Brisbane’s Favourite Neighbourhoods Series – Yeronga

The beautiful southside suburb of Yeronga is the idyllic area for families or singles. Well-positioned just 20 minutes out of the city, it offers all the amenities of the city combined perfectly with the quietness of suburban living.

The Matthews Real Estate team is experienced in all matters of real estate in Yeronga. Wanting to make the move to rent, buy, or sell in Yeronga? This guide is here to help you.

Is Yeronga a Good Place to Live?

The suburb of Yeronga offers its residents convenience. There’s an array of parks to visit, public transport is never too far away, and getting to the shops or commuting to work is a breeze. Its riverside location and abundance of jacarandas make it a beautiful place to live too. Yeronga is positioned in a quiet pocket along the Brisbane river on the western side of Ipswich Road and the railway line. Its proximity to the Eleanor Schonell Green Bridge linking it to St Lucia and the western suburbs,  makes it a popular suburb for students and faculty of the University of Queensland.

See what current Yeronga residents think.

Source: Homely

Suburb Demographics in Yeronga

The 2016 Census tells us Yeronga is home to 6,535 people, 48.7 per cent female and 51.3 per cent male. The median age of the area’s residents is 36 but the largest age group is the 20 – 24-year-olds who make up 9.7 per cent of the suburb’s population.

Income

The median household weekly income in Yeronga is $1,665 with families having a median income of $2,328 and individuals $846 per week. 

Education

Many residents in the suburb have completed tertiary education, 39.1 per cent hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

 

Metrics

Yeronga scores a nine (9) or above in all key metrics, with the exception of “Hip Score”. It scores a 7/10 for hipness which factors in the diversity, art, and culture scores within the area.

Source: Microburbs

Diversity

Learn about East Brisbane’s diversity below.

Ancestry

Number

Percentage

English

2,328

25.1%

Australian

1,934

20.8%

Irish

1,101

11.9%

Scottish

776

8.4%

German

407

4.4%

How Safe is Yeronga?

If you’re considering moving, the safety of your new home is paramount. It’s an especially important consideration for families when considering their new neighbourhood. Crime in Yeronga seems to be declining. In the last quarter, there were 113 offences recorded, in accordance with the 2021 Queensland Police statistics.

Number of Bedrooms

Median Property Price

2 (unit)

$385,000

3 (unit)

$601,000

3 (house)

$785,000

4 (house)

$1,120,000

Source: Domain

What’s the Median House Price in Yeronga?

If you’re looking to buy or sell in Yeronga, it’s important to know what the current house prices are looking like in the suburb. Have a look below to get an idea and see how the demographics in the area shape up.

Education

There are so many different considerations when moving to a new suburb – especially if you have a family to think of or plan for. It’s good to have an idea of which local catchment you’re in and the schools that are available to you. Have a look below.

  • Yeronga State School – Public, Co-Ed, Primary School
  • Yeronga State High School – Public, Co-Ed, Secondary School
  • St. Sebastian’s Catholic Primary School – Private (Catholic), Co-Ed, Primary School

Flooding

The inside areas of Yeronga are fairly unaffected by floods. In the low lying areas closer to the river and Corso, the likelihood of flooding is higher. Have a look at the Brisbane City Council’s flood map below to get an idea of what sort of risk your desired area has.

Source:http://floodinformation.brisbane.qld.gov.au/fio/

What Streets in Yeronga Have City Views?

Many different spots in Yeronga have amazing city views. Northern-facing dwellings will typically have views of the city from their second storey — depending on any obstructions.

Two different users on Homely mention city views in Yeronga.

 

How Far From the CBD Is Yeronga?

Yeronga is just 9km out from Brisbane’s CBD. It’s approximately 15-20 minutes by car in good traffic, a 35-minute cycle, or you can get public transport in. 

Yeronga is well-positioned with a train station and plenty of busses travelling frequently — making your commute into the city a breeze.

 

Is Yeronga a Good Investment Suburb?

