With the many crane towers still up and building our city, there are some major hot spots steadily brewing in the suburbs of Brisbane. Every area has their own secret hub that only the locals know about – but there are some key trendy places becoming hot property now as we enter into the New Year of 2019.
From cool bars and exotic restaurant’s, to picturesque river-walks – here’s a list of trendy suburbs growing up near you!
West End – home of the bohemian arty culture, abundant food and coffee mecca of Brisbane. With the local fresh food markets every Saturday morning at Davies Park, you can pick yourself up a fresh box of fruit and vege while getting your morning local brew of coffee and breakfast. Interestingly, 61% of homes are near parklands and 37% are near education facilities.
- Dog Friendly – markets, and cafés
- Abundant choices of restaurants, bars and cafés
- River walk and cycling paths
- Council outdoor gyms and cycles
- Transport – CityGlider bus to the city, easy access to South Brisbane train station
Median House Price: $1,042,500: Median Unit Price: $530,000
New Farm – New Farm a sophisticated blend of old and new, making it a retro-cool playground for all age groups. With its close proximity to the city for work and relaxing parklands and cultural hubs, this suburb is ideal for those looking for slick point of difference and/or characteristic charm living – the choice is yours.
- New Farm Park – family friendly environment + dog friendly
- Walks along the river / cycling routes
- Outdoor lifestyle – picnic perfect
- Funky cafés and restaurants with relaxed dining
- Shop up a storm along James Street
- Powerhouse – local shows, festivals and markets
- Gallery exhibitions
- Catch a CityCat
Median House Price: $1,275,000 Median Unit Price: $1,104,000
Dutton Park – located 4kms south of Brisbane city, Dutton Park is a small mostly residential suburb with big plans for growth – such as: – the infrastructure spend on the Cross River Rail project – beginning at Boggo Road and travelling 10.2kms to Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street, the Exhibition Station and on to Bowen Hills. The new high-rise school proposed in the Ecosciences Precinct – expected to open in 2021 – and partnering with the University of Queensland. A local developer has confirmed there are upcoming plans for a lively neighbourhood marketplace in Boggo Rd, providing a diverse emporium of authentic providores and enticing dining establishments that will be specifically selected to serve the needs of the local community.
Gertrude & Mable Café on Gladstone & Deighton Roads, Penny Coffee Co on Annerley Rd for great food and excellent coffee
- Harmony Gardens & River Walk
- Boggo Road Gaol History Tour
- Cemetery Ghost Tour
- Great transport options – current bus services and future cross river rail
Median House Price: $870,000 Median Unit Price: $387,500
Kangaroo Point – located 3.4kms south of Brisbane city, is a well-established area of prominent landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Story Bridge. A haven for food lovers, sports fanatics, thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, few neighbourhoods can match the offering and picturesque scenery that Kangaroo Point has to offer, according to the ‘Visit Brisbane’ site. The Storey Bridge climb, a popular destination or bucket list item for tourists and locals alike to experience an uninterrupted 360 degrees view of our river city and as far out as Moreton Bay islands…
- The Brisbane Jazz Club – providing live entertainment since 1976
- ‘Sink a cold one’ at the Story Bridge Hotel
- Check out the new Howard Smith Wharves just a CityCat or Cityhopper ride across the river – Brisbane’s newest waterfront dining precinct
- In for a challenge…. Climb the Kangaroo Point Cliffs
- Breakfast hotspots, such as Café Dockside, Bar Spritz and Medley
- Great transport options, bus or catch the CityCat or Cityhopper across the river
Median House Price: $924,000 Median Unit Price: $478,500
Bulimba – located 8.5kms from Brisbane city, Bulimba and neighbouring Hawthorne are the perfect mix of suburban life and urban fun that attracts many people wanting that trendy village feel yet so close to the CBD. The vibe on the street is sophisticated yet relaxed with the charming cafés, restaurants, cinemas, bars and boutiques. Lush parklands and picturesque riverfront properties completes the picture which collectively entices the flush of potential buyers and renters to the suburb.
- Bar-hop around the ‘burb’ – Oxford Street has a number of cool bars lining the street, such as ll Molo, The Oxford Tap House, the Barcadia and Oxford 152
- A vintage shopper’s paradise in Oxford St – Anne’s Second Hand Shop
- Catch a movie at one of Brisbane’s oldest cinemas Balmoral Cinema in Oxford St (special feature, cinema 1 still has the red plush velvet seating)
- Tee off at Bulimba Golf Club
- Dog friendly river walk and cafés such as Bellissimo, Sarmic Café or Park Bench Espresso bar
- Great bus services, CityCat or Ferry
Median House Price: $1,400,000 Median Unit Price: $520,000
The Brisbane apartment market is currently gaining strength month by month with the reported “oversupply” being soaked up, while home values in 2018 rose a steady 0.3per cent at a time when other states were falling.
The new infrastructure spend in Brisbane will be the main gamechanger for a stronger 2019 real estate market. We think the best could be yet to come…..
(price data and some copy extracts acquired from Corelogic, Realestate.com.au 2nd Jan 2019 and the Brisbane City Council website)