Where can we live?

High quality housing for exceptional affordability

Compared to national real estate averages, Rockhampton’s housing affordability is exceptional. It’s a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Whether you’re looking for an urban riverside inner-city apartment, a classic Queenslander, a homestead on acreage or a modern family home, Rockhampton has a place to belong for everyone. Schools, shopping centres and medical facilities are located in all quadrants of the Region.

Our Central Business District sits between hilly ranges surrounding the city. Heritage buildings integrate into the Riverside Precinct, nestling up against the Fitzroy River. Sprawling residential suburbs surround the city. The current growth corridor is to the north, along both sides of the Bruce Highway.

City 

Rockhampton City 

 The revitalised CBD and Riverside precincts are buzzing with new high-rise apartments, spacious converted warehouse apartments and renovated cottages. Inner city living gives you stunning views, riverside parks and recreation - and all the dining and shopping options you could wish for, on your doorstep. 

South of the River  

The Range | Allenstown | Wandal | West Rockhampton

Prestigious heritage Queenslanders scatter The Range. Meticulously restored homes cluster around the medical precinct, Botanic Gardens and Zoo, and the Rockhampton Golf Club. On the lower slopes, Allenstown, Wandal and West Rockhampton have affordable family homes in heritage styles on generous, flatter land.

North of the River 

Park Avenue | Berserker | Koongal | Lakes Creek

Park Avenue, Berserker, Koongal and Lakes Creek follow the Fitzroy’s north bank and spread north and west. You’ll find mainly older renovated residences in Queenslander style, built in the mid to late 1900’s, and lowset modern brick homes on larger blocks. 

Foothills of Mount Archer

Frenchville | Kawana | Norman Gardens

Frenchville is predominantly a suburb of generously sized brick homes built in the ‘70s and ‘80s, with plenty of parks and walking tracks. High-end smaller subdivisions extend up the lower slopes of Mount Archer. Kawana and Norman Gardens are modern cul-de-sac suburbs extending north from Frenchville and Park Avenue, surrounding CQUniversity. Housing caters for higher density living in duplexes and apartments right through to exclusive, sought-after elevated blocks. Housing development is ongoing in this area. 

Surrounding Towns

Parkhurst | Gracemere | Mount Morgan | Bouldercombe

Parkhurst is a major growth point on the northside, on the Bruce Highway. Affordable new developments and acreage are available, with 10-20 minute commutes. Gracemere lies 10km west of the city, along the Capricorn Highway. Homes are typically modern brick on generous blocks. Mount Morgan and Bouldercombe, to the south-west of the city, feature older Queenslanders and miners’ cottages offering a semi-rural lifestyle. 

Rural Townships 

Alton Downs | Bajool | Gogango | Marmor | Stanwell | Ridgelands | Westwood 

Smallholdings or larger properties in the rural townships offer you the chance to try your hand at hobby farming, or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity while remaining within 30 minutes easy driving distance to the city heart. Our rural communities are second to none in extending a warm welcome and involving residents in community events.