Suburb Profile

Samford Valley Buyers Agent’s Guide

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Samford Valley Suburb Profile

Samford Valley is a tranquil and picturesque, semi-rural suburb located 23km North West of the Brisbane CBD. The suburb is best known for its beautiful acreage properties popular with families and horse enthusiasts. Samford Valley is bordered by the suburbs of Samford Village, Camp Mountain, Wights Mountain, Highvale, Cedar Creek, Yugar, Draper, Bunya, FernyHills and Ferny Grove.

The population of Samford Valley in 2011 was around 3,040 and continues to grow. 93% of households in Samford Valley are owner occupied and consistent predominantly of couples with children.

Samford Village (intersection of Mount Glorious Road and Main Street and further up along Main Street) is where shops and cafes popular with local residents and weekend visitors are located. The closest larger shopping centre is 15 minutes away in Ferny Grove.

The nearest train station is a 10-15min drive (Ferny Grove).

Samford State School located in Samford Village is the only public school in the area. Year 7 to 12 students commute to the Ferny Grove State High School. The highly regarded Samford Valley Steiner School is a popular, independent private school.

There are several small parks around Samford Valley with playground equipment, basketball courts and picnic areas, but the whole suburb is a green oasis providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, which is what attracts people to the area.

John Scott Park in Samford Village is a popular weekend picnic spot and a venue for free concerts and other community activities.

Most residents commute to the Brisbane CBD for work.

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Samford Valley Properties

The vast majority (91%) of properties in Samford Valley are free standing houses on small, acreage blocks.

There is a wide variety of house styles in Samford Valley, including traditional Queenslander homes, modest brick-and-tile house, to architect designed contemporary properties.

Housing type and typical block size

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Samford Valley House Prices

The median house price in Samford Valley is $976,500, which is well above Brisbane’s median.

The median house price in Samford Valley would typically buy a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house on a 7,500m2 block. For example: 26 Greenwood Crescent, Samford Valley – sold for $953,000 in May 2017 (click to view listing )

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How has the Samford Valley property market been performing?

In the last 5 years the median house price has increased by 21.9%. Over the last 10 years, house prices have increased by 3.6% per annum.

Supply and demand characteristics for Samford Valley

  • Houses are typically selling within 123 days.
  • On average houses are selling 6% below their list price.
  • Samford Valley’s auction clearance rates are 0% for houses.
  • The average rental yield for houses is 3.65%.
  • There is a shortage of houses currently listed for sale (2.14%).
  • The rental vacancy rate for houses is 4.40%.

**Statistics are accurate for October 2017

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