Suburb Profiles

Suburb Profiles


Murrumba Downs

Murrumba Downs is located approximately 24 km north of Brisbane CBD in the Moreton Bay Regional Council local government area. Serviced by quality community facilities, recreational facilities and shopping centres Murrumba Downs is within 4.5km of Westfield North Lakes.

Public transport is readily available with bus services and Petrie train station approximately 9km from Murrumba Downs. Murrumba Downs is within 20 minutes of the airport, 40 minutes to the Brisbane CBD and 45 minutes to the Sunshine Coast.

Murrumba Downs real estate is often sought after for quality new and established homes often situated on above average block sizes within a close proximity to private and public schools, 15km to Redcliffe peninsula and bordering the lovely Pine River where you can enjoy the pleasures of boating and fishing.

North Lakes

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A master-planned community about 28km north of Brisbane, North Lakes was first developed in the early 2000s.

Formerly a pine plantation, the estate development spans some 1,000 hectares and is expected to be home to about 20,000 people on its completion. It was officially made a suburb in 2006.

Given its youth, the majority of homes in North Lakes are single-set brick-and-tile houses, while the suburb also has a smattering of Queenslanders. There are also units and townhouses.

Surrounded by the suburbs of Mango Hill and Deception Bay, North Lakes is very popular with families and couples. The area has two primary schools as well as a high school. The nearest university is the Caboolture campus of the Queensland University of Technology, while there is a TAFE college in Redcliffe.

North Lakes has access to a variety of modern amenities including major supermarkets and sporting facilities. While the suburb already has ample parks, bike, walk and waterways, these will increase as the area develops. Westfield North Lakes opened in late 2003 and contains a Myer, Coles and Woolworths. North Lakes Business Park, which began construction in 2007, is expected to be completed by 2014.

The nearest train stations are Petrie, Strathpine and Dakabin on the Caboolture line, while the airport is 35 minutes away in Brisbane. The suburb is well positioned near the Bruce Highway, and trips to the Sunshine Coast only take 45 minutes.

Source: REIQ


Petrie Markets

Location: Approx 24km from Brisbane CBD

Ideal for buyers looking for a natural setting and outdoor lifestyle, Petrie is bordered by the North Pine Country Park, is close to Lake Kurwongbah and encompasses the Mungarra Reserve. Local parks also add to the number of recreational, picnic and barbecue spots.

The Petrie Markets held at the Pioneer Village on Dayboro Road on Sundays has become a defining feature of the area. Local residents and visitors are treated to a variety of crafts, entertainment and food stalls at the markets.

Bordered by Lawnton, Kallangur and Kurwongbah, Petrie boasts a wide variety of homes from older style highset chamferboard houses to the newer lowest brick homes. New estates continue to grow as the relatively affordable housing attracts young couples and first homebuyers to the area. The make-up of residents also includes established families and older residents.

Families are well catered for with Petrie State Primary School, Kurwongbah State Primary School, Our Lady of the Way Primary School and Kolbe Catholic College supplemented by numerous primary and secondary schools in surrounding suburbs.

Public transport around Petrie is good with local bus routes running regularly and Petrie train station giving residents the option to commute by rail into the city.

Westfield Shopping Town Strathpine supplements Petrie's local stores, and hosts a cinema complex and games arcades as entertainment for residents from surrounding suburbs. Westfield also acts as a central point for local and city bus routes in the area.

For residents looking to get away for the weekend, the Sunshine Coast is easily accessible via Anzac Avenue and the Bruce Highway.

With excellent access to local amenities and recreational facilities and parklands, Petrie's popularity has remained steady and is reflected in good price growth over the last five years.

Source: REIQ