Ipswich Road is one of Brisbane’s main traffic thoroughfares. In 1899 the electric tram service was extended to run along Ipswich Road and this was a turning point for the suburb that really changed Annerley from a mostly rural landscape into residential living. It wasn’t until early in 1969 did the suburb stop being served by the electric trams. Other turning points for the suburb including the opening of the post office in 1880, the establishment of the railway in 1884, the Methodist church opening in 1885, and the Provisional School opening in 1888.
The intersection of Ipswich Road and Annerley Road has become to be known as the Annerley Junction after the establishment of the Junction Hotel. This has also been cause for a shopping centre to grow around the Junction. In the 1920s, there was a housing boom which resulted in neighbourhoods of timber Queenslanders.
Annerley is home to an abundance of heritage listed sites. These include the Hefferan Park Air Raid Shelter, the Apostolic Church which is formerly known as the Methodist Church, the Annerley Army Reserve Depot, the Annerley Library and Community Centre as well as many residences. In addition to this, there are also many period homes which contribute to the aesthetics of this inner residential suburb.
Close to Everything
Annerley is one of those suburbs which is close to everything. Because it has its own shopping centre at the Junction, there is no need to venture out further to go shopping. However, if more variety is wanted, the Brisbane CBD isn’t very far away. There are also main roads like Ipswich Road and the Pacific Motorway that lead directly into the City. In addition there are buses that frequent the area as well as the railway line that borders the western end of Annerley which includes a Fairfield station and Dutton Park station on the border.
Annerley has three main schools. These include Junction Park State School which is a government co-educational primary school, Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School which is a Roman Catholic co-educational primary school, and Our Lady’s College which is also a Roman Catholic Secondary girls school. Nearby in the neighbouring suburb of Yeronga, there is also the Yeronga State School, Yeronga State High School as well as the Tafe Yeronga Campus which are all just outside of the Annerley border. Most importantly, the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Greenslopes Private Hospital are close by in the neighbouring suburbs.
Many parks and recreational facilities also don the area. These parks include Arnwood Street Park, Ekibin Park South which is home to the Scout Club house, Clifton Hill Peace Park, Hefferan Park, Lagonda Street Park, Mackenzie Place Park, and Vallely Street Park. These parks have many facilities and these include bikeways, restoration and rehabilitation sites, soccer fields, half courts, netball hoops, playgrounds, picnic tables, and barbeques.
As well as this, Annerley now frequently holds yearly events which are usually organised by the Annerley Junction Traders’ Association. They have held an Annerley Junction Christmas Fair which was first held in 2012 as well as the Junction Jumble Sale which was first held in the same year.
Like most Australian suburbs, Annerley is a multicultural area. Approximately 62% of Annerley residents were born in Australia with the next most common countries of birth being India, New Zealand, England, China, and Vietnam. About 70% of Annerley residents speak English at home while the next most common languages spoken are Mandarin, Greek, Vietnamese, Malayalam, and Cantonese.
Annerley is a great inner residential suburb that is central and close to all of the things you will ever need. Contact the team here at Reval for expert advice and experienced team members who will guide you through your real estate journey.