With comments like ‘Fantastic suburb for my family – I’ve lived in inner-city suburbs my whole life and this weighs up as one of the best!’, moving in to one of Brisbane’s most popular Inner-South suburbs clearly has the thumbs up.
Named after Charles Boydell Dutton, the then Minister for Lands, who created a recreation reserve in the late 1800’s which became known as Dutton’s Park. And it appears the name stuck!
One of the local attractions is the reason many residents chose to live in this amenity-rich suburb – the Eleanor Schonell Bridge (also known as the Green Bridge) that links Dutton Park to UQ, a fabulous way to get to school!
A hilly suburb (great for your morning power walk!), many of the homes along the ridges enjoy fabulous CBD views and wonderful breezes. It’s a smallish suburb (very exclusive!) and borders the river to its west.
There are two primary schools in Dutton Park and it’s within the catchment zone of Brisbane State High School, which is a massive plus to the area. Both buses and trains service the suburb too.
Local café Gertrude and Mabel keeps the locals well fed and caffeinated and you’ll find even more foodie delights in the neighbouring suburbs of Highgate Hill, West End and Fairfield (we love The Gunshop Café in West End – it’s been going strong for over 16 years!) And for some of the best pizza in town, it’s right next door to Gertrude and Mabel and called little g.
Also, in West End is the Davies Park Market every Saturday. You’ll love grabbing all your week’s fruit, veg and more there from local producers as you stroll the colourful stalls.
An older suburb of Brisbane, Dutton Park also boasts historical points of interest such as the old Boggo Road jail (now a museum where you can do a history tour), and Dutton Park (Harmony Gardens) is one of Brisbane’s best parks with off-leash, fitness, basketball, picnic areas, and a playground.
Oh, and we nearly forgot to mention, if you love fish and chips, you’ll be hankering every Friday night for The Fish Kitchen’s chowder in the winter and the calamari and chips come summer!