Long-time res­i­dent sees the fu­ture po­ten­tial in Nundah

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE INSIGHT - MICHELLE HELE

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.

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