Bulimba is less than 5km from Brisbane city and the Gateway arterial road. It is one of Brisbane’s most popular riverside suburbs and has undergone a transformation in demographics over the last 10 years. The suburb is characterised by renovated properties, small lot housing and increased unit dwelling. This had led to higher density living and an increase in population.
Bulimba, an old gateway to Brisbane, was originally called Tugulawah, an Aboriginal word meaning 'heart shaped' indicating the 'bend of the river'. The name Bulimba was adopted by the early European settlers.
Bulimba originally was a farming community that was established in the early 1850’s. The fertile soil produced such crops as cotton, sugarcane, maize, wheat and bananas.
In recent times Bulimba has become the centre for many social get togethers with over 15 casual alfresco dining restaurants, an historic cinema complex and various fashion stores stretched along the main dining precinct, Oxford Street. There has been a significant growth in the local population as Bulimba is a popular destination for families relocating from Interstate and overseas.