Sitchu Living

Explore Ascot’s enviable heritage homes andwelcoming, leafy streets. 6 GRAND & GREEN Favoured by the well-heeled, Ascot is a family-friendly haven of tree-lined streets and quiet parklands. Pretty as a picture, Ascot is a neighbourhood characterisedby its grand and leafy vibes rather than its entertainment options. With greenery in abundance and parks aplenty, this charming district has attracted established families eager to own one of the heritage homes that decorate its streets. Quiet Ascot is not without its lively movements. Doomben and Eagle Farm, two of Brisbane’s most notable racecourses, can be found within its borders. Ascot has long been associated with the Queensland horse racing industry – the suburb had one of the earliest rail services in the state to enable punters easy access to the tracks. Nowadays, the races prove no less appealing – racing season sees large numbers of visitors flock to the district. Even when racing season is over, the course remains Ascot’s heart. Instead of accommodating the betting brigade, the open space hosts weekly markets – a mecca of fresh produce, food stalls and bits and bobs. A further attraction for foodies is nearby Racecourse Road, which stretches between Eagle Farm and the Brisbane River. This street hosts a plethora of eateries, grocers and bars to entertain locals and visitors. Perhaps as a result of the grandeur of the district’s homes (or their increasing price tags), the neighbourhood has attracted a polished crowd. Established families form the majority of residents – they’re attracted by the family-friendly nature of Ascot, its parks, playgrounds, and the top schools nearby. AREA GUIDE Loved ourAscot 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. Ascot

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