Sitchu Living

Take a stroll through this thriving suburb and discover why it’s Brisbane’s hottest cultural hotspot. 6 Welcome to WEST END There are many reasons to love West End. The bustling Brisbane suburb attracts youthful residents who are drawn to its thriving nightlife and swathes of visitors looking to dine at the myriad multicultural eateries. Sitting on the border of the South Bank cultural precinct, in close proximity to the Brisbane CBD, West End attracts a diverse crowd andhas built a reputation as one of the city’smost sought-after social hubs. Home to Queensland’s largest Greek community, the vibrant suburb offers many different ways to enjoy Hellenic culture, most notably the Paniyiri Greek Festival. Held in Musgrave Park in May, the event draws crowds of 50,000-plus to experience ouzo, honey puffs and traditional dancing. Parties such as Paniyiri are not a rare sight in West End – the area is renowned for its colourful life after dark. A smorgasbord of eateries and late-night bars line Boundary and Vulture Streets, the area’s main thoroughfares. Crowds often spill onto neighbouring streets well into the early hours. Live music is a feature of most of West End’s pubs and clubs, and other well-established music venues can be found within the suburb’s borders. West End’s nocturnal action and its proximity to the CBD and multiple universities draw a strong student contingent, which results in a youthful atmosphere in the area. In contrast to the thriving inner parts of the suburb, West End features pockets of residential accommodation with traditional Queenslander homes on generous blocks of land perched on the higher terrain. Whether you’re looking for a new home or a night out on the town, West End offers cosmopolitan charm that you won’t find anywhere else in Brisbane. AREA GUIDE Loved ourWest End profile and looking formore information on the best neighbourhoods to live inacross Australia? Head online to sitchu.com.au and check out our suburb guides.

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