Cannon Hill was named after Cannon Hill House which stood in Lytton Road from 1867 - 1927 and was home to the Weedon family. It is a well placed suburb with lots of facilities including the large shopping centres on the corner of Creek Road and Wynnum Road and Carindale Shopping Centre also very close by. Along Meadowlands Road in neighbouring Carina are the Minnippi Parklands, a popular area for canoeing, bushwalking and BBQs and home to a variety of native wildlife including a large population of squirrel gliders. The suburb is ideally situated for travel both north via the Gateway Bridge and Motorway and to the eastern bayside suburbs of Wynnum and Manly, which are only a short drive away. Cannon Hill is about 6km from the Brisbane CBD. 40% of households are made up of couples without children, 39% are couples with children and 17% are single parent families. 88% of the dwellings in this area are stand-alone houses. This area is surrounded by bush and has older weatherboard homes with well-established gardens.