why live in Petrie Terrace?


You best love your neighbours if you want to live in Petrie Terrace! Narrow streets and noisy traffic can make this suburb a little difficult for some people, but for those looking for somewhere that’s close to nightlife and lifestyle areas, Petrie Terrace is a fantastic little area! Caxton Street and The Barracks are your two main entertainment options, with Petrie Terrace itself also having some cute cafes. The houses on the higher ends of Petre Terrace can get really amazing City and mountain views! It’s also a great suburb if your kids go to the Grammar/Terrace schools!

Mary - Petrie Terrace local

WHY WE LOVE Petrie Terrace

One of the smallest areas of the Inner West, Petrie Terrace abuts the CBD but enjoys some of the best views in Brisbane. With Caxton Street and The Barracks (a centralised lifestyle hub) and Roma Street Parklands minutes away, Petrie Terrace’s location and traditional feel are enticing features of a small community.

If you want to immerse yourself in good food, great shopping and premier live sport, Caxton Street and The Barracks have you covered. Exuding an energetic vibe under the imposing shadow of Suncorp Stadium, Caxton Street comes alive most weekends as hundreds of footy fans converge on the strip. The Barracks has become a landmark retail and commercial hub, integrating heritage-listed buildings and architecture. A former city jail, police station and army barracks at different times, The Barracks offers a range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

Similar to Spring Hill, properties in Petrie Terrace are packed together tightly on smaller blocks of land, and traditional cottages and timber structures are the order of the day. Well-elevated and hilly, Petrie Terrace properties are nestled in between 4 main roads and have easy access to all the principal thoroughfares. Uniquely part of Petrie Terrace are the Terrace houses of another era, which set a pleasant tone for the suburb.

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best of Petrie Terrace


  • Lorna Jane Active 61 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - Yoga & activewear
  • The Robe 61 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - Homewears
  • 20/20 OPTICAL 61 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - Glasses

Food & Cafes

  • Libertine Restaurant & Bar The Barracks, 5/61 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - Bar & French/Vietnamese Restaurant
  •  Scout Cafe 190 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - Cafe
  • Hops Scotch and Beans 101 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - Cafe
  • French Twist 61 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - French cafe
  • Gambaro Seafood Restaurant 33 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace - Seafood


  • Brisbane ARTS Theatre 210 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - Live theatre
  • Palace Barracks 61 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace - Cinema
  • The Caxton Hotel 38 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace - Bar
  • Lefty's Old Time Music Hall 15 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace - Bar & Burlesque