Greenslopes, a suburb of Brisbane, is located approximately five kilometres south east of the Brisbane CBD. The area is mostly residential, however, has some commercial and light industrial areas. Greenslopes has many main roads running through and bounding the area including Logan Road, Old Cleveland Road, the Pacific Motorway, Cornwall Street, Juliette Street, Ridge Street, Chatsworth Road, and more. Greenslopes is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Woolloongabba, Stones Corner, Coorparoo, Annerley, Tarragindi, Holland Park, and Holland Park West. This suburb was named after an early estate that was situated within the area. The estate was owned by a Frederick Wecker who had purchased the land back in 1857 and names it after the green pastures that were in the area. Originally, parts of the current suburb were settlements under the names of Dunellan, Thompson, and Mount Pleasant Estates. Until 1969, there were trams operated by the Brisbane City Council that ran along Logan Road and through Greenslopes. There are many character homes with pre-war construction in Greenslopes. These residences are seen as valuable to the identity of the suburb and demolition and renovation of these homes and controlled. While these bring Greenslopes a charismatic feel, there are many new two or three storey apartment building that allow for the area to feel clean and new.
Highly Sought After Area
The property market in Greenslopes is a highly sought after one with data showing it is an area in which is in high demand. Due to the area’s close proximity to the Pacific Motorway and the Brisbane CBD, Greenslopes is one of the most popular inner city suburbs that is sought after by investors and owners alike. It is also in a very convenient location with a major bus station that is visited frequently with express buses, as well as other bus stations scattered around the area. The Buranda railway station is located just outside of the Greenslopes boundary. To add to the convenience, Greenslopes is home to the Greenslopes Private Hospital and is also close to the Princess Alexandra Hospital. There is also a local shopping precinct, the Greenslopes Mall, located on Logan Road.
The lifestyle of an area or suburb can be heavily influences by the people that live there. A data analysis shows that the top three types of residents living in Greenslopes are independent youth, maturing and established independence, and older independence.
Great for families
Greenslopes is home to some great educational facilities as well as the neighbouring suburbs. Some of the schools include Greenslopes State School, Saint James Primary School, Villanova College, Buranda State School, Junction Park State School, Wellers Hill State School, Loreto College, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and more.
Not only does Greenslopes have great schools, but is also home to some excellent parks and recreational activities. These include the A.J. Jones Recreation Reserve, Ekibin Park East, Roseglen Street Park, and Thompson Estate Reserve. These parks have many great facilities including cricket fields, shared pathways, playgrounds, soccer fields, restoration sites, recreation clubs, barbeques, picnic areas, half courts, soccer fields and more. Some of these parks are also home to clubs and organisations such as the Greenslopes Bowls Club, Greenslopes Demonstration Catchment Project, Norman Creek Catchment Coordination Committee, and the Woodturners Society of Queensland.
Greenslopes is often described as a pleasant suburb for those in the middle and working class. Although there are many apartment buildings within the area, they don’t detract from the friendly and lovely leafy appeal of the suburb. The neighbouring suburb of Woolloongabba has an expanding dining precinct which is allowing for some more great places to eat and drink. These include some quirky cafes, fine dining restaurants, and small but lively bars. People also love the fact that the area is so close to The Gabba which hosts mainly AFL and cricket. Although the suburb is quite close to the city and major roads, traffic noise is minimal.
There is a very vibrant and diverse mix of people living in Greenslopes. Like most of Australia, Greenslopes is a very multicultural suburb that is welcoming of everyone. Data suggests that approximately 64% of Greenslopes residents were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth for people living in Greenslopes were India, England, New Zealand, the Philippines, and China. The data also suggested that approximately 74% of residents only spoke English at home, while the next most common languages were Punjabi, Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Greek. As well as being culturally diverse, many Greenslopes residents were affiliated with various religions. The most common religions being Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, and Buddhist.
Greenslopes offers a variety of quality housing. This eclectic mix includes apartments, units, and houses of many different styles such as traditional Queenslanders to large contemporary homes to pre-war houses with a character. For tips and tricks related to buying, selling or renting in Greenslopes, contact Reval Estate Agents by phone or email for professional guidance.