8.2 out of 10

Beenleigh

Ranked 41st best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.7148342821237 153.197391635305
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Oct 28, 2017

"Good facilities with easy access to major cities on both sides"

Beenleigh is located approximately half way between Brisbane (30 min by car) and the Gold Coast (40 min by car). It's identified as a Principal Activity Centre by Logan City Council which means the Council is undertaking significant steps to develop Beenleigh through both private and public investment and by making it easier for businesses to invest in the town (rezoning and reduced fees). It serves as a government and business centre for the region and will be the main business centre for the Yatala Enterprise Area, which is the largest zoned industrial land area in the Gold Coast and the city’s leading industrial precinct.
Currently the Beenleigh courthouse serves as the major courthouse for the southern district and has received funding in the 2017 budget to expand to include a domestic violence court. Many legal service businesses can be seen around the main streets of town, along with cafes, take away shops, clothing, hair dressers and retail. The recently completed town square attaches to the court house and police station, which houses the QLD Police communications centre for the Gold Coast and Logan districts. Beenleigh has a library and events centre which have underground parking. A customer service centre for Logan City Council is located in Beenleigh and there's a Centrelink office here too. It has many fast food options including McDonald's, KFC, Domino's, Red Rooster, Subway and Hungry Jacks (due for completion in late 2017). It also has a Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Big W, Dan Murphys and large Chemist Warehouse. The Woolworths (and Big W), Coles and Aldi are located on opposite sides of the train station which is a little inconvenient. However Woolies/Big W and Coles are located in small/medium sized shopping centres which have underground parking as well, which is good in the rain. Both centres also have those cheap $10 haircut places and $2 discount shops as well. There are a few medical centres around as well as a specialist medical centre in town. Beenleigh and surrounds seem to be cheaper for fuel than most places in between Brisbane and the Gold Coast as well.
With the light rail stage 2 connecting Helensvale to GCUH due to open in Feb 2018. It will soon be possible to board a train at Beenleigh station, swap to light rail at Helensvale station and alight at Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise with a travel time of approximately 50 minutes. Travel time by train to Brisbane city is approximately the same. Services on the Gold Coast rail line are set to increase with the duplication of the Helensvale-Coomera bridge now complete, allowing for 8 trains per hour each way or one every 7.5 minutes.
Beenleigh has a historical village which will be the permanent host for the "Spirits of the Red Sands", a 2.5-hour interactive experience with dinner and dessert buffet, licensed bar, and free transport from Brisbane and Gold Coast. The show is set to open in December 2017 and attract international visitors during the Commonwealth Games and beyond. Australia's oldest rum distellry is located in Beenleigh and is still operational.
Beenleigh is located next to the M1 motorway which connects Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Industrial land around Beenleigh has been reducing as more businesses buy sites due to the location between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, proximity to the motorway, and strong investment confidence from the Logan City Council.
The Beenleigh Summit was recently held to gather ideas to help shape the future of Beenleigh. Results from the summit should be available on the councils website. Beenleigh also has a cycle network in and around the town centre and is looking to expand the current network.
Beenleigh would most identify as a blue collar area with older style housing seen through most of the town, although there has been an increase in unit complexes and new apartment buildings and construction can also be seen around the town. The median house price for a 3 bedroom house in Oct 2017 is currently $325,000. The town reminds me of Blacktown in greater western Sydney before its current development, due to its distance from the capital city, court house, showgrounds (Beenleigh has an annual show similar to EKKA/Easter show/Blacktown show), train station and is a major business, administration and employment centre for the surrounding area. Beenleigh also has an aquatic center (which is about to undergo a $5 million redevelopment to include an indoor heated pool and water play area), baseball fields, netball courts, rugby and cricket grounds and plenty of green open space. Not to mention there are 2 golf courses within 5 minutes and many more within 20 minutes. With the price to buy a house, location and continued investment into the area (including a proposed private hospital and hopefully a cinema). I feel it can develop into something similar to Blacktown where the median house price for 3 bedrooms is currently $715,000. The extra appeal Beenleigh has over Blacktown is it's in between one of Australia's most iconic holiday destinations to the south (including theme parks and beaches) and a growing and vibrant world city to the north, which can both be accessed by car and train; it's right next to the motorway, not far from the coast, and has a subtropical climate. Also it is in the south east Queensland growth corridor where significant investment is taking place, including the massive new Westfield Coomera 20 minutes south and Springwood (the proposed "Parramatta" or second CBD of QLD) 15 minutes north.
Regarding safety and the people, I don't think it's different to anywhere in greater western Sydney, if anything there is more community spirit and decent people around here than most places in western Sydney. It's also a lot less crowded than most places in Sydney (except the KFC for some reason, that's always busy).
The only things Beenleigh is missing is a major shopping centre with cinema, hospital and university/tafe, however all of these can be found 10 minutes drive away.
It will be hard to find lower priced housing with greater prospects in a better location.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
Feb 01, 2017

"Inexpensive, nice parks, but not safe."

