Murarrie, QLD 4172

3.7(24 reviews)

Ranked 232nd best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Parks and recreation
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Safe and sound
  • Resale or rental value

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews of Murarrie, QLD

13th February 2022

"A beautiful community vibe"

Murarrie has changed so much over the years and while it has become more prestigious and upmarket, it has maintained a good community feel. There are many parks, walking tracks and easy access to transport and cycling paths. It is a great suburb

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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2nd September 2021

"Murarrie is a Cyclist Suburb with Breweries & Hidden Industrial Cafes plus the best Fish + Chips"

Murarrie is a haven for Cyclists in Brisbane.
On most Saturday mornings of the year, The Balmoral Cycling Club (formed in 1946)
Race A, B, C, D and Masters grades on the 1.4km closed road circuit criterium at the Murarrie Recreation Reserve, 1238 Wynnum Road, Murarrie.
The Bulimba Creek Bikeway also stretches from Murrarie to Wishart. This ride passes the Minnippi Parklands with a 1.6km circular bike route around a lagoon.
Then the Murarrie to Hamilton bike ride connects you from the Murarrie train station to the Bretts Wharf ferry terminal. Biking the off-road shared path over the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge in Murarrie at 64.5 metres above river level gives an unparalleled vista of the CBD.

Now if you enjoy your beers cold and on tap...Murarrie boasts a Huge Brewery "Brewdog" hidden under the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge with views over the Brisbane River. With arcade games,
giant Jenga, giant chess and giant Connect Four, a bottle shop, family friendly & dog friendly. There is a great vibe here. The huge 25-hectolitre brewing system, means you always have plenty on tap to enjoy.

Need Coffee or Tea in Murarrie? Seek and you shall find...Aromas Coffee Roasters. This hidden cafe, espresso bar, and Roasting Factory Outlet offers an extensive selection of premium-quality coffee blends, single origins, and teas.

If you haven't enjoyed takeway Fish and Chips from "The Fish Factory" and snuck across the road to the Colmslie Reserve in Murarrie, to enjoy the Brisbane River Beach and green grass among the towering Moreton Bay Fig trees, have you really been to Brisbane? These hidden gems in the suburb of Murarrie are no longer the locals secret...

Murarrie is an emerging favourite for interstate downsizers and empty nesters, plus young couples getting into a inner city neighbourhood for a discount pricetag.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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22nd July 2021

"Beautiful Family Suburb"

I have lived in many suburbs throughout Brisbane and I can hand on heart say that this is my favourite. My family and I live in the Park Hill Village Estate, and it carries the same family friendly village feeling you had growing up. The neighbours say hello to each other and are there to help. A suburb enriched with parks and close to the city and river.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Great location and easy access to many places"

Other than the planes, the suburb is great. We owned a property at park hill and we loved this place. Our kids are safe, the community spirit is also great and people are friendly.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
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"Great suburb for anyone"

We've lived in Murarrie for over 5 years, having downsized and bought a townhouse in Park Hill Estate. We're close to everything - shops are at Cannon Hill and the bus and train are about 10-15 minutes walk away. Park Hill Estate has many natural bush parks with tall gum trees and is close to the river. Plenty of space for families to get together and kick a ball around or to go walk the dog down by the river. Its close to Bulimba and Hawthorne and Carindale shops. We often go to the theatre, so we leave the car at Cannon Hill station and are at Southbank in under 15 minutes by train. Its close to the Gateway Bridge so going to either coast is not a hassle. The only down side is that plane's can be a bit noisy from time to time depending on the scheduled approach - otherwise, its a quiet area. Older parts of Murarrie are being renewed which is good to see. Still some good affordable properties around on large blocks. The eastern suburbs of Brisbane are surprisingly cooler than the western suburbs (where we moved from) and there's generally a cooling sea breeze most days.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Within easy access to everywhere!"

Great family friendly suburb in a location that provides easy access to Gold or Sunny coast as well as Brisbane in general. I don't hear the trains at all (Pikedale St) and the airplane noise/traffic is easy to live with (for me). What is amazing is the Queensport Rocks feature on the bank of the Brisbane river - paths from Lytton Rd to the waters edge with piers for fishing etc, barbecues and a windy path up to the pedestrian/cycle lane on the Gateway Bridge - the views and scenery are spectacular and truly a hidden gem :)

Great for

  • The amazing Queensport Rocks Park
  • Pedestrian and cycle lane over the bridge
  • So many public transport options

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Up & Coming Suburb!"

