The inner-city suburb of West End, located in Southern Brisbane, is a prime area for real estate and is home to endless opportunities. It is bounded by the Brisbane River on the west and south end and is surrounded by the suburbs of South Brisbane, Highgate Hill, Auchenflower, Toowong, and St Lucia. Main roads like those of Vulture Street, Hardgrave Road, and Montague Road run through the lively suburb of West End. This suburb was named by English settlers who found the area similar to the West End of London. The suburb is approximately 1.9km2 and Brisbane’s CBD is only a small thirty minute or two kilometre walk from West End. However, alternate routes include public transport, mainly the CityGlider buses.
Endless List of Activities
This relaxed residential area is a popular destination for weekend markets. These include the Davies Park Market, one of Brisbane’s largest farmer’s markets known for being jam-packed with vendors selling fresh produce and hand-made crafts. Another popular market place is Boundary Street, which becomes lined with food stalls selling a variety of cuisines and street foods on weekends. Boundary Street, in its normal day-to-day life, is one of the suburb’s main attractions. Filled with a mix of cafés, bars and restaurants as well as various shops which include ethnic and organic grocery stores, Boundary Street is full of hidden gems.
The great vibe West End has going on throughout the day doesn’t stop when night falls, but instead, it amplifies. Restaurants, brewpubs, bars and clubs, and live music venues bring an atmosphere like no other. For those that want a quiet and casual night out or those looking for a night out filled with memories and pumping bass, there is a scene for everybody.
As well as this, West End is great for those looking to start a business, whether you are an aspiring designer or passionate musician, West End is the place to start out and begin making a name for yourself. Local artists can show off their work in the number of galleries West End is home to. As well as this, West End is close to its neighbouring suburb of South Brisbane, the designated cultural precinct of Brisbane.
Thriving Real Estate Scene
West End is home to a thriving real estate scene which is continuing to flourish. This inner-city suburb is comprised of family houses, units, high-rise apartment buildings and more. Just over half of West End’s residences are stand-alone houses while apartment buildings and higher density properties make up 37%. Although this suburb has an industrial backbone, it is currently undergoing an urban renewal which will see factories removed for upscale waterfront apartments. This urban renewal plan will also bring big changes to real estate prices and the economic make-up of the area. Prices have been increasing in recent years and will continue as the area goes through renewal. West End could be a great investment.
Great for Families
This inner-city suburb is a great place to raise a family. The area has two main schools; the West End Primary School, located on the corner of Vulture Street and Hardgrave Road, and Brisbane State High School, located in the adjacent suburb of South Brisbane. In the neighbouring suburb of St Lucia is one of The University of Queensland’s campuses. Due to it's proximity to The University of Queensland and Griffith University’s Southbank campus, West End has attracted an influx of students and young professionals to the area.
As well as this, West End is home to many recreational and leisure activities. This includes Orleigh Park and Davies Park, but also Musgrave Park which is only a few blocks away in the neighbouring suburb of South Brisbane. These include facilities such as netball and basketball courts, picnic areas, beach volleyball, bikeways, boat ramps, sporting fields, barbeques and fitness stations. Orleigh park and Davies Park are also home to rowing and sailing clubs. Davies Park is also the home ground for the Queensland Cup rugby league team, the Souths Logan Magpies. This park was once home to many legendary players including Mal Meninga and many more. Legendary coach, Wayne Bennett was once a mentor with the Magpies back in the 1980s.
West End is often mentioned as one of Brisbane’s most successful multicultural suburbs. There’s a strong part of West End’s history which falls to the Greeks and there are many Greek food stores and restaurants that are waiting to be feasted upon. It has traditionally been known as the home to the largest Greek population. By 1980, it was believed that an approximate 75% of Brisbane’s Greek population lived in West End. Due to this strong Greek community, Musgrave Park holds the annual Paniyiri Festival, Australia’s longest running Greek festival. Musgrave Park has also hosted the annual fair day for the Brisbane Pride Festival.
The multicultural suburb of West End is no doubt a flourishing area with an abundance of real estate opportunities. Contact Reval Estate Agents for expert advice from our experienced and professional agents that can provide you with the best deals.