Nestled just north of Brisbane’s CBD is the leafy haven of Wavell Heights (the locals tend to drop the ‘Heights’). Wavell is THE perfect location for families wanting to stay close to the urban excitement of the city while simultaneously enjoying the sanctuary of suburban living.

So just how popular is Wavell? Let’s break it down. The median house price in the area is $720,000 and this figure has seen a steady increase in the last 12 months. Most buyers looking in the area are families seeking a space of around 400m2. Compared to the Australian average of 412 visits per property on realestate.com.au, properties in Wavell see around 948 visits each. Buyers LOVE Wavell. So, what does H & H Wavell specialist Stefan Blee love about it? Here are his top 3 inner secrets about Wavell.


1. It is one of the most family-friendly neighbourhoods in Brisbane. Boasting a huge assortment of schools and childcare centres, plenty of green spaces and parklands, playgrounds galore, and off-lead dog parks, Wavell is the Aussie family’s dream come true. With so many places to play and explore, it won’t be hard to get the kids away from the screens and out in the sunshine!

2. You don’t have to go far for great coffee and delicious food. Looking for a delicious vegan treat? Try Baristorian Cafe! Has the need for caffeine settled in mid-dog-walk? Dear Deer Cafe are pet-friendly! Taking the in-laws for brekkie and looking to impress? Cafe Lacuna is the go-to.

3. Sometimes, a day of retail therapy is just what the doctor ordered. Wavell is perfectly located between Toombul Shopping Center and Westfield Chermside, so you won’t have to go far to enjoy the thrill of a splurge.

Karen Hutton