Stafford is ranked the 70th best suburb in Brisbane, with a score of 8.9 out of 10. What locals love most about living in Stafford is that it’s a safe, stable, and friendly neighbourhood to raise children in.
Stafford is 8 kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre but thanks to its regular and reliable public transport facilities, getting to and from the CBD is made quick and easy. And those who are willing to forgo the convenience of walking to work (which would take roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes) are compensated with highly-coveted luxuries, such as large and spacious backyards, affordable housing, and a unique sense of community.
Originally named Happy Valley, this hidden gem is characterised by its warm community spirit and friendly neighbours. This is perhaps best attributed to the fact that house prices Stafford offers are quite affordable and it’s largely owner-occupied. Young couples and first-home- buyers can get great value for money in Stafford and make the most of having ample land and room to grow. Local properties include pre-war Queenslanders and post-war houses from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Following a recent surge in construction, the suburb has also seen an increase in innovative and contemporary architecture and modern apartment blocks, which helps to keep the market competitive.
When it comes to places to eat and drink, Stafford locals are quickly becoming spoilt for choice. A recent revival in the industrial area surrounding Wolverhampton Street has seen several eccentric new cafes and vendors setting up shop. The Soul Pantry is a funky little lifestyle oasis where people can attend workshops, grab a bite to eat, or simply stop to smell the roses at That Flower Shop.
There are a number of good schools within the Stafford and Stafford Heights catchment, along with excellent child care services. Another benefit of living in Stafford that can’t be overlooked is that it’s protected from flooding. The elevated landscape also allows residents to catch an evening breeze on a hot summer’s night while taking in the stunning city views!