Chermside Real Estate
Located just north of Brisbane, Chermside is both infrastructure friendly and a beautiful place to live. Conveniently close to schools, private hospitals and Brisbane Airport, Chermside is perfect for young families buying their first home. Only 12.8 km from Brisbane CBD, you can leave the car at home and utilise the varied transport options available.
Originally named Downfall Creek, Chermside was renamed in 1903 to honour the Queensland Governor of the time, Sir Herbert Chermside. The scenic suburb features many parks also named after local historical figures, including William Kidston (former Premier of Queensland) and F.W. Bradbury (an early Alderman of the Brisbane City Council). Several historical churches remain in the area, the most long-standing being the United Free Methodist Church, established in 1873.
In addition to its rich heritage, Chermside has also consistently been a hub of progress. Chermside’s commercial district has been home to Australia’s first drive-in shopping centre, Brisbane’s first Apple Store, and Queensland’s largest shopping centre.
Demographically, Chermside has a vibrant and diverse community. A boom in population numbers has been fueled by developers and the need for more housing close to major shopping and transport. Outside of the development zone, affordable homes on good sized blocks of land are still readily available.
Things to do in Chermside
Chermside has a wide variety of activities for the whole family. The Chermside Bowls Club offers weekly trivia nights, darts competitions, poker tournaments and a quiet place to share a drink with friends.
The Chermside Aquatic Centre is one of Brisbane’s largest and well-equipped swimming areas, at an affordable price. The water park section features six slides and plenty of mushroom features to keep little ones entertained for hours. While the water park is closed in winter, the heated and indoor pools remain open year round.
For seniors and casual adventurers, Chermside Hills Reserves is an excellent spot for bushwalks and bird watching. Trails range from 400 metres to 2 kilometres with a variety of native plants, so there’s something for everyone.
With the completion of the newly renovated Chermside Shopping Centre, foodies will be lost for choice with the tantalising range from simple snacks to sit down meals.
Real Estate in Chermside
Chermside is among one of Brisbane’s best places to buy investment properties. Also catering to medium and large families, sprawling brick homes on large lots are scattered throughout the area.
Chermside real estate comes in all styles, reflecting the area’s diverse background and population. Modern, eclectic houses and apartments are on the rise as developers take advantage of the boom. However, many Chermside houses display a more classic Queenslander-like style, favouring fresh white paneling over steel, stone and plaster.
Local school Craigslea State High School has an average 4.46 star rating for their teachers and is ranked in the top 5 in all the high schools in Queensland.
Houses for sale in Chermside
If you’d like to buy or rent in this quietly fantastic Brisbane suburb, Clark Real Estate have a fine selection of listings for you to choose from. Please contact us with any questions, or if you spot the perfect property for you.