9.1 out of 10

Carawatha Ave, Ferny Hills

-27.3955250533 152.9460901594
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
Dec 14, 2016

"A great location"

Carawatha Ave would have to be one of the best locations in Ferny Hills. It is centrally positioned and within walking distance to primary schools, shops, swimming pool, library and the spacious George Wilmore Park. Carawatha Avenue is well within the Ferny Grove High School catchment area - the school has a great reputation and offers excellent educational opportunities. There is abundant bird life to be seen with galahs, cockatoos, noisy miners and lorikeets frequenting the area. It is a fairly short "street" with a higher than average number of corner blocks. If possible, pay extra for a corner location and enjoy the views from the front patio.

This area was one of the first to be developed in Ferny Hills and the avenue is not far from the Arana Hills boundary. The suburb is not technically in Brisbane but rather belongs in the Moreton Bay Regional Council zone. Ferny Hills residents can currently dump rubbish for free at the the Bunya Waste Management Facility which is an easy 10 min drive away.

The Ferny Grove train station and FG Tavern (inc drive through bottle shop) is a five minute drive or 15 min walk away. Arana Leagues Club is only 5 mins drive away and is a great place to enjoy a meal, have a drink or play the pokies.

A quick trip down the street and it becomes evident that owners are spending money on home improvements. This shows confidence in future property value increases. As a current resident, I don't think house prices will stay within the range that ordinary income earners can afford for much longer.
Pros
  • Wide street, easy parking
  • Well established, tidy looking street
  • Close to Kmart and plenty of fast food outlets
Cons
  • Houses are ageing (approx 40-50 y.o.), overhead power lines
  • Infrequent bus services but not far from stop
  • House prices increasing fast as area is "discovered"
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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