Northgate Real Estate
Northgate sits a comfortable 9 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, directly on several major train lines. This makes Northgate’s transit service one of the most frequent and convenient in all of Brisbane, with many express lines also stopping at Northgate.
A quiet, unassuming suburb, Northgate is primarily residential with a little industry tucked in by the railway. The suburb has seen its share of greatness, with Northgate State School’s previous students include the famed Gibb brothers, of pop group the Bee Gees.
Northgate began in 1882 as a stop on the Sandgate railway line, as a workshop for making signaling equipment. Originally called Toombul, the station was renamed Northgate Junction as new rail lines opened, the name derived from North Coast and Sandgate.
Northgate’s residential development got off to a slow start despite land subdivision on offer in 1890. Most early housing in the area dates from 1910 onwards. The area’s flourishing industries and gradual addition and improvement of services fueled residential demand. Development of local shopping and Northgate Primary School in 1959 allowed the suburb to be more self-sufficient.
It was deemed a mature suburb by 1970 and the 1990’s saw it being marketed as a cheaper option to Clayfield.
Things to do in Northgate
Northgate’s frequent train and bus lines and easy access to surrounding suburbs means everything you need is only a few minutes away. Rhino Espresso on Northgate Road offers excellent coffee and light meals to keep you going on a busy day. If you like to shop, grocery and other shopping is available only five minutes away at Ascot, Clayfield, Chermside, Toombul, Virginia and Nundah.
There are plenty of activities for children in and around Northgate, especially during school holidays. Reilly Dance Academy teaches ballet to children aged 3 up to 18, and is known for being a fun and friendly environment to learn. Red Scorpion Laser Skirmish is a mobile laser tag business perfect for parties, and was voted the #1 most popular kids activity in Brisbane for 2015. Whatever your kids’ tastes, you’ll find something to delight them close to home.
Real Estate in Northgate
Many styles of interwar homes can be seen in Northgate Hill, with post-war homes from the 1940s to 1960s filling out much of the rest of the suburb aesethics. The suburb’s convenient location, affordable housing and charming house styles together make Northgate one of Brisbane’s most in-demand markets, particularly with families and independents.
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