Con­ve­nient and af­ford­able spot

The Weekend Post - Real Estate - - In My Suburb -

ABOUT 10km south of the city cen­tre is the large res­i­den­tial sub­urb of White Rock.

It was named af­ter White Rock Peak (574m) in the Fresh­wa­ter State For­est, which is 2.5km west of the Bruce High­way.

As of the 2006 cen­sus, White Rock had a pop­u­la­tion of 3873.

The sub­urb has a pub­lic hous­ing area and a low-ly­ing open space area which used to be a refuse tip.

White Rock is about a 15-minute drive from the CBD.

Sharon Vyner, of­fice man­ager/ sales con­sul­tant, Ray White Cairns South says White Rock is in a good lo­ca­tion, in be­tween Woree and Ed­mon­ton.

“It’s handy to ev­ery­thing,” she says. “It’s close to shop­ping, es­pe­cially the shop­ping cen­tre with Kmart at Mt Sheri­dan.”

There are plenty of med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties, parks and walk­ing paths in nearby lo­ca­tions as well.

Af­ford­able prop­erty prices make this sub­urb a good choice for the first-home buyer, she adds.

The pop­u­la­tion is largely made up of fam­i­lies and there is a mix of cul­tures and hous­ing in the sub­urb. There are high lev­els of rental prop­er­ties and rel­a­tively

It’s handy to ev­ery­thing. It’s close to shop­ping, es­pe­cially the new shop­ping cen­tre with Kmart at Mt Sheri­dan.

low rates of home own­er­ship.

White Rock Leisure Park is in the sub­urb and fea­tures a se­lec­tion of cab­ins, bud­get units, pow­ered car­a­van sites and shady camp­sites.

There is also a plant nurs­ery and raw ma­te­ri­als sup­plier.

There is a pub­lic swim­ming pool at the White Rock cam­pus of Trin­ity Angli­can School and it is open af­ter hours.

White Rock has a con­ve­nience store and there are gen­eral shops in Woree and Bent­ley Park. Nearby Mt Sheri­dan Plaza has now ex­panded into a ma­jor shop­ping cen­tre. Stock­land Cairns, at Ear­lville, is less than 10 min­utes’ drive north and has large gro­cery out­lets, spe­cialty stores and a cinema com­plex.

White Rock is ser­viced by Sun­bus and lo­cal taxis.

SHOP­PING

White Rock has a con­ve­nience store, but there is a large re­fur­bished shop­ping cen­tre in Mt Sheri­dan. There is a Pic­cones Supa IGA and Coles in Ed­mon­ton and Stock­land Cairns Shop­ping Cen­tre in Ear­lville.

CHILD CARE

There is a kinder­garten and child-care cen­tre in White Rock. Trin­ity Angli­can School has its main cam­pus here and there are other op­tions nearby.

This large sub­urb to the south of the city has a pop­u­la­tion made up pri­mar­ily of fam­i­lies with young chil­dren and teenagers. There is a mix of dif­fer­ent cul­tures in the sub­urb.

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