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Fortitude Valley
Postcode: 4006 | Distance to CBD: 1 km

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Named after the 19th century ship SS Fortitude, there was a time in the not too distant past when Fortitude Valley was synonymous with brothels, gambling dens and unsavory characters. How times have changed! Gentrification has had its way with this shady suburb and it's now one of Brisbane's most popular destinations.

It's not a suburb for those who like peace and quiet - there's far too much going on for that. This is a place for those who want to get away from suburbia and live in a groovy new apartment, close to clubs, restaurants and dance beats.

Don't despair if you like your nightlife a bit grungy, there are still hole in the wall establishments where you can get a feel for the old, more alternative Valley. The Valley has a chequered and fascinating history and is slipping quite easily into its new role as an alternative CBD location.

With its thriving Chinatown, fabulous restaurants, popular nightclubs and bars and The Judith Wright Centre, it's easy to see why young people especially are flocking to live in Fortitude Valley.

The Valley is about 1 km from Brisbane’s CBD. The majority of households consist of couples without children (nearly 70%) and over 95% of dwellings in the area are units. There are very few stand-alone houses in this area. The Valley is known for great dining and nightlife and is the place to live if you’re really into partying!

The median unit/townhouse price in the Valley in 2009 was $390,000. 

Local Events
Find out about events planned in and around this suburb. You can list your own events in our Brisbane-wide events calendar for free.

Eating and drinking
There are plenty of great dining options in and around Fortitude Valley. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here.

Hit the Brunswick Street Mall. You’ll find great retro boutiques and designer dress shops side by side. Historic McWhirters, on the corner of Wickham and Brunswick Streets, is the major shopping centre for this area.

If you're looking for playgroups, childcare, kindergartens or schools in this area, you'll find them here.

Check out this section for things to do in your spare time. There's sport, leisure activities, local events and more.

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