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Shorncliffe QLD


Postcode: 4017

Bordered mostly by water, Shorncliffe is located just over 16 km north-east of Brisbane’s CBD. Like its neighbouring suburb, Sandgate, Shorncliffe has experienced strong growth over the last five years as the trend towards coastal living has continued.

Owner-occupiers and investors alike have been competing for housing in the area, made up mostly of single unit dwellings, with very few units or townhouses. In the nine months to the end of September 2003 investors accounted for 40 per cent of all house sales in Shorncliffe.

Older homes are being raised and remodelled while the rising popularity of bayside living is creating steady demand which is in turn forcing the price of homes, in particular waterfront homes, upwards.

Buyers looking for a lifestyle incorporating the outdoors and the water will not be disappointed with Shorncliffe. Cabbage Tree Head is home to Moora Park and some excellent walk and bikeways, picnic and barbeque spots not to mention a small beach area.

For lovers of the game, the Sandgate Golf Club is also located within the Shorncliffe boundaries and is situated opposite the Yacht Club.

With a strong family-oriented community Shorncliffe has boomed with the redevelopment of the foreshore and the increase in the number of restaurants and cafes adding to the alfresco atmosphere. It is also a great vantage point for the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race.

Residents are well catered for with primary and high schools (both public and private) located within Shorncliffe and surrounding suburbs, and the Queensland University of Technology and North Point Institute of TAFE located in close proximity at Carseldine and Bracken Ridge respectively.