Inner East and Inner South

Inner East

Cannon Hill, Morningside, Murarrie, Norman Park and Seven Hills

This cluster of suburbs fall within a six km radius of the CBD. They are either alongside the Brisbane River or bushland reserve and are neighbours to some of Brisbane’s top 10 suburbs. Combine this with having great transport services, excellent schools and shopping facilities and it is easy to see why these areas have attracted great interest, particularly among home-renovators.

Balmoral, Bulimba and Hawthorne

The southern riverside suburbs of Bulimba and Hawthorne are characterised by sprawling parkland and the Brisbane River. Improved infrastructure and the spin-off benefits of urban-renewal projects have taken the once industry-focused suburbs and put them squarely into the ranks of Brisbane’s most sought-after top 10.

Inner South

Highgate Hill, South Bank, South Brisbane and West End

Nowhere else in Brisbane epitomises the radical urban renewal projects quite like South Bank. Since hosting the World Expo, this area has become the very heart and soul of Brisbane’s entertainment and cultural precinct, a magnet for visitors and residents alike with its beautifully landscaped and themed areas.

Coorparoo, East Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Woollongabba

Coorparoo benefits from an inner city location, an excellent reputation and a fast-expanding growth rate. Due to high demand for unit accommodation and prestige housing close to the city, property prices have soared of late and are likely to remain strong in the long-term.

Camp Hill, Carina and Carina Heights

Camp Hill, Carina and Carina Heights have matured from being working-class suburbs on the outskirts of Brisbane to popular inner-city suburbs. They are close to trendy Norman Park, the beautiful Whites Hill Reserve and one of Brisbane’s finest (and rarest) eucalypt forests at the Pine Mountain Reserve.

Annerley, Greenslopes and Tarragindi

Annerley is filled with character, and interest in the suburb has surged over the past few years. Streets are leafy and dwelling styles include many delightful old cottages that are perfect for investors who wish to undertake renovation. Homes on steep blocks often have city views and creeks or rainforest gullies in their
back yards.

Dutton Park, Fairfield and Yeronga

The Brisbane River gently meanders alongside these green, established suburbs. The road access and public transport is fantastic, yet so many pockets feel like they are tucked away. A large percentage of Dutton Park, Fairfield and Yeronga is dedicated to sports fields and recreational reserves along the river’s edge. This creates a wonderfully spacious feel and offers great facilities to residents.

Inner North

Inner North

Ascot, Clayfield and Hamilton

Ascot, Clayfield and Hamilton enjoy an enviable reputation of being some of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs. The suburbs are well-established leafy areas and are the residences of long-term Brisbane families and blue ribbon real estate.

Herston and Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove and Herston are two of Brisbane’s most historic suburbs. Filled with Heritage-listed buildings, educational institutions, recreational reserves and gorgeous old Queenslanders, they are exceptionally well located and have more than their fair share of landmarks. They are well-established inner suburbs with pleasant bay breezes and city views from
elevated locations.

Ashgrove and Red Hill

Ashgrove has a reputation as a well-heeled, established, inner city suburb. Renowned for its Queenslander heritage estates, it lies within the trendy north-west belt. The suburb’s close proximity to the CBD, reputable schools and upmarket neighbouring suburbs, continue to make it much sought-after and an extremely desirable address.

Alderly, Grange, Newmarket, Wilston and Windsor

This area has both prestige and convenience. Bordered by Kedron Brook to the north and Breakfast Creek to the south, these well-established suburbs are within a golden 4-5km radius of the Brisbane CBD. They retain a lovely village feel, boast great facilities and have excellent infrastructure, making commuting a breeze. Add all these attributes up and you have a recipe for highly sought-after suburbs.

Enoggera

Enoggera has been a nicely kept secret, with only the locals appreciating the benefits of good family homes on large blocks of land. Now, word has got out and the undervalued properties that lie just 6km from the CBD are being snapped up by savvy investors and owner-occupiers.

