Suburb Profile for Auchenflower

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

Auchenflower is a vibrant inner-city Brisbane suburb where we frequently assist our clients in purchasing family homes and investment properties. This page aims to provide an overview of the essential factors prospective buyers should consider before buying a property in beautiful Auchenflower.

Buyer's agent Sam Price from Templeton Property smiling
Photo of Auchenflower from a drone taken in 2024 s a cover photo for or blog on the suburb of Auchenflower.

Auchenflower QLD 4066

Auchenflower shares its borders with Toowong, Milton, Paddington and Bardon.

Auchenflower is located 3 kilometres west of the Brisbane Central Business District and is a family friendly residential suburb, renowned for its character homes, leafy streets and proximity to the Brisbane River. It’s characterised by its gently undulating terrain and city views and has the busy Milton Road dividing the suburb into north and south. Auchenflower is brimming with character homes that typify the traditional Queenslander style, along with contemporary apartments and townhouses. With its strong community spirit, proximity to popular schools and convenient location, it’s a very popular suburb to live.

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

Suburb map of Auchenflower in Brisbane.

Characteristic Features

Auchenflower is known for its leafy streets and distinctive architectural styles, featuring a mix of spacious cottages, Queenslanders and charming post-war homes built mostly between the 1900s and 1940s. The architectural styles in Auchenflower lend themselves well to being raised and renovated, allowing ample space for extensions and modern upgrades, a trend that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The suburb also boasts a significant number of high-rise residential buildings, located primarily between Coronation Drive and Milton Road.

Auchenflower’s diverse demographic includes young professionals, families and long-term residents, who have lived in the suburb for generations. This variety contributes to a vibrant community spirit and a stable property market, with consistent demand helping to maintain strong property values over time. Whether you’re looking for a family home or an investment property, Auchenflower offers excellent potential. 

The suburb is celebrated for its well-preserved homes that blend historical charm with modern comforts. While the number of multi-unit developments is on the rise in the area surrounding the Milton Train Station, the presence of apartment complexes and townhouses adds to the housing diversity.

Zoning regulations in Auchenflower’s low-density residential areas help preserve its unique suburban feel, restricting large-scale development to one particular area and ensuring the predominance of standalone homes. Auchenflower’s inclusion in a Demolition Control Precinct helps preserve it’s unique suburban feel, sustaining the area’s overall traditional aesthetic and appeal.

Example of original character house in Auchenflower, Brisbane.
Example of renovated character home in Auchenflower, Brisbane.

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 Auchenflower 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 Auchenflower and Brisbane, please refer to our Blog located here: How to investigate school catchments in Brisbane?

Pre-Schools and Day Care


Picture of shops in Rosalie Village in Paddington, Brisbane.

Shops and Dining

Many residents of Auchenflower are fortunate to have the option of walking to their local neighbourhood shops. The suburb is well serviced by Rosalie Village, which offers a variety of cafes, restaurants and specialty stores. Popular dining spots include The Hutch Bistro, Thai on Earth and La Belle Vie. For larger shopping needs, Toowong Village and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre are just a short drive away and the nearest Woolworths is located on Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. 


Auchenflower has a wide range of medical practitioners, ranging from various doctors’ surgeries, dentists, physiotherapists, chemists as well as specialists. The Wesley Hospital located in Auchenflower provides comprehensive medical services, including emergency care.

A selection of gym’s and fitness options are catered for in Auchenflower including Acceleration Brisbane Central and Raw NRG, with a larger selection located in the nearby suburbs of Milton and Paddington.


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. Proximity to the CBD makes Auchenflower an ideal location for professionals.


Being located only 3 kilometres from the Brisbane Central Business District makes the city commute from Auchenflower very manageable. Brisbane City Council bus services and the Auchenflower train station provide regular transport connections. The Bicentennial Bikeway offers a scenic route for cyclists heading to the CBD.


Auchenflower has several parks and outdoor areas, promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle for its residents. Frew Park and Gregory Park are popular with families and individuals alike, offering playgrounds, tennis courts, and open green spaces.


Auchenflower is not located beneath any major flight paths, therefore plane noise is not an issue. However, being close to Milton Road or Coronation Drive means that vehicular noise can be a concern for residents located near these main roads. The train line also affects the amenity of properties located along the line, such as Eagle Terrace and Lang Parade.


Various of parts of Auchenflower are subject to flooding which affected properties located both near the Brisbane River also low lying areas where the water back-flowed from the river up the storm water pipes. The most recent floods occurred in 1974, 2011 and 2022. 

To find out how to undertake a flood search in Auchenflower, please refer to our Blog located here: How to check if a property is flood affected in Brisbane?

Demographics for Auchenflower

Credit 2021 Census

House Insights for Auchenflower

Unit Insights for Auchenflower

Rental returns for Houses in Auchenflower

Rental returns for Units in Auchenflower

Considering buying a property in Auchenflower?

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

Picture of 1/17 Kingsford Street, Auchenflower.

1/17 Kingsford Street, Auchenflower QLD 4066

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 garage, 1970’s partly renovated unit. Sold in May 2024 for $531,000.

Suburb Profile Auchenflower, Brisbane. Example of cottage sale in the suburb.

46 Thomas Street, Auchenflower QLD 4066

3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2 carport, partly renovated cottage on 405m2. Sold in April 2024 for $1,750,000.

Picture of 20 Thomas Street, Auchenflower described in this blog.

20 Thomas Street, Auchenflower QLD 4066

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 garage, renovated character home on 352m2 with swimming pool. Sold in May 2024 for $3,655,000.


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.