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Albion

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 5 km from CBD Features Restaurants & cafes, train station Commentary Albion is an inner city suburb, located 5 ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 5 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Queenslander and colonial housing

Commentary Public land auctions first occurred in Ashgrove in 1856, with the land originally being used for farming. However this eventually gave way to residential housing around 1915 when two of the major farming estates were subsequently subdivided.

The suburb is renowned for its period homes, including the aptly named "Ashgrovian" which was Queensland's interpretation of a bungalow during the interwar years. However Ashgrove is also very handy to the city, shopping centres and public transport, with regular City Council buses running along Waterworks Road.

Families will find that scattered parklands around the area provide plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling. Ashgrove is also close to the restaurant and shopping precinct of Paddington, which makes it popular with couples too. Schools in the area include Ashgrove primary school, Oakleigh primary school, St Michael's Girls College and Marist Boys College.

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Ascot

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 5 km from CBD Features Spring and Winter Racing Carnivals, Ascot rail station Commentary Widely regarded as one ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 5 km from CBD

Features Spring and Winter Racing Carnivals, Ascot rail station

Commentary Widely regarded as one Brisbane's most prestigious suburbs, Ascot has maintained its popularity with the public, offering easy access to the city and excellent local amenities and infrastructure.

With a reputation for expensive property, Ascot's high median price doesn't reflect the diversity of housing and prices on offer.

Attracting families and couples, Ascot has everything from prestige homes, old Queenslanders, and modern townhouses.

Ascot has also developed a reputation for its local events and retail and dining precinct.

Famous for the Spring and Winter Racing Carnivals held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot's residents have long been able to take advantage of Queensland's great weather with restaurants and cafes lining Racecourse Road.

Public transport too is convenient with the Ascot train station and regular buses servicing the CBD and surrounding suburbs, as well as the CityCat River Service less than five minutes away at the jetty between Quarry Street and Raceview Terrace in Hamilton.

Looking ahead, Ascot's growth seems assured with its location, facilities and variety on housing continuing to attract buyers of all types.

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Ashgrove

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 5 km from CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Queenslander and colonial housing Commentary Public land ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 5 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Queenslander and colonial housing

Commentary Public land auctions first occurred in Ashgrove in 1856, with the land originally being used for farming. However this eventually gave way to residential housing around 1915 when two of the major farming estates were subsequently subdivided.

The suburb is renowned for its period homes, including the aptly named "Ashgrovian" which was Queensland's interpretation of a bungalow during the interwar years. However Ashgrove is also very handy to the city, shopping centres and public transport, with regular City Council buses running along Waterworks Road.

Families will find that scattered parklands around the area provide plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling. Ashgrove is also close to the restaurant and shopping precinct of Paddington, which makes it popular with couples too. Schools in the area include Ashgrove primary school, Oakleigh primary school, St Michael's Girls College and Marist Boys College.

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Auchenflower

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 2.5 km from CBD Features Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower train station Commentary Located 2.5km from Brisbane's CBD, ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 2.5 km from CBD

Features Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower train station

Commentary Located 2.5km from Brisbane's CBD, Auchenflower continues to benefit from increasing consumer interest in inner-city properties and demand for boutique business space. As a result, Auchenflower has seen a lot of unit development, particularly along Coronation Drive and nearby streets.
Auchenflower has a strong mix of both commercial and residential property that makes it a lively inner city suburb.

With easy access to Brisbane's CBD and boutique shopping areas, such as Park Road and Toowong, the popularity of Auchenflower continues to be reflected in the capital growth of property.

The REIQ expects the Auchenflower area to continue showing strong capital growth as prime residential property becomes increasingly scarce.

The suburb features an ever-increasing number of units and some high-rise complexes along the riverfront street of Coronation Drive. It is a suburb particularly popular with young professional renters, wanting the ease of access to the City for work and entertainment.

Public transport is accessible with both train and bus available, making the trip to the CBD only a few minutes long. The new CityCat terminal in next door Toowong, as well as the upgrade of Coronation Drive, have both enhanced the popularity of the area.

The Wesley Private Hospital is located at Auchenflower - Queensland's largest private hospital facilities. The suburb also boasts sports fields and parks as well as a Catholic Church, and access to schools in neighbouring suburbs.

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Balmoral

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 4 km from CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane City, boat accesss to Brisbane River via Colmslie Reserve Commentary ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 4 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane City, boat accesss to Brisbane River via Colmslie Reserve

Commentary The small East Brisbane suburb of Balmoral, only 4km from Brisbane's CBD, is another area that has benefited from growing consumer interest in living close to the city. The suburb has a lively cafe and local cinema precinct.

For a suburb so close to the city, Balmoral offers several parks and is within five minutes of Colmslie Reserve and corners onto Hawthorne Park.
For water lovers, Colmslie Reserve also provides boat access to the Brisbane River.

Balmoral benefited from consumer demand for affordable, quality housing close to the city. Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza complements local stores in the suburb.

Although Balmoral doesn't have its own rail station (the closest are Cannon Hill and Morningside), regular bus services as well as the CityCat ferry services, ensure residents can access the city and other major centres easily. Residents are also close enough to the Gateway Motorway and the Southeast Freeway to make weekend trips to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts trouble-free.

Schools in and around Balmoral are Bulimba Primary School, Lourdes Hill College, Balmoral High School, and Cannon Hill Anglican College. University students are also within 15 minutes of the Griffith University Campus at Morningside and a short ferry or bus ride from the QUT Gardens Point campus.

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Bardon

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 6 km from CBD Features Elevated position, views of the City, Wests Leagues Club, borders Mt Coot-tha State Forest ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 6 km from CBD

Features Elevated position, views of the City, Wests Leagues Club, borders Mt Coot-tha State Forest

Commentary The western Brisbane suburb of Bardon has experienced substantial capital growth in property prices over the last 10 years. This was always assured given the suburb's close proximity to the City and its leafy tranquil environs, which border the bush land reserve area of Mt Coot-tha.

With Bardon only six kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, the suburb is well positioned to continue to attract homebuyers who want easy access to the City and a bush land environment.

Bardon has seen a number of subdivisions in recent years which have also encouraged construction of more modern dwelling types.

The suburb is popular with tenants and consequently a good suburb for investment; about one quarter of its houses are available for rent. There are a small number of quality units and townhouse developments in the suburb. Most of the dwellings are renovated old-style Queenslanders and post-war workers cottages.

Bardon has a number of private and state schools including the beautiful grounds of Stuartholme Catholic Girls School. There is also a state primary school located in Bardon. There are ample walking tracks in the area and very fine panoramic views of the City towards the climbs of Mt Coot-tha.

The suburb is home to the Wests Leagues Club, and also has a Catholic and Anglican Church.

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Bowen Hills

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 3 km from CBD Features Proximity to the City, Perry Park, Bowen Hills train station Commentary Located ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 3 km from CBD

Features Proximity to the City, Perry Park, Bowen Hills train station

Commentary Located approximately 3 km from the Brisbane CBD, Bowen Hills is a mix of light industrial, commercial and some residential property.

Home to Queensland Newspapers and the Brisbane Strikers Social Club at Perry Park, Bowen Hills provides its relatively small population with good public transport and easy access to the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Fortitude Valley and Brisbane City.

The popularity of the suburb is largely due to its proximity to the city. Surrounding suburbs such as Lutwyche, Albion and Windsor provide services such as schools and shopping facilities for residents of Bowen Hills.

The local retail stores in the area are supplemented by larger retail chains in Lutwyche Shopping Centre and slightly further away in the Stafford City and Brookside Shopping Centres.

A feature of the area is the large railway workshop situated in the northern sector of the suburb and crossing Breakfast Creek.

Apart from Perry Park, residents looking for recreational areas travel to neighbouring suburbs for a variety of walk and bikeways along Breakfast Creek.

Private and public schools in surrounding suburbs catering to primary and secondary aged children, service the families living in and around Bowen Hills.

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Brisbane City

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location Central Business District Features Commercial and retail heart of Queensland's capital city; QueensPlaza shopping ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location Central Business District

Features Commercial and retail heart of Queensland's capital city; QueensPlaza shopping complex; Queen Street Mall, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, access to the Brisbane River, Central and Roma St rail stations

Commentary Bordered largely by the Brisbane River, Brisbane City is the heart of retail and business activity in the Brisbane Shire. Popular with professionals and students looking to live as close to work or university (Queensland University of Technology - QUT) as possible, the City's property market has experienced strong demand in recent years, mainly with investors.

