Brisbane Outer Eastern (Bayside) Suburbs
Brisbane Outer Eastern (Bayside) Suburbs Location Map
Cleveland is a well-established seaside suburb that enjoys a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Dwelling options include a mix of lovely older homes, townhouses, villas, modern marina-fronting prestige houses and units. The town's main streets feature public works of art, inscribed poetry, pocket parks and fountains designed by local artists and craftspeople.
Distance from CBD: 28 kms
Median house price: $485,000
Redland Bay and Victoria Point
It's impossible not to notice the coastal village ambience that draws people to Redland Bay and Victoria Point like a magnet. A glistening white jetty protrudes into the silky waters of Moreton Bay where pelicans skim the surface. It's the kind of scene that invites passers-by to stop, drink in the area's natural beauty and realise that this is what life's all about.
Distance from CBD: 38 kms
Median house price: $476,000 (Redland Bay)
Birkdale, Ormiston, Thorneside and Wellington Point
The 'sea change' allure of these suburbs stems from their tranquil bayside location, ample parklands, mix of housing styles and laid-back lifestyle. Sailing and fishing are second to none as Moreton Bay has mangrove estuaries, marine parks and some 360 islands to explore. Land values and house prices have experienced very good gains as the appeal of bayside living has gained pace.
Distance from CBD: 25 km
Median house price: $510,000 (Wellington Point)
Thornlands is a rapidly expanding bayside suburb where residential areas are surrounded by gardens, farmland, bushland areas and wetlands. The Eprapah Creek forms a significant mangrove area that is a valuable breeding ground for fish and habitat for waterfowl. As the Redland Shire has over 4000 koalas, be on the lookout for them as they laze in the tall eucalypts found in parks and suburban backyards.
Distance from CBD: 37 kms
Median house price: $505,000
Lota, Manly, Wynnum, Manly West and Wynnum West
For relaxed bayside living and a stylish, refined ambiance, it's hard to go past the bayside suburbs of Lota, Manly and Wynnum. The area was once considered a haven for retirees but, as with so many other coastal areas, young professionals have moved in and renovated the wonderful tin and timber cottages.
Distance from CBD: 22 kms
Median house price: $499,500 (Wynnum)
All real estate pricing data is taken from Domain.com.au and is correct at February 2011. Pricing data is subject to change, so for the latest statistics please visit the site directly. These pages are updated yearly.