Just a stone’s throw away from the heart of the city, East Brisbane encapsulates the best of Brisbane. Located on the bend of the Brisbane River, the suburb is all about enjoying the river, generous parklands and choosing to be amongst the action.
One of the earliest settlers in that area was the Reverend Thomas Mowbray, who arrived in 1847, and became known as the father of Presbyterianism. He purchased 13 acres along the riverfront, which later developed into Mowbraytown and eventually absorbed into East Brisbane. Now, the family name is honoured in the local Mowbray Terrace and Mowbray Park, as well as ‘Wilhelmina’ Park, named after the Reverends Wife.
Location, location, location.
Anglican Church Grammar School
East Brisbane State School
Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal
Location, location, location.
If you want to live in the city but not actually in the city, then East Brisbane is the place to be. This suburban haven is just minutes away from the CBD, the thriving nightlife of fortitude valley and the social scenes in the Gabba, South Brisbane and West End.
This central location is well serviced by buses and City Cats, making it a popular choice for young professionals.
THE REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY
A mixed bag.
Driving through the streets of East Brisbane, one will see many traditional Queenslanders as well as a growing number of apartment buildings, led by the suburb demand. Generally, East Brisbane is a transient suburb that people choose to live in for a period of time, with only 30% of current residences families, the average age being between 20 – 39. It also covers a much smaller locality than its neighbouring suburbs of Coorparoo and Woolloongabba.
However, there is a particular hill that possess an interesting history and some of Brisbane’s most hidden and beautiful homes. 5 mansions all set atop Sinclair’s Hill were built in 1912 for Doctors, which at the time lead to it being known as Pill Hill. All five have been well maintained, standing to this day with some of the most commanding river and city views. The last two homes sold here for $4 and $4.8 million dollars, in 2017 and 2019 respectively, one being in its original 1912 condition and currently undergoing an extensive restorative renovation. Next time you’re driving down Mowbray terrace, be sure to look up and see for yourself the 5 houses atop of Pill Hill!
NEIGHBOURHOOD & LIFESTYLE
East Brisbane is an understated treasure that offers the best of both worlds; a suburban setting with easy access to Brisbane’s inner hustle. Its welcoming style, access to family homes and education precincts make it a desirable locale for families too.
On top of this, there’s no shortage of green spaces to enjoy, the most popular being Mowbray Park. This riverside space has been recently updated and is a go-to venue for leisurely activities, and group gatherings.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The Food Scene.
Although East Brisbane's neighbours can easily tempt the foodies, locals needn't travel far for a tasty treat – the area has plenty of cafés, restaurants and pubs. It really is a foodies delight!