Located approximately 3km from the Brisbane CBD, Bowen Hills is a mix of light industrial, commercial and some residential property. The suburb has been ear-marked by Brisbane City Council for future urban renewal. The popularity of the suburb is largely due to its proximity to the city. Surrounding suburbs such as Lutwyche, Albion and Windsor provide services such as schools and shopping facilities for residents of Bowen Hills.
The local retail stores in the area are supplemented by larger retail chains in Lutwyche Shopping Centre and slightly further away in the Stafford City and Brookside Shopping Centres. Bowen Hills is about 3km from Brisbane’s CBD. 57% of households consist of couples without children, 23% are couples with children and 26% are lone person households. 64% of dwellings in this area are units and 21% are stand-alone houses.The stand-alone houses are usually on medium sized blocks and tend to be wooden with a tin roof.