The Brisbane suburb of Murarrie is located adjacent to the Gateway Bridge in the eastern suburbs along the southern bank of the Brisbane River. This suburb takes up an approximate area of 8.3 squared kilometres. The area is made up of both residential and industrial sections and is located approximately eight kilometres east of central Brisbane. Murarrie is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Eagle Farm, Pinkenba, Morningside, Hemmant, Cannon Hill and Tingalpa. There are many main roads that run through the area, some of these including Lytton Road, Creek Road, the Gateway Motorway, Barrack Road, Wynnum Road, the Port of Brisbane Motorway, Paringa Road, and more. The area that is bounded on the east by Bulimba Creek is wetland. When undergoing development, Murarrie’s built up area was concentrated around the area’s railway station. The name Murarrie came from the Mooraree House built by an architect who owned a sugar plantation. The area along the riverfront is known as Queensport, and contained a meat works in 1881, as well as the Bulimba A and B electric powerhouses in the 1900’s. There were also several other industrial works in the area. The railway line was built in 1889 as well as the opening of a post office in 1892 and a primary school in 1926. The Gateway Motorway was opened in 1986, and the closing of several industrial factories and areas brought a rise in suburban land and interest to the area.
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There are many schools both within Murarrie and in the surrounding areas. Some of these include Murarrie State School, Cannon Hill Anglican College, Balmoral State High School, Morningside State School, Saints Peter and Paul’s School, Bulimba State School, Cannon Hill State School, Saint Oliver Plunkett School, Seven Hills State School, San Sisto Secondary College, Mayfield State School, Carina State School, Tingalpa State School, Iona College, and more.
The area is serviced by the Queensland Rail City network. The Murarrie railway station is situated along the Cleveland railway line with services frequenting the area every day. The area is also serviced by buses frequently. However, with the amount of main roads going through Murarrie itself along with its surrounding suburbs, getting to and from Murarrie is an easy process. As well as this, there is a big shopping centre in the neighbouring suburb of Cannon Hill that is regularly used by Murarrie residents due to its close proximity. As well as Cannon Hill, Murarrie is in close proximity to the shopping precincts at Bulimba, Hawthorne and Carindale shops which feature movie cinemas, restaurants, cafes and more.
The area is continually developing with new estates being put in or older ones being redeveloped meaning there are many homes to be picked from at affordable prices. Murarrie has been described by residents as a quiet and leafy up and coming suburb that is perfect for families, retirees, couples, professionals and just about everyone. There is a great sense of community spirit with neighbours being friendly and welcoming to all.
Murarrie is a recreational hub; there are a number of excellent parks and facilities within the suburb. Some of these include Borthwick Avenue Park, Calliope Circuit Park, Carnarvon Way Park, Colmslie Beach Reserve, Evergreen Place Park, Goodman Place Park, Kyoomba Street Park, Marie Street Park, Metroplex Avenue Park, Mingoola Park, Moonie Avenue Park, Murarrie Recreation Ground, Murarrie Road Park, Portwine Street Park, Redrock Street Park, Winton Crescent Park, and Wyandra Crescent Park. All of these parks are home to some amazing facilities such as bikeways, barbecues, picnic areas, playgrounds, shared pathways, Colmslie Beach access, river access path, off leash dog areas, fishing precinct with fishing decks and a fish cleaning table, lookout, canoe ramp, clubhouse, criterium cycle circuit, skate facility, basketball half court, sporting fields and more. Many of these parks are an excellent place for a family to enjoy with plenty of space to have a kick around and plenty of walking paths.
Like many Australian suburbs, Murarrie is a multicultural suburb that is welcoming of anyone. Census data revealed that approximately 70% of Murarrie residents were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth included New Zealand, England, South Africa, Fiji, and Scotland. The data also shows that approximately 82% of people living in Murarrie spoke only English in their household with the next most common languages being Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Korean. This multiculturalism that so many Australian suburbs have brings such a welcoming atmosphere to Murarrie that so many residents love.
The suburb of Murarrie is great for sellers, buyers, renters, and investors alike. If you are interested and this suburb sounds like the one for you, give Reval Estate Agents a call or send us an email for advice and guidance from a team of professional real estate agents that won’t let you down.