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Spring Hill is an inner suburb of Brisbane that is very close to the central business district (CBD). The suburb got its name because the hill on which it was built was the source of the creek that provided the first fresh water supply in Brisbane. Spring Hill is a strategically located suburb as residents can live in a suburban area whilst still in close proximity to the city. Spring Hill is a popular location for property investors wishing to invest close to Brisbane.
The suburb is serviced by the Inner-Northern Busway via the Normanby bus stop.
There are several parks in Spring Hill where you can take a stroll, ride a bike or take the family for a weekend picnic including Wickham Park, King Edward Park, Roma Street Parklands, Emma Miller Place, Anzac Square, Cathedral Square Plaza and King George Square.
Spring Hill boasts a number of heritage-listed sites including McWhinneys Brick Cottage, Lonsdale House, Brisbane Grammar School, All Saints Anglican Church, The Old Windmill and Service Reservoirs, or Spring Hill Reservoirs.
The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley is the nearest venue for live performances including music, cabaret, circus and dance. The venue also houses cafes, an art gallery and artist studios. For watching movies and films, go to the Roundhouse Theatre, Palace Cinemas or Palace Centro Cinemas.
If you are a family with school-age children, Spring Hill is an ideal place to settle because of close proximity to a number of schools including: Brisbane Central State School, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Somerville House South Brisb, St James College, St Joseph’s College (Gregory Terrace), All Hallows’ School, Brisbane Grammar School, James Cook University and Queensland University of Technology.
There are also several child care centres in and around Spring Hill including Chatterbox Child Development and Care Centres, Jack & Jill Child Care Centre, Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre, St Paul’s Lutheran Child Care Centre, Brisbane City Child Care Centre and Holy Spirit Outside School Hours & Vacation Care.
Medical facilities and clinics are within easy reach from Spring Hill. Some of the local services include: St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane Private Hospital, CBD 7 Day Medical Centre, George Street Medical Centre, Eye-Tech Day Surgeries or Family Care Medical Services.
Spring Hill residents shop in the Shopping Complex, Valley Metro. For groceries, locals go to Burlington Supermarkets, Coles Supermarket, Best Friends Foods, Lin & Company Thai Groceries or Woolworths. Additionally, Brisbane CBD offers a wide range of fashion, electronic and specialised retailers.
Many houses in Spring Hill date back to the nineteenth century, making it one of the oldest residential neighbourhoods in Brisbane. However, a significant number of the older residential and commercial structures have been demolished in recent decades to give way to modern office and apartment buildings. The type of dwellings in this suburb is mostly flats and the majority of the houses are rented. With so many houses rented out, property owners can benefit from the expertise of our property managers in Spring Hill. If you are looking to rent in Spring Hill, several property managers serve this suburb. Contact these experts at Metropole to find the home you are looking for in Spring Hill.
Metropole’s Brisbane Buyers Agent office is just a 10 minute drive from Spring Hill and we have helped many property investors purchase in this area. Contact us to help you find the best investment property for your portfolio in Spring Hill.
Michael Yardney is Australia’s most published property author and property investment expert. Michael Yardney owns Metropole’s buyers agents offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.