We already know how good we've got it when it comes to lifestyle in Brisbane, but new research is proving just how amazing it really is.
Seven suburbs in the river city have scored a spot in a list of the most liveable suburbs in Australia, compiled by realestate.com.au. It's very welcome news after the total snubbing we got in the latest Global Livability Report from The Economist Group.
Brisbane ranked a sad 16th in that one, Melbourne coming out on top not just for Australia, but globally for the seventh year in a row.
The list took into account the real estate website's online trends as well as data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, analysing a suburb's ease of access to things like parks, schools, beaches and the CBD.
The four Brisbane suburbs who made the top five were South Brisbane, Dutton Park, Spring Hill and Kangaroo Point, Melbourne's St Kilda West was the only one to edge us out.
Realestate.com.au Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee said not only are Brisbane's amenities world class, but it's also a very affordable place to live compared to other capital cities.
"It's still possible to get a really good home in a really good suburb at around that $650,000 price point, it's a lot more difficult to do that in Melbourne and Sydney at the moment," she said.
Conisbee said it'll be very interesting to see how the city develops over the next decade.
"We know at the moment that it is very affordable, but it's also struggling a bit with jobs growth. If that jobs growth really takes off, it will impact affordability levels so it is really difficult to get a good balance," she said.
TOP 10 MOST LIVEABLE SUBURBS IN AUSTRALIA
1. St Kilda West
2. South Brisbane
3. Dutton Park
4. Spring Hill
5. Kangaroo Point
7. Albert Park
9. Port Melbourne
10. Fortitude Valley
TOP 10 MOST LIVEABLE SUBURBS IN QUEENSLAND
1. South Brisbane
2. Dutton Park
3. Spring Hill
4. Kangaroo Point
7. Fortitude Valley
8. Petrie Terrace
9. West End
10. New Farm