7.8 out of 10

Acacia Ridge

Ranked 183rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5841 153.01836
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 29, 2017

"Excellent location"

Close to everywhere, reasonable price of house, clean and green. Good for family area.
Pros
  • Close to everywhere
  • Green and lots of trees
  • Friendly
  • Quiet
  • Affordable first house buyers/ investors
  • Neat and Tidy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Jan 09, 2017

"Grub Central Alright!"

I live here, wish I didn't at the moment. Too many aboriginals and I don't care if that's racist because they give themselves a bad name. Running around the streets in gangs with petrol containers and swearing. Outside 24/7, kids feral running wild. Noisy at night and also a lot of Asians that do not obey when you tell them simple tasks.
Pros
  • Green and lots of trees
Cons
  • Public transport is limited to a few buses but train station is reasonably close and a new train station is planned for Acacia Ridge in 2015
  • Sandy Beach needs to be re-opened- (wasn't that place fun!)
  • They need to re-open that library already!
SharleenD
SharleenD I wish you didn't live here either , Asians that don't obey simple tasks - really! Maybe they are just too smart to take orders from a bigot.
I haven't seen any gangs, not sure which area of Acacia Ridge you are talking about
There are a lot of people with dark skin at the park on weekends in Watson road- I have spoke to some of them - lovely people from a church group who meet up in the park with their family's.

I haven't heard any noise at night and I walk my dog around, single women and I feel safe.
Not sure which area op is in but its not my area of acacia ridge.

You will always get some bad people in the suburb but usually it's outwayed by the good. For me racist people are not the people I want in my suburb so if Jipn doenst like acacia ridge and wants to leave that would be an improvement to the ridge.
Jun 25, 2017
yluu
yluu What is wrong with you Jipn? Obey you? lol you're a joke. You're giving yourself a bad name you miserable soul.
Nov 17, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
May 17, 2016

"Best kept secret in Brisbane"

I rented a house here, loved it so much I brought the house. My street is so wonderful I know all my beighbours by name. Christmas and Halloween and huge as everyone goes all out on the decorations. My neighbours are always helping me out with projects on the house.

I fee really safe and have no problem walking my dog at night. I am located 10 mins drive from Tooey and Karathawa Forest so I often go for bush walks in the morning before work. The pool is excellent with really good cheap classes, it has two indoor pools so can be used year round.

There are regular buses and it takes me 8 mins to drive to coopers plains station. I have never had a problem finding a park at coopers plains.

Aldi has just opened up in the suburb which is really nice. Acacia Rodge is only 15ks from the city, it takes me 20-25 mins to drive right into the city. It takes me 10 mins to get to garden city. The house prices are really reasonable, however I have noticed they are going up.

I love this suburb, I love my street and my neighbours, I can't see myself moving for a very long time.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Green and lots of trees
  • Quiet
  • Affordable first house buyers/ investors
  • Neat and Tidy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
kenishaa
kenishaa Hi Sharleen! I would love to get your feedback on the best streets/pockets to look into buying? We're looking at buying when we move back to QLD and have seen some well priced homes - however I'm only really familiar with North Brisbane suburbs.

Thanks!!!!
Nisha
May 31, 2017
SharleenD
SharleenD Hi Nisha, I have only just seen this, so I hope this is not too late- the area that encompasses Hemsworth, Dunkeld, Wakely, Colborne, Oxley streets is the best area. The pocket over behind Woolworths is pretty good as well. Some pockets that are still a bit rough are Emily street - the side near Watson road, this has a lot of rentals:ex govey houses and people don't seem to care , but it is improving as they are sold to people who do them up. Also parts of Bellamy street arnt so good at the moment. It seems that the areas down near paradise road can have some issues. But I think this is all changing really rapidly. People are starting to realise how good acacia ridge is, prices seem to have gone up by $50k in the last year so if you are buying I would buy soon.
Jun 24, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Anything and everything you want you can find."

