Nestled in the foothills of Mount Coot-tha is the peaceful and quiet suburb of Bardon. While conveniently close to Brisbane CBD at approximately 5 km, this leafy, residential suburb provides a quick retreat from the bustle of inner city life. With its hilly backdrop and charming old Queenslander homes, it might be hard to believe you’re so close to the city.

The suburb is also home to rugby league clubs, who often play home matches at Purtell Park. Green spaces, football and cricket clubs, and a vibrant art community also make Bardon a lively place to reside in. A small neighbourhood convenience shopping centre and a few shops and restauratns can be found in and around Macgregor Terrace. Residents speak highly of the quiet and safety of the suburb and of the gorgeous close-by state forest, which lends a peaceful vibe.

Demographics

 

Population: 9,256 (2011 census)

Age Median: 36

 

Family Statistics

Married in a Registered Marriage – 4,573 (49.41%)

Married in a De Facto Marriage – 1,029 (11.12%)

Not Married – 3,653 (39.47%)

 

Supply and Demand

Current Vacancy Rate – 1.54%

Rental Stock Available – 56

Rental Population – 21.50%

Median House Price: $950,000

 

Median Rent (Weekly)

Suburb’s Median Rent – $575 (House)

 

Transport

Bardon is well served by several Brisbane Transport bus services, including the 385 BUZ service, the cross-town Great Circle Line [Route 598/599],as well as several all-stops services to the city [Route 375-Bardon/City/Stafford City/City/Bardon].

Bardon is located on Metroad 5, a major north/south arterial known (from north to south) as Jubilee Terrace, Macgregor Terrace, an expressway-grade Boundary Road (1990s) and Rouen Road through the suburb where it continues into Frederick Street, Toowong. This route provides a link to both the Western Freeway/Centenary Highway (M5).

 

Schools

  • Ithaca Creek State School
  • Rainworth State School
  • St Joseph’s School
  • Bardon State School