Brisbane’s ultimate leafy and breezy suburb, Ashgrove is difficult to surpass. Especially if you are looking for a family friendly neighbourhood only four kilometres from the CBD.

Popular with professionals and families. – and home to some of Brisbane’s finest schools and sporting clubs – it’s hard to get a better quality of life than one in Ashgrove. Boasting a treasure-trove of parks, world-class sporting fields, pockets of native bushland, bike-paths and wildlife-filled creeks, Ashgrove residents have it all when it comes to a top-notch outdoor living lifestyle.

Do you want to know if Ashgrove is the right suburb for you?

Ashgrove Homes

Ashgrove remains largely a suburb of detached single-dwelling houses on large-sized blocks. There’s many charming ‘timber and tin’, character Queenslander homes scattered throughout the area.

There’s a special style of Queenslander, called the “Ashgrovian” which is exclusive to the suburb. These are an elevated bungalow-style house. They have several smaller gables than a traditional Queenslander, with a large staircase leading up to the verandah.

Stylish, contemporary houses are also becoming part of Ashgrove’s property landscape with the rising trend for larger lots being split. Unlike other nearby suburbs, Ashgrove has not seen an increase in the number of residential apartments being built.

The suburb underwent a renovation-blitz with renovators spending $26.3m on their homes during 2021. This was according to the building approval data from the ABS. This also makes Ashgrove residents the second highest spenders in Brisbane on home renovations. So, getting in the property market in Ashgrove can be tricky as the locals tend to stay in the area.

Our Ashgrove Suburb Profile Shows Why We Love Ashgrove

As our Ashgrove suburb profile demonstrates, Ashgrove is one of those suburbs that ticks all the boxes. It is brimming with conveniences in an easy-to-access location.

1. Parks and City Views

Ashgrove is famous for its wide streets, bike paths and green spaces. There is a total of 22 parks that cover nearly 12.4% of the total suburb area. Ashgrove’s hilly terrain provides local homeowners with spectacular city views and welcoming breezes in Brisbane’s sub-tropical summers.

2. A Range of Amenities

Gyms, health-care specialists, banks, shopping options and high-quality schools are all available in Ashgrove.

There are so many great schools in and around Ashgrove, including:

  • Ashgrove State School
  • Ithaca Creek State School
  • Oakleigh State School
  • St Finbarr’s School
  • Mater Dei
  • Mt St Michael’s College
  • Marist College Ashgrove

3. Active Lifestyle

Ashgrove has a strong sporting history producing quite a few famous rugby and cricket legends. And it is home to one of the largest and oldest rugby and cricket clubs in Australia. They are known as GPS Rugby Club and Valley District Cricket Club.

But that’s not all Ashgrove has to offer for its close-knit community. It also has:

  • Ashgrove Golf Club – an 18-hole golf course with views of the stunning Taylor Range hinterland
  • Ashgrove Bowls Club – a family-friendly barefoot bowls club
  • Taylor Range Country Club – a family friendly recreational club with swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, and BBQs
  • Northern Suburbs Hockey Club
  • Ashgrove Park Run and Ashgrove Kids Park Run

4. Dining and Social Options

It’s not all trees, sport and parks. Ashgrove also has a number of cafes, upmarket bakeries, wine bars, restaurants and delightful shops. These are dispersed throughout Central Ashgrove, West Ashgrove, Dorrington and St John’s Wood. Local favourites include the Wine & Larder Bistro, a French-style wine-bar, and Banneton, an artisan bakery.

5. Entertainment

Not every suburb can claim the hosting rights to the hottest event of Brisbane’s social calendar. But Ashgrove’s Dorrington Park is host to Brisbane’s Polo In The City. It is part of the Urban Polo circuit and is the largest national polo series in the world. Glamour, gourmet hospitality and polo talent are right at home in Ashgrove!

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Thinking about buying property in the suburb that has it all?

As a specialist Ashgrove buyer’s agent and Brisbane buyer’s Agent, we can help answer any questions you have about Ashgrove’s suburb profile. Please contact us to see if Ashgrove is the right suburb for you.

If you loved our Ashgrove suburb profile, check out our suburb profiles for surrounding Bardon and Paddington.