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1. Posted by kingston (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

asked this b4 but i'm still in need of help. can any1 give me list of say the best 5 places 2 move 2 in brisbane. we're a family with 2 kids(3years & 6mths). somewhere within a 5km radius. looking 4 somewhere 2 rent a house as we're moving 2 brisbane 2 live in the summer permently.
tks

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 10y

The best I could find were these guides to individual suburbs: ourbrisbane. Each has a short profile telling you how many families live in a suburb and such, which might help you draw up an initial list to go and find more information on.
What you really should try to do is find a general brisbane-oriented message board or community (something like the craig's list page for brisbane, but then with some actual activity), and ask for advice there.

3. Posted by LiamBris82 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Are you on a budget? Obviously the best 5 places are also the most expensive... For a family I would suggest East Brisbane (thats the name of the suburb), Red Hill, Woolloongabba, Kangaroo Point (mostly apartments though), Morningside, Hawthorne, Bulimba. Personally, i'd want to raise my kids in Bulimba as it has an awesome family atmosphere, parklands, slow traffic and great food/wine for Mum & Dad. Go to www.seqrents.com.au or www.realestate.com.au for listings.

4. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

Here are the nicest areas within five klms of the city:

Newfarm (the closest suburb to Fortitude Valley and Brisbane City)
Kangaroo point
St Lucia
Indooroopilly
West End (really the hippy area of Brisbane, walking distance to the city)
Red Hill and Paddington - upmarket
Hamilton, Breakfast Creek and Ascot (probably the most expensive area in Brisbane)
Petrie tce

Bear in mind that these are the close areas to the city and are therefore the most expensive. Probably the cheapest area within your 5klm radius would be East Brisbane, Lutwyche and Kedron.

Brisbane is a massive sprawling city. I have heard that it is the second largest city in the world in terms of area.

Hope you like the place.

5. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

If I were you I would move into a short-term apartment or house then once you are there just drive around and have a look see. Finding a fully furnished apartment to rent is not difficult at all, and you can move in for 2, 3, 4 weeks. Put your stuff in storage until you are ready. This way you avoid multiple moves which with kids I just know, is very stressful. Do the rounds of real estate agents and ask for their rental listings.

6. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Try www.ljhooker.com - click on Australia - then navigate your way to Brisbane locations and search properties. This is a national real estate company. They also have a location guide that searches right down to local suburbs.

7. Posted by Liamson (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

hey, I live in the Redlands and it is a really nice place, great for young families, its getting more popular every year. Around Wellington Point, Cleveland sort of area is nice. Lots of schools etc.

hope it helps
liam

8. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 10y

Quoting ozman

Here are the nicest areas within five klms of the city:

Newfarm (the closest suburb to Fortitude Valley and Brisbane City)
Kangaroo point
St Lucia
Indooroopilly
West End (really the hippy area of Brisbane, walking distance to the city)
Red Hill and Paddington - upmarket
Hamilton, Breakfast Creek and Ascot (probably the most expensive area in Brisbane)
Petrie tce

Bear in mind that these are the close areas to the city and are therefore the most expensive. Probably the cheapest area within your 5klm radius would be East Brisbane, Lutwyche and Kedron.

Brisbane is a massive sprawling city. I have heard that it is the second largest city in the world in terms of area.

Hope you like the place.

I'd have to agree... most of those places are fairly expensive... although there are some areas of Red Hill that are pretty cheap. Because it's so close to QUT there are many students living there, so Red Hill and Kelvin Grove can be cheap if you find the right areas.