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Booming Suburbs to Keep an Eye On for Your Next Home

So you’ve decide to take the plunge and purchase a new home. As one of the biggest investments in your life, this is naturally going to require a generous amount of time and effort poured into researching the current real estate landscape. From refining requirements, there exists a multitude of details to comb through.

To help you narrow your choices down, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most booming suburbs across each major Australian city.


The quiet-paced ambience of Adelaide has boosted its popularity in recent years, with this city nabbing some pretty impressive accolades in terms
of liveability. Not only does it boast a laidback lifestyle, Adelaide also beats other destinations in terms of affordability.
Best areas:

  • Glenelg – Kick back with beachside living in the cool coastal suburb of Glenelg, just a short tram ride from the city.
  • Adelaide Hills – Absorb the lush forest landscape of the Adelaide Hills, where residents can enjoy a perfect balance between country community life and the convenience of the city.
  • Belair – The family-oriented suburbs surrounding Belair National Park offer many lifestyle benefits including ample opportunities for bushwalks, bike rides and barbecue gatherings.


The sunshine-soaked city of Brisbane has a lot going for it. With warmer climates than Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane has a surprisingly easy-going atmosphere for such a big city and is therefore a popular destination to relocate to.

Best areas:

  • Auchenflower – This booming suburb sits on the cusp of the city centre, making it a buzzing hub of energy. Despite its inner-city location, the cost of living here is surprisingly reasonable.
  • Paddington – Featuring beautiful leafy streets and rolling hills, Paddington features enticing shopfronts, up-and-coming restaurants, and quaint cottages.
  • Morayfield – If you’re looking for an idyllic place to raise a family, the Morayfield region is ideal for its great selection of schools and strong sense of community.


Although the capital of Australia, Canberra is a calmer and quieter city compared to its sisters, Melbourne and Sydney. With a strong business focus, Canberra harnesses a relatively low population – perfect if you’re seeking claustrophobic-free city living.
Best areas:

  • Civic – Considered the heart of Canberra, Civic is the state’s core central business district. This area is ideal for those wishing to embrace the commercial side of Canberra.
  • Ainslie – Ainslie and its surrounding suburbs are perfect for families looking to settle down as it harnesses a quaint and quiet serenity while still incorporating all the essentials such as your local grocery store and entertainment strip.
  • Braddon – This inner-city suburb is great for single residents looking for an exciting mix of places to mingle and meet new people.


Housing a population of around four million, Melbourne is the second-largest city in Australia and has been voted one of the most liveable in the world on multiple occasions. This perhaps comes as no surprise, considering Melbourne embodies some of our country’s best nightlife while cultivating a deep love for both sports and the arts.
Best areas:

  • St Kilda – Just south of the CBD, St Kilda is home to some of Melbourne’s iconic tourist attractions, but that doesn’t take away from its bohemian vibes or tantalising beachside bliss.
  • Camberwell – This family-friendly area is freckled with grassy parks, peaceful reserves and playgrounds. Sunday arvo picnic with the kids, anyone?
  • Fitzroy – For those seeking a little more vibrancy and culture, consider inner-norther suburbs like Fitzroy and Brunswick to take advantage of the restaurant scene and really soak up that signature Melbourne flavour.


Known for its deliciously warm climate and equally warm population, Perth has a lot to offer, considering how isolated it is from the rest of Australia. Featuring some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, Perth is costlier in terms of living, but it’s well worth it if you can afford the price tag.
Best areas:

  • Nedlands – Close to the city centre, Nedlands is ideal for working professionals. This affluent suburb is complemented by a luscious golf course and buzzing commercial area, providing everything you need within arm’s reach.
  • Mosman Park – Mostly populated by independent young adults, Mosman Park residents can enjoy basking on the picturesque bank of the Swan River.
  • Scarborough – While river folk will flock to places like Mosman Park, sea folk tend to enjoy coastal living in Scarborough. Although a little pricier, this suburb is family-friendly and rich with entertainment.


Sydney is arguably Australia’s most popular destination, with scenic landmarks and gorgeous beaches scattered across a bustling metropolis. Being Australia’s biggest city means a lot of options in terms of finding suburbs to settle into, but here are a few of the current faves.
Best areas:

  • Inner West – For the younger crowd, Inner West is certainly a hot-spot. This area is rich with vibrant crowds and characteristic architecture – however, you’ll want to have plenty of dosh to reside here.
  • Northern Beaches – Brimming with schools and boasting beautiful seaside scenery to enjoy on those long sunny weekends, it’s hard to find a better place to raise a family than Northern Beaches.
  • Hills District – The Hills District is fantastic for fitness fanatics thanks to its native bush reserves practically built for exercising in. With numerous recreational facilities embedded in stunning rolling hills, this area is also ideal for young families looking for a living environment that’s close to the city yet nowhere near as congested.


The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, Fairhaven Homes recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances and that you seek independent legal, financial, and taxation advice before acting on any information in this article.