Birkdale, QLD 4159

4.7(13 reviews)

Ranked 7th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

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  • Schools
  • Public transport
  • Clean & green
  • Safe and sound
  • Childcare

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Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Fashion Conscious

Reviews of Birkdale, QLD

"A great area for younger couples working in the CBD who want a bit more space"

We have lived here for a couple of months now after escaping the inner city. To say we are a lot more relaxed and laid back out here is an understatement. It's amazing to be able to go grocery shopping and not have to fight for a car park or push our way through crowds. The parks at either end of the esplanade are amazing spots for a BBQ. The express train is 45 minutes to the city. There is a great craft beer bar near the main shops with this amazing British fish and chips place next to it, makes a good stop off after getting off the train after work on a Friday. Also just down the road from here is the main strip on Wellington Point.

Full disclosure, we (young couple with no kids yet) just bought a house out here, so feel free to take my praise with a grain of salt. But there are many things to love about the area. Houses are on good sized blocks, this was a big factor for us. We were initially looking a bit closer in (Wakerley and Tingalpa) but all the newer developments seemed to be shoeboxes on 400sqm blocks which I just don't think makes for nice neighbourhoods. We drove out a bit further to Birkdale to check it out and realised pretty quickly that it was a better area - and much better for commuting to the city (bc of the train line) despite the extra distance out.

The council also seems to support this idea of more green space, having fought for the right to buy 62ha of federal land off Birkdale Road, which was on the brink of being sold off to property developers, on which they will be building the Birkdale Community Precinct.

Being bayside, it's also significantly cooler than the inner city and western suburbs during summer, as we get a sea breeze forming most days. Just something more to consider as temperatures continue to creep up over the next 10 years.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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alfredbrandon
alfredbrandon
5th September 2019

"Great suburb"

Birkdale is a great suburb on the Bayside, close to the water & clean and tidy neighbourhood.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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cobrajet08
cobrajet08
9th April 2019

"Good suburb for living and investment!"

A Great booming suburb - Birkdale is positioned on one of Brisbane's major connectors, a short drive to the Bay, Capalaba and Carindale Mega shopping precincts, and within a quick zip of Brisbane City.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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johnylancer
johnylancer
28th March 2019

"Excellent Suburb"

Excellent suburb, surrounded by great properties and close to shop at Wellington point and Capalaba

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Great place to live and raise a family"

Great place to live and raise a family with good schools. Very well positioned for activities such as shopping, sports, water front leisure, entertainment, public transport and airport.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Pretty suburb"

I live in the neighbouring suburb, Alex Hills but have been really impressed by Birkdale as well. There are some lovely houses in Birkdale and everyone seems to be very house proud. There are a few great dog parks and bush walks near Valentine Rd. Not to mention, it is close to Cleveland and Wello which have some great eating options and Capalaba shops.

Great for

  • Clean suburb
  • Nice houses
  • Community spirit

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
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"Green leafy suburb"

Looks like a nice area, we drove around Birkdale looking at rental houses, hoping to find something here or nearby Wellington Point, or Thorneside. Lovely canal and waterways and a dog friendly off leash area on the Esplanade.

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"Great place to invest."

Peaceful on the water.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Average suburb"

Average suburb tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane CBD. Quite pricey homes in the area yet every so often affordable houses pop up. Limited demographic more suitable for families and retirees.

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"A very handy location for everyone"

Birkdlale is close to transport, schools, shops, a gym, cinemas, major shopping centre. It is a 7 minute drive to the waterfront. It is in a very convenient location. It is a short ten minute drive to Manly and Wynnum.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"A great area, close to everything"

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  • Families with kids
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"A lovely suburb on the shores of Moreton Bay"

A lovely, friendly, family orientated suburb close to the waterfront. We enjoy daily strolls along the waterfront and around Aquatic Paradise. Many great parks close by. Beautiful Wellington Point reserve just down the road and the shops at Capalaba just 5 mins away in the car. Great restaurants and cafes at Wellington Point and Cleveland.

We've really noticed how friendly it is around here since moving the area 6 months ago. Far enough from the city to feel like its own separate town, but close enough to commute everyday. And also on the train line.

Nice local shopping centre at Birkdale Fair with a Woolies, cafes, chemist, medical centre etc. And great schools and plenty of daycare centres - the perfect suburb for families.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Quiet leafy area, close to transport and shops"

Just out of the mainstream, close to the bayside, major shopping areas. A short drive to Cleveland and Wellington Point for a coffee or a meal by the water. Easy access to the city, or to the Gateway - leading to Sunshine and Gold Coasts.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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