why live in Paddington?


Close to the City, Paddington gives you plenty of walking options both around the area to shops and cafes, and is still only a 20 minute stroll to the CBD. Parking is usually a mission, but public transport is good and bus routes hit frequently. For an urban suburb, it is surprisingly quiet! Paddington is one of the best suburbs in Brisbane for a quick OR leisurely weekend breakfast, and the main strips have fantastic boutique bars.

Ben - Paddington Local

WHY WE LOVE Paddington

Know for its picturesque hills and beautiful cottages, Paddington is the vein of the Inner West, running outwards from the City and adjoining Red Hill to the North, Bardon to the West and Auchenflower to the South. As you travel down Caxton Street, past Suncorp Stadium, onto Given and Latrobe Terraces, you will see why Paddington is such a desirable place to live in Brisbane.

A well-regarded lifestyle hub, Paddington boasts some of Brisbane’s best food and cafe dedications while enjoying a fantastic central location. Easily walkable, Paddington shopping is eclectic and varied, with vintage and designer fashion next door to one another, homewares and antiques, art and design, all less than 3kms from Brisbane’s CBD.

Within Paddington is the small area of Rosalie Village, which is a pocket of streets including some of the most delightful restaurants and shopping in the area.

The real estate of Paddington is a lovely combination of traditional Queenslanders, cottages and occasional contemporary properties. With this mix of the classic and modern, surrounded by lush patches of tree-lined streets, Paddington’s hilly vistas are famous in Brisbane and the subject of many local artists’ inspiration.

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best of Paddington


Paddington is well known for its boutique independent shops that have a variety of gifts, clothes, homewares and more!

  • Blake and Taylor 11 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington- Homewares
  • Karen Willis Holmes Bridal Shop 5, 2 Latrobe Tce, Paddington - Bridal
  • Paddington Antique Center 167 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington - Antiques
  • Living Silk 245 Given Tce, Paddington - Clothing

Food & Cafes

Paddington is known for its food and coffee culture. Here are some of our favourites!

  • Remy's 106 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington - Modern Australian Bar & food
  • The Brass Barrel Shop 6/165 Baroona Road, Paddington - Modern Australian Bar & Food
  • Montrachet 224 Given Tce, Paddington - French cuisine
  • Shouk Cafe 14 Collingwood Street, Paddington - Middle Eastern food


Paddington is known for its proximity to Suncorp Stadium, Caxton Street entertainment precinct, as well as a fantastic array of nightlife.

  • Blue Room CineBar Level 1, 151 Baroona Road, Rosalie - Cinema & bar
  • Sit Down Comedy Club 186 Given Terrace, Paddington - Comedy
  • Lefty's 15 Caxton St, Paddington - Live music, cabaret & bar