The data says yes. Data from Microburbs shows its year on year property growth shows positive signs. While Smart Property Investment shows the suburb offers a 2.56 per cent rental yield on houses and 4.2 per cent for units.

What Is Capital Growth Like in Yeronga?

Whether you’re investing or buying — it’s important to understand what growth in the area you choose will look like. As for Yeronga? The last 12 months has seen capital gains of 30.32 per cent for investors. The suburb ranks 19th in Queensland for its increase in median property values and capital gains. 

 

What are the Best Green Spaces?

The spread-out suburb of Yeronga offers a variety of green spaces to its residents. 

The historic Yeronga Memorial Park on the Yeronga / Annerley fringe between Ipswich Road and School road is one of the largest in the inner suburbs and is home to tennis, croquet and swimming as well as walking tracks and playgrounds. 

Hyde Road Park is a gloriously green spot. This enormous park has everything you need for a day spent outdoors. There’s a shaded playground to keep the kids entertained. The park offers an off-leash dog park, so you can take your pup down to play frisbee, fetch or give them their social fix. There’s plenty of tall trees around to provide shade for a breezy picnic too. Local to Yeronga is soccer club, Olympic Park and AFL club, Yeronga Football Club. 

If green, natural spaces are your thing, you’ll love Yeronga for its stunning leafy streets and pops of nature throughout the suburb. It comes to life in spring though, when the masses of jacaranda trees bloom and litter the streets with their stunning purple flowers.

Here are some kid-friendly activities in Yeronga:

There’s so much on offer for little ones in Yeronga. Budding sports fans and stars are catered to with various local clubs… There’s the local soccer club, Olympic Park FC, rugby union club, Souths Rugby Union Club, Touch Rugby League Club, and AFL club, Yeronga Football Club. The aforementioned Hyde Road Park offers up plenty of space to run around and a playground for that afternoon energy release.

What are the Best Places for Kids in Yeronga?

Yeronga is the best of both worlds. There’s plenty on offer for the single working professional but there’s plenty of amazing places to take the kids to as well. We’ve linked some kid-friendly eateries below. After something easy? All the usual fast-food suspects like KFC, McDonald’s, and Taco Bell can be found over in Annerley.

    Yeronga Restaurants and Cafes

    There are so many different, lowkey restaurants to choose from in Yeronga, including the usual suspects, like Dominos, Grill’d, and Prince of India. For your more lavish evenings out, residents can opt for Osteria Epoca or Urban Saigon. There’s plenty of local cafes around Yeronga too, with even more choice throughout its surrounding suburbs Moorooka, Annerley, and Yeerongpilly. So, you’ll never have to travel too far for the perfect breakfast and coffee.

    Op shopping and Markets

    Local to Yeronga is the Yeronga Op Shop and over in Fairfield is Vinnies. However, if you’re keen to go thrift shopping, jump in the car and travel over to Annerley. It’s a five to ten-minute drive depending on where in Yeronga you are — but it’s worth it. Annerley’s Ipswich Road is filled with op shops, thrift stores, and antique shops full of goodies.

    Cool Things to Do In Yeronga

    Your weekends are so important for that time to rest, unwind, and of course, catch up with family, friends, and have fun. There’s plenty of restaurants and cafes to hit up over the weekend. There are loads of nature-based activities and walking/cycling paths through the suburb. And there’s always cool activities popping up around the Southside of Brisbane to check out. 

    Yeronga’s proximity to bustling suburbs like Annerley, Woolloongabba, South Bank, and the city means there’s always plenty to do.

    The Best Shopping in Yeronga

    Life in Yeronga is convenient. Stop by the local Yeronga Village for last-minute shopping. There’s a Night Owl for your convenience, a local bakery, cafe, fruit and veg store, butcher, Chompers, and even a small gift shop.

    For your groceries, Coles or ALDI at Fairfield Gardens is your best bet, otherwise, there’s Woolworths over in Annerley and Moorooka. Fairfield Gardens also offers up a hair salon, nail salon, barber, optometrist, discount store, and there’s a 7-eleven outside. 

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