Ipswich is the suburb to be. The far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have seen a massive influx in population moving to and enjoying the sights, sounds and serenity that this little pocket of the world has to offer. Picking the best suburbs to buy in Ipswich is not easy; there’s so much choice.

Thanks to access to great schools and beautiful parklands, Ipswich’s livability index is high. This area is set to soar with convenient places of business and ongoing infrastructure projects. Savvy investors are choosing to move to Ipswich – are you among them?

Good to know before buying in Ipswich

Ipswich has a combination of existing properties, some dating back to the early 1800s, all the way through to the brand new development projects in the suburbs like Springfield Lakes and Ripley. Flooding in Ipswich is an occurrence that we all have to accept, but there are several ways to protect your home and lifestyle. We recommend that you research Ipswich flood maps before making your purchase to understand the potential risk you are undertaking thoroughly.

The bulk of Ipswich homes are Californian bungalows, classic Queenslanders and brick homes (with render and without). Whether renovating or building from scratch, it is of the utmost importance to secure the services of building and pest inspectors who know the lay of the land.

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What are the best suburbs to buy in Ipswich?

Anywhere in Ipswich can feel like home. The following suburbs have been identified as some of the best areas to invest your money and your time thanks to their peaceful natures, access to amenities and general liveability index.

  • Redbank Plains
  • Spring Mountain
  • South Ripley
  • Collingwood Park
  • Bellbird Park
  • Newtown
  • Eastern Heights
  • Sadliers Crossing
  • Woodend
  • Denmark Hill

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Redbank Plains

Redbank Plains has seen a steady increase in terms of investment property prices. There is a low vacancy rate here which is excellent news for investors. This suburb is quite large, with access to great schools, extensive amenities for convenience, and proximity to the Orion Shopping Centre.

Spring Mountain

This suburb is considered very safe and has seen an uptake in infrastructure developments, making it one of the highest growth suburbs in Australia. Although it is close to the faster-paced Greater Springfield and the amenities it has to offer, Spring Mountain feels residents enjoy big backyards, swimming pools and the feeling of being far away thanks to the bushland setting.

South Ripley

South Ripley has multiplied. It’s home to a brand new school and well-designed parks. Community markets, football fields, and an outdoor gym reflect the suburbs’ strong community. Perfect for investors and owner-occupiers, South Ripley is close to Springfield Lakes, just a quick drive up the highway. If you’re looking to build a house here, we highly recommend a new home building inspection. 

Collingwood Park

Collingwood Park also benefits from the growth of Greater Springfield with easy access to the Orion Shopping Centre in Springfield. The suburb has public transport and is close to the Ipswich Motorway for commuters.


A hidden pocket of inner-city Ipswich, Woodend can be compared to the older inner suburbs of Brisbane in terms of quaint, quirky style and peace and quiet. It is close to shopping and all amenities of the CBD but far enough away to maintain a sense of serenity. Walking around this suburb will have you admiring home after home.

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Newtown is an Ipswich inner-city suburb lined with trees and punctuated with great old character homes and quaint cottages on above-average sized blocks. Perfect for renovations and putting down roots, Newton is a suburb not to be discarded.

Eastern Heights

Eastern Heights is Newtown’s neighbour and an Ipswich inner-city suburb. The Ipswich suburb has all the same benefits, including access to excellent schools a short drive to Booval Fair and Riverlink. Newtown also reaps the benefits of being close to the city while maintaining character with an abundance of character homes.  In close proximity, you’ll find shopping, hospitals, cafes, restaurants, libraries and other professional services are within 2.5km.

Sadliers Crossing

Amazingly, Sadliers Crossing, has never been touched by developers. An inner-city suburb neighbouring Woodend, Sadliers Crossing is family-friendly and peppered with character homes, giving it a certain charm. As with the other inner-city suburbs, Sadliers Crossing has all the benefits of living close to a CBD without busyness and noise.

Bellbird Park

This suburb hosts abundant green spaces with streets lined with trees and woody tracks perfect for exercise and relaxation. Small allotments to large acreage blocks are on offer here, and this is a hot ticket suburb.


Part of the Greater Springfield mecca, Springfield has benefited from the infrastructure and growth in the area. The developments have revived the suburb, bringing it closer to education, health and technology, and shopping precincts and parklands. Springfield has a train station and convenient access to the Cunningham Highway, which connect to Brisbane.

Make the most of the Ipswich property growth

It’s pretty exciting to see Ipswich’s growth but making the most of its development also comes down to making the right decisions and reducing risk. So when you’re looking to buy in one of the best suburbs in Ipswich, a thorough building and pest inspection is a must. It will capture the issues you can’t see, the ones that will cost you if they remain unnoticed.

Get the most out of your investment. BOOK AN INSPECTION so you can enjoy living in Queensland’s Heritage City.