Ascot is an exclusive and affluent residential suburb located approximately 6kms north of Brisbane’s CBD and is home to both Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourse. Offering some of Brisbane’s most premier and luxurious real estate, Ascot offers a wide variety of housing options including elaborate heritage listed Queenslander & Interwar style homes on sprawling estates to more contemporary offerings and luxury apartment developments. Centred around the vibrant and trendy Racecourse Road, Ascot offers an enviable and chic lifestyle with all the convenience of living within a stones throw to the CBD.
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Ascot’s convenient and prestigious setting amidst some of Brisbane’s most luxurious property offers innumerable facilities and amenities in a trendy and tree-lined village style atmosphere. Offering countless boutique and cafe destinations dotted along the vibrant Racecourse Road precinct, Eagle Farm & Ascot Racecourses, parks and recreational areas, medical facilities and access to numerous schools including Ascot State School, St Margarets Anglican Girls School and neighbouring Aviation High and Kedron State High School, Ascot offers an enviable lifestyle within arms length of Brisbane’s CBD.
Ascot’s popularity and prime proximity to the Brisbane River allow for a variety of transport options to move around the city with ease including high frequency public transport routes (bus and train) and convenient vehicular access to a number of main roads, arterial roads and motorways including Sandgate Road, Kingsford Smith Road, East-West Arterial Road, Southern Cross Way and Gateway Motorway.
Ascot is a residential suburb of Brisbane, 6km north-east of the CBD and is home to the Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses. Ascot is regarded as one of Brisbane’s exclusive residential suburbs with its property values consistently ranking among the highest in the state.
The name ‘Ascot’ arose from Eagle Farm racecourse’s association with the famed English track; probably the name was given light heartedly, as the venue was largely unimproved. It was nevertheless popular and prompted construction of a railway line from Eagle Junction in 1882 (the station was at first known as Hendra Siding and then Racecourse).
Not content with only a railway, race patrons secured a tram service in 1899 from Breakfast Creek Bridge to Eagle Farm, the line running along Kingsford Smith Drive (formerly Hamilton Road) and northwards along Racecourse Road to the track entrance. The tram service fostered residential development in Hamilton and Ascot, the district having been constituted as the Hamilton local-government division in 1890. A shopping strip grew along Racecourse Road, which by the 1920s had a retail catchment along tramlines in Lancaster Road to Oriel Park and Doomben.
Most of Ascot’s housing stock is of the interwar period. A service reservoir at Bartleys Hill at the western edge of Ascot was built in 1907 in readiness for urban growth, and a second reservoir was constructed in 1920. Local schools were at Eagle Junction and Hendra, but continued population growth led to the opening of Ascot State school in 1920 with 52 pupils; a swimming pool was added in 1923.
The Brisbane Amateur Turf Club (now the Brisbane Turf Club) was formed in 1923 and acquired an area immediately east of the Eagle Farm racecourse. Ten years later the club had its first race meeting on the Doomben Racecourse, a venue since renowned as the ‘Garden Racecourse’. Both Eagle Farm and Doomben tracks were used from 1942 as Camp Ascot, a US troop camp adjoining the US air base at the Eagle Farm airfield.
Most of the Ascot housing stock was Queenslander style on large blocks. A notable exception is Chateau Nous (1938) in Rupert Terrace, a 22-room house in the modern functionalist style, which resold in 1994 at about $1.6 million.
The Racecourse Road shopping precinct is today mostly comprised of boutiques and cafes. Planning controls reputedly required new developments to have an ‘Ascot look’. An annual Racecourse Road carnival is run in conjunction with the racing calendar, the major event on which is the Winter Carnival held in June. Growth in recent years has been stimulated by the redevelopment of the old Bretts Wharf commercial port facilities at the south end of Racecourse Road, Hamilton, converted into a luxury residential high-rise and hospitality precinct.