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Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in the sought after suburb of Salisbury?

We as Salisbury Buyers Agents have made it easy for you by compiling everything we know into this Salisbury Buyers Guide. This Article contains information about everything we know and what is important to know when choosing a place to live or to invest in.



Salisbury is located approximately 12.7km from the Brisbane CBD towards the South. The area is vibrant and family friendly. Salisbury is located near the Kedron Brook for access to green space, bike and walking tracks. The neighbourhood has medium elevation and some streets achieve city glimpses and leafy green views to the Reserve.

Salisbury was named after the residence of William Coote, an early Brisbane engineer, architect, journalist and political figure, who lived in the area. It is presumed to refer to Salisbury in England.The Beenleigh railway line opened in 1885 which included the Salisbury railway station to service the area.

On 20 July 1912, The main Salisbury Township Estate, Salisbury located off Main Road (now known as Lilian Avenue) was advertised to be sold on site, by Arthur Blackwood. The estate consisted of 442 predominantly 32 perch (800m2) blocks, consisting of the entire area between Lillian Ave, Cripps Street, Fairlie Terrace and Rocky Water Holes

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The number one transport usage for Salisbury is the Train line, Buses do service the area and will conveniently take you to Westfield Shopping Centre and surrounds however, in terms of access to the CBD for work or leisure the train is the best option taking you straight to central station.

As our roads become more congested with cars over time living near these designated transport corridors will be very convenient. The train provides traffic free transport which is a huge plus. To view the current public transport options visit the Translink site HERE.



Most of the residential sections in Salisbury are covered in the Salisbury state school catchment, with about 4 streets falling into the Coopers Plains State School catchment. Both schools are not enrollment managed so you could apply to either whilst living in Salisbury.

For high School catchments, Salisbury residence are split in the middle between three schools, Yeronga State high School, Holland Park State High School & Sunnybank State High school Both Yeronga and Sunnybank are not enrollment managed schools however Holland Park is enrollment managed. This is an enrollment managed school. I would say it is uncommon for residence of the area to send their kids to private schools but as the area rapidly gentrifies this may change. The private school options in the area are the boys Brisbane Christian College (primary and secondary campuses) & St. Pius Catholic Primary School.

When it comes to education, it is hard for us to tell you what the best school is in the Salisbury Buyers Guide and this is because everyone’s preference if different when it comes to education. Click HERE to search the school catchments on a particular property address.


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Amenities & Green Space

Salisbury is located a short and convenient drive to Westfield Garden city shopping centre, Salisbury has that small community vibe where everyone knows everyone and all can congregate at the local cafes that are established in the center of Salisbury. Griffith University at Nathan is next door which has very easy access from Salisbury and a little bit further and you will find yourself at the Mount Gravatt Griffith campus.

Apart from the Toohey Forest Park there are a couple of smaller parks to enjoy that are within waling distance to anywhere is Salisbury, Salisbury is not a large subube and the residential hub is quite close. some parks include Russ Hall Park, Salisbury recreation Reserve, Lillian Ave park, Rosebank Square Park, Bill Moore Park, Assembly Street Park and rocky water hole which connects the parks through a stream. Plenty of areas to take the kids for some outdoor fun.

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Employment Hubs

Salisbury is conveniently located near major industrial hubs as well as a short drive from Westfield Garden city. The train line gives easy access to the Brisbane CBD as well.

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Typical Block Size & Property Type

Salisbury typically has post war homes. The typical type of property you will see is the post war cottages surrounding the whole suburb with some mixed in modern new builds. The post war cottages are decent size, usually 3 to 4 bedrooms unless they have been extended, they carry small amounts of character and can be removed from the site to make way for a brand new property.

Typical block sizes in Salisbury are 600sqm or 800sqm. Most of the 800sqm blocks are being rapidly snapped up by developers or home buyers who split them and build two executive new builds on the site turning them into 400sqm blocks of land or for home buyers especially building thier dream home on the larger blocks of land.



Salisbury is an area with a higher than average level of wealth.  The weekly family income is at $2,040 (Qld avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 69.10% and 30.90% for renters. What you want to see is a superior percentage of owner occupiers in any particular suburb compared to renters.  This shows the desirability of a suburb for owner occupiers which will help to drive capital growth due to desirability for the suburb over time.

Salisbury is on the rise in terms of house prices. It is the next suburb out from Tarragindi & Holland Park which has reached considerably higher sale prices than Salisbury and pushing the median buyers out further. In Tarragindi & Holland Park houses are very high in price and Salisbury, at this stage is still more affordable for families looking for that lifestyle but the larger family home. Because of the affordability, the area is rapidly gentrifying and prices are rising due to the demand.

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Most Desirable Area

Salisbury is generally a desirable pocket, this is especially so in center of Salisbury, you are within walking distance to the train line, schools, parks, cafe’s and this area has a strong community feel as it is a small area. Streets like, Blackwood Road, Henson road, Ness Road and Douglas road are highly desirable because of their elevation and location. some sites may achieve a city glimpse and/or a lush green outlook towards Toohey Forest Park.

Least Desirable Area

The least desirable areas in Salisbury are to the North of rocky Water Hole, here the properties are surrounded by more industrial buildings and avoiding the locations that back onto the main road and train line.



Median Price Values

Median Price values in Salisbury are $610,000 with the upper quartile price at $669,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $540,000.

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Suburb Growth

The capital growth rate for Salisbury over the last 5 years has been 20.5%.

I hope the information in this Salisbury Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in this location. If you need further help from and Salisbury Buyers Agent to secure a property in this location we can help!  Please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below.


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