The residential suburb of Underwood is located approximately eighteen kilometres south east of the Brisbane CBD. It is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Eight Mile Plains, Rochedale, Rochedale South, Kuraby, Springwood, Karawatha, Woodridge, and Slacks Creek. Many main roads run through or along the boundaries of Underwood. The Pacific Motorway encompasses the north eastern boundary, Millers Road runs along the western boundary, while Underwood Road encompasses the northern boundary and Compton runs along the southern boundary. Other main roads that run through the suburb include Logan Road, Kingston Road, Beenleigh Road, Ferguson Street, Springwood Road, and more. Underwood gets its name from a man, William Underwood, who was a publican and postmaster and owned a property on Rochedale Road between Underwood and Springwood Roads. His son, also named William, farmed near the corner of Logan Road and Underwood Road in the 1930s. In 1975, the suburb was officially gazetted.
Family Friendly Area
Underwood is a very family friendly suburb and is a great area to raise children in. There are some high quality schools within Underwood and its surrounding areas. These include Eight Mile Plains State School, Rochedale State High School, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Redeemer Lutheran College, Rochedale South State School, Springwood Road State School, Springwood State High School, Chatswood Hills State School, Harris Fields State School, St Pauls Primary School, Woodridge North State School, Islamic College of Brisbane, Kuraby State School, Kuraby State Special School, Warrigal Road State School, and more.
Along with great schools, Underwood is also home to some excellent parks and recreational areas. The three main parks in Underwood include Brookvale Park, Charles Barton Park, and Concourse Park. These parks have some great facilities including basketball courts, electric barbeques, picnic areas, playgrounds, exercise equipment, swimming facilities and even a wedding area plus more. These are not the only parks within the area with a great variety of facilities.
As well as this, Underwood is in a superb location that is convenient for everyone. As well as having its own small shopping precincts, it is also in close proximity to other major shopping centres like the Hyperdome and the Westfield Garden City shopping centre. The Underwood business centre is a mixed use urban development area. It incorporates the Underwood and Slacks Creek industrial estate as well as retail, commerce, and office businesses and institutions. The Pacific Motorway borders Underwood’s north eastern boundary and provides residents with easy and seamless access to and from the area. As well as this, the Gateway Motorway is super close to the suburb as well, making getting to and from surrounding areas a very easy task. It takes approximately fifteen to fifty minutes to get to the City from the Underwood area and approximately forty-five minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the Gold Coast from the Underwood area. Don’t think it can get any better? Think again. Underwood is also in very close proximity to some of Brisbane’s best public transport systems including buses and trains.
Prime Real Estate in a Prime Area
Underwood’s real estate market is in fairly high demand and is an area which is highly sought after, especially by families. The top three types of people living in the Underwood area included older couples and families, established couples and families, and maturing couples and families. The lifestyle of a suburb can be heavily influenced by who lives there and this is testament to just how much families love and choose this area. It has been described by residents as a quiet and well maintained neighbourhood that is not only conveniently placed but friendly as well.
Another important and well developed aspect of Underwood is its multiculturalism and welcoming nature. Like most Australian suburbs, Underwood is an area that welcomes everybody and is culturally diverse. Census data has revealed that only about 60% of Underwood residents were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth included New Zealand, China, England, South Africa, and the Republic of Korea. The data also revealed that approximately 68% of people living in Underwood spoke only English at home. The next most common responses were Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Arabic, and Hindi. This diverse amount of culture is just another aspect that attracts both individuals and families alike towards the area of Underwood whether they are looking at buying, selling or renting units, apartments or houses within the area.
Underwood is no doubt a great area to live in for both individuals and families alike. It’s fantastic location and convenience, friendly nature, outstanding facilities and prime real estate are only some of the features that attract so many people towards the area. Whether you are buying, selling, or renting, contact the team here at Reval Estate Agents for some high quality and professional advice and guidance.