Many of our clients don’t even wait for the kids to fly the coup before they downsize. Life’s so busy, they just want the convenience of living in an apartment where everything’s taken care of.

And what are the suburbs they’re flocking to?

Well, we thought we’d make a list for you to peruse while you have your mid-morning coffee.

  1. NEW FARM – Of course this suburb’s high on the list. Here in New Farm you have everything from world class acts gracing the Powerhouse stage, to the weekly farmer’s market, to the free ferry to the CBD. The folks are friendly here. The vibe is super casual. New Farm seriously has it all. Not to mention – New Farm is right next door to Brisbane’s premiere design/entertainment zone – James St.
  2. TENERIFFE – Like New Farm, Teneriffe has a lot going for it. Here you’ll find the best pizza in town (Beccafino), and you’ll run into your neighbours on the boardwalk out walking the dog. Add into the mix options to live in the character woolstores, or in one of the divine Catalina homes that are directly on the river as well as super easy access to the CBD and you’ll understand why Teneriffe property values have grown steadily northward for many years now.
  3. BULIMBA – a suburb well known for its community vibe and with its epicentre being famed Oxford St, Bulimba has certainly entered a new phase with several boutique luxury apartment developments for downsizers on offer on the river front.
  4. KANGAROO POINT – The New York-style view from most apartments in Kangaroo Point is the number one reason we’ve included it on this list. Kangaroo Point residents love their neighbourhood for its incredible location just a hop, skip and jump from the CBD, as well as the boardwalk that takes you right into the heart of Southbank in a heartbeat.

Kudos to the developers who’ve responded to downsizers wanting to give up their sprawling homes by offering all those features but in an oversized apartment – butler’s pantries, storage rooms, low-density, luxe levels of finishes, etc.

Thankfully, moving out of a traditional home doesn’t mean downsizers have to compromise these days!

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