Sweet suburb, there is a shop for anything you need. If you need to go further than Rocklea, Coopers Plains or Calamvale then you haven't searched hard enough. I have lived here for many years and have never had a bad experience. Lots of small businesses around and everyone is very friendly.
Pros
  • Close to ANYTHING you need.
  • Friendly
  • Green and lots of trees
  • Quiet
  • Affordable first house buyers/ investors
  • Neat and Tidy
Cons
  • Public transport is limited to a few buses but train station is reasonably close and a new train station is planned for Acacia Ridge in 2015
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love it"

I grew up in Acacia Ridge and my parents bought a house there back in 1994 and are still there now. Despite whispers back in the day just because it's on the southside, it's a very safe, family orientated suburb. Friendly smiley people. Houses have defintely improved since the early-mid 90's. Lots of renovations being done to houses left, right and centre. Children still play hopscotch on the street rather then cooped up on the computer (I was one of them when I was a kid, a while ago now!) We've never had a break in or seen anything dodgy. Defintely an NRL loving neighbourhood. Many people have Broncos flags on there cars, or even on there windows. However, I have seen some Rabbitoh's, Eels and Storm flags of late. Close to it's own shopping centre (Elizabeth Street Shops). Big park. Ice-skating ring and water park (like a minature Wet'n'Wild) very close. Soccer club near-by also. Many great childhood memories. All it needs is to re-open that library which closed down!
Pros
  • Affordable first house buyers/ investors
  • Neat and Tidy
  • Close to doctors, dentists, shops
  • Friendly
  • Green and lots of trees
  • Quiet
Cons
  • They need to re-open that library already!
  • Sandy Beach needs to be re-opened- (wasn't that place fun!)
  • Public transport is limited to a few buses but train station is reasonably close and a new train station is planned for Acacia Ridge in 2015
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Chris Burkhardt
Chris Burkhardt they closed the libary because it was sinking
Sep 18, 2017
Chris Burkhardt
Chris Burkhardt also sandys was always sketchy.. it was nicer but always sketchy
Sep 18, 2017
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good for a first home to get your foot in the door, but that's about it."

Cons
  • Public transport is limited to a few buses but train station is reasonably close and a new train station is planned for Acacia Ridge in 2015
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good Suburb"

We moved here about 2 years ago and it reminds me of the neighbourhoods we grew-up in as a kid: lots of trees, families and friendly neighbours. The house prices are very affordable and so we really don't spend much more on living than we were when we were renting (in a more expensive suburb). We love to go running around the neighbourhood and I (as a young female) never feel unsafe. A great place to start-out as a young couple - we had always planned to only stay 12 months but we love it now and can't imaging leaving.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Friendly
  • Green and lots of trees
Cons
  • Public transport is limited to a few buses but train station is reasonably close and a new train station is planned for Acacia Ridge in 2015
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"A Great Place to Live....Merchiston Street"

What a great place to live. Super Convenient to everything we need. Prices on the homes in Acacia Rdg are still well priced for the first home buyer trying to enter the market or for people looking for a good investment property. We have raised our kids here and have always been impressed by the amount of great local parks available and by the friendly people we share our street with. It still surprises us with the amount of bird life we see here. Everything from flocks of Cockatoos and parrots in our iron bark tree in the back yard to feeding pier butcher birds and Kookaburras with the kids on the back deck. Pretty amazing really concidering we're so close to the centre of Brisbane City. Only complaint really would be sometimes we get poor mobile phone receiption in our street.....but sometimes that's not a bad thing!!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Acacia Ridge

1

Antrim Street

4.5/5
"Close to everywhere, nice area for family"
-27.5934639355 153.0195420137
2

Farrar Street

4.5/5
"Great for a families and entering the property market"
-27.5928680015 153.0207304666
3

Oswin Street

3.5/5
"Great quiet suburb"
-27.5842312273 153.0280524294

Unranked Streets in Acacia Ridge

"Quiet Little Street"
-27.5778398778 153.026809335
"Very quiet area with everything you need within walking distance. "
-27.5925657656 153.0276699388
"Quiet, friendly street in an established neighbourhood."
-27.57851 153.02919

Alroy Street

4.5/5
"The only nice street in Acacia Ridge!"
-27.5930268034 153.0217413346