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Toowong

Toowong

Toowong is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia, which is 5 kilometres west of the Brisbane CBD. The size of Toowong is approximately 4.2 square kilometres. It has 16 parks covering nearly 10.7% of total area. At the center of Toowong is a commercial precinct including Toowong Village and several office buildings. The remainder of the suburb is predominantly residential with a mix of medium density dwellings and detached houses.

The population of Toowong in 2011 was 11,255 people. By 2016 the population was 10,832 showing a population decline of 3.8% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Toowong is 20-29 years. Households in Toowong are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Toowong work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 42.9% of the homes in Toowong were owner-occupied compared with 44.4% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $890,500.

 

Amenities: Toowong Village is an office tower and shopping centre situated at the centre of Toowong. The blue glass office tower is a prominent landmark visible from Toowong and surrounding suburbs. The shopping centre situated on the lower levels of the office tower contains the Toowong Railway Station, Toowong Library operated by the Brisbane City Council, and the standard mix of retail stores. Located on Sylvan Road, Toowong Memorial Park is a large park with gum trees, football ovals and a commanding view of the suburb. Toowong has two historic hotels, the Regatta Hotel and the Royal Exchange Hotel. Anzac Park is located next to the Western Freeway opposite the Toowong Cemetery. The Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium are located at the base of Mount Coot-tha.

 

Transport: Toowong is a major transport node, with almost all bus and train routes passing through Toowong from the western suburbs. The Toowong train station on the Ipswich Line is located under Toowong Village.

Buses travel along Coronation Drive from the city stopping on Benson Street and then on towards the University of Queensland or stop on High Street outside the Royal Exchange Hotel and continue towards Indooroopilly and other western suburbs. Toowong is accessed by Coronation Drive and Milton Road from the north, and by Moggill Road and the Western Freeway to the south and west. The main roads inside Toowong are High Street and Sherwood road.

By City Cat, the Regatta CityCat stop located outside the Regatta Hotel on Coronation Drive allows transport downstream towards the Brisbane CBD and upstream towards the University of Queensland. By Bicycle, Toowong two main bicycle paths, one that starts at Coronation Drive and proceed towards the University of Queensland and the second that again starts from Coronation Drive but runs to and along the Western Freeway.

 

Education: Toowong State School is a small inner-city Brisbane school established in 1870.The Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics & Technology is a state school for highly capable students in Years 7 to 12. The campus is in the inner-city suburb of leafy Toowong.

 

To see the school catchment of the suburb please click here.

 

Postal Code: 4066

 

Source: Corelogic, Wikipedia