Exploring Charming Paddington

Calibre Real Estate are delighted to tell you all about the iconic inner-city suburb of Paddington

  • Want to live in one of Brisbane’s most charismatic suburbs?

  • Looking for a home with bags of character?

  • In an area that marries traditional and modern?

Welcome to Paddington!

Tucked between edgy Red Hill and leafy Bardon, location is just one of the many draws to Paddington.

An affluent residential area, it is the perfect place for families to grow.

Tastefully woven into the hilly streets are plenty of boutique shops and classy dining options for locals and visitors to enjoy.

You will also find art galleries and antique stores here, appealing to an eclectic array of tastes. 

The suburb boasts close connections to the city and The Suncorp Stadium, both of which are a pleasant walk away.

The areas elevated position provides plenty of vistas to enjoy along the way.

We are thrilled to tell you all about Paddington.

Sought-after suburbia

Paddington epitomises residential serenity whilst benefiting from convenient links to the city buzz, making it easy to see why it has become one of the most sought-after suburbs in inner-city Brisbane.

Homes on offer here include large traditional Queenslanders with wide verandas and smaller workers cottages, boasting a distinctive heritage vibe.

Most of those who reside in Paddington are well-heeled professionals, established families and students alike. 

Paddington is unique in that it provides its residents with a peaceful way of living whilst still managing to exude charisma and offering plenty of things to do.

A smart buy

Paddington is a high demand market that proves to be a worthy investment.

For a 3-bed home you are looking at a median price of $1,000,000 to buy, or $590 a week to rent and prices continue to rise. Houses sell here quickly and drive nearly 3 times more visits per property than the average in QLD.

The timeless architecture and the locality mean that Paddington will maintain healthy capital growth, making it a great place to buy.  

Perfect location

Paddington’s main road system is made up of Caxton Street, Given Terrace, Latrobe Terrace and Enoggera Terrace.

Brisbane transport serves the suburb, with a bus trip taking around 10 minutes to reach the CBD.

Running adjacent to Paddington you will find Red Hill and Bardon, each within easy reach and the city is just 2km away.

Access to education

  • The Petrie Terrace State School is the only school you will find in Paddington. This small primary school was established in 1868 and has been proudly serving students since. They take a holistic approach to education, aiming to implement high quality literacy and numeracy standards into learning for all students. They believe that every student, every day, within every classroom, has the ability to reach their full potential.
  • Ithaca Creek State School is situated in neighbouring Bardon and educates children up to year 6. As an institution, they believe that a positive foundation for life is built in a safe, happy and supportive environment where students remain willing and enthusiastic learners and participate in a wide variety of activities.

In addition to that, Paddington offers easy links for older students to access tertiary institutions such as the University of Queensland (in St Lucia), the Queensland University of Technology (in Kelvin Grove) and the Queensland University of Technology itself (in the Brisbane CBD).

So much on offer

Living in Paddington means you will never be short on things to do.

Here we share some of the many hotspots you just have to check out.

  • Shopping & Dining

Paddington offers plenty of mouth-watering cafés, unique boutiques and beautifully curated antique stores so you can dine and shop to your hearts content.

For a long and leisurely breakfast or brunch, you have lots of great spots to choose from. An area front runner is Anouk Café, whose credo is ‘food you hunger for with coffee to match’ and they seem to live up to the promise. Locals and visitors alike swarm here for delicious food and top-quality coffee.

Chapter IV is a quaint café offering both light and hearty grub, plus a mixture of ready to go sweet and savoury dishes from behind the counter, which they recommend be washed down with one their delicious coffees. Sassafras is another popular spot, praised by many for their all-day breakfast, served in a relaxed atmosphere.

For a coffee on the run, you have to try Lil Gypsy, the cutest little coffee van perched on Latrobe Terrace.

Get ready to discover boutique shopping at its finest. Maiocchi is abundant in quirky colourful items with a feminine edge. You can browse through Australian designers at Petrol, with a showcase of stunning and elegant products. Or, find a stand-out piece for your next special occasion at Living Silk

For an antique shopping trip you won’t forget, Empire Revival offers a distinctive range of jewellery, fashion, furniture and homewares.  Endo’s (Endeavour Foundation) is a long-standing spot for well-priced pre-loved and retro wear. Catering to both him and her from day to evening, this is also a place to pick up shoes, bags, accessories and vinyl.

  • Entertainment

Head to Caxton Street to immerse yourself in great nightlife and premier live sport. The street exudes an buzzing energy under the imposing shadow of the Suncorp Stadium, coming alive most weekends due to the scores of footy fans who converge on the strip after NRL.
Watch the hottest movies and films at Blue Room Cinebar, where you can relax in plush recliners whilst being served nibbles and drinks right to your seat. 

For some green space you can head to Ithaca Playground, a small park on Caroline Street. It comprises the Paddington Skate Park and Tennis Courts and the adjacent Ithaca public pool on lower Caxton Street.

Then there is a bigger, multi-use park, Gregory Park, located on Baroona Road as well as a Fallen Soldiers Memorial Park on the corner of Latrobe Terrace and Enoggera Terrace. Trammies Corner, a quaint pocket park named after the former tram workers of the area, is located on the corner of Latrobe Terrace and Prince Street.

Are you excited by Paddington?

We know you’ll love it and we’re happy to show you around.

For more information, give us a shout on 07 3367 3411.

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191 Musgrave Road,
Red Hill QLD 4059

07 3367 3411