The Gap – A Piece of Tranquility

The Gap, just like its neighbouring suburbs, is blanketed by green leafy streets, dotted with wooden homes and surrounded by hills. The suburb is sought out by professionals and families seeking a quieter lifestyle. With its charming well-preserved National Parks and native bushland, it certainly makes for such a relaxing retreat.

It is an ideal place for young couples planning to start a family as it is surrounded by quality schools and sporting grounds with a number of parks and bikeways all over the area. There is so much going on in The Gap that kids and adults alike won’t run out of things to do.

The Gap – its name an indication of its geographical location, a valley – is huddled over by Mt Coot-tha, Mt Glorious, Mt Nebo and Taylor’s Range.

Demographics

Population: 15,949 (2011 census)

Age Median: 40

Family Statistics

  • Married in a Registered Marriage – 6,695 (53.5%)
  • Married in a De Facto Marriage – 920 (7.8%)
  • Not Married – 4,243 (35.8%)

Supply and Demand

  • Current Vacancy Rate – 1.18%
  • Rental Stock Available – 64
  • Rental Population – 14.96%

Median House Price: $645,000

Median Unit Price: $460,000

Median Rent (Weekly)

  • Suburb’s Median Rent – $520 (House), $500 (Unit)

Transport

Waterworks Road is the main arterial road through the suburb, heading east through Redhill, St Johns Woods and Ashgrove, then it goes on to Brisbane city as Musgrave Road.

  • Bus – Apart from private vehicles, the main means of transportation in The Gap is the bus.

Schools

  • The Gap State School
  • The Gap State High School
  • St Peter Chanel Primary School
  • Payne Road State School
  • Hilder Road State School