Exploring Brisbane’s West – Indooroopilly, Taringa & Chelmer
We want to share with you what living in 4068 is all about
Wondering where to live when you want to be close enough to reach the CBD but far enough to enjoy a community feel?
Looking for areas which provide the perfect balance between business and pleasure?
If you answer yes then Indooroopilly, Taringa, and Chelmer are all sensible options for you.
Whether you’re buying or renting, all three of these suburbs offer great value.
Homes in these areas see a steady trend in sales and tend to move fast, on average they’re on the market for less than 100 days.
Rentals get snapped up quickly too, showing that tenants recognise the many benefits of living in the 4068 post code.
To help you narrow down your home search, take a look at what each of these West Brisbane suburbs have to offer.
Living in Indooroopilly
Indooroopilly is home to a terrific mix of professionals, couples and families. It’s not difficult to see why.
“Indro” as it’s known by locals, is a lovely green suburb buzzing with opportunities in education, business and leisure. Situated only 7 kilometres west of the Brisbane CBD, it’s a wonderful place for people from all walks of life.
As far as aesthetics go, there is a charming mix of property types in Indro. From traditional Queenslanders to riverfront apartments, there is something for every taste. Consistent growth in commerce and popularity work together to keep resale values very high.
Public transport offers plenty of ways to get around, making it entirely possible to enjoy the area without the use of a car. The train station provides a central hub with express trains to the city and further afield. Established bus routes operate here too, offering a regular and reliable service.
One of the many impressive facts about this suburb is that it’s home to some of the most prestigious schools in Brisbane. St Peter’s Lutheran College, Nudgee Junior and Indooroopilly State High School regularly feature on ‘top school’ lists. These establishments strive for excellence whilst assisting their students to do the same.
With a park on almost every corner, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. Sir John Chandler Park and Thomas Park Bougainvillea Gardens are just a few of the spots that make getting outdoors non-negotiable. Thanks to its hilly geography, cyclists can set out on an adventure and enjoy the thrill of the ride. For those who love the water, you can access the river using one of the many entry points dotted around. Plus, sitting on some of the most valuable land in Brisbane, you’ll find Indooroopilly Golf Club; a premier club offering the perfect setting to master your swing.
For a spot of retail therapy, you have Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Being the largest retail and entertainment precinct west of the CBD means it’s a major drawcard for businesses. With over 350 shops and services catering to a whole range of budgets and styles, you’ll have lots to choose from and easy access makes it enjoyable to peruse what’s on offer.
It’s not surprising to see the appeal of this vibrant suburb. It’s an area for anyone who wants the perfect blend of quiet retreat and infectious atmosphere.
Living in Taringa
Looking for a strong sense of community? Then you’ll love Taringa.
This residential suburb is home to over 8,000 people, mostly young professionals and families. Its proximity to The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology makes it an ideal place for students. Those who work in the CBD need only travel a few kilometres to reach it from here.
Getting to and from the city centre is easy, with great access via bus and train. If you’d rather drive, Moggill Road and Swann Road will take you in any direction you want to go, providing stunning views both ways. With many lush parks in the area, like Perrin and Jack Cook, there are endless opportunities to get outside. Whether it’s a bike ride you decide on, a long walk or a game of tennis, you’ll find a place for it here. Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club have a lot of local support so if you fancy taking in the atmosphere, pop by to cheer them on.
Taringa is home to a wonderful selection of cuisines from around the world. Montezuma’s serve up delicious Mexican grub, Indian Mehfil offer a cracking curry and Sizzling Mongolian BBQ House is where to go if you’re serious about meat. Locals rave about the pizza at Place of Stones, a BYO restaurant with casual cafe vibes.
Living in Taringa means you’re only minutes away from getting your spend on in the hundreds of shops available at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.
With a mixture of culture and outdoor charm, you’ll never find yourself lost for things to do in this dynamic suburb.
Living in Chelmer
Chelmer is a leafy Brisbane suburb that sits along the south-side bend of the river.
There’s a huge emphasis on education here, being home to Milpera State School and the Chelmer Campus of Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE.
Faulkner Park, the Taylor Bridge Reserve and Gordon Thomson Park provide plenty of room to run around and play or to simply enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. It’s a sport fueled area with Western Magpies QAFL, Sherwood Junior Football Club and the Woodsmen Australian Football Club eager to do their best. For water action, you can become acquainted with like-minded people at the Oxley Sailing Club.
If you find yourself craving Italian food then the must try spots are Tocco Italiano and Il Viale. These two popular spots offer some seriously good grub that’ll keep you coming back for more. For your morning pick me up, head to Hunter & Scout Café in nearby Graceville.
A mix of new homes and mature Queenslanders provide the face for Chelmer. The streets are abundant in trees, especially Laurel Avenue which gets its name from the many Camphour Laurel trees that live on it; some of which are more than 100 years old.
Driving into the city is easy being only 7kilometres away. If you prefer to let someone else do the driving though, you can easily hop on the train at Chelmer railway station.
Want to know more about what these suburbs can offer?
At Plum Property we know Brisbane’s West like the back of our hand. And we love to talk about it.
Give us a call on (07) 3871 1424 to learn more.