Straddling the M1, the eastern extent of Ormeau merges with the suburb of Pimpama, while to the south it meets with Kingsholme and to the north, Yatala. Many of the houses are located on acreage but there are also plenty of housing developments which are really popular with first home buyers.
The suburb has long been known for its large homes in rural settings and pretty countryside. It also has the area’s main retail centre and despite being of modest size, it manages to cater to most of the residents’ needs.
Ormeau (and the surrounding suburbs) are perfect for those who commute to Brisbane for work, however, it’s also only a stone’s throw away from the Gold Coast CBD so residents really get the best of both worlds, with pretty tree lined streets and lots of parkland too.
The name ‘Ormeau’ is a French name meaning ‘young elm’ which originated with a Major AJ Boyd, a sugar planter in the 1860s. A number of the streets are named after the pioneering families who, in the early days, farmed bananas, sugar cane and arrowroot.
Horse riding is one of the main activities here but beside the Shopping Village there’s a cricket oval and sports ground. There are tennis courts in the small park near the start of Ormeau Ridge Road and extensive parkland areas throughout Old Ormeau Town and surrounding Cupani
Ormeau Primary is actually located in Pimpama on Mirambeena Drive but many of the kids from Ormeau and Kingsholme attend school there. It’s a medium sized country school with a good reputation and strong community involvement. Livingstone College is a new high school that is located at the end of Reedmans Road.
The Ormeau Centre is the key shopping facility for the area containing post office, doctor, bet, bakery, cafe, IGA, chemist, real estate agent and newsagent. Thus, the essentials are covered. BI-LO is additionally located at the Norfolk Village Shopping Centre
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