Bracken Ridge, Brisbane - Rose Hill
Originally known as Rose Hill, Bracken Ridge is a suburb
located 19 kilometers from the Brisbane Central Business
District. Other suburbs
which surround Bracken Ridge are
Bald Hills, Fitzgibbon, Brighton, Talgum, Sandgate and
Deagon. Its borders are formed by the Caboolture Railway
Line in the west and the Telegraph Road in the south. The 50
kilometer railway line connects the Sunshine Coast to the
North Coast line with its trains running
northern suburbs. It also has a station in Brisbane City.
The southern boarder, on the other hand, is famous for being
one of the oldest roads in the area. The name, Bracken
Ridge, is actually a derivation to the land's usual
description: a hilly terrain.
Bracken Ridge is famous for its laid back atmosphere, with
its highest point featuring a park and a reservoir that
serves as a fantastic place to get a view of the Moreton Bay
to the east and the Central Business District to the south.
Bracken Ridge is also known for having numerous housing
estates in the area, with The Oaks and Enbrook Heights as
the most notable.
Before transforming into a real estate, it
was a very rural area back in the 19th century,
The Brown Family, Ferguson Family and Louis Hope (the first
European in the area) owned parcels of the land, the latter
of which grown sugar cane and other crops way back. Before
it became a chief residential area, dairy was the key
industry. The first group of residential areas was
constructed in 1966, for 1,600 residences.
In 1957, the first school in the area was built. It marks
the succeeding construction and establishment of other
institutions for learning. In the 1970s witnessed the
development of the Norris Road State School, a Catholic
basic education school.
|One of the largest
vocational education and training organizations in
Australia, offering courses in business, environment,
tourism, logistics, information technology, education and
service industries, the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE,
has opened the Bracken Ridge campus in 1982. The campus is
located just 12 kilometers from Brisbane City. Other
schools in Bracken Ridge are St. John Fisher College,
Bracken Ridge State High School and St. Joseph's Catholic
One shouldn’t Bracken Ridge be mistaken to a very boring
town though, there are shopping strips located in Barrett
Street and Gawain Road, as well as
in Telegraph Road and
Norris Road. For those who are looking for a good time, or a
night of drink and relaxation may visit The Rum Jungle pub,
at Barret and Denham Streets. You can also detoxify
and flex those muscles and thighs in the sports center
located in Bracken Ridge Road. You can also chill at Enbrook
Parkland and the Bill Brown Sports Reserve.