Wavell Heights Real Estate
Wavell Heights is conveniently located just 9km from the Brisbane CBD and close to Brisbane Airport. Residences on elevated lots have spectacular views of the city. Keith Boden Wetlands is a great place to see native water birds. Offering easy access to both the Chermside and Toombul Shopping Centres as well as many local businesses, schools and parks make Wavell Heights a place that truly has it all.
Wavell Heights History
The Wavell Heights area has strong Aboriginal history, evidenced by important sites such as the bora ring at Nudgee Waterhole. Following European settlement, Wavell Heights was orignally known as West Nundah until 1941, when the Brisbane City Council renamed it to honour Field Marshall Lord Wavell in the Second World War.
Early days saw it settled by farmers producing pineapples and dairy. Following the war, the influx of returning servicemen led to a surge in housing development, as well as other amenities to make Wavell Heights truly feel like home. 1948 alone saw the construction of both Wavell Heights State School and a community centre that included a hall, kindergarten, court, girl guide and scout huts, bowling green and tennis courts.
Things to do in Wavell Heights
Wavell Heights is a wonderful suburb for young families, as there’s just so much to do. St Paschal’s Parish hosts a Hand-Made Craft Market on the first Saturday of every month, where you can buy jewellery, baby gifts, decor, baked goods, plants and more. Relax with a coffee (or hot chocolate) at Cafe Noma, with Brisbane’s best Babycino just for kids.
Several excellent schools call Wavell Heights home. Our Lady of the Angels Primary School, Wavell Heights State School and Wavell State High School offer both high-quality education and a range of events and extracurricular activities for students and parents to get involved with.
For couples or older residents, new and established coffee establishments such as Shutter Brew and Retro Expresso will tantalise you with coffee aromas and breakie delicacies. A family favourite of waffles and ice cream can be enjoyed on a lazy Sunday. Residents have likened the “neighbourhood feel” to that of Teneriffe and New Farm, comparing it to the village feel with a city vibe that the suburbs are renowned for.
Real Estate in Wavell Heights
Wavell Heights is blessed with a delightful mix of fresh new houses and charming older homes, infusing the suburb with a unique eclectic character. Modest post-war housing designs lead into newer brick houses from the ‘80s, with some brand new modern homes catching the eye as well.
The convenient positioning between both Gympie Road and Sandgate Road makes Wavell Heights easily accessible. The several local train stations within walking distance mean the city is only ever a short trip away. Plenty of green space, a diverse cafe scene and a safe friendly environment ensure this suburb attracts both families and professionals alike.
Your Wavell Heights Real Estate Agents
Clark Real Estate have many beautiful Wavell Heights rentals and houses for sale, which you can browse below. Please contact us with any questions, or if you’d like to make a specific property inquiry.