Southern Suburbs

Southern Suburbs

Moorooka, Nathan and Salisbury

Humble workers’ cottages dominate Moorooka and give it character – they also give it great potential. There are a wide range of housing styles; from exquisitely renovated gabled Queenslanders to modern townhouses and older-style brick-and-tile homes. Although the suburb has had considerable renewed interest over the past few years, houses have remained affordable for first-home buyers.

Macgregor, East Mt Gravatt, Mt Gravatt and Upper Mt Gravatt

Lying just to the south-east of Brisbane, this cluster of established suburbs are all within close proximity of the CBD. This is part of the allure that attracts residents from all walks of life and gives the area such a wonderful cosmopolitan feel. The suburbs have an eclectic mix of modern and post-war homes.

Kuraby

Kuraby began life as a farming settlement and even today good tracts of land remain. The soil is primarily red earth and the Kuraby Bushlands are dominated by open eucalypt forests of Stringybarks. Homes are generally of an excellent quality, streets are wide, and access to shops and schools is good.

Holland Park and Holland Park West

Although largely characterised by older homes, Holland Park and Holland Park West each have units and freestanding townhouses in good supply. These offer an attractive entry-point for first-home buyers who desire a central location. The two suburbs are very family friendly, have lovely established parks, a good range of schools, a local library, convenient street shopping and excellent public transport.

Ellen Grove, Forest Lake and Heathwood

Located at the very heart of what’s dubbed “The Lakes District”, this is an area that is experiencing enormous growth. Bounded by the Logan Motorway to the south and running parallel to the Centenary Highway, both Ellen Grove and Forest Lake offer commuters speedy access to surrounding regions.

Eight Mile Plains and Runcorn

Located in Brisbane’s south, Eight Mile Plains and Runcorn have both experienced substantial residential growth. They are popular suburbs for families due to their parklands, leafy appeal and proximity to the Pacific and Gateway motorways.

Durack, Inala, oxley and Richlands

This area attracts entry-level buyers and migrants who snap up the tightly packed new homes and older brick or weatherboard cottages. Set on rolling hills, with the Oxley Golf Club to its north, Durak contains a mix of commercial, light industrial, residential and retirement precincts within its boundaries.

Doolandella, Larapinta, Pallara and Willawong

In the outer-lying rural areas of Brisbane lie a cluster of suburbs that enjoy a leisurely bushland, acreage environment. Although there is not much infrastructure present in this area yet, there are excellent facilities in surrounding suburbs such as Forest Lake.

Carindale

The park-lined Bulimba Creek winds its way through Carindale, providing a haven for residents and a home to turtles, fish and eels. One of the most sought after family suburbs in Brisbane’s south, Carindale residents enjoy great public transport and easy access to the city via the Gateway Mwy.

Calamvale, Drewvale and Parkinson

Calamvale and neighbouring Parkinson and Drewvale are currently undergoing a period of growth. Quiet residential suburbs, the surrounding native bushland areas contribute to the peaceful spirit of the area. Motorways are easily accessible for commuters to the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Logan.

Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Camira, Gateway CBD and Springfield

This is an area undergoing enormous change, and with change comes much opportunity. The area of Springfield will eventually house some 800,000 residents in total. In the years since its inception, entire new communities have sprung up and many new businesses have been attracted.

Algester

Algester began life in the 1970s as a family friendly estate. Due to expansion experienced by Brisbane suburbs over the years, it now forms part of the all-important south-west growth corridor. Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and the airport can all be easily accessed via the Gateway or Logan Motorways. Bus services are convenient and regular, making Algester popular with those who wish to commute.

Acacia Ridge,Archerfield and Rocklea

The older-style residential housing found in Acacia Ridge is reminiscent of post-war years. Most dwellings are Housing Commission-style weatherboard homes and low-set brick and tile cottages. All are ripe for renovation and many sited on large blocks. A small number of modern townhouse complexes are a relatively recent addition to the area.