The western side of Petrie Terrace was one of the first residential areas developed after Brisbane was settled. Approximately 300 houses, typically built on small lots, are located in this area. These properties have undergone significant renovation and the value of property in the Petrie Terrace precinct has grown substantially over the last few years.

To ensure this neighbourhood loses none of its historic character, the Brisbane City Council has a special control plan to ensure future developments are in accordance with existing residential and historic built environments.

While the older style housing is still attracting some buyers, it is the refurbishment of older buildings into apartments that has been attracting the most attention.

Inner city residential high-rise complexes were first developed during the late 1970s in the area bounded by Alice and Margaret Streets and included Club Lodge and The Gardens complex.

The catalyst for Brisbane City's residential surge was the conversion of two previous commercial buildings into residential apartments during the mid 1990s. Newspaper House was transformed into the Manor Apartments and Perry House into the Royal Albert Apartments. Several other former commercial buildings have since been converted to residential use with most conversions taking place along Ann and Edwards Streets.

The demand for inner-city living has been reflected in the update, introduction and redesign of the Queen Street Mall, new supermarket facilities in the Myer Centre, and the opening of the new Roma Street Parklands.

Living in Brisbane City means residents are in walking distance to major retailers, business offices, churches, parklands and gardens, the Queensland University of Technology and all forms of public transport. Roma Street Rail Station also acts as a hub for intrastate and interstate coach and rail services.

Residents also have easy access to the Riverside Expressway leading onto the Southeast Motorway and the Gold Coast, the Victoria Bridge and Goodwill Pedestrian Bridge leading into South Brisbane and the Story Bridge leading into Kangaroo Point.

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Bulimba

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 5 km from CBD Features Riverfront homes, Bulimba Army Barracks, Proximity to Brisbane City Commentary Less than ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 5 km from CBD

Features Riverfront homes, Bulimba Army Barracks, Proximity to Brisbane City

Commentary Less than five kilometres from Brisbane's city heart and only minutes by car, Bulimba is one of Brisbane's popular riverside suburbs and has undergone a transformation since the mid to late 1990s.

Many couples and families have bought in the area and renovated to bring increased value to many properties around Bulimba.

A leafy suburb, Bulimba offers residents the choice of Bulimba Memorial Park, and Vic Lucas Park on the Brisbane River for picnic spots and outdoor activities. Also in close proximity is Hawthorne Park. For water lovers, Colmslie Reserve in Morningside offers boat access to the Brisbane River.

A feature of this inner-city suburb is the Bulimba Army Barracks located along the Hamilton Reach of the Brisbane River.

Services in the area have adapted to accommodate the strong demand for property. Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza offers the closest major retailers and complements local stores in the suburb.

Bulimba is well serviced by rail (the closest are Cannon Hill and Morningside), regular bus services and the CityCat ferry services departing from the end of Oxford Street and Apollo Road, all ensuring residents can access the city and other major centres easily. Residents are also close to the Gateway Motorway and the Southeast Freeway making weekend trips to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts trouble-free.

Schools in and around Bulimba are Bulimba Primary School, Lourdes Hill College, Balmoral High School, and Cannon Hill Anglican College. University students are also within 15 minutes of the Griffith University Campus at Morningside and a short ferry or bus ride from the QUT Gardens Point campus.

Situated along Brisbane River, Bulimba offers buyers properties ranging from prestige riverfront houses to older units and townhouses.

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Camp Hill

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 7 km from CBD Features Elevated topography, some city views and cool breezes. Close to Norman Park rail station, ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 7 km from CBD

Features Elevated topography, some city views and cool breezes. Close to Norman Park rail station, Carindale Shopping Centre and the Coorparoo retail precinct.

Commentary Home to a diverse range of housing, Camp Hill offers everything from traditional older style houses and a few apartment blocks through to unique architecturally designed modern homes overlooking the City skyline out to Mt Coot-tha.

The suburb contains many fine examples of renovated Queenslanders, colonials and post-war workers cottages.

Only seven kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Camp Hill is elevated and overlooks the city. It is conveniently located between the Carindale shopping centre and the Coorparoo retail precinct, providing residents with a variety of shopping choices.

For those commuters opting to leave the car at home, the north-western portion of Camp Hill is located in close proximity to the Norman Park railway station while the remainder is well-serviced by regular bus services to both the City and Carindale.

Once a very working class area, Camp Hill has undergone considerable gentrification as is increasingly included in Brisbane's up-and-coming suburbs.

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Clayfield

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 6.5 km north from CBD Features Clayfield rail station, easy access to Brisbane City and Brisbane Airport Commentary ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 6.5 km north from CBD

Features Clayfield rail station, easy access to Brisbane City and Brisbane Airport

Commentary One of Brisbane's more prestigious suburbs, Clayfield is located 6.5 kilometres north of the CBD near Ascot and Hamilton and is home to many fine examples of older Queenslanders.

In recent years the suburb has seen the growth of medium density units, resulting in a strong rental market capitalising on the close proximity to the CBD, the airport and major transport routes.

Despite this, housing still makes up the majority (70 per cent) of accommodation in the area. A progression from older residents and retirees to young families and couples has seen residential development slowing with people opting for renovation of older housing.

Clayfield residents have access to a wide variety of transport, services and retail facilities, either in the suburb itself or within striking distance.

The Royal Brisbane Hospital is approximately 15 minutes away and there are a number of state and private schools in the area catering for both primary and secondary school children, including the private girl's school Clayfield College.

Westfield Shoppingtown Toombul is the closest major shopping centre with Lutwyche shopping centre also close. A bit further to the north on Gympie Road is Chermside Shopping Centre.

Residents are also well catered for in the outdoor recreational stakes with parks, bike and walk ways. The suburb has a lively cafe lifestyle and is close to Racecourse Road and the Eagle Farm and Doomben race courses.

The revitalised restaurant district at Albion also offers residents a great choice of cuisine.

Public transport includes the northern train line with stops at Albion Station, Wooloowin Station, Eagle Junction Station, and Toombul Station. Bus and ferry routes are also available and residents also have easy access to the airport and Gateway arterial.

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Cooparoo

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 4 km from CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Stones Corner outlet shopping precinct, Coorparoo and Buranda rail ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 4 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Stones Corner outlet shopping precinct, Coorparoo and Buranda rail stations

Commentary Only four kilometres from Brisbane's CBD, Coorparoo continues to benefit from consumer demand for near-city living.

Coorparoo is on Brisbane's south-eastern side and has easy access to the city along either the Southeast Freeway or the Story Bridge.

Coorparoo will continue to benefit from the desire of many people to live close to the CBD to cut down on travelling time to and from work. This explains the strong rise in the number of units in the area.

A small part of Coorparoo is designated semi-industrial and commercial - however, this is a defined and isolated area not impinging on the residential zones of the suburb.

Coorparoo benefits from a train station only a few stops from the CBD, as well as an extensive Brisbane City Council bus service.

The suburb has a high proportion of medium density unit complexes and a strong rental market. Around the elevated parts of the suburb, million dollar house sales have occurred in recent years.

There are private and State schools in the suburb. Coorparoo's shopping district features a refurbished Coles Supermarket. There are extensive small businesses, banks and retail outlets that serve the surrounding suburbs as well as Coorparoo. The Stones Corner retail fashion outlets are nearby on Logan Road.

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Eagle Farm

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 7 km from CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane Airport, Royal Queensland Golf Course Commentary Eagle Farm is ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 7 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane Airport, Royal Queensland Golf Course

Commentary Eagle Farm is approximately 7km from the Brisbane CBD and is home to the famous Royal Queensland Golf Club. A heavy industrial area, Eagle Farm is bordered largely by the Brisbane River and the Brisbane Airport.

The large industrial facilities make Eagle Farm one of Brisbane's biggest employment hubs. The Brisbane Institute of TAFE's Gateway Campus is popular with students from around Brisbane.

Eagle Farm train station makes up the core of public transport into the area. The Gateway Motorway passes through Eagle Farm and is easily accessible to residents and visitors.

