Established in the 1940s and occupying a partly elevated area 9km to the North of the Brisbane CBD, the suburb of Wavell Heights, locally known as “Wavell”, offers residents fantastic views of Brisbane and easterly views from some of the higher streets. Queenslanders and old chamferboard homes as well as higher density urban developments are among the diverse range of architectural styles of homes in the area. Couples with children occupy over 39% of homes in Wavell Heights, with another 39% being couples without children. 94% of homes are stand-alone and a little over 4% are units.
Being within easy reach of the coast and city, Wavell Heights is an attractive suburb with both local amenities and a short commute to the city along the Sandgate Road and easy access to the Gateway Motorway. There is a regular bus service running in and out of the city centre and other shopping centres, and while the suburb does not have its own railway station, there is one fairly nearby at Nundah. The nearby Westfield Shoppingtown of Chermside is the most popular shopping destination for Wavell Heights’ residents, having been refurbished recently, and the Westfield Shoppingtown of Toombul is also within easy reach.
Residents of Wavell Heights can enjoy the pleasant walks and bike ways provided in a choice of local parks including Downfall Creek and with the bay-side suburb of Sandgate nearby there is an abundance of relaxing locations for family get-togethers and excursions. Recreational services include the Wavell Bowls Club and the cosmopolitan and sophisticated Kedron Wavell Services Club that offers the Brisbane community a premier function, entertainment and leisure destination.
Local schools include Our Lady of the Angels Primary School, Wavell Heights Primary School and Wavell High School, and other schools a short distance away include the public and private schools in Nundah, Kedron and Geebung. The nearest hospital services provider is The Holy Spirit Hospital on the grounds of the Prince Charles Hospital in Chermside. The Murray Duus Park on Edinburgh Castle Road is managed by the Wavell Heights Neighbourhood Society, the only organisation within Brisbane to manage a park on behalf of the Brisbane City Council, who provide the subleasing of areas to a Karate club, girl guides, a kindergarten and lapitary club as well as a public tennis court and community centre.
The natural oasis of the Keith Boden Wetlands in Cressey Street is home to waterbirds and the extensive Shaw Estate Park in the same vicinity makes walking and cycling in Wavell Heights a pleasurable local activity.