What you need to know before you buy in Grange – a guide from your local Grange Buyers Agent
Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Grange? How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you? As your local Grange Buyers Agent, we have made it easy, by compiling relevant information about the suburb of Grange that is important to know when considering purchasing your home or investment here.
Located only 5km north of the Brisbane CBD and south of the Kedron Brook, this suburb is also known as The Grange. With opportunities to access parks, playgrounds, shops and cafes, Grange has a real community spirit, especially around the Kedron Brook. Being locally based Grange Buyers Agents, we know Grange has a mix of pockets that appeal to different demographics including direct brook, parkland and sporting field access.
Grange has a lovely village feel and is complemented by cafes and artisan shops that the locals keenly support. Grange is convenient to the north-south arterial roads in Brisbane, and is easily accessible with walking and bicycle paths and is well serviced with excellent bus infrastructure services.
Buses provide the main public transport options for Grange, with only a 25 min journey to the CBD.. For timetables click here to access the Translink website. Riding a bike or e-scooter is also a popular way to travel being so close to the city.
Grange has a very strong school catchment with several education options in Primary schools. Wilston State School located in Grange, recently celebrated its 100th year and has beautiful grounds with a mix of modern and heritage buildings on campus. St Columba’s Catholic Primary School has provided quality education for the Grange and neighbouring communities for over 100 years as well.
The suburb also has easy access to quality high schools and as local Grange Buyers Agents we know, many families in the area select private schools for their education requirements or send them to the high achieving Kelvin Grove State College or Kedron State High school.
If you’re unsure about finding the school catchment zones in Brisbane read our blog for in-depth information, as the suburb boundary doesn’t always align with school catchment boundary lines.
There are multiple locations within Grange for cafes and small retail stores. For various hospitality options have a look at Must Do Brisbane’s website here or The Weekend Edition’s list of options here.
There is such an abundance of popular, multiple use green spaces in Grange. Emerson Park, Lanham Park and Grange Forest Park, flank the Kedron Brook and boast sporting facilities from soccer & rugby league grounds and the bowls club. These parks are popular for locals to meet up and socialise with food trucks and regular social events and also for group and personal exercise groups. The community feel is very strong, and they also welcome newcomers to the area.
Locals living in Grange commute to the CBD or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs. Being close to the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Grange also attracts a high volume of medical and health professionals. Grange is approximately 11km to the Brisbane Airport for those locals who have to travel for work.
Typical Property Style
Grange has a wide range of housing types and you will find modern, newly built homes on smaller blocks of land and also Queenslander style homes on larger blocks of land that have been renovated. As local Grange Buyers Agents we know there are some limited opportunities to renovate original homes.
There are some smaller, boutique developments of townhouses and apartments being built to add to the existing apartments and townhouses.
Grange is an area with households mainly made up of professional couples and families of high wealth, with a weekly family income at the last census (2021) of $3,867 (Queensland average is $2,024). According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 75.2% and 24.8% for renters. Many families with young children move into Grange to raise their children, often through to adulthood.
Most Desirable Areas
There are several desirable parts of Grange to consider living in, including the elevated positions west of Wilston Road and south of Daisy street. There are quiet, tree-lined streets which back onto the Kedron Brook that are also very community and family orientated and highly sought after. Of course getting local knowledge from a Grange Buyers Agent is the best way to understand which areas are best for you.
Median Price Values
The median price value for houses sold in Grange throughout May 2022 was $1,618,000 and the median price value for units (incorporating townhouses) was $663,000. If you’re looking for a home on a large block, not in need of renovation then be prepared to spend at least in the high $1 million range.
The median growth rate for Grange over the last 3 years to May 2022 has been 84.4% for houses and 65.9% for units.