Suburb Profile for Ashgrove

Hi, I’m Sam Price, Director and Lead Brisbane Buyer’s Agent from Templeton Property.

Ashgrove is an inner city suburb of Brisbane where we regularly purchase family homes and investment properties for our clients. The aim of this page is to provide an overview of the key factors for buyer’s to consider before buying a property in beautiful Ashgrove.

Buyer's agent Sam Price from Templeton Property smiling
Suburb Profile Ashgrove - Cover photo of Ashgrove by Ashgrove Buyer's Agent Sam Price

Ashgrove QLD 4060

Ashgrove shares it’s borders with Red Hill, Bardon, Newmarket, Alderley, Enoggera and The Gap.

Ashgrove is located 4.5 kilometres northwest of the Brisbane Central Business District and is a family friendly residential suburb, renowned for it’s character homes, leafy streets and abundance of parks, quality schools and larger allotments than it’s neighbouring suburbs of Red Hill and Paddington. It’s characterised by its gently undulating terrain and as Waterworks Road traversing the suburb from east to west. Ashgrove is brimming with character homes that typify the traditional Ashgrovian style timber and tin (and many terracotta) Queenslanders of the early 1900’s. With its strong community spirit, popular schools and character homes, it’s a very popular suburb to live.

Are you considering purchasing a home or investment property in Ashgrove in Brisbane? As a specialist Ashgrove Buyer’s Agents, we would be very happy to chat to you about the suburb, the streets, the schools and even particular houses. Our decades of working with the local agents guarantees we are the first to know about off market opportunities and coming soon properties. Our lead Buyer’s Agent Sam Price also lives in Ashgrove and would love nothing more than to help you secure a property in this wonderful suburb.

Map of Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove Brisbane 4060 for blog - Suburb Profile Ashgrove

Characteristic Features

Ashgrove is characterised by its leafy streets and distinctive architectural styles, which include an array of spacious Ashgrovian style Queenslanders and charming post-war homes. These primarily timber and tin houses, commonly built from the 1920s to the 1940s, feature generous yards and wide frontages. The suburb’s residential architecture lend themselves to being raised and renovated, allowing plenty of room for extensions and renovations, a trend that has gained momentum in recent years.

Ashgrove hosts a diverse demographic, ranging from young professionals and families to older residents who have lived in the suburb for generations. This mix contributes to a vibrant community spirit and stable property market, with consistent demand maintaining strong property values over time.

Purchasing in Ashgrove offers great potential, whether for a family home or as an investment  property. The suburb is celebrated for its well preserved homes that blend historical charm with modern comforts. While there are fewer multi-unit developments compared to other areas, the presence of some apartment complexes and townhouses provides a good balance and adds to the housing diversity.

Ashgrove’s zoning regulations and inclusion in a Demolition Control Precinct, preserves its unique suburban feel, preventing the proliferation of large-scale developments and ensuring the predominance of standalone homes. This policy helps sustain the area’s traditional aesthetic and appeal.

Example of a house in Ashgrove 4060.
Picture of a large renovated Ashgrove house by specialist Ashgrove Buyers Agent Sam Price.

Top 3 Searches for Due Diligence

1947 Aerial  Photography

Searching council records to uncover the building and any renovaions age, is crucial for identifying if your property, especially pre-war homes, falls under demolition control regulations. This knowledge is key to understanding both the property’s heritage value and any restrictions on future development, ensuring compliance and preserving potential value.

Council Building  & Renovation

Reviewing council records for building and renovation approvals reveals the property’s compliance with local regulations and any modifications made. It’s essential for assessing the quality, legality, and future potential of your property.

Flood Zone Check

Conducting a flood zone check is paramount in evaluating the environmental risk factors associated with the property, especially given that several areas of Ashgrove are flood affected. Understanding flood risks ensures you’re making an informed decision, safeguarding your investment against potential natural disasters.


To find out how to investigate school catchments in Paddington and Brisbane, please refer to our Blog located here: How to investigate school catchments in Brisbane?

Pre-Schools and Day Care


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Shops and Dining

Many residents of Ashgrove are fortunate to have the option of walking to their local neighbourhood shops and for their larger weekly shop, the suburb is well serviced by supermarket options. The main shopping complex at Ashgrove is located at the intersections of Waterworks Road and both Ashgrove Avenue and Stewart Road. As well as a host of speciality stores, bakeries, butchers, bottle shops etc. this quadrant also offers Woolworth, Coles, Aldi, Chemist Warehouse and 99 Bikes. 

