Located 10 km east of the CBD, Carindale was first settled by Europeans in the 1850s. It was named after a housing estate built in the area and became its official name when it separated from Belmont in 1980.
This Brisbane suburb is a suitable neighbourhood for families and older couples. It offers plenty of things to do and places to play for children, adults and even the elderly. Getting around is not a problem and all basic necessities, amenities and services are easily accessible.
The shopping centre and the Gateway Motorway are situated on the eastern border of the suburb, but it immediately opens up to rolling hills of large brick houses built on a natural setting. Growing families will find this area a perfect place as houses tend to be larger than is typical. In fact, 65 per cent of houses feature at least four bedrooms.
Its neighbouring suburbs are Camp Hill, Carina and Carina Heights.
Leisure and Shopping
There are several parks and bushland reserves in this suburb, including Anna Smith OBE Quota Park, Belmont Hills Bushland, Carindale Recreation Reserve, Meadowbank Street Park, Winstanley Street Park, and more. They offer picnic areas, walking trails, shared pathways, playgrounds and sporting fields.
Carindale is the No. 1 shopping destination in all of Brisbane. Westfield Carindale is the largest shopping centre in Queensland and the third-largest in Australia. It features Myer, Target, Big W and David Jones department stores, as well as Coles, Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets. It also has an Event cinema.
In addition, the centre has a food court, and houses the luxurious Glasshouse Dining Precinct and the new Brisbane City Council Library.
- Population: 15,577 (2011 Census)
- Median age: 40 years old
- Average household size: 2.9
Top 5 Resident Lifestyles in Carindale
- Older couples and families
- Established couples and families
- Older Independence
- Maturing couples and families
- Maturing and established independence
Top 5 Occupations of Residents
- Clerical and administrative workers
- Sales workers
- Technicians and trades workers
There is a regular public transport operating to and from the suburb to the CBD thru Old Cleveland Road and Creek Road, heading to the South East Busway.