Living in Ashgrove (one of Brisbane’s healthiest suburbs)

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We explore what this charming inner-city suburb has to offer and what makes it one of Brisbane’s healthiest  

  • In search of a leafy suburb with close city links?
  • Looking for a retreat that is quaint and rich in idyllic outdoor spaces?
  • Want to live in one of Brisbane’s healthiest suburbs?

If you answered yes to all three…

Look no further than Ashgrove.

According to Domain Healthy Brisbane, this green suburb is known to be one of Brisbane’s healthiest to live in.

What’s more?

It ranks in the top 5.

When measured on things like access to outdoor space, low pollution levels and top medical centre ratings, Ashgrove proves hard to beat.

If you’re looking for an area that:

  • Supports an energetic lifestyle
  • Is in close proximity to CBD
  • Maintains steady house prices

You simply have to consider Ashgrove.

Here at Calibre Real Estate, it is our pleasure to provide you with a closer look at all this suburb has to offer.

A long-established suburb

Ashgrove has a very rich history and been called home by thousands of families over 150 years.

Traditional Queenslanders and Ashgrovian houses provide the rich architecture that sits amongst its vast hills. The generously sized properties found in this suburb provide plenty of room for families, many of which are sited on large plots of lush land. With its elevated positioning, some locals are even lucky enough to enjoy expansive views to the Mountains, the City or both.

The historical context provides this suburb with depth and feelings of real belonging, especially for growing families.

Getting around is easy

Brisbane’s Central Business District is just 4 kilometres away making it a more than manageable commute for city workers.

Council bus services provides regular transport connections from both Stewart Road and Waterworks Road, directly into the CBD and to the surrounding suburbs too. The Great Circle Line links the four major shopping malls in Brisbane and makes a stop here on route. Plus, CityGlider easily connects Ashgrove with many great spots across town including Suncorp Stadium, Southbank Parklands and The Gabba to name a few.

If you get around by bicycle then you have the choice of two main bike paths, Ithaca and Enogerra Creeks, which both provide a picturesque (and mostly flat) route directly to the City Centre thanks to the convenient inner northern bikeway.

High demand market

Property values in the area mostly see steady growth with minimal volatility.

With a median house price of $960,000 and median weekly rental of $593, it’s safe to say that Ashgrove can demand consistent and promising prices. The connection to the city and timeless aesthetic confidently present Ashgrove as a fruitful place to invest. 

Local education

There are a number of state and private schools in and around the area that aim to provide academic excellence to their students.

  • Ashgrove State School offers a dynamic curriculum and first-class facilities. With its exceptional programmes and commitment to community engagement, it’s a school for the whole family feel a part of. Fun fact, country signer Keith Urban was a student here!
  • The Oakleigh State Primary School provides a great standard of education and is also strong in sporting and cultural studies with fantastic facilities, including a 25m pool oval and a large library with its own amphitheatre
  • Mt. St. Michaels College is an independent young women’s Catholic college grounded in their faith and mission. This establishment is renowned for nurturing their students from year 7 to 12 to achieve their best in education. Students are provided with a diverse range of co-curricular areas, incorporating academic, sporting, cultural and community service areas 
  • The Marist Brothers College is an iconic Roman Catholic school catering to boys from years 5 to 12. As a day and boarding college, this school works at shaping the lives of young men through high quality academic support and boasts a long, proud and successful sporting reputation.

So much to see and do

  • Getting outdoors

There are lots of opportunities to get outdoors in Ashgrove with pockets of native bushland and large open parks, the area infrastructure promotes active living for all.  

Dorrington Park, otherwise known as the Enchanted Forest, is a well-known park and offers a safe playground for young children. Monoplane St Park is a popular dog park with a massive amount of space for your four-legged friend to run free.


Conveniently, the Enoggera Creek Bikeway trail-head is situated in Ashgrove. You can ride along the paved path through mostly creek reserves for over 10 kilometers until you reach the North Brisbane Bikeway, which will be the last leg of the ride, before finishing in Windsor.

For golf enthusiasts, the Ashgrove Golf Club creates the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed social gathering.

  • Shopping, Dining & Entertainment  

Waterworks Road has a selection of cafés and restaurants, as well as specialty stores to meet the needs of the well-heeled locals.

The Junk Bar is a must-try. Over two rooms, this place beams with inherently cool 70’s vibes. You can eat and drink in the large lounge bar or escape into the intimate music room to enjoy the great acoustics.

On Stewart Road you’ll find the popular Home Café Ashgrove. This homely, spacious cafe is a favourite with the locals who enjoy tucking into an all-day breakfast. You can even jump on a mini Segway tour from here, along with a host of other adventures.

The famous Broncos leagues club is a stone’s throw away in the neighbouring suburb of Red Hill and provides its visitors with plenty of entertainment, from gaming to dancing.

With so many reasons to call this place home, it’s not hard to see why residents love to live here.

Want to know more about Ashgrove?

At Calibre Real Estate, we know Ashgrove very well and are always happy to talk about it. Give us a call for more information on 07 3367 3411.

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