Albion is 4 km north of the Brisbane CBD. The streets are generally wide and tree lined, with the homes mainly of timber construction.
The suburb Albion two distinct sections, with the railway line acting as a dividing line.
The South Eastern section is the commercial and light industrial precinct, especially around the Albion Park Paceway. The North Western section is predominantly residential.
The Albion overpass is the only road that crosses the railway line in Albion and can provide access to both sections of this suburb.
Sandgate Road is where you will find the major shops and a few cafes. There are no schools in Albion but there are two Catholic schools nearby; St. Margaret’s Anglican School in Ascot and Holy Cross Catholic School in Wooloowin.
Access to the city is relatively easy as the Albion train station is at the North West end of Albion and this suburb is also well serviced by buses.
The recreational spaces and playing fields are in the South East corner, in the locality known as Breakfast Creek. Facilities include an oval, cricket field, park and the paceway.
You will also find the famous Breakfast Creek Hotel here, a popular spot for residents from all over the district.
Why you should buy here
- Close to the city
- Albion is adjacent numerous prime suburbs such as Ascot, Hamilton and Newstead and Clayfield.
- There is much renovation activity happening in Albion, especially on the timber homes.
- This gives potential renovators tried and tested ideas on how they can upgrade and update their own properties so as to add value.
Areas to focus on
The North West section, which is predominantly residential, is the area to concentrate on. Focus on the timber homes that need cosmetic updating and upgrading in the streets where renovation has already occurred.
Areas to avoid
Buying next to the commercial and light industrial premises in the area is best avoided. Also steer clear of buying directly opposite the railway line. The tracks running through Albion are elevated in places and they do not provide a picturesque outlook for the homes that are in view of the railway line.
Happy House Hunting!
Written by Peter Koulizos, university lecturer, author and buyers advocate.