Further developed during the 1950’s and 1960’s, Kenmore has garnered a reputation as a thriving suburb well-known for its leafy surrounds, rolling hills and friendly community.
From the days of dirt roads and farmland in the mid 1900’s, an increased population and a surge of vital infrastructure has made Kenmore a preferred choice for homeowners to establish themselves and raise a family in a safe and flourishing environment.
Just 11kms from Brisbane’s CBD, Kenmore has long benefitted from great arterial connections as well as regular bus services to the city with the recent opening of Legacy Way making the commute even faster for local residents.
Living in Kenmore offers families wonderful options for their children’s education with academic results from Kenmore South State School, Our Lady of the Rosary, Kenmore State School and Kenmore State High School all ranking amongst the highest performing schools across Brisbane. A variety of local parks and sporting venues also boost the suburb’s appeal for families and recreational enthusiasts.
Two central shopping precincts, Kenmore Village and Kenmore Plaza, provide residents with a vast selection of amenities including three major supermarkets, medical centers, clothing stores and an increasing number of trendy new cafes and restaurants serving delicious food and quality coffee.
With a distinct neighbourhood feel, local businesses are invested in the area and work together to support the community and secure Kenmore’s place as a prominent Brisbane suburb.
Fig Tree Pocket
Taking its name from the Moreton Bay fig trees, Fig Tree Pocket is an exclusive riverside suburb devoted mostly to low density housing.
With an air of rural seclusion and enveloped by lush greenery, Fig Tree Pocket is highly sought by families for its range of child friendly parks including Biambi Yumba Park and Mandalay Park.
Without any shops or office buildings, the consensus sees local residents happy that their peaceful suburb retains a blissful sense of historic country charm and this lack of commercialisation is largely what attracts people to this leafy district. Despite being removed from these suburban conveniences, the area is still well serviced by public transport with two city bus routes running frequently.
For children, Fig Tree Pocket State School and Brisbane Montessori School with its unique curriculum both provide a quality education with consistently high results achieved across the board.
Fig Tree Pocket is renowned as a prestigious suburb for executive living and is home to the famed Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s largest and oldest koala sanctuary and part of the Q150 official list of cultural icons.
Located 7 kilometres west of the Brisbane CBD, Chapel Hill is a suburb popular for its proximity to local amenities, easy city access and surrounding bushland terrain. Consisting primarily of residential housing with many displaying architecturally distinctive designs from the 1970’s, this leafy district neighbours the beautiful and protected Mt Coot-tha reserve.
Residents often take advantage of the various walking trails that pass through Chapel Hill leading to the summit of Mt Coot-tha, with Rose Robin Track and Reservoir Trail starting near Fleming Street a popular route for locals. Completing this trek exposes a stunning lookout over Brisbane city with Kuta café and Summit restaurant nearby to re-energise after the journey.
Bordering Indooroopilly, Chapel Hill contains catchments for both Chapel Hill State School and Indooroopilly State School, two of the best performing primary schools in Brisbane, making this suburb a highly desirable area to reside for families.
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre underwent a major redevelopment in 2014 and is now the largest shopping centre in the western suburbs. Containing over 300 specialty stores and a range of dining options, the shopping centre is only a 5 minute drive from Chapel Hill.
With great cycling tracks, express bus services and selection of local parks including Green Hill Reservoir, Chapel Hill continues to draw families and working professionals to the area and maintains its status as one of Brisbane’s most affluent suburbs.