The Valley is about 1 km from Brisbane’s CBD. The majority of households consist of couples without children (nearly 70%) and over 95% of dwellings in the area are units. There are very few stand-alone houses in this area. The Valley is known for great dining and nightlife and is the place to live if you’re really into partying! The median unit/townhouse price in the Valley for 2004 calendar year was $529,000.
There are many landmarks in Fortitude Valley and many of the older buildings are protected by heritage orders which do not permit their removal. One such building is the Fortitude Valley Post Office on the corner of Ann and Ballow streets. The Post Office was constructed in 1887 with postal and telegraphic services on the lower level and living areas above this.
There are plenty of great dining options in and around Fortitude Valley. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here.
Hit the Brunswick Street Mall. You’ll find great retro boutiques and designer dress shops side by side. McWhirters, on the corner of Wickham and Brunswick Streets, is the major shopping centre for this area.
If you’re looking for playgroups, childcare, kindergartens or schools in this area, you’ll find them here.