Kangaroo Point Suburb Profile
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Kangaroo Point is famous for many things, but perhaps most notably is its linear park, including The Cliffs reserve in the south, popular with abseilers and rock climbers. It’s a suburb that’s unique in its location hugging the Brisbane River, and special for its beautiful high rise residential living There are also two ferry-crossing points, with the northern one at Holman Street boasting a heritage-listed terminal shelter.
As a Kangaroo Point real estate agency, we know what makes it so special, and so uniquely desirable to buyers and sellers.
Snapshot of Kangaroo Point
Kangaroo Point, a narrow tongue of land bordered on three sides by the Brisbane River, is immediately north of Woolloongabba. A south side inner suburb, it is three-quarters of a kilometre east of central Brisbane.
The riverside industrial sites on the east side of Kangaroo Point, overlooking Shafston Reach, have been redeveloped for high-rise apartments, and the locality is known as Dockside.
In 1919, Shafston House, Castlebar Street, was converted to Anzac Hostel for incapacitated servicemen, a site overlooking the river’s Shafston Reach.
The large complex of buildings began with Henry Stuart Russel’s Shafston residence (1852), probably the third oldest surviving house in metropolitan Brisbane. It is listed on the Queensland heritage register. After the complex ceased use as a hotel in 1969 it passed through several hands before being redeveloped for Shafston Diploma College (1996). In 2004, Castlebar Street became better known as the address of a riverside ‘enclave’ comprising 38 residences with private jetties and starting prices of $1.69 million. Today, Kangaroo Point has become an address for the well-heeled.
The western side of Kangaroo Point overlooks the Town Reach of the Brisbane River and the Cliffs reserve in the south. The reserve leads to Mount Olivet hospital, a Sisters of Charity hospice, and associated care facilities built in 1957. There are two ferry-crossing points, and the northern one at Holman Street has a heritage-listed terminal shelter. The Mormons acquired a large site on River Terrace, opening a vast temple there in 2003.
Kangaroo Point’s southern boundaries have been Leopard, Vulture and Wellington Streets for over 100 years. As a Kangaroo Point real estate agency, we love working in the area for its low maintenance living and high-impact social life.
If you’re interested in learning more about Kangaroo Point, get in touch with us – your local expert Kangaroo Point real estate agency.
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As Kangaroo Point real estate agents, we’re privileged to spend time in this beautiful, river-lined suburb. Residents and potential residents, both young and old, are drawn to the area for the same reason, but they also appreciate its high-density, luxe living opportunities, and easy access to the CBD, the West End and South Brisbane. It’s also close to amenities and some of the best hospitals in the city.
Active residents will find an incredible diversity of outdoor activities right on their doorstep. From rock climbing and abseiling, to kayaking and canoeing, there’s no other urban area that can offer anything close.
But whatever your reason for choosing Kangaroo Point, we at Kangaroo Point real estate agency are confident you won’t be disappointed.