Seven Hills is a charming suburb of Brisbane just five kilometres east of the city’s central district. The suburb’s development drew its inspiration from the famous Seven Hills of Rome. Real estate buyers exploring this suburb in fact will find the seven distinct rises in this suburbs have been named after the seven Roman hills. Amelia Avenue and Quirinal Drive in this suburb were groomed as the domain of the local versions of Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill, and Quirinal Hill. On their respective ends, Aventine Street got Aventine Hill as an alter ego, while Caelian Street took Caelian Hill. On the bend of Tranters Avenue came Esquiline Hill, and the street Viminal Hill Crescent was a takeoff from an eponymous rise in Rome. The suburbs of Morningside and Norman Park respectively border Seven Hills north and west, and had overshadowed it even as Seven Hills already was widely regarded as a Brisbane suburb during the 1960s. Seven Hills was finally gazetted as a suburb in 2001 after much agitation from local residents.
Strength in Connectivity
Folks looking for a house for sale or rent in Seven Hills can easily see the advantage of living in this suburb, with State Route 10 running across its southern part. Three radial bus corridors operate on roads arterial to this highway and provide convenience to local residents. Significantly, Seven Hills is covered by TransLink Zone 2 coordinating these bus routes which results in lower commuting cost.
These public transport operations include two express bus routes plying between the city’s central business district and the bus station at the Cannon Hill Shopping Centre. There’s also an all-stops bus service passing the central corridor of Seven Hills covering Agnew Street, Oateson Skyline Drive, and Stanley Road. This particular bus route provides connection between Fortitude Valley and the Carindale Shopping Centre.
Households who’ve chosen to buy a house or rent a flat in Seven Hills need not travel too far south to Carindale though for their daily needs. It would take just some minutes’ drive north of the suburb to access either the Coles supermarket at Morningside Plaza or the retail outlet of Woolworths at Morningside Central both on Junction Road.
This commercial precinct also offer pharmacies, banking facilities and a gym. Other retail options are as easily accessible at the Cannon Hill Shopping Centre on the southeast corner of State Route 20 and Wynnum Road a short distance east of the Morningside commercial precinct.
Outdoors for Enjoyment
Families with growing kids would love to live in Seven Hills, as this suburb provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor bonding activities. The dominant feature of this suburb is the Seven Hills Bushland Reserve, which at 52 hectares in size, accounts for nearly half of this suburb’s total area.
Aside from its habitat restoration site at Perrin Creek, this reserve is ideal for bushwalking, nature observation or plain sightseeing. It also has a playground on Dalrello Street, in addition to netball ring, small handball court and soccer goals near Valaria Avenue. The reserve has several access points to its walking track network in streets adjoining the reserve. These entrances include Latina Avenue, D'Arcy Road and Richmond Road.
Fun on Foot or on Bike
Walks for health and sheer enjoyment can likewise be enjoyed in the pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods of Seven Hills. This suburb was developed with verges or urban borders on all its roadways to help ensure safe walking conditions. Public easements set between residential properties also created a small network of walking paths in Seven Hills.
The relatively light traffic in Seven Hills is conducive to recreational cycling as well. Added encouragement to this activity came with the opening in early 2016 of dedicated bicycle lanes on the suburb’s main thoroughfare, Oateson Skyline Drive, running southwards along Wiles Street in Camp Hill and connecting with the citywide bicycle network.
The suburbs’ students from Prep to Year 6 are admitted at the Seven Hills State School on D’Arcy Street. This school opened in January 1960 and has expanded significantly since then. The bushland remnant of the school’s grounds has been replanted and maintained by the students and their parents and teachers. This green zone serve as a leafy backdrop not only for the state school but also its nearby residential neighborhoods.
School Catchment Mix
Seven Hills is also within the catchment of several independent schools. These choices include St Thomas Primary School, Coorparoo Secondary College, and Lourdes High College
The many pluses of owning or renting a house in Seven Hills combines with the rich inventory of real estate in this suburb. The stock of Seven Hills for sale include not only vacant lots and pre-owned, existing residences. Also on the market in this area are newly built houses or those in neighborhoods still under development like the Clearview Urban Village featuring detached homes, apartments and townhouses. This emerging new neighborhood is located at the nine-hectare former campus of the Seven Hills TAFE on Clearview Street where some existing buildings have already been transformed into a community hub.
The Seven Hills real estate market sure is an exciting destination for home buyers or renters. Get a good grasp of these prospects through our realtors who have an inside track on these suburb’s available properties. Our office is ready for any inquiry on Seven Hills’ real estate opportunities.