Eagle Farm is home to very few residential properties, with no new developments planned for the future.

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East Brisbane

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 3 km from CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Mowbray Park, excellent bus services Commentary About 3km from ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 3 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Mowbray Park, excellent bus services

Commentary About 3km from the Brisbane CBD, East Brisbane's proximity to the city has secured its popularity with empty nesters and young professionals.

Confirming its position as a popular suburb for tenants, and consequently a good suburb for investment, almost every second house is rented.
Located between Kangaroo Point and Norman Park on the Brisbane River, an increase in demand for housing close to the city has seen a number of apartment and townhouse complexes developed in recent years.

Surrounding suburbs service the educational requirements of East Brisbane residents. Anglican Church Grammar School is the only school within the suburbs boundaries and is supplemented by public and private schools in nearby Coorparoo, Hawthorne, Camp Hill, and South Brisbane.

Although there is no train station in East Brisbane (the closest is at Coorparoo) excellent bus services run regularly into and from the city centre and major shopping centres. Residents also have easy access to the Southeast Freeway, making a weekend drive to the Gold Coast hassle free.

Major supermarkets and retailers are available in the city's Queen Street Mall, along Old Cleveland Road in Coorparoo, in the retail outlet precinct of Stones Corner and a little further away at Carindale Shopping Centre.

Mowbray Park provides some good picnic spots along the Brisbane River while Heath Park also provides waterfront parkland, located on the banks of Norman Creek.

East Brisbane's superb location and access to local amenities will ensure that the suburb remains popular with young professionals and workers sick of the peak hour drive into the city. The suburb has seen steady growth over the last five years and that looks likely to continue as demand for inner city living results in a more limited supply.

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Fig Tree Pocket

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 9 km from CBD Features Close to Indooroopilly Shoppingtown and Centenary Highway, Brisbane Riverside suburb. ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 9 km from CBD

Features Close to Indooroopilly Shoppingtown and Centenary Highway, Brisbane Riverside suburb.

Commentary Fig Tree Pocket is 9km west-southwest of the Brisbane CBD and benefits greatly from the Centenary Highway, giving it direct access to the city via Milton Road or Coronation Drive.

With easy access to Mt Coot-tha lookout, botanical gardens, and the planetarium, and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Fig Tree Pocket is surrounded by attractive recreational facilities. The suburb is also partially located on the Brisbane River.

Fig Tree Pocket is likely to experience good growth throughout the next decade as demand for near-city living expands into the suburbs. The suburb should continue to attract strong interest from those who enjoy access to a variety of facilities but still enjoy leafy urban environments.

Fig Tree Pocket is next to the suburbs of Indooroopilly and Kenmore Hills. Its main retail facilities are located at Indooroopilly and Kenmore with the large Indooroopilly Shoppingtown close by.

There are good educational facilities in the suburb including the Montessori School, Fig Tree Pocket Primary School and The Glenleighdon School - it is also close to the Nudgee Junior College in Indooroopilly and Indooroopilly high schools.

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Fortitude Valley

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 1 km from CBD Features Entertainment venues, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants, Brunswick Street Valley Markets on ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 1 km from CBD

Features Entertainment venues, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants, Brunswick Street Valley Markets on Saturday mornings, Brunswick St rail station

Commentary Only one kilometre from the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley has developed into a business district in its own right. As with its neighbouring suburbs, Fortitude Valley has undergone extensive redevelopment over the last decade.

A mix of commercial and residential, much of the business activity around the Valley happens between St Pauls Terrace and McLachlan Street. Of the residential housing available in the area, new unit and apartment complexes make up the majority, attracting many young singles and couples to the area.

A hub of entertainment venues, cafes, nightclubs, galleries and restaurants, Fortitude Valley draws residents and visitors from around Brisbane out of their homes every weekend for a lively party or a casual meeting among friends.

Shopping around the Valley is always an adventure with the variety of food outlets in the China Town and the Brunswick Street Malls complemented by fashion boutique stores along Ann Street. The Valley markets on Saturdays also provide a fun alternative to retail shopping.

The Valley's public transport services are excellent with a train station and regular bus services heading into and out of the City centre.

In recent years, old warehouses and commercial sites have been redeveloped into mixed-use buildings catering for apartment living and retail or office space.

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Graceville

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 8 km from CBD Features Small business and commercial centres, Brisbane River frontage, Graceville rail station ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 8 km from CBD

Features Small business and commercial centres, Brisbane River frontage, Graceville rail station

Commentary Graceville is one of Brisbane's most popular suburbs, bounded on its eastern and western edges by the Indooroopilly and Chelmer/Sherwood reaches of the Brisbane River.

Benefiting from the enormous buyer interest in near and inner city living, Graceville sits only 8km from the Brisbane CBD and provides its residents with easy access to Indooroopilly Shoppingtown and the University of Queensland.

With its own railway station central to the suburb, Graceville's residents have easy access to all of greater Brisbane.

Like its neighbour, Chelmer, Graceville is a leafy quiet residential suburb with part of the suburb bordering the Brisbane River. One of the city's older suburbs, Graceville has some fine old Queenslanders and post-war homes with many opportunities for renovation.

With its beautiful older style homes and its easy access to the city and other facilities Graceville's ongoing popularity is guaranteed with Brisbane residents.

There are two thriving small business and commercial centres on either side of the railway line - there is also a cinema. The suburb has Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian churches, two primary schools, a cycle way and sporting fields.

Graceville has experienced strong median house price growth over the last few years and this is expected to continue.

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Grange

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 5.5 km from CBD Features Views of the Brisbane City skyline, Grange Thistle Soccer Club Commentary Approximately ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 5.5 km from CBD

Features Views of the Brisbane City skyline, Grange Thistle Soccer Club

Commentary Approximately five and a half kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, the Grange is known for its distinctively 'Queensland' housing character and expansive views of the Brisbane skyline.

Like many other suburbs of a similar age, properties in the Grange have undergone substantial renovations in recent years, which have not only improved the look of the area, but have also improved the median house price.

The Grange is in close proximity to the CBD, and is well-serviced, with shopping centres located in nearby Stafford and Lutwyche, sporting facilities at the Crushers Leagues Club and the Grange Thistle Soccer Club, as well as the cafestrip of Kedron Brook Road located in neighbouring Wilston.

The suburb also has a number of private and public schools nearby, including Padua College at Kedron.

The Grange also benefits from parkland, walkways and bikeways along Kedron Brook, which runs along the northern border of the suburb.

The Grange is serviced by Brisbane City Council buses, and the train can be caught at nearby Alderley, Wilston or Windsor.

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Greenslopes

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 6 km from CBD Features Greenslopes Private Hospital, Easy access to South East Freeway Commentary One of ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 6 km from CBD

Features Greenslopes Private Hospital, Easy access to South East Freeway

Commentary One of Brisbane's near-city suburbs located six kilometres from the CBD, Greenslopes has experienced strong growth in its median house price over recent years.

With easy access to the city along Logan Road or the Southeast Freeway, Greenslopes' popularity with buyers is reflected in its strong growth.

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland expects Greenslopes will continue to find favour with the buying public who want access to the city, local facilities and the Greenslopes Private Hospital but still want to live in one of Brisbane's older and established suburbs.

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Hamilton

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 5 km from CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Breakfast Creek Wharf and Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane River ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 5 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane City, Breakfast Creek Wharf and Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane River frontage

Commentary Bordering the Brisbane River and surrounded by the suburbs of Ascot, Albion and Newstead, Hamilton is one of Brisbane's most popular prestige suburbs for owner-occupiers and investors alike.

Only 5km from the Brisbane CBD, the suburb is within easy reach of local landmarks like the Breakfast Creek Wharf, and the Eagle Farm Racecourse, as well as the Brisbane River- Hamilton is the perfect residence for boat owners.

The nearby racecourse comes alive during the Winter and Spring Racing Carnivals and the Racecourse Road Festival is a fun day out for the whole family. Local parks, river walkways and water activities are popular all year round.

The mix of houses and townhouse/units (60:40) are mainly occupied by young and established families. Excellent bus services in the area make getting to and from schools located in Hamilton and the neighbouring suburbs convenient. Schools include Hamilton Primary School, Ascot State School, St Rita's College and St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School.

