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Buying Property? 4 Brisbane Suburbs That Are Great For Families

flipping my first houseWhen you’re on the lookout for your next family home or even your ‘forever’ home, there are plenty of factors to take into account. You’ll need to think about where your kids will go to school, how far away you are from your workplace, how much space you need, what sort of public transport is available, whether there are any parks nearby, and the list goes on and on. Want to get the inside track on some great Brisbane suburbs that your family will fall in love with? Keep reading!


Located a short 13-minute drive away from Brisbane’s CBD, this picturesque area is host to a wide array of amenities. When it comes to schools, there are several options within driving distance, such as Morningside State School, Balmoral State High School, Cannon Hill Anglican College and Lourdes Hill College. Morningside is also home to a large tennis centre, while you can find sporting fields in nearby Carina. Want to head out for a family movie night or treat everyone to dinner at a restaurant? Buzzing Oxford Street in Bulimba is not too far at all!

The Gap

A highly popular northside suburb, The Gap’s leafy streets, stunning views and easy-going vibe continues to attract families who are moving within or to Brisbane. Nearby schools include The Gap State School, The Gap State High School and Marist College Ashgrove. For the nature lovers in the family, there’s plenty to see and do. Head to the Enoggera Reservoir and spend the day hiking, cycling, fishing, swimming or kayaking.


Love the seaside and want to get away from it all? Head over to Brisbane’s eastside and check out the bayside suburb of Wynnum, which is situated on the shores of Moreton Bay. Here you’ll find residents enjoying a quiet lifestyle, plenty of sporting facilities and clubs, and water parks (you’ll love the Wynnum Wading Pool) designed to make the kids happy! Schools in the area include Wynnum State School, Wynnum State High School and Iona College.


With Queenslanders on tap, the suburb of Northgate is a desirable place to live for just about anybody! Not only will you fall in love with the aesthetics of your new home, but you’ll benefit from a great selection of nearby amenities. Apart from being right next to the increasingly trendy Nundah Village, Toombul Shopping centre is just down Sandgate Road and the airport is a relatively short drive away. Schools in the area and surrounding suburbs include Northgate State School, Nundah State School, St Joseph’s Nundah, and Mary Mackillop College.

Of course, there are many other suburbs that you should really be researching. If you want some expert opinions or a helping hand, a buyers’ agent in Brisbane, a place like Templeton Property could really make a difference – follow the link for more information. Otherwise, it’s up to you to figure out just where your new nest will thrive. Good luck!

Have you recently moved to Brisbane? Which areas do you and your family love? Leave a comment below.



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