9.3 out of 10

Boondall

Ranked 12th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3520385186788 153.074687176398
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • 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 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 07, 2017

"Excellent living and leasure options. Close to Sandgate so captures cooling sea breezes in summer."

Fantastic cycling. Wetlands, Entertainment centre and cycle paths linking those areas with Sandgate and Redcliffe.
Pros
  • Quiet, secluded.
  • Transport, good access.
  • Affordable, good sized blocks
  • Still affordable.
  • Good Neighbourhood Watch / Awareness
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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+

"Boondall the place to be"

Situated approximately 20 km north of Brisbane near Moreton Bay, almost half way between Brisbane and the coastal city of Redcliffe. Bounded on the north by Deagon, Sandgate and Shorncliffe, on the east by Nudgee and Nudgee Beach, on the south by Banyo, Geebung and Virginia and on the west by Taigum and Zillmere.

The Boondall Wetlands are located in the east of the suburb. These internationally significant wetlands contain more than 1000 hectares of protected area that provide habitat to a wide range of animals including more than 190 species of birds.

2 train stations Buses
Its local school is Boondall State School that has received numerous awards for their educational programs (e.g. ELF Literacy Program). The Internationally recognised and acclaimed Nudgee College that has seen seven Rhodes scholars is also situated at the edge of the suburb
Pros
  • Quiet, secluded.
  • Transport, good access.
  • Affordable, good sized blocks
  • Still affordable.
  • Good Neighbourhood Watch / Awareness
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Really is like a small country town - everyone knows every one in a really friendly way!"

Boondall is a middle family suburb that seems to fly under the radar - it's still relatively affordable to buy, rent and live in the area yet with SO many features and conveniences that should definitely make it even more popular in future. Known for very loyal residents - many people stay in the one area for years and only move to upsize / downsize. Easy Access to the Gateway, Boat Ramp & Cafes at Sandgate up the road. Multiple Childcare & Reputable Schools both public & private. Train Station is easy to get to with plenty of parking. Handful of little shops and bakerys but only a few sets of lights to Taigum Centro for your major shopping at Woolworths. Generally nice big blocks - pet & kid friendly with off leash areas off College Way & on Beams Rd. They're all good pockets in Boondall & seem endlessly popular for buying and renting. Nothing ever takes long to sell or rent out. Also alot of renovations happening throughout the area, a few newer houses but the street appeal is certainly updating very quickly I've noticed over the last few years. Personally I love working in the area and will definitely be staying a local!
Pros
  • Good Neighbourhood Watch / Awareness
  • Pet Friendly - Off Leash Areas
  • Quiet, secluded.
  • Transport, good access.
  • Affordable, good sized blocks
  • Still affordable.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great up-coming suburb with all you could ask for"

I enjoy Boondall for its ready access to a whole range of things: 12 minutes to the domestic and international airports, 3 minutes to the Gateway to head north or south, train line to the city (30mins), and plenty of local shops big or small.

The block sizes are generally bigger than surrounding suburbs and are more established having not suffered the general blanket clearing most developers now do.

Overall a great, affordable suburb for young families and retirees alike.
Pros
  • Affordable, good sized blocks
  • Quiet, secluded.
  • Transport, good access.
Cons
  • Needs some 'adventure' playgrounds
  • More take-away dining options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A hidden secret in my opinion."

We recently returned to the Northside of Brisbane and chose Boondall due to the fact you get a little more house for your money. The additional benefits include public transport, , quiet surrounds, access to both Gold and Sunshine Coast plus being 15 minutes to the airport is wonderful (frequent travellers). Taigum Centro is nearby and there is a new IGA currently being built at Sue's Corner. College Green Estate is safe and quiet, everyone is generally house proud and we rarely see overgrown lawns - at least not in our section. The Entertainment Centre is within walking distance and hosts some fabulous events. There is also beautiful picnic areas and a lake inside the Entertainment complex. Virginia is close for all your superstore needs i.e. furniture, outdoors. Sandgate is also just up the road if you like the bay area. All in all, a good location, quiet & safe. The only downside for me if that the exterior fencing of the College Green Estate is starting to fall over and look ratty which doesn't give a good impression of the area from the outside which is a shame, because it is much different inside the estate.
Pros
  • Quiet, secluded.
  • Transport, good access.
  • Still affordable.
Cons
  • Not many playgrounds.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Come move here, we will be suprised"

Have lived in Boondall over 20 years. Have moved twice, but love the area too much too move out of the suburb. All my children have grown up in the area. Boondall is a great suburb to live. The area is very quiet and safe to live as a single person or raising the family. It has easy access to public and private schools, public transport, local shops, and major shopping centres. Travelling to or from the city by car, of course at peak hour traffic time can be annoying. But really this problem would be happenng to all suburbs at peak hour times. There are dog parks in the College Green Estate and plenty of other parks for the family to walk around, play or just relax and enjoy the wild life. Mulbeam Park is great for the family on the weekends. The Entertainment Centre and the Wetlands are easy access for other entertainment. The local bakery at Sue's Corner has fantastic food and the service is great.
Just wished we had ADSL2 in the College Green Estate and the trains ran a bit more often between 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday's on the Shorncliffe line.
People thinking of buying property in Boondall,think about this suburb. You would not be disappointed.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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