Suburb Profile: Kearneys Spring
Kearneys Spring is a fabulous suburb that combines all the allure of quiet country living with fantastic amenities and easy accessibility into town.
It’s a popular suburb for good reason – and it could be your new home.
Bisected by delightful West Creek, Kearneys Spring has everything you could ask for in a suburb. It’s green, quiet, friendly and has plenty of amenities to ensure you always have everything you need. Here’s why so many home buyers are looking to move to Kearneys Spring.
A little history
As Toowoomba evolved from a tiny town into one of the most populous inland cities in Australia, Kearneys Spring spent most of its existence as farmland. However, when it slowly began to turn into a modern suburb in the 1970s, the schools, shops and other amenities soon followed. Today, this large suburb is home to thousands of happy home owners and renters – and you could be one of them!
Where does the name come from?
There are two stories about how Kearneys Spring got its name.
The land now known as Kearneys Spring was used by early settlers as a resting place for their bullocks, thanks to the presence of a natural spring and creeks which they could use for water. When Toowoomba suffered a Typhoid outbreak linked to the existing wells, the council went back to this spring, now on land owned by the Kearney family. The land around the spring was purchased from Mr M Kearney, who ran a dairy farm, back in 1881. The town’s water supply was then delivered via hollowed out trees used as wooden pipes. So this beautiful suburb was named after the Kearney family and the natural spring!
The other account says that Kearneys Spring was named after D.J Kearney in the 1970s when it was developed. He was a Toowoomba magistrate, alderman and deputy mayor.
What are the most popular landmarks?
West Creek separates the east and west side of Kearneys Spring, which means there’s plenty of healthy parkland and places to explore no matter what end of the suburb you’re in. West Creek Reserve is hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, with great picnic and barbecue facilities, beautiful birdlife and fun wetlands to navigate. Kearneys Spring Historical Park is also well worth the trip.
Because the suburb takes up a large area, residents are serviced by four good-sized shopping centres that provide almost everything they need without having to travel into the CBD.
Aside from shops and plenty of parkland, Kearneys Spring is mostly made up of residential properties, while the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is right around the corner at the south end of West Street.
Does Kearneys Spring have a good lifestyle?
There’s a reason Kearneys Spring is fast becoming one of the most popular suburbs in Toowoomba. It offers all the serenity of country living with plenty of amenities, amazing parks and affordable family living. Throw in great shopping centres and a large university close by and you’ve got a recipe for suburban success.
According to data from the 2016 Census, more than 8,500 people live in Kearneys Spring.
What schools are nearby?
It’s only a short drive to both Centenary Heights and Harristown for lots of great public school options.
What you will find in Kearneys Spring is a large private school that caters to students from Prep right through to Year 12. Highlands Christian College (formerly Christian Outreach College) sits on the eastern side of the suburb and is home to about 500 students every year.
Locals also have quick access to USQ’s main Toowoomba campus, which is a big drawcard for many home buyers and investors.
What’s the Kearneys Spring property market like?
According to the latest data, the median house price in Kearneys Spring is just $395,000, rising to $450,000 for larger family homes. While they are lower in supply, units have a median price of $281,500. For renters, you can expect to pay an average $370 per week for a house and $295 per week for a unit.
Affordability, combined with its proximity to popular suburbs like Middle Ridge, means Kearneys Spring is one of the most sought-after places to live in Toowoomba. With around 460 visits per property, you’ll want to snap up your dream home as soon as you see it – or someone else will!
Find your dream home in Kearneys Spring
If you’re looking for a slice of the quiet life without having to forgo amenities and friendly neighbours, contact an experienced local agent today to find you the perfect property in Kearneys Spring.