For residents heading into the city, regular bus routes and the City Cat ferry service make the daily commute convenient. Getting away for the weekend is also a breeze with easy access to the Gateway Motorway for coastal day trips, and the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports for interstate and international travel.

Revamping of the infrastructure around the suburb has only added to Hamilton's appeal. Like the neighbouring suburbs of Ascot, Hamilton has developed a cafeprecinct, which entices both locals and visitors to the area.

Local street stores and cafes supplement Toombul Westfield Shoppingtown- only 10 minutes away - which also offers a cinema complex for residents looking for a variety of entertainment.

Hamilton has experienced very strong growth in median house prices during the past five years. However, the median house price does not reflect the diversity of pricing available within the suburb.

Like many Brisbane suburbs, Hamilton has a range of pricing available, from the most expensive to the more affordable styles appealing to a mix of residents. However, the trend is certainly heading towards a higher concentration of prestige dwellings in the suburb.

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Hawthorne

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 4 km from CBD Features Brisbane River frontage, close to Griffith University Morningside Campus Commentary Less ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 4 km from CBD

Features Brisbane River frontage, close to Griffith University Morningside Campus

Commentary Less than four kilometres from Brisbane's CBD, Hawthorne is one of Brisbane's popular riverside suburbs that has undergone a transformation over the last 10 years.

Many older homes have been renovated to their former glory by couples and families moving into the area. The renovation of these older homes has had a positive influence on the median sale price of the suburb.

Situated along Brisbane River, Hawthorne offers buyers proximity to the city with a suburban atmosphere. Hawthorne Park is popular with sports lovers while water lovers only have to travel a couple of suburbs to Colmslie Reserve in Morningside to be able to launch their boats onto the Brisbane River.

Services in the area have adapted to accommodate the strong demand for property. City shopping and Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza offer the closest major retailers and complement local stores in the suburb.

Hawthorne doesn't have its own rail station (the closest is Morningside), however regular bus services and CityCat ferry services departing from Gordon Scott Street ensure residents can access the city and other major centres easily. Residents are also reasonably close to the Gateway Motorway and the Southeast Freeway.

Schools in neighbouring suburbs, including Bulimba Primary School, Balmoral High School, and Cannon Hill Anglican College, complement Lourdes Hill College situated on the river and within the suburb's boundaries. University students are also within 15 minutes of the Griffith University Campus at Morningside.

Hawthorne has recorded one of the strongest rises in median sale price over recent years as buyers have taken advantage of its proximity to the city, its local amenities and once affordable prices.

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Hendra

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 6 km from CBD Features Close to Brisbane domestic and international airports, Hendra rail station Commentary ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 6 km from CBD

Features Close to Brisbane domestic and international airports, Hendra rail station

Commentary Hendra is located six kilometres northeast of the Brisbane CBD and borders the Gateway Motorway, Nundah, Clayfield, and Ascot.

As with its neighbouring suburbs, Hendra is predominantly a family-oriented community. The local school (Hendra Secondary College) is supplemented by state and private schools in the neighbouring suburbs.

Westfield Shoppingtown Toombul complements Hendra's local stores and services residents with major retail and supermarket outlets. For those willing to travel a bit further Lutwyche shopping centre and Westfield Shoppingtown Chermside are also close by.

Hendra plays host to the Doomben Racecourse, parks, bike and walkways. Kedron Brook runs through Hendra, Nundah and Wooloowin and has walking and biking paths running alongside.

Public transport services in the area are excellent with the northern train line running through the area and Hendra, Albion, Wooloowin, Eagle Junction, and Toombul train stations all close by. Regular bus services also make getting into and out of the City easy for Hendra residents.

Brisbane's domestic and international airports are just as easily accessible by car or the sky train.

Apart from some light industrial and commercial lots, Hendra is zoned Residential A and therefore all residential properties are houses.

The area has seen a progression of residents from retirees and older residents to young families and couples. Residential development has been slowing and new buyers have been opting for renovation of older housing.

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Herston

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 2 km from CBD Features Royal Brisbane Hospital, Ballymore Park Commentary Just over two kilometres from the ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 2 km from CBD

Features Royal Brisbane Hospital, Ballymore Park

Commentary Just over two kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and home to the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Ballymore Park, Herston has maintained its popularity with buyers over the last five years.

The trend toward inner city living has resulted in a demand for housing in the area and in turn an increase in the number of higher density unit and townhouse complexes, although there is still a high proportion of older styles homes in the suburb.

Popular with health professionals for its easy access to the hospital Herston is bordered by Spring Hill, Bowen Hills, Wilston and Kelvin Grove.

These suburbs along with the city centre, Lutwyche and Newmarket provide Herston residents with major supermarket and retail shopping facilities as well as public and private schools.

University students are also a common sight around Herston with the University of Queensland Medical School located alongside the Hospital and the Queensland University of Technology Kelvin Grove campus also nearby.
Raisy Park along Enoggera Creek has bike and walkways for residents, while Downey Park is also nearby in neighbouring Wilston. Victoria Park is also a popular spot for picnic and the occasional golf shot.

Although Herston does not have a train station (the closest is Bowen Hills) regular bus routes into and out of the city centre and to major shopping centres in the area ensure that the daily commute is hassle free.

The continuing trend towards inner city living ensures Herston's popularity among not only health professionals but also among students and young professionals looking for easy access to employment.

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Highgate Hill

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 2 km from CBD Features Easy access to Brisbane CBD, close to West End cafe and restaurant precinct Commentary A ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 2 km from CBD

Features Easy access to Brisbane CBD, close to West End cafe and restaurant precinct

Commentary A popular inner-city suburb of Brisbane, Highgate Hill has experienced strong growth in median house prices during the past five years.

The suburb has easy access to the city via the William Jolly Bridge, the Southeast Freeway and the Goodwill pedestrian bridge and is in a commanding position with easy access to all major amenities and retail shopping.

Highgate Hill is definitely an investor's dream as many students and professionals are attracted by its central position and quiet environment.

Due to its close proximity to the city, and like many similarly located suburbs in Brisbane, Highgate Hill has experienced a strong level of 'gentrification' of its streets and homes. Renovation activity has been a feature with many older Queenslander-style houses being brought back to mint condition.

The suburb also has many new houses and units; overall it has a good mix of dwelling types.

Being close to the West End cafe and restaurant precinct, and indeed South Bank and the CBD, Highgate Hill has become one of the most popular 'lifestyle' suburbs in Brisbane.

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Indooroopilly

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 7 km from CBD Features Indooroopilly Shoppingtown, Indooroopilly rail station, Brisbane River frontage, educational ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 7 km from CBD

Features Indooroopilly Shoppingtown, Indooroopilly rail station, Brisbane River frontage, educational facilities

Commentary Indooroopilly is fast becoming the Chatswood of Brisbane. The suburb's central position, thriving commercial, office and retail sector, and proximity to the CBD and University of Queensland have promoted a recent surge in population and supported new residential unit developments.

Popular with many Brisbane professionals, as well as a strong element of university students from nearby University of Queensland, this riverside suburb has recorded significant gain in house prices, especially over the last three years.

Further investor interest is expected in the short to medium term with the completion of a number of new unit developments close to the rail station.

As the student population from nearby University of Queensland grows, further commercial and retail activity is also expected to increase.

As well as being a popular area for student tenants, the suburb is increasingly becoming a hub for young city commuters.

The suburb contains a large unit market - more than one-third of residences in the suburb are either units or townhouses. New prestige developments include Pradella's new Riva overlooking the river.

Indooroopilly residents enjoy extensive community facilities including Gandel's Indooroopilly Shoppingtown (formerly Westfield's), Citytrain services and a bus interchange. Moviegoers are well catered for with the newly renovated art deco Eldorado Cinema Complex and Megaplex at Indooroopilly Shoppingtown.

There are a number of restaurants and a renovated pub, popular with a young clientele.

The commercial and shopping area near the railway station has in recent years been fully made over which makes for an attractive precinct for nightlife and a vibrant street cafe scene.

In addition, golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the renowned Indooroopilly Golf Club.

The suburb also boasts a number of education facilities including Indooroopilly High, St Peters Lutheran College, Nudgee Junior and the Brigidine Secondary College.

