The Gap, Qld 4061
The Gap, Qld 4061
The Gap Qld 4061
Early last century, Brisbanites travelled by cart for weekend picnics in this leafy valley. Now professionals and families can enjoy the tranquil vibe of The Gap every day of the week.
Like its neighbouring suburbs to the east, The Gap has character-filled wooden homes, leafy streets and a hilly aspect. But unlike those other suburbs, The Gap backs onto beautiful reserves of native bushland and National Parks – making it the perfect bush retreat for worn-out city professionals.
The Gap Local Area
With a number of quality schools here and nearby, and a vast array of sporting grounds, clubs, teams, bikeways and parks, even the most choosy of kids will find it hard to be bored in The Gap.
To the south and east of The Gap is D’Aguilar National Park, known for its sheltered pockets of sub-tropical rainforest, dense forests and spectacular views. There are designated bushwalks throughout the park, and on Mt Nebo Road, you’ll find Walkabout Creek – an interactive wildlife education centre (some reptiles are better visited here than found in your backyard).
In keeping with the spirit of this rural retreat, there is only a small shopping village, which is close to the high school – you’ll probably need to seek out neighbouring suburbs for any major shopping trips.
The Gap Real Estate Demographics
The Gap is (rather unimaginatively) named for its status as a valley – it’s surrounded on three sides by Mt Coot-tha, Mt Glorious, Mt Nebo and Taylor’s Range.
While it has an unremarkable name, The Gap is known for its remarkable beauty, its native bushland and its large character homes.
In 1949, The Gap Post Office directory recorded five poultry farmers, two dairy farmers, a jam maker, a church and a grocer. These days, you might find the odd backyard chicken coop and some imported French jam, but otherwise The Gap has been transformed from sleepy dairy paddocks to a comfortable bushland retreat for established professionals and their families.
Median The Gap Property Prices
(Price data last updated 7th August, 2017 – Realestate.com.au)
3 bedroom unit
3 bedroom house
4 bedroom house