Morningside, QLD 4170

4.1(23 reviews)

Ranked 156th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Safe and sound
  • Public transport
  • Clean & green
  • Medical facilities

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Fashion Conscious

Reviews of Morningside, QLD

10th December 2021

"Planes, Trains & Automobiles"

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

Base yourself in Morningside for amazing access to all of Southeast Queensland! The ease & convenience of commuting coast to coast, as well as domestically and overseas, cannot be overstated. Or overshadowed by recent noise complaints.

I’ve lived here 20+ years. Granted, I don’t live under a direct flight path or as close to the train station as some, but I do live on a busy thoroughfare. Buses, cars, hormonal teenagers walking home from the local high school. Trust me, you barely notice them after awhile. Besides, Morningside has plenty of pockets that are peaceful.

Stroll through Beelarong Farm’s lush communal gardens at sunrise. Or walk past the Southside Pony Club at Sunset. Talk about peaceful. And prayerful!

Plus you’ve got 15 parks to choose from. With shaded playgrounds and picnic areas for birthday parties and barbecues.

Listen. I’m not saying Morningside’s quiet. Butcher birds and lorikeets screech. Horns honk. Planes fly overhead. And Oxford Street, Bulimba’s popular entertainment hub is within earshot. But the growing noise complaints on Facebook do not reflect my views.

To me, the sound of planes, trains and automobiles is a negligible price to pay for living in such a central location.

MORNINGSIDE ➡️ Fortitude Valley = 6kms

MORNINGSIDE ➡️ West End = 8kms

MORNINGSIDE ➡️ Brisbane City = 9kms

MORNINGSIDE ➡️ Brisbane International Airport = 12kms

MORNINGSIDE ➡️ Gold Coast = 78kms

MORNINGSIDE ➡️ Sunshine Coast = 111kms

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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17th April 2021

"Trains, Planes, Automobiles and the Bloody Garage Door!"

Currently living in a unit flanked by Richmond Road and Morningside rail line. It is as noisy as hell!
I've read many others posted reviews and think that they must be written by Morningside property merchants! Either that, or they have scored a property that does have excellent sound proofing, they never open doors and windows or are possibly even deaf.

I am referring to a particular spot along Richmond Road, four (4) minute walk from the station, whose aspect is directly in line with road and rail. The location of the unit is at that sweet point where the suburban trains begin to brake as they approach the station and Morningside platform. The location also coincides with where cars, trucks and bikes brake to negotiate the corner on Richmond Road.

As it turns out, this particular unit is also where the mechanical garage door, directly beneath the main bedroom, is located. Each time one (1) of the sixteen residents departs or enters, the noise from the mechanical door reverberates with amplified glee into that place of refuge and through the entire unit. The garage traffic exits begin at 5am and can go into the early morning. The majority of returns between 5 - 7pm. With this cacophony, its not surprising that the planes above don't bear mentioning...yeah I know, I just did.

Like they say, Location, location , location and this is not the location to be if you like to keep your doors and windows open to allow fresh air to flush through your living area, rely less on aircon and the associated cost in running it, value quiet and like to listen to the TV.

However, on the positive.
If you are one that like city sounds, suburban orchestrated noise, coal dust (its on the verandah!), running your aircon, reading subtitles while watching TV and like to know that everyone made it safely home each day then this is the Place for you!

As the Real Estate Manager Agent Xpressed, when I listed the sources of my distress, do your homework before you move in.

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29th March 2021

"Sometimes affordable"

I loved it. A lot of restaurants I liked. Townhouses make it affordable. Renting is still ok but prices for medium standard houses go over a million. Planes are very noisy now! Little bit dangerous for cyclists. Richmond road becomes a racetrack at peak times.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Sean Dawson real estate agent
Sean Dawson
Julie Harris Realty
26th May 2020

"Brisbane #1!"

I have owned and lived in Morningside for more than five years and I will never live anywhere else. It has everything. Access to boarding blue chip suburbs such as Hawthorne and Bulimba and the many lifestyle options that both provide, fantastic public transport into the CBD via bus or train, quick and easy access south via Wynnum Road and easy access to Westfield Carindale.

