Best suburbs in Brisbane to knockdown rebuild

Brisbane is a vibrant city, filled to the brim with places to shop, stay, dine and play. Amidst the skyscrapers, you can find endless opportunities, a calm balance between family life and nightlife and of course, at the heart, the Brisbane river. Spending the day wandering around this modern, yet charming streetscape, it’s easy to see why Brisbane was crowned the fastest growing city in Australia in 2023. However, if you live in and around Brisbane, you will know that finding a vacant block of land for sale is near impossible. And if you’re looking for a house to perfectly suit your family while remaining within your budget, you might struggle to find exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re experiencing this, know that you’re not alone. It can be hard to get exactly what you need, but you’re in luck, because a knockdown rebuild is your answer! 

A knockdown is when you purchase an older existing house on a block of land, knock down the house and rebuild your brand new home. It’s the simple concept of out with the old, and in with the new. Where in this case, the new comes with an abundance of benefits, such as building your dream home, living in the location you love and avoiding hidden costs now and into the future. And not to mention, knockdown rebuilds are usually cheaper and quicker than completing extensive renovations. So now that you’re ready to find your perfect knockdown rebuild property, which suburbs should you be looking at? We’ve outlined the best suburbs in Brisbane to knock down and rebuild. 

Wavell Heights

Wavell Heights is a well positioned suburb, and is situated less than 10km from Brisbane’s CBD. With an abundance of amenities such as schools and kindergartens, sports facilities and shopping precincts, this small but lively suburb definitely packs a punch. You’ll also find plenty of quiet streets and architectural beauty that is characterised by a combination of beautiful Queenslander style homes and modern designs. The eclectic personality that encompasses Wavell Heights means that there is something for everyone. And as a bonus, the views of the city’s ever-changing skyline that can be seen from parts of Wavell Heights will give you one of the best places in Brisbane to watch the Brisbane Festival’s Riverfire, or to simply enjoy a burnt orange sky during sunset. 


Tarragindi is home to an abundance of amenities and attractions for families of all ages. This conveniently situated suburb is located less than 10km from Brisbane CBD, and offers easy access to the M1, making school drop offs and the drive to work stress free. The newly completed $40 million cycling Veloway, local cafes and plenty of parks walking distance away ensures this area has plenty of perks! And if the outdoors is your thing, Tarragindi backs onto Toohey Forest Park, which offers an array of barbecues, bush walking and cycling tracks, picnic areas and great views, so your weekends will never look dull again! 

Seven Hills

Seven Hills is truly a perfect blend of tranquility and urban convenience and offers an exclusive experience. Living in Seven Hills gives you access to a phenomenal lifestyle within walking distance of your home, including esteemed schools, day care options, shops, parks, cafes, restaurants and even bushland hiking trails. This sought-after location is nestled only 5km from Brisbane’s CBD and 20 minutes from Brisbane Airport, and is only steps away from frequent running public transport, making getting around a breeze. As the name suggests, Seven Hills boasts moderate to hilly terrain, and while walking around this beautiful suburb could mean great opportunities to do some cardio, it means that you’ll experience even better views – and the right property could gaze over Brisbane’s city or have a breathtaking view of evening sunsets. 


If you’re looking for a family-friendly inner city haven, look no further than Alderley! This quiet and leafy green suburb offers everything your family needs to grow and thrive. Conveniently located just 5kms from Brisbane’s CBD and moments from a selection of cafes, restaurants and shopping precincts, Alderley easily ticks all the boxes. Living here will position you close to bike paths, off-leash dog parks, parklands, quality schools and a variety of public transport options including the Alderley train station and bus stops with direct access to the city. The Banks Street Reserve features acres of parklands and bikeways and offers plenty of things to do in the afternoons or on weekends! This vibrant and well-connected community will offer you the ultimate in convenience and endless possibilities. 


For city-fringe living that’s close to everything, consider building the home of your dreams in Corinda! Parts of this popular family suburb boasts scenic hilly areas with views of Mount Coot-Tha and Brisbane city’s skyline, making you feel like you’re living at the top of the world! With its own railway station and frequent public transport options, you’ll have easy access to all of greater Brisbane, making getting to work a breeze! With many local shops, cafes, schools, a golf driving range, boat club, plenty of beautiful parks, a Tavern and a medical centre, Corinda has everything you need only a stone’s throw away. The atmosphere is calm and quiet, and being only moments from the Brisbane River, this leafy suburb will allow you to feel connected with the outdoors, while giving you the convenience your family needs.  

No matter where your block of land is situated, our experienced team can come out to inspect your block and provide a complimentary, obligation-free site assessment of your land and provide recommendations on the best home designs that can suit it. And because we also build custom home designs, without the exorbitant price tag, we are able to accommodate even the strangest shaped blocks. Want to get started on your building journey? Visit your nearest display centre for more information, or call 07 3343 4244.