is a suburb
on the south side of the city of Brisbane
. A relatively large suburb, it adjoins Stretton
, Sunnybank Hills
, Acacia Ridge
. It is 18 kilometres from Brisbane's central business district.
Overview of Calamvale
Calamvale is close to the Karawatha nature reserve
. The suburb has a medium-high average income per household. The schools
in Calamvale include Calamvale Community College
(which combines a primary and a secondary school), Stretton State College
(Prep year to Year 10), and Calamvale Special School.
The size of Calamvale is approximately 7 km². It has nine parks covering nearly 1% of the total area. There are three childcare centres located in Calamvale. The population of Calamvale in 1996 was 6053; by 2001 it had risen to 9011, and by 2004 the population was 9836. The predominant age group in Calamvale is 20–29 years.
Households in Calamvale are primarily couples with children who are likely to be repaying between $1000 and $1200 per month on mortgage
repayments. In general, people in Calamvale work in professional occupations. In 1996, 71% of the homes in Calamvale were owner-occupied, compared with 67% in 2001. The median house price for the calendar year 2005 was $359,750.
Calamvale was named after James Calam, an early settler and prominent landowner in the area. The Calam family built their homestead on a hill at the top of Calam Road near Beaudesert Road. The area was known... Read More