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Best Suburbs in Brisbane For Families 2024

June 18, 2024
Best Suburbs in Brisbane For Families

Key takeaways:

  • Victoria Point is one of the most affordable family-friendly suburbs.
  • Coorparoo is one of the most expensive.
  • Alderly has a convenient ‘golden triangle’ of amenities.

If you’re thinking about moving to the Queensland capital with your young ones, the first step is to find the best suburbs in Brisbane for families.

But what makes a suburb a good choice for families? Well, you want to avoid the worst suburbs in Brisbane.

Definitely prioritise access to local amenities like supermarkets, playgrounds and parks but also good schools within close proximity. To add onto that would be a strong, local community that connect socially through perhaps sports, arts and fun activities throughout the year.

Many Brisbane suburbs have a fantastic reputation for all these things. The city has been touted as one of the most liveable in Australia, with amazing weather to top it all off.

So for anyone considering a move, we’ve got our guide to the most family friendly suburbs in Brisbane so you can find the right one for you.

Alderley

Best Suburbs in Brisbane For Families
House for sale in Alderly (sold)
  • Median house price: $1,300,000
  • Median unit price:  $600,000
  • Distance from Brisbane city: 11 minutes

With tree lined streets, beautiful homes and close proximity to Brisbane city, Alderly is one of the most liveable suburbs in Brisbane. But what makes it even better for families is its low crime rates, making it one of the safest places to live.

There are plenty of outdoor spaces like Grinstead Park, and residents rarely complain about traffic here. What that means is less congestion on the way to nearby schools like Enoggera Primary and Hillbrook Anglican School, both in the neighbouring suburb of Enoggera.

It’s a suburb you don’t need a car in, say a lot of the locals, with Alderly offering a golden triangle of nature, entertaining, retail and schooling. All within less than 3 kilometres from each other.

See more properties for sale in Alderly QLD.

Holland Park

Best Suburbs in Brisbane For Families
Holland Park house for sale (sold)
  • Median house price: $1,287,250
  • Median unit price: $588,000
  • Distance from Brisbane city: 15 minutes from CBD

Holland Park is a lovely residential suburb not too far from the Brisbane CBD. It’s one of the more affordable suburbs, with a balanced mix of heritage homes and modern properties to suit all families. It’s also one of the safest suburbs in Brisbane.

Holland Park Primary and Cavendish Road High School are both well regarded in education with an extensive library for easy access. And you’ve got a wonderful selection of parks in the suburb.

Check out more properties for sale in Holland Park QLD.

Spring Hill

House for sale in Spring Hill QLD
  • Median house price: $1,657,500
  • Median unit price: $455,000
  • Distance from Brisbane city: 15 minutes from CBD

Spring Hill is one of Brisbane’s oldest residential neighborhoods, offering a perfect blend of historical charm and modern amenities. Located just minutes away from the CBD, it’s an ideal location for families looking for convenience and a vibrant community atmosphere.

Spring Hill is home to renowned educational institutions, including Brisbane Grammar School, the most expensive school in Brisbane, and St. Joseph’s College, making it an excellent choice for families with school-aged children.

The suburb boasts proximity to Roma Street Parkland, offering extensive green spaces, playgrounds, and walking tracks, perfect for family outings and recreational activities.

Spring Hill’s rich history, combined with its modern amenities, makes it a highly desirable suburb for families. The area is well-equipped to meet the needs of residents of all ages, offering a balanced lifestyle with both convenience and a strong sense of community.

Check out more real estate for sale in Spring Hill QLD.

Wilston

Best Suburbs in Brisbane For Families
Wilston house for sale
  • Median house price: $1,431,826
  • Median unit price: $540,000
  • Distance from Brisbane city: 11 minutes from CBD

A recently gentrified suburb, Wilston has grown very popular over recent years and certainly one of the best suburbs in Brisbane for families. Newly renovated homes have brought it more families and young professionals, adding to the local cafe culture and community.

