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North Lakes is a very descriptive name for this suburb – it is 25 kilometres north of Brisbane and is dominated by a series of tranquil lakes. But this new satellite city is much more than its simple name suggests

north lakes profile HICKS REAL ESTATEA family-focussed suburb with all of the convenience of a city.  A master planned suburb that has everything you could want.

North Lakes only became a suburb in 2006, when it was carved away from Mango Hill.  A wound that still hurts some long term residents.  The last 13 years has seen massive growth and development, with homes, roads, shops and train lines all being added to the community.  With the population growing to almost 22,000 at the time of the 2016 census.

What else entices buyers and renters to North Lakes?

Beyond the draw of the parks and lakes, there are many wonderful features of North Lakes that contribute to high demand. These include:

  • The perfect location. North Lakes sits just 25 km north of the Brisbane CBD, a little further to the beaches of the Sunshine Coast and little more than a 5 minute drive to the Redcliffe seaside.  With easy access to the Brisbane airport it is meeting the needs of many buyers.
  • Sporting grounds. There’s no shortage of sporting opportunities in North Lakes. Every major sport is catered for here and the facilities are wonderful.  Swimming pools, bike paths and gyms are also available.
  • Great shopping and high-quality dining. The Westfield shopping centre located in the heart of the suburb continues to grow and expand with future extensions expected soon. Ikea and Costco take pride of place here as well. After a day of shopping, locals enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants or Hotels.
  • Education options. The suburb has numerous state & private primary to senior schools & colleges including North Lakes State College, The Lakes College, Bounty Boulevard. With the new University of the Sunshine Coast campus opening in February 2020.  Quality education is close at hand.

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Who lives in North Lakes?

North Lakes’s location and housing stock attract residents of all ages, though 2016 Census data shows that it’s particularly popular for established families. Maybe because they moved here when the family was young and just never wanted to leave. In fact families represent over 60% of the population.

Over 38% of residents rent in North Lakes, but those who own their homes are more likely to have a mortgage than they are to own it outright.

Migrants have been attracted to North Lakes with the suburb having the largest South African population in Queensland. With British and New Zealand expats well represented as well.

A look at the North Lakes property market

4 Bedroom houses are in high demand in North Lakes. Despite changes to the property market in 2018, the median house price still increased slightly to $482,000 and units are sitting at $345k. Continued demand from keen future residents means North Lakes property is always a sound investment. Investors buying in North Lakes will see rental yield of 5.7% for units and 4.6% for houses, according to

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