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This quaint, leafy residential suburb is located roughly 5 km west of the Brisbane CBD (central business district). Bardon has an old-world charm with its Queenslander homes and narrow streets. Locals can enjoy plenty of trees and greenery, as much of the suburb lies on the foothills of Mount Coot-tha. Bardon is a popular suburb for Brisbane property investors.
The heritage-listed sites in Bardon include Rainworth House, home of explorer and statesman Augustus Charles Gregory; Bardon House, home intended for mayor and contractor Joshua Leays; and Oogarding.
Bardon is serviced by multiple bus services operated by Brisbane Transport, including the 385 BUZ service, the cross-town Great Circle Line (Route 598/599), and numerous all-stops services to the CBD (Route 375).
Residents can relax and have fun at the following parks and green spaces: Bardon Esplanade Park (road reserve), Bardon Park, Bardon Scenic Reserve, Bowman Park, Carwoola Street Park, Colorado Avenue Park, Dawn Street Park, Fifth Avenue Park, Fletcher Parade Park, Hughie Williams Park, Jubilee Park, Leworthy Street Park, Lugg Street Park, Mt. Coot-tha Reserve (Bardon section), Neill Park, Nestor Avenue Park, Norman Buchan Park, Purtell Park, Rainworth Park, Sceptre Row Park, Simpsons Road Park and Tristania Drive Park.
Catch a movie at Blue Room Cinebar in Paddington or Palace Centro Cinemas in Fortitude Valley.
Bardon is home to the Ithaca Creek State School, St. Joseph’s School, Bardon State School and Rainworth State School. There are also good primary and secondary schools in nearby Ashgrove, Paddington and Milton.
Childcare centres can be found in Paddington (Chatterbox Child Development and Care Centres, Kindy Patch Childcare Centre, Paddington Child Care Centre and Petrie Terrace After School Care), Milton (St. Paul’s Lutheran Child Care Centre and Raceview Playhouse Child Care Centre).
Rivercity Private Hospital and Wesley Hospital in Auchenflower, along with Montserrat Day Hospital in Brisbane, Brisbane Private Hospital and St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill are nearest hospitals from Bardon.
Macgregor Terrace features a small neighbourhood convenience shopping centre and several shops and restaurants.
90% of the dwelling structure in Bardon is detached houses, with small portion of flats, units or apartments, and semi-detached, row or terrace/town houses. 40% is being purchased; 33% is fully owned; and 26% is being rented.
Metropole’s Buyers Agent office is about a 12 minute drive from Bardon and we have helped many property investors purchase in this area. Contact us to help you find the best investment property for your portfolio in Bardon.
Michael Yardney is Australia’s most published property author and property investment expert. Michael Yardney owns Metropole’s buyers agents offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.