Clayfield Property Market Posts 28% Median House Price Growth

Rain and flooding across many suburbs of Brisbane did not quite dampen the Clayfield property market, which showed a 28 per cent median house price growth in the 12-month period ending Q1 2022, amidst strong demand and renewed interstate and overseas buying activity.

Clayfield House Price Growth

Clayfield’s median house price continues to trend upwards, reflecting a 28 per cent growth for the period of April 2021 to March 2022. According to Property Market Updates, Clayfield’s median house price is now at $1.6 million, up from $1.25 million in the previous 12-month period. 

For this period, 156 properties were successfully closed within an average of 34 days on market. Three-bedroom homes sold the fastest at less than a month average time on market.  

Clayfield House Price Growth
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A mansion on Union Street with over six rooms closed a record-breaking deal for a high price of $8.4 million. The buyer is said to be from overseas but the border’s reopening is bringing cashed-up expats back home who are ready to invest in the property market.

Alongside these affluent buyers, however, are a lot of frustrated buyers who have missed out on opportunities to snag their dream homes in the Clayfield property market, amidst stiff competition.

Clayfield Unit Price Growth

The unit market in Clayfield has also been tracking upwards, with an 8.44 per cent increase observed from April 2021 to March 2022. The median unit price is at a comfortable $424,000. This is still quite affordable for first-home buyers looking to buy into a prestige suburb.

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About 293 units were sold during this period at an average of 39 days on market, per figures from Property Market Updates. The majority of the buyers hunted and closed deals for two-bedroom units in desirable Clayfield streets, which means that the properties will grow in value over time. 

About Clayfield

Clayfield is one of Brisbane’s well-connected suburbs, with access to train stations, the nearby Airport Link and Inner City Bypass. Located just six kilometres northeast of the CBD, Clayfield is one of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs.

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The locale is dominated by heaps of post-war homes, Queenslanders and the more modern brick and tile properties alongside tree-lined streets. Because the suburb has many parks and good private schools, Clayfield is very attractive to young families who want to set their roots in Brisbane for the long term. 

Another wonderful feature of Clayfield is its close proximity to other suburbs like Ascot or Nundah, where lifestyle precincts for dining, shopping, and recreation are quite accessible. 

“I live in Bonney Av, very close to the rail station. The suburb is peaceful and enjoyable. I love its proximity to the City as I study engineering at UTS. I work in South Brisbane, which takes me less than 30 mins to get to work. I find people friendly and welcoming. Love Nundah cafes & the local library.”


“Clayfield is a great suburb to live in and it is very handy to everything. There is a mix of housing and it ranges from several pockets of very expensive houses through to older style quite affordable units. I would highly recommend Clayfield as a great suburb to live in.”


Clayfield Property Market Maintains Strong, Robust Growth

Buyers, investors and savvy sellers are taking advantage of the strength of the Clayfield property market as the median house price shows another robust increase, rising 12.88 per cent to $1.38 million for the period covering October 2020 to September 2021. 


  • From October 2020 to September 2021, Clayfield’s property market rose by 12.88 per cent with the median house price now sitting at $1,380,000.
  • The unit market’s rise has also been unstoppable with a 10.65 per cent increase with a current median unit price of $400,000.
  • Clayfield has been attracting a broad market of first home buyers, established families, single professionals, and investors or flippers, all competing for a slice of the strong and robust market.

House Price Growth

First home buyers, established families, and single professionals, along with investors and flippers, are competing for a slice of the Clayfield property market due to its attractive rates per land size, at least above 600 square metres, as these provide opportunities for the new owners to build their dream house or renovate and turn for a profit.

Thus, with the bustling market activity, Clayfield grew by 12.88 per cent within the said 12-month period with the median house price now at $1,380,000, according to Property Market Updates

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From October 2020 to September 2021, 165 properties were sold within an average of 55 days on market, where most buyers have been quickly snapping houses with three to four bedrooms.

In July 2021, a historical family residence spanning 2,226 square metres sold the highest for $5,800,000. Dubbed as the “Tarranalma,” this house, a Clayfield landmark, went on the market for the first time after 23 years after a quality restoration that kept much of its architectural features intact. 

Unit Price Growth

Clayfield’s unit market was also unstoppable, with an uptick of 10.65 per cent for the same period, with a current median unit price of $400,000. Young families wanting a foothold in a highly desirable location and retirees on the market for low-maintenance homes close to sought-after schools and essential shops were the heavy investors. 

Among the 271 units sold for this period, 167 were two-bedroom apartments. Apartment listings stayed an average of 50 days in the market. 

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About Clayfield

Clayfield belongs to the top 30 most liveable places among 260 suburbs in Brisbane, per a 2019 Domain Liveable Brisbane study. This northern location receives high marks for its public transport accessibility and affordability whilst still close to the CBD. 

