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Herston, an inner suburb of Brisbane, is a mix of residential and light industry buildings. This suburbs is located 2.5 km from the central business district (CBD) and it lies south of Breakfast Creek. Herston’s borders Ballymore Park to the west, and Bowen Bridge and the RNA Exhibition grounds to the east. It is bounded by the Mayne Workshops railway line, which separates Herston from Spring Hill, to the south.
There is no scarcity of parks in Herston, within and in nearby suburbs. Take pleasure in any of these parks: Rasey Park, Victoria Park and Yorks Hollow in Herston; Bowen Park in Bowen Hills; Gregory Grove in Spring Hill; and Kundu Park, Kulgun Park, Grey Gums Park and McCaskie Park in Kelvin Grove.
Enjoy watching the latest movies at the Roundhouse Theatre in Kelvin Grove or The Tivoli at Bowen Hills. Take in live performances at the Old Museum Building or the Twelfth Night Theatre in Bowen Hills.
Worrying where your child will go to school if you settle in Herston? There are many schools in and near the suburb including Royal Children’s Hospital Special School in Herston, Kelvin Grove College, Fortitude Valley Primary School, Red Hill Special School, University of Queensland Medical School, Royal Brisbane Hospital, and Kelvin Grove State College, Primary to Year 12 School. There is also Ballymore Kindergarten and Preschool, as well as Herston First Steps Child Care Centre.
Medical services are no problem in Herston. Hospitals include the Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital. Many residents are employed in these hospitals.
Supermarkets and groceries include Best Friends Foods in Fortitude Valley and Woolworths in Kelvin Grove. Retail shops that serve residents are found in surrounding suburbs. These include Prime Electronics, Chelsea Antiques and Choppazilla Customs Motorcycle in Bowen Hills; Rollie’s Speed Shop and John Harris Menswear in Newstead; Beads ‘N’ Crystals and Air Electronics in Fortitude Valley; and Classique Stiletto in Red Hill.
If you are interested in investing in a property in Herston, here is a quick breakdown of what types of properties are available:
The dwellings are predominantly separate houses (55%). The rest are semi-detached, row or terrace/town houses (24%) and flats, units or apartments (20%). Most of the homes are being rented (56%) whilst the rest are being purchased (26%) and fully owned (17%).
Herston is a property investor’s paradise, with so many homes being rented and available for sale. If you are a rental property owner there, consider hiring a property management professional to get maximum financial returns on your investment.
Metropole’s Brisbane Buyers Agent office is just a 10 minute drive from Herston and we have helped many property investors purchase in this area. Contact us to help you find the best Herston investment property for your portfolio.
The public transport available includes the train line, bus routes and taxis which can all take you into the city and neighbouring suburbs.