By Diana Pratiwi. This article was originally published on ibuildnew.com.au and has been republished here with permission.
Strathpine is named after the Scottish language, where Strath means ‘valley’, whilst pine signifies the ‘Pine River”. In recent years, Strathpine has come to be known as a little global city, with many households coming from different parts of the world. The suburb has gone through significant gentrification and is now set to transform into a family-friendly residential area. If you are looking to settle down or find a new home, why not check it out for yourself.
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The age distribution of Strathpine closely resembles the national average, with data from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics states its median age of residents was 37 years. Amongst the 9,503 residents, children aged 0-14 takes up 19%, whilst people aged 65 and over accounts for 15.4% of the population. With newly built estates in the suburb, Strathpine is an affordable choice for families and first-home buyers in search of spacious living space.
The suburb is popular among young professionals, mainly due to its accessibility to employment hubs around the area. Commuting to Brisbane’s CBD via car is only a 19-minute drive away. The area is served by TransLink, a 29 minutes train ride to Central station with trains operating every 30 minutes. Alternatively, residents can take the 340 and 680 bus routes via Chermside Shopping Centre interchange.
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Shopping For The Family
Residents are less than a 10-minute walk away from Strathpine Centres, which houses more than 160 stores, offering a unique mix of boutiques and international retail stores. The mid-size shopping complex has all your daily essentials covered and a plethora of cost-effective dining options. The plaza has a wide selection of entertainment including a multiplex cinema, bowling alley, gaming arcade and a gym, a perfect leisure activity for families. If you don’t fancy supermarket chains, you can always drive down to the local markets for fresh poultry, seafood, baked goods or a bouquet of flowers for a feel-good shopping trip.
The School Run
Strathpine and its surrounding neighbourhood have a number of prestigious public schools, including the Strathpine State School, Strathpine West State School and Pine Rivers State High school. There are also a couple of childcare and kindergarten facilities located near the residential precinct. Edge Early Learning Strathpine and Strathpine Early Learning Centre are ideal for your little ones. A brand new University of Sunshine Coast Moreton Bay campus at Petrie will soon welcome its students and is located less than an hour away from Strathpine.
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What’s Going On?
Strathpine and its nearby local areas have plenty of green spaces to kickstart your weekends. Pine Rivers Park, is an all-inclusive playground equipped with bike paths and picnic facilities for your family to enjoy all year round. The suburb is the place for any water sports enthusiasts. You can take your family for a boat ride, fishing, canoeing or a short nature escape. You can even take a dip in the South and North Pine River from the Bald Hills at Barungwarra Bushland Reserve.
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