Brisbane is full of family friendly suburbs with an array of schools, parks and recreational facilities.
For young families, finding an affordable home is often an important consideration.
If you’re looking to buy a property for your young family these 5 areas of Brisbane are definitely worth taking a look at.
Springfield is one of the most inexpensive areas for families with a median house price of around $430k.
A big reason why Springfield is affordable is it’s located a fair bit further from the Brisbane CBD compared to most popular suburbs.
However, with the relatively new train service, public transport into the CBD is now more convenient for any parents or older children who travel into the city for work.
Springfield has a great selection of primary, secondary and even tertiary education facilities, making it perfect for kids of all ages.
The area offers different sporting activities, playgrounds, parks and BBQ facilities for families who enjoy being outdoors.
Located about 16 km north of the Brisbane CBD, Sandgate is perfect if you’re looking to settle down somewhere more quiet.
The suburb offers a gentler pace with a friendly and comfortable seaside atmosphere rather than a bustling or trendy community.
You can still get an affordable home in Sandgate with median prices for houses being under $700k.
If you’re looking to keep your kids busy, properties tend to come with big backyards and the community-oriented suburb encourages kids to stay active with kitesurfing and other watersports.
3. Holland Park
Holland Park is a relatively more pricey suburb since it’s located only 6 km away from the Brisbane CBD.
The median house price in this suburb is around $710k for a 3 bedroom home and $765k for a 4 bedroom home.
Holland Park is a relatively quiet and green area with access to great schools and other facilities despite being less than 15 minutes away from the CBD.
If you’re an investor, Holland Park is an incredibly popular location with promising capital growth and rental return.
For younger families looking to live in a trendier suburb, Holland Park has many coffee shops, boutiques and specialty food shops.
With over 70% of homes with children, MacKenzie is the most popular suburb in Brisbane for families with kids.
Despite being a little further away from the CBD, the median price for a 4 bedroom home in MacKenzie sits over $800k.
MacKenzie has all sizes of houses and townhouses, meaning you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.
If you have a larger budget, you might consider Bardon where the median price for houses is around $975k.
Homes in this suburb are definitely on the higher end with the area having a higher socio-economic community.
Bardon has great public and private school options as well as a range of parks and other family friendly facilities.
The surrounding areas also have many cafes, stylish restaurants, galleries and boutiques.
These areas in Brisbane are great options to look into if you’re searching for the perfect location for a young family.
Editor’s note: While these suburbs are great for young families to grow up and therefore possibly for your next home, the team at Metropole Brisbane don’t recommend most of these suburbs as investment grade Brisbane suburbs.
You see…there is a big difference. Investment grade suburbs in Brisbane are usually with in 5 km to 7 km from the CBD and the local demographic is more affluent and has higher disposable income (which leads to higher capital growth) than suburbs which are mainly occupied by young families.
Guest author: James Pointon is a Commercial Manager at OpenAgent.com.au, an online agent comparison website helping Australians to sell, buy and own property.