Hudson Rothwell, 7, and Maddison Bruggemann, 10, get splashed by their older brother Jordan Bruggemann, 12, while cooling off at The Rocks in Redlynch. PICTURE: STEWART McLEANONE of Cairns’ most affluent and family-friendly locations lies in a spectacular valley of rainforest-covered mountains equidistant between the city’s beaches and central business district.Earlier this year, Redlynch recorded a higher rate of households with children than anywhere else in the region.A CoreLogic study found 60.4 per cent of Redlynch households were classed as “family households with children” — a statistic reflected in the suburb’s steady real estate market growth over the past decade. The most recent CoreLogic market analysis shows Redlynch had a median house price of $480,000 as of October 2017 — a five-year growth of 17.6 per cent.The CoreLogic study found that about 71 per cent of households across the nation could be classified as “family households”, of which 60 per cent had “children residing within the dwelling”.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoClose to St Andrew’s Catholic College, Redlynch State College, Peace Lutheran College, Freshwater State School, Freshwater Christian College and Caravonica State School, education is the number one drawcard bringing families in.The leafy outdoor environment, close to waterhole Crystal Cascades and mountainous hikes and Redlynch pretty much offers an outdoor playground for everyone in the family. Redlynch has also come in second behind Kanimbla in a March Australian Bureau of Statistics study ranking socio-economic index.The Coffee Can Cafe owner Sharon Murphy has lived in Redlynch for four years and chose to set up her new bricks and mortar coffee shop in the suburb’s Michaelangelo Dr.“We were quite lucky in getting into Redlynch. We chose the suburb after we moved to Cairns and it has turned out to be a great place,” she said.“It is really friendly. We have a foodie event and one lady comes down from the Tablelands and even she remarks that everyone here is so friendly. They take the time to say hello. It’s safe, there is not a lot of crime, people know what is going on.”Recently, Cairns Regional Council gave the green light to a community garden at Gamburra Drive Park after a year of work from the Redlynch Valley Community Group. The 1500sq m garden will be divided into sections with a tool shed and mulch storage area, pergola shade, common garden plots, fruit trees and a children’s garden.
The home has a unique, glass wine cellar.Graya Construction also renovated the property next door at 29 Rockbourne Tce, which sold in October for $2.99 million.Mr Wakely said the appetite for high end, residential property in Brisbane was stronger than ever. This house at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, has sold for $3m.It was the first time Mr Wakely had taken a buyer through the property — and the first time he had seen inside it himself as it had previously been listed with another agent.The brand new home was built on an elevated corner block only 5km from Brisbane’s CBD. One of the bathrooms in the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce. Inside the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoNamed ‘Woodrock’, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom property has multiple living spaces separated by a landscaped terrace.The Graya brothers, Rob and Andrew Gray, commissioned award-winning Brisbane-based architect Tim Stewart to design the house. MORE: A window to make a splash The kitchen at the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington.Features include a striking swimming pool with glass feature window, outdoor dining area with double-height ceiling, built-in barbecue, glass wine cellar, polished concrete floors and marble benchtops.“It’s one of the best houses in Brisbane and they’re lucky people to get to live in it,” Mr Wakely said. “It’s definitely a head turner.” Solani and Liam Jooste with Rob Gray of Graya Construction in the swimming pool at 33 Rockbourne Tce, which has sold for $3m. Picture: Jamie Hanson.ONE of the most talked about homes in Brisbane — with arguably the best swimming pool in the city — has sold for $3 million to a family who opened the cheque book after just one inspection.The luxury Paddington property at 33 Rockbourne Tce has been turning heads since it was built by the dynamic brother duo, Graya Constructions, last year. RELATED: Meet the home turning heads Rob and Andrew Gray during the construction of the house at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.“I’m getting calls every day since 2019 started from expats and buyers from Sydney, Melbourne, Noosa,” he said.“There are a lot of people moving to Brisbane because we haven’t seen the growth Sydney and Melbourne have, so people are looking to Brisbane as the next hot spot to see growth.”Paddington is a high demand suburb with a median house price of $1.15 million, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. ‘Woodrock’ at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, was architecturally designed by Tim Stewart.Selling agent Ben Wakely of Urban Property Agents recently acquired the listing and managed to sell it to a young family relocating from the Gold Coast who had originally inquired by another property on Mr Wakely’s books, which was no longer available.“I told them about Rockbourne, which I’d just signed up, took them through and within 20 minutes, they knew it was the house for them,” Mr Wakely said.