The Junk Bar, located on the corner of Waterworks Road and Ashgrove Avenue is a must-try for an intimate catch up whilst listening to some music in a setting that will transport you straight back to the 1970’s.

The Broncos League Club is located in walking distance of residents located at the eastern end of Ashgrove and the west Ashgrove café and convenience shopping precinct, is easily accessible from the western side of Ashgrove.

Popular cafes include: Home Café; Milkbar Café; Famished on Frasers; Corn Street Café; Café 63 and the list goes on.


Ashgrove has a wide range of medical practitioners ranging from the various doctors’ surgeries, dentists, physiotherapists, as well as specialists.

A choice of gym’s and fitness options are catered for in Ashgrove including a 24 hour Goodlife Health Club and Jetts; Fitstop; UBX; F45; and the ever popular Studio Pilates etc.


Although a large number of local residents commute to the city daily, the suburb is home to quite a number of small businesses that either operate from a local shop front or directly from home. A serviced office located at Highpoint – 240 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove caters for small businesses and sole practitioners wanting a local base from which to work.


Being located only 4 kilometres from the Brisbane Central Business District, makes the city commute from Ashgrove very manageable, and many people also choose to walk to the city daily.

Brisbane City Council bus services provide regular transport connections along Waterworks Road and Stewart Road, direct to the city and surrounding suburbs. The Great Circle Bus Line also links the major shopping centre to Ashgrove and the City Glider service provides ease of access to the city as well as Suncorp Stadium, the Gabba and South Bank etc.

Ashgrove is also well serviced by bike paths which utilise the creek network to provide a safe and scenic link to the city to the east and The Gap to the west.

Although Ashgrove does not have a train station, the nearest one is located nearby in Enoggera. Many residents of Ashgrove can hear the trains from Enoggera in the early hours of the morning.


Ashgrove has an abundance of parks and outdoor areas ranging from pockets of native bushland, manicured ovals and open parklands, promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle for its residents.

Dorrington Park, also known as the Enchanted Forest, is a well-known and popular park for children’s birthday parties and barbeques. For the older kids, there is a basketball hoop and skate park near the Wardell Street bridge end of the park.

The Ashgrove Golf Club, located at the western end of Ashgrove, is a popular and scenic course for a large number of local golfers.

Sunset park is a popular dog park and is located at the end of Monoplane Street, Ashgrove and the Marist flats, situated along Grevillea Road are popular with families and individuals and groups exercising.


Ashgrove is not located beneath any major flight paths, therefore plane noise is not an issue.

Vehicular noise and air pollution however can be a concern for residents located on or near the main roads in the suburb. The main roads being: Waterworks Road; Wardell Street; Jubilee Terrace; Stewart Road; and Ashgrove Avenue.


Pockets of Ashgrove are subject to flooding and many houses were inundated in the most recent flooding. To find out how to undertake a flood search in Ashgrove, please refer to our Blog located here: How to check if a property is flood affected in Brisbane?


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House Insights for Ashgrove

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Considering buying a property in Ashgrove?

Here are 3 sales of properties in Ashgrove to give you an idea of values:

Picture of 5/43 Roy Street, Ashgrove QLD 4060

5/43 Roy Street, Ashgrove QLD 4060

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 garage,  1970’s partly renovated unit. Sold in February 2024 for $460,000.

Example house sale in Ashgrove: 10 Tweed Street, Ashgrove QLD 406

10 Tweed Street, Ashgrove QLD 4060

4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2 garage (tandem) replica high set Queenslander on 486m2. Sold in April 2024 for $1,620,000.

Picture of recent sale of 49 Girraween Grove, Ashgrove QLD 4060

49 Girraween Grove, Ashgrove QLD 4060

6 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 garage,  renovated character home on 1,057m2 with swimming pool . Sold in February 2024 for $4,757,000.


About Sam Price

Sam Price is Director and lead Buyer’s Agent at Templeton Property. He has been helping client’s purchase their ideal home and investment properties for over 20 years.

He is a Registered Property Valuer and his qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Property Studies), Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning and a Masters is Professional Accounting. Sam is married and has 2 school aged girls who keep his life very exciting.