Developed in the 1980s and benefitting from good growth in recent years, Carindale is a newer suburb of Brisbane, located 13 km east of the city centre on Cleveland Road and Bulimba Creek, bounded to the east by the Gateway Motorway. Many of the homes in the area are of the brick and tile style, with some homes being updated and modernised by rendering.
Lavish high-end homes cluster around the Pacific Golf Course, one of the best golf courses in Brisbane, making Carindale an upmarket lifestyle choice.
Carindale has some of Brisbane’s grandest homes in its dress circle near the Pacific Golf Course, one of Brisbane’s best courses. They are the sort of homes you can’t help driving past and ogling for their lavishness and ornate exteriors.
The suburb was established in the 1980s and still feels quite new and modern. Most of the homes are brick and there are some modest residences as well as the mansions.
The suburb has an excellent bus service and close access to the Gateway Motorway, M1 and airport. There are good schools – both private and state, close by.
Many people from surrounding suburbs visit Carindale for its huge Westfield Shopping Centre where you could easily lose yourself for a day at a time. Carindale also has plenty of parks and green areas, particularly surrounding Bulimba Creek, which winds its way through the suburb. There are kilometres of bike paths and walking trails as well as off-leash areas for dogs and playgrounds for children. All in all, there’s a wonderful amount of green land and beautiful reserves for locals to enjoy.
Carindale is roughly 10km from Brisbane’s CBD. Nearly 60% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children and a further 9% are single parent families. Stand alone houses account for over 92% of all dwellings, with townhouses accounting for a further 6%. Carindale is a fairly new suburb and the housing reflects that, with modern brick and tile homes being the norm for this area.
|Median house price||$687,500|
|Price change over quarter||-2.50%|
|3-Bedroom house rental price||$410 / week|
|2-Bedroom unit rental price||$330 / week|
Median house price for June 2010 supplied by The Real Estate Institute of Qld
Rental price for June 2010 supplied by Residential Tenancies Authority
The majority of homes, nearly 60%, are occupied by couples with children, with 9% being occupied by single parent families. The area’s dwellings comprise over 92% stand alone houses, with townhouses accounting for just 6%.
The large Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre provides a wide and easily accessible range of stores and facilities, and there are also smaller shopping centres available to residents in the nearby suburbs of Carina, Belmont and Mt Gravatt East. The neighbouring suburb of Belmont also provides medical services to Carindale residents through its hospital. There are many walkways, bikeways, parks and waterways in Carindale and neighbouring suburbs.
Schools available to residents include the Carindale Community Kindergarten, Belmont State School, St Martin’s Primary School and Whites Hill State School. For those interested in swimming, there are the Shapland Swim School and the Hayley Lewis Swim School. Other sports and leisure interest clubs include, naturally, golf, as well as a variety of health and fitness clubs, Authentic Goju Kai Karate, bowls, Surf Dive & Ski and Basketball.
Family days out and romantic picnics in the park are a breeze with the continually upgraded and extensive Carindale Recreational Reserve within walking distance or a short drive away from most homes in Carindale. The recreational park is well-frequented and features electronic barbeques as well as a custom themed play area for little ones.