Would you believe that the tranquility of this scene is right on the Annerley border with Tarragindi. Norman Creek begins its journey in Toohey Forest and wends its way down to the river.
A former Premier of Queensland, the Honorable Digby Denham named the suburb after a township in Surrey, England known as Annerly. This gentleman was Premier between 1911-1915. There is a local streets named after him and his house still stands on the corner of Annerley Road (previously Boggo Road). For more of the HISTORY of ANNERLEY, where I found this information, just click HERE.
Annerley is a bustling suburb that is the business hub between Tarragindi and Yeronga. It is serviced by the major thoroughfare that is Ipswich Road, connecting the south of Brisbane to the northern suburbs via the Story Bridge and the Clem 7 Tunnel. It also has the added benefits of the main north south rail line allowing you access to the Gold Coast and the Airport. A purpose built bus and pedestrian bridge at nearby Dutton Park has made getting to UQ a breeze and once across the river, you can catch the CityCat ferry into the city and beyond.
Services Around Annerley
It is not only the University of Queensland that is accessible. QUT is easily reachable at the southern end of the CBD either by bus or train and a short walk across the Goodwill Bridge to the campus while Griffith University has bus access running right through Annerley. The local bikeways provide a great alternative as well.
Right next door in Woolloongabba is the Princess Alexandra Hospital, a renowned general teaching hospital. I had a short stint of working there as a medical laboratory student and the whole hospital has been totally rebuilt since then. Almost completed is the brand new Childrens’ Hospital for Queensland in South Brisbane. The adjoining Mater Hospital has long held a wonderful reputation for quality care and medical services.
It will come as no surprise therefore, that Annerley along with neighbouring Yeronga/Fairfield have been sought after areas for investors seeking a location with enough infrastructure around it to support demand for accommodation on all levels. There is a huge professional pool needing accommodation as well as families and loved ones providing support for those requiring medical services at these two facilities.
The local shopping center has now had a face lift with the opening of a new Woolworths store (and plenty of covered parking – a boon for parents popping in for a few items after school pick up and Brisbane’s notorious afternoon storms kicking in right on cue at 3.30pm during summer!). Joining the plethora of new coffee shops in Brisbane in recent years is the delightful Dudley Street East. Possibly the most well known identity of the retail sector here is the Peter Baker Finch store, an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful gifts and home wares. Allow yourself an hour at least if you are up for a browse.
Like many who value being close to the CBD, Annerley attracts both families and singles who want ease of access, a good range of facilities close by and a range of options in the housing market. The latter includes 1 bedroom units and boarding houses right up to homes well above $1,000,000. There is also a real cross-section of styles – the colonial cottage, the more substantial Queenslander and the contemporary townhouses and units. There are new homes being built but the numbers would be fewer than in neighbouring Tarragindi.