If walking to dinner instead of driving sounds like an advantage for you, then you’ll love the walkability aspect of Wilston. A short stroll down any of its leafy streets will bring you to a variety of eateries.

Kids will love the big, green parks and easy access to the beach so you can spend the day there on the weekends. The crime rate here is low by Queensland’s standards, which is why it’s attracting more and more families, making it one of the more expensive suburbs on this list.

But the amenities and ease of lifestyle make up for it.

On top of that, Wilston is the catchment area for one of the best state schools in Brisbane, Kelvin Grove State College.

See available properties for sale in Wilston QLD.

Indoorpilly

Best Suburbs in Brisbane For Families
House for sale in Indoorpilly (sold)
  • Median house price: $1,520,000
  • Median unit price: $630,000
  • Distance from Brisbane city: 14 minutes from CBD

Wanting to find yourself a spot along the Brisbane River? Check out Indoorpilly, offering tons of fun water activities to keep the family entertained. But even if you prefer to stay dry, you can venture to any of the lovely parks.

Indoorpilly has some of the best state high schools in Brisbane making it an excellent suburb for families. There Westfield Shopping Centre where you can fulfil all your needs for supermarket shopping and fashion.

For parents doing the commute, Indoorpilly is just 7 kilometres from the CBD, which you can access via train or bus.

More properties for sale in Indoorpilly QLD here!

Victoria Point

Best Suburbs in Brisbane For Families
House for sale in Victoria Point
  • Median house price: $856,000
  • Median unit price: $575,000
  • Distance from Brisbane city: 40 minutes from CBD

We head out a little further from central Brisbane city to Victoria Point. The area has more of a laid back back atmosphere, attracting families and retirees. So if you want to live somewhere peaceful and quiet, Victoria Point might be the one for you.

It’s also a more affordable suburb, with a median house price below $1 million as opposed to many of the other suburbs on this list.

There are three public schools and two private in the suburb, as well as a YMCA Vocational School which is great for educational courses for special skills.

The crime rate is low, at about 42 incidents per 1,000 properties, which is less than half the Queensland average.

There are also tons of activities for families to do over the weekends. Three of the local parks sit on the water’s edge, making them beautiful area to play or sit in. There are gorgeous sheltered beaches and other island a quick ferry ride away.

See more houses for sale in Victoria Point QLD.

Coorparoo

Best Suburbs in Brisbane For Families
House for sale in Coorparoo (sold)
  • Median house price: $1,630,000
  • Median unit price: $590,000
  • Distance from Brisbane city: 9 minutes from CBD

Coorparoo is another lovely suburb for families. The demographic is a little younger here, divided between renters and owner-occupiers which give the area a trendy feel.

If you’re looking for good schools, Coopraroo has got a great selection, Villanova College, Loreto College, and Anglican Church Grammar School being amongst them.

The community makes an effort to keep their homes in good condition which gives the area a safe, homey feel. And like the more popular suburbs, the walking distance between your home and local conveniences isn’t long. You can even take one of the picturesque walkways on the way.

Check out more real estate for sale in Coorparoo QLD.

Essential questions on the best Brisbane suburbs for families

Is Brisbane a good place to raise a family?

Brisbane’s sunny weather, parks, and family activities make it a great place to raise kids. Good schools and a safe environment are a plus.

Which suburb is best to live in Brisbane?

Finding the best suburb to live in Brisbane depends on what you want. Inner-city offers convenience, suburbs provide space and relaxation. Costs vary too. New Farm, West End, Paddington, South Brisbane, and Ascot offer diverse opportunities. 

Which is the safest suburb of Brisbane?

Safety is good across lots of Brisbane suburbs, but research specific areas for peace of mind. Check out Soho’s article on the safest suburbs in Brisbane to find out more.

Is north or south Brisbane better?

North Brisbane is close to beaches and has a laid-back vibe, while South Brisbane is closer to the city and has a more established feel.

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