The Gap: Brisbane’s lushest suburb

Alice Hagen

We are pleased to share what living in The Gap is all about

  • Want to live in one of the greenest suburbs in Brisbane?
  • Looking for a home surrounded by remarkable beauty?  
  • In an area that makes for the perfect family life?

Then you have to know about The Gap.


Named for its status as a valley, The Gap is surrounded by several large reserves for residents to enjoy.

This family orientated suburb offers a peaceful daily life whilst providing good access to the hustle and bustle of the city when desired.

Access to great education and an outdoor lifestyle see that the families that live here tend to stay for generations.

The Gap is a fairly large suburb that manages to maintain a village feel, where community is at the heart.

Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring the great outdoors, with expanses of stunning greenery all around.   

Let us take a closer look at The Gap.

A green oasis

Thanks to its position between Mount Coot-tha, Mount Glorious, Mount Nebo and Taylor’s Range, The Gap forms part of a lush mass bushland.

The residences range quite distinctly, from brick veneer and weatherboard homes dated between 50 to 100 years old, to more modern townhouse developments; some of which belong inside gated communities. The Gap is also home to some of Brisbane’s finest properties, mostly located on the hill sides.

With an abundance of low-density housing and plenty of privacy, it is not hard to see why this exclusive suburb is a popular place to set down roots. 

Premium market

A 3-bedroom house in the Gap home would fetch a median price of $720,000 in sale. To rent, you’d be looking at $550 a week.

The more exclusive homes in the suburb can demand prices into the millions.

Easy commute

Whilst still being close enough to enjoy what Brisbane city has to offer, The Gap is far away enough to be considered a rural retreat.

Travelling by car will get you around most conveniently but there are also regular and reliable bus services that operate in the area, leading into the CBD and further afield. You’ll even find a Park ‘n’ Ride at the foot of Mt Nebo.

The train from Ferny Grove is also an option for commuters, though you will have to drive to the station to use it.

Schooling options

  • Hilder Road State School is a co-educational state primary school with a current enrolment of under 500 students. Here they focus on developing independent, flexible and self-regulating learners and have been formally recognised for their efforts, with several regional and state awards.

  • The Gap State School offers educational programs from Prep to Year 6. They provide opportunities for children’s social, emotional, physical and cultural growth by creating positive and dynamic learning environments.

  • St Peter Chanel Catholic School is progressive parish primary school whose mission is to develop students as life-long learners through a balanced curriculum enriched by Gospel values, whilst empowering them to make a positive contribution to the community.

  • The Gap State High School has developed its own award-winning leadership and personal development program – GOALS (Gap Outdoor, Adventure and Leadership Studies), a holistic program aimed at preparing and developing strong, confident individuals. Their slogan is “Educating the whole person in a supportive, local community”.

So much to do

  • Outdoor fun

For green space, you will be truly spoilt for choice living in the Gap. There are some lovely experiences to be had here.

From your doorstep you can quickly delve into the wonders of D’Aguilar National Park. At the entrance you will find Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre which is an ideal spot for anyone wanting a close view of native wildlife. Here you will also fine Enoggera Dam, a bush water playground that provides a refreshing retreat for families, swimmers and kayakers alike.

For walkers, there are two tracks to choose from here, both departing from the information centre. Corymbia Circuit winds through a forest gully, a steep but rewarding 1.5km return trip. Araucaria Track meanders around the shores of Enoggera Reservoir and loops back on itself around one of the reservoir’s peninsulas; providing some fantastic bird watching opportunities.

Living in The Gap means you’re in touching distance to Mount Coot-tha, so whether it is a day out at the Botanic Gardens or a bike ride along mountain paths you fancy, you will find many ways to spend your time.

  • Shopping & Entertainment

The Gap Village has its own small, but more than adequate, suburban style shopping village with a Coles and Aldi, amongst a variety of outlets.

Blind Tiger belongs here; a vintage-themed venue with an impressive range of gin, whiskey, craft beers, artisan wines, cocktails and food. Bean & Gone Espresso Bar is a standout in the area. This is the local go-to for top coffee and sweet and savoury eat-ins and takeaways.  

For exploration slightly further-afield, you can take a drive over Mt Nebo & Mt Glorious, being sure to stop at the utterly delectable Old Fernvale Bakery. This place is well-loved by locals and visitors too, with lots of delicious goods on offer, from chocolate eclairs to loaves of bread – freshly made every day. 

To access a more expansive selection of shops, Brookside, Chermside and Indooroopilly will take you around 20 minutes to reach. Or, if it is some varied entertainment you are after, Ashgrove, Paddington & Bardon are all around 10 minutes away where there are many lovely restaurants, boutiques and bars and a cinema.

We love The Gap

We have an intimate knowledge of this gorgeous suburb and are happy to show you around.

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