Suburb Profile

Carina Heights Buyers Agent’s Guide

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Carina Heights Suburb Profile

Carina Heights is a quiet and leafy suburb located 8km South East of the Brisbane CBD. The suburb is best known for Whites Hill Reserve (located in the South Western corner of Carina Heights) and its close proximity to Westfield Carindale. Carina Heights is bordered by the suburbs of Carina, Coorparoo, Holland Park, Carindale and Mount Gravatt East.

The population of Carina Heights in 2011 was around 6,106 and continues to grow. 55% of households in Carina Heights are owner occupied and consistent predominantly of couples with children.

Westfield Carindale located just east of Carina Heights is the largest shopping centre in the area. Smaller shops can be found on the corner of Creek Road and Pine Mountain Road as well as the corner of Boundary Road and Samuel Street.

Several convenient bus services connect Carina Heights with the Brisbane CBD. Busses also take residents to the Westfield Shopping Centre located in neighbouring Carindale.

There are no schools in Carina Heights, but the surrounding suburbs offer a variety of good education options including San Sisto College (Carina), St Martin’s Catholic Primary School (Carina) and Whites Hill State College.

Whites Hill Reserve accounts foralmost a third of the suburb’s area including over 170 hectares of bushland, and a variety of walking tracks, barbecues, picnic spots, playgrounds and sporting fields. The Whites Hill Lookout provides views of the city.

Whatmore Street Park is a smaller park in the northern part of Carina Heights.

Many residents commute to the Brisbane CBD for work. Major local employers include Westfield Shopping Centre, Griffith University (Mount Gravatt) and Greenslopes Private Hospital.

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Most areas in Carina Heights are quiet and leafy.

Traffic noise can be an issue for properties close to the Carindale Shopping Centre, and around the main roads (Old Cleveland Road, Creek Road, Pine Mountain Road and Winstanley Street). Buyers should check the Brisbane City Council Flood Maps, as some areas are susceptible to flooding.

Housing type and typical block size

Just over half (51%) of properties in Carina Heights are free standing houses.

There is a wide variety of houses in the area, from workers cottages, to traditional Queenslanders, to post war weatherboard and brick and tile houses. The most common block size in Carina Heights is around 600m2.

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Carina Heights House Prices

The median house price in Carina Heights is $865,000 which is well above Brisbane’s median.

The median house price in Carina Heights would typically buy a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom house on a 667m2 block. For example: 60 Hill Crescent Carina Heights – sold for $850,000 on 19 Oct 2021 (click to view listing and see images below).

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Carina Heights Unit Prices

The median unit price in Carina Heights is: $475,000.

This amount would typically buy a contemporary 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1-garage unit. For example: 6/9 Herbertson Road Carina Heights, QLD, 4152 – sold for $460,000 on 10 Nov 2021 (click to view listing and see images below)

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How has the Carina Heights property market been performing?

In the last 5 years the median house price has increased by 23.5%. Over the last 10 years, house prices have increased by 5.9% per annum.

Units in Carina Heights have seen more modest price growth. In the last 5 years the median price of units has increased by 4.3%. On average, over the last 10 years unit prices have increased by 1.4% per annum.

Supply and demand characteristics for Carina Heights

  • Average Days on Market: Houses 28 days. Units: 47 days.
  • On average houses are selling 3% above their list price. Units typically sell 4% above their list price.
  • The average rental yield for houses is 3%, compared to 4.9% for units.
  • There is a shortage of houses and units currently listed for sale (1.07% and 0.65% respectively).
  • The rental vacancy rate for houses is 1%

**Statistics are accurate for December 2021

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