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Around 9-10 km from the Brisbane CBD is Mitchelton, an up-and-coming, family-friendly suburb in the leafy north-west. “Mitchy” is an increasingly popular place to live as it offers relatively affordable homes and friendly, community-focused living in leafy surrounds. 

Residents are fortunate to have access to a myriad of amenities on their doorstep including a library, a shopping centre, a high street with an array of dining options and a monthly farmers’ market, a state school and high school, a football club, parks and a scenic bikeway that stretches from Mitchelton to Nundah.  

A key benefit of living in Mitchelton is that it has its own train station, which enables commuters a direct route into the CBD. 

The suburb is 4 square kilometres in size and has a hilly terrain and quiet leafy streets. Mitchelton is bordered by the suburbs of Enoggera, Keperra, Arana Hills, Everton Hills, Everton Park and Gaythorne.

Mitchelton is also a popular suburb to live in for army personnel stationed at the nearby Barracks in Enoggera.

Schools in Mitchelton

Mitchelton is home to the following schools:


Mitchelton State School

Mitchelton State High School 

Mitchelton State Special School


Our Lady of Dolours Primary School

Mt Maria College

Mitchelton’s Homes 

Much of the housing in Mitchelton is comprised of pre and post-war houses on 600m2 blocks (north of Samford Road). There is a mix of post-war houses, low-set 1990s brick houses and contemporary houses (south of Samford Road).

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 Samford Road and Osborne Road as well as near the train station and along the train line. 

Although most of Mitchelton consists of houses there are more and more units and apartment complexes now available in Mitchelton mostly located near Brookside Shopping Centre on Osborne Road and on Blackwood Street. 

The demand for housing in the area has been strong especially in recent years when the price of property in Brisbane’s inner suburbs increased dramatically. Young couples and families went in search of more affordable property slightly further out from the city and Mitchelton was an appealing location for those home buyers seeking value for money.

The demand for property in Mitchelton is likely to continue due to the combination of good public transport, infrastructure and affordable living.

Get to Know Mitchelton

Mitchelton is one of Brisbane’s most family-friendly affordable northern Brisbane suburbs. Here is a list of reasons why it is popular:

  • Mitchelton offers an easy lifestyle with convenient access to a high street, a weekend farmers’ markets and a major shopping centre.
  • Mitchelton is home to Brookside Shopping Centre, a medium sized shopping centre and the largest in Brisbane’s north west.
  • Blackwood Street is Mitchelton’s bustling, charming high street and dining precinct with a range of restaurants, cafes such as Blackwood Cafe and Espresso Bar, shops, businesses, hairdressers, and hipster barbers for locals to choose from. 
  • Brook Hotel is Mitchelton’s newly renovated tavern and hotel with a beer garden, a sports bar, a bistro, function spaces, and Nightcap, a four story hotel next door.
  • Mitchelton has its very own Jan Powers Farmers Markets held on the 1st Sunday of the month from 6am – 12 noon at Blackwood St. The roads surrounding Blackwood St, Mitchelton are closed to traffic and filled with local providers and regional farmers selling an array of homegrown produce.
  • There are more than a few parks for Mitchelton locals to play sport in, relax in and for the Mitchelton community to gather in, the most well-known being Teralba Park. Teralba Park is a large green space stretching along Kedron Brook with playgrounds, walking and cycling paths and a dog park. It is home to the Mitchelton Football Club, which has been in existence for over 100 years and Mitchelton parkrun. Blackwood Street Park, Mitchelton Park, and Blackwood Street Park are a few other parks locals can enjoy.
  • Keen cyclists, walkers and runners can make use of the Kedron Brook bikeway which leads all the way to the coast over 20km away.
  • With the city so well connected, Mitchelton residents can easily take a train from Mitchelton train station to Central Station which is only 9 stops or approximately 15 minutes away. Mitchelton also has a bus interchange at Brookside Shopping Centre that services the Brisbane CBD and other locations throughout Brisbane. Motorists can be in the city in about 25 minutes.

Thinking about buying property in Mitchelton? We are a specialist Brisbane Buyer’s Agent and are more than happy to have a chat. Please contact us to see if Mitchelton is the right suburb for you. If you would like to find out about suburbs nearby to Mitchelton such as Enoggera you can read this suburb profile.