The suburb of Stretton is located on the south side of Brisbane and is approximately seventeen kilometres away from the Brisbane CBD. It is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Sunnybank Hills, Runcorn, Kuraby, Calamvale, Karawatha, and Drewvale. Main roads such as the Gateway Motorway, Compton Road, Gowan Road, Illaweena Street and more all run through or along the boundaries of Stretton. Approximately half of the suburb’s area is taken up by Karawatha Forest Park. Stretton’s northern area includes a number of hills, but the land flattens out towards the southern areas. The southern areas also have more vegetation as it joins with Karawatha Forest to the south east as well as the Calamvale Creek wetlands towards the south west. This suburb was named after a settler and hotelier at Browns Plains, George Stretton, in the 1880s. The area of Stretton as well as many areas around Sunnybank were part of an expansive area known as Coopers Plains in the early 19th century. In 1861, a large area that included Eight Mile Plains to Stretton was declared as the Brisbane Agricultural Reserve. This reserve was originally used as a source for timber, but the land was found to be good for farming so settlers quickly turned it into farms to produce popular fruit, vegetables, and poultry. A military map from 1922 depicts only four houses in the area of Stretton. Since then, it is has become a residential area filled with homes.
Prime Real Estate
Stretton is one of the more wealthier suburbs in Brisbane and is home to some prime real estate. In the north west area of the suburb, you can find some grand, opulent mansions with most sitting on over 1000 square metres of land. If this wasn’t grand enough, Kardella Street is known by some as the ‘Millionaires Row’ of the Brisbane south side. It is the location of a number of huge and very luxurious homes. Some of these are situated on over 2000 square metres of land. A large majority of mansions found in Stretton are situated on one acre of land and have many luxury features such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and squash courts and more. Kardella Street is also home to the largest single family private residence in Brisbane’s south side. It features with over 2000 square metres of living space with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and luxury features such as an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, indoor squash court, a recording studio, ten car spaces, as well as one acre of land. If you are not a millionaire, don’t worry. There are plenty of smaller places that aren’t mansions within the area, however, they do not differ in quality. There is no doubt that just about anyone can find their perfect home in the suburb of Stretton.
Stretton and surrounding suburbs are filled with many facilities and amenities which make this already great suburb even better. Stretton is home to the Hope Christian Assembly which is a multicultural Pentecostal Church associated with the Australian Christian Churches. Many other churches and places of worship are located nearby in the neighbouring suburbs of Stretton. There are also many schools and educational facilities located within Stretton and its neighbouring suburbs. Stretton’s major school is Stretton State College which is located in the southern end of the suburb. Other schools include the Islamic College of Brisbane, Kuraby State School, Kuraby State Special School, Runcorn State High School, Runcorn Heights State School, Sunnybank Hills State School, Calamvale Community College, and more.
As well as great quality schools, Stretton is a place filled with excellent parks and recreational facilities. Some of these parks include Compton Road Park, Hawthorne Avenue Park, Liquidambar Place Park, Peachtree Place Park, Penson Street Park, Presidential Park, Regency Place Park, Ian Lynas Memorial Park, Stretton Community Park, and Stretton Wetland Reserve. Some of these parks have some great facilities such as picnic areas, playgrounds, shared pathways, electric and wood barbeques, basketball half court, fitness stations and more. In addition to this, Stretton has some small but great local shops but is also in close proximity to Calamvale Village and Sunnybank Hills Shopping Centre. It is also only a short drive to the major shopping area of Westfield Garden City Shopping centre.
Like most Australian suburbs, Stretton is a culturally diverse area. Census data revealed that only about 42% of Stretton residents were born in Australia while the next most common countries included China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and India. The data also revealed that approximately 41% of people living in Stretton spoke only English at home. The next most common languages included Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Korean.
The wealthier suburb of Stretton is a great place for anyone to live, especially if you are looking for a suburb or home with a luxurious feel. Contact Reval Estate Agents for an experienced team that will provide expert guidance whether you are looking to buy, sell or rent.