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Ashgrove is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia. This bedroom community is situated in the state of Queensland, just 4 km (2 miles) north-west of Brisbane’s city centre. Ashgrove is a green and residential suburb, made up of hilly terrain. The ‘Ashgrovian’ homes were built in the early 20th century and most are detached, single dwelling houses. There are also many historic ‘Queenslander’ homes in the area. Ashgrove is situated next to the Enoggera Barracks (also known as Gallipoli Barracks). This is an Australian Army base established in the early 20th century; however the area has been used by military units since the mid-1800s. The modern military base is home to units of the 7th and 11th Brigades and is the headquarters of the 1st Division and the 16th Aviation Brigade.
Ashgrove’s economy is predominately based on retail, real estate, and service industries. The suburb is home to Woolworths, Aldi, and Coles, as well as a variety of multi-cultural restaurants and cafes. There are many serviced office options in and around Ashgrove.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Ashgrove has easy access to all the popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane. Some of the most popular sights include the South Bank Parklands, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. It is also near the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first koala sanctuary. Famish’d is a modern Australian café offering breakfast dishes that include the delicious savoury mince with vegetables served with spinach on sourdough toast and topped with a poached egg. A recommended pick from the dinner menu is Black Angus steak served with potato gratin, roasted spiced carrots, and a red wine jus.
The closest major airport to Ashgrove is Brisbane Airport, which is 19 km (11 miles) from the town centre. Ashgrove offers public bus transportation with frequent connections to Brisbane. It is also part of the cross-town Great Circle Line that links the four major shopping malls found in Brisbane.