8.6 out of 10

Highgate Hill

Ranked 106th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4900676365923 153.015820101002
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Probably the best Suburb in Brisbane for Professonals"

Nice and quiet neighbourhood on a stone throw distance from West End, South Bank and closest to the City. The location of Highgate Hill is probably the best in Brisbane. It's peaceful with good dining options.
Highly suggested for Professionals working in Brisbane CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for semi retired"

My Husband and I have lived in the Highgate Hill/West End vicinity on and off since the 70s and keep coming back.A comfortable walk to West End and Southbank/City. Loads of restaurants to choose from and leafy parks on the river to kickback and relax. We live in Middle Street which ends in a cul desac so have no traffic except for local. The people in the street are very friendly and its lovely to be able to stop and have a chat.lBest of all is the wildlife, we have a family of green frogs and brush tail possums who come to be hand feed every night. You can't get better than that within cooee of the City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best in Brisbane"

This suburb pretty much has it all. Wish I could afford to buy a place here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Really nice area close to West End"

This is a great area with a lot of contrasts. From the large leafy homes looking over the river to UQ, to traditional older homes on typical blocks, to units with views to the city. Highgate Hill needs more local facilities, and tends to rely a little too much on its proximity to West End and the City. Great area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Living the High LIfe"

Highgate Hill is a glorious place in the inner suburbs of Brisbane. A hop, skip and a jump to both the city and Southbank, it's full of great restaurants, cafes and colourful denizens. The area has a lovely mix of yuppies, hippies and students as it's only a ferry ride to St Lucia and the University of Queensland. The houses have a older charm to them and buying can be pricey, but to rent it's not too bad price wise. The views of the city at night are really pretty and it's a convenient spot to almost anywhere in Brisbane. West End is also right next door with its plethora of boutique fashion and lifestyle shops.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
jamesr11
jamesr11 The river is always brown and dirty. Lived there for 6 months about ten years ago and did the walk along the river, homeless people would shout at me as I went past. Smelled like human pee right under the william jolly bridge I think it was. Mattresses in the park for the homeless to sleep out under the stars. Everywhere I have lived in Brisbane has come up short to anywhere you can live on the Gold Coast. I also got abused by three indigenous school girls one afternoon. Just walking past and one screams in my face like a lunatic. Harassing me for about 5 mins as I walked away from them. Terrible memories. Dirty river. Lazy work colleagues too.
May 13, 2017
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