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Toowong is about 4 kilometres west of the Brisbane central business district (CBD) and is located between Mount Coot-tha and the Brisbane River. It is a mix of residential and commercial precincts with some parkland and bushland near the Western Freeway. Toowong is a popular suburb for property investment.
Nearly all bus and train lines pass through Toowong from the western suburbs. The suburb is accessible by train, bus, road, ferry and bicycle via two main bicycle paths.
Toowong parks include the Anzac Park; the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at the base of Mount Coo-tha; Dunmore Park; Perrin Park; Quinn Park; Regatta Park; The Green; Toowong Memorial Park and Westbrook Park.
A commercial precinct including Toowong Village and several office buildings are located in the heart of Toowong. Toowong Village is a blue gas office tower and shopping centre that is considered a prominent landmark. The Toowong Railway Station is situated at the base of the building.
There are two major drinking places in Toowong, the historic hotels named the Regatta Hotel and the Royal Exchange Hotel. Regatta Hotel, a heritage-listed hotel, houses a public bar and a lounge area on the ground floor. Royal Exchange Hotel, or RE, is a popular pub frequented by office workers and students at the University of Queensland.
Nearby suburbs offer movie theatre options including Event Cinemas at Indooroopilly; Blue Room Cinebar in Paddington; South Bank Cineplex in South Brisbane; Regal Twin Cinemas in Graceville; Val Morgan Cinema in Mt Coot-Tha; and Schonell Cinema and Live Theatre in St Lucia.
Families with school-aged children can choose from a number of learning facilities including Toowong Primary School, St Ignatius Primary School, Brisbane Boys’ College, Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology and Stuartholme Secondary College. If you have a toddler, there are several child care centres including Jahjumbeen Occasional Child Care Centre and Toowong Child Care Centre.
For medical-related needs, Toowong offers the Toowong Private Hospital. The nearby suburb of Auchenflower has the Wesley Hospital, Rivercity Private Hospital and HOCA @ Wesley. If you have pets, get animal health services at the Highgate Hill Veterinary Surgery in Dutton Park.
The shopping centre in Toowong Village is home to major retailers including David Jones department store, Kmart and Coles Supermarket. There are also a number of retail stores including Connor Clothing, Etre Boutique, Liz Davenport, Lorna Jane, Rockmans, and more.
Toowong is called the North Sydney of Brisbane as it comprises a mix of commercial and professional space with high quality residential areas, near the CBD. 50% of dwellings are flats, units or apartments, whilst 42% are separate houses. The rest are semi-detached, row or terrace houses and townhouses. 56% of residential properties are being rented; whilst the rest are fully owned or being purchased. Rental property owners can maximise the financial returns on their investment with the help of Metropole’s property managemers in Toowong. Contact Metropole Property Management for any of your Brisbane property management needs.
Over the years the experiences Buyer’s Agents at Metropole have helped many property investors and home buyers purchase in this area. Why not click here and leave your details so we can be in contact and help you with your property search the best investment property for your portfolio in Toowong.