East Brisbane Suburb Profiles

Bulimba • Balmoral • Hawthorne

Benefitting from several years of urban renewal, the southern inner riverside suburbs of Bulimba, Balmoral and Hawthorne are highly prized by young urban professionals drawn to its stunning city views and waterfront living.

Located four kilometres southeast of the CBD, Bulimba is found on the southern bank of the Brisbane River and is a popular weekend rendezvous destination, with a wide range of cafes, restaurants, clubs and cinemas along Oxford Street. The area is well served by the City Cat ferry, rail and CBD bus services.

Balmoral, named for Queen Victoria’s country residence in Scotland, is a sought-after suburb and features an impressive range of homes, including stately residences on prestigious Balmoral Hill. Hawthorne Park is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and picnickers, and the Hawthorne area is known for its extensive renovation to interwar Queenslanders.

Camp Hill • Coorparoo • Norman Park

Camp Hill is a popular suburb just six kilometres southeast of the CBD with a diverse range of housing and access to Carindale and Coorparoo shopping. It is a mature suburb with a mix of pre- and post-war housing, including colonials and Queenslanders, much of which have been renovated in recent years.

Adjacent to Camp Hill is Coorparoo, a well-established suburb with a good mix of rental units and single-family residences. Wembley Park and Griffin Park are located here, as are several Catholic primary schools.

Four kilometres east of the CBD is Norman Park, which lies east of Norman Creek and features a variety of recreational areas and parks popular with local residents. Primarily residential, Norman Park boasts a number of workers’ cottages and post-war homes along its green ridgeways.

East Brisbane, located just 2.5 kilometres from the CBD, lies between Norman Creek and Woolloongabba, and features a number of heritage-registered sites. Its historic charms have attracted lots of investors to the area keen to renovate, especially young professionals and empty nesters.

Cannon Hill • Morningside • Murarrie

Cannon Hill, located six kilometres from the CBD, is an established Brisbane suburb with a number of homes built in the mid-20th century, as well as duplexes and semi-detached homes located here and in the adjacent suburb of Morningside. Morningside Central Shopping Centre on Wynnum Road is the area’s retail and commercial centre.

Bound on the east by the Bulimba Creek, Murarrie is eight kilometres east of the CBD and features a vast wetland on the west side of the creek. In recent years, Murarrie has enjoyed the addition of a number of new residential developments. It is also home to the Brisbane Polo Grounds.

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