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is suburb of inner Brisbane
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and is located 2 km south of the Brisbane CBD on the Brisbane River
The Brisbane River is the longest river in south east Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay. John Oxley was the first European to explore the river who named it after the Governor of New South Wales, Thomas Brisbane in 1823...
. The topography of the suburb is undulating hills no more than 70 metres (230 ft) above sea level.
Highgate Hill is a high-density suburb with many apartment buildings, some more than 10 storeys. These apartment blocks are centered along the main road of Dornoch Terrace, a trend that was started in 1960 by the landmark Torbreck building. Proximity to and views of the Brisbane central business district
The Brisbane central business district , sometimes referred to as the city, is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is located on a point on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. The triangular shaped area is bounded by the Brisbane River to the east, south and west...
have drawn residents to the area.
On the eastern side of the suburb Gloucester Street railway station once provided better rail access. The station was removed in 1978, with little indication of its existence remaining.
In the 6 months to February 2008, the median house price in Highgate Hill was $766 000. http://www.homepriceguide.com.au/snapshot/price/index.cfm?action=view&suburbORpostcode=4101&st_locale=Highgate%20Hill&source=apm/