WILSTON At A Glance
Tucked away from the bustling lifestyle of its inner-city neighbours, Wilston is a well-kept secret that has come a long way from its rural past. With its convenient location, generous parklands and relaxed lifestyle, locals might not be able to keep this gem under wraps for much longer.
Enoggera Creek and the adjacent parklands and access to the popular Enoggera Creek Bikeway.
The shady paths and nearby parklands of the Enoggera Creek Bikeway create the perfect setting for a morning walk or afternoon picnic.
Former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie called Wilston home before downsizing to nearby Newstead.
Claimed to be one of the most beautiful suburbs in Brisbane, Wilston boasts open green surroundings and a friendly, family-centric attitude. Conveniently located on the outskirts of the vibrant city – once in, postcode proud locals stay for the long-haul.
Newmarket Road serves as Wilston’s main thoroughfare, a semi-industrial strip connecting locals through to nearby Newmarket. Just beyond this commercial streetscape, the atmosphere is a complete contrast. Tree-lined streets, traditional homes and small boutique stores are scattered throughout quiet residential enclaves.
While relying mostly on nearby suburbs for nightlife culture, Wilston is home to a handful of popular cafés and notable restaurants. The community gravitates towards Wilston Village on Kedron Brook Road for daily necessities and a weekend coffee fix.
Well connected to wider Brisbane, Wilston has good access to bus and train services and key arterial roads leading to Brisbane Airport. Locals also take advantage of the well-considered bikeways that connect commuters to the inner city and outer northern suburbs.
With its leafy streets, access to parklands and appealing traditional homes, Wilston attracts families and young couples looking to settle into a suburban lifestyle. Professionals and singles are also drawn to the area due to its close proximity to Fortitude Valley and the Brisbane CBD. Older residents are attracted to the peace and quiet of Wilston and the convenience of having the Herston medical precinct close by.
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PEACE AND QUIET
The green, welcoming environment of Wilston is a breath of fresh air from the nearby city, providing locals with a quiet sanctuary with a family-friendly vibe.
There is an abundance of multi-use green spaces in Wilston. Finsbury Park, a local favourite, is nestled on the banks of nearby Enoggera Creek, boasting sporting facilities from hockey fields to cricket grounds.
Although Wilston is well serviced by public transport, the Enoggera Bikeway is regularly bustling with locals as they kick off their daily commute by bike or on foot.
Families and keen renovators snap up traditional Queenslander homes, and the area also offers a small selection of modern townhouses and 1970s - style unit blocks. The local community can take comfort in the traditional architectural streetscape, with a majority of the suburb being protected from new multistorey developments.