SAMFORD At A Glance
With scenic vistas across the valley, pristine waterways and nature walks aplenty, Samford is a charming historic town. With its beloved rustic cafés, local galleries and preserved heritage landmarks, Samford's small-town charisma is hard to forget.
Its sense of country town living, within easy reach of all that Brisbane has to offer.
A hive of activity every month, stock up on fresh produce and locally made goods at the community-centric Samford Valley Markets.
The indigenous name for the Samford area is Kupidabin, which means the place of possums.
With its lush green surrounds and neighbourly feel, Samford is the epitome of small town living with an authentic country atmosphere. As one of the closest semi-rural townships to Brisbanes CBD, the area is bounded by rugged terrain, with picturesque views across Samford Valley.
The greater Samford landscape is dense with native bushland, home to some of Brisbane's best nature walks with flowing creeks, waterfalls and natural swimming holes.
Nestled in the southeast of the neighbourhood is Samford Village which everything you need from an inner-Brisbane suburb. Main Street runs through the centre of town, home to intimate cafés and restaurants, grocery stores and the local pub. In this central area, the historical museum and other iconic heritage landmarks speak to of the district's rich history.
With no shortage of fresh produce, the monthly Samford Valley Markets offer a wide range of locally-grown produce, tasty treats and handmade goods, while the beloved Samford pub, with its beer garden, pavilion restaurant and children's playground is a popular haunt.
Large residential properties surround the heart of the village. You'll find generous hobby farms behind picket fences, horse-riding facilities and manicured green spaces. Samford is the place to go to for a taste of country living.
Samford is loved by families for its generous spaces, large residential properties and safe, community atmosphere. Animal lovers are also drawn to the suburb because of its potential for hobby farms and acreage for horses and livestock.
Older residents and retirees enjoy the area for its slightly remote locality and slower-paced lifestyle, whilst city-siders often make a day trip to Samford for relief from the inner-city bustle.
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Samford proudly celebrates its heritage buildings and surrounds, such as its Rail Trail – a bushwalking track that pays tribute to the old railway line that once ran through the valley.
ACCESS TO NATURE
With bushwalking and riding trails, creeks and waterfalls, and the picturesque Mount Glorious and Cedar Creek on its doorstep, Samford's access to the great outdoors is hard to beat.
The rich history of Samford Village is reflected in heritage buildings that exude a country village charm. The large character houses, brick bungalows and traditional Queenslander style homes prove that Samford properties are generous in size and appeal, with many of the family homes enjoying acreage for hobby farms and fresh produce.