Imagine living surrounded by three mountains, native bushland and national parks. And yet still being able to be in the heart of the city in under 30 minutes? Residents of The Gap don’t have to imagine, they live the dream.

Located just 10 kilometres north-west of Brisbane’s CBD, The Gap has always been popular with professionals and families for its proximity to the city and well-regarded schools. The Gap is now a focus for buyers looking for a more affordable, cleaner and greener place to live.

The Gap is a hidden treasure, with its own remarkable homes and close proximity to Ashgrove. It’s easy to lose yourself in the whimsical bush walks or array of wildlife that call The Gap home. This suburban gem is one of Queensland’s most desired places to live!

Do you want to know if The Gap is the right suburb for you?

The Gap Homes

The Gap is home to some exceptional properties as well as many affordable options. It remains largely a suburb of low-density housing on large-sized blocks with many post-war wooden and brick homes. Elevated positions in The Gap are sought-after for mountain views.

Those residents wanting a more tranquil life seek out larger blocks further out from The Gap town centre. Houses in the Gap tend to utilise the natural light and families love being nestled within the embrace of nature. Townhouses are popping up in certain pockets, but they are still relatively rare. But you can still find areas that embrace a rural lifestyle.

The Gap is renowned for peaceful and family-friendly cul-de-sacs with leafy outlooks and parks aplenty. For those wanting to build their own home, purchasing land is also an option in The Gap.

Why We Love The Gap

As our Gap suburb profile reveals, The Gap is one of Brisbane’s most livable suburbs.

Here’s why we love it so much:

1. Educational Facilities

There are many great schools in and near The Gap. They include:


      • Hilder Road State School

      • Payne Road State School

      • The Gap State High School

      • St Peter Chanel Primary School •Marist Brothers Ashgrove

      • Mt St Michaels Ashgrove

    2. National Parks and Mountain Views

    When you live in The Gap, the rainforest of D’Aguilar National Park (previously known as Brisbane Forest) is your backyard. Native birds, animals and peace and serenity are all around you. Oh, and did we mention the views? If mountain views are your thing, then you’re spoiled for choice with Mt Coot-tha, Mt Glorious and Mt Nebo nearby.

    3. Active Lifestyle

    Are you into outdoor sports such as mountain biking, trail running or horse riding? Or a nature enthusiast who loves hiking? Then The Gap is the place to be. All the best trails are located here at Mt Coot-tha and D’Aguilar National Park.

    4. A Leafy Oasis

    If relaxing is more your thing, you have your pick of the most scenic bushlands. Locals enjoy some of the best picnic and BBQ spots in Brisbane. Gap residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying a nature enriched lifestyle.

    5. Water Sports

    If water sports are more up your alley, The Gap also has its own exclusive swimming spot. The Enoggera Dam, where locals can swim, kayak, canoe and stand-up paddle board.

    6. The Community

    You get a real sense of community in The Gap. Local residents pull together, there are loads of community events and many sports and clubs to join. There’s something for everyone. Take your pick from one of these:


        • The Gap Football Club

        • Little Athletics The Gap

        • The Gap Health & Racquet Club

        • The Gap Netball Club

        • Wattle Creek Horse Riding School

      Contact Us

      Thinking about buying property in this green oasis? As a specialist Gap buyer’s agent and Brisbane buyer’s agent, we can answer any questions you have about The Gap’s suburb profile.

      Please contact us to see if The Gap is the right suburb for you.