Brookfield: Experience True Rural Living Near the City

Brookfield, Queensland

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Brookfield, located about 13 km west of the Brisbane CBD, is a semi-rural suburb with mostly acreage properties. It has a few farms, but most of the suburb is residential.

It is a leafy and peaceful suburb, a great place to come back to after a busy and hectic day at the end of the day.

Demographics

Total Population: 3702 (2016 Census)

  • Median Household Income ($/weekly): 2683
  • Median Age of Persons: 44
  • Average Household Size: 3.2

Property Statistics

  • Dwelling Type – Separate house: 98.5%
  • Homes fully owned – 46.6%
  • Being purchased through home loan mortgage – 40.9%
  • Rented – 10.4%
  • House median sale price – $1,110,000 (as of Dec 2020)
  • Median rent per week – $665 (as of Dec 2020)

Brookfield is ideal for families with young children as it is safe place to live with plenty of open and green spaces.

There is very little traffic even during peak hours, thanks to the opening of the Legacy Way Tunnel, making Brookfield a more attractive and sought-after to both buyers and investors than ever before.

Shops, Restaurants and Entertainment

Brookfield Community Hall, QLD

The heart of suburb is on the intersection of Brookfield Rd and Boscombe Rd. This is the area where the Brookfield General Store, Brookfield Public Hall, Brookfield Showground, Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield Recreation Reserve, the Anglican Church and the school are located.

Shopping centres

  • Kenmore Village, on Brookfield Rd in the suburb of Kenmore, is the closest shopping centre, just 8 minutes by car.
  • Another major shopping centre in the area is Kenmore Plaza, a 10-minute drive.
  • Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, about two km from Kenmore, offers more than retail shops. From Brookfield, it is a 16-minute drive via Brookfield Rd and Moggil Rd.

In addition, residents have greatly benefited from the expansion of shopping and restaurant precincts in Indooroopilly, which is about a 10-minute drive, and Kenmore, which is roughly a 5-minute drive.

Sports and Recreation

The Brookfield Showground is the heart of all major happenings in the suburb. It is home to the Brookfield Show Society, the Brookfield United Cricket Club and the Brookfield Horse and Pony Club.

In the historic buildings on the Brookfield Recreation Reserve, you will find the Brookfield General Store and Café, Brookfield Agencies and the Brookfield Hair Studio.

The showground hosts many and varied events, covering art, sport, fitness, markets, entertainment, community groups and the yearly Brookfield Show, an annual event exclusively for showcasing regional and metro agriculture.

Transport

A number of bus services operate along Moggil and Brookfield Rds. However, most residents drive their car to the city.

Brookfield is easily accessible by car within 20 minutes from the CBD or by bus.

Schools

It is home to Brookfield State School, a public primary school for boys and girls, located at Boscombe Road.

The nearest secondary school is the next suburb, Kenmore. In fact, the suburb is in the catchment of the popular Kenmore State High School.

Living in Brookfield

The residents of Brookfield are mostly families and most are engaged in professional jobs.

Most homes are owner-occupied and most are built on large-sized lots. The style of most homes are contemporary, constructed in the 1970s to 1990s.

There are also a number of timber Queenslanders, though they’re not original as they were relocated from inner-city suburbs, including Paddington, Milton and Auchenflower.

People and Neighbourhood

Brookfield is a wonderful place for families with growing children. When the children leave, empty-nesters stay because of the peace and safety as well as the friendliness and sense of belongingness that a village-like setting offers.

The properties are expensive, but there are plenty of things to enjoy in Brookfield:

  • a clean and green community,
  • no traffic,
  • plenty of parking,
  • beautiful parks and recreation, and
  • peace and quiet.

Families with kids, country lovers, retirees, and professionals with a love for rural living will find Brookfield appealing.