What Suburbs Should I Consider?

So you’ve decided to make the big move with the family and head to sunny Brisbane.

And why wouldn’t you? Brisbane has such an enviable quality of life and so much on offer for families. Being Australia’s third largest city and the capital of Queensland it has a more friendly and easy-going lifestyle than Sydney and Melbourne whilst also having all the benefits of a large city. Its sub-tropical climate, lower cost of living, more affordable housing, exciting dining scene and proximity to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts is drawing in more family re-locators than ever before. With the Olympics coming in 2032 and a whole host of new developments and infrastructure underway, Brisbane is now front and centre as one of Australia’s most coveted family-friendly places to live.

What Brisbane suburbs should I be considering?

There are so many great suburbs in Brisbane but if you’re not from here you may not know which one is right for your family. Moving to the wrong suburb could be a costly mistake financially and emotionally if you and your family end up regretting making the move. Moving to a suburb that suits your family’s needs the best will ultimately mean that you will feel settled and at home from the get-go.

Commute time to work is one of the first things that re-locating families consider but equally as important is selecting the right school for your children. After those two biggies are investigated other lifestyle factors need to be contemplated such as a suburb’s access to parks and recreational areas. Does your family like to mountain bike, do you have small children that you want to take to playgrounds to meet other families? Do you have children that want to play club netball, hockey, cricket, soccer, or rugby? Do you want to live in a suburb that has a leafy aspect?

Access to transport is another important factor re-locating families need to get right. Do you want to cycle to work and school, drive, walk, catch a bus or train? Unlike other cities, Brisbane does not have a train station in every suburb so knowing each suburb’s transport options and walkability is important. Knowing the suburbs that have the best cycle paths may also be important for transport and recreational needs. Does your family want to escape the cities on weekends and require quick access to the Coast? Knowing the suburbs that have direct links to motorways might need to be considered.

Finally are you looking for a suburb that offers access to certain amenities? Are you wanting to settle in a suburb that offers a café culture or a suburb that has a village feel or is nearby to a large shopping centre? No two Brisbane suburbs are the same so gaining insight from a local expert may be the most valuable advice you ever receive.

Before you dive into suburb searching it is helpful to get advice on what suburbs fall within the budget you are working with. Otherwise, you could be wasting valuable time and money focusing on areas that are outside your affordability. Likewise, you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity if you think a suburb is out of your budget but in fact it isn’t. With the right advice you can widen your search or narrow your search to make the most of your budget.

A Buyer’s Agent has in-depth local knowledge on all the factors that a relocating family should be considering and will be able to guide you through the process of selecting a suburb and schools that best suits your family’s needs.

Our Pick of the Best Family-Friendly Suburbs in Brisbane

Some of the best family-friendly suburbs and schools in Brisbane are located within ten kilometres from the CBD. Our pick of the best family-friendly suburbs in Brisbane are:

  • Ashgrove, Red Hill, Alderley, Grange, Wilston, Windsor, Newmarket, Herston, Kelvin Grove and The Gap
  • Bardon, Paddington, Auchenflower, Milton, Toowong, Taringa, and Indooroopilly
  • Clayfield, Kalinga, Hamilton and Ascot
  • Hawthorne, Bulimba and Balmoral
  • Teneriffe and New Farm

Check out all of our Brisbane Suburb Profiles here.

We have purchased homes in most of these suburbs for clients and are familiar with everything about these suburbs. Every suburb is unique just like every family is so if you want to ensure you choose the right Brisbane suburb for your family have a chat with us. We are a specialist Brisbane Buyer’s Agent and are more than happy to guide you through one of the most important decisions of your life.