3 Brisbane Suburbs Where The Locals Are Buying

We all know the best places are where the locals go, right?

Well, when it comes to property, this concept could also ring true, and may be something to keep an eye on, especially if you’re moving to Brisbane in the coming months and have no idea where to setup nest.

If you’re a newbie to our ever-growing city, the thought of buying a home in Brisbane can be quite daunting considering there are so many beautiful areas, each offering their own uniqueness and appeal, that could work for you and your family.

As a local Brisbane Buyer’s Agent for more than six years buying in the inner city ring, I can safely say that more and more home buyers are looking to my services, rather than just the investors.

Their challenge has become getting a seat at the table, or should I say, an offer on the table that will likely be accepted, for their ideal home.

The market in certain areas of Brisbane is now more competitive than ever, and more buyers are reaching out to local independent Buyer’s Agents like myself, who can help push their Contract to the top of the pile.

Over the past few years I’ve noticed a pattern emerge amongst home buyers when it comes to the specific pockets of Brisbane they are choosing to live.

Here are the Top 3 Brisbane suburbs that keep coming up on my buyers’ radars, as being the pick for their new home.

The Gap

With its leafy surrounds, top schools and family friendliness, The Gap has seen considerable growth in the last few years, with the average house price rising from $625,000 in 2016 to $715,000 in 2019.

That’s a whopping $90,000 increase in just three years!

A staggering 83.4% of the homes in The Gap are owner occupied, which goes to show the trend of home owners choosing this leafy suburb as their place to nest.

I like The Gap because it feels like it’s own leafy paradise, just far enough away from the city to have that “bush / rainforest feel” but close enough for an easy commute when work calls.

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D’Aguilar Rd, The Gap

Purchased for a young family relocating from Sydney.


It’s professional couples and families with just over a million dollars to spend who are seeking out homes in Hendra.

Known for its classic Queenslanders, this quaint northside suburb is super convenient – just an 18 minute train ride and you’re in the heart of the CBD and in under 6km you’re at the airport.

With the average house price sitting at $1,050,000, Hendra has performed well through the years with average annual growth of houses at a steady 4.51% and recent quarterly growth at 2.19%.

I like Hendra because of it’s close proximity to the airport and CBD, but at the same time, the lots are spacious, the home owners are always improving their houses are more green space is popping up, making the area just plain and simple – a nice place to live.

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General St, Hendra

Purchased for the Black-Sinclair family at Auction.


Graceville on Brisbane’s south/west hosts some of the most prestigious addresses in our fair city.

Laurel Avenue and Longman Terrace are some of the big hitters in this area, with riverside residences fetching in the multi-millions for a home in this prestigious pocket.

But it’s not just the glitz and glamour of millionaires row that attracts locals to Graceville. There’s also an affordability factor here with the average home sitting at just under a mill – $905,000 to be precise.

Top schools, proximity to the CBD, train line and the cute cafe strip are all drawcords amongst the locals.

I love grabbing a quick bite at Graceville Fine Foods whenever I’m in the neighbourhood. Their home made sausage rolls and salads are arguably the best in Brisbane!

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Bank Rd, Graceville

Purchased for a professional couple at Auction.

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