Virginia Real Estate
Virginia is a charming little suburb just 10 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, cut in half by the beautiful Downfall Creek. Built along the major arterial Sandgate Road, Virginia has a wealth of shopping and dining options for both residents and visitors. The centrally located train station provides reliable direct access to and from the Brisbane CBD, iconic Fortitude Valley, and other key Brisbane locations.
Virginia first came to prominence at the end of the 19th century, with the founding of the Virginia Brick Company. Supplied by the bountiful pits of nearby Clayfield, Virginia supplied bricks and tiles to Brisbane in a time of immense demand. Legislation requiring all new city buildings to have non-combustible exterior walls, coupled with the persistent population boom, allowed Virginia to play a crucial role in Brisbane’s development.
Now a primarily residential suburb, Virginia has statistically a younger population with a median age of 34. Virginia is extremely popular with young families, because great infrastructure and affordable homes are available to those wanting to reside in the fringe suburbs.
Things to do in Virginia
Virginia has plenty on offer for young adults and families. The All Inn Brewing Co. in Virginia’s neighbour Banyo is a dog-friendly hidden gem with outstanding craft beers and cheeses, while supporting local farmers, gardeners and nominated charities.
The Downfall Creek cycle path is a scenic 10km ride from Virginia Station to Raven Street Reserve, passing through some beautiful parks and bushland. Nudgee Beach is only a short drive away, and a wonderful place to take the dogs for a walk, birdwatch or have a picnic.
Virginia embraces cuisine and tasty temptations from other cultures giving residents and visitors the opportunity to dine on exotic delicacies that years ago you would have to travel overseas for. Giving Thai food a run for it’s money is Vietnamese Pho Ever, offering noodle soups and rice paper rolls that Vietnam is famous for.
Real Estate in Virginia
Many timber and tin Queenslander homes populate Virginia’s streets, as well as newer homes that have incorporated warm-toned brick and tile into the iconic design. Virginia’s proximity to local shopping Centres such as Westfield Chermside, as well as nearby beaches, make it a great location to rent or buy. The variety of both new and old homes means there’s something for everybody.
For more information on Virginia rentals and houses for sale, contact us at Clark Real Estate. Located in nearby Clayfield, we are experts on real estate in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. Our professionalism, focus and skill at negotiation ensure we give you the best results.