So named by real estate agent R. G. Oates after the seven hills of Rome, this inner-city suburb, 5kms from the CBD also boasts Roman themed street names such as Quirinal Crescent, and Caelian Street.
Seven Hills comprises an area of 1.8km2, it’s located in TransLink Zone 2, which makes it affordable for commuters to the CBD with respect to relatively cost-effective transit travel.
We asked the locals what they think of their suburb . . .
‘Wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Close to the city. Safe, quiet and a great place to bring up kids.’
‘Seven Hills s one of those amazing little suburbs that has such a fantastic vibe. Close to the city, great food and dining options, schools, public transport, big blocks, mainly low density residential zoned, what more could one ask for!’
With several premium coffee outlets and cafes with a local feel and great food, Seven Hills residents don’t have to go far for a great brew (see below).
INSIDER SECRETS OF SEVEN HILLS . . .
+ According to Seven Hills locals, Capitoline Hill Park is a great spot for watching fireworks.
+ Stop by The Corso on your way to school drop offs for coffee at Lazy Monks or The Rabbit Hole.
+ Get your fur baby looking gorgeous at Doggy Doo Clippery.
+ The Seven Hills Bushland Reserve is a great place to walk the aforementioned fur baby!
+ For children, like the resident above says, Seven Hills, with its bigger blocks is brilliant for parents who want to bring their kids up in a suburban setting with plenty of room in the backyard for trampolines and swings!
+ Around one third of this inner-city suburb is total green space – a rarity in Brisbane.
+ National Taekwondo Brisbane at St Thomas Primary, Camp Hill is lead by the inimitable Tom Foggo, whose teaching has impacted positively on everyone from children to adults
+ Seven Hills State School’s students benefit from its extensive grounds featuring facilities such as a tennis court, netball court, handball areas, large playing fields consisting of a cricket oval and soccer field, state of the art library, networked classrooms with interactive whiteboards, a computer lab and undercover play areas, and like to think of their school as a city school with a country atmosphere.
+ Seven Hills really is one of Brisbane’s hidden treasures. Did you know it has its very own theatre on Tallowwood St called the Seven Hills Hub. It’s the home of the Villanova Players, a theatrical company since 1948! There are also fitness classes there as well as children’s plays.
+ The bus from Seven Hills to the CBD takes around 30 minutes, and you can hop on a train from Norman Park station and be in the city in 25 minutes!