First put on the map as the location of Queensland’s first European Settlement, and later as the home of 1960s pop musical group, The Bee Gees, Redcliffe is now a buzzy suburban neighbourhood with all the perks of coastal living. Located within the Moreton Bay region, Redcliffe is as family-friendly as they come – foreshore parklands with fenced in playgrounds, a man-made lagoon for balmy days (and there are plenty of those) and homes with sprawling yards.
The hub along Redcliffe Parade makes this waterside locale feel more like a holiday destination than a residential neighbourhood. A lively café and dining scene line one side of the parade, while along the other is beautiful Moreton Bay with a jetty and foreshore walks that lead down to Settlement Cove Lagoon and Suttons Beach. Every Sunday, Redcliffe Jetty Markets takes pride of place, teeming with stalls laden with produce and wares from local producers and artisans. Redcliffe’s line-up of annual festivals celebrates local history and lifestyle, from the Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival and Redcliffe Garden & Lifestyle Expo to KiteFest.
Away from Redcliffe Parade and foreshore parks, this neighbourhood has a much quieter undertone. Homes of all shapes and sizes, some on stilts while others stay close to the ground, all nod to the area’s sub-tropical climate. Backyard barbeques are the norm, so are steamy summer nights with rolling thunderstorms. But one of the greatest appeals of this neighbourhood is how close you are to Brisbane’s CBD (under an hour), yet still far enough to feel as though you’re on a permanent holiday. Which is why many Brisbanites are trading in their city lifestyle for a taste of the good life on Redcliffe’s Peninsula.