About the western suburbs of Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is Australia’s fastest growing capital – a modern, vibrant city that is home to over two million people.

The western suburbs of Brisbane are considered to be some of the most prestigious in all of Brisbane. With the city to the east, the Brisbane River bordering the south, Mt Cootha State Forest to the north, and the semi-rural and rural landscape to the west, the western suburbs include Indooroopilly, Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Pinjarra Hills, Brookfield, Upper Brookfield, Pullenvale, Moggill, Bellbowrie, Karana Downs, Anstead and Mt Crosby.

The western suburbs offer residents a leafy, undulating suburban or semi-rural lifestyle with easy access to the city, to major shopping centres and first class restaurants as well as friendly hotels and cafes. With excellent sporting facilities, a mix of government-run and private schools and the University of  Queensland at St Lucia, it is no wonder the western suburbs real estate is in such demand.

An example of real estate growth is Indooroopilly, which is featured on the Brisbane City Council’s website, www.ourbrisbane.com.

This riverside suburb has recorded steady gain in house prices, especially over the last five years recording median house price growth of 32.1 per cent and median unit price growth of 31.0 per cent (ourbrisbane.com, March 2010).

There is no question that the western suburbs have some of Brisbane’s most desirable residential housing. The variety of properties include single dwelling homes, riverfront dwellings and multi-dwelling environments such as gated communities, townhouses and apartments.

Moving further west, the landscape changes to a more rural setting. Rolling hills and stunning acreage homesteads present the ideal location for those who want a quiet lifestyle within easy commuting distance of the Brisbane CBD.

It is evident that the western suburbs of Brisbane offer people who want to live there a tremendous variety in housing styles and settings.

Preview current properties for sale with Liza McKilliam, western suburbs real estate specialist based in Kenmore.