Hamilton is an inner northern suburb in the City of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, positioned on the north bank of the Brisbane River along Hamilton Reach. The area is hilly with views of the Brisbane central business district, the Brisbane River with sweeping views to the north that reach as far as Moreton Island and the Glass House Mountains on a clear day.
The streets are narrow and parking is at a premium. However, the views compensate for any inconvenience.
Hamilton State School is a small school located in a quiet suburban street catering for students in Prep to Year Six in the Hamilton/Ascot/Pinkenba area.
The overall median price to buy in Hamilton is $1,250,000 with a current annual capital growth of 3.48%; The median rental at $568 per week. There are many apartments in the Hamilton precinct and many of these are for rent as they are held in property portfolios by absentee owners in Brisbane as well as interstate and overseas owners.
Population: 6,995 with the breakdown as follows:
Maturing and established independence 20%
Independent Youth 17.7%
Older Couples and Families 13.2%
The major arterial that connects Hamilton to the CBD and also north to the airport is Kingsford Smith Drive that is currently being extended out into the river in a major development which form part of the transformation of this sought after suburb.
City Cat stops are Brett’s Wharf and, since October 2011, further up the river at Northshore Hamilton.
Portside Wharf is Brisbane’s international cruise terminal comprising residential and retail development right on the banks of the Brisbane River. This vibrant precinct showcases a variety of restaurants from Japanese to Mediterranean cuisine. The area’s edgier side can be experienced at the ‘Eat Street markets’ Northshore; a venue within shipping containers that hosts a hip weekend food market with live gigs.
The development of high-rise residential towers at Portside has opened the door for first home buyers and families to live in the inner-city.
The landscape of Hamilton — which is located six kilometres from the Brisbane CBD — is changing rapidly. More than 15,000 people are expected to move into Northshore Hamilton over the next 20 years as some of the last remaining land along the Brisbane River transforms from industrial to residential.