Lutwyche hotel, The Crown. Image credit: Markus Ravik Must Do Brisbane.

Around 5 – 6 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD is Lutwyche, a convenient suburb on the northside and a popular place to live for retirees, young professionals, couples without children, young families and families on a budget. Despite its great location near the city it remains an affordable place to live.

Residents of Lutwyche have access to convenient amenities including Market Central Lutwyche, a neighbourhood shopping centre that has been redeveloped and offering a Coles, Woolworths and Aldi as well as more than 40 specialty stores and a Café Court.

A key benefit of living in Lutwyche is that it has it offers the convenience of being serviced by the Northern Busway as well as the Airportlink M7, and Wooloowin and Albion train stations, which enables commuters a direct route into the CBD.

The suburb is very small – less than one square kilometre in size – and is densely populated due to the large number of apartments that have been built there in recent years. Lutwyche has some great neighbours being bordered by the following suburbs: Windsor, Wilston, Grange, Gordon Park, Kedron, Clayfield, Wooloowin and Albion.

Schools near Lutwyche

Families living in Lutwyche can access the following nearby schools depending on which catchment their home belongs to:

Government Schools
Kedron State School
Wooloowin State School
Windsor State School
Wilston State School
Kedron State High School

Private Schools
St Mary of the Cross School
Holy Cross School
St Columba’s Primary School
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School
Clayfield College
Padua College

Lutwyche’s Homes

Much of the housing in Lutwyche is comprised of new apartments, units, and townhouses. The area is mostly high density residential with some pre-war character houses and traditional two and three-bedroom homes. The demand for housing in Lutwyche has been strong and that is why there has been so many apartments built there in recent times. Demand is likely to continue due to a combination of good public transport, access to tunnels, adequate infrastructure, access to parkland and the Kedron Brook and property affordability compared with other inner suburbs in Brisbane.

The streets and homes nearby to Kedron Brook are more desirable due to access to the green space, Damon Road Park playground and Kedron Brook bikeway. The streets in this pocket are wide and tree lined. Some streets closer to Kedron Brook are prone to flooding. Traffic noise can also be an issue for properties close to major roads which are Lutwyche Road.

Get to Know Lutwyche

Lutwyche is one of Brisbane’s increasingly popular northern Brisbane suburbs. Here is a list of reasons why it is becoming sought after:

1 Lutwyche offers an affordable and easy inner suburban lifestyle with convenient access to a major shopping centre, a choice of gyms, cafes, childcare centres and kindergartens.

2 Lutwyche has its own football club, North Brisbane FC, which is North Brisbane’s premier football club.

3 Lutwyche is home to Market Central Lutwyche, a neighbourhood shopping centre that has been redeveloped and offering a Coles, Woolworths and Aldi as well as more than 40 specialty stores and a Café Court.

4 Dining and entertainment can be enjoyed at local pubs, The Crown Hotel and Kedron Park Hotel although nearby suburbs such as Albion and Wilston have more on offer in terms of dining.

5 There are more than a few parks for Lutwyche locals to play sport and relax in including Prentice Park (home to North Brisbane FC), Bradshaw Park, Lutwyche Road Park, W.A. Jolly Park, Vera Canale Park and most loved of all, the green space of Kedron Brook.

6 Keen cyclists, walkers and runners can make use of the Kedron Brook bikeway.

7 With the city so well connected, Lutwyche residents can easily take a bus which will get them to the CBD in under half an hour. CBD commuters can also catch a train from either Wooloowin or Albion train stations and be in the city in approximately 10 minutes. Motorists can be in the city in about 18 minutes. The AirportLinkM7 tunnel enables Lutwyche residents a quick drive to the southside of Brisbane, as well as the airport, Gateway Motorway and the Gold Coast. Lutwyche has easy access to the M1 freeway making it a very convenient place to live if you are a frequent traveller to the Sunshine Coast.

Thinking about buying property in Lutwyche? We are a specialist Brisbane Buyer’s Agent and are more than happy to have a chat. Please contact us to see if Lutwyche is the right suburb for you. If you would like to find out about suburbs nearby to Lutwyche such as Windsor, Wilston, Grange, Gordon Park, Kedron, Clayfield, Wooloowin and Albion you can read these suburb profiles.