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Waterside suburbs to move to in Brisbane

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Waterside suburbs to move to in Brisbane
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Moving local
March 15, 2021
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Suburbs on Brisbane's river and coast

Living by the river or the sea in Brisbane makes it easy to go for a run, walk or cycle, or enjoy a variety of water sports on the river. If you are relocating to Brisbane, consider a home in one of these river-side or coastal suburbs and achieve your lifestyle goals.  

At Wridgways, we'll make the moving to the waterside smooth. Our removalists will ensure your belongings arrive safely, so you can focus on your relocation and settling in.

A waterfront home is aspirational, but living anywhere in a river-side or coastal suburb  gives you all of the advantages. These suburbs have access to cafes, culture, schools and transport, making them suitable for singles, couples and families.

Riverside suburbs

Brisbane riverside

South Brisbane

A cultural hub

South Brisbane has everything you need locally, including a local farmers market, restaurants and the cultural centre of South Bank.

With 17 hectares of parklands, there's plenty of space to exercise, walk with pets or take the children to play in nature.

You'll find a few local pools where you can swim year-round, open from 7 am to midnight each day. The artificial beach provides a safe outdoor swimming option, featuring a sparkling lagoon surrounded by tropical plants and white sand.


Central low-maintenance living

If apartment living suits your lifestyle, Hamilton provides a central location. With plenty of restaurants nearby, you'll find all kinds of cuisine, from Mediterranean to Japanese. There's a local food market if you prefer to cook at home, and the river is right nearby for exercise and leisure.

The Bulimba Heritage Trail also passes nearby, providing plenty of history to explore.


Affordable and green

Located along the Brisbane River, Ipswich is an affordable place to live, and many locals would say it's underrated. With a strong local community and an emerging cafe culture, Ipswich is a quiet location where you can relax after a hard day of work.

This historic area of town has minimal traffic. It's just 40 minutes drive from the vibrant nightlife of the West End.

Ipswich is suited to families and professionals. The commute to Brisbane's centre is between 20 to 45 minutes for those working in the city, and there are lots of local employment opportunities in the area.


Thoughtfully designed living

Nestled in the bend of the Brisbane River, Jindalee is a suburb with plenty of local facilities. Perfect for dog lovers, Jindalee boasts bush walks and a dedicated area to let dogs off the leash.

Established in the 1960s and 1970s, with the four-lane Centenary Bridge providing access to Brisbane's centre, this leafy suburb is ideal for family life. With a bowling club, golf club, swimming pool and schools, as well as a shopping centre and direct factory outlets, there's everything you need.


A transport and shopping hub

Indooroopilly is just 6km from central Brisbane, yet it still offers a range of living styles. Whether you prefer an apartment or a grand home, you'll find options here.

The Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has department stores and other essential services. This suburb is a central transport hub, with access to buses and trains, making it an easy choice if you don't want to own a car.

Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point Brisbane

An inner-city sanctuary

Perfect for young professionals or families, this location is within walking distance from Southbank, the city and the Kangaroo Point cliffs.

Kangaroo Point is thoughtfully developed, with plenty of delicious places to eat. It's close to hospitals, the ferry and plenty of places to walk or picnic. Kangaroo Point is a safe area with stunning views and vibrant nightlife.

The iconic rhyolite cliffs were cut out by early mining activity and are now a popular destination for rock climbers and abseilers.

Coastal suburbs


Brisbane Manly

A seafarers idyll

Manly provides natural beauty alongside a vibrant cafe culture. For keen boaters, Manly boasts the largest harbour facility in the Southern Hemisphere.  

This coastal suburb is half an hour from the city by train, but everything you need, you can find locally. From farmers markets to shopping, it's a hub of its own. For recreation, if you aren't into sailing or boating, you can enjoy the stunning esplanade walk, cycle one of the many trails or soak in the peace of the bay.

There's plenty of home styles to choose from here, from apartments to Queenslanders, so you're bound to find a suitable place to live. When you're ready to up-size or down-size, you can do so without moving a long distance.  


Pet-friendly coastal living

If you prefer the coast to the river, Birkdale is a clean, green suburb of Brisbane that's on major connecting routes. Birkdale is a classy family location suitable for retirees and professionals.

With plenty of schools and daycare centres, Birkdale is the perfect suburb for families. An extensive public transport network means it's an ideal place to make your home away from the hustle and bustle.

You'll find plenty of dog-friendly parks and bush walks, and the coast is a short drive away for a refreshing sea breeze.

If you're moving to Brisbane, you're bound to find a suburb to suit your lifestyle.

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