These affluent north-side suburbs are both refined and relaxed offering everything a family could want – excellent state and private schools, well connected train and bus systems, plentiful green spaces, and impressive restaurants and cafes. The wide, leafy, quiet, residential streets of Clayfield and Kalinga are home to some of Brisbane’s most beautiful Queenslanders, exclusive heritage homes and grand mansions. 

Situated only six kilometres from the city, Clayfield and Kalinga are community-minded suburbs that families are drawn to. Easy-living with everything just a short stroll away or reached in no time at all by car, bus, rail or bike. But it’s all the parks and recreational spots that give these suburbs the big tick from families. Kalinga Park has been voted as one of Brisbane’s best parks for families and it holds centre stage for lovers of outdoors.

Clayfield and Kalinga are conveniently located near the CBD, airport, the lifestyle precincts of Portside and Racecourse Road, Ascot and the major shopping centre of Chermside.

Quality Schools

Families in these suburbs have an array of top schools to choose from for their child’s education including:-

  • Eagle Junction State School
  • Aviation High
  • St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School
  • St Rita’s College
  • St Agatha’s Primary School
  • Clayfield College

Homes of Clayfield & Kalinga

Families love the blend of homes on offer in Clayfield and Kalinga – traditional Queenslanders, heritage and character homes and architecturally designed contemporary residences. Sitting on wide tree-lined, quiet residential streets many of the homes are located on generous allotments with beautifully, landscaped gardens. Some low-rise apartment blocks are also a feature of this area but high-rises are not part of the landscape.

Why We Love Clayfield & Kalinga

Clayfield and Kalinga could easily be two of Brisbane’s most family-friendly suburbs. Here is a list of our top reasons why we love them so much:

  1. The stunning homes, quality state and private schools, and family-centric community nature of the suburbs are second to none.
  2. Clayfield and Kalinga are quiet and peaceful suburbs and have large expanses of green space for families including Kalinga Park, Melrose Park and nearby Oriel Park. Brisbane families have voted Kalinga Park as the best park and playground in Brisbane ( It’s a destination playground which will entertain children for hours as well as being a beautiful park with well-established trees and plenty of green open spaces.
  3. You can walk to Clayfield and Albion Villages for local cafes, shops such as Harris Farm Markets and restaurants and it is just a short drive to Racecourse Road and the Portside precinct where there is an array of fine dining, a cinema and more shops. It’s just a short drive to Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses for locals who want to enjoy a day at the track.
  4. The commute time to the city and airport is very quick (around 5 minutes). Locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to transport options with, not one but, two train stations – Eagle Junction and Clayfield. Numerous bus lines also service the area and Clayfield and Kalinga have easy access to all major arterial roads and tunnels including the Inner-City Bypass, the Clem 7 and Legacy Way. The Kedron Brook Bikeway is a popular route for those resident who prefer to commute by bike.

Thinking about buying property in Clayfield or Kalinga? We are a specialist Clayfield and Kalinga Buyer’s Agent and are more than happy to have a chat. Please contact us to see if Clayfield or Kalinga is the right suburb for you.