8.7 out of 10

Arana Hills

Ranked 81st best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3965633331266 152.955227423537
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
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  • Retirees
  • Singles
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Reviews

1/5
Feb 12, 2016

"Nice spot but not enough infrastructure"

We liked living here but found it a bit too far from town. Can get very hot in Summer also.
Cons
  • Lack of infrastructure
  • Too far from town
  • LImited public transport
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A friendly neighborhood"

We've lived in Arana Hills for 10 years now and from the day we moved in it has felt like home. It is quiet, the neighbours are friendly and we have everthing we could want at our fingertips ie. Shops, restaurants, gyms, parks schools, public transport etc this list goes on. In other good news given bonetrees ridiculous evaluation of the place the chances of running into him or her are virtually zero in Arana Hills, making it THE place to be!
Pros
  • Has everthing you could want nearby.
  • Quiet, leafy, affordable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"This place is the PITS!"

This is one of the worst areas in Brisbane. Drunken lunatics on the streets every weekend night, slightest rain and the place floods. Ticks, lice, spiders you name Arana Hills has got, and the people are rude and unfriendly. Overpriced avoid at all costs.
neil72
neil72 lice? how can a suburb have lice. i saw a few cane toads once there too.
2yrs+
DaveA16
DaveA16 I wouldnt trust this reviewer's comments. For one, with the major rain we had recently, I noticed very little flooding. The occasional water across the road which was so slight you could still drive through. Ticks and lice, I have not come across. Spiders yes, but I've never lived in a place where you don't get spiders. Rude and unfriendly, sounds like the reviewer because I have not come across anyone. As for overpriced, although I consider everywhere overprice, you need to compare this with other suburbs of Brisbane.
2yrs+
sobinacz
sobinacz I am not sure what part of Arana Hills does this person live in but in my part of Arana Hills I didn't even know there were floods in Brisbane until I turned on the tv, the creek was swollen but nothing to talk about. And ticks and lice and spiders? - perhaps you should spend at least a few hours a week to clean your house. The Arana Hills I know is a good area, lots of parks around, my place is walking distance to a creek where I can take my dog and listen to the song of Bell birds, quiet neighbours and lots of facilies (doctors, dentists, restaurants, video stores, takeaways, small shopping centre and anything else you need). The train is walking distance away and there are few schools around too. Suitable for families and there are also a lot of elders living in this area.
2yrs+
brynndg
brynndg I dont agree. Recently when Brisbane and 3/4 of the state of QLD flooded, Arana hills remained dry. I have never seen lice anywhere except in a cheap overseas motel. I suggest lice would specific to that home only. Cane toads are around expecially during summer rains. Considering prices in the surrounding suburbs of Bridgeman downs and Chermside for example, Arana hills is very affordable.
2yrs+
broodon
broodon Sorry bonetree, absolute rubbish review! Have lived in Ferny Hills most of my life and been in and out of Arana Hills, where are the drunken lunatics? there is only the Arana Hills Leagues Club???? this place did not flood during the last Brisbane floods and most places have ticks, lice and spiders. Seems to me, you didn't keep your house clean???? People are friendly, not rude. Don't listen to this reviewer........
2yrs+
OZLocal
OZLocal Was considering Arana Hills, but this review has put me off. Is it really true?
2yrs+
Seabird
Seabird All leafy areas in Brisbane has ticks. They cost up to $3000 to treat. See your vet or pet store to purchase tick collars and preventative drops. Do not buy these without advice as some drops and collars aren't compatible and will poison your dog or mog. Finally take out insurance with pet plan as they're the only insurer that covers paralysis tick. They live in long grass and vegetation. Keep dog out of vegetation and check them daily. Cost of treatment is horrendous and they'll die without it. Partner spent $4500 last year on bills when his cat and fog got one each within a few days of each other. It cost me $300 for my dog thanks to the insurance. Got this despite collar and drops but they do reduce that chances. Live in the gap and moving to Arana or Ferny Hills shortly cos prepared to manage ticks. Spiders? Part of living simewhere nice! Fit fly screens and you'll get next to none indoors. Snakes however ARE around. Just a question of choice really. Rather feel closer to nature and manage the risks.
2yrs+
Sabcdefgh
Sabcdefgh This is funny....imagine choosing a suburb based on whether it has lice. I live here...we have a large variety of birds, lovely neighbors, an amazing rainforest outlook on a huge block of cheap land. It will flood here, if you live on a creek, but most of us live on hills...arana hills. Oh, and not seen any lice or ticks yet....though a few spiders.
2yrs+
Seabird
Seabird http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/09/19/3593528.htm

http://www.animaloptions.com.au/index.php?page=paralysis-ticks

Steph, my post was letting people know that when they move to the area, which I was planning on doing myself from The Gap (which has similar ecology) they need to protect their pets. Not that they shouldn't move there, unless really this worries them. There may be people out there for whom this is a consideration, I guess. Just because we don't see it like that doesn't mean others won't.

