The future is up for Murrumba Downs

Offering suburban comfort at an affordable price, this Queensland hotspot is the perfect escape from the big city.

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Murrumba Downs is one of the suburbs listed in Smart Property Investment’s FAST 50 report for 2025, which launched in February 2024.

The report and ranking drew on the insights of a 12-strong investment expert panel and recent housing performance drawn from open-source data, which aims to give unparalleled insights into the Australian suburbs that are set for future growth.

Situated only 25 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD, Murrumba Downs blends easy metropolitan access with natural splendour at a price that won’t break the bank.

With the name “Murrumba” being derived from the Yuggera word in the Yugarabul dialect meaning “good” or “good place”, this description excellently describes Murrumba Downs’ lively communal spirit and well-designed residential areas.

Murrumba Downs’ burgeoning property market offers a mix of contemporary homes and waterfront properties along the North Pine River that have proven exceedingly popular with savvy property investors.

Even when taking into account the suburb’s idyllic lakeside properties, Murrumba Downs’ median house price of $795,000 still sees the cost of an average detached dwelling in the area sit well below Brisbane’s median house price of $899,474.

The area’s affordability is only one of the suburb’s strengths, with Murrumba Downs also benefitting from a range of educational facilities for kindergarten through to year 12, notably among them the esteemed Murrumba State Secondary College.

Those looking to fully immerse themselves in the suburb’s natural splendour are able to enjoy the area’s John Oxley Reserve, the lush nature park’s 10-hectare expanse serving as a popular spot for children’s activities, social gatherings and bushwalking.

In catering towards the exercise inclined, the Blatchford Sporting and Recreation Reserve offers a central training circuit which includes a range of freely accessible exercise equipment suitable for all fitness levels.

Further demonstrating the area’s vibrant community spirit, the suburb’s Murrumba Market held on the last Saturday of every month enables residents to connect and intermingle while browsing a diverse range of locally sourced produce, homemade goods and live music performances.

For more conventional wares, the Murrumba Downs Shopping Centre provides residents with a range of stores, including grocery stores, various restaurants, medical and dentistry clinics, and a laundromat, among its many offerings.

Murrumba Downs is also well-connected to surrounding locales, with the suburb’s eponymous train station on the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line providing access to Kippa-Ring, Springfield Central and Brisbane CBD’s Roma Street.

The suburb also enjoys close proximity to the aforementioned North Pine River, and Fresh Water Creek both of these destinations offer a range of cabins and cottages perfect for convenient and secluded weekend getaways.

With its expertly designed yet resoundingly affordable suburban environment, this dynamic south-east Queensland hotspot offers the whole package to owner-occupiers seeking new surroundings and investors looking for a strong addition to their property portfolio.

Check out which other suburbs made the cut in the FAST 50 2025 report here.

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