The Brisbane suburb of Holland Park is located six kilometres south east of the Brisbane CBD. Holland Park has an approximate area of 3.3km2 and is a mostly residential suburb however, has some small commercial areas along Logan Road. It is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Greenslopes, Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt East, and Mount Gravatt. This suburb is also serviced by many main roads that run through or along the boundary of the area. These include Boundary Road, Cavendish Road, Holland Road, Logan Road, Nursery Road, Arnold Street, Abbotsleigh Street and more. Holland Park got its name from a man named Julius Holland, who, for a long time, owned quite a large area of land and called it ‘Holland Estate.’ He sold the 150 acres of land in 1882, and other estates in the area adopted the Holland Park name. Originally, both Holland Park and Holland Park West were collectively known as Holland Park until 1967. The original boundary extended across the South West Freeway and into Tarragindi, nearly going as far as Wellers Hill. Until 1969, there were tram lines, operated by the Brisbane City Council, that ran along Logan Road. In 1956, there was also a trolley bus service that ran down Cavendish Road. Both Holland Park and Holland Park West were fully developed by the late 1960s. Due to Holland Park being an older suburb, it is largely made up of wooden post-World War II homes as well as some old Queenslanders that are eagerly awaiting a makeover.
Holland Park is a great suburb for real estate and is the perfect place to raise a family. Not only are all the homes, units, and apartments gorgeous, but the area has some quality educational facilities within and surrounding the area. Some of these schools include Holland Park State School, Seville Road State School, Holland Park State High School, Cavendish Road State School, Marshall Road State School, Saint Agnes Catholic Primary School, Mt Gravatt State Primary School, Mt Gravatt State High School, Loreto College, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and more.
As well as great schools, the suburb is also home to some excellent parks and recreational facilities. These include Bassett Street Park, Beryl Crescent Park, C.B. Mott Park, Coonara Street Park, Glenalwyn Street Park, Glenlinton Street Park, Glindemann Drive Park, Murton Avenue Park, Olroy Street Park, Ray Lynch Park, Seville Park, W.J. Scott Park, Wollombi Park, and Wyncroft Street. These parks are also home to some incredible facilities including picnic areas, wood and electric barbeques, Canna beds, playgrounds, Indigenous games trail, bikeways, shared pathways, basketball facility, netball facility, cricket pitch and field, rugby league sporting fields and more. These parks are also home to some great clubs and organisations. These include the Holland Park Meals on Wheels, Holland Park Bowls Club, Holland Park Kindergarten, Pacific Island Youth Association, Holland Park Guides, Holland Park/Mt Gravatt RSL Club, and a memorial for the RSL Remembrance Day 90th Anniversary.
Market in High Demand
Getting to and from Holland Park is an easy process. With buses, run by the Brisbane City Council, frequenting the area, there is no doubt why Holland Park is such a sought after area when it comes to real estate. According to some data measuring visits per property, Holland Park is approximately five times the Queensland average. This high demand can affect the prices and availability of properties in the Holland Park market, but it is just a testament to how great the area really is. It is in a prime position being only a fifteen minute drive into the Brisbane City due to the close proximity of the Pacific Motorway. It is also only a short drive from major shopping centres like Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre and Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre. There’s no doubt that Holland Park’s prime location lifts the real estate market and provides buyers with value for their money.
Although the area is so close to the Brisbane City, Holland Park is a quiet neighbourhood with minimal traffic going through the area. It could be best described as having the best of both worlds; a quiet neighbourhood that is so close to the CBD. It’s a great place for professionals to reside in; coming home to a peaceful area after a hectic day at work. There are also small strips of shops that are being rejuvenated within the area, making way for unique cafes and trendy dining options. These just add to the already great community feel.
Many people want to move into the Holland Park area and those living there don’t want to leave. This means that options to buy or rent in Holland Park can be snatched away just as quickly as they come up. For the best chance of finding the perfect home for you, email or call Reval Estate Agents for professional advice and guidance.