9.4 out of 10

Hendra

Ranked 6th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4209349103745 153.070664816608
Great for
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 21, 2017

"Pretty as a picture"

Hendra is a suburb in Brisbane, approx. 6 kilometres from the city. It is also very close to the airport and the Gateway Arterial (easy access to the Sunshine coast and Gold Coast). Hendra is renowned for its pretty Queenslander houses on large blocks, quiet roads and wide tree lined streets. In spring, jacarandas turn the streets purple. It is a popular suburb for families due to its proximity to some of the best private schools in Brisbane. Neighbouring suburbs of Ascot and Hamilton are popular for restaurants and activities (Eat Street Markets, Portside, Racecourse Road and weekend markets). Although, Hendra itself has popular coffee shops too). In the middle of Hendra, is one of the prettiest parks in Brisbane, TC Beirne Park, popular for children's birthday parties and weekend picnics. Healthworks Gym in Hendra is like a country club with a tennis court, swimming pool and sauna. DFO at the airport is only a few minutes away with a 24hr Woolworths, Hendra is a beautiful, safe, family oriented suburb. House prices are increasing, and not just because of a ripple effect from neighbouring, blue chip suburb of Ascot. Hendra is becoming very popular with many famous sports stars owning property in the suburb due to its location and beauty.
Pros
  • Close to airport and city
  • Beautiful parks
  • Great schools
  • Country feel in city area
  • Large Blocks of land
  • Old Queenslander houses waiting for some love
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"A city suburb with country character where beautiful old Queenslanders sit alongside large new houses with character (you have to like horses"

Hendra is a quaint suburb where horses can be heard walking up and down the streets, (this is particularly true if you live in the Stable district side).
The architecture and general feel of the area is similar to its surrounding suburbs of Clayfield, Hamilton and Ascot, but with more houses becoming available to restore or demolish (only late 20th Century houses as most of Hendra is Demolition Controlled) as the old residents pass-away or move on due to the increased land value, this is also true with many of the large stables closing up and selling their vast lots of land.
Queenslanders dominate the area, particularly the interwar 'Ashgrovian' three Gable style, with a few earlier workers cottages also found, most new house are large luxury homes, with people choosing to build houses that compliment the older Timber homes rather than building concrete McMansions.
Great area for families with a general transition from blue collar racing industry workers to white collar taking place quite rapidly as is expected for a location only 7km from the city and walking distance to Racecourse Road. The only downside is lack of public transport with only one bus travelling through the suburb and another skimming the side of it alongside Clayfield.
Pros
  • Country feel in city area
  • Old Queenslander houses waiting for some love
  • Large Blocks of land
Cons
  • Lack of Public transport options
  • Possums love to live in your roof
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Hendra - a hidden gem"

Great little suburb, home to lots of friendly locals and hidden sports stars of the past. Home to several fantastic coffee shops and close to racecourse road and local markets every week at racecourse. Close to shops, restaurants, great for kids and families, lots of renovations happening to add value.
Cons
  • Line too long at coffee shop some days!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Perfect in Everyway"

Fantastic location, very quiet, no planes, walking distance to a gorgeous cafe, fabulous schools. Only 10 to the airport and 3 min drive to the train station. This is an area that when people discover the hidden treasures of Hendra they won't go back...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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