The Petrie Markets held at the Pioneer Village on Dayboro Road on Sundays has become a defining feature of the area. Local residents and visitors are treated to a variety of crafts, entertainment and food stalls at the markets.
Bordered by Lawnton, Kallangur and Kurwongbah, Petrie boasts a wide variety of homes from older style highset chamferboard houses to the newer lowest brick homes. New estates continue to grow as the relatively affordable housing attracts young couples and first homebuyers to the area. The make-up of residents also includes established families and older residents.
Families are well catered for with Petrie State Primary School, Kurwongbah State Primary School, Our Lady of the Way Primary School and Kolbe Catholic College supplemented by numerous primary and secondary schools in surrounding suburbs.
Public transport around Petrie is good with local bus routes running regularly and Petrie train station giving residents the option to commute by rail into the city.
Westfield Shopping Town Strathpine supplements Petrie’s local stores, and hosts a cinema complex and games arcades as entertainment for residents from surrounding suburbs. Westfield also acts as a central point for local and city bus routes in the area.
For residents looking to get away for the weekend, the Sunshine Coast is easily accessible via Anzac Avenue and the Bruce Highway.
With excellent access to local amenities and recreational facilities and parklands, Petrie’s popularity has remained steady and is reflected in good price growth over the last five years.