Wilston is a hidden gem tucked close to the Brisbane CBD and is only about 3.5 km away. The hilly terrain provides elevated views of the city from its streets with the Sunshine Coast close by. This tiny leafy suburb has amazing architecture that’s a mix of modern and old styles.
Apart from private cars, public transport into the CBD is available through buses, taxis and trains. Using shortcuts and other roads like Kelvin Grove Road will help beat the traffic during peak hours. There are cycling and walking paths for those who prefer that mode of transport. The airport is easily accessible.
Wilston has considerable shops, restaurants and cafes within walking distance. Among the outstanding eateries are Citron, Tomato Brothers, Thai Kitchen and Serendipity. The main retail area is the Wilston Village with more shops nearby at Newmarket and Windsor Home Zone. Parking in this quaint place is not a problem.
This lovely suburb has three parks, namely, Newmarket Park, Wilston Park and Herston Park, where you can go for walks or relaxation. There are several sporting clubs for sports lovers, which include Grange Thistle Football Club, DAT Racing Club and Wilston Crocs Club.
The population in this suburb is 3,937 with 50.1% males and 49.9% females. The median age is 35 years. 27.9% of the people have English ancestry and 24% have an Australian one; the rest are Irish, Scottish and German. Most inhabitants here are professionals, retirees and families with kids.
Health, Education, and Schooling
Wilston is very close to the Royal Brisbane Hospital. There’s also a family medical practice at Windsor Home Zone that’s connected to Terry White Pharmacy, a pathology section and QSCAN. As for education, Wilston has two excellent schools: the local State School and St Columba’s Primary School. Other schools are in close proximity and accessible by public bus.
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