All the while it seems to provide that perfect balance between modern and urban inner city suburb and quiet and green family location.

I wouldn't change anything about it.

Sean Dawson
Sales Associate
m. 0407 149 757
e. [email protected]
Julie Harris Realty

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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8th May 2020

"Awesome part of town"

So far so good! Lived in the area since 2008 and haven't looked back. great number of cafes and plenty to do for the kids. We have multiple markets run throughout that year and multiple parks for the kids to roam. And if you get bored you can watch an AFL game on the weekend.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Rentals in Morningside

4th May 2020

"Great up and coming suburb"

You cant find a better price to be 6km from the city, surrounded by suburbs that are far more expensive. Close to everything. Still needs a few upgrades, but all in all couldn't be happier. Great cafe's/restaurants popping up. You wont find better value for money if you want to be close to the city/action.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"A lovely suburb to live in"

We moved from Kangaroo Point to Morningside when we started a family. My partner wasn't too sure on the move but 18months later, we are still here and very happy with the move. We like the fact it is close to public transport (trains and buses), close to shops, Dr surgery and Hawthorne Park. It's only 5km from the city too. It's a quiet area but you do get planes flying over (you get used to that).

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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mikeg13

Hey Amanda, how frequent is the plane noise. Would they keep you up at night?

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"Good and Strange"

I lived in Morningside between 2013-2014, it is close to a lot of shops and resturants, that is a plus! Transport is good into the city and there is a train. It was also a little weird at times, I remember there was an Indian resturant up the road from me, where I ordered food and it was the wrong order, I think I must have said something on my Facebook, a private post that somehow the owner found then called me, telling me he fired the person who made the mistake. I don't know what happened there, or how he managed to look at my FB.
Another strange occurence is there was a street across the road from my bedroom window, and in the last months I was there for, there would always be an ambulance going up to a house, followed by a cop car, they would then leave after some time. At one point I remember a cop car went to that street, and then was leaving to go on the main road (It was like across the road then down a street, just a few houses), I could hear a scream and the police backed up and went to the house again. I have no clue what happened here, or why this was the case. Would I say Morningside is safe? Not entirely, there was also apparently a murder somewhere in the surburb when I lived there.

So it had a mixture of both, it depends where you honestly live and what street you choose.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
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vickib12

How far away from Airport .

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"Planes, Trains and Automobiles . . . . but remember the upside."

Its definitely the best spot in Brisbane if you take away the planes, trains and automobiles (and the barking dogs) . . . . In fact' leave them in, because every suburb has its issues and for mine the pro's far outweigh the cons. Remember all the great restaurants, the fabulous seafood market, Oxford Street shops, there are about 5 Gyms, several great pubs, plenty of parking, bus, rail and ferry options, motorway and airport access, supermarkets galore, and Bunning's is just up the road. So is First Choice and Dan Murphy if you need help sleeping. It is near Carindale, has cheap fuel, lots of accommodation options and plenty of schools, both public and private. Its smack bang in the middle of everything you could want! AND . . . . . Don't forget folks. . . .. the new runway (2019) will take about 50% of the air traffic away from Morningside and dump it on East Brisbane, Bulimba, Hamilton and Eagle Farm. There is no doubt there are some noise issues, but we have sat down and looked at other options in the area and we would rather keep what we have at the price we got it for thank you.

Great for

  • Food glorious food , you need never cook again. . .
  • Large blocks of land
  • Character homes and wide streets
  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • Green space and walking tracks

Not great for

  • Very, very, very poor political representation.
  • Being in the Brisbane City Council
  • Overbearing development and poor governance over privacy for existing homes.
  • 24 hour Aircraft noise
  • Every 2nd house has a barking dog, or two
  • Many scruffy and untidy homes

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Great suburb, safe, peaceful and so close to everything!"

