9.1 out of 10

Algester

Ranked 47th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6135213892976 153.031532136191
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

1/5
Feb 10, 2017

"Not welcoming"

My first impressions of Algester were not good. Went to look at a rental and as soon as I got out of my car there were a group of people yelling out their window from their apartment at me, whistling at me, and trying to get me to go up there. Their presentation wasn't great and the skulls hanging from their window turned me completely off considering renting anywhere near them.
Cons
  • lack of shopping options
  • Traffic noise
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and friendly"

I live at the southern end of Algester that boarders Calamvale and Parkinson. I absolutely love where I live. The neighbours are friendly and quiet. The local shopping area (Supa IGA, the medical centre and Chemist etc) are fantastic and are very friendly and helpful.
The city bus service can not be faulted. There are plenty of childcare services and three local schools. Two gyms nearby and a pool.
Easy quick access to the Gold Coast and or the airport and Sunshine Coast via the Logan motorway.
Pros
  • Great Public Transportq
  • Quiet and safe
  • nice, clean and friendly neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Just moved here"

Just moved here, Really nice neighborhood, safer and clean, 130 and 135 bus directly connected to CBD and garden city. However despite of the lack of shopping and entertainment facilities, the traffic noise have become my major problem, Ever morning start at 4am, that car and truck just making noise that hit thru your window, at 5am Corvus and birds join the party, rly annoying, now I am thinking to build a soundproofing fence around my house.
Pros
  • nice, clean and friendly neighborhood
  • reasonable price compare to sunnybank and sunnybank hills
  • direct bus connection, even it takes almost an hour to CBD
Cons
  • Traffic noise
  • lack of shopping options
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb to live in"

Algester is a fantastic suburb to live in. I have lived in the area for the last 16 years attending Algester Primary School and being a part of the Algester Little Athletics Club and am not looking to move anywhere anytime soon. Having schools, shops, parks, cafes all within a short distance, very frequent buses to take you directly into the city. Located in a quiet pocket of South Brisbane it is only a 20 minute drive into the city or 40 minutes to the Gold Coast.
Pros
  • Lot of good shops
  • Great Public Transportq
  • Close to City
  • Quiet and safe
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly safe community"

Close to everything. Very handy for those last minute things (IGA). Great for catching the bus. Nice little eatery places nearby. Gym, parks, schools, kinders, shopping centres etc. Great for raising a family and nice and quiet, no trouble what so ever. Tidy. Quite, safe, close to the city. Central to almost everything the list goes on!
Pros
  • Lot of good shops
  • Great Public Transportq
  • Close to City
  • Quiet and safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely, Peaceful, and Convienient place"

Close to everything! Quite, friendly, and good public transport service!
Pros
  • Lot of good shops
  • Great Public Transportq
  • Quiet and safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb for family"

It is a great established suburb for raising a family. With good parks around, and quiet at night. Plenty of medical centres around, and Woolies and IGA are around the corner.
Pros
  • Quiet and safe
  • Lot of good shops
Cons
  • Buses doesn't cover all the area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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5/5
2yrs+

"A fantastic neibourhood"

A very good place to live and enjoy
Pros
  • Close to City
  • Great Public Transportq
  • Lot of good shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close and convenient to the CBD"

Algester is a quiet suburb, but has fantastic public transport straight to the City and lots of local shops.
Pros
  • Close to City
  • Great Public Transportq
  • Lot of good shops
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice area close to everything"

Great for families, close to schools, parks, bike tracks, shops, public transport ect

Yes its an older area however it gives a great balance of activity and of quiet living. No pretensious fakes here - just real people people living in a great community. And great property value to boot
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Amazing Quite place"

Its a great place for a family to live. Quite, friendly and a great place with shopping centres close by, school, day care, parks and of all a great neighbourhood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"excellent place to live"

perfect bus services to city , friendly neighborhood, easy to shopping center.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 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 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A don't find this area very welcoming"

5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great balance"

Living here is great. I find Algester to be smack in the middle of the City, Airport and Gold Coast. With motorways and major roads handy, getting places is always quick and easy. There is also a bus every ten minutes ot the City, so you don't even have to check your bus schedule, just go to the bus stop, there will be a bus. Heaps of schools and childcare is available. To me Algester provides just the right blend and balance of good things to make it a great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Algester

1

Helicia St

4.5/5
"Perfect place to live"
-27.61864 153.024
2

Silkwood St

3.5/5
"Dont know what to say"
-27.61429772 153.028612505

Unranked Streets in Algester

Satinwood St

4.5/5
"Close Knit St"
-27.61155 153.03956
"RAT RUN - very busy street"
-27.603442 153.036377

Algester Rd

3.5/5
"Close to Facillities and Very Convenient"
-27.622709098 153.0311943165

Ridgewood Rd

4.5/5
"Close To Schools and Transport"
-27.6129846161 153.039445185
-27.614497503 153.0289949955
"Fantastic little Cul-de-Sac"
-27.604744 153.037476
-27.6082103139 153.0295687314

Owenia St

4/5
-27.622462 153.0252