Algester is an outer-city suburb of Brisbane and is located eighteen kilometres south-west of the Brisbane CBD. This suburb is 4.1km2 and is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Acacia Ridge, Sunnybank Hills, Calamvale, Willawong, Pallara, Larapinta, and Parkinson. Algester was named in 1972 after being detached from Acacia Ridge and is an alteration to the name of an English town, Alcester. Main roads like those of Algester Road, Beaudesert Road, Ridgewood Road, and Nottingham Road run through the area. The Logan Motorway also offers easy and quick access to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and the Brisbane Airport. From the mid-1970s Algester has been Heavily developed. As well as this, this residential suburb has seen some recent development. Algester forms a section of the Brisbane Agricultural Reserve. This reserve once formed a large part of southern Brisbane.
One of Algester’s greatest features is the great sense of community it withholds. Many existing and past residents have expressed their gratitude towards this suburb. It has a great balance between being an active suburb as well as being a quiet one. Algester is known for being a friendly neighbourhood where the majority of residents are very polite and friendly, never failing to lend a helping hand when needed. It has been deemed as a, “perfect place to live,” and is close to facilities such as schools, shops, and transport. Schools that fall into the area of Algester include St Stephen’s Catholic Primary School, Algester Primary School, and Wisdom College. As well as this, Calamvale Community College is located nearby in the neighbouring suburb of Calamvale. The Algester Primary School was established back in 1977 with an initial student population of about 200 students. There are also plenty of child care services within the area.
Algester’s public transport service has been considered to be faultless with frequent services running straight into the City. There is also an abundance of bus stops, mainly lining the main roads and the buses run frequently. The interstate railway also lines the Western Boundary of Algester. Algester has frequent buses going to and from the Brisbane CBD and the major shopping centre, Westfield Garden City. Algester has a local shopping centre as well as smaller local stores which are well equipped with everything needed for day-to-day life. However, for a more diverse range of shops and stores, trips to Garden City or the City will need to be made.
Family Driven Suburb
According to it’s suburb profile, Algester is a suburb that is in average to high demand for owners, renters, and investors alike, when compared to the Queensland average. Although it is in high demand, Algester has been described as a quiet and clean neighbourhood which is predominately driven by families. The types of people that live in a suburb can influence its lifestyle. Algester’s suburb profile is largely made up of families as well as young, established, and older couples.
Another aspect of Algester that makes it so great for families is the abundance of parks and recreational facilities. These include Billabong Place Park, Blue Range Drive Park, Busby Street Park, Col Bennett Park, Delathin Road Park, Endiandra Street Park, Laurel Oak Park, Lorikeet Park, Mt Tambourine Avenue Park, Nottingham Road Park, Pardalote Park, Springwater Place Park, and Timberland Park. All of these parks have a range of facilities such as barbeques, basketball courts, lagoon and waterway corridor, picnic areas, playgrounds, bikeways, fitness trails, dog off-leash areas, and training circuits. These areas and parks are also home to many recreational facilities. These include the Algester Branch Little Athletics, the Algester Scout Club house, the Algester Sports Bowls Club, the Centenary Suburbs War Memorial Gardens, and the Algester Guides Club house. Algester also contains two local gyms that are nearby as well as a local pool.
Like most suburbs of Queensland, Algester is a multicultural demographic that caters for all. A recent census tells us that about 58% of Algester residents were born in Australia which is approximately 10% below the national average. The next most common countries included New Zealand , England, China, the Philippines, and India. The census also found that approximately 71% of residents spoke only English at home. The next most common languages included Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Hindi, and Vietnamese. Algester is also home to many cultural sites and places of worship such as The Islamic Society of Algester.
There is no doubt that Algester is a great suburb which fosters and takes pride in its great sense of community. It is a suburb that is convenient and is home to a vast variety of facilities which makes it an excellent place to raise a family. If this sounds like the perfect place for you, contact Reval Estate Agents for trained and experienced agents that will welcome you into the Reval family and guide you on your journey in finding your perfect home.