The residential suburb of Parkinson is an outer southern suburb of Brisbane and is located approximately 19 kilometres south of the Brisbane CBD. It is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Pallara, Algester, Calamvale, Larapinta, Drewvale, Forestdale, Hillcrest, and Browns Plains. Many main roads run through the area including the Logan Motorway, Johnson Road, Beaudesert Road, Algester Road, Glenfield Street, Nottingham Road and more. The northern half of Parkinson is a mostly residential area with some parkland while the southern part of the suburb is mainly uncleared land with a little bit of industrial development located in the southeast corner. Parkinson is located in the elctroal district of Algester. This suburb was named formally in 1972 after a railway engineer, Henry Parkinson. In Parkinson, residential settlement began in the mid-1900s on the northern boundary.
Family Friendly Area
Although there are no schools within the suburb of Parkinson itself, there are many schools within the surrounding area that are in close proximity to the suburb. Some of these schools include Pallara State School, Serviceton South State School, Watson Road State School, St Stephen’s Catholic Primary School, Calamvale Community College, Sunnybank Hills State School, Runcorn State School, Runcorn State High School, Stretton State College, Browns Plains State High School, Yugumbir State School, Saint Bernadines Catholic School, Regents Park State School, Park Ridge State School, Park Ridge State High School, and many more.
There a number of parks within the suburb, each with a variety of facilities. Some of these parks include Algester Road Park, Beaudesert Road Park, Billabong Place Park, Blairmount Street Park, Bournda Close Park, Daintree Drive Park, Greenways Esplanade Park, Imlay Place Park, Lakewood Avenue Park, Parkinson Bushlands, Parkinson Recreational Reserve, Roseneath Drive Park, Sandstone Place Park, Silverdell Crescent Park, Springfield Crescent Park, Talisker Place Park, Wallum Drive Park, Warranilla Street Park, Watheroo Place Park, Woodlark Crescent Park, and more. All of these parks have some incredible facilities. Some of these include shared pathways, barbecues, picnic areas, playgrounds, basketball practice key, lagoon and water corridor, bikeways, BMX track, basketball half court, rebound wall, cricket practice net, off-leash dog area, outdoor fitness and exercise stations, table tennis tables, cultural heritage site with public art, and more. These parks are some of the best and are packed with a load of things the whole family can enjoy which all residents enjoy. These parks also contribute to the overall feel of the suburb and its community.
To further justify that Parkinson is perfect for families, the top three types of people living in Parkinson include established couples and families, older couples and families, and maturing couples and families. The types of people living in a suburb can heavily influence the lifestyle of that suburb. Parkinson also has a low crime rate meaning the area is safe for both you and your children.
The real estate in Parkinson is in fairly high demand, getting more visits per property than the Queensland average. A big part of the real estate in Parkinson are decently sized houses with a generous backyard, perfect for those looking for a family home. Residents have described the suburb as very quiet and peaceful. There are a number of shopping precincts around the area including an IGA, Woolworths and Aldi. There is easy access to Calamvale Village and Sunnybank Hills Plaza which are located in the surrounding suburbs. Getting to and from the area is an easy and seamless task with major roads such as Beaudesert Road, the Logan Motorway, Johnson Road and many more which run through the area of Parkinson. There are also public transport options with buses frequenting the area and providing services to major areas. Although there are many main roads, Parkinson is a perfect place for people seeking to settle down in a quiet and calm neighbourhood.
Like most Australian suburbs, Parkinson is a very multicultural area. Census data revealed that approximately 63% of Parkinson residents were born in Australia while the following most common countries of birth included New Zealand, England, South Africa, China, and India. The data also showed that approximately 74% of people living in Parkinson spoke only English while at home with the next most common languages spoken being Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Spanish, and Punjabi. This cultural diversity brings such a friendly and welcoming feel and aura to the suburb, meaning the Parkinson community is a great group to be a part of.
Parkinson is no doubt a great place to live. So many factors draw people to the area including its prime location, excellent real estate, friendly neighbours, and a fantastic community. This area is close to schools, parks, shopping precincts and it is an easily accessible area. If Parkinson sounds like the place for you, whether you are looking to buy, rent or sell, contact the team here at Reval Estate Agents.