Murarrie is a riverside suburb located approximately 7.5 radial kilometres east of the Brisbane CBD. Murarrie is very well positioned adjacent to the motorway which offers residents quick access to Brisbane’s north side, the Sunshine Coast and also southbound to the Gold Coast. Further to this, Murarrie is also handily positioned on the train-line where you can catch the train to the Brisbane CBD in around 30 minutes.
The Park Hill Estate, previously a large cattle-yard situated on the western side of Creek Road, is the superior pocket in Murarrie – converted and subdivided into a housing estate in the late 90’s, with most homes within built in and around the early 2000’s. The streetscape and homes within the Park Hill Estate much newer and nicer and more desirable than the housing estate on the Eastern side of Creek Road which contains mostly post-war built timber homes built in the 60’s and 70’s and generally is a less desirable looking area. A good proportion of the suburb is very well elevated and a lot of streets enjoy fantastic views of the city and out towards the bayside suburbs.
Murarrie contains a rather high percentage (Approximately 36%) of general and special industrial zoned land, which is why there are a large number of warehouses, service centres and other industrial buildings filled with hundreds of companies and businesses which offer a mini employment hub to local residents. No doubt Murarrie’s close proximity to the M1 Motorway, Brisbane River and Brisbane Airport has played a part in why so much of the land was set up and zoned for this.
Overall, Murarrie is a very conveniently positioned riverside suburb, with excellent public transport access and quick access onto the motorway, as well as one of the states best private schools on your doorstep. If you’re considering buying here, using a specialist Murarrie buyers agent will definitely assist you in navigating your way into the suburb.
Approximately 65% of Murarrie is owner-occupied, with 35% of the suburb listed as renters. With a population of approximately 4300 people, the average age of residents in Murarrie is 34 years old. Almost 76% of the suburb is occupied by families.
Health, Education and Schooling
Murarrie is within a 25 minute drive of the four major hospitals south of the river (Princess Alexandra, Mater, Greenslopes Private, St Vincent’s).
In terms of schooling, Murarrie State Primary School is the only school in the suburb, offering co-education from prep age until year 6. There is no government secondary schooling option in Murarrie, with the nearest state secondary school being Balmoral State High.
One of the best performing private schools in Queensland happens to sit right on Murarrie’s border – CHAC (Cannon Hill Anglican College) which offers co-education for students from prep right through to year 12.
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