Suburb Property Profile: East Brisbane, QLD 4169


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in East Brisbane, Queensland? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics

The thriving suburb of East Brisbane is located close to 4 km east from Brisbane’s famous Central Business District. It is bounded by the Brisbane River to the north and Norman Creek to the east. During the Brisbane property boom in the 1800s, the town was highly regarded for its significant housing areas and developments. It currently has a number of heritage-listed sites such as St Paul's Anglican Church and Triumph Cinema. The major landmarks you can also find include Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial and Heath Park. 

Being next door to major city attractions and waterside features, professionals, singles, and families have decided to become a part of the friendly neighbourhood. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the total population consists of around 6 200 residents and more than 1 400 families in the community. Private dwellings have reached over 3 000 properties with more expected to be built. The median age is 33 years old while the majority are part of the 25 to 30-year-old age group. 

East Brisbane Mowbray Park

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Travel & Infrastructure

With regular public transport options available, passengers are able to enjoy direct trips. Less than 2kms away, the Coorparoo Railway Station has 2 platforms and follows the Cleveland Line. There are also buses operating with a couple of stops on Lytton Road and Stanley Street. The Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal is run by RiverCity Ferries and heads from the Sydney Street Wharf to the New Farm Park Wharf. Those driving are able to take the Pacific Motorway and are directly linked to other highways.

Known as Brisbane Vision 2031, the Brisbane City Council has arranged a detailed plan outlining ideas for important future goals and aspirations. They have developed strategic themes which aim for an accessible, active, sustainable, safe, prosperous, creative and well-designed city. To showcase what the place is truly known for, the council is also focused on enhancing the urban landscapes, providing bikeways, welcoming festivals and events, protecting the local plants and wildlife and improving employment and activity centres.

East Brisbane River

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For added convenience, there are loads of retailers, groceries and stores to meet everyone’s shopping needs. The Mowbray Central Shopping Centre is right at the heart of town while the Gabba Central Shopping Centre is just a short walk with supermarkets and quick eats. Both 4km away, the MacArthur Central Shopping Centre and the Queen Street Mall open their doors to designer brands and fashion boutiques. To start your day, get a hot drink at the Hey Joe Coffee and Co Cafe or have a tasty brunch at the Cups on Wellington Cafe. Try a variety of cuisines with the Shunsai Restaurant serving appetising Japanese dishes and the Banana Leaf Thai Restaurant bringing all kinds of flavours. The Shafston Hotel also has bistro food paired with live music at a spacious venue. 


Schools & Recreation

Having a handful of schools just around the corner, students of all year levels are able to be properly catered to. The East Brisbane State School is within walking distance while the St Joseph's Primary School is 2 km by car. To add, the Anglican Church Grammar School is an all-boys school and accepts both primary and secondary grades. Those in high school can attend the Coorparoo Secondary College on Cavendish Road and preschoolers are able to join the Oaklands Child Care or the Goodstart Early Learning East Brisbane. Further education courses are also offered at Enhance College Brisbane, Macallan College and at the Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus. 

Surrounded by plenty of natural parklands and amenities, you can take the time to sit back and relax. Bring the kids to the playground at Mowbray Park with riverfront views and BBQ facilities. On the other hand, catch a live sports game at the renowned Gabba Stadium or get some exercise done at Raymond Park. Don’t miss visiting the New Farm Park with grassy fields and an arts centre. Furthermore, the Common Park also has play equipment and is right next to a skatepark. Check out the iconic Brisbane City Botanic Gardens filled with colourful flowers and picnic spots. Alternatively, the Museum of Brisbane also shows historical exhibits and artworks. 

If you’re searching for a quality new home or investment, the outstanding suburb of East Brisbane has it all. 

East Brisbane Gabba Stadium

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Looking to purchase an off the plan property in East Brisbane? Get in touch with iBuyNew and speak to our team of experts on 1300 123 463 to find out how we can help. Click here to find out the latest facts and figures on East Brisbane.  


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Published on 17th of January 2023 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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