Eight Miles Plain
Eight Mile Plains is 13km southeast of the Brisbane CBD and is one of the newer residential areas of Brisbane bordered by Sunnybank and McGregor.
Given the upgrading of the Southeast Freeway and the new Busway to the City, this area is assured continued growth and popularity into the future.
As would be expected in such a new suburb, the housing styles of the newly developed areas are high and low set brick and tile homes. There are few examples of older-styles houses – post-war weatherboard cottages left over from the days when the suburb was first established.
The area is developing infrastructure as the community base increases. Most of the educational, retail and commercial facilities are located in neighbouring suburbs, especially Sunnybank and Garden City Shoppingtown in MacGregor.
According to the 2001 Census there were 11,153 people living in the suburb with a median age of 32. The median individual income was between $300 and $399 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 63% are either fully owned or being purchased; 32% were being rented.
There are plenty of great dining options in and around Eight Mile Plains. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here.
Eight Mile Plains Shopping Centre on Padstow Road has a wide range of stores and you’re not far from Garden City, where there are supermarkets and a huge range of specialty stores.