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Kangaroo Point

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 1 km from CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane city, Kangaroo Point cliffs Commentary Home to nearly 7,000 ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 1 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane city, Kangaroo Point cliffs

Commentary Home to nearly 7,000 residents, the riverside suburb of Kangaroo Point has witnessed an enormous amount of residential construction during the past decade. The resident population in the suburb is estimated to have grown by more than 20 per cent during that period as both homebuyers and tenants gravitate closer to the CBD.

The redevelopment of the old Evans Deakin Shipyards into the visionary Dockside development in the late 1980s was the catalyst for further residential redevelopment in the suburb, particularly in those areas where maritime activities once took place.

During the past 10 years, new stages of the Dockside development have been added as well as other residential projects including The Watermark, The Goodwin, Silver Quays, Marquise, and Bridgewater.

The size of the suburb's rental market has grown strongly nearly doubling in size during the past ten years. Investors are still the main buyers in Kangaroo Point.

Residents of this sought after suburb enjoy close proximity to the CBD and have access to excellent public transport. In addition to regular bus services to the city and other attractions such as the Brisbane Cricket Ground (The Gabba), most residents are within walking distance to CityCat ferry terminals for quick access to the city or a leisurely cruise to Southbank or Brett's Wharf at Hamilton.

Residents who prefer to drive can access the city via the Story Bridge or the Riverside Expressway. The Southeast Freeway from neighbouring Woolloongabba also provides direct road access to the Gold Coast.

Bordered by the Brisbane River means that Kangaroo Point plays host to excellent walkways and picnic spots including the popular park spots under the famous Kangaroo Point cliffs.

Local stores around Kangaroo Point are supplemented by a variety of larger supermarkets and retail outlets in South Brisbane, Coorparoo and the city (5 to 10 minutes away) and Carindale Shopping Centre (20 to 25 minutes away).

Although the suburb has no schools to call its own, the proximity of St Laurence's College, Coorparoo Secondary College, Anglican Church Grammar, Coorparoo Primary School, Buranda Primary School, Brisbane State High School and Villanova College mean residents are spoilt for choice.

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Kelvin Grove

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 4 km from CBD Features Good public transport, proximity to Brisbane City Commentary Kelvin Grove has become a ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 4 km from CBD

Features Good public transport, proximity to Brisbane City

Commentary Kelvin Grove has become a popular suburb for a range of people wishing to live close to the CBD, the local QUT campus and the Royal Brisbane hospital. The suburb's proximity to the city makes it a popular locale for young people with active social lives.

Located less than 4km from Brisbane's CBD and minutes by car, Kelvin Grove has experienced strong growth in the past five years as buyers took advantage of the suburb's proximity to the city and (then) affordable prices. It is expected that the median house price will continue to climb, albeit more modestly, over the next few years.

With easy access to the city along Kelvin Grove Road and other major roads, Kelvin Grove will continue to attract residents and tenants, particularly those attending the nearby Kelvin Grove campus of the Queensland University of Technology. The Royal Brisbane Hospital is next door and this also attracts a good deal of their employees wishing to reside close to work.

Most of the homes in Kelvin Grove are renovated post-war workers cottages and Queenslander style homes. There is a significant amount of medium-density units and new developments. A high profile inner city development - Kelvin Grove Urban Village - is one example.

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Kenmore

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 10 km from CBD Features Easy access to Centenary Highway and Brisbane City via Milton Road or Coronation Drive ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 10 km from CBD

Features Easy access to Centenary Highway and Brisbane City via Milton Road or Coronation Drive

Commentary Kenmore is 10 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and has benefited greatly from the Centenary Highway that gives it direct access to the city via Milton Road or Coronation Drive.

The suburb has a large number of parks and playing fields. It has easy access to outdoors activities in surrounding suburbs, including walking tracks and roads to Mt Coot-tha lookout, botanical gardens and the planetarium; boating ramps into the Brisbane River and horse riding facilities in Fig Tree Pocket and Brookfield.

There are a number of schools in the suburb, including Kenmore State School, Kenmore State High, and private Christian schools. There are a large number of restaurants as well as two large retail centres, Kenmore Village and Kenmore Plaza, located on Moggill Road.

As one of the suburbs developed during the 1950s and 1960s, Kenmore has experienced only moderate growth in median house prices during recent years. Lately a number of these homes have experienced renovation as owners update and modernise.

Kenmore is likely to experience strong growth throughout the next decade as demand for near-city living expands into the suburbs. The suburb should continue to attract interest from those who enjoy access to a variety of facilities but still enjoy leafy urban environments.

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Kenmore Hills

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 10 km from CBD Commentary Kenmore Hills is 10km from the Brisbane CBD and benefits greatly from the Centenary Highway ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 10 km from CBD

Commentary Kenmore Hills is 10km from the Brisbane CBD and benefits greatly from the Centenary Highway that gives direct access to the city via Milton Road or Coronation Drive.

The suburb benefits from easy access to Mt Coot-tha lookout, botanical gardens and the planetarium.

As one of the suburbs developed during the 1950s and 1960s, Kenmore Hills has experienced only mild growth in median house prices during the past five years. However, Kenmore Hills differentiates itself from Kenmore by its higher elevation and this consequently has resulted in higher demand for real estate in this area.

Kenmore Hills is likely to experience strong growth throughout the next decade as demand for near-city living expanded into the suburbs. The suburb should continue to attract interest from those who enjoy access to a variety of facilities but still enjoy leafy urban environments.

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Milton

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 1.5 km from CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane CBD, Park Road cafe and restaurant precinct, Milton rail station ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 1.5 km from CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane CBD, Park Road cafe and restaurant precinct, Milton rail station

Commentary This inner city suburb located one kilometre from Brisbane's central business district is home to two Queensland icons: the Castlemaine XXXX Brewery and Suncorp Stadium (previously Lang Park).

Almost as well known is the 'Euro-precinct' along Park Road offering residents and visitors an array of outdoor dining and cafes. A few select boutiques also attract the retail dollars.

This inner west suburb contains many of the attributes modern buyers want, with an inner-city caf–jifestyle, a range of housing styles, access to public transport and in some cases, riverside living.

Due to its near city location the rental demand in Milton is strong and unit/townhouse accommodation is prevalent.

Milton has always seen strong demand for property but has often struggled with supply. Any new residential development in the area is therefore likely to be popular.

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New Farm

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 2km east of Brisbane CBD Features Excellent public transport, New Farm Park, restaurant and cafe precinct, the Brisbane ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 2km east of Brisbane CBD

Features Excellent public transport, New Farm Park, restaurant and cafe precinct, the Brisbane River

Commentary New Farm has undergone a substantial transformation over the last 10 years, with its wide variety of housing types ranging from historic workers' cottages and colonials through to art deco blocks of flats and modern contemporary homes and apartments, reflecting the equally eclectic nature of its residents.

Much of this transformation has been driven by the urban renewal process, particularly in James Street and the old Powerhouse and CSR Refinery sites. These changes have helped to cement New Farm as part of the cosmopolitan heart of Brisbane.

There are a wide variety of bars, restaurants and cafes, located along Brunswick Street, the James Street precinct and Merthyr Road, giving residents an almost endless array of options.

The suburb is also home to the Brisbane Powerhouse complex, historic New Farm Park, and is almost entirely surrounded by boardwalks and walking paths along the edge of the Brisbane River, giving people the opportunity to see Brisbane at its best.

With strong demand for inner city living New Farm is expected to maintain its popularity with renters and buyers looking for proximity to the city and an excellent 'cafelifestyle'.

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Newstead

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 2.5km north-east of the Brisbane CBD Features Newstead House, Powerhouse Arts Complex, excellent public transport ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 2.5km north-east of the Brisbane CBD

Features Newstead House, Powerhouse Arts Complex, excellent public transport

Commentary Like its neighbouring suburbs of New Farm and Fortitude Valley, Newstead has undergone huge transformations over the last decade; it's now one of Brisbane's most expensive suburbs.

Once known for its light commercial activity in the Teneriffe precinct, Newstead has developed a trendy, cafelifestyle character with the sale and redesign of the old Woolsheds into upmarket studio apartments and the older homes in the area being renovated to their former glory.

One home in Newstead that has remained the same, and will never change, is Newstead House located at the mouth of Breakfast Creek on the Hamilton Reach of the Brisbane River. Its beautiful gardens form the basis of Newstead Park and attract visitors from around Brisbane for social days and festivals.

