Albion Real Estate

Located just 3 km’s from Brisbane’s CBD, Albion has emerged as a new contender for residents looking for inner city living with an affordable price tag.

Traditionally known for being an industrial and sporting hub, it is rapidly changing with new and established restaurants and cafes catering to the permanent residents.

Albion History

Steeped in history,  John Petrie opened a quarry locally  in 1860 to extract whitish sandstone, and four  years later the owner of a new hotel along Sandgate Road named his establishment “Albion”, derived from the Latin word Albus – meaning white, referring to the local quarry stone.

The lower-lying parts of Albion became better known when it was chosen as the site for an iconic racecourse. This area was previously popular for hunting and coursing., with The Smithfield Pony Club setting up headquarters here in 1885, and the Albion Park Racecourse was established in 1895.

Almost as a prediction, in the 1960’s songwriter Sam Cooke wrote the famous lyrics “ a change is gonna come”.

Things to do in Albion

Sports lovers can stay active in Crosby Park – home to Brothers Rugby League and the Queensland Cricket Association. Play a game of cricket on the Allan Border Field or relax and watch the experts from the Stuart Law Stand.

Horse enthusiasts can enjoy a day out at Albion racecourse where harness racing has been a crowd pleaser for 120 years.

Catering to all tastes you can stroll past cafes such as “artie and mai” located in the heritage listed Albion terrace or head to “cafe de soyt” offering retro video games and old school atmosphere. Grab some friends and enjoy a night of laughter and dining  at the Albion Comedy club and restaurant.

Real Estate in Albion

Mixed with Industrial styles you will find the true architecture of Albion. Highlands house, one of the earliest of the remaining stone bungalows featured in Historic Homes in the 1930’s.  Art Deco facades and impressive brick structures are scattered throughout the suburb.

Ellen Street is famous for being one of the most historic , with a streetscape of small workers’ cottages built in the late 1800’s.

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