Carina Heights is a suburb in Brisbane, located 7 km from the CBD. It was named after the nearby suburb of Carina, from which it officially split in 1975. Carina was named after an estate built by Ebenezer Thorne, who named the property after his daughter, Kate Carina.
Carina Heights is quiet community with natural bushland and wildlife. It is like living in the country but still close the city and within walking distance to everything, from shops, restaurants and other facilities.
There is a wide range of housing styles in the area, from workers cottages, traditional Queenslanders, post-war chamferboard homes and modern brick and tile houses.
The suburb is bordered by Camp Hill, Carina, Carindale, Holland Park and Mount Gravatt East.
Leisure and Shopping
Good local shops can be found on Stanley Road and on Old Cleveland Road. For bigger shopping trips, the closest shopping mall is Carindale Westfield.
Carina Heights offers a number of parks – Anzac Road Park, Buckley Street Park, Gaffney Street Park, Jones Road Park, Olivia Drive Park, Whatmore Street Park and Willard Street Park. They have playgrounds, bikeways, bushland and basketball half-court.
Population: 6,110 (2011 Census)
Median age: 35 years old
Average household size: 2.4
Top 5 Resident Lifestyles in Carina Heights
Older couples and families
Maturing and established independence
Established couples and families
Top 5 Occupations of Residents
Clerical and administrative workers
Technicians and trades workers
Homes fully owned – 25.3%
Being purchased through home loan mortgage – 29.4%
Rented – 43.4%
House median sale price – $522,500
Median rent per week – $350
Though there are no schools within Carina Heights, there plenty of options in nearby suburbs such as Mayfield State School in Carina, Belmont State School in Carindale and Whites Hill State College in Camp Hill.
Carina Heights is near several bus lines that go direct to the city.