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THE TOP 10 MOST LIVEABLE SUBURBS
IN AUSTRALIA RIGHT NOW
THE TOP 10 MOST LIVEABLE SUBURBS
IN AUSTRALIA RIGHT NOW
The media often talks about the Australian median house price and
rental yields but people rarely talk about the “livability” of a suburb.
From quality restaurants, retail outlets and good public transport, to
overall community culture, here’s our pick of the top 10 most liveable
suburbs in Australia in 2015.
Manly, Queensland
Manly, QueenslandManly, Queensland
Imagine living in a place where everyday is like
a holiday, complete with a beach, a marina and
beautifully renovated historic homes, including a
number of heritage-listed properties.
The Brisbane Charity Sailing Cup and ‘Magic
and Mayhem’(a Halloween street party).
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
Beach holiday.
VIBE
It boasts the largest boat harbour
facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
Families and professionals.
SUITABLE FOR
Period architecture and apartments.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Coogee, New South Wales
Coogee,
New South Wales
Coogee,
New South Wales
In many ways, Coogee is like a smaller version of
Bondi Beach but with a much friendlier attitude.
Surfing, swimming, coastal walks
and the Taste of Coogee festival.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
The beach (obviously) and the Ritz.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
Period homes and apartments.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Singles, professionals, families,
students and backpackers.
SUITABLE FORBeach holiday, tap beer and ice cream.
VIBE
Norwood, South Australia
Norwood,
South Australia
Norwood,
South Australia
Transforming from a working-class suburb with a
large Italian community to a cosmopolitan hotspot
with an awesome cafe culture, Norwood stands as
the queen of Adelaide’s eastern suburbs.
Singles, professionals, families and executives.
SUITABLE FOR
Muse Festival, Craft Fair and Market,
Norwood Place Parades and Spring Fête.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
The Norwood Town Hall, the Clayton-
Wesley Uniting Church and the Parade.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
Limestone cottages and townhouses.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Conversation over a great cup of coffee.
VIBE
Carlton, Victoria
Carlton, VictoriaCarlton, Victoria
Affectionately dubbed ‘Little Italy’, Carlton
has a pleasant, literary feel within a vibrant
yet sophisticated atmosphere.
SUITABLE FOR
Singles, professionals, families and students.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
Lygon Street, Nova Cinema,
Trades Hall and Carlton Gardens.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Victorian cottages, terraces and apartments.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
Picnics and barbecues at Carlton Gardens. VIBE
A hip and sophisticated cafe
culture with a pinch of Italian feel.
Mount Lawley,
Western Australia
Mount Lawley,
Western Australia
Mount Lawley,
Western Australia
With top schools, easy city access, great eateries
and classic Federation architecture, Mount Lawley
offers you the complete alt-lifestyle, especially if
you’re into alternative or indie music.
SUITABLE FOR
Singles, professionals, families,
executives and students.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
The BeauVine Festival and
Beaufort Street Festival.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
Flying Scotsman, Beaufort Street,
Edith Cowan University, Astor Theatre,
the Central Institute of Technology and the
West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Art deco, Federation (Queen Anne-style) and
Californian bungalows.
VIBE
A cool bohemian hub for hipsters.
Graceville, Queensland
Graceville, QueenslandGraceville, Queensland
With spacious parks, quality public schools and
various sporting clubs, Graceville stands as a
tunning and iconic suburb that perfectly captures
Queensland’s sub-tropical lifestyle.
Professionals and families.
SUITABLE FOR
Brisbane Open House and the Flat
Shoes Jazz and Blues music festival.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
Graceville Uniting Church, Graceville Railway
Station, Graceville Memorial Park, Beth-Eden,
Regal Twin Cinema and Honor Avenue.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
Queenslanders and post-war timber homes.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
A family-friendly utopia.
VIBE
Fremantle,
Western Australia
Fremantle,
Western Australia
Fremantle,
Western Australia
With a diverse community culture ranging
from creative, artsy and bohemian to
high-end residents, ‘Freo’ is simply one of
the coolest places to live in the country.
Singles, professionals, amilies,
students, travellers and executives.
SUITABLE FOR
Fremantle Sardine Festival, Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli
Festival, Fremantle Boat Show, West Coast Blues and
Roots Festival and the Fremantle Winter Music Festival.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
The Round House, Fremantle Prison,
Fremantle Arts Centre and the
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
Heritage buildings, Georgian and Victorian-style
architecture, modern townhouses and apartments.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Something for everybody.
VIBE
St Kilda, Victoria
St Kilda, VictoriaSt Kilda, Victoria
With a laid back, cafe and beach holiday feeling
all rolled into one, St Kilda has something to offer
everyone, including community festivals, live music,
art shops, and local coffee, cake and wine artisans.
