Brisbane has a couple of older suburbs and one of them is West End. This place is in a peninsula along with Highgate Hill and South Brisbane. What make West End recognizable are the indigenous communities due to varied migrants. Through the years, the people here have established identities typical of a West End local. Apart from cultural diversity, you will also notice a wide ranging cuisine in coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants. The food is one reason why many keep coming back and even live here for good.
For every tourist and local, transportation is an important aspect. In West End, your feet can be the best transport you can use for exploring the area. You can walk to some attractions such as Dutton Park which is located closely. There are also cabs that you can catch to quickly go to other amazing attractions. High frequency buses also run to the city and the Citycat ferry that moves to the university to Hamilton and Saint Lucia. If you want to a faster way to go to southern suburbs for more fun you can take the South Brisbane Railway Station.
Many of West End’s visitors especially university students frequently come here on Saturdays between six in the morning and two in the afternoon at Davies Park where the Markets are held. The Brisbane Vintage Fashion Fairs also take place in the same park.
West End, a proud local community has a great neighborhood with a distinctive lifestyle. Living here would be nice since everything is very much accessible and the people are hospitable to visitors. Art lovers can surely appreciate the beauty of this suburb with its bountiful theaters and galleries that bring a creative feel of the place.
The culturally diverse suburb of West End can be best enjoyed by looking at a lot of small and unique businesses surrounding it. As mentioned, it has a wide ranging culture thereby businesses here are varied as well. When you are here make sure to visit some of its international food establishments such as a Vietnamese bakery, a Greek fish chips factory, and many more.
In terms of housing facilities, West End is dominated by houses. Here you can see cute homes with tanks for rainwater, chicken coops or vegetable patches on their backyards. However, with its growing population, new apartment units have recently sprung up and a majority of them are located riverfronts. Nonetheless, it does not matter what you live at in West End because with its vague quality, you will surely feel like home here.
West End is a great place to be at for tourists who want to witness a great clash of cultures and a place where the old meets the new.