Brisbane’s Northern Suburbs

Why Brisbane's Northern Suburbs?

“Brisbane-ites” as we are affectionately called, tend to refer to Brisbane as northside or southside of the Brisbane River. Generally people who grow up on one side of the river tend to stay on that side for life, it’s rare to cross to the other side.
Brisbane’s northern suburbs have quite a diverse range of housing and popularity. New Farm through Hamilton and Ascot are the most prestigious inner northern suburbs with great convenience to the CBD, great restaurants and café lifestyle and high house prices. Once you pass these suburbs, if you move a little bit west you incorporate the popular character style housing suburbs of Windsor, Wilston, Grange and Gordon Park, then linked by the tunnel to the CBD are suburbs like Kedron and Chermside.

Brisbane’s northside has a very good road network connecting most suburbs through to the city while also having dedicated bus lanes and busways making commuting to the CBD quite easy. Some of the inner city suburbs like New Farm and Hamilton also have the citycat/ferry connection which is a great way to travel to work.

The northside also is home to Brisbane’s airport and major industrial precinct nearby and as you head further from the city there is a significant portion of Brisbane’s industrial production in areas like Brendale.

The northside also has some large National Park reserves popular for bushwalking and bike riding like Mount Nebo, Mount Glorious and Mount Coot-tha. There is also in the inner city pockets, Kedron Brook, which is a beautiful area with bike paths and extremely popular with locals. In summary, for great connection to the city and an area that is consistently gentrifying, it is hard to beat Brisbane’s northern suburbs.


The housing market on the northside of the River varies dramatically from area to area, however there are a large number of suburbs with significant character preservation overlays meaning that people can’t demolish the pre-war homes. This is one of the reasons values have remained strong even in times of uncertainty. Character style housing tends to be in the highest demand as people love the idea of Queenslander style homes with the high ceilings. Inner city pockets have some large quantities of units however once you pass Chermside, there are very few units and townhouses.

Brisbane’s northern suburbs are home to a number of quality Government schools (Kelvin Grove State high School) as well as a number of private boys and girls schools. One of Brisbane’s largest hospitals, the Royal Brisbane Hospital is located in Herston and Prince Charles Hospital is located in Chermside. Westfield Chermside is the largest shopping centre and the Chermside area is developing as a large commercial hub for employment as well.
Brisbane’s northern suburbs are very well connected and if you’re considering buying on this side of town it would be worthwhile having a discussion with PMC as we are Brisbane’s northern buyers agents specialists.

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