This inner suburb of Brisbane is located approximately two and a half kilometres south east of the Brisbane CBD. With an approximate area of two kilometres squared, it is mostly residential, home to many original Queenslander houses, however it has some small commercial areas as well. East Brisbane is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Kangaroo Point, New Farm, Woolloongabba, Norman Park, Greenslopes, and Coorparoo. There are also many main roads within the area including Wynnum Road, Wellington Road, Latrobe Street, Vulture Street East, Lisburn Street, Stanley Street East, Heath Street, Mowbray Terrace, and many more. The suburb’s border extends to the south side of the Brisbane River and adjoins to Kangaroo Point. Until the 1870s, the area was only sparsely settled and many of the housing areas in the suburb were founded during the Brisbane property boom of the 1880s. Up until early 1969, the suburb was served by electric trams that ran along Stanley Street in Woolloongabba, and then into Lisburn, Elfin and Latrobe Street, and then moved onto Lytton Road and into Bulimba. The City Council also had trolley-buses operating along Stanley Street.
Perfect for Families
East Brisbane is a great suburb to raise a family and enjoy the lifestyle. There are a number of schools in and around the area. Some of these schools include East Brisbane State School, Anglican Church Grammar School, Coorparoo Secondary College, Lourdes Hill College, Morningside State School, Norman Park State School, Seven Hills State School, Saint Thomas Catholic School, Coorparoo State School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Villanova College, Saint James Primary School, Buranda State School, Narbethong Special School, Dutton Park State School, St Joseph’s Parish School, Saint Laurence’s College, Somerville House, and more.
In addition to excellent schools, the suburb is also filled with great parks and amenities. Some of these parks include Heath Park, Kingfisher Park, Mowbray Park, Norman Bridge Reserve, Real Park, The Common Park, Wellington Road Park, Wellington Road Park East, Williamina Park, Woolloongabba Rotary Park, and more. These parks have some excellent facilities including barbecues, boat ramps, picnic area and shelters, playgrounds, bikeways, Riverwalk, ferry terminal, memorial precinct, pathways, off-leash dog areas, a designated drone launching area, outdoor fitness machines, exercise trail, skate facility, basketball half courts, and much more. These parks are also home to many clubs and organisations such as the Eastern Suburbs FC, Anglican Church Grammar School tennis facility and rowing facility, East Brisbane Croquet Club, and the Queensland African Communities Council.
Like most of the suburbs in Queensland, East Brisbane is very multicultural and is welcoming of all different cultures and backgrounds. Most residents were born in Australia, however there are portions of people from all over the world, predominantly England and New Zealand. This multiculturalism is one of the aspects that attracts so many people to the area as it creates such a welcoming nature to all.
The suburb is filled with old Queenslander houses along with some landmarks and a number of heritage listings. Mowbray Park, Heath Park, and the Anglican Church Grammar School are considered major landmarks of East Brisbane. The heritage listed sites in East Brisbane include Kitawah, Eskgrove, La Trobe, Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial, Hanworth, Mowbraytown Presbyterian Church, Hester Villa, Classic Cinema or Triumph Cinema, St Paul’s Anglican Church, and East Brisbane State School.
The area is also serviced by various kinds of public transportation which makes getting to and from the area an easy and seamless task. The regular bus services along with the frequent CityCat services that leave Mowbray Park are the most predominantly used form od pubic transport in East Brisbane. However, it is also a short and easy walk to the Woolloongabba bus station and the Coorparoo Railway Station as well.
However, perhaps most importantly, East Brisbane is filled with prime real estate opportunities that attract buyers, renters, sellers, and invertors alike. There are a large number of beautiful, old Queenslander houses, as well as more modern houses, units, and apartments, allowing options for everyone. This prime real estate is reflected in the demand market. East Brisbane receives roughly double the amount of visits per property than the Queensland average for visits per property. Many say they love the lifestyle that East Brisbane has to offer and this is predominantly influenced by the people that live in the suburb. East Brisbane’s top three types of residents include independent youth, maturing and established independence, and older independence. This does not mean, however, that the suburb does not fit a family lifestyle and this is obvious when visiting the suburb. The suburb is in fact quite a young suburb. Census data revealed that the median age of East Brisbane’s population was seven years younger than the Australian median.
East Brisbane could be the perfect place for you. Enquire with the team here at Reval Estate Agents for more information.