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.
Average distance from CBD: 1.8km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 3.3km
INNER NOTHERN SUBURBS
Kelvin Grove and Herston
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.
Average distance from CBD: 3.4km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 4.1km
Alderley, 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 suburbs 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.
Average distance from CBD: 6.4km
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 are being snapped up by savvy investors and owner-occupiers.
Average distance from CBD: 7.4km
INNER EASTERN SUBURBS
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.
Average distance from CBD: 7.5km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 7.6km
Cannon Hill, Morningside, Murarrie, Norman Park and Seven Hills
This cluster of suburbs 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.
Average distance from CBD: 9.2km
INNER SOUTHERN SUBURBS
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.
Average distance from CBD: 1.8km
Coorparoo, East Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba
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.
Average distance from CBD: 4.3km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 5.2km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 6km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 8.4km
INNER WESTERN SUBURBS
Bardon and Paddington
Shady streets wind up steep hillsides dotted with lattice-fronted Queenslanders. Views across Paddington, Rosalie and Bardon are particularly spectacular in early summer when jacarandas are in full bloom. This inner-city suburb is one of Brisbane's most desirable suburbs and the choice of many of Queensland's most successful executives.
Average distance from CBD: 3.9km
Auchenflower, Milton and Toowong
Upmarket and trendy, these three suburbs have successfully blended a touch of nostalgia with inner-city convenience. The terrain sweeps upwards from the flat banks of the Brisbane River, rising steeply to hills where pretty villas and Queenslanders hug the slopes.
Average distance from CBD: 4.1km
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. Average distance from CBD: 8.8km 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. Average distance from CBD: 9.3km 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. Average distance from CBD: 9.8km Aspley, Chermside, Chermside West and Mc Dowall 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 and medical facilities. Average distance from CBD: 12.3km Geebung, Virginia, Wavell Heights and Zillmere 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.
Average distance from CBD: 13.6kmBridgeman 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. Average distance from CBD: 16km 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. Average distance from CBD: 19.8km 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. Average distance from CBD: 23.1km
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 renovated are many of the Queenslanders with their ornate lacework that it's hard to believe some are more than 100 years old.
Average distance from CBD: 23.4km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 31.4km
Kippa-Ring and Rothwell
Kippa-Ring and neighbouring Rothwell are located on the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula. Both suburbs have been top performing areas in the past few years, even outperforming many of the Bayside suburbs of Brisbane. Kippa-Ring is a suburb with two faces; that which is well-established and that which is flashy and only recently built.
Average distance from CBD: 33.7km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 36.1km
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 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 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. Considered a District Centre (next step down from major centres such as Cleveland and Capalaba), local shopping and business facilities are available, together with less extensive community and recreational activities.
Average distance from CBD: 23.9km
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
The rural and semi-rural areas to the west of Redland Bay were once considered too far from Brisbane CBD. However, significant improvements to infrastructure have long dashed that perception. Just 10 minutes drive from the idyll of Moreton Bay, Mt Cotton has become a thriving residential suburb set amid peaceful surrounds.
Average distance from CBD: 32km
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
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 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.
Average distance from CBD: 10.4km
Macgregor, Mt Gravatt, Mt Gravatt East 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.
Average distance from CBD: 11.3km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 12.9km
Coopers Plains, Robertson, Stretton, Sunnybank and Sunnybank Hills
Coopers Plains, Robertson, Stretton, Sunnybank Hills and Sunnybank have all experienced residential growth in the past five years. They are popular suburbs for families, due to their many parklands and proximity to major motorways.
Average distance from CBD: 15.1km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 15.5km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 17.5km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 19km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 19.6km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 20.4m
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.
Average distance from CBD: 21.9km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 23.3km
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.
Average distance from CBD: 31.4km
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 solid reputation for quality. Characterised by a string of parks that fringe the river and provide residents with wonderful recreational spots, the area is awash with cycling trails, expansive golf courses, schools and shopping centres.
Average distance from CBD: 15.8km
Jamboree Heights, Middle Park and Sumner
The majority of homes in Jamboree Heights were constructed during the late 1970s and 1980s. Some streets are quite elevated, affording residents lovely city views. Lots sizes are generous, with some houses positioned on quarter-acre blocks. The suburb has experienced considerable growth, brought on by the construction of upmarket new homes.
Average distance from CBD: 16.2km
Darra and Wacol
Once known solely for their industrial estates and Army Barracks that dominate these suburbs, there are quiet changes afoot, with modern housing changing both the resident demographics and values of property.
Average distance from CBD: 18.5km
Carole Park, Goodna, Gailes and Redbank
As some of Ipswich's closest suburbs to Brisbane's CBD, they have great access to the city and to Logan, increasing the desirability of the location. The Brisbane River, period Queenslanders and a rural feel have all helped to put the area on the map and mark it for significant future expansion.
Average distance from CBD: 24.4km
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 as a border, impressive homesteads have bushland appeal.
Average distance from CBD: 17.5km
Bellbowrie and Moggill
These country-style communities west of the city have stunning acreage homesteads and are ideally located alongside the Brisbane River. Bellbowrie is the central hub for surrounding rural areas as it offers suburban infrastructure such as the Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza, parks and sporting facilities. Being within reasonable commuting distance of the CBD, the area attracts many city professionals.
Average distance from CBD: 20.8km
NORTH WESTERN SUBURBS
The GapEstablished in the 1970's and 1980's, this suburb has undergone a renewal in recent years with many of the older brick dwellings being brought into modern times with renovation techniques such as rendering. Once considered a long way out of town, expansion over the years has now made The Gap an easy commute into the city. Coupled with it's leafy outlook and proximity to Brisbane Forest Park, this region offers much in the way of outdoor recreation, perfect for the growing family.
Average distance from CBD: 9.3km
Gaythorne, Keperra and Mitchelton
Enogerra Hill provides a scenic backdrop to Gaythorne, one of Brisbane's smallest suburbs. Although Gaythorne has always been affordable, it is now also considered a trendy option for city workers. The area is dominated by post-WWII weatherboard dwellings, high-set chamferboards and lovely Queenslanders.
Average distance from CBD: 10km
Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and Upper Kedron
Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron are both at the northernmost end of the Mountains to Mangroves Corridor, which ends at the Boondall Wetlands. The area links and supports native vegetation and wildlife, and those communities that lie within its boundaries are actively encouraged to sustain and protect the unique environments that they live in.
Average distance from CBD: 15.3km