Morningside lies in Brisbane’s Eastern suburbs on the southern side of the Brisbane River, about five kilometres from the CBD and adjoining the suburbs of Hawthorne and Bulimba. With its relaxed village atmosphere and easy connections to both the CBD and the Gateway Motorway, the suburb is a great place to live for those wanting easy access to the main commuter paths.
Running through the centre of Morningside is Wynnum Road, which is the main road from Brisbane’s bayside into the city centre. Wynnum Road provides easy access to the east to the Gateway Motorway, making transit to the Gold Coast, or the Sunshine Coast extremely easy. Follow the road west and you’ll head across the Story Bridge and directly into the CBD or Fortitude Valley.
Lining each side of Wynnum Road is a collection of new apartment buildings, with trendy cafes underneath, retail stores, banks and other services, giving the suburb a real village feel and providing easy pedestrian access to stores.
The suburb is well serviced when it comes to shopping centres. Lying in close proximity to each other are both a Coles supermarket and a Woolworths supermarket, each sitting in their own local shopping centre. Morningside Plaza, which contains the Coles supermarket, also houses a large medical centre and chemist, as well as a 24-hour gym and several retail and food stores.
Morningside is also home to the Morningside Tennis Centre, which is a large centre providing plenty of courts for both social and competition use, as well as a large pro store, offering the latest equipment and providing coaching services. The centre has a healthy roster of social competitions that are very popular with locals. In 2014 it was voted as the Queensland Club of the Year.
A unique feature of the suburb is the Beelarong Community Farm, which is a community garden run by volunteers and locals, and provides a large collection of flowers, vegetables and herbs that are available to the community. Joining in is a great way of getting into the community spirit and making new friends.
Property in the suburb consists mainly of detached houses sitting on large blocks of land, with newer apartment buildings now beginning to dot the skyline. Morningside is also home to a large number of restored Queenslanders, giving the suburb a distinct look and charm.
Another distinct feature of the suburb is the Balmoral Cemetery, which sits high upon a hill overlooking the suburb. It is a historic cemetery that is no longer active, and it houses a large number of historic graves, dating back to its beginning in 1875. It’s worth a stroll through the historic site to see the many unique and sometimes crumbling gravestones.
Morningside also has a large train station, providing easy access into the city or out to Brisbane Airport for commuters, making the suburb a popular choice for professionals, as well as families.
The suburb is also home to two schools, Balmoral State High School and Cannon Hill Anglican College, providing both public and private education options to families.
According to realestate.com.au the average house price in the suburb is $701,600.00, while the average weekly rent is $495.00 per week.