Milton is an inner suburb of Brisbane, approximately 2 kilometers west of the central business district. The size of Milton is approximately 1.3 square kilometers. It has 3 parks covering nearly 5.4% of total area. The suburb's name was derived from the farm name "Milton Farm", used from the late 1840s by Ambrose Eldridge, chemist. Eldridge named the farm after John Milton, the English poet.
The population of Milton in 2011 was 1,987 people. By 2016 the population was 2,289 showing a population growth of 15.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Milton is 20-29 years. Households in Milton are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Milton work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 34.9% of the homes in Milton were owner-occupied compared with 36.3% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $777,500. The suburb is a mixture of light industry, warehouses, commercial offices, retail and single and multiple occupancy residences.
Amenities: Notable landmarks in Milton include the Castlemaine Perkins brewery, known for the "Fourex" (XXXX) range of beers, the Suncorp Stadium (formerly Lang Park), a portion of the Brisbane Riverwalk and the Park Road strip of restaurants and cafés. The suburb also once was the site of Milton Courts, Brisbane's major tennis courts, where major international and national tournaments were held until the courts closed in the 1990s. In 2014 Brisbane City Council redeveloped the former Milton Courts and Milton Bowl sites as Frew Park, a large inner-city parkland incorporating tennis courts, children's playground and open space.
Transport: The Milton Railway Station is the first station on the Ipswich line west of Roma Street Station. It is served by commuter trains only. The main roads are Milton Road, which runs beside the main western rail line and Coronation Drive (formerly River Road), which runs along the Brisbane River. The suburb continues to be served by most western suburb bus routes operated by Brisbane Transport.
Postal Code: 4064
Source: Corelogic, Wikipedia