Exploring Brisbane’s West – Pullenvale, Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket and more
We’re delighted to tell you about these prominent suburbs located west of the river
Looking for tranquil settings that offer a slower pace of life than inner city?
Would you love to live near expanses of stunning greenery?
For this and more, you must take a look inside the 4069 community.
Consisting of Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Fig Tree Pocket, Pullenvale, Kenmore Hills, Upper
Brookfield, and Brookfield this postcode is abundant in real estate prestige.
In this part of town, you’ll find high ranking schools, indulgent shopping and breathtaking scenery. All of this makes buying here a wise decision, with assets only continuing to increase in value.
Because each of these areas deserve serious consideration, we’ve given you a breakdown below.
Living in Chapel Hill
Distinctive 1970’s architecture graces the streets of this truly established residential suburb.
Living here means you’re at a commutable distance to the city, though you don’t have to use the car in you don’t want to. Instead, you can take advantage of four bus routes that venture to many destinations including Brisbane City, Indooroopilly and more. If you’re an avid cyclist, why not use The Centenary Bikeway, Coronation Drive Bikeway or Sylvan Road bike path to get into town? It’ll only take about 30 minutes.
Want to provide your children with a great education? The well renowned Chapel Hill State School is right on your doorstep. Plus, you’re in the catchment for the high performing schools in the neighbouring suburb; Indooroopilly State School and Indooroopilly State High School.
This suburb is very dog friendly and dog owners frequently meet at Green Hill Reservoir to allow their furry pals to socialise in the off-leash area. You’ll find fitness enthusiasts partaking in group exercise most mornings too. Bushland terrain surrounds Chapel Hill, including the protected Mount Coot-tha reserve which offers an array of trails to explore. For those who need an incentive for their hike, you can indulge at the summit café where there is a high quality menu on offer.
Social outings wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Retro Bar. You’ll also want to try local favourite, Suburban Social Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen, which boasts indoor and outdoor dining. If you’re searching for some of the best espresso in town, you’ll be sure to find it at Vienna Espresso.
Chapel Hill maintains its status as one of Brisbane’s most affluent suburbs and continues to appeal to professionals and families that live there.
Living in Kenmore
Kenmore is in a superb location set in rolling hills, home to friendly neighbours.
This is the preferred choice for families looking to establish themselves in a safe and flourishing environment.
A selection of incredibly successful schools can provide your children with superior results. Our Lady of the Rosary, Kenmore South Primary School, Kenmore South State School and Kenmore State School are all situated in this suburb. You’ll come across many academics who choose to call Kenmore home thanks to its short distance to the University of Queensland.
Kenmore Village and Kenmore Plaza are the two central shopping precincts here, providing residents with a vast selection of amenities. The Olive Grove Café is popular with locals and The Kenmore is praised for its delicious brekkie. Other dining favourites include Siam Sunset Kenmore Thai and Stavros The Greek.
Getting around is simple. City workers benefit from the great arterial connections which make the commute into town much faster.
For all you need, Kenmore might just be the place.
Living in Fig Tree Pocket
With an abundance of low-density housing and plenty of privacy, it’s not hard to see why the exclusive riverside suburb of Fig Tree Pocket is a popular place to set down roots.
Plenty of shopping options available for residents to explore including a small shopping precinct to at nearby Jindalee or the larger Mt Ommaney when looking for something extra. The Legacy Way Tunnel gets you into the city with ease and you also have access to the 430 and 445 bus lines.
Even though you’re only about 15 minutes from the city centre, you’ll get to enjoy an air of rural seclusion here. The strong-willed residents of this suburb are proud of their community, which helps ensure it maintains a country charm and prevents unnecessary commercialisation.
When comes to your children’s education, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Fig Tree Pocket State School and Montessori Primary School are both fantastic options.
There are lovely experiences to be had here, from getting up close and personal with Koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to a ride along the river via the Fig Tree Pocket Boat Ramp and The Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club is the perfect choice for horse enthusiasts.
Fig Tree Pocket is the suburb for those who want a quaint life whilst being in touching distance of a variety of activities.
Living in Pullenvale
Pullenvale is happily nestled into the southern foothills of Mount Elphinstone, about 15 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.
This suburb offers some of Brisbane’s biggest and most exclusive homes which are commonly situated on large acreage.
This is the home of one of the oldest pony clubs in Queensland, Moggill Pony Club. Here you can learn to ride like a professional and enjoy various equestrian events throughout the year.
Housed in an old pineapple packing shed you’ll find Pullenvale Hall. A local staple, offering lots for the community to get involved with. Every first Friday of the month often sees masses of residents head to the Hall to enjoy a hearty meal and fun entertainment.
It’s a country-like community in every sense.
Living in Kenmore Hills
You’ll find Kenmore Hills somewhere between Kenmore and Brookfield, providing more private blocks amongst nature.
Parks are abundant here, which is perfect for those who enjoy getting some fresh air. Creekside Street Park and Brookfield Road Park are popular for their bikeways, playgrounds, fitness areas and picnic areas.
Living here means you’re not far from Toowong or Mount Coot-tha so whether it’s a day out at the Botanic Gardens or a bike ride along mountain paths, you’ll find many opportunities to let loose.
This cosy neighbourhood offers great privacy and room to grow, thanks to its selection of detached homes and it’ll continue to prosper with time.
Living in Upper Brookfield & Brookfield
If you’re searching for a tranquil setting far away from the noise of the city, or a hidden gem where you can find a real sense of belonging then both Brookfield and Upper Brookfield are worth serious consideration.
The rural backdrop to these areas provides home owners with plenty of acreage. Many families find that Brookfield is the perfect place to raise children thanks to the large spaces on offer.
Plus, parents can rely on The Upper Brookfield State School to educate their children; they’ve been doing so for more than 100 years.
When it comes to sprucing up your outdoor space, you’ll find all you need and more at the Brookfield Garden Centre. While you’re there, remember to visit the Wild Canary. This secret garden hides among the foliage, and it’s a great place for coffee and breakfast.
For outdoor fun, the Gold Creek Reservoir is an ideal spot. Hike the trail that takes around 2 hours to complete or pick a spot lakeside for a romantic picnic. It comes alive here in the summer with many people using the water for leisure activities.
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