I'm a bit stumped by these good reviews. I've lived in suburbs with varying socio economics and I can't say Beenleigh has impressed me at all. I've never felt safe at night and won't even go for an evening stroll. If there was any doubt to this fact then the recent quadruple stabbing at the local Maccas may prove my point. Even in the day time it doesn't feel very safe or friendly, having a courthouse in the middle of the town as well as Parole office means many convicted or alleged criminals need to pass through. Every single house in our street has been broken into and cars have many times been keyed, even acid & paint stripper thrown on them by vandles. It's over 40 minutes away from either brisbanes CBD or the Gold Coast so if you want anywhere interesting to go it's quite a trip.
But I'm not a pessimist... for the pros, there is a large BMX track - not my thing but there's lots of kids that seem to enjoy it. Lots of parks, especially in the neighbouring suburbs like Holmview & Waterford, there's some great Public BBQ spots too. Plenty of schools around to choose from and close to the Logan Hospital. I would never again choose to live here but it is very affordable.
Pros
  • Nice parks nearby
  • Affordable for families
  • Lots of schools
Cons
  • High Crime rate
  • Long drive to the City
  • No decent shops
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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chameleonf When I moved to Beenleigh from Helensvale a few years ago, my parents were worried. A few months later they had they guy go into the Helensvale Maccas and shoot his ex-girlfriend then himself. They had to rethink saying that Beenleigh was dangerous. I think bad things can happen ANYWHERE now. I think there are criminals in every town. Maybe they're just not as well dressed in Beenleigh. Still think it's a great town with loads of potential.
Jun 30, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 15, 2016

"Moving up in the world"

Beenleigh had a stigma about it. We bought here as it was reasonably priced, and u know what? It still is. We have lived here for 7 years and other than rain hoons and the occasional teen party in the neighbourhood the suburb is actually pretty great. With the new town centre and the weekly markets in the centre. Fresh produce and cool homewares are in close proximity.
Ever since the town square was done I feel Beenleigh has so much potential to be a trendy hipster town, waiting for Street are to happen here.
Understated with a town square and quirky old buildings.
I love the Main Street too.
Walking around town is nice. I've also found our counsellor to be quite receptive to suggestions. So if u have suggestions, just contact her like I did.
I would suggest Beenleigh to anyone who wants to feel community spirit, and be willing to get involved in the community.
Pros
  • Great town centre
  • Love the early bird markets
  • The Main Street
  • Good community
  • Great Public Transport
  • Fantastics adventure and bike parks and pathways
Cons
  • Hoons when it rains.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Upscaling at an alarming rate - great place to live - growing with the times"

We have lived here for almost a year and loving it, close to everything and has everything you need, private schools, shops doctors, restaraunts and plenty of gyms and coffee shops. Though before moving here all we heard was bad things, but now we are here we have found it to be nothing but positive. only down falls there are a lot of squeeling tyres but that seems to be standard wherever you go. I did my hairdressing apprenticeship here over 13 years ago and by golly this place has improved by a far, a lot safer and more class now.
Pros
  • good gyms
  • great food - dine out
  • arts & culture
  • Good community
  • Great Public Transport
  • Fantastics adventure and bike parks and pathways
  • Great variety of quality educational facilities
Cons
  • no steak house
  • no skating rink
  • no Westfield
  • No Cinema Complex (10 mins away)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A small town atmosphere near to everything"

Easy and safe place to live,most essential services available
Quick drive to Brisbane or Gold Coast
Lots of work nearby
Pros
  • Good community
  • Great Public Transport
Cons
  • No Cinema Complex (10 mins away)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good Spot to start out"

Have lived in Beenleigh for 5 years and while there has been a couple of hickups with noise from neighbors early on over the last couple of years things have really quietened up. There has allways been an enviable neighborhood spirit in Beenleigh with friendly locals on the whole. Beenleigh enjoys a steady appreciation of house prices, no real boom but also no real busts either just a steady climb. Downsides are no night life but situated half hour to Gold coast or Brisbane that takes care of that.Fresh fruit and vegetables are sorely lacking in Beenleigh and requires traveling outside the general area to source but having a lower than average mortgage more than makes up for this. We have the Hyperdome 10 minutes down the road to take care of most needs on the shopping front. Logan Hospital is 10 minutes drive away and many private hospitals 20-40 minutes away. Beenleigh has coped a bad rap over the years (usually from people who have never lived in the area) but in my opinion feels like its changing as new young families move in and buy. If Theme parks are your thing then we have Movie World, Wet and Wild, Dreamworld all around 20 minutes away. If you love the "Mountains" then Mt Tambourine is a nice half hour drive away with all that gallery drive has to offer, just the thing to do on a hot day. To date while its had its moments I have not regretted moving to Beenleigh and plan to stay around for a while yet.

