Pullenvale has a family demographic, and residents are mostly engaged in professional occupations.
Most of the houses are owner-occupied and located on large-sized lots. Most of them are contemporary homes constructed in the 1970s to 1990s. There are also several timber Queenslanders, most of which were originally located in the inner cities of Paddington, Milton and Auchenflower.
Distance between houses are far, but not far enough to be estranged with your neighbours. It is a quiet, beautiful rural area that is perfect for families, retirees and people who love nature.
There are many lovely parks where children and families can enjoy. For horse lovers, the Moggil Pony Club, one of the oldest pony clubs in Queensland, stretches four hectares of land. It hosts various equestrian events throughout the year and you can also learn to ride like a professional.
Nestled into the southern foothills of Mt Elphinstone, it’s not surprising to catch glimpses of many wildlife such as wallabies, deer, turtles and hare.
A major landmark is Pullenvale Hall, the centre of community activities for residents. Formerly an old pineapple packing shed, it is a place where residents come together very first Friday to enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities.
Shopping, Restaurants and Entertainment
Pullenvale Marketplace is a local convenience centre offering good retail stores including various restaurants and cafes, shops, and more. One of its major tenants is IGA Supermarket.
- Bus – It may be described as rural living but the suburb has regular bus services, running along Monggil and Brookfield roads.
- Car – You can easily drive by car to the city as well as neighbouring suburbs like Indooroopilly, Kenmore and Bellbowrie if you’re eating out or going shopping.
- Cycling – During days when you don’t want to commute or drive, you can cycle to the city as Pullenvale has one of the best bike paths in the city.
The suburb is home to primary schools including:
- Brookfield State School and;
- Pullenvale State School.
It is in the catchment area for Kenmore State High School, one of the best performing schools in Queensland.
For students interested in environmental science and related fields, there is Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre.
Pullenvale Property Market
Pullenvale and other expensive suburbs are seeing an increase in demand, despite the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Demand is coming from people who are considering a move to a rural community where they can enjoy the outdoors and nature.
Pullenvale is also attracting interest from people who want to go back to basics, slow down and create a more sustainable lifestyle, free of modern developments.
It boasts some of Brisbane’s largest and most exclusive homes that are usually located on large acreage. It is also one of the most beautiful, peaceful and safest places to live, with all the amenities and advantages that can also be found in a city.