In keeping up with the demand for housing in the area Newstead's community facilities have developed accordingly and now include cafes, restaurants, the recently renovated Palace Cinemas and small retail complexes. Also close by is the Powerhouse Arts Complex in New Farm. The historic New Farm powerhouse, only recently converted into a community complex incorporating theatres and art spaces, has become a centrepiece of the trendy inner city suburb.

Newstead has excellent public transport facilities including the CityCat ferry service at the end of Commercial Road and two other terminals, in neighbouring New Farm. This ferry service, introduced by the Brisbane City Council in late 1996, has proved enormously beneficial for local residents.

Residents are close to other recreational areas including New Farm Park, which is a popular Sunday afternoon destination for many inner Brisbane residents and the Perry Park sports ground in Bowen Hills.

Appealing to the young singles and couples, Newstead has experienced enormous price growth over the last five years. The popularity of the suburb and its large rental population has also encouraged property investors to buy into the suburb.

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Norman Park

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 4km east of the Brisbane CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane city, Norman Park rail station, CP Bottomley Park ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 4km east of the Brisbane CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane city, Norman Park rail station, CP Bottomley Park

Commentary Only 4 km from the heart of Brisbane, Norman Park offers residents numerous parks and recreational areas close to the central business district.

Bordered by East Brisbane, Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Morningside and Hawthorne, Norman Park offers limited housing along the Brisbane River.

Buyers will find a diverse range of properties available and some excellent examples of renovated Queenslanders and post-war workers cottages.

The neighbouring suburbs service the needs of school-aged residents and also offer a variety of larger supermarket and retail outlets to complement Norman Park's local stores. The Coorparoo retail precinct in particular offers easy access to Coles, Myer Mega Mart, banking and some smaller street stores.

Students are also in close proximity to the Morningside campus of Griffith University while sports lovers are in close proximity to The Gabba.

For those commuters opting to leave the car at home, the Norman Park railway station is available as are regular bus services to both the city and Carindale Shopping Centre.

CP Bottomley Park and other parkland reserves offer residents a variety of walk and bikeways, barbeque and picnic spots. The scouts also meet in Norman Park at the reserve situated alongside the Norman Park Bowls Club.

Norman Park has benefited from the continuing trend towards inner city living. Coupled with its good public transport and local facilities Norman Park has experienced strong growth over the last five years.

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Nudgee

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 13km north-east of the Brisbane CBD Features Nudgee Golf Course, Nudgee rail station Commentary As with its ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 13km north-east of the Brisbane CBD

Features Nudgee Golf Course, Nudgee rail station

Commentary As with its surrounding suburbs, Nudgee - located approximately 13 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD - offers residents affordable housing, with easy access to modern facilities and leisure activities. For this reason it is home to a mix of young and established families and retirees.

Facilities such as hospitals, schools and shops are readily available to residents. Chermside offers residents access to two hospitals and a major shopping centre featuring all major retailers, restaurants and a cinema/entertainment complex. Residents also have easy access to Toombul Shoppingtown.

Leisure facilities in Nudgee include the Nudgee Golf Course and the local rugby league club as well as natural picnic spots at the Nudgee Waterhole Reserve and the Nudgee Recreation Reserve.

Neighbouring suburb Boondall also provides plenty of bike and walk ways, picnic and barbeque spots near lagoons and wetlands. Musical and stage shows are also easily accessible at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, also in Boondall.

Although there are no schools located within Nudgee's suburb boundaries, schools in Boondall, Banyo, and Zillmere cater to both primary and secondary aged children.

Public transport is also very accessible with three train stations in the vicinity (Nudgee, Banyo and Bindha) and city express bus services running at regular intervals. The Gateway Motorway separates the Golf Course from the rest of the suburb and provides excellent access for residents wanting to visit either the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast. The major road in the area - Sandgate Road - puts the commute to Brisbane City at around 20-25 minutes.

The majority (90 per cent) of housing around Nudgee is single unit detached dwellings or houses as opposed to townhouses and units. The demand for housing in the area has been reflected in Villa World's recent development of single unit detached dwellings in Boondall. The excellent facilities in and around the area have seen Nudgee's median sale price grow strongly over the last five years.

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Nundah

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 8km north-northeast of the Brisbane CBD Features Nundah Village shopping strip, Westfield Shoppingtown Toombul, Albert ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 8km north-northeast of the Brisbane CBD

Features Nundah Village shopping strip, Westfield Shoppingtown Toombul, Albert Bishop Park, Nundah and Toombul train station.

Commentary Nundah is located eight kilometres north-northeast of the Brisbane CBD and has seen an increase in buyer demand as a result of higher prices in the inner city suburbs.

The area has seen a progression of residents from retirees and older residents to young families and couples. Residential development has been slowing and new buyers have been opting for renovating older homes.

Renovation activity has also had a positive effect on property prices as the whole suburb has effectively seen a significant makeover in the last few years.

Given its relative close proximity to Brisbane, the airport and major transport routes, the suburb has also seen the growth of medium density units. However, the majority of residential properties (70 per cent) in the suburb remain single unit dwellings (houses).

Local amenities add to the suburb's attractiveness. There are a number of state and private schools in neighbouring suburbs catering for both primary and secondary school children. The closest hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital is only 15 minutes away.

Westfield Shoppingtown at nearby Toombul services residents with major retail and supermarket outlets, while the Lutwyche shopping centre is also close by. A bit further out to the north on Gympie Road is Westfield Shoppingtown at Chermside.

The Sandgate Road Nundah bypass has dramatically improved the main shopping strip in Nundah, also known as Nundah Village.

Nundah has numerous parks, bike and walkways as well as Scout and Girl Guide associations. Kedron Brook runs through Nundah, Hendra and Wooloowin and has walking and biking paths running alongside.

Residents also have access to excellent public transport services with the northern train line running through the area and Albion, Wooloowin, Eagle Junction, Toombul and Nundah train stations all close by. Regular bus routes also make getting into and out of the city easy for Nundah residents.

Brisbane's domestic and international airports are easily accessible by car or the skytrain.

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Paddington

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 2km west of the Brisbane CBD Features Near city location, good public transport, street cafe lifestyle, restaurants, ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 2km west of the Brisbane CBD

Features Near city location, good public transport, street cafe lifestyle, restaurants, renovated houses and character workers' cottages

Commentary The inner city suburb of Paddington is 2km west of the CBD and borders the suburbs of Milton and Red Hill.

Paddington is a true success story in terms of its rejuvenation as a vibrant inner city residential and lifestyle precinct over the past decade or so.

Its proximity to the CBD has been a major driver of this growth, as too have the redevelopment of Lang Park (Suncorp Stadium) and the creation of various village precincts such as the hugely successful Rosalie Village.

These factors have made the suburb very popular with young families and professionals alike.

Given Terrace, Latrobe Terrace and Rosalie Village provide the main shopping, eating and commercial strips in Paddington - these areas provide an array of some of Brisbane's best cafes, restaurants and fashion boutiques. There is also a Woolworths on Latrobe Terrace.

There are various educational facilities including the Marist Brothers Catholic College for boys, and the Ithaca Creek Primary School.

Property in Paddington is dominated by renovated workers cottages and Queenslanders, which give the suburb a distinctive Brisbane 'feel' and truly characterises the area as an historic Queensland location.

A number of restrictions exist on established and new buildings in the area, helping to maintain Paddington's special character.

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Red Hill

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location About 3km from Brisbane CBD Features Proximity to Brisbane city, St Brigid's Church Commentary As one of ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location About 3km from Brisbane CBD

Features Proximity to Brisbane city, St Brigid's Church

Commentary As one of Brisbane's inner western city suburbs, Red Hill has benefited in recent years from investor interest and strong growth in median house prices.

One of the oldest suburbs in Brisbane, Red Hill is only minutes by car to Brisbane's CBD.

St Brigid's Catholic Church is a unique landmark in the area. The design of the red brick church was based on the fortress churches built during the Middle Ages. It is Red Hill's history and hilly terrain that give the suburb its unique character.

Red Hill has attracted renewed interest during the past two decades and much of the character of the suburb has been retained through renovation of workers cottages, Queenslanders and colonials. The renovations of older style homes and the suburb's proximity to the CBD have contributed to the higher median sale price.