We're first home buyers, but were first looking around the Morningside area, but after finding this hidden gem in Murarrie we have been more than impressed with this suburb. We're on the East Side of Creek Rd, which is much older than the newer estates located in Park Hill, but plenty of potential on this side of the road. The houses are older, but they're all either being renovated or have been renovated, which I can see is going to lift the demand and price of this suburb in less than 5 years. The older residents are moving out, and younger residents are moving in and renovating their dream homes at a fraction of the cost of what it is to buy in the Morningside/Bulimba suburbs which are merely 1-3kms away.

East Village has taken some time to get up and running, but once it has been constructed it will certainly add the spark back in to this forgotten suburb. The blocks are MUCH larger than what you will find in any of the newer suburbs, and many of our neighbours have chickens and birds which can sometimes give the illusion we're living out in the country (which we love).

We do hear the planes SOMETIMES, and the odd coal train at night - but considering we've just moved from Morningside where we were directly underneath the flight path, it is considerably more quiet here in Murarrie. Our neighbours are fantastic, and there's a super friendly energy about this neighbourhood. Would highly recommend for first home buyers and young, middle-aged couples.

Great for

  • Lots of Shops & Cafes Nearby
  • Big blocks of land
  • Leafy suburb
  • Walking distance to the train
  • Great value

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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"The next boom area"

Murarrie may have it's drawbacks (as the reviews below highlight) but you will be hard pressed to find better value this close to the city (only 7km as the crow flies). If you're looking to buy, forget about the overpriced Park Hill estate and look instead on the east side of Creek Road. There are hundreds of post war houses that have either been or are being renovated, and just as many that are ready to be transformed. The new East Village development on the corner of Creek Road and Wynnum Road has the potential to transform this suburb in the next 5 years, so best get in now.

Great for

  • Great value
  • Lots of Shops & Cafes Nearby
  • Big blocks of land
  • Leafy suburb
  • Walking distance to the train

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1
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"Not cheap enough"

We were looking to buy here but there's so many cons. The 2nd runway projections are horrendous for this suburb. We thought the train noise was might be ok but then a coal train came rumbling past to the port of Brisbane... Internet coverage is not good (check Telstra maps) and the lower parts of Park Hill are a huge drainage sump. Have a look a the "park" near portwine st for a good example. Add in Barrack road on the east & creek road on the west with Lytton road to the north under a flight path which is going to treble in the next decade? Well, you get the idea.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
2
SimonH

Thank-you for the review. You drive past and it looks good but I forgot about all those planes. Didn't know about the coal trains to Lytton. Dear oh dear.

Melissa Connolly real estate agent
Melissa Connolly

The planes have been great as the new runway has majority of the aircrafts flying over Bulimba and Hamilton.

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"Great place to live with lots of potential"

I moved here 2 years ago from Sydney and love it. We bought a place in the old part of Murarrie- bargain; big block of land and lots of renovation potential. Planes are not too bad on this side of Murarrie. You can hardly hear them to be honest. Morningside has much worse plane traffic than Murarrie.
Murarrie is 5 min drive to bulimba's Oxford street, 10 min to Manly and New East village development ( restaurants, hotel, shops) will lift this area up within a year or 2 so hurry up if you don't wanna miss out. East village will be walking distance from here.

Great for

  • Leafy suburb
  • Big blocks of land
  • Walking distance to the train
  • Lots of Shops & Cafes Nearby

Not great for

  • Old houses - need renovations

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
2
robdiv

I moved to Murarrie from Camp Hill and must say I prefer Murarrie. Yes there is a bit of train noise if you are too close to the tracks "we can hear them sometimes"
but the location is so handy for shopping, local gym, bulimba cafes, Airport runs and jumping onto the highway to go either North or South.
The best thing is the houses are so much cheaper than Camp Hill saved adleast $150,000 on what a similar home would cost in my old area.
Its actually a friendly suburb with real community spirit.

Simin Aroubandi
Simin Aroubandi

Hi, We are thinking to buy in old part of Murarrie. Is it safe enough for the family.

robert-diviakr

As safe as anywhere around this southside area....crime is on the rise throughout brisbane so invest in security

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"Cannon Hill saleyards"

OK. Anyone buying here probably ought to consider a soil test for the levels of residual arsenic from cattle dips. The whole area up to the wynnum & creek road was a cattle saleyard for over 100 years. Probably fine but I wouldn't let the children go digging in the backyard or park too often. Looks like some of the rendered radia pine homes are starting to show exactly how long "modern" residential construction is meant to last. i.e not much longer than the 10 year building guarantee. Good luck Murarrie. We're off.

