Runcorn is an outer suburb of Brisbane, offering real estate market opportunities about 19 kilometres south of the city’s central business district. A home for sale or house for rent in this suburb draws interest due to the diverse points of interest in and around it. Tenants, in particular, favour this suburb because its rental prices are relatively more affordable than the rates in the inner suburbs of Brisbane. The well-established local schools in or near Runcorn make it a popular real estate buying destination too for families or households with young kids. The choices for them include the public Runcorn Heights State School on Nemies Road and the Runcorn State School on Mains and Beenleigh Roads. At neighboring suburb of Sunnybank just north of Runcorn, the Catholic Church has created an option in the St Thomas Moore secondary college which opened in 1975. An independent all-girls school, Carinity Education Southside, on Lister Street in Sunnybank has also been operating since 1997.
Park Attractions Abound
Moreover, availing of real estate market opportunities in Runcorn provides high-quality living courtesy of this suburb’s various park facilities. All told, the Brisbane City Council maintains 33 parks Runcorn in Runcorn. Many of these are on the flanks of Bulimba Creek that notably has its secondary headwaters within this suburb.
Runcorn’s park offers a wide range of facilities that vary from site to site. Many have picnic and barbecue areas as well as paths for biking and running, and grounds for baseball and cricket. The city council also runs a public pool on Bonemill Road behind the campus of the Runcorn State High School. This facility is budgeted in 2018 for a new aqua park.
Runcorn is host to Souths United Football Club, which competes play in the Brisbane Premier League. This football team’s pitch is on Wakeley Park at Dew Street where a public playground is also located. Adjacent east of this park, the activity shifts to baseball at the diamond of the Indians Ball Club open to all ages from under-eight to high-level seniors.
Runcorn is likewise host to the playing fields of St Laurence's College, which spread just west of the Souths United Football Club’s pitch. Besides a football field. The St. Laurence’s College has seven other playing fields in this site off Nathan Road for other sports like rugby and cricket.
There’s more to look forward too when it comes to Runcorn park facilities. The Wally Tate Park on Beenleigh Road, home of the local horse and pony club, is set for a major makeover. The new facilities coming include a new multi-use games arena and an outdoor gym.
Options on Commercial Precincts
The main shopping and dining precinct in Runcorn is on its northern border on the junctions of Warrigal Road with Daw and Underwood Roads. This commercial area adjoining the Eight Mile Plains suburb was opened in 1991 and has drawn some 25 tenants including a supermarket, various shops and a medical practice.
Another shopping area is on Beenleigh Road located midway the Runcorn and Fruitgrove railway stations. Alternative shopping and dining choices are easily accessible in Runcorn’s neighboring suburbs of Calamvale, Sunnybank and Sunnybank Hills.
The Runcorn suburb is served by an electrical substation operated by Energex that provides power to about 11,000 properties. As important, Brisbane’s transport infrastructures covers Runcorn quite well, thus enabling convenient access of its residents to the major attractions and economic centers of Brisbane.
The suburb’s railway Runcorn and Fruitgrove stations open access to express and all-stop Queensland Rail services between Brisbane and Beenleigh. Significantly, these stations have undergone extensive improvements, including line triplication. TransLink's 150 bus route also serve Runcorn, with buses available approximately every 15 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. This bus route has several complementary service variations which run less frequently.
Diverse Population Mix
Younger folks dominate the population of Runcorn, with the suburb’s median age at 31 years, which is 6 years below the national median. Like many of the southern suburban real estate markets in Brisbane, Runcorn has a very diverse ethnicity. Australia-born residents account for 45.4 percent of this suburb’s population, which compares with the national 69.8 percent national average. Next to Australia, the most common countries of birth of Runcorn residents were China, India, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Korea.
To meet the rising demand for residential real estate in Runcorn, a century-old farm of the Buyers family at 97?145 Warrigal Road on the eastern side of the suburb is being developed as a residential community. The 2015 development application for this 28-hectare property calls for its subdivision into 254 residential lots and an 8,022-square-metre site for a future project. The Warrigal Road farm development is notably a low-density development set for completion in six stages and with four open-space areas.
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