News | 28 March 2014

Northern exposure

Catch the breeze and the views from this upmarket Brisbane enclave.

Sustainable Living

In southern property circles, they say that if buyers disappear in the middle of a sales campaign, it is usually because they’ve pulled up stumps to head for the sunnier, more affordable climes of Brisbane.

“I call it a warmer version of New Zealand,” advertising executive Caleb Watson said of his move from Sydney to Brisbane. “The people here are friendlier and when you compare what you get for your money, it just makes so much sense.”

Watson’s decision isn’t hard to understand when you look at the value-for-money proposition offered by a suburb like Hamilton in Brisbane’s north.

Nestled along the rolling banks of Brisbane’s riverfront and offering views across the city and the water, Hamilton has a long-standing reputation as one of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs.

The prices are firm, but for a touch more than $1 million buyers can land themselves a spacious family home in close proximity to great shops, schools and midway between the city and airport.

“It has always been popular, but it’s easy to see why,” Ray White agent Damon Warat says. Wide streets, beautiful old homes and large lots are the draw cards.