With its tree-lined streets and plenty of green spaces, Clayfield offers a peaceful suburban lifestyle where families live in heritage-listed homes or modern residential blocks. This suburb has its own thriving cafe scene despite its proximity to popular dining hubs in New Farm and Teneriffe. 

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“Living in Clayfield…depends which part of Clayfield. But closer to Eagle Junction train station would be ideal if you rely on public transport on a daily basis for work etc. I mean, it’s serviced by quite a few bus routes too but not in some areas, more around Sandgate Road. If you live closer to the Albion side then I’d say it’s good distant from the city and a quick trip back from the valley on night outs.


“I’ve been in Clayfield for six years. Great space in my opinion, have lived up on Sandgate Rd but now down near Eagle Junction. Both are exceptionally convenient for work and travel with good public transport coverage and $15 (or less) Uber to the airport. I’d recommend trying to get a place near to EJ if possible just because it’s an extremely convenient train station (nine minutes to the city, express trains and access to almost every line). In saying that, it really depends on what you’re looking for. Clayfield in my opinion is a standard “upper middle class” suburb.”


Clayfield Property Market Continues to Trend Upwards

With a median house price of $1.318 million, Clayfield continues to be an attractive investment for homeowners and investors seeking a high-end, quiet suburb close to Brisbane’s CBD. 

From July 2020 to June 2021, figures from Property Market Updates show that the median house price in Clayfield is at $1,318,000, up 17.42% from $1,122,500 in the previous period. At the current median, the value of properties in Clayfield sits significantly higher than Queensland’s median house price of $540,000.


  • Clayfield posted a 17.4 percent increase in the suburb’s median house price, now at $1,318,000 for the period July 2020 to June 2021. The suburb’s median unit price for the same period, now at $400,000, is up by 5.26 percent over the previous period.
  • There were 156 houses and 283 units sold for the same time period.
  • Clayfield joins over 30 other suburbs in QLD which posted double-digit increases in various quarters over the past 12 months, bolstering confidence in the suburb’s strong growth in a high-demand market.

Clayfield joins over 30 suburbs across the state which have hit double-digit increases in various quarters over the past 12 months. With 156 houses sold for the 12-month period ending in June 2021, Clayfield remains a high-demand market. According to popular site, Clayfield property listings elicit 1,022 visits per property, compared to the QLD average of 836 visits per property.

Unit Price Growth

For the same 12-month period, Clayfield’s unit property market exhibited a 5.26 percent growth over the previous period, with 283 units sold.  

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With a median unit price of $400,000, units in Clayfield remain popular and affordable among independent and established professionals working less than seven kilometres away in the CBD or at nearby inner-city suburbs like New Farm or Fortitude Valley, as well as retirees who want the convenience of living in a prestige community sans the hefty price tag of a house purchase.

Why Clayfield?

Good Education Options

Families moving to Clayfield have often cited its excellent education options, which include two private girls’ schools and the demand for school within the desirable catchment area has ensured good property appreciation. 

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In May 2021, for example, a 1,215-sqm, five-bedroom California bungalow on 57 Enderley Road sold under the hammer for $5,075,000. That’s $400,000 more than the property’s sale price in 2018. The property sits on a corner lot and is considered highly desirable for families with school-age children, given its proximity to St. Rita’s College and location within the catchment area of Ascot State School.

Other school options include Clayfield College, St Agatha’s Primary School, Eagle Junction State School, and Ascot’s St Margaret Anglican School. 

Accessibility and Liveability

Clayfield is in the top 30 most liveable suburbs of Brisbane, according to the inaugural Domain Liveable Brisbane study in 2019 which ranked 260 Greater Brisbane suburbs across 17 indicators. Several major factors considered by people when choosing a suburb to reside in include access to education, public transport, and employment. 

Aside from getting top marks for education, Clayfield also rated high for its transport and amenities. The suburb has its own train station, as well as an excellent café precinct, giving it added liveability points for proximity to lifestyle amenities.

Aircraft Noise?

Some of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs have grown increasingly affected by aircraft noise as the new runway at Brisbane Airport doubles the airport’s capacity and increases the volume of overhead airplanes travelling along new flight paths. 

Increased traffic from the new runway is seen to make some of Brisbane’s most prestigious areas less desirable, fueling greater interest and price growth in suburbs that are less impacted by the overhead noise.

The affected suburbs include some of Brisbane’s blue-chip suburbs such as Ascot, Hamilton, and New Farm, as well as popular suburbs Hawthorne, Bulimba, East Brisbane, Cannon Hill, and Seven Hills.

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Clayfield, which does not fall directly under a flight path, is expected to remain relatively unaffected although some aircraft flying overhead may still be seen or heard.