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McDowall is fast becoming an ever popular choice for Queenslanders to put down roots. Named after Colonel McDowall in 1975, McDowall is populated by over 6,800 residents and flanked by natural landscapes, bushlands and wildlife.

Originally known as South Pine in the 1880s, the first McDowalls settled in South Pine Road and ran a family vineyard. Residents were traditionally farmers, growing crops, grapes, and running businesses in accountancy, manufacturing and estate agencies.

Today, McDowall is one of the hottest Brisbane suburbs on the market, with properties tHicks Real Estatee times more in demand than Queensland’s state average. McDowall is the perfect suburb for relocating Australians at any life stage – professionals, singles, families and retirees alike.


Natural environment

McDowall flaunts a clean and lush green environment, with great parks and recreational activities to keep you busy and entertained. Explore Cabbage Tree Creek, the infamous Chermside Hills Reserve, the Raven Reserve and other everyday treasures. With outdoor sites and trails, taking the dog for a walk around the park, pounding the pavement along numerous bike paths, or simply taking an afternoon to explore the native flora and fauna with flowering trees while admiring over 200 native species of plants and 115 bird varieties, it’s hard not to fall in love with the endless outdoor options to recharge or unwind.

Best of both worlds

Living in McDowall, you can embrace the safe and quiet feel of a neighbourhood community, while still living in close proximity to the CBD. Perfectly situated under 10 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, country lovers will love the classic living in McDowall without sacrificing a trendy and stylish lifestyle from the myriad of real estate choices on offer. Plenty of bus routes make commuting to and from work – and beyond – a breeze. Is it time you embraced a small town feel with all the connectivity of a larger city?

Convenience around the corner

McDowall helps residents escape the humdrum daily grind without skimping on convenience. For families, school and childcare options are aplenty with McDowall State Primary School, Northside Christian College, Craigslea State High School and Queen of Apostles Primary School Chuter St Lower Campus local to the area. Find your new favourite shopping strips, specialty stores, retail centres and supermarkets at McDowall Village Shopping Centre, Northwest Plaza on Flockton Street, Brookside Shopping Centre, Stafford City Shopping Centre and Queensland’s largest shopping centre, Westfield Chermside, many within walking distance of residential areas. McDowall doesn’t skimp on the amenities either, with your local library, dentist, 24-hour gym and more including the North West Private Hospital and Assembly of God Church all within easy reach and ready to welcome their newest residents.


For those looking for a sea change, McDowall is an obvious choice. With your essentials covered, your transport looked after, and your options for entertainment and relaxation sorted in a beautiful home, what more could you ask for?

Talk to one of the McDowall property experts at the Hicks Real Estate team today! Begin the hunt for your new lifestyle – call us on 07 3355 6845.

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