Part 2 in our little ‘All About Nundah’ series is all about what Nundah is like now….
Sitting on the edge of Queensland’s Golden Employment Triangle (Brisbane’s CBD, Airport precinct and Port of Brisbane), Nundah is a suburb that caters for top investors, families and people on the move.
Originally considered a working-class suburb, the area has become transformed in recent years, and today features a mix of traditional worker’s cottages and modern high-density apartment blocks. The sleepy country feel the Nundah of the past had, with the buzz along a single lane each way on Sandgate Road is now long gone and replaced with an inner city hub, highly revered by the residents of this lovely suburb.
In the early twentieth century, Nundah became a major suburban centre due to its location on Sandgate Road, one of Brisbane’s busiest arterial roads, and the adjacent Nundah railway station. Sandgate Road and nearby streets were lined with shops, pubs, cinemas and other commercial premises.
Nundah’s commercial precinct suffered a precipitous decline from the 1970s with the construction of the nearby Westfield (Later Centro) Toombul shopping centre. Increasing motor traffic along Sandgate Road also reduced Nundah’s appeal as a shopping precinct. However, in mid 2001 a road tunnel ‘the Nundah Bypass’ was constructed under nearby Bage Street, diverting through traffic away from the suburban centre.
In 2008 the Brisbane City Council suburban renewal programme saw new art installations, cafés and commercial enterprises open in Nundah, creating a village-like atmosphere along the now-quiet Sandgate Road. The Nundah Bowls club was still in existence up until this point when the land was sold making way for the new development that would put Nundah Village on the map.
The suburb has now become popular among white collar workers seeking housing and apartments only a moderate distance from the Brisbane CBD. Since then, along with the rest of the city, housing prices in the area have skyrocketed.
Sport is an integral part of the Nundah precinct and surrounding areas. There are two golf clubs, Virginia and Nudgee and the Royal Queensland Golf Club is a 15 minute drive. North’s Rugby League club and North Brisbane Rugby Club boast several Australian and Queensland players from past teams.
For those looking for a relaxing game of Lawn Bowls, Clark Brothers Ray White Nundah is the head sponsor of the Toombul Bowls Club, where Brian Russell and his team can coach you both in bowls and the art of tasting a nice cold one at the bar after your game.
Nundah is surrounded by many private and public schools such as Nundah, Virginia and Wavell Heights State Schools, plus Clayfield College, Nudgee College, St Margaret’s and St Rita’s private schools.
A ten minute drive to the International and Domestic airports and the same to the arterial roads make it an easy commute to get you off on your domestic or overseas holiday as well as to the nearby playgrounds of the Gold and Sunshine coasts.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this vibrant community, talk to the team at Ray White Nundah – this really is a brilliant place to live. James and Anthony Clark are known for their dedication in the office and will ensure that whatever you want to achieve in the real estate market, you will succeed.
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