Brighter Buying

Overseas interest surges: 20+ popular Brissie burbs on the newcomer’s radar

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 31 May 2023

Searches for Aussie property from overseas buyers and renters have hit a record high.

The PropTrack Overseas Search Report showed that in the March quarter, rental property searches were up 34% – their highest since PropTrack records began in 2019. Searches from property buyers rose 29%.

The countries with the highest searches for Aussie property were New Zealand, USA, UK, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and India.

This spike coincides with an increase in international student arrivals. The most searched-for destinations including Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Perth.

We found an interesting guide to Brisbane on the Londoner in Sydney website offering tips on where to live in Brissie if you’re a newcomer to our river city. Here are some of the suburbs touted as the places to be for families, rich-listers, country dwellers, value hunters and more.

Expensive suburbs:

  • Teneriffe
  • Ascot
  • Bulimba
  • St Lucia
  • Graceville
  • New Farm

Affordable outer suburbs:

  • Caboolture
  • North Lakes
  • Springfield Lakes

Affordable suburbs closer to the CBD:

  • Chermside
  • Runcorn

Family friendly suburbs:

  • Kedron
  • Hendra
  • Wilston
  • Ashgrove
  • Bardon
  • Hawthorne
  • Holland Park
  • Camp Hill
  • Carindale
  • Cannon Hill
  • Norman Park

Country and bayside living:

  • Samford
  • Dayboro
  • Mount Cotton
  • Sandgate
  • Redcliffe Peninsula

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