Rolling hills and long vistas are two of the advantages of living in Balmoral.
Pick up something for a loved one from Coming Up Roses – it’s a gift store owned by Hayley Lewis, swimming champ, and tv personality.
Surrounded by other upmarket suburbs, Hawthorne, Bulimba and Morningside, Balmoral benefits greatly from the wonderful proximity to these urban villages.
Within the suburb itself, Balmoral State High School boasts three Excellence Programmes. The Boeing Excellence, the Football Academy and the Touch Football Excellence Programme, all designed to maximise the potential of your teen.
The primary school years are well catered for here with Sts Peter and Paul’s, Morningside State School, and Bulimba State School close by, all premiere schools within Brisbane. Preschools and swim schools round out the education options nicely.
After school pick-up, many parents head down to Fisherman’s Bend Park on Kuranda St to meet up with friends and for the kids to have a run around. Dogs are welcome too as there’s an off-leash park, and not to forget the skate park and the Bowls Club.
TOP 10 INNER SECRETS OF BALMORAL . . .
+ Friday night drinks at your place? Pop down to Bottlemart Balmoral for a great selection of wines and spirits. They’ll even help you match your food to the wine.
+ Everyone loves the vibe at the Little Hideout Café. Many locals love the good coffee, great breakfasts and friendly staff – how can you go wrong?
+ If you’ve just moved to Balmoral, check out the Biome store on Riding Rd for it’s fabulous bulk range of DIY beauty and cleaning products. The super-friendly staff there will love looking after you!
+ Friends coming to stay? There’s a BnB right in the heart of Balmoral! It’s called Balmoral Queenslander and rates start around $130 per night.
+ The bus runs along Riding Road, Walker Ave and Fifth Ave, great for getting the kids to and from school.
+ Hosikozi, on Riding Rd are your local specialists for school uniforms. They also stock everything from socks to Bento Boxes.
+ The Hawthorne Pharmacy at 171 Riding Rd, is Balmoral’s local pharmacy. It’s well stocked with all the essentials!
+ The median price for houses in Balmoral at the time of writing is just under $1,000,000.
+ Enjoy meeting other local business owners at one of the regular Business Networking Evenings at Balmoral State High School.
+ On the first Friday of the month, St Peter and Paul’s church host a lovely morning tea where you can meet other locals with a game of cards, join the knitting table or through conversation!