The suburb is popular with owner-occupier professionals working in the CBD and has a healthy rental market based on young city workers and some students.

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South Brisbane

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 1 km from CBD Features South Brisbane Town Hall, Southbank Parklands, Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Queensland ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 1 km from CBD

Features South Brisbane Town Hall, Southbank Parklands, Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane and Vulture St rail stations

Commentary South Brisbane's history extends back to the initial settlement of Brisbane when the river caused a physical barrier to the town, creating a separate township. The magnificent South Brisbane Town Hall is still a vivid reminder of this bygone era.

These days, the William Jolly Bridge, the Victoria Bridge, the Riverside Expressway and the new Goodwill Pedestrian Bridge mean the CBD is easily accessible to South Brisbane residents.

Originally the majority of land in South Brisbane was used for general industry purposes however, most of the land has been converted back to residential areas comprising mostly of detached housing or modern apartments.

This reflects the changing face of the suburb and a renewed increase in demand for living near the city.

Commercial developments also reflect demand for the suburb as an easily accessible business environment. Commercial development coupled with the continual demand for residential property suggests that South Brisbane will continue to prosper in the future.

The type and quality of residential properties in South Brisbane varies considerably with homes ranging from older weatherboard dwellings situated on relatively small allotments to expansive penthouse apartments with stunning river views.

The rejuvenation of the Southbank parklands coupled with the increasing profile of West End, South Brisbane's neighbouring suburb, is attracting an increasing number of visitors and residents.

South Brisbane also represents a small hub for arts activity in Brisbane housing the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Maritime Museum and the Queensland Museum. Also located in the suburb are the Mater Hospital, the State Library, and the Queensland College of TAFE and Hospitality.

The services and facilities have adapted well to the increasing demand for housing in the area. Public transport in the area is excellent with two rail stations (South Brisbane and Vulture Street Stations) and regular bus routes to and from the City and surrounding suburbs. The bus services have recently been made more efficient with the introduction of the Southeast Busway tunnel and priority road lanes.

Schools in South Brisbane are Brisbane State High School and St Laurence's College. The West End Markets and retail shopping in the City complement local stores and supermarkets.

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Spring Hill

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 1 km from CBD Features Walking distance to CBD, Roma Street Parklands and Fortitude Valley Commentary Brisbane's ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 1 km from CBD

Features Walking distance to CBD, Roma Street Parklands and Fortitude Valley

Commentary Brisbane's oldest suburb and right next door to the CBD, Spring Hill continues to attract buyers with its unique appeal.

Benefiting from the enormous interest in near and inner-city living, Spring Hill sits north of the CBD bounded by a railway line next to Gregory Terrace, Wickham Terrace, parts of Ann Street and St Pauls Terrace, and Warry and Kennigo Streets.

Being directly north of the CBD and its adjoining suburb, it is only seconds away from almost any CBD service and facilities as well as the nightspots of Fortitude Valley.

Spring Hill is one of Brisbane's few areas that successfully combine residential living with commercial and professional activities.

Spring Hill is continuing with the makeover that started more than 10 years ago. Many of the old and dilapidated houses have been immaculately restored or new, architecturally designed homes have been built in their place.

The area attracts renters who want proximity to the city and this assures the area of continuing investment potential.

The REIQ expects Spring Hill to continue to attract Brisbane's professionals and attract strong interest from those who want the benefits of near-city living. Its very high median house price growth over the last five years is testament to this.

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St Lucia

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 4 km south-west of the Brisbane CBD Features University of Queensland, proximity to Brisbane CBD Commentary St ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 4 km south-west of the Brisbane CBD

Features University of Queensland, proximity to Brisbane CBD

Commentary St Lucia, about four kilometres from Brisbane's CBD, is a prestige western suburb that has benefited from its proximity to the city, the Brisbane River and local facilities.

With easy access to the city along Coronation Drive or via the ferry system, St Lucia offers quiet suburban living with good infrastructure, dominated by the University of Queensland.

St Lucia's central location, access to the university and other facilities will undoubtedly continue to attract investors and tenants. With the University of Queensland only minutes away, easy access to Mt Coot-tha and other facilities like the Indooroopilly shopping centre, St Lucia is popular with university students and those working in the city.

The CityCat catamaran ferry service, buses, and Green Bridge, also make St Lucia an ideal place to live.

Apart from the university, which provides student and employees with many facilities, the local residents also benefit from the university infrastructure. This includes excellent sporting facilities, cinemas, restaurants, an Olympic-size swimming pool, the libraries and bookshops.

The suburb also boasts its own commercial district that features a supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and delicatessens.

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The Gap

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 9 km west of the Brisbane CBD Features Close to Mt Coot-tha and Enoggera Reservoir, good bus services Commentary ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 9 km west of the Brisbane CBD

Features Close to Mt Coot-tha and Enoggera Reservoir, good bus services

Commentary Between eight and 10 kilometres northwest from Brisbane's CBD, The Gap is proving increasingly popular with those looking for good access to the city, but with the charm of the nearby Mt. Cootha Park and Enoggera Reservoir.

The area's median house price also makes it more affordable than suburbs slightly closer to the city.

The predominant housing style, which is vintage 1970s and 1980s, is being reversed with new trends in renovation, such as bagging and rendering, making these homes more attractive to contemporary buyers.

A mix of young and established families make up the majority of residents in the suburb, and are well catered for with numerous walk and bike ways, parks, social groups (Men of the Trees, Scouts and Girl Guides meet at Paten Park) and schools.

Schools in the area are Hilder Road Primary School, St Peter Chanel Primary School, Payne Road Primary School and The Gap primary and high schools.

Although there are no rail stations in The Gap, the bus service is excellent with regular buses running to and from Brisbane city and the major shopping villages in the suburb. Larger retailers in Ashgrove, Keperra and Mitchelton complement the Gap Village and local stores.

Proximity and easy access via Waterworks Road to Brisbane city and local reserves, coupled with the benefits that come with a suburban lifestyle, will ensure The Gap remains a popular suburb among working families.

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Toowong

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location Approximately 4km south west of the Brisbane CBD Features Thriving commercial and retail centre, close to the CBD, new ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location Approximately 4km south west of the Brisbane CBD

Features Thriving commercial and retail centre, close to the CBD, new riverfront development.

Commentary Toowong is located less than four kilometres from the CBD and is less than five minutes' drive from the University of Queensland at St Lucia.

Toowong has a vibrant and thriving commercial and shopping precinct, and also offers lively night life options, thanks to the ready supply of university students in the area and institutions like the extremely popular pubs, The Regatta on Coronation Drive and the Royal Exchange Hotel.

Toowong has been called the 'North Sydney' of Brisbane because it combines commercial and professional space with top quality residential areas, close to the Brisbane CBD. It has easy access to Brisbane's CBD and boutique shopping areas, such as Park Road in the neighbouring suburb of Milton.

Major works have improved the flow of traffic along Coronation Drive, and added to the amenity of the river by better catering for pedestrians and cyclists along the river edge.

The suburb features an ever-increasing number of units to cater for the strong demand in the area from young professionals and university students.

High-rise complexes have been completed along Coronation Drive, with a number of new high-end projects also taking advantage of the city and river views on offer. Toowong is well serviced by public transport, via city cat, bus or rail.

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West End

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 3km south-west of the Brisbane CBD Features Cosmopolitan cafe and restaurant precinct, proximity to Brisbane CBD ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 3km south-west of the Brisbane CBD

Features Cosmopolitan cafe and restaurant precinct, proximity to Brisbane CBD

Commentary Only 3km from Brisbane's CBD, West End's proximity to the city has secured its popularity with young professionals and couples focusing on lifestyle close to the CBD's amenities.

The trend seen in other capital cities whereby property values closest to the CBD have increased dramatically has certainly occurred in Brisbane suburbs like West End.

Bounded by Highgate Hill to the east and South Brisbane to the northeast, West End is situated alongside the Brisbane River.

The suburb has recently seen extensive unit development, hoping to capitalise on the strong rental market.

West End has developed in the last 10 years into a lively area for nightlife. The main street precinct rejuvenation has attracted an array of multicultural restaurants and coffee houses. It has become a popular alternative nightspot for people all over Brisbane.

