Brisbane (postcode 4000) is the capital city of Queensland and the third most populated state in Australia. Brisbane’s CBD is located on a bend of the Brisbane River, where the original European settlers first moved to. Brisbane is regarded as the gateway to the popular coastal tourism areas of the Gold Coast and Sunshine coast.
The city still has some remnants of its colonial past, such as the The Old Windmill, which was built in 1824. Brisbane long had a feel of a big country town, but the city has recently seen rapid population growth with the construction of many new high rise apartment buildings.
Brisbane has a high number of immigrants with around 30 per cent of its population born overseas, with most of the immigrants coming from the United Kingdom, India, New Zealand and China.
Brisbane’s Top Real Estate Agents
Brisbane’s top agent in the CBD is a real stand out from a strong field of agents. She has the highest number of sales in the past 12 months and the highest gross sales of over $12 million in the CBD and $25 million for all the property she has sold. All but two of her sales were from apartments. So if you have an apartment for sale and want to get top dollar, this would be the agent to use.
Just out of Brisbane there is a great agent who has the highest average selling price, of over $1.1 million. His sales have been from a mixture of house and apartment sales, some in the CBD and a few in South Brisbane and other sales scattered around Brisbane.
Brisbane Area Guides
Inner City Suburbs
Brisbane’s inner city suburbs include: Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Newstead and Spring Hill. The suburbs have been part of a government urban renewal program and the suburbs have become trendy places to live.
The Northern suburbs of Brisbane tend to be a little on the pricey side. They have offer good access to the CBD. Several suburbs such as Kelvin Grove and Herston are known for their heritage buildings. There are many classic ‘Queenslander’ style homes, featuring mostly wooden construction and large verandas, suitable for the warmer client. The suburbs of Alderley, Grange, Newmarket, Wilston and Windsor have a certain ‘village’ feel to them and are in close commuting range to the city.
The eastern suburbs of Brisbane are great for families amd are set alongside the Brisbane river or natural bushland reserves. They include suburbs such as Cannon Hill, Morningside, Murarrie, Norman Park and Seven Hills. Ascot, Clayfield and Hamilton are known for being more uper class suburbs with prices to match.
The South Bank area became well known after hosting the World Expo in 1988. It is an important cultural and entertainment area for Brisbane. The suburbs of Dutton Park, Fairfield and Yeronga have many sporting facilities along the Brisbane river, yet still close to the CBD.
If you are looking for the greenest parts of Brisbane, the western suburbs are the place to go. The area has the largest number of parks and gardens and are teeming with wildlife. The suburbs of Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore and Kenmore Hills are more pricier areas. Bellbowrie and Moggill are known for their larger blocks of land and rural feel, yet around 20 kilometers to the centre of Brisbane.