Ascot Suburb Profile
Ascot is home to one of Brisbane’s best restaurant strips, Racecourse Road. The street is split between Ascot and Hamilton and features a number of great restaurants and bars.
Snapshot of Ascot
Ascot has for many years been one of Brisbane’s most prestigious locations. Located approximately 7km to the north of the Brisbane CBD. Ascot’s most dominant landmarks are undoubtedly the two racecourses which take up much of the suburb’s area. Indeed, the suburb is to believed to have received its name in reference to Royal Ascot in England.
The suburb’s main business hub is centred on Racecourse Road, another reference to the area’s racing history. The street runs from the grand front gates of the Eagle Farm Racecourse, down towards the river end of the street in neighbouring Hamilton. Ascot is home to one of Brisbane’s best restaurant strips, Racecourse Road. The street is split between Ascot and Hamilton and features a number of great restaurants and bars. The street gets its name from Eagle Farm racecourse at its northern end. The area’s most popular entertainment attractions are the Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses, both within walking distance for many Ascot residents.
Ascot is home to many of Brisbane’s most prestigious homes. There are many grand old Queenslanders along the Jacaranda tree lined streets, as well as more modern homes that are increasingly replacing the less-impressive older homes which can still be found. Thankfully the addition of newer homes has not ruined the area’s character. The high entry price for land in Ascot means that anyone building a new home in the area will generally be building a high quality architect designed home that takes into account the surrounding properties.