Long-time resident sees the future potential in Nundah
SAMARA Barlow has been a long-time Nundah resident and reckons with newer units and amenities popping up in the area, she will remain there a long time yet.
Ms Barlow first bought an apartment in the suburb in 2005 and lived there for about three years before leaving the area and heading overseas.
Back in Brisbane and keen to return to Nundah, she bought an apartment in the Circa Nundah Village off the plan in 2011 and moved in last year.
“I could just see the potential of it (Nundah),’’ she said.
“There was a lot of infrastructure, it was close to public transport, there was talk of the AirportLink and that sort of thing.’’
Ms Barlow said many believed the village was going to become a bit of a cafe and shopping destination and she had been keen to be part of that.
She said the Circa complex in particular attracted her to buy where she did.
Since moving in Ms Barlow noticed an increase in the number of people in the suburb.
“The cafes are a lot busier now and there are a lot more people at the train station,’’ she said.
Ms Barlow is so confident of the future of the suburb she will open her own business, Studio Pilates, in Nundah in April.
Demand has been strong for apartments in Nundah in the past quarter. Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures revealed more than 30 unit sales in the past quarter.
The second residential apartment building in the masterplanned Circa Nundah Village is now under construction.
The Property Solutions development, Circa Dos, will be nine-storeys high and house about 102 apartments, plus have ground floor retail space.
Property Solutions development manager James Branch said sales had been strong in the development with 70 of the apartments already sold.
“The tone of the development is providing a destination for Nundah and surrounding areas and the Village is really becoming the James Street of the northside,’’ he said.