BALMORAL At A Glance
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.
Balmoral's close ties with neighbouring Bulimba and Hawthorne, create an all-embracing riverside community.
Riding Road's Pompidou Café is the local stand-out for their wholesome café feeds and delicious coffee.
Balmoral's name is Gaelic for 'Beautiful Residence'.
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.
Balmoral appeals to those seeking a peaceful suburban lifestyle, with the convenience of quick access to nearby lifestyle amenities. Young and established couples, families and retirees look to the suburb for its leafy streets, quiet atmosphere and safe community feel.
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Balmoral is nestled within a highly sought after riverside enclave, with close proximity to Bulimba and Hawthorne, and direct ferry access to popular Hamilton, Newstead and Teneriffe.
Balmoral is tucked away enough to provide some relief from the inner-city bustle while remaining a stone's throw from some of Brisbane's most fashionable precincts.
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.