Suburb Profile – Mitchelton
Located approximately 9km north-west of Brisbane’s CBD, Mitchelton is characterised by weatherboard homes built during the 1950s and 1960s.
The streetscaping of Blackwood Street has seen the area transformed into a small hub of cafes and restaurants catering to an influx of young families restoring or renovating older homes in the area.
Jan Power, famous for her farmers’ markets at New Farm, also hosts markets in the area on the first Sunday of each month.
Buyers are attracted by the suburb’s close proximity to the city, public transport services (regular bus services from Brookside Shopping Centre and local train station) and retail facilities.
These same attractions have led to increased activity around Mitchelton and sustained pressure to convert single unit dwellings to higher density housing.
The popularity of the area is also reflected in the price growth experienced over the last few years.
The suburb, which covers an area of 3.8sq km, offers many sporting facilities such as the West Mitchelton Rugby League club, squash courts, soccer club and bowling greens.
Schools in the area include Mitchelton State High School and State School, and Mt Maria College
Brookside Shopping Centre, which opened in 1971 and was one of the first retail shopping centres in Brisbane, offers residents a choice of two large supermarkets, Myer, Target and smaller retail chains.
Residents are also close to Arana Plaza in the neighbouring suburb of Arana Hills and within 15 minutes of larger complexes, including Stafford City Shopping Centre and Westfield Chermside, both with cinema and entertainment outlets.
The excellent facilities in the area and Mitchelton’s proximity to the city are expected to be the focus of its popularity with younger families and the basis for consistent growth in the future.
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