Grange (Post Code 4051)
Grange (Qld) is an inner Brisbane suburb located a very handy 5kms north of the bustling city CBD. It is one of Brisbane’s older suburbs and this is clearly reflected in its wonderful heritage Queenslander homes. The popular family-friendly suburb is a shade under 2 square km with a population of over 4,600 residents. Many of them are couples with young families. If you’re considering buying or selling investment property here, Grange property management specialist Position One is at your service.
We believe it’s because Grange offers a quiet, safe, peaceful lifestyle with a relaxed community vibe. Friendly neighbours… plenty of things to do and see… a ton of public green space to enjoy, and all within a 10 minute drive of the city centre! Additionally, Kedron Brook with its many parks, green spaces, and bike/walking path, runs along the entire northern boundary. Surrounding suburbs are Alderley, Wilston, Newmarket, Stafford, Gordon Park, and Lutwyche.
History Of Grange, QLD
Grange sits on part of the traditional lands of the Turrbal and Yuggura First Nations peoples. British fellmonger T.K. Peate was one of the first Europeans to settle in the area and arrived there around 1860. He established a tannery business on Kedron Brook called The Grange Tannery and Fellmongery Company. In 1903, his estate was sub-divided into residential blocks and called The Grange Estate. The name was eventually shortened to Grange.
Transport Options for Residents
Although Grange is not situated on a major route into the CBD, it is conveniently and centrally located between Enoggera Road to the west and Lutwyche Road to the east. Access onto both these major suburban arterial roads is relatively straightforward and provides residents with the best of both worlds. Namely – easy access into the CBD without the traffic and bustle that usually goes with living near a main road! It is one of the reasons Grange is such a good Brisbane suburb for a residential investment property!
Train commuters likewise have a choice of stations along the Ferny Grove railway line that runs directly into the Brisbane CBD. Alderley is a convenient choice for residents in the west of Grange. Newmarket is centrally located to the south and Wilston, although a bit further away, may suit some residents in the south-east corner. There are also very regular bus services into Brisbane and Fortitude Valley.
Like many of Brisbane’s older areas, Grange is well known for its lovely spacious Queenslander houses on large, leafy blocks. Separate dwellings like these make up 82% of Grange’s housing so property investors with a passion for these lovely old homes will find a lot to love about Grange. The median weekly rent for houses in Grange is $625 for a 3-bedroom home, and just under $800 for a 4-bedroom one.
Flats, units (rare), townhouses, and semi-detached dwellings make up the remaining 18% of housing in the suburb. If you can get one as an investment, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units are earning a median rent of $490 and $625 a week respectively.
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Amenities In Grange, Qld
Like other suburbs in this area, Grange may be small in size but it’s mighty in services and amenities. There is a library, local school, kindergarten, sport and recreation facilities, plenty of parks and playgrounds, local cafes and eateries, and a walking/bike path all the way along Kedron Brook.
Grange doesn’t have its own local shopping centres but locals still have plenty of options. Stafford City Shopping Centre is just to the north and has a cinema. Market Central Lutwyche is handy for residents who live in the eastern section of Grange, and Newmarket Village is to the south. It’s also just a 5 to 10 minute drive into Fortitude Valley and the city.
Grange provides locals with plenty of local dining options. From fast food outlets to at least a dozen places to buy a cup of coffee, down a pint, or enjoy great ethnic cuisine… Here are a few of our favourites:
- Bean on the Green Cafe
- Bella & Tortie
- Huskk Cafe
- Iron Pan Japanese Kitchen
- Naples Pizzeria Grange
- Paddock Espresso
- Quincy’s Bar and Cafe
- Thai Chada Grange
- The Ming Inn
- Twinkle Tarts
- Viet Lotus
Healthcare Facilities and Services
When it comes to healthcare, Grange is well serviced, another reason it is such a good area to own a rental investment property. The Queensland Skin Cancer Clinic is located here and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is just a few minutes away.
In addition, there are local physiotherapists, dentists, psychologists, and specialist health care services catering for cosmetic surgery, sports medicine, children’s allergies, mental health, sleep disorders, and diabetes. There is also a local holistic practitioner.
Parks and Outdoor Facilities
Open green space covers around 20% of Grange. Most of it lies within the corridor along the Brook in the north of the suburb. Alderley Grove Park, Emerson Park, Gilbert Road Park, Grange Forest Park, Halford Park, and Lanham Park, are all great spaces to walk, picnic, play or just enjoy the great outdoors.
Notably – Lanham Park is home to several local sporting clubs including the Grange Thistle Soccer Club, Wilston Grange AFL Club, and Grange Bowls and Community Club Inc. Emerson Park likewise is the current home grounds of Brisbane’s oldest Rugby League club – the Valleys Diehards.
Grange falls into the Wilston State School catchment zone for primary schools and the Kedron State High School for all secondary years. However, there are also several good private schools in the area and, for extra-curricular education, 2 music schools, and a dance school.
Pre-primary aged children can attend Wilston Grange Kindergarten and Pre-School in Lanham Park.
Despite its name, Wilston State School is actually in Grange, meaning parents have a local primary school. St Columba’s Primary School is a few streets away and St Ambrose’s in Newmarket is another option.
Having a local school and several private school options in close proximity definitely make this suburb very attractive to tenants with families, and adds considerable value to a Grange property portfolio.
Kedron State High School is the local zone school for Years 7 to 12. Padua College, a Catholic primary and secondary school for boys, and Mt Alvernia College, a Cathollic secondary school for girl’s are also conveniently located in Kedron.
Pick of the City Suburbs for a Qld Investment Property
As a professional property manager and property management company, our Position One team recommends clients ‘grab a Grange’ property if possible for their investment portfolio! For several reasons…
- Less than a quarter of the dwellings in Grange are rental properties so the market is definitely not oversupplied.
- Fewer rentals means less competition and higher demand from those who prefer to be tenants rather than property owners!
- There is a very low vacancy rate which helps drive up demand for both sale and rental properties. It also helps to provide that sense of security, safety, and community the locals love.
- Some 60% of the couples who live here are both employed, which makes them an ideal rental demographic.
The median age of residents is 39 and family households make up almost 80% of locals.
Position One – Your Grange Property Management Specialist Team
Position One Property Managers, your Grange property management specialist, offers a range of comprehensive property management services to property investor clients. From taking care of leasing arrangements to dealing with tenants, general maintenance, insurance, and property inspections – we take the very best care of your valuable property asset.
Our wealth of knowledge and experience means we focus on the things that matter, like ensuring you make money, reducing your risk as a landlord, and helping you manage your investment property or properties successfully. In fact, our success is your guarantee of property management success too.
Contact one of our team members today about our Grange property management services.