Redland City is a local government area of South East Queensland, spread along the southern coast of Moreton Bay covering 536.2 km2. It is located next to the cities of Brisbane to the north, Logan to the west, and the Gold Coast to the south. It is located just 26km from Brisbane, Redland City is often described as South East Queensland’s “best-kept secret”.
Redland City has experienced 12.7% population growth from 2006 to 2013, according to Matusik about 150,000 live in the Redland City area currently amongst which family dominates the population structure and about half (46%) of the population are couples with children.
20% of the population in Redland City is aged 0-14 and about 21% is 60 and over with median age of 39 compares to 37 national wise. Both the median total family income and the median total household income are above the Queensland average. The median rent of Redland City area is 16.7% higher than Queensland average. (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, RP Data and/or their suppliers.)
Redland City has a vast network of road, rail and ferries as well as extensive cycling and walkways. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is just about 30 minutes’ drive away and Redlands is close to its port, to its international and domestic airports, as well as its major highways. The Pacific and Gateway Motorway provide links to Old Cleveland Road, Ricketts Road, Mt Gravatt Capalaba Road, Beenleigh Redland Bay Road and Mt Cotton Road. Besides the main arterial roads, there are also train and bus services linking Brisbane to the Redlands. The Cleveland line runs daily and Queensland Rail also offers freight services. The Gold Coast (including Coolangatta airport) in the south is around 45 minutes in the other direction.
Better Education identifies Redland owns some of the best education in 2014:
• Ormiston College
• Sheldon College
• Moreton Bay College
• Redlands College
• St Luke’s Catholic School
• Moreton Institute of TAFE
The Redlands offers a wide range of activities catering to individuals, couples and families. From picturesque hinterlands to beautiful beaches and island living, the Redlands really have it all. In addition to the natural beauty of the area, a rich cultural and community feel means Redlands have got something for everyone within easy reach.
A scenic gateway to iconic North Stradbroke Island and the secluded Southern Bay Islands, the Redlands is a popular destination for those who have discovered its unique beauty and multitude of options for recreation.
• Redland City’s mainland villages
• North Stradbroke Island
• Southern Moreton Bay Islands
• Coochiemudlo Island
• Peel Island
Redland City indeed is best kept secret for liveability, lifestyle and more importantly to nurture the next generation and build up the community.