9.3 out of 10

Graceville

-27.5221095465582 152.984877713964
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 10, 2020

"Family Friendly Haven"

Situated under 8km from the Brisbane CBD, Graceville is a quiet, leafy residential suburb bordering the Brisbane River. One of the city’s older suburbs, Graceville has some fine old Colonials, Queenslanders, post-war, and grand modern homes with many opportunities for renovation and growth.
With its own train station situated along the city line, along with a great bus system, transportation to the rest of Brisbane is fast and convenient.

The suburb also enjoys its own retro-style cinema, The Regal Twin, and a plethora of boutique cafes, restaurants and shops including Boucher’s French Bistro, Graceville Fine Foods & Deli, Three Girls Skipping, Goodness Gracious and Superior Fruits.

Graceville is a fantastic family-friendly suburb with a cycle way, sporting fields, two state primary schools, a Catholic school and plenty of secondary private and public schools on its doorstep.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love Graceville"

Graceville is a quiet, leafy suburb named after Grace Grimes, daughter of Samuel Grimes, a former local Member of Parliament and supporter of the Ipswich-Brisbane railway line.

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for grazing and crop farming. Growth took place in the late 1870s and 1880s, following the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued during the interwar period, aided by soldier settlement.

Over the last 10 years, house sales in the area have doubled with a growth of 201% in median house prices, going from a humble $310,000 up to $625,000. There is a wide variety of homes in Graceville, starting with small post-war homes selling for as little as $325,000 up to deluxe riverside mansions reaching over $3,500,000.

Graceville has many small businesses and commercial centres on either side of the railway. The suburb is also renowned for its many parks (Bert St Clair Oval, Faulkner Dog Park, Graceville Memorial Park, Simpsons Playground), Schools (Graceville State School & Christ the King School), Churches (Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian) and the boutique Regal Cinema located on Honour Ave, which was established in 1923.

My Tips:

- See Anne at Miettes on Graceville Ave for the best pies and pastries in town
- For the best fish and chips in the area, Graceville Seafoods on Oxley Rd is hard to miss
- See Chris for the freshest fruit and vegetables in Brisbane at Superior Fruits on Bank Rd
- For a great evening out, visit the Regal Cinema then walk down the road to one of the resturants on Bank Rd
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees