WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
If you have never visited the welcoming suburb of Cleveland, you are certainly missing out on one of Brisbane’s hidden suburban gems.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Cleveland, and as far as suburban living goes Cleveland offers a beautiful balance of quality shopping centers, delicious restaurants, good schools and plenty of public transport.
BENEFITS OF LIVING IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
Cleveland is a fantastic Brisbane suburb for young families looking for a place to settle down; with an abundance of family-friendly activities including many parks, the local Cleveland Pool, and the Redlands Hospital within close reach, it really offers everything a young family would need.
This suburb also happens to be a very popular destination for those looking to retire; with many well-respected retirement villages including Aveo Cleveland, Renaissance, and many others.
THE BEST STREETS IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
The best streets in Cleveland, Brisbane, completely depend on which reason you are choosing to move to the suburb.
If you’d like to live a luxurious lifestyle, and be within reach of a direct route to Brisbane’s CBD, you may choose to live in Raby Bay.
However, if you are looking to raise a young family you may want to choose a home located in the streets around Cleveland’s kindergarten, primary and secondary schools.
THE BEST SCHOOLS IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
Cleveland is a fantastic suburb to raise a family, as previously mentioned, one main reason being that the Cleveland schools offer a lot of support for students with many programs created to build a sense of community and offer specialized education for certain interests.
The Cleveland Primary School caters for students from Prep to Year 6, and during their schooling students are able to participate in sporting programs, drama, music, and other specialized education. Cleveland Primary School also has a well-respected Swimming team, known locally as ‘The Cleveland Penguins’.
Two additional benefits for parents sending their children to the Cleveland Primary school are the on-site dental office for easy dentist appointments, as well as on-site before and after school care.
If however your children are high-school aged, they will be attending Cleveland District State High School. This is a very well respected school with plenty of award-winning and high-achieving students.
The main specialized programs on offer at this school are the sports program, foreign language program, and leadership programs. There is also a lot of support for students as they prepare to transition into the workforce, with Year 10 students being given the option to participate in certificate programs within the school year so that they may graduate with qualifications.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
Cleveland is the end of the line for a direct train service that goes directly to Brisbane’s CBD and through to Shorncliffe station. This is ideal for those looking to work in the city, or in neighboring suburbs.
Apart from the central train line, there are also plenty of bus services around Cleveland, making it very easy for students and adults to travel around the suburb and beyond.
On top of this, there is also a ferry service on the edge of Cleveland that allows for transport to Stradbroke Island, a beautiful island that is known for it’s beaches and delicious gelato shop. A wonderful holiday destination, this is another benefit to living in or travelling to Cleveland, Brisbane.
SHOPPING IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
From clothing to groceries, Cleveland has a fantastic range of shopping available all around the suburb.
One of the most popular shopping destinations that has to be mentioned is Stocklands Cleveland. Located just a short walk from the Cleveland Primary School, this shopping center offers a variety of stores including a Woolworths Grocery Store, a Golden Casket, a few delicious cafes, a Liquourland, and a Terry White Chemists, among other stores.
Bloomfield Street in Cleveland offers a variety of shops that stretch along the street. For your Fashion needs, boutiques to visit include Louky Boutique, Neon Laundry, Jolie, and Get Gorgeous.
On Sundays Bloomfield Street closes off for the weekly Cleveland Village Farmer’s markets, which is a great place to find farm-fresh produce, handmade gift ideas, and bakery-fresh bread and desserts.
DISTANCE FROM CLEVELAND TO BRISBANE CBD
If you plan on driving from Cleveland to Brisbane’s CBD, you will need to know that it is a total of 28km distance.
The easiest route is to take Shore Street all the way from Cleveland through to the CBD – you will drive through Capalaba, Carindale, and Woolloongabba, however it is an easy drive if you give yourself enough time.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
For the youth that grow up in Cleveland, many of the most popular jobs are in the hospitality industry. There are many small cafés, as well as restaurants, fast food restaurants, and grocery stores.
For those having trouble finding employment, there are a few employment services in Cleveland including Employment Services Queensland on Queen Street, and Mylestone Employment (for disabilities) on Bloomfield Street.
Cleveland as a suburb is a fantastic place for those looking to be employed by small business, however many residents of Cleveland have work outside of the suburb that they travel to.
WHAT THERE IS TO DO IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
Cleveland is a beautiful, quiet, and welcoming community that offers plenty of fun things to do on the weekends and during the week.
If you are looking for a relaxing time, Stephanie’s Vintage Day Spa on Middle Street in Cleveland offers an abundance of services including highly reviewed massages. The spa itself is beautifully decorated and is a perfect destination for a one-off relaxation appointment, or for regular treatments.
If you are a foodie, Cleveland is a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal! Raby Bay Harbour is very popular for restaurants including Hogs Breath Café, The Funky Mexican Cantina, Icon Bar, and many others. There are also delicious restaurants dotted around the suburb – many which deliver locally. One of the most well respected restaurants is Maharaja, an Indian restaurant with arguably some of the best butter chicken dishes in Brisbane.
The Cleveland Lighthouse is a beautiful place to visit on the weekend to enjoy the scenery. From the lookout you are most likely to see a few friendly Pelicans swimming about.
There is a recently renovated park with a playground perfect for young kids, as well as a gelato shop, fish and chips, a café, and a fine dining restaurant.
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICES IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE
If you are considering moving to Cleveland, the median house prices (according to Real Estate.com.au) are $460 per week to rent, and $560,000 to buy.
To rent a unit by comparison is around $300 per week, or $395,000 to buy.
Overall, Cleveland is a wonderful bayside community, offering an escape from the busy city and a perfect place to raise a young family.