Of all of Brisbane’s northern suburbs to keep an eye on, perhaps Nundah would top the list. Without a doubt Nundah is one of two big hot spots for new apartments for sale in the northern suburbs of Brisbane (Chermside is the other).
So why is Nundah so hot when it comes to new apartments? That’s what we explore in this Nundah Mashup!
Nundah sits approximately 8 km’s north east of the Brisbane CBD and is immediately north of the suburb of Clayfield and sits between Northgate and Wavell Heights. The modern day property story of Nundah really starts in the 1990’s as the suburb slowly started gentrifying, basically from Clayfield out. As the unrestored, beautiful old Queenslanders in Clayfield became too expensive and too hard to find, buyers drifted out to the next suburb to the north, Nundah. Then in 2001 the Nundah Bypass (the George Bridges Tunnel) was opened which started the revitalisation of the Nundah Village. The Bypass created a separation of this little strip from the busy traffic on Sandgate Rd, and with a train station and generally affluent population, it created just the right environment to attract all the ingredients for a modern day property boom – good restaurants, bars, coffee shops and so on.
Nundah’s real success have been attracting local and flagship international strip shopping style businesses and creating an atmosphere of a developed village in a middle ring suburb, without compromising on proximity to the city.
Other than a vibrant commercial precinct, Nundah also has a good selection of playing fields and parks and is well services by both Sandgate Rd, Nudgee Rd and Southern Cross Way, which will take you to the Gateway Bridge and then to the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast.
Nundah also borders the Brisbane Airport Precinct, so access to and from the Airport is also very easy. The growth of Brisbane Airport and the commercial development within and around it is driving strong job growth in the area and this has also been a significant factor in Nundah’s success to date.
Even though Nundah is close to the Airport by Brisbane’s standard (the closest home to the Brisbane Airport is 6.7 km’s away; Sydney’s closest home by comparison is 0.6 km’s away – yes 600 metres away compared to 6700 metres in Brisbane) it gets limited plane noise as it sits parallel to the main runway, so few planes pass directly overhead.
According to a 2011 census, Nundah has a population of around 11,000, and a median rent of $320. Around 26% of the population are professionals, with the average income p/wk being $763. The suburb itself is currently attracting more young professionals, due to the city access.
So if you want to live in Nundah and want to buy a new or off-the-plan apartment, which one do you choose. We have selected 5 of the best for you here, listed in no particular order,
No 1: ARLINGTON APARTMENTS
Arlington is an eight-storey, 50 apartment project on Nundah Street, with rear views over the train line and Oxenham Park, and suburban views to the front. It is walking distance to Nundah Village, and is primarily aimed at investors looking for new apartments, with affordable finishes and appliances.
The location and façade of Arlington makes it very appealing, as it definitely has a good street presence and distinct design. It does offer only limited car parks however and some of the floorplans are not ideal. It features a podium for entertaining but goes without a pool or other services, which keeps body corporates down.
Arlington is under construction now with completion expected in October.
Read our full review of Arlington Apartments
No 2: CIRCA THREE
Circa Three is final stage of the Nundah Village Precinct, and is nine storeys high with 120 apartments. The Nundah Village Precinct was voted the Australia’s best urban renewal project by the Urban Development Institute of Australia recently. As you would expect with an award winning masterplanned project, Circa Three has been very well designed and offers a lot of resident amenities. There is a landscaped area on the podium level between Circa Three and Circa Dos that has a pool, BBQ facilities and several break out areas for residents use. Also, on level 8 of Circa Three is a sky lounge that will be a nice area for entertaining and functions. You will also have a number of retail shops at your doorstop so to speak as the ground floor features a retail precinct.
On the negative, the apartments are smaller than some of the competition and you can expect body corporate fees to be higher as a consequence of all of the resident amenity.
Circa Three are the only apartments listed here that feature ducted air-conditioning (the rest have split units) and has generally a higher standard of finish.
Construction is expected to commence in October and be completed late 2017.
Read our full review of Circa Three
No 3: ELYSIUM
Elysium is a six-storey apartment building on Dwyer Street with only 18 apartments, sporting a minimalist look that wouldn’t seem out of place within the CBD. A little further away from the train and Nundah Village, it will be a quiter location whilst still being walking distance to both.
As with Arlington, Elysium doesn’t offer a great deal of parking and no amenity. Its floorplans have a nice open plan feel which but are still economical and targeted primarily at investors.
Elysium is now complete.
Read our full review of Elysium
No 4: ETON STREET
Eton Street is a five-storey apartment with only 19 apartments, close to both Nundah Village and Nundah Train Station. Similar to Arlington and Elysium it is a simple building with limited amenity. Its floorplans are larger however than average.
Like Elysium it is in a quite location and is 5 minutes walk from Nundah Village and the train station.
Again car parking is limited with only one car space per apartment and 3 guest car parks. Street parking will be easier here though as it is further away from both Nundah Village and the train station.
Due for completion in November 2016.
Read our full review of 11-15 Eton Street
No 5: 18 DAVID ST
Another small complex with only 19 apartments, 18 David Street is noticeably closer to Toombul Shopping Centre than Nundah Village (10 minute walk away). Whilst some will see this as a negative, the distance makes it a much quieter location. It is also a much smaller physical building, at only 3 levels high, one of which is the car park, so it has a quite different feel.
The body corporates are extremely low at under $2000/yr which is a real strong point. Albert Bishop Park is also nearby, and offers a bike path and sporting clubs to join. All in all quite a different offering and suitable for those that are after a quieter lifestyle.
Under construction with expected completion in October 2016.
Read our full review of 18 David Street
We hope you enjoyed our Nundah feature. This is a new initiative where we hope to make it easier for buyers of new and off-the-plan apartments to more easily understand the key strengths and weaknesses of a location, and then quickly find a selection of new apartments for sale that they are interested in.
Propertymash.com is dedicated to making the search for new and off-the-plan apartments for sale in Brisbane easier. Our goal is to list every new and off-the-plan project for sale in Brisbane on our site, and then to visit each one and write an independent review that cuts through the marketing spin and lays the facts bear for you. All in the goal of making your property search easier.
Propertymash.com has not been paid to feature any of the apartment projects in this article and if you enquire on our site your details will go directly to the relevant Developer or Agent. We do not get paid commission and are not real estate agents.