Tucked away behind some of Brisbane's more renowned riverside areas, Balmoral is a quaint suburb with all the right connections. With direct access to the Brisbane river and all the amenities that go with it, this well-kept secret is a respite from its thriving inner-city neighbours.
Quiet by nature, this small riverside pocket of Brisbane measures just over 1.5 square kilometres. Highly residential, it looks to its neighbours for a café and food culture, complementing Balmoral's inherent serene nature.
Access into the area is via Riding Road, which offers a handful of popular cafés, salons and lifestyle stores. Bulimba's Oxford Street provides the broader area with an extensive offering of cafés, restaurants, grocery stores and eclectic boutiques, whilst Balmoral itself boasts open expanses of green parklands in the areas flanking the local Balmoral State School and the Bulimba Bowls Club.
Although Balmoral remains small in scale, the area saw a notable increase in growth after the Norman Creek Bridge was built in the 1850s, enabling more direct access to the area other than relying largely on ferry transport. Today, Balmoral still retains the quiet charm but with the added benefit of being able to drop in on its vibrant neighbours on a whim.
Known to have a high demand for properties in the area, Balmoral's leafy and slightly undulating streetscape offers an eclectic mix of modern brick homes, contemporary townhouses, and traditional interwar weatherboard properties.