A ROAD in Coorparoo has been revealed as the most viewed street by property clicks in Queensland – taking out top spot alongside the likes of Sydney’s most prestigious street in Point Piper.
Chatsworth Road in the heritage hills of Coorparoo had the most property views over the three years to September 30, according to realestate.com.au
Close to schools and amenities, it is a high demand market just 6km from the city centre.
But unlike its southern counterpart, Wolseley Road in Point Piper, a house in Chatworth Road in Coorparoo won’t cost you a vital organ.
The median house sales price in Coorparoo is $885,000, according to CoreLogic. A unit in Point Piper will set you back an average of $3 million.
REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said she was surprised at the wide geographical range in the Queensland data.
REA Group Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee
“It probably shows that there is currently a wide range of people looking at the southeast market at the moment,” Ms Conisbee said.
“For example, if you were looking at Brisbane or the Gold Coast from Sydney you probably wouldn’t be deterred by commute time.
“That’s probably why you see half of the top 10 spread across the Gold and Sunshine Coast.”
In Brisbane, Ms Conisbee said good schools, public transport and amenities were among the biggest drawcards for local and interstate buyers.
Ray White Stones Corner agent Ben Cannon is selling 330 Chatsworth Rd – a five bedroom renovated family homethat is on the market to offers over $1.05 million.
330 Chatsworth Rd in Coorparoo is on the market
“Chatsworth Road carries commuter traffic but you can get a big house on a big parcel of land without the premium pricetag of a house one or two streets either side of it,” he said.
“For example, we sold a house on Chatsworth Rd for about $1.8 million but if flipped it over the boundary it would have gone for $3 million-plus.”
Mr Cannon said property on Chatsworth Rd “ticked a lot of boxes” for buyers looking for a large house on a big block in a convenient location.
Coming in at number two was Sanctuary Drive at Mount Cotton, a semi-rural area close to the Sirromet Winery.
The leafy stretch of road is home to many large houses on acreage.
Shirleen Paulger, and her husband, Alan, are selling their home of 18 years at 71-73 Sanctuary Drive.
Shirleen and Alan Paulger’s house at 71-73 Sanctuary Drive at Mount Cotton
Built in 2000, the couple raised their four children at the five bedroom house, which is on the market to offers over $1.4 million.
“We had been up here for work and had been looking around the area but when my husband drove in to this estate (Ridgewood Estate) I said to him, that’s it, don’t take me anywhere else,” Mrs Paulger said.
“It had these huge fig trees that reached over the road … it was just beautiful.”
The entrance to the Paulger home
The house sits on almost one and a half acres, with half of that dedicated as a koala corridor.
Mrs Pulger said she loved having the wildlife as neighbours, and that she would miss standing in the outdoor shower at night and looking up at the stars.
“But the kids have grown up, we have grandkids now,” she said. “We don’t even use the upstairs floor anymore so it is time to move on.”
RE/MAX Advantage Manly agent Gordon Walters, who is marketing the property, said Sanctuary Drive was a “beautiful street”.
“When you enter that estate, it is tree-lined, there are wallabies everywhere, it is not all fenced off,” he said. “It is very free range and you feel good when you drive in.”
He said most enquiries came from people living around the Cleveland area, but also from the city and western suburbs.
Rounding out the top five was Skyline Terrace in Burleigh Heads, Mallawa Drive at Palm Beach and Knightsbridge Parade West at Sovereign Islands.
This three bedroom house at 60 Mallawa drive in Palm Beach sold for $1.275 million on September 4
Interestingly, Palm Beach took out two spots in the top 10 with Mallawa Drive and Tallebudgera Drive.
The Anchorage in Noosa Waters also made the top 10, as did Sundridge Street in Taringa, Plucks Road in Arana Hills a,d Kent Road in Wooloowin.
In terms of median house sales prices, the family-friendly suburb of Arana Hills came in at the cheapest at $550,000.
But houses in Arana Hills are generally snapped up fast, with a median days on market of just 16 days.
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED STREETS IN QUEENSLAND/MEDIAN HOUSE SALES PRICE
Chatsworth Rd, Coorparoo – $885,000
Sanctuary Dve, Mount Cotton – $550,800
Skyline Terrace, Burleigh Heads – $880,000
Mallawa Dve, Palm Beach – $810,000
Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands – $990,500 (Paradise Point)
Tallebudgera Dve, Palm Beach – $810,000
Sundridge St, Taringa – $888,000
The Anchorage, Noosa Waters – $982,000 (Noosaville)
Plucks Rd, Arana Hills – $550,000
Kent Rd, Wooloowin – $840,000
(Source: realestate.com.au; CoreLogic)