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Scarborough (Post Code: 4020)

Scarborough is situated on the northern most tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula.  It is characterised by its beach front position and canal districts with an emphasis on a seaside atmosphere.

A fishing, boating and recreational water destination, Scarborough boasts its own boat club and private mooring areas.  It allows easy access to Moreton Island by personal boat; the Tangalooma ship wreck being one of the main attractions pursued.

The foreshore has undergone significant redevelopment and the addition of the canal estate; Newport Waterways; has added to the prestige of the area. 

Being part of the greater Redcliffe Peninsula gives Scarborough residents access to a wide variety of further recreational facilities within easy driving distance.  Some of these include the Redcliffe Jetty; the Harness Racing Club; Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League Club; Redcliffe Golf Course and a myriad of waterfront markets, shops, cafes, pubs and clubs.

There are multiple schools, both state and private located within Scarborough and the Redcliffe Peninsula.  Southern Cross Catholic College is the most prominent being located within the Scarborough region.  The peninsula is also home to the Brisbane Institute of TAFE.

There is a thriving local business trade made up of a mix of commercial, tourism, light industrial and retail.  Scarborough is easily accessible from Brisbane CBD via the Gateway Motorway and the Houghton Highway.  Currently there are no rail lines into the Redcliffe Peninsula however development has started on plans to form a rail link from Petrie through to the Kippa-Ring area.

The suburb has developed considerably in the last 20 years and is a highly sought after area for those wanting a sea-change.  The population is made up of young and established families with retirees making up a percentage.


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