Located approximately 5km north-west of Brisbane’s CBD, Ashgrove, which was first established in the 1860’s, witnessed a post-war boom in development that saw it become synonymous with its now characteristic, and highly sought after, ‘Ashgrovian’ architectural style. With many of the original traditional homes and heritage sites being retained, the tree-lined, leafy green suburb of Ashgrove predominately offers traditional post-war, lowset homes and a limited number of low-rise apartment options, all within close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD.
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Cradled by Enoggera Creek and bordering the vegetative dense suburb of The Gap, Ashgrove is home to a wide variety of family-friendly facilities and amenities. Offering the quint-essential Queensland lifestyle, Ashgrove is a picturesque suburb that provides excellent shopping & dining facilities, numerous parks and recreational facilities, medical and professional services, religious places of worship and is home to a number of schools including Ashgrove State School, Oakleigh State School, St Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School, Mater Dei Catholic Primary School, Mt St Michaels College and Marist College.
Ideally situated in Brisbane’s inner-west, Ashgrove is serviced by easy access to both Waterworks Road and Enoggera Road which provide convenient accessibility and a number of high frequency, long span Brisbane City bus services to easily access and navigate to other areas in, around and beyond Brisbane’s CBD. Ashgrove’s location, nestled between Ithaca and Enoggera Creek, also provide easy access to two major shared bicycle networks that connect Ashgrove to the Royal Brisbane Hospital, City Centre and beyond.
Ashgrove, a residential suburb next to the Enoggera military camp, is 6km north-east of central Brisbane.
The Ashgrove district included several genteel estates as early as the 1860s, within 5 or 6 km of town but somewhat elevated to catch cooler weather from the north-east hills. Among the estates was Henry Holmes ‘Grove’, east of Stewart Road, a 200 acre area that was subdivided in the 1880s. The second release of Henry Holmes’ subdivision was named Ashgrove Estate. Other estates included St Johns Wood (1869), Glenlyon (1874), which has become the Marist Brothers College, and Woodlands (1883). The last two are listed on the Australian and Queensland heritage registers.
In addition to the estates there was a straggling Waterworks Road, used for access to the Enoggera Reservoir (1866), and for droving livestock to Brisbane markets.
While Ashgrove was still rural, a post office was opened at Ashgrove West (1877).
Nearby, the first school, Ashgrove primary, opened in the same year. The village was separated from Red Hill and Ithaca by open but hilly country, some of it optimistically cut up into allotments that remained undeveloped. A small Catholic church was opened in 1921, closer to civilisation in Waterworks Road opposite the Ashgrove estate. Three years later a tram service along Waterworks Road was extended from Red Hill to Jubilee Terrace, inducing an immediate urban surge.
The Glenlyon estate was subdivided by T.M. Burke, a go-ahead Melbourne estate agent, and Ashgrove was recognised as a model suburb with parks and modern residences. By 1926 it housed around 2500 people. Shops were built near the tram terminus, with a post office superseding the one at Ashgrove West. A Presbyterian church was opened in about 1926. Glenlyon House was acquired by the Marist Brothers in 1925 for a monastery, and their boys’ college was opened in 1940.
Ashgrove was an early postwar middle-class suburb. Known as ‘Nappy Valley’, it played host to young families of the baby boom era seeking affordable housing in relative proximity to the CBD. Religious observance was kept up during this period, local churches upgrading to accommodate burgeoning populations. St Finbarrs Catholic church, originally a timber structure, was replaced with a brick Romanesque building in 1957, seating 600 people. The old Methodist church of the 1890s was replaced by a soaring A-frame building in 1962.
Today Ashgrove has local shopping centres in Waterworks Road, numerous churches, several reserves and linear parks along Enoggera Creek.