Charming, picturesque and trendy, Paddington is adored by locals and visitors. Just two kilometers West of the Brisbane CBD, the inner-city hub attracts professionals, students and young families who are drawn to the suburb for the ultimate lifestyle; boutique shops, cafés and an unmatched convenience to the CBD.
Settlement of Paddington occurred in 1860, with the first semi-rural allotments being sold with large Gentlemen’s estates being built atop. Many of these estates still stand to this day, most having a place on the Queensland Heritage register, including Queensland's Government House. Fast forward to 1970, Paddington was the home of punk and anti-conservative sentiment, lead by the large population of young people. Fast forward to 2020 and Paddington boasts sophistication and class, a true gem of Brisbane that demands to be seen.
Scenery, shopping and dining.
Some of Brisbane's finest.
Petrie Terrace State School
Kelvin Grove State College
Paddington Antique Centre
The eclectic shopping and dining offering.
If Paddington has a reputation for anything, it’s the thriving dining and shopping scene. People flock to Paddington for good food, whether it’s an Instagram-worthy breakfast, boozy lunch or sophisticated dining, there’s something for everyone to eat here.
When it comes to shops, Paddington central is home to the main mall, housing all the essentials with the surrounding hubs on Caxton Street, Given Terrace and Latrobe Terrace are filled with specialty shops, restaurants and cafes with a particular knack for antique and vintage troves.
THE REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY
Has become some of Brisbane’s finest.
Though people from all over Brisbane love to visit Paddington, there’s no doubt it’s an amazing place to live. Aside from the mains streets of retail and food, Paddington is almost exclusively residential. As one of the cities’ most character filled suburbs, Paddington has a distinct heritage vibe which compliments the cottage lifestyle, loved by all.
The distinct workers cottages and Queenslanders of yesteryear are now highly sought-after homes in Paddington. Traditionally, students and young professionals have always been drawn to the large houses for share houses. These are increasingly being transformed into extravagant, multimillion-dollar homes that take advantage of the rolling hills, city views and leafy streets, ideal for homes families who want to enjoy all that the lavish suburb has to offer.
NEIGHBOURHOOD & LIFESTYLE
Perfect for those who love to work and play.
When you combine the idealistic school catchments, trendy dining options and mecca of shopping options, you get a suburb that is very difficult to leave! The family friendly lifestyle is described as being laidback and very social, with no shortage of meeting places available at your doorstep. Stylish and fashionable Paddington has well and truly emerged from its traditional roots into a vibrant, inner-city destination.
The city is only a short drive away but, Paddington is also extremely well serviced by public transport with buses running through the main streets and Milton train station a few minutes away. No matter the destination, it won’t take you long to arrive from home in Paddington.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The devine scenery.
Though there’s a lot to do and see with the variety of shops and café’s, the natural scenery will sweep you off your feet. Take a picturesque walk along the winding ridges of leafy Paddington and admire all the history. Amongst the rolling hills and streets of Queenslanders lies a wealth of Brisbane’s heritage including old theatres, churches, a monestary, substation, 19th century halls, memorial parks and the landmark government house.