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Stafford Heights and Chermside West amongst #5 best value burbs 10km from the city

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 22 March 2023

Where can you buy the best value property within 10km of the city?

Look no further than our neighbourhood where perennially popular Stafford Heights and Chermside West are offering some of the cheapest ‘price per square metre’ purchasing in Brissie’s inner circle.

The average block size in Stafford Heights is a spacious 627 square metres, with a price-per-square-metre of $1,434. Neighbouring Chermside West has a good block size of 617 square metres and a price-per-square-metre of $1,463, reports Domain.

It’s not surprising that these gentrifying suburbs are appealing to first time buyers as well as growing families. Renovation-ready post war homes, mixed with newer builds, and higher density options in Stafford, offer a range of living options. Add shops, restaurants, cafes, parks, schools and good transport links, with a bargain price tag, and you’ve got value all wrapped up.

Compare that offering to Sydney’s most expensive suburb on a price-per-square-metre basis, Paddington, where you’ll need to fork out $25,755 a square metre. Ouch! That price tag makes Teneriffe residents look like a bunch of cheapskates. They’re paying $7,136 per square metre in our priciest burb.

For the ultimate Brissie bargain hunter here on the north side, you’ll find it hard to go past Keperra where the price-per-square-metre is $1,343 and the block size is a very respectable 607 square metres.

And if you can work around flood risks then Rocklea on the southside offers the absolute rock bottom price-per-square-metre at just $702.

Check out the best value suburbs in Brisbane on a price-per-square-metre basis, within 10km of the CBD:

  • Rocklea, $702
  • Keperra, $1,343
  • Kenmore Hills, $1,349
  • Stafford Heights, $1,434
  • Chermside West, $1,463

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