Who lives here?

  • Students
2
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"Good place near the City!"

This is a beautiful riverside Suburb with lots of Parks & Reserves. With lots of Shops & Cafes around & close to the CBD. This will be also great!

Great for

  • Lots of Shops & Cafes Nearby

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
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"Recent reviews are on the money"

Reading the earlier reviews about the "friendly neighbourhoods" is all well and good but the airplane noise in these southern suburbs should not be underestimated. Tingalpa through Morningside is an absolute nightmare for low flying planes. What no-ones mentioned yet is the uncovered coal trains that rumble through with coal dust polluting everything in a 5k radius to the port of Brisbane. Houses here should be half the price they're asking.

Who lives here?

  • Students
2
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"Brisbane Airport corp ought to buy it."

In fairness, not just Murarrie. Cannon Hill & Morningside also seem to be runaways as far as Brisbane Airport is concerned. Although agree with the other review about Park Hill estate. I'm sure most of the houses there are fibro with blueboard. They look nice but very badly insulated as far as noise attenuation goes. Or just too close together. Cheap builds with the only real winners the developers.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • LGBT+
1
dianea2

Would you buy a new unit.....to retire in?What part? Thank you.

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"Get to know your neighbours..."

Rented at park hill estate. Homes are so close together & cheaply insulated you could hear coughing, doors closing, sneezing you name it. Both sides of the place we rented and it was one of the bigger houses. Only saving grace was the planes that fly over so much tend to drown it out.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
1
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"Character homes of Cannon Hill"

Cannon Hill is located close to the Brisbane polo Grounds and Minippi Parklands. easy access to the airport, Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast. Carindale shopping centre is also close by. When it comes to purchasing you can still buy some charming character homes that give the streets such a wonderful appeal.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"Great place to live"

Very friendly neighbourhood with close access to everything.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Great suburb, friendly neighbourhood, would recommend to anyone"

Great suburb, friendly neighbourhood, would recommend to anyone

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Planes, Trains & automobiles"

If you like the sounds of modern transport, this is the suburb for you.

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trish2211

You cant possibly rate an entire suburb on the fact you obviously live in one of the few houses right near the train line and on a busy road. The neighbourhood is super quiet

dedney

Better have a look at all the questions on airport noise dear.

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"Ideal environment for people seeking serenity & effortless convenience!"

Murarrie is ideally situated for transport close to the Gateway Motorway, Wynnum and Creek Roads and with its own railway station. Cannon Hill and Carindale shopping centres are very close by and the large Murarrie Recreation Area offers everything from biketracks and bbq areas to skate parks and canoe ramps. Murarrie is 8 km east of the Brisbane CBD and is a thriving suburb with a number of new residential developments. Located in Murarrie is the local State primary school, an RSL club, the Brisbane Polo Grounds and Murarrie Recreation Ground. Part of the suburb is located on the Brisbane River and this area is devoted to commercial maritime operations.

This is an ideal environment for families seeking both serenity and effortless convenience. Enjoy the friendly dynamic neighborhood and live close to all the amenities.

If you are seeking a location with strong demand and investment potential then be sure to inspect properties in the Murrarie area..

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Perfect for young & old"

Murarrie is an up & coming suburb that is close to the City and is perfect for young families. It has great transport close by with the Train & Bus within walking distance and it also has some great parks for the kids to enjoy.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Everything a family needs"

I am really impressed with Murrarie - it's like a hidden gem, only 7km from Brisbane and easy access to the Gateway. It is an established suburb with a good mix of elderly residents and young famillies. Murarrie is in close proximity to a huge shopping centre and has plenty of public transport options.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Great family feel"

Cannon Hill is a sensational suburb providing fun for kids. Loads of parks, activities for children and multiple child care options.

Highlight of Cannon Hill is the community spirit

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Convenient and safe place to live"

We bought a new place in the Park Hill estate in July 2009. We absolutely love the area. It is only 7km from the city (about 10min drive to the Valley) and is close to the Gateway to get to either coast. The neighbours are very considerate and take pride in their homes which are very neat and tidy. As another review says a great place to watch Brisbane fireworks. I am really glad that we moved here it is a place on the move.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
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