Inner City living! Close to 5 mins to Oxford St Bulimba, Cannon Hill, 10 mins to Newstead (Gasworks), City, Westfield Carindale and highway to Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast and 15 mins to Airport - can't beat this location. Glimpses of City Views, river close by, great food in the area, quiet streets full of people walking dogs and laughter of kids playing. Airplane flight path can be heard but with good insulation in the house it's not a bother, never affected sleep or enjoyment of the house. Many professional families in the area and more younger professional couples moving to the area. Safe suburb, never hear sirens in the night (as opposed to living at West End) and heard them most nights. Many houses being done up in the area as a new generation takes over. Plenty of local businesses supply all you need from beauty to business supplies, protein, plenty of food options, supermarkets, pubs, you name it. Plenty of parks and recreation areas!

Great for

  • Self-contained suburb
  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • Green space and walking tracks

Not great for

  • 24 hour Aircraft noise

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"Rest with Peace"

I lived here for years… It slowly became a nightmare. Some units in this area are filled with ratbag X and Y gen; a bunch of self-serving, loud-mouthed, foul language screamers full of their own self- importance. Yelling and bullying their kids because they cannot cope, and of course the regular druggies including the obnoxious partying drunks almost every other night and weekends.

Oh I forgot… above, are the many planes (3-4 carriers - this is an apex of the Brisbane flight-plan) and the neurotic local drivers burning up and down the street. I’ve witnessed it all in this area. Living in peace with regard for your fellow neighbour is absolutely non-existent. I would personally never live in this area again.

Great for

  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport

Not great for

  • 24 hour Aircraft noise
  • Noisy freight trains from 3 to 5am most days
  • Every 2nd house has a barking dog, or two
  • Many scruffy and untidy homes

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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carolyns5

Hi there, did you live in a unit or house ? You mention the noisy ratbags .

jamesh58

lol come on mate, you're clearly the same person who reviewed below.
Also the new runway gets rid of 93% of air traffic.
Further, if you dont want youth around you living life, move out of the inner city you dinosaur.
Morningside is a brilliant suburb, and would be better off without your intolerance.

choe18
choe18

Thanks for clearing that up James

gl1

You could always move into an aged care facility to stay away from people younger than you boomer

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"I Love Morningside"

Since moving to Brisbane we have rented in a number of different suburbs, and after moving to Hawthorne we wanted to stay in the area so settled in Morningside. It is the first time I have felt truly at home in Brisbane. However, I do have my issues. We pay a lot of rent for a house that is fairly down-trodden, and the possibility of buying in this area for a young couple, even though we have a large deposit ready, is impossible. Also; it is NOT a good area for cats. They die. I am not sure what the total cause of this is, but if you have cats in Morningside, leave them inside!! Besides these issues, I do love it here. I do not want to leave.

Great for

  • Southside Tea Room is easy to get to.
  • Everything you need to purchase is within 5 minutes drive.
  • Great area to live for vegans!!!
  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport
  • Friendly neighbourhood

Not great for

  • Bad for cats.
  • People drive too fast, and park too close to corners.
  • A lot of neighbours think honking their horn is a good way of declaring their arrival.
  • 24 hour Aircraft noise

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Morningside has everything"

Morningside is the best suburb that I have lived in for so many reasons. It's convenience to everywhere is paramount giving easy access to all the great shopping areas around Brisbane, including the cbd, New farm, Carindale, Wooloongabba. the airport and the DFO and southbank. There is easy access to Moreton Bay if you are into boating which we are, we have the choice of putting the boat in to the bay 10 min away, or the Brisbane River, 5 min away. We have awesome city views and views over Hamilton and the gateway. We have the Seven Hills reserve closeby and all the other bike tracks around us, which gives us plenty of options for jogging and walking. All within 5 - 10 minutes away. Then there are the great schools, 5 of the top 20 Brisbane schools are within 5 km from Morningside, Seven Hills SS, CHAC, Churchie, Citipointe. There are great parks, great families = great life. We are very happy with our choice to move to this suburb which proves time and again to hold its real estate values.

Great for

  • Easy access to everywhere inner Brisbane
  • Easy access to some of Brisbanes best schools
  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • Green space and walking tracks

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Morningside - city at your doorstep but trampoline in your backyard!"

