With a vibe of stepping back in time, the palm-lined streets, seaside location and quaint cafes will have you falling in love with this ‘hidden-gem’ area of Brisbane.

Starting at the corner of Allpass Pde and Friday St, begin your day on the Shorncliffe Walk, a 2.5km return journey that takes in the pretty foreshore as well as the eye-candy of numerous heritage-listed homes.

Hutton and Hutton Real Estate loves the township of Sandgate next for a spot of shopping. If you’re into sewing, you’ll adore Russell’s Haberdashery – a local icon since 1955! Rewind Mid-Century (Sinbad St) will have you in vintage heaven, and while you’re there, grab some prawns fresh off the trawler.

Wind down with a spot of fishing on the Shorncliffe Pier for your Saturday afternoon chill-out time or put the dinghy in at one of the public ramps for a little bit of action out in the Bay. If your boat’s a little bigger, there are moorings at the Yacht Club (also a great spot for dinner and drinks! Bon appetit from Hutton and Hutton Real Estate)

Many local residents commute to the CBD via the reliable train service and find the community incredibly welcoming. The various schools include primary and high schools in both the private and public realms, and kids can cycle or walk to school.

One of the special features about the area are the natural lagoons, complete with picnic areas, walking circuits, bike paths and play equipment. There’s also a bird hide at one of the lagoons as well as viewing decks. A great place to spend some time in nature with the kids.

For those who love a slower pace of life, do check out this beautiful part of Brisbane, Hutton and Hutton Real Estate ranks it very highly!