Balmoral is a small yet vibrant suburb just four kilometres from the city centre, across the Brisbane River. Professionals and families alike are attracted to the area thanks to its inner city location, green spaces, and tight-knit community.
The suburb’s parks and playgrounds cater to walkers, kids, and sports teams, and Quinn Park has a dog off-leash area. Bulimba’s buzzing Oxford St strip is close by, as is Cannon Hill Shopping Centre. Balmoral Cineplex attracts visitors from all over, while the Balmoral Heights Bowling Club and Bulimba Sports Club encourage residents to stay active. Balmoral State High School is a popular school, and there are more primary and high schools in the immediate area.
In terms of public transport, a few bus routes run through the area, with an express service to the city on Riding Road. There are train stations in the neighbouring suburbs of Morningside, Cannon Hill and Norman Park. For a more scenic ride, many residents opt to catch the ferry from Bulimba and Hawthorne wharves. The Gateway Motorway is close by for those travelling to the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.
As for properties, Balmoral features a mix of older and newer styles of architecture, including Queenslanders and post-war homes.
Lourdes Hill College
Balmoral State High School
Bulimba State School
Holy Spirit School
Morningside State School
New Farm State School
Norman Park State School
St Peter and Paul’s Catholic School
4km from Brisbane
A number of bus routes run through Balmoral, including express services to the CBD
The nearest train stations are in Morningside, Cannon Hill, and Norman Park
While ferries depart from the wharves at Hawthorne and Bulimba
Andrew Street Park
Balmoral Heights Bowling Club
Balmoral Sports Park
Brisbane Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialists (BSEMS)