Northern Suburbs and Peninsula

Northern Suburbs and Peninsula

Gordon Park and Kedron

Built around the extensive parklands of beautiful Kedron Brook, Gordon Park and Kedron are located within a stone’s throw of the CBD. Property prices reflect the popularity of the location and there are many beautifully restored Queenslanders, which stand alongside homes waiting their turn to be renovated.

Aspley, Chermside, Chermside West and McDowell

Just 15 minutes north of Brisbane, Aspley is a family oriented community set on undulating hills. Built alongside Little Cabbage Tree Creek, the suburb is in close proximity to thriving economic centres, medical facilities and the Queensland University of Technology.

Hendra and Nundah

Driving through the tree-lined streets of Hendra, it is impossible not to feel relaxed and appreciative of the gracious and tranquil atmosphere. Extensive refurbishment of the gracious old Queenslanders has created an upmarket atmosphere. Hardly a street exists where some form of renovation is not or has not been recently undertaken.

Geebung, Virginia, Wavell Heights, and Zillmere

Fifteen minutes north of the Brisbane CBD are the residential/industrial suburbs of Geebung, Virginia, Wavell Heights and Zillmere. The local populations in these well-established suburbs continue to expand, thanks to ongoing development and the popularity of the north side business area.

Everton Park, Stafford and Stafford Heights

Everton Park, Stafford and Stafford Heights are developing reputations for family living at affordable prices. Perfect for the young family or CBD worker looking for an escape from the city grind, the suburbs offer a laid-back lifestyle that’s close – yet not too close – to the CBD.

Bridgeman Downs

Bridgeman Downs is, without a doubt, the most prestigious semi-rural area north of Brisbane. This is a relatively young area that has a combination of both residential and rural blocks, all set on undulating hills with a rural aspect. This rural residential zone oozes wealth and prestige, with immaculately landscaped driveways leading from impressive entrances to decadently sized houses.

Bald Hills and Bracken Ridge

A somewhat rural suburb with large tracts of farmland, Bald Hills lies to the west of Bracken Ridge First-home buyers will find good opportunities here as property is still very affordable. To the north there are newer developments with high-set brick houses.

Strathpine

Strathpine is centered around Gympie Road, the main road north out of Brisbane other than the Bruce Highway. It’s home to a large Westfield shopping centre for all your retail needs, accessed via excellent public transport including the railway line. Although a little further from the city, it’s ideally located in the heart of the beautiful Pine Rivers Shire and at the gateway to the Sunshine Coast.

Margate, Redcliffe and Scarborough

Set on a peninsula in the picturesque Moreton Bay, the City of Redcliffe is bound by 22km of golden sandy beaches and rocky red headlands with stunning ocean and island views. While offering city facilities, the laid-back coastal lifestyle of Redcliffe is less than 45 minutes drive north of the Brisbane CBD and only 25 minutes from the Brisbane International and Domestic airports.

Clontarf and Woody Point

Take a walk along one of the southern hemisphere’s longest bridges at Clontarf. While the original bridge is now open to pedestrian traffic only, the new bridge runs immediately alongside and connects Clontarf to the most northerly point of bayside Brighton.

Logan, Beenleigh and Northern Gold Coast

Logan, Beenleigh and Northern Gold Coast

Just half an hour south of Brisbane CBD, the City of Logan is bursting with things to do, places to see and fantastic multicultural eats. Historical sites beckon, markets are bustling and beautiful parks and cute wildlife abound, so get in the car and spend a day exploring the multitude of things to do in the region.

Brisbane City

Brisbane City

Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, New Farm and Newstead

Bordered by the Brisbane River, the three suburbs of Fortitude Valley, New Farm and Newstead have a distinct geographical advantage. Over the past few years, the area has been the focus of an intensive Urban Renewal Project, which has transformed the once sleepy suburbs into thriving, eclectic and extremely trendy inner-city locations.

Brisbane CBD and Spring Hill

Brisbane has truly come of age as a contemporary capital city that holds immense attraction for visitors, investors and residents. By retaining its old-world charm and architecture, it has successfully combined a rich heritage with an upbeat commercial culture. Home to numerous Spring Hill accommodation providers and apartments.