Suburb spotlight on Redwood Park
Although it’s been quite a few years since vendor Simone Obst, 58, has lived in Redwood Park’s Stirling Walk, she still gets a friendly greeting from many of the neighbours.
This is how she remembers the street when she was growing up and says the friendly feel has remained. Her family home was built by her parents Erika and Klaus Barz in 1960 and her mum lived in the house until late last year.
Her parents migrated to Australia from Germany and were so taken with the area that they purchased the land to build their home. At the time there weren’t many homes on the street.
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“They loved the area,’’ Mrs Obst says.
“I remember there were quite a few children my age in the street and we would go to each other’s house to play or we would go to the park or go to the corner shop to get lollies.’’
The home is on the market because Mrs Obst’s mum passed away several months ago.
It is on a corner block in a no-through-road, nestled among native trees. It is also just across the road from Sherwood Reserve. “Mum and I would walk the dog often and we would talk to other people walking their dogs,’’ Mrs Obst says.
When Mrs Obst was growing up there weren’t so many schools, but now there are many to choose from, including Ridgehaven Primary, Redwood Park Primary and Banksia Park High – all of which are just a short walk away.
Other nearby schools include Pedare Christian College, Gleeson College, and Golden Grove Primary.
Sales agent Sam Doman, of Ray White Tea Tree Gully says the street is a nice quiet place to buy in, and has access to Sherwood Reserve.
Mr Doman says he grew up in Redwood Park and remembers going around the streets delivering the Messenger newspaper as a teenager.
“I also owned my home in Redwood Park and started my family here,’’ he says.
“I love Redwood Park and it always feels like home to me.’’
LOCATION Redwood Park is a suburb in the north-eastern suburbs, near Modbury Heights, Banksia Park, Ridgehaven, Surrey Downs and Wynn Vale.
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE: $400,000.
AVERAGE HOLD PERIOD: 11.9 years.
MEDIAN ASKING RENT: $380 per week for houses,.
SCHOOLS There are a range of state and independent schools including Ridgehaven Primary School, Golden Grove Primary School, Redwood Park Primary School and Saint David’s Parish School. Banksia Park International High School is less than 3kms away, Pedare Christian College and Gleeson College are around 4 kms away.
TYPICAL FEATURESAn abundance of trees are dotted around the suburb giving a feeling of being in the greatoutdoors.
LOCATION ATTRACTIONSThe suburb is family friendly with reserves and playgrounds not too far. The Ashley Avenue dog park is located in the nearby suburb of Ridgehaven that also has a creek and walking trail. There are also three recreation centres and four community centres in the Tea Tree Gully council area.