It has the convenience of being close to the city while maintaining a relaxed suburban feel. Perfect for couples and families, is serviced by train line and close to shopping hubs. Great little schools and safe, friendly neighbours. We do have planes fly overhead at times (which our young son loves to spot) however we have never been interrupted or disturbed by the noise.....perhaps it is our position within the suburb but we also cannot hear the train at all.

Great for

  • Access to Seven Hills Bushland
  • City views in some areas
  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • Green space and walking tracks

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
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Dennis Simic real estate agent
Dennis Simic

Fantastic analogy in the heading - love it!

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"All Things Equal, A Great Affordable Suburb Close to CBD, and Gateway Motorways"

Close to CBD(less than 10 mins drive), 2 mins to Oxford St Bulimba, great train / bus services, increasing number of reasonably priced restaurants, lots of parks, and half the price of over-priced properties bordering Hawthorne, Balmoral & Bulimba (where one side of street is Morningside, & the other side of the street, one of these three suburbs in many streets). Definitely say the streets that run off Thymne Rd are more desirable than the other parts of Morningside around the Richmond Rd / Cannon Hill areas, but thats just an opinion. The only downside, as mentioned by others, is Morningside is right under the noisy flight path, and often planes are taking off right over the roof throughout the night 24/7. Why that is really necessary, & there isnt a noise curfew, I dont know. But all in all, Morningside is a well balanced suburb, which given proximity to CBD, merges with the prestiguous suburbs mentioned, and infrastructure, it will only be a matter of time in my view, that prices increase hugely.

Great for

  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • Green space and walking tracks

Not great for

  • 24 hour Aircraft noise

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Quiet streets inner city, dogs, parks, cafes, families and friends"

Morningside has to be the best place I have lived in Brisbane...except when I was renting in Bulimba... Great cafes, local Dining, wide clean streets, big parks and close to everything. As the infrastructure grows this place will eventually become one of those unaffordable super trendy suburbs, but for now it's all good.

Great for

  • Dog parks
  • Awesome cafes
  • Adsl 2+ high speed
  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • Green space and walking tracks

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Location Location"

We have lived in Morningside for the past two years now and it has surpassed our expectations. Considering it is only 5km from the CBD and is serviced by trains and buses and is closeby to cafes (including Bulimba/Oxford St etc - we live near the Hawthorne border of Morningside) it holds much better value for money than neighbouring Hawthorne/Bulimba (although these suburbs are extremely nice in their own right - but much much more expensive!). I can't think of many other suburbs I have seen in Brisbane real estate than have the same value for money whilst being 5km from the CBD and serviced by trains & buses (as we are close to the train station/flight path we were somewhat concerned during the buying process but we don't really hear it that much as we are used to the background sounds). The issue of noise is only noticeable during the day as I have never been woken/heard planes late at night/early morning. I would also add that if noise is a major issue for people then any area within 5km from the city might not be in their best interests (unless you can afford the likes of Teneriffe, New Farm etc). Medium density is certainly taking over the suburb with continuous new townhouses/units under construction which is a good sign that the area is in demand.

Great for

  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • Green space and walking tracks

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Noisy"

Handy to transport, Oxford st, & CBD. But that's about all. very noisy - planes, trains, & barking dogs

Great for

  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport

Not great for

  • Every 2nd house has a barking dog, or two
  • Many scruffy and untidy homes
  • 24 hour Aircraft noise
  • Noisy freight trains from 3 to 5am most days
  • Parts don't have broadband cable, yet inner city suburb!

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
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"A great place to rent"

Currently renting in the area - flights noticeable at times during day but not noticeable to us by night. I have friends in Bulimba, Norman Park who say it's no better there. We don't hear the trains but live more than 1km away. Overall the pros outweigh the cons for us. We also love taking our dog for a walk in the Seven Hills reserve and neighbours are very friendly.

