Wavell Heights (Post Code 4012)
History of Wavell Heights
Established in the 1940s and occupying a partly elevated area 9km to the North of the Brisbane CBD, is the suburb of Wavell Heights. Locally known as “Wavell”, this suburb 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. Also, another 39% are couples without children. 94% of homes are stand-alone and a little over 4% are units.
Shopping and Amenities
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. It’s easy to reach the City along Sandgate Road and there is also easy access to the Gateway Motorway. There is a regular bus service running in and out of the city centre and other shopping centres. While the suburb does not have its own railway station, there is one quite nearby at Nundah. The nearby Westfield Shoppingtown of Chermside is the most popular shopping destination for Wavell Heights’ residents. Having been refurbished recently, it is very popular. Also, the Westfield Shoppingtown of Toombul is within easy reach.
Bikeways and Recreation
Residents of Wavell Heights can enjoy the pleasant walks and bike ways provided in a choice of local parks. In areas 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. Also, the cosmopolitan and sophisticated Kedron Wavell Services Club offers the Brisbane community a premier function, entertainment and leisure destination.
Schools and Hospitals
Local schools include Our Lady of the Angels Primary School, Wavell Heights Primary School and Wavell High School. There are also other schools a short distance away, including 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.
Parks and Recreation Facilities
The Murray Duus Park on Edinburgh Castle Road is managed by the Wavell Heights Neighbourhood Society. This is the only organisation within Brisbane to manage a park on behalf of the Brisbane City Council. They provide the subleasing of areas to a Karate club, Girl Guides, a kindergarten and lapitary club. There is also a public tennis court and community centre.
The natural oasis of the Keith Boden Wetlands in Cressey Street is home to waterbirds. Also, the extensive Shaw Estate Park in the same vicinity makes walking and cycling in Wavell Heights a pleasurable local activity.
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