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    Milton, Brisbane (0-5km)

Rent: apartment rents are in the mid range to expensive range

Vibe: blonde bling vs old style creatives

Location: River, Inner city, Near Uni of Qld, Near QUT/Shillington

Once upon a time Milton attracted creative, alternative types. These days they are an endangered species. In recent years, this partially industrial, partially residential suburb has seen more apartments spring up, bringing with them childless professionals. Milton is home to the XXXX Brewery, Suncorp Stadium and dozens of good cafes, bars and restaurants. (More info below and to your left <<<)

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