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Is this ‘downturn proof’ suburb north Brissie’s best kept secret?

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 18 June 2020

It’s the sleeper suburb locals will know, but perhaps very few will have realised its full potential.

Now, with property commentators eyeing market movements like never before, this north Brisbane gem is emerging as one most likely to remain rock solid.

Bridgeman Downs is showing all the right stats to weather any flurry of property market uncertainty, according to new research published on

Household income is 70 per cent higher than the Queensland average, and the median weekly rent of $450 is also above the state average.

Census data shows 30 per cent of Bridgeman Downs locals have a Bachelor level degree and 85 per cent of residents are owner occupiers.

“This tells us that the suburb appeals to professionals with stable job prospects, good incomes and strong educational backgrounds,” said Richard Crabb, managing director of Aspire property advisors.

“It also shows there is strong owner-occupier demand, meaning the market isn’t subject to investor-level downturns.”

Locals will know it’s packed with amenity too. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Aspley retail and commercial centre and the family friendly features of Albany Creek.

It also has good links to the airport, the CBD, the Bruce Highway and Gateway Motorway.

“This location has been a real sleeper,” Mr Crabb said.

“As a traditional homeowner’s location, not many investors have purchased here in the past.”

But those that have will know it’s full of good quality housing stock well suited for modern family life and professionals.

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