Morningside is one of the eastern suburbs of Brisbane, spreading in an area south of the Brisbane River only some five kilometres from the city’s central business district (CBD). This suburb draws of many real estate buyers not only due to its proximity to the city center. Its relaxed village atmosphere is also quite inviting and comes daily from the sight of the nearby hills catching the sunrise to reveal a morning side for Brisbane. Morningside gets its fair share of real estate market interest too with its convenient link to major routes for commuting or driving to many local points of interest. Wynnum Road, the main corridor from the city’s bayside into central Brisbane, slices through the centre and eastern perimeter of this suburb. Taking this road westwards leads across the Story Bridge and directly into the CBD or Fortitude Valley. Conversely, an eastwards trip on Wynnum Road provides easy transit to the Gateway Motorway, opening access to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, as well as the Brisbane Airport. Moving about by train as an alternative is convenient as well, with this suburb host to a station of the Cleveland railway line covering a 37.3-kilometre east-southeast route from Brisbane to the coastal town of Cleveland.
Like some of Brisbane’s popular suburban real estate markets, Morningside has a strong commercial precinct. Residents of this suburb shop mainly at Morningside Plaza on Junction Road which is anchored to the supermarket Coles. This plaza is also host to a medical centre, a pharmacy, a 24-hour gym, and several food and retail outlets. Just across the street is another shopping hub, Morningside Central which is home to the supermarket chain Woolworths, a chemist, and banking facilities. Another local landmark, Colmslie Hotel, is located next to Morningside Plaza and features a cosy pub.
Morningside comes as an enticing destination for families seeking to buy or rent a residence, with the many parks and recreation centres well distributed in the community. For one kid-friendly choice, Keralgerie Park on Richmond Road is the place to go for toddlers who’d enjoy its main play structure designed like a storybook cottage. This park also features a picnic grove and a dog off-leash area.
Hubs for Recreation
All members of the family will likewise love the Colmslie Recreation Reserve on Lytton Road at the northern part of Morningside by the banks of Brisbane River. Colmslie features a swimming pool open to activities like aqua aerobics and swim lessons. This recreation reserve is a boating and fishing precinct as well, and the State Hockey Centre and its function rooms are also located at Morningside’s Colmslie Recreation Reserve.
This suburb also takes pride in its popular Morningside Tennis Centre, which boasts of 12 tennis courts and a club history approaching its 100th year. This centre has a calendar loaded with competitions and coaching and training lessons. In addition, it has a pro shop where the latest tennis equipment are available.
Adjacent north of this centre on the corner of Beverley and York Streets is another Morningside attraction especially for the green thumbs—the Beelarong Community Farm. Run by locals and volunteers, this garden provides the Morningside neighborhood a source for fresh produce, such as vegetables and herbs as well as flowers.
Many households with young members choose to buy or rent a house in Morningside because of the excellent schools for several grade levels within and around this suburb. Morningside State School, which has its campus on Pashen Street, provides primary education in its catchment.
Two high schools also serve the Morningside community. One is the state-run Balmoral State High School located on Thynne Road and Lytton Road. The other is the private Cannon Hill Anglican College on the corner of Krupp Street and Junction Road. Lourdes Hill College on Hawthorne Road is an exclusive girls’ school that likewise covers the Morningside catchment.
Available properties on Morningside real estate listings mainly consists of detached houses built on large lots. A large number of Queenslanders in Morningside are undergoing restoration, and those already restored give the suburb an authentic village feel, look, and charm.
More Home Selections
Plenty of new apartment buildings and townhouses have been rising in this suburb, particularly on both flanks of Wynnum Road. Many of these new developments are mixed-use projects with commercial spaces included. These residential designs are the choices that realtors would typically recommend to prospective buyers who prefer low-maintenance living and conveniently close to every amenity that Morningside has to offer.
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