Approximately 30 minutes from Brisbane City, Gumdale is home to many families wanting an acreage lifestyle, surrounded by a natural environment.
Two and a half acre blocks are the most common allotments in Gumdale and it looks likely to remain that way with no residential or commercial developments planned for the future.
An expansive suburb, local amenities are accessed primarily by car as public transport in the area is difficult with no rail station and buses limited to the major arterial roads. Residents have excellent access to the Gateway Motorway and subsequently the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Families with young children have access to Gumdale Primary School, which is complemented by primary and high schools in the surrounding suburbs.
Carindale Shopping Plaza and Capalaba Shopping Plaza offer major supermarket and retail outlets and supplement local stores in the area. Located in the Koala Corridor a lot of parkland in Gumdale has been marked for conservation limiting the number of bike and walkways in the parks.
Gumdale looks set to continue its popularity with families looking for that little bit of extra space with the land in the area zoned for acreage only.
According to the 2001 Census there were 983 people living in the suburb with a median age of 36. The median individual income was between $400 and $499 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 84% were either fully owned or being purchased; 11% were being rented.