Suburb Profiles


North Eastern Suburbs


Banyo, Boondall, Northgate, Nudgee and Nudgee Beach There are few bayside suburbs that still offer affordable housing and close proximity to the CBD. Although often overlooked, these suburbs are home to international colleges and reputable schools. Surrounded by green reserves, golf courses, sports fields and parks, the expansive Boondall Wetlands are a major drawcard. Average distance from CBD: 16.8km Carseldine, Fitzgibbon and Taigum For a long time, the Carseldine, Fitzgibbon and Taigum area housed more cows than it did people. However, housing expansion across the north side of Brisbane has made suburbs like these popular with both renters and buyers. Average distance from CBD: 17.9km Brighton, Deagon, Sandgate and Shorncliffe This is an area of great natural beauty and it's obvious that residents take pride in the heritage value of their homes. Driving through coastal Brighton, Sandgate and Shorncliffe, it feels as if you've stepped into another era. So meticulously ...

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Eastern Suburbs


Gumdale, Tingalpa, Hemmant and Wakerley These suburbs have all the joys of a rural setting and yet are still within a stone's throw of city facilities and the trendy bay side suburbs of Redland. There are many new developments springing up and all are surrounded by parks, reserves and wide-open green spaces. Average distance from CBD: 16.6km Capalaba Capalaba is the commercial heart of Redland Shire. Located on the edge of rural farmlands and bushland, beautiful Moreton Bay is just a10-minute drive away. The suburb's popularity and growth has increased dramatically due to a surge of interest in coastal and near coastal property. Home buyers get excellent value for their money and investors enjoy high occupancy rates, leading to good returns. Average distance from CBD: 21km Alexandra Hills Alexandra Hills lies between Capalaba and Wellington Point, just to Brisbane's east. Only Cleveland separates it from the waters of Moreton Bay, making it a popular place to live. Consi...

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South Eastern Suburbs


Belmont, MacKenzie and Rochedale This cluster of suburbs is characterised by their bushland setting, upmarket housing and rural-lifestyle appeal. The suburbs have excellent access to major shopping centres, schools and facilities in surrounding suburbs. If you're seeking acreage near to the city, then Belmont has a fair swag of it, located across only a handful of streets. Average distance from CBD: 16km Burbank, Capalaba West, Chandler and Ransome The J C Trotter Memorial Park and several large conservation parks/ bushland refuges, form a wide belt around the Tingalpa Reservoir. Burbank is a rural suburb filled with expanses of reserves and parkland areas. Most homes sit on lots ranging from three to 10 acres in size and residents take full advantage of the wonderful recreational possibilities offered them by their surrounds. Average distance from CBD: 19.4km Mt Cotton and Sheldon The rural and semi-rural areas to the west of Redland Bay were once considered too far fro...

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Southern Suburbs


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. Average distance from CBD: 8.6km 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. Average distance from CBD: 10.4km 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 ...

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South Western Suburbs


Chelmer, Corinda, Graceville, Sherwood and Tennyson These charming, historic and sought-after riverside suburbs are conveniently close to the Brisbane CBD. Located on a peninsula of the Brisbane River, and with access to Indooroopilly by the Walter Taylor Bridge, this enviable area enjoys a family friendly, quiet parkland atmosphere. The area enjoys good public transport and, with a station per suburb, rail service into the city is excellent. Average distance from CBD: 10.3km Seventeen Mile Rocks and Sinnamon Park These leafy suburbs are found along the winding reaches of the Brisbane River and boast a green, parkland environment. They have ample recreation areas and easy access to the city via the Centenary Highway, making them attractive to families and professional couples. Average distance from CBD: 14.6km Jindalee, Mt Ommaney, Riverhills and Westlake Stretched out along the gently winding reaches of Brisbane River, these suburbs enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and a sol...

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Western Suburbs


Indooroopilly, St Lucia and Taringa Of all of Brisbane, the inner west is perhaps the greenest. Its myriad parks and open spaces, dotted with gums, are a haven for the flashing rainbow parakeets, cockatoos, and all manner of wildlife down to the cheeky scrub turkeys often seen strolling the streets. In October the view from the many hilltops presents a purple haze thrown from hundreds of jacarandas. Average distance from CBD: 7.3km Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore and Kenmore Hills The affluent western suburbs of Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore and Kenmore Hills lie between Mt Coot-tha and the Brisbane River. An attractive, established and traditional family area, these suburbs benefit from easy access to the CBD. Average distance from CBD: 11km Anstead, Brookfield, Pinjarra Hills and Pullenvale These prestige areas are characterised by rural-residential properties and the wide-open spaces provide room for a quieter, laid-back lifestyle. With the Brisbane River a...

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