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Brisbane Southern Suburb Profiles

Brisbane Southern Suburb Profiles Location Map

Moorooka, Nathan and Salisbury

Moorooka, Nathan and Salisbury Humble workers' cottages dominate Moorooka and give it character - they also give it great potential. There are a wide range of housing styles; from exquisitely renovated gabled Queenslanders to modern townhouses and older-style brick-and-tile homes. Although the suburb has had considerable renewed interest over the past few years, houses have remained affordable for first-home buyers.

Distance from CBD: 9 km
Median house price: $429,000 (Salisbury)

 

Macgregor, East Mt Gravatt, Mt Gravatt and Upper Mt Gravatt

Macgregor, East Mt Gravatt, Mt Gravatt and Upper Mt Gravatt Lying just to the south-east of Brisbane, this cluster of established suburbs are all within close proximity of the CBD. This is part of the allure that attracts residents from all walks of life and gives the area such a wonderful cosmopolitan feel. The suburbs have an eclectic mix of modern and post-war homes.

Distance from CBD: 11 km
Median house price: $450,000 (Upper Mount Gravatt)

 

Kuraby

Kuraby Kuraby began life as a farming settlement and even today good tracts of land remain. The soil is primarily red earth and the Kuraby Bushlands are dominated by open eucalypt forests of Stringybarks. Homes are generally of an excellent quality, streets are wide, and access to shops and schools is good.

Distance from CBD: 20 km
Median house price: $528,000

 

Holland Park and Holland Park West

Holland Park and Holland Park West Although largely characterised by older homes, Holland Park and Holland Park West each have units and freestanding townhouses in good supply. These offer an attractive entry-point for first-home buyers who desire a central location. The two suburbs are very family friendly, have lovely established parks, a good range of schools, a local library, convenient street shopping and excellent public transport.

Distance from CBD: 10 km
Median house price: $515,000 (Holland Park)

 

Ellen Grove, Forest Lake and Heathwood

Ellen Grove, Forest Lake and Heathwood Located at the very heart of what's dubbed "The Lakes District", this is an area that is experiencing enormous growth. Bounded by the Logan Motorway to the south and running parallel to the Centenary Highway, both Ellen Grove and Forest Lake offer commuters speedy access to surrounding regions.

Distance from CBD: 10 km
Median house price: $375,000 (Forest Lake)

 

Eight Mile Plains and Runcorn

Darra and Wacol Located in Brisbane's south, Eight Mile Plains and Runcorn have both experienced substantial residential growth. They are popular suburbs for families due to their parklands, leafy appeal and proximity to the Pacific and Gateway motorways.

Distance from CBD: 22 km
Median house price: $432,000 (Runcorn)

 

Durack, Inala, Oxley and Richlands

Durack, Inala, Oxley and Richlands This area attracts entry-level buyers and migrants who snap up the tightly packed new homes and older brick or weatherboard cottages. Set on rolling hills, with the Oxley Golf Club to its north, Durak contains a mix of commercial, light industrial, residential and retirement precincts within its boundaries.

Distance from CBD: 17 km
Median house price: $320,000 (Durack)

 

Doolandella, Larapinta, Pallara and Willawong

Doolandella, Larapinta, Pallara and Willawong In the outer-lying rural areas of Brisbane lie a cluster of suburbs that enjoy a leisurely bushland, acreage environment. Although there is not much infrastructure present in this area yet, there are excellent facilities in surrounding suburbs such as Forest Lake.

Distance from CBD: 20 km
Median house price: $357,500 (Doolandella)

 

Coopers Plains, Robertson, Stretton and Sunnybank

Coopers Plains, Robertson, Stretton and Sunnybank Coopers Plains, Robertson, Stretton, Sunnybank Hills and Sunnybank have all experienced residential growth in the past five years. They are popular suburbs for families, due to their many parklands and proximity to major motorways.

Distance from CBD: 13 km
Median house price: $665,000 (Robertson)

 

Carindale

Carindale and Mansfield The park-lined Bulimba Creek winds its way through Carindale, providing a haven for residents and a home to turtles, fish and eels. One of the most sought after family suburbs in Brisbane's south, Carindale residents enjoy great public transport and easy access to the city via the Gateway Mwy.

Distance from CBD: 13 km
Median house price: $639,500

 

Calamvale, Drewvale and Parkinson

Calamvale, Drewvale and Parkinson Calamvale and neighbouring Parkinson and Drewvale are currently undergoing a period of growth. Quiet residential suburbs, the surrounding native bushland areas contribute to the peaceful spirit of the area. Motorways are easily accessible for commuters to the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Logan.

Distance from CBD: 25 km
Median house price: $500,000 (Parkinson)

 

Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Camira, Gateway CBD and Springfield

Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Camira, Gateway CBD and Springfield This is an area undergoing enormous change, and with change comes much opportunity. The area of Springfield will eventually house some 800,000 residents in total. In the years since its inception, entire new communities have sprung up and many new businesses have been attracted.

Distance from CBD: 32 km
Median house price: $330,000 (Camira)

 

Algester

Algester Algester began life in the 1970s as a family friendly estate. Due to expansion experienced by Brisbane suburbs over the years, it now forms part of the all-important south-west growth corridor. Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and the airport can all be easily accessed via the Gateway or Logan Motorways. Bus services are convenient and regular, making Algester popular with those who wish to commute.

Distance from CBD: 26 km
Median house price: $400,000

 

Acacia Ridge, Archerfield and Rocklea

Acacia Ridge, Archerfield and Rocklea The older-style residential housing found in Acacia Ridge is reminiscent of post-war years. Most dwellings are Housing Commission-style weatherboard homes and low-set brick and tile cottages. All are ripe for renovation and many sited on large blocks. A small number of modern townhouse complexes are a relatively recent addition to the area.

Distance from CBD: 15 km
Median house price: $290,000 (Rocklea)

 

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.