SUITABLE FOR
Singles, professionals, families,
students and travellers.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
St Kilda Beach, Luna Park, Esplanade Hotel,
National Theatre, Palais Theatre, Astor Theatre,
Acland Street and Sacred Heart Church.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
St Kilda Festival, Gay Pride March, Melbourne
Underground Film Festival, St Kilda Film
Festival and St Kilda Writers Festival.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Victorian and Edwardian-style, art deco and
1970s-era homes and flats.
VIBE
Laid-back, holiday and festive feel.
Sandgate,
Queensland
Sandgate, QueenslandSandgate, Queensland
Sandgate has its own community theatre group
which is host to the Yarrageh festival, the longest
running community theatre festival in all of
Brisbane. The town also boasts some of the best
fishing spots in the state.
SUITABLE FOR
Professionals and families.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
Yarrageh Festival and Walk for Prems.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
Sandgate Town Hall, Sandgate
Baptist Church, Sandgate Memorial
Park, Mura Park and Broadhurst.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Queenslanders and apartments.
VIBE
Gone fishing.
Marion,
South Australia
Marion, South AustraliaMarion, South Australia
If you’re into 50s architecture and well-manicured
gardens, then Adelaide’s retro paradise Marion is
where it’s at.
SUITABLE FOR
Families and students.
ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
Hiking,‘Meet the Author’events,
Marion Celebrates Festival and
the Marion Learning Festival.
HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS:
South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre,
Sturt River Linear Park, Flinders University
and Oaklands Wetland and Reserve.
ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
Brick family homes.
VIBE
50s retro paradise.
Not sure where to buy?Not sure where to buy?
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO WHETHER THE SUBURB WILL SATISFY YOUR LIFESTYLE
DESIRES AS WELL AS THE PRACTICAL NEEDS OF WORK AND RAISING A FAMILY.
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO WHETHER THE SUBURB WILL SATISFY YOUR LIFESTYLE
DESIRES AS WELL AS THE PRACTICAL NEEDS OF WORK AND RAISING A FAMILY.
Attend some community events.
Visit the suburb and stay there a few days.
Have a local real estate agent show you around the community.
Speak with your mortgage broker. Find out whether the property
will be accepted as security for a home loan.
Find out whether you’re in a position to use equity in your property
to get approved for a home loan.
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The top 10 most liveable suburbs in Australia right now

  • 1. THE TOP 10 MOST LIVEABLE SUBURBS IN AUSTRALIA RIGHT NOW THE TOP 10 MOST LIVEABLE SUBURBS IN AUSTRALIA RIGHT NOW
  • 2. The media often talks about the Australian median house price and rental yields but people rarely talk about the “livability” of a suburb. From quality restaurants, retail outlets and good public transport, to overall community culture, here’s our pick of the top 10 most liveable suburbs in Australia in 2015.
  • 3. Manly, Queensland Manly, QueenslandManly, Queensland Imagine living in a place where everyday is like a holiday, complete with a beach, a marina and beautifully renovated historic homes, including a number of heritage-listed properties. The Brisbane Charity Sailing Cup and ‘Magic and Mayhem’(a Halloween street party). ACTIVITIES / EVENTS Beach holiday. VIBE It boasts the largest boat harbour facility in the Southern Hemisphere. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: Families and professionals. SUITABLE FOR Period architecture and apartments. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES
  • 4. Coogee, New South Wales Coogee, New South Wales Coogee, New South Wales In many ways, Coogee is like a smaller version of Bondi Beach but with a much friendlier attitude. Surfing, swimming, coastal walks and the Taste of Coogee festival. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS The beach (obviously) and the Ritz. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: Period homes and apartments. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES Singles, professionals, families, students and backpackers. SUITABLE FORBeach holiday, tap beer and ice cream. VIBE
  • 5. Norwood, South Australia Norwood, South Australia Norwood, South Australia Transforming from a working-class suburb with a large Italian community to a cosmopolitan hotspot with an awesome cafe culture, Norwood stands as the queen of Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. Singles, professionals, families and executives. SUITABLE FOR Muse Festival, Craft Fair and Market, Norwood Place Parades and Spring Fête. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS The Norwood Town Hall, the Clayton- Wesley Uniting Church and the Parade. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: Limestone cottages and townhouses. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES Conversation over a great cup of coffee. VIBE
  • 6. Carlton, Victoria Carlton, VictoriaCarlton, Victoria Affectionately dubbed ‘Little Italy’, Carlton has a pleasant, literary feel within a vibrant yet sophisticated atmosphere. SUITABLE FOR Singles, professionals, families and students. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: Lygon Street, Nova Cinema, Trades Hall and Carlton Gardens. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES Victorian cottages, terraces and apartments. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS Picnics and barbecues at Carlton Gardens. VIBE A hip and sophisticated cafe culture with a pinch of Italian feel.
