Balmoral (Post Code 4171)
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Balmoral is an inner city suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, located just over 5km from the central business district (CBD). Located in close proximity to the Brisbane River and Bulimba’s Oxford Street, Balmoral is a sought after suburb. For those who want to be close to markets, fashion, restaurants and bars as well as the CBD, this is the place to be. It is the perfect Brisbane suburb for young professionals who want to be within close proximity to Brisbane City and still enjoy the peace and quiet of the suburbs. The amenities and schools that are available also make this a great place for young families and established couples. Position One Property specialise in property management Balmoral, Bulimba, Hawthorne, Morningside and nearby suburbs and have done since 2001.
Housing styles and demographics
Balmoral is largely made up of beautiful Queenslander style homes, many of which played a part in Australian history and to this day remain heritage listed. There are also a number of town houses and apartment blocks that have a more modern look and feel.
The majority of Balmoral’s residents are established couples and families, closely followed by older couples. There are also a small number of elderly residents. The diversity of housing styles and amenities make this Brisbane suburb perfect for anyone who wants to be close to the Brisbane CBD. The median age of residents is 32, two years younger than the national average. There are an equal number of male and female residents.
There are a number of Brisbane bus services that go through Balmoral, making it easy to get to the CBD and other suburbs in Brisbane. There is also the ferry service, which is only a short distance away in Bulimba. The ferry is a simple way to get to other riverside suburbs, as well as the CBD.
The name ‘Balmoral’ stands for ‘Beautiful residence’ in Gaelic. It was named after one of its first residents who named it after his birthplace, Scotland. Like many Brisbane suburbs, Balmoral was originally used as farming land. The original pioneers used Balmoral’s land for agriculture and to grow small crops and cotton. Sugar cane was grown in its neighbouring suburb of Bulimba.
Balmoral began to take off as a residential suburb in 1856 when the Norman Creek Bridge was constructed. This eliminated the long route around the Brisbane River that residents had to take, making the suburb more accessible to people and construction materials required.
Balmoral is home to a number of shops, such as supermarkets, a post office, salons and coffee shops. There are also plenty of great dining options available in or just a short distance away. One of Balmoral’s more prominent landmarks is the Balmoral Cinema, which opened in 1926 and is great for those avid moviegoers.
Balmoral is also only a short distance from Oxford Street, the main street of Bulimba. Oxford Street is known as an entertainment hub with a number of restaurants, cafes, and bars. There is also a public library just a short distance away, also in the suburb of Bulimba.
There are a number of schools to choose from such as the Balmoral state school, as well as being within close proximity to other suburbs that have a number of private and state schools available.
Choosing the right suburb to meet you or your family’s needs is an important decision. If you think Balmoral is the right suburb for you and are interested in Balmoral rentals, contact us and we’ll help you find the perfect home to suit your needs.