Highgate Hill, a suburb in inner Brisbane about 2 kilometres south of Brisbane’s Central Business District, is characterised with rolling hills no more than 70 metres (230 feet) above sea level. The city is easily accessible via the William Jolly Bridge, the Southeast Freeway and the Goodwill pedestrian bridge. It is also has easy access to all major amenities and retail shops.
You can travel in and around Highgate Hill and nearby suburbs and city by bus, trains and ferry. There is no train station located directly on Highgate Hill. The nearest train stations are Park Rd Train Station in Quarry St, Woolloongabba, Dutton Park Train Station on Kent St; Vulture Street Train Station in South Brisbane; and Sushi Station on West End.
There are plenty of parks to relax and unwind. The parks near the suburb are Highgate Hill Park, Lyons Playground, Harmony Gardens, Dutton Park and Orleigh Park. The proximity to the cafes and restaurants in West End has made Highgate Hill one of the most popular “lifestyle” suburbs in Brisbane. There suburb also has something to offer to those who are fascinated with history. Heritage-listed sites are found in Highgate Hill including the Wairuna at 27 Hampstead Road; Kinauld at 116 Dornoch Terrace; and Torbreck at 182 Dornoch Terrace.
Highgate is not lacking in outdoor amenities. Some of the cinemas and theatres in the suburb are: the Schonell Twin Cinemas and Cement Box Live Theatre across the Brisbane River on St Lucia; Princess Theatre on Annerley Rd; Go Company Home Cinema and Theatre on West End; South Bank 5 Cineplex, Suncorp Piazza and Queensland Conservatorium on South Brisbane.
Highgate Hills offers many schools including St Laurences College, Mater Hospital Special School, Sommerville House School, Brisbane State Highschool, St Itas Primary School, Dutton Park Primary and Dutton Park Preschool. Families with toddlers have several choices of child care centres including Dutton Park Outside School Hours Care, YMCA Outside School Hours Care and Kurilpa Community Child Care Centre.
The hospitals near Highgate Hills are in South Brisbane. These hospitals are Mater Mothers Private Hospital, Mater Medical Centre, Mater Adult Hospital, Mater Childrens Public and Private Hospital, Mater Misericordiae Hospital and Mater Hospital Trust
The main shopping destination in the suburb is Shopping Complex on Gladstone Rd in Highgate Hill and other major shopping centres in the South Brisbane region.
Many students and professionals are drawn to the suburb’s proximity to the city while still retaining a peaceful environment. The dwelling types here are varied, with many new houses and units being developed. 40% of all occupied private homes are either fully owned or being purchased, whilst 53% are being leased.