Chermside – The Mini CBD of Brisbane

Retirement comes and you feel the urge to relocate. While there are a lot of benefits of living right in the centre of a bustling town, you might still want some peace and quiet. Chermside delivers the best of both worlds, earning the title ‘Mini CBD of Brisbane’.

One Stop Shopping


Whether you are moving to Chermside, or just visiting for a few days, a trip to Westfield Chermside is an absolute must. With a three-storey Myer, major grocery supermarkets, clothing, discount department, and other variety stores, it is the largest Westfield, and the second-largest shopping centre in Australia. You can easily spend a whole day there, with cafes serving mouthwatering breakfasts, a myriad of clothing options, a 16-screen cinema to catch the latest flicks, and all topped off with an elegant restaurant dinner.

Public Transport

There are many benefits to living in a bustling city, and a main one is the available transport options. Being situated close to Brisbane, a large range of bus and train services operate in the area. Chermside is also a key destination point on the Northern Busway, a dedicated bus-only road with 13 stops, running from King George Square to Kedron Brook.

Endless Entertainment

Chermside residents truly get the best of two worlds. They get to enjoy the privacy that comes with suburban living while being close enough to all of the entertainment amenities they could ask for. You could be among the happy locals, able to take a short ten-minute drive to Boondall, visiting the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. This multi-purpose arena plays host to famous artists from all over the world, including musicals, bands, and sporting events.

In the opposite direction, you will find South Bank and its many great restaurants, cafes, and bars. Have a day or night out, stopping by the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) or the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).

Stay Active

You’ve worked hard your whole life and now is the time to sit back and enjoy yourself. But staying active will help you stay healthy. Chermside Aquatic Centre and Waterpark have space for the grandkids to run around and play when they visit, as well as a large 25-metre heated outdoor pool where you can get in a few laps.

Residential Living

Apartments for sale in Chermside over-50s communities feature large internal and external areas, multiple bedrooms, reserved car parks, great views, security, air conditioning, communal entertainment, and exercise areas, and even state of the art appliances.

Local and national retirees are looking to downsize – or upsize – and lifestyle communities are providing for them like never before. This influx of residents share many of the same stories – local, empty nester, strong connection to the community – and are looking to continue to receive the many benefits of living in Chermside. Overall, residents were looking for a relaxing, convenient environment, where they could enjoy the local amenities in peaceful surrounds.

Australian Over 50s Living & Lifestyle Guide

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