The suburb of Kangaroo Point is located directly east across the Brisbane River from the Brisbane CBD. It takes up an approximate area of 1.3 square kilometres and is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Brisbane City, Woolloongabba, and East Brisbane. There are many main roads running through the area including the Pacific Motorway, the Clem Jones Tunnel, Main Street, Vulture Street, Shafston Avenue, Wellington Road, River Terrace, Leopard Street, Baines Street, Princess Street, Bradfield Highway, Deakin Street and more. The Brisbane River borders three sides of the suburb making it a prime location. Kangaroo Point was one of the earliest suburbs that were settled in Brisbane, meaning it is one of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs with rich history and great character. The area was cleared and used for cultivation crops during the time of convict settlement. The first house was built in Kangaroo Point in 1844 and the first school was opened in 1861. The area was continually subdivided over the years and by the late 1850s, it was estimated that the suburb contained approximately 80 houses. However, the most significant development was the opening of the Story Bridge in 1940.
Prime Real Estate
The real estate within Kangaroo Point is some of the best. There are tall apartment buildings that provide owners with superb views, as well as classic Queenslander style homes for those that like to be closer to the ground. The unmatched river and city views from this suburb is one of the factors that attracts so many people to the area. And who could forget about the famous Kangaroo Point cliffs? This suburb offers so much, there’s no wonder why it’s real estate is in such high demand and quickly snatched up.
A Place For Everyone
Kangaroo Point is such a popular area. Those that visit, wish they could live there and those that do live there, never want to move. It is situated in one of the best locations, close to the Brisbane CBD and the South Bank Parklands, meaning that there is plenty to do. The majority of type of people living in Kangaroo Point is made up of independent youth, maturing and established independence, and older independence, but that is not to say that Kangaroo Point is not a great place for families as well. In fact, it is a great place for families to reside in. There are a number of schools in and around the area. Some of these include St Joseph’s Parish School, Somerville House, Saint Laurence’s College, Dutton Park State School, East Brisbane State School, Coorparoo Secondary College, Anglican Church Grammar School, New Farm State School, Holy Spirit School, All Hallows School, Saint James College, Brisbane Central State School, Lady Gowrie, Saint Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace and more. As well as this, there are also tertiary study options in close proximity to the suburb including Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point campus and Griffith University Queensland College of Art.
There are also many parks in the area with some great facilities to match. Some of these parks include C.T. White Park, Captain Burke Park, Castlebar Street Park, James Warner Park, Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, Main Street Park, Raymond Park, Wellington Road Park West and more. These parks are home to many great facilities including the Kangaroo Point Natural History Trail, boardwalks, jetties, picnic areas, playgrounds, shared pathways, barbecues, outdoor fitness and exercise equipment, a climbing precinct, lookout, table tennis tables, a basketball half court, cricket facility, off leash dog area, skate facility, soccer facility, and much more. There is an endless amount of activities to be done in Kangaroo Point. Kangaroo Point is also home to a number of great restaurants, bars, and pubs and this is one of the reasons many visit and want to live in the area.
Kangaroo Point is in a great location with easy access to both highways going to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, and the Story Bridge and Captain Cook Bridge which is relied on heavily by residents of the area. There is also an entrance to the Clem Jones Tunnel on Shafston Avenue. As well as this, there are a number of public transport options going in and out of the suburb. The area is serviced by the South East Busway transit line as well as other buses through the streets of Kangaroo Point. There are also bicycle paths that run along the Brisbane River from South Bank to and over the Story Bridge. The CityCat does not service Kangaroo Point directly, however the CityHopper goes from Kangaroo Point to ferry terminals across the river where the CityCat does service.
There is a place for everyone in Kangaroo Point. Contact the team here at Reval Estate Agents for service beyond compare on all things real estate.