Gordon Park Buyers’ Agent’s Guide

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Gordon Park? As a Gordon Park Buyers’ Agent we’d be happy to help and have compiled the following suburb profile for your information. Best wishes with your Gordon Park property purchase!

Description

Gordon Park is Brisbane’s small suburb, and is located 6.8km north of the Brisbane CBD. Gordon Park is bordered by the suburbs of Grange, Stafford, Kedron, Kalinga, Wooloowin and Lutwyche.

Gordon Park Map

Demographics

The population of Gordon Park in 2016 was around 4,233 and continues to grow. 55.6% of households in Gordon Park are owner occupied and consistent predominantly of professional couples (30-39 years old) with children.

Shops, restaurants and entertainment

Gordon Park’s main shopping and café precinct is located in Lutwyche Road, south of Bradshaw Street.

Transport

Gordon Park is conveniently located on the Northern Busway which provides easy connection with the Brisbane CBD via the Herston Health Precinct.

Schools

The area is home to a number of great private and public schools including Padua College, Clayfield College, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Wooloowin State School, and Kedron State High School.

Parks and Green spaces

Gordon Park is located on the beautiful Kedron Brook with designated walking and cycling paths and shady parks. One of Brisbane’s most popular off-leash dog parks is located on Kedron Brook as well.

Gordon Park Brisbane

Major employers

Most residents commute to the Brisbane CBD for work. Herston Health Precinct and Chermside Shopping Centre are other large employers in the area.

Most and least desirable areas

Traffic noise can be an issue for properties close to major thoroughfares including Stafford Road and Lutwyche Road.

Buyers should check the Brisbane City Council Flood Maps, as some areas (especially close to Kedron Brook) are susceptible to flooding.

Gordon Park Flood map

Housing type and typical block size

Half (51%) of properties in Gordon Park are free standing houses.

The suburb is particularly well known for its Queenslander style houses. These timber character homes were built in the late 1800s to early 1900s, and are characterised by gabled roofs, decorative timber features, VJ internal walls and beautiful timber floorboards.  A typical block size for this type of home is 600m2.

Post-war houses also occur in the area. Many of the post war homes have been removed to allow for subdivisions, and the construction of contemporary homes on smaller sized blocks (400m2).

What can my money buy in Gordon Park?

The median house price in Gordon Park is $846,000 which is well above Brisbane’s median.

The median house price in Gordon Park would typically buy a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house on a 600m2 block. For example: 51 Jack Street Gordon Park – sold for $885,000 in November 2019 (click to view listing and see images below).

Buying a house in Gordon Park

The median unit price in Gordon Park is: $336,000.

This amount would typically buy a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit in a 1990s-built complex. For example: 7/94 Haig Street Gordon Park – sold for $352,500 in March 2020 (click to view listing and see images below).

Buying an investment property in Gordon Park

How has the Gordon Park property market been performing?

In the last 5 years the median house price has increased by 13.3%. Over the last 10 years, house prices have increased by 4% per annum.

In the last 5 years the median price of units in Gordon Park has decreased by 15%. On average, over the last 10 years unit prices have decreased by 0.4% per annum.

Supply and demand characteristics for Gordon Park

  • Average Days on Market: Houses 32 days.  Units:  97 days.
  • On average houses are selling 5% below their list price. Units typically sell 5% below their list price.
  • Gordon Park’s auction clearance rates are 55% for houses, and 0% for units.
  • The average rental yield for houses is 3.27%, compared to 5.59% for units.
  • There is a shortage of houses (1.19%) and units (1.11%) currently listed for sale.
  • The rental vacancy rate for houses is 0.63%, compared to units 1.34%.

**Statistics are accurate for April 2020

Thinking about buying a property in Gordon Park? Our Gordon Park Buyers’ Agent is more than happy to have a chat. Please contact us.

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