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The Best Suburbs in Brisbane

Brisbane is currently experiencing a property boom and there’s little wonder as to why. In the wake of being named the 2032 Olympics destination, this sunny city is officially in the spotlight. Offering residents a laid-back lifestyle, bustling city centre and some of Australia’s most beautiful natural landscapes on its doorstep, it’s not hard to see why everyone’s flocking to the Queensland capital. Whether you’re drawn to the vibrance of inner-city living or looking for the perfect riverside sanctuary, these are the best Brisbane suburbs to buy in.


Being one of Brisbane’s most established suburbs, Chelmer is a neighbourhood that appeals to anyone seeking somewhere with a little more prestige. With the Brisbane River on either side and grand laurel tree lined streets, you would be forgiven for thinking Chelmer is only good to look at. The suburb is also well-connected and has it’s own train station, bridge access to the shopping hub of Indooroopilly and is only seven kilometres away from the Brisbane city centre.

Image: A house on Laurel Avenue Source: Real Estate View

New Farm

If you’re looking for modern inner-city living then New Farm is the suburb for you. The popular Brisbane suburb boasts a cool collection of bars, bookshops, farmers markets and cafe strips with access to buses and the City Cat ferry. With short commute times and a high walkability rating, it’s unlikely that you will even need a car. The suburb attracts a like-minded mix of professionals, young families and adventurous empty nesters. But with a median house price of A$2.1 million, the New Farm lifestyle comes with a cost.

Image: New Farm cafe culture Source: Real Estate


This leafy suburb offers the best of suburban living. The quiet streets, character homes, good cafes and proximity to the Brisbane city centre and university precinct makes Taringa a popular place to live. For this reason, Taringa’s median house price expectedly soars to around A$1.1 million. But with tennis courts, a golf course, hospitals and medical facilities, it’s hard to go wrong by buying in this suburb.

Image: A leafy home on Hillsdon Road, Taringa Source: Real Estate

Mount Ommaney

Located a little outside of the city centre, Mount Ommaney offers its residents a taste of the country lifestyle without being too far away from the city. With large block sizes, the suburb is home to many sprawling mansions and their landscaped gardens, pools and tennis courts. Alongside its big homes, scenic views and a protected forest, Mount Ommaney also has a large shopping centre, a golf course and country club.

Image: Homes on Curtin Court, Mount Ommaney Source: Real Estate

Highgate Hill

This pretty Brisbane suburb is favoured for its charming historical streetscape, grand 19th century homes and scenic riverside. Despite being under five kilometres from the city centre, Highgate Hill has access to the St Lucia and University of Queensland ferry, appealing to both young and old professionals alike. With a A$1.3 million price tag, living in Highgate Hill doesn’t come cheap but we suspect its residents believe it’s worth it.

Image: A home on Laura Street in Highgate Hill Source: Real Estate

If you’re interested in reading about more of Australia’s best suburbs you can read about some of the priciest postcodes in the Gold CoastSydney, PerthMelbourne, Adelaide and Canberra.

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