West End is an eclectic and dynamic suburb. It was once a very working class area, with a number of factories located along the river and Montague Road. As these factories began to shut down the suburb increasingly became home to university students, alternative types, and international migrants due to its affordable housing and rents, and its proximity to the CBD.

Centred on Boundary Street, on the southern side of the river, bohemian West End has many ethnic restaurants, some interesting secondhand bookshops and multicultural food shops. This new mix of residents has created a community vibe that is unmatched anywhere else in Brisbane.
Small restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, shops, bars and bakeries have evolved along Boundary Street, and have added to the vibrant high street atmosphere, day and night, over the years.

However, as urban renewal projects in areas such as Newstead and New Farm begin to wind down, the Council and developers are increasingly looking towards the old industrial areas of West End to help house the future growth of Brisbane. This has been progressing slowly in recent years down by the river and in the areas between Boundary Street and the Convention Centre.

Just opposite the South Bank Parklands you'll find busy Little Stanley Street where one can dine alfresco at one of the many eateries. The area also caters for street entertainers and various corporate events. There are pubs for the night owls and markets for the weekenders.

It remains to be seen whether the urban renewal programme will improve the area without detracting from the eclectic vibe that so many residents of West End and Brisbane so greatly value.

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Wilston

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 3 km north of the Brisbane CBD Features Wilston rail station, close to Ballymore Park, charming older-style homes ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 3 km north of the Brisbane CBD

Features Wilston rail station, close to Ballymore Park, charming older-style homes

Commentary Located about three kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Wilston is a mixture of the old and the new - from workers' cottages to modern architect-designed homes on Wilston Hill.

Besides being home to Premier Peter Beattie, Wilston is also home to a number of other professionals, including many medical professionals, due to its inner city location, proximity to the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the breathtaking views of the city that are available from more elevated streets.

In recent years, the area has been transformed by the revamping of Kedron Brook Road, an early pre-cursor to the City Council's massive urban renewal process that was to roll out across much of inner Brisbane. This has seen a vibrant hub of al-fresco dining evolve, which in turn has increased the popularity of the area and thus also led to significant price growth in recent years.

Local stores in the area are supplemented by larger centres at Lutwyche Shopping Centre and slightly further away at Stafford and Brookside.

Residents are also well serviced by public transport (Wilston train station and regular bus routes) and leisure parks and walkways running alongside Enoggera Creek. The area is also close to local sporting grounds such as Downey Park and Ballymore.

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Woolloongabba

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 1km southeast of the Brisbane CBD Features Proximity to city, the Brisbane Cricket Ground (The Gabba), good public ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 1km southeast of the Brisbane CBD

Features Proximity to city, the Brisbane Cricket Ground (The Gabba), good public transport, affordable older-style homes and some new developments.

Commentary Woolloongabba is a thriving inner city suburb one kilometre east of Brisbane's CBD.

The suburb mainly consists of commercial, retail and restaurants - it is also most famous for housing the 'Gabba', the Brisbane Cricket Ground, which hosts national and international cricket matches, rugby union and AFL games.

Despite the high level of commercial and retail development in the suburb, there are pockets of prime residential areas. These consist of some heritage protected early period housing such as Queenslanders, and post-war workers cottages made from weatherboard and chamferboard.

The median house price belies the potential growth of the area, especially given its proximity to the city, Southbank and other inner-city attractions.

The suburb is also very close to one of Brisbane's major hospitals, the Princess Alexandra, and is provided easy access north and south along the Southeast Freeway.

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Wooloowin

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 7km north-northeast of the Brisbane CBD Features Charming renovated Queenslanders, leafy streets, on the train line ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 7km north-northeast of the Brisbane CBD

Features Charming renovated Queenslanders, leafy streets, on the train line

Commentary Wooloowin is an old well-established suburb, which has seen strong growth in its median house price over the last five years. This growth has been due to the suburb's distinct housing character of worker's cottages and Queenslanders, which residents have been busy restoring and renovating.

The suburb has its own railway station and retailers are close by at the Toombul shopping centre, as well as the Lutwyche shopping strip on Lutwyche Road.

It is also located near the emergency services complex on the former Queensland University of Technology Kedron Park campus.

The Royal Brisbane Hospital is in close proximity, and there are a number of private and public schools in the immediate area.

The suburb backs onto the Kalinga Park and Kedron Brook, which offer excellent open space, as well as walkways and bikeways.

Wooloowin has excellent access to major arterials into the city, including the inner-city bypass. It is also handy to the Gateway arterial, which offers excellent access to the airport and the Gold and Sunshine coasts.

Approximately 65 per cent of dwellings in the suburb are freestanding houses, with the remainder comprising units and townhouses. The majority of units and townhouses are located on the eastern side of the railway line. The area has changed demographically from retirees and older residents to young families and professional couples.

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Yeronga

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 5 km south of the Brisbane CBD Features Yeronga rail station, close to PA Hospital, Brisbane River frontage ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 5 km south of the Brisbane CBD

Features Yeronga rail station, close to PA Hospital, Brisbane River frontage

Commentary Due to its close proximity to the Brisbane CBD and its position alongside the Brisbane River, Yeronga has experienced very strong capital growth in the last five years.

About five kilometres from Brisbane's CBD, Yeronga was one of the last riverside suburbs to receive a makeover and catch up with similar suburbs in terms of property prices.

Yeronga is ideally situated and likely to attract buyers who want to secure attractive riverfront property. It is an area that is popular with families and professionals working in the CBD.

Yeronga also has easy access to major arterial roads, schools, shops and other infrastructure so necessary for family and professional living.

Yeronga is well located to many public and private amenities. The closest hospital is the Princess Alexandra Hospital (approximately five minutes.) The suburb has two primary schools and one high school in the area. It is also close to the University of Queensland across the river at St Lucia - there is a ferry, City Cat service and the Green Bridge at nearby Dutton Park.

Major shopping is at Fairfield Garden Shopping Centre and street shopping is also available at Yeronga. Being near West End gives the suburb a convenient restaurant area close by.

There are plenty of parklands, bikeways and access to the river at the Yeronga rowing club.

A train station is located in the suburb and plenty of bus routes heading to the university and the city are available to residents.

The ratio of houses to units is about 60 per cent to 40 per cent. There is no commercial development in the area - Yeronga is essentially a quiet leafy residential suburb.

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Yerongpilly

Local Government Authority Brisbane Location 7km south of the Brisbane CBD Features Close to PA Hospital, Yeerongpilly rail station Commentary Due to its close ...

Local Government Authority Brisbane

Location 7km south of the Brisbane CBD

Features Close to PA Hospital, Yeerongpilly rail station

Commentary Due to its close proximity to the Brisbane CBD and its position alongside the Brisbane River, Yeerongpilly has experienced very strong capital growth in the last five years.

About seven kilometres from Brisbane's CBD, Yeerongpilly, has recently undergone a makeover and caught up with other riverside suburbs in Brisbane in terms of property prices.

As one of Brisbane's river suburbs, Yeerongpilly is ideally situated and likely to attract buyers who want to secure attractive riverfront property. It is an area that is popular with families and professionals working in the CBD.

Yeerongpilly also has easy access to major arterial roads, schools, shops and other infrastructure so necessary for family and professional living.

Most of the housing in Yeerongpilly is older-style Queenslander and workers' cottages - quite a lot of renovation activity has occurred in the suburb in recent years, contributing to the rise in median house price.

Yeerongpilly is well located to many public and private amenities. The closest hospital is the Princess Alexandra Hospital (approx eight minutes' drive). The neighbouring suburb of Yeronga has two primary schools and one high school in the area. It is also close to the University of Queensland across the river at St Lucia - there is a ferry, City Cat service and the Green Bridge from nearby Dutton Park.

Major shopping is at Fairfield Garden Shopping Centre off Fairfield Road and street shops are available at Yeronga. Being nearby to West End gives the suburb a convenient restaurant area close by.

There are plenty of parklands, bikeways and access to the river at Pamphlett Bridge at nearby Graceville. Also situated in Yeronga is the Brisbane Golf Club.

A train station is located in the suburb and plenty of bus routes heading to the university and the city are available to residents.

The ratio of houses to units is about 60 per cent to 40 per cent. There is no commercial development in the area - Yeerongpilly is essentially a quiet leafy residential suburb.

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