Even for people like me whose lives and jobs are built around the environment and science, this can still catch us out. Even if we can save a single owner from naivety forcing them to a decision to have a pet euthanised from a tick because the treatment is so horrendous without insurance, it is a life saved and suffering alleviated. That was the sole intention of my post, Steph. Pet Plan is the only insurer to offer this. Have a word with the local vet and ask whether my post is hilarious and how many animals died in this area in the last two years. Watching three out of the four or our beloved pets between myself and my partner with their back legs paralysed (in my case even after applying preventative treatment) and having terrible trouble breathing, and no idea for 48 hours after admission to the emergency vets as to their likely survival was not funny at all. It was in contrast one of the most upsetting experiences I have been through, and yes I did consider moving somewhere less green for their sake because the chance of catching a tick is evidently so high here that three out of our four animals contracted one. I have since removed them early when I find them in their coat. I now accept that we need to check our animals each day, as well as protect them using the correct insecticides, and that this is I feel a secret well shared to save suffering all round.

The Hills area got hammered by ticks in the last two years, largely due to the increase rainfall. They are not LICE, lice give people a few bites and potential for louse-borne fever which is unpleasant. There are two types of TICKS in the area. Neither will paralyse an adult human, though they can make youngsters pretty poorly and have a reduced paralytic effect. Only one type (unsurprisingly labelled the paralysis tick) causes paralysis, and does so relatively quickly in dogs and cats. They inhabit vegetation where they are very small (a couple of millimetres across - see link above), so you won't see them until they engorge themselves on you pooch's or mog's blood supply. Each time I have had to take one of the animals to the Emergency Vets (we have always run into this when we get home from work) in the half hour or so we were there, there were at least two or three other dogs there at the same time with the same problem, and at least another two or three owners walking out as we were, in tears.

Best response you can give on here - if you have any concerns, or wish to seek advice on ticks contact your local vet.
2yrs+
Sabcdefgh
Sabcdefgh I didn't say your comment about ticks was funny. The one about lice was funny. Thats why i wrote "imagine choosing a suburb based on whether it has lice."
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Arana Hills - an undervalued area"

The area is quiet and friendly with a low crime rate and an abundance of parks, national parks and schools. perfectly suited for families or those which just like to live in a quieter area but who travel daily to the CBD. The nearby national parks ensure plenty of birdlife and clear air as opposed to the smog and traffic noise associated with living in town. The local shopping centre has just been upgraded which has almost everything you could need. Larger department stores can be found in one of the quieter major shopping complexes nearby at Brookside shopping centre. Internet and television reception is perfect. Addittionally, Arana Hills was one of the few places in which remained dry during the recent floods which inundated the majority of the state of QLD.
Pros
  • Quiet, leafy, affordable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Very Leafy suburb, yet still close to Brisbane CBD"

We moved to Arana Hills 10 years ago when we bought our first house, as it was what we could afford then. We like the area so much and when we were upgrading our home, we decided to stay in the area. Lots of parks and reserves, this makes the area feels "green" as if you are in the hinterland.... Brookside, Stafford and Chermside shopping Centre all less than 15 minutes away. Brisbane CBD is only 20 minutes by car. Bunya State Forrest is also on your doorstep. Compared to other suburbs within the same distance to the CBD, this is definately gives you value for your money. Check it out for yourself....
Pros
  • Quiet, leafy, affordable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"one of the nicest suburbs within the 15 Km boundary of the city"

arana hills is a great little undiscoved suburb of brisbane. nestled in between the city and the hills, it has everything right at your doorstep. plenty of shopping, schools, transport and all within 20 minutes of the city. arana hills is a booming suburb with big plans for the future. well worth a visit for those wanting to live close to the city but also wanting the peace and tranquility it has to offer. would highly recommend for singles, families, couples and retires. arana hils has it all.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable, convenient and friendly"

We moved our family here over a year ago and could not think of a better spot to live. The houses are affordable and you also get a decent size yard for the kids to play in. Only 12km to the city. Easy walk to Grovely railway station or catch a bus (although buses are not direct from Arana Hills - as far as I know). State and catholic schools close by as well as shopping complexes such as Kmart plaza and Brookside shopping center. Also has plenty of takeaways and restaurants. Also has local medical center, dentist, chemists, physio, pathology, gym, video, bakery, arana leagues club and the list goes on.
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 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"close to city leafy family enviroment"

we as a family have lived here in yakki crt arana hills for 4 years, great family area with lots of parks and close to schools a real hidden gem.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Superb spot for retirement or families"

We moved here six years ago, intending to stay for one year - we are still here and very happy - that must say it all !
Our street is friendly, quiet and feels a very safe spot to live - we have all local facilities with Arana, Keperra and Brookside shopping centres.
CBD is only 12 Kms with Grovely Station within walking distance and Ferny Grove a little further, giving easy commute to Brisbane City.
At the same time we have the Pine Rivers library in our street and a couple of parks at the rear - Keperra Golf Course nearby (rated Brisbane's No: 7) and easy access to Bunya Forest and cycle tracks very close.
Summing up - a safe and quiet area, with all amentities close by - very suitable for families or retirees.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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