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5 Best Suburbs To Buy A House In Brisbane

Stretching from the edge of the city to the neighbouring hills, Paddington is one of Brisbane’s most liveable suburbs. Mostly made up of classic Queenslanders and worker’s cottages, Paddington homes create an idyllic suburban vista within just a couple of kilometres of the city.


Centred around the buzzing Paddington Central precinct, Paddington’s main street shows off a great mix of cafes, bars, and restaurants, as well as unique shops and convenient amenities.


Typically inhabited by a blend of students, young professionals, and families, Paddington properties are increasingly being snapped up by eager renovators and families looking for suburban comfort within walking distance of the city. 


Median house price in Paddington is $1.1 million, reflecting the high demand and surroundings that make the suburb one of the best areas to buy a house in Brisbane.

1.    PADDINGTON  |  4064

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A family-friendly area filled with parks, classic homes, quiet streets, and plenty of schools, Ashgrove has all the appeal of fringe suburbs within four kilometres of the Brisbane CBD. 


Ashgrove lifestyle is framed around Waterworks Road, where a mix of shops and restaurants are based at locals’ convenience. The Ashgrove Village precinct sees a range of food stores, cafes and bars, and lifestyle services grouped together.


With a balanced population of established professionals and families, the median house price of Ashgrove is $895,000, making the area a good choice for people looking to buy into a little more space while maintaining the convenience of the inner city.

2.    ASHGROVE   |  4060

Kelvin Grove is a lively inner-city suburb well suited to young families and professionals. Full of classic older properties, the median house price in Kelvin Grove is a very decent $830,000, making it one of the best up-and-coming areas to buy a house in Brisbane.


With a balance of residential properties and convenient small businesses, Kelvin Grove is well-connected to the city thanks to the presence of Queensland University of Technology’s second campus in the suburb.


The Kelvin Grove Urban Village is the beating heart of the area, nestled under QUT’s Creative Industries precinct and the La Boite theatre. With apartments, restaurants, and great Saturday markets, the Urban Village is a true community hub welcoming a mix of students, local residents, and visitors from suburbs further out wanting a piece of the Kelvin Grove lifestyle.

3.    KELVIN GROVE   |  4059

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Flanked by trendy Paddington to the East, and lush Mount Coot-tha to its West, Bardon is the perfect balance of inner-city living.


Despite its closeness to the CBD, almost 90% of the properties in Bardon are stand-alone, creating a spacious, comfortable community of homes. Bardon also borders trendy lifestyle hub Paddington, with its range of shopping and dining outlets.


With a median house price under $970,000 and rent price under $600, the spacious blocks, proximity to the city, and blend of old and new homes makes Bardon one of the best areas in Brisbane to buy a house.

4.    BARDON  |  4065

Home to many heritage-listed properties, Red Hill is named for the steeply-inclined hills it’s built on. An inner-city suburb, just 3km from the CBD, Red Hill is one of the best areas in which to buy a house in Brisbane.


Despite its proximity to the CBD, Red Hill is a quiet suburb, great for young families, or those looking for a quiet area to put down roots. While there isn’t a train line, Red Hill is well-serviced by buses, making it a good base for city workers or high school students with a brief commute.


While it’s mostly a residential area, Red Hill is well serviced by a range of small cafes and convenience stores. With a median house price under $890,000 Red Hill is a great area in which to purchase an inner-city property with a suburban feel.

5.    RED HILL   |  4059

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