An inner-city gem with a forest backdrop

It’s hard to believe that Bardon is an inner-city suburb it is so peaceful and green. Beautiful Bardon offers residents a perfect balance of living in a central location and an abundance of green space. Nestled in the foothills of the eastern side Mt Cootha, Bardon is uniquely connected to nature with more than 1,500 hectares of forest reserve as its backdrop. 

Located only 5km from the CBD, pockets of Bardon enjoy expansive views of the city and there are some seriously spectacular homes that are situated to take advantage of this. Popular with professionals and families and home to several highly regarded schools, there is no doubt that Bardon is one of Brisbane’s best inner-city suburbs.

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Bardon remains largely a suburb of detached single-dwelling houses on large-sized blocks with many character Queenslander homes. Contemporary masterpieces are also a part of Bardon’s landscape and there are also few units and townhouses. Compared to the Queensland average of 849 visits per property on realestate.com.au, properties in Bardon see around 1,389 visits per property. The average house price for a five-bedroom property in Bardon is sitting at $1,650,000. The price of houses in Bardon is rising with a five-bedroom house increasing 6.5% from 2020-2021.

Why We Love Bardon

Bardon could easily be one of Brisbane’s greatest inner-city suburbs. Here a list of our top reasons why we love it so much:

1 As well as being famous for its leafy streets and green spaces Bardon’s hilly terrain provides local homeowners with spectacular city views and much-needed breezes in Brisbane’s hot and humid summers.

2 There are several high-quality schools in Bardon including Rainworth State School, Bardon State School, St Joseph’s School (Catholic Primary School), Ithaca Creek State School, Rainworth State School and Stuartholme School (Catholic Girls’ High School). Bardon Kindy is a well-regarded community kindergarten that is much loved by its residents.

3 Bardon is a friendly, close-knit community. The glue that holds this community together is its sporting clubs and parks. Purtell Park and Bowman Park are Bardon’s main community hubs. Purtell Park is home to Wests Panthers Juniors Rugby League Club, the Normandy Hounds Rugby League Football Club, Voices of Birralee (a 400 strong singing club) and Western Districts Gymnastics. Bowman Park is home to the Bardon Latrobe Football club, one of the oldest soccer clubs in Brisbane, and the West Brisbane Cricket Club. Bardon Bowls Club is another community hub where local families come together to play barefoot bowls and celebrate special occasions. Food trucks are part of the vibe on weekends. Beans on the Green is a local coffee shop that is located at the club and a favourite morning hangout for locals.

4 Bardon has several first-class dining options including La Belle Vie, one of Brisbane’s best French Bistros and Bars. Across the road is Pata Negra a quaint Spanish Tapas Bar. Bardon’s favourite place for sangria, tapas and paella. Down the road is The Bardon Shed, a mega deli, coffee shop, and gourmet grocer. Bardon residents are perfectly located to enjoy the dining and entertainment offerings of its neighbouring suburbs – Rosalie and Paddington.

5 Bardon has its own weekly Farmer’s Market. Every Sunday morning Bardon locals head to their community Farmers’ Market located at the corner of Baroona and Rainworth Roads. Here you can get great coffee, music, and breakfast as well all your meat and fresh farm produce.

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