Great for

  • Green space and walking tracks
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba
  • Public Transport

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Bacmac

We have lived in Morningside 3 times. Once directly under the flightpath (we shifted as the noise did our head in), and 2 other times, where we were 1 km away, and the noise was only slightly better there. We have also lived in Bulimba and Hawthorne. The difference with these 2 suburbs is that you only get noise of aircraft landing (& distant noise as they take off & loop west over South Brisbane / CBD area at higher altitude) & no later than 10pm, when all aircraft switch to the instrument approach right over Morningside / Cannon Hill for takeoffs and landings (there is no reason why this need be the case, but try reasoning with Airservices Australia). No where in Morningside is further than 1 km from the main ILS flightpath which tracks over Asquith St, & Gatling / Shrapnel sts. There is no airport curfew in Brisbane. Occasionally there is recipocal takeoffs and landings over the Bay from 10pm - 6am, but regularly our house would vibrate (and our heads) from large 777 & 747 international jets taking off and landing from midnight to 6am, and that's when we were on the Morningside / Balmoral fringe, 1km from the flightpath. If you were immune to this & aircraft noise doesn't bother you, that's great. I am merely stating the reality. As you say, there are many pros for Morningside, but I suggest one of the reasons Morningside is far cheaper than neighbouring Balmoral / Bulimba / Hawthorne, is because of the constant arcraft noise (why else could it be? It's quicker after all, to drive from Morningside to the CBD, than it from Bulimba?).

Alldone

I have lived in Morningside for the past 4 years and have also never been bothered by aircraft noise at night, it has certainly never kept me awake or woken me early. True I do hear it of a day which I thought would bother me when I first moved here but I must have gotten used to it as now I hardly notice it. My friends at Hawthorne also experience overhead planes during the day so not sure if there is any quieter.

morningsideange

Aircraft noise being an issue? Harden up! We live in a city, there's always aircraft noise. Even here it is far and few between, not that loud and it definitely ends before sleepy time. And, I live in Morningside but I am 1.9km away from the flight path, so, you're wrong. That is all.

Bacmac

Great stuff. Enjoy. We've moved. We prefer to be in aircraft, not less than 2000 ft under them.

morningsideange

So good for you!

TwittTwat

My worst experience ever - with noise from planes, foul language and smartarse drunks, noisy parties every other night, always calling police to just have some peace a quite. If you are a professionally focussed worker and study this is not the place for you! Add a comment...

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""A Noisy Paradise""

Great being less than 10 minutes to CBD & closer to city by car than Bulimba, with great public transport, and excellent access to the Gateway. Less than 1km to Oxford St, and considerably cheaper than Bulimba, Balmoral and Hawthorne. However, that's where the pluses end. Noisy freight trains during the early morning hours. Worse, much of Morningside is either under or very close to the main flight path. As Brisbane airport has no nighttime curfew, that often means flights (including large international aircraft) in the early hours of the morning, eg 1-3am. Overhead flights then start again with a vengeance at 6am daily, with air traffic avoiding the more exclusive suburbs at noise-sensitive hours. Local MP Kevin Rudd was very vocal on the issue, but in recent times appears to have given up. However, If you can put up with the relentless noise - Morningside represents great value given proximity to CBD, public transport, and neighboring exclusive suburbs such as Balmoral, Hawthorne and Bulimba

Great for

  • Public Transport
  • 5km to CBD
  • Less than 1km in parts, to Oxford St Bulimba

Not great for

  • 24 hour Aircraft noise
  • Parts don't have broadband cable, yet inner city suburb!
  • Noisy freight trains from 3 to 5am most days

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"Close to everything - safe and fun"

Great parks, access to transport, amanzing cafes and restaraunts with a terrific pub and close to schools and the city

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Close to everything"

Morningside is close to everything and close enough to the river that you can really enjoy the landscape.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Convenient friendly community"

Love how it is so close to city, gateway and shopping restaurant hubs while still being peaceful and quiet with lovely parks and bushland close by. Nice city views from Seven Hills Bushland and Minnippi Parklands nearby for getting out and active. Public transport very accessible with easy access to train and buses. Very friendly community feel and love living here!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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