its retail centres. The suburb is best known as the home of Westfield Carindale, one of Brisbane’s three Westfield shopping centres. The centre features a number of major retailers, including Myer, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi, Target, Big W and Harvey Norman, plus a huge range of smaller but equally popular stores. You’ll also find a thriving food scene, an Event Cinemas, several banks, and a Woolworths, Coles and ALDI.
Outside of the Westfield, Carindale also offers quieter shopping experiences at Metropol Shopping Centre and the local ALDI.
For families with school-aged children, Carindale doesn’t disappoint. The three main schools in the area all enjoy a good reputation. Carindale itself is home to Citipointe Christian College and Belmont State School, while Whites Hill State College is just a stone’s throw away in Camp Hill.
A lesser-known fact is that parts of Carindale are also in the highly sought-after Mansfield State High catchment area. Currently ranked #2 on Better Education’s list of Queensland’s best state high schools, the school’s understandable popularity has resulted in strict enrolment rules that effectively mean only students living in the catchment area are able to enrol. To check whether the Carindale property you’re selling or considering is inside the catchment, visit the Queensland government’s “Ed Map” here and type in the address.
Local parks & amenities
If you value an outdoor lifestyle, Carindale does not disappoint. Pacific Golf Club welcomes members and visitors for a round of golf (or a tasty meal) and there’s no shortage of parks in the area either.
In fact, Brisbane City Council’s website lists over 40 Carindale parks on its website, many of which feature playgrounds, wooden or electric barbeques, walking trails, picnic areas and basketball courts. You’ll find fitness circuits at Carindale Recreation Reserve, Cribb Road Park, Edwards Park and Winstanley Street Park, a cricket field at Edwards Park, and dog off-leash areas at Carindale Recreation Reserve and Newbury Place Park.
Getting around (and away from) Carindale without a car is easy. Brisbane City Council’s fleet of buses runs throughout the suburb, with bus stops on all the main roads, including Old Cleveland Road, Creek Road, Pine Mountain Road, Meadowlands Road, Scrub Road and Winstanley Street.
These buses will carry you across the suburb and to Westfield Carindale and the Brisbane CBD, from where it’s a simple transfer to access almost any other location in the state’s south-east.
If you’re considering selling your Carindale home or investment property, now is a great time to do so. Thanks to its convenient location and fantastic features, Carindale is popular not only with local buyers, but also out-of-area and international buyers.
At The Henry Wong Team, we regularly have buyers contacting us looking to purchase a property in the Carindale area. This makes it easy for us to match you up with the right buyer – often without even advertising your home!
If you’d like to learn more about selling in Carindale, contact us today for the latest Carindale market update. Simply call Henry on 0412 471 588.
Carindale is a definite lifestyle suburb, with everything you need in one place!
If you’re interested in buying a home or investment property in Carindale, register your interest with us here and we’ll give you access to properties before they’re even advertised. If buying in the Mansfield State High School catchment is important to you, we can also help you choose a property that’s within the catchment boundaries. That’s because at The Henry Wong Team, we don’t just look after sellers – we also look after buyers like you.
So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today.