Best Suburbs in Brisbane to Build a House

Looking at building a home in Brisbane? You’re in luck, as there are plenty affordable blocks of land just waiting to get snapped up. Taking price, location, and proximity to amenities into consideration, we’ve compiled a short guide below on the best suburbs in Brisbane to build a house.

Building a house in Brisbane: Bustling districts

Springfield –  Looking at building a house in Brisbane? Springfield is an affordable and up and coming Brisbane suburb that’s perfect for raising a family. Set to be a mecca for technology, education and retail, Springfield is one of those one to watch suburbs that’s set to double in size by the end of the decade. Springfield is home to a large shopping centre, Mater hospital, university and TAFE and has multiple plans for huge business districts and technology hubs.  You can expect to nab a block of land for as little as $230K.

North Lakes – North Lakes is a popular choice for retirees and has become increasingly attractive to young families due to its proximity to childcare centres, primary and secondary schools, and public transport. Designed to operate like a mini district, this pretty suburb features golf courses, plenty of greenery and artificial lakes which are perfect for family picnics. You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck here, as the average block of land is $340K.

Best suburbs in Brisbane to invest in:

Toowong – For an up and coming suburb that’s close to city and public transport you can’t go wrong with Toowong. This suburb offers the comforts of a friendly neighbourhood with the excitement of the city, as it features plenty of commercial hubs, café precincts and river view apartments. Though the land is costly, Toowong is one of the best suburbs to live in Brisbane as it offers great opportunities for those looking for an investment property.

Deception Bay – If you’re in it for the long haul, consider Deception Bay as a good place to invest. If Redcliffe is anything to consider, Deception Bay may very well become a booming retirement suburb due to its beautiful beach front bungalows and clear views of the ocean. You can expect to snap up a block of land minutes from the beach for as low as $250K. It’s highly likely that Deception Bay will be developed into luxury beachfront apartments in the near future, so get a sizeable block of land while you can.

Keperra – Keperra is one of the best suburbs to live in Brisbane as it’s a quiet, well connected suburb close to numerous public transport options. It’s a great option for a first home buyer as it offers generous sized blocks of land for affordable prices. You can expect to find land for roughly $350K, which isn’t too bad given it’s only 10km from the CBD.

Best suburbs in Brisbane for a family home:

Petrie – Up and coming and close to public transport, Petrie is a great choice for young families on a budget. The sleepy suburb is slowly increasing in price due to the construction of a USQ campus, so it could be a good option as both a family home and investment property. For something a little cheaper, it’s neighbour suburb Kurwongbah offers a similar neighbourhood and is close to Kallangur station.

Chermside West – Located just 10km from the CBD, Chermside West offers all the perks of Chermside without the hefty price tag. This quiet leafy suburb is often overlooked, but it’s close proximity to major retail hubs, transport and parklands makes it one of the best suburbs in Brisbane for families. You’ll have to get in quick though, as Chermside West is one of the quickest suburbs to sell – with houses being on the market for an average of just 34 days. You can snap up a block of land for around $370k +

Redland Bay – Want to live near the ocean without the hefty price tag? Redland Bay is a tranquil, village like town that offers a country lifestyle by the sea. It’s suited to retirees, or small families seeking something laidback and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to leisure activities, as Redland Bay is home to an 18-hole golf course, walking and cycling trails, and a fishing club. You can expect to pay $300k for a block of land or $500k for a waterfront block.