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. Annerley, Greenslopes, Stones Corner and Tarragindi are filled with character, and interest in the suburbs 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.
Camp Hill and Coorparoo benefit 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. Lying just to the south-east of Brisbane, the cluster of established suburbs of Mt Gravatt, Upper Mt Gravatt and MacGregor 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.
Humble workers’ cottages dominate Moorooka , Nathan and Salisbury and give them character - and 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 suburbs have had considerable renewed interest over the past few years, houses have remained affordable for first-home buyers.
The park-lined Bulimba Creek winds its way through Carindale, Carina and Mansfield, 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. Coopers Plains, Robertson, 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. Located in Brisbane’s south, Wishart, 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.