  • 7. Mount Lawley, Western Australia Mount Lawley, Western Australia Mount Lawley, Western Australia With top schools, easy city access, great eateries and classic Federation architecture, Mount Lawley offers you the complete alt-lifestyle, especially if you’re into alternative or indie music. SUITABLE FOR Singles, professionals, families, executives and students. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS The BeauVine Festival and Beaufort Street Festival. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: Flying Scotsman, Beaufort Street, Edith Cowan University, Astor Theatre, the Central Institute of Technology and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES Art deco, Federation (Queen Anne-style) and Californian bungalows. VIBE A cool bohemian hub for hipsters.
  • 8. Graceville, Queensland Graceville, QueenslandGraceville, Queensland With spacious parks, quality public schools and various sporting clubs, Graceville stands as a tunning and iconic suburb that perfectly captures Queensland’s sub-tropical lifestyle. Professionals and families. SUITABLE FOR Brisbane Open House and the Flat Shoes Jazz and Blues music festival. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS Graceville Uniting Church, Graceville Railway Station, Graceville Memorial Park, Beth-Eden, Regal Twin Cinema and Honor Avenue. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: Queenslanders and post-war timber homes. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES A family-friendly utopia. VIBE
  • 9. Fremantle, Western Australia Fremantle, Western Australia Fremantle, Western Australia With a diverse community culture ranging from creative, artsy and bohemian to high-end residents, ‘Freo’ is simply one of the coolest places to live in the country. Singles, professionals, amilies, students, travellers and executives. SUITABLE FOR Fremantle Sardine Festival, Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival, Fremantle Boat Show, West Coast Blues and Roots Festival and the Fremantle Winter Music Festival. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS The Round House, Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Arts Centre and the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: Heritage buildings, Georgian and Victorian-style architecture, modern townhouses and apartments. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES Something for everybody. VIBE
  • 10. St Kilda, Victoria St Kilda, VictoriaSt Kilda, Victoria With a laid back, cafe and beach holiday feeling all rolled into one, St Kilda has something to offer everyone, including community festivals, live music, art shops, and local coffee, cake and wine artisans. SUITABLE FOR Singles, professionals, families, students and travellers. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: St Kilda Beach, Luna Park, Esplanade Hotel, National Theatre, Palais Theatre, Astor Theatre, Acland Street and Sacred Heart Church. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS St Kilda Festival, Gay Pride March, Melbourne Underground Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival and St Kilda Writers Festival. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES Victorian and Edwardian-style, art deco and 1970s-era homes and flats. VIBE Laid-back, holiday and festive feel.
  • 11. Sandgate, Queensland Sandgate, QueenslandSandgate, Queensland Sandgate has its own community theatre group which is host to the Yarrageh festival, the longest running community theatre festival in all of Brisbane. The town also boasts some of the best fishing spots in the state. SUITABLE FOR Professionals and families. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS Yarrageh Festival and Walk for Prems. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: Sandgate Town Hall, Sandgate Baptist Church, Sandgate Memorial Park, Mura Park and Broadhurst. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES Queenslanders and apartments. VIBE Gone fishing.
  • 12. Marion, South Australia Marion, South AustraliaMarion, South Australia If you’re into 50s architecture and well-manicured gardens, then Adelaide’s retro paradise Marion is where it’s at. SUITABLE FOR Families and students. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS Hiking,‘Meet the Author’events, Marion Celebrates Festival and the Marion Learning Festival. HOT SPOTS / LANDMARKS: South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Sturt River Linear Park, Flinders University and Oaklands Wetland and Reserve. ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY TYPES Brick family homes. VIBE 50s retro paradise.
  • 13. Not sure where to buy?Not sure where to buy? IT ALL COMES DOWN TO WHETHER THE SUBURB WILL SATISFY YOUR LIFESTYLE DESIRES AS WELL AS THE PRACTICAL NEEDS OF WORK AND RAISING A FAMILY. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO WHETHER THE SUBURB WILL SATISFY YOUR LIFESTYLE DESIRES AS WELL AS THE PRACTICAL NEEDS OF WORK AND RAISING A FAMILY. Attend some community events. Visit the suburb and stay there a few days. Have a local real estate agent show you around the community. Speak with your mortgage broker. Find out whether the property will be accepted as security for a home loan. Find out whether you’re in a position to use equity in your property to get approved for a home loan. YOU CAN:
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