This suburb is attracting buyers because of its strong sporting credentials

first_img16 Flower St, Woolloongabba. Picture: living and dining areas flow out to a large rear deck, which overlooks the garden. A renovated bathroom has a large combined bath and shower.Both of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the front room would operate well as an office.For investors, the property has a good rental history of long-term tenants.It is two blocks from the South City development which, upon completion, will include a full-sized supermarket, cafes and restaurants. 27 Henry St, Woolloongabba. Picture: three-bedroom home is listed through Will Torres, of Place – Coorparoo.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThe house is on 405sq m and has the potential for renovation or redevelopment subject to council approval. It is a short walk from Logan and Ipswich roads. The post-war home has original VJ walls, timber flooring and exterior fretwork. Two of the bedrooms are airconditioned and there is a central bathroom.The kitchen is open plan and next to a dining and living area, from which the front deck can be accessed.Meanwhile, another home close to all of the sporting action is the renovated two-bedroom home at 16 Flower St, Woolloongabba.It is listed, seeking best offers of more than $615,000, through Kellie O’Connor, of O’Connor Realty. Love  your sport? Reckon living within walking distance of one of Brisbane’s major sporting stadiums sounds like a dream come true?If you answer yes to any of these questions, then Woolloongabba is for you. The suburb, about 3km from the Brisbane CBD, is home to the famous Gabba stadium.If you want to live not far from all the AFL or cricket action, the property at 20 Vanda St is listed for buyers of more than $1.18 million.The five-bedroom, triple-gable Queenslander is fully self-contained on both levels, with kitchens, living areas and entertainment spaces.Upstairs is a more traditional Queenslander style, with two bedrooms and a third bedroom in the sleepout. Downstairs is more modern, with three bedrooms, an open-plan living area and a kitchen overlooking the fenced yard. The property has a swimming pool and a wooden garage that has been converted for storage. There is also a Queenslander-style cubby house.Also not a long walk from the stadium is 27 Henry St, Woolloongabba, which is scheduled for auction on May 20.last_img read more

Glendale toasts its 100th

first_imgGLENDALE – Hundreds of people came out Saturday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city’s incorporation, despite rain that moved part of the festivities inside the Glendale Civic Center. Visitors munched on free hotdogs, watched ethnic dance performances, and perused displays outlining the history of the Jewel City and such longtime businesses as Forest Lawn and Bob’s Big Boy restaurant. “It is a wonderful, wonderful city,” said Nicole Vasquez, 25, who was born and raised in Glendale. She came to the celebration with her husband, Ismael Hernandez, 31, and their son, Donovan, 6. “I feel safe here in Glendale and everything is close. The schools are very good; I see a good future for kids here.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Rene Monchanin, 83, who has lived in Glendale since 1954, agreed that the city is friendly and safe but said he missed the clear view of the mountains he had when he first moved here. “I liked the way it was – not so congested,” he said, a little wistfully. “Driving around Glendale is becoming a chore.” Out in the parking lot, Glendale Police Sgt. Lewie Guay was doing his part to make traffic safer. He watched as a woman wearing special goggles intended to simulate alcohol-impaired vision demolished an orange traffic cone while trying to steer a golf cart around an obstacle course. “Hey, lady! You ran over my mailbox,” Guay called out, while a trio of children chortled on the sidelines. Guay said the program is particularly popular for teenagers at prom time and can become a real eye-opener for young drivers, particularly when they learn the goggles simulate a person who’s well below the legal limit for intoxication. Kathy and Richard Krause, 57 and 63, both of Glendale, were among 20 people who took an early morning tour of the Alex Theatre, which was built in 1925 and was restored by the city in the early 1990s. Although she hadn’t been to the theater in recent years, Kathy Krause recalled buying pastries after school at a local bakery and then catching a matinee at the theater with a girlfriend, and, in later years, going with her husband. “Everyone needs a place to go to that stirs the old memories,” she said. Alex Executive Director Barry McComb noted the theater has been at the center of the city’s history from the boom years in the 1920s, when it presented silent films and vaudeville performances, to today, now hosting everything from live shows to private weddings. “It continues to be an important part of the community,” he said. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more