Added 24th June 2012. Just an update. While disappointed with increases of living expenses (read rates and water). Still happy here. Neighborhood still nice and quiet. Enjoying having just about everything needed close by including cheaper suburbs close by (boy there are some cheap deals to be had) Loving having Jacobs well 20 mins away for launching the boat and having the broadwater at my fingertips. Beenleigh is allowing me to pay the mortgage off pretty quick while allowing me access to decent paid job. Will be happy to hang here for a while yet.
Cons
  • No Cinema Complex (10 mins away)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Where Town and Country meet"

Beenleigh offers a great link between many different locations, catering to many different work / life options.

Beenleigh is only 1/2 an hour to Brisbane, Gold Coast, Moreton Bay and Ipswich. With the surrounding Gold Coast Hinterland and Senic Rim right on our door step too.

Beenleigh offers great transport options, including M1, rail , express rail and Bus travel to Bne and GC making your commute as easy as it can be.

We have many sporting facilities for every sporting interest including, but far from limited to, Archery, Soccer, Net Ball, Basketball, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis Golf, BMX, Fishing, 4WD, Gymnastics, Dancing, Karate and Little Athletics. Many great parks and parklands including fenced dog parks and adventure parks for kids. Wet lands for wild life viewing.

Beenleigh also has many different cultural facilities including 2 local theatre groups , Orchestras, Choirs, Historical Village, Dance Troops, Opera in the cane fields and many different musical groups and festivals on throughout the year. We also have one of the last remaing local Show Grounds hosting a variety of yearly festivals and weekly markets.

Beenleigh is surrounded by many different superb educational facilities, including public, and private, Kindy, Prep, Primary, Special and High schools. Tafe, Griffith Uni and Logan Hospital are only 10 minutes away or a short train trip. What ever you need, we've got it, even, the last Drive in Theatre.

Beenleigh is slowly growing into its potential as a Satalite City right smack in the midle of every thing. With the
Court House in the centre of town, Beenleigh is attracting Legal and Professional services to the area. The first few multi storey office buildings have arrived. You will find just about every finance institution, public service and Shopping requirement is met.

Smart investors are looking down the road and seeing what many of use see. A Thriving business Hub with great living options and options for raising a family . Every thing you need is here or very close by. Even if you crave the country air, that too is only 5minutes away.

I and many of my neighbours find beenleigh to be a great place to work and live....:)
Pros
  • Great variety of quality educational facilities
  • Fantastics adventure and bike parks and pathways
  • Great views from many elevated home sites
  • Good community
  • Great Public Transport
  • New Shopping Centre
Cons
  • No Cinema Complex (10 mins away)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • 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+

"Beenleigh is the place to be..."

I have lived in Beenleigh for 5 years now and what a transformation if have seen. The town and people are friendly with developments for shopping, community and child care really driving the community forward. Close to the M1 and only 30 mins to the gold coast and Brisbane CBD. I love the neighbourhood and the community spirit. It is a great place to raise a family or for singles looking to put their roots down and plan for the future. Beenleigh is certainly the place to be...
Pros
  • New Shopping Centre
  • Great Public Transport
  • Good community
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live for young professionals"

I've been living in Beenleigh for just over 9 years now, I moved here straight out of high school. The job opportunities in Beenleigh and the surrounding areas is better than that of the inner city suburbs. After 4 years in retail I gained exceptional customer service skills and used them to land myself a career as a professional real estate agent. Living in Beenleigh gave me these opportunities. I also have 3 children who have the best of everything including schools, sporting facilities and transport. I've never been to a place that has more opportunites for young people and fantastic facilities for our older generations as well. Beenleigh has everything I need for life here and I only ever go out of town if I want to go to the beach, to the hyperdome shopping (and I dont like shopping so not very often) or into the city for a night out at the casino.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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+

"Comfortable Convenient"

Great area in terms of access to facilities. Still has a charm about it missing from many other suburbs. Sunday markets at the showground are good and Tambouine Mountain with all this area offers is only half an hour away. Centrally located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast Beenleigh with access via Freeway west towards Esk and on the junction of the Mount Cotton Road for travel east Beenleigh is central to every major compass direction... something no other suburb can boast. Great for working couples!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Once a Beaut Country Town, Now Moving up into 21st Centuary but with charm & Class"

I have lived here for 24 yrs. First built house in Herses Road, Eagleby. It was mainly bush ,so I have seen some big changes over the years. As to lacking fruit & vege supplies , well you need to go along to our sunday markets at Beenleigh Show Grounds for all our local produce & support our farmers. There is always plenty to do at the local theatre, pcyc with great programs & gym. The local restaurant "Serranos has the best mexican".Plenty to do at the Doug Larsen Park ,better known as the duck park, where you can enjoy a bbq or sit back ,relax and watch the kids play. Come live in Beenleigh it's the place to be.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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