Dutton Park/Fairfield/Yeronga are a mixed bag. Parts of them are fantastic and other parts look a bit busy or tired. It is very pocket dependent with some extremely beautiful character homes near the river in some pockets. Low lying parts are flood prone so check flood maps carefully if not elevated. The Fairfield/Dutton Park end is very close to West End/Highgate Hill and Southbank and has become very sought after in parts but feels quite straggly still in some areas.
Chelmer/Graceville/Sherwood - great area with some great schools in the area, train to the cbd, close to indooroopilly shopping centre, character homes. Some flooding as well near the river but still lots of parts that don't flood. Maps make it easy to tell where so don't be put off by that.
Moorooka - Often cited as an up and coming area. Traditionally cheap as near industrial areas but has nice pockets and not that far from town so always has growth potential. Growing african community with some nice african restaurants as a result.
Holland Park/Holland Park West - Older Brisbane suburb which over the years as Brisbane has spread has become an inner suburb (obviously I guess). Was always family oriented so still quite quiet and suburban in most parts without that much street activity. The hilly bits in Holland Park and Holland Park West (separate suburb) are sought after for their great city views and breezes. Many lovely older family homes in this area and some good schools.
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