9.5 out of 10

Brookwater

Ranked 1st best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6530263707945 152.897134076087
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Internet Access
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Reviews

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Dec 12, 2016

"Love this little pocket of paradise! Recently voted 2nd best place to live in Brisbane!"

Great family area - isn't cheap if you can afford it why not!
Pros
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 15, 2016

"A stunning suburban retreat"

Coming home to Brookwater is like driving into your own oasis. You're surrounded by green open spaces and everywhere you look there are beautiful views to the Brookwater Golf Course, bushland nature reserves and parks. Everything is maintained to the highest standard because of the body corporate which is very unique. If you appreciate good design and don't want to live in another 'cookie cutter' suburb where every house looks the same, this is the place for you. All the homes in Brookwater have to be architecturally designed. I actually think the strict covenant is a good feature because it means the homes built here will always be of a high quality, which protects home values for everyone.
Brookwater has a great community spirit and there are lots of like-minded people. And I feel really safe here. The local police met with some residents and said you'd be hard pressed to find a safer area!
Pros
  • Covenant
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • 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
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 15, 2016

"Bliss living"

Pros
  • World Class 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
Nov 15, 2016

"South East Queensland Best Address"

If you are looking to build your dream home, look no further. A great and secure suburb to raise your family. Designer Homes, well maintained, large green open spaces and strong sense of community is what Brookwater is all about.
Pros
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 01, 2016

"Great gated community living!"

Wonderful area - not cheap but worth it! Nice to have such nice neighbours and houses!
Pros
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
Cons
  • Strict Covenant
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 01, 2016

"Great gated community living!"

Wonderful area - not cheap but worth it! Nice to have such nice neighbours and houses!
Pros
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
Cons
  • Strict Covenant
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 08, 2016

"Exclusive Neighbourhood"

Welcome to Brookwater, the premier golf community. The suburb is very green surrounded by parks and wildlife. It's also very clean and peaceful, shopping options are available at Orion in nearby Springfield Central or The Corner at adjoining Augustine Heights. The resale and rental value is high due to the prestigious homes. Brookwater is a very safe suburb with virtually no traffic on its beautiful tree lined roads. Your school options are for public: Augusta State School and Redbank Plains High School and for private: Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, St Augustine's College, St Peters Lutheran College and The Springfield Anglican College. Although the homes are pricey it is well worth it because the blocks are big and the views are magical.
Pros
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Safe & Sound
  • Well Maintained
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Wonderful houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
May 07, 2016

"Green oasis"

Leafy, quality suburb built around a world class golf course. Nice place to live if you like peace and quiet and being surrounded by green spaces. We love walking to keep fit and find it just great here. We've lived inner city and sardine suburbs before and plenty of places where homes don't get looked after. Nobody is too close here and people are very house-proud which makes a big difference to the look and feel of the place. The parks and public spaces are always clean and kept manicured thanks to home owners club. We eat out a lot and like to head to the movies. There are great options here close by in every direction. Door to door drive for my work in CBD is 35-40 mins ( I have friends in Coorparoo and Morningside whose drive can take as long as mine). Getting to airport is a breeze with the new tunnel, and Gold Coast is an easy hour away via Loan Motorway.
There are a few things missing from the local area that we could use like - a car wash, a great seafood restaurant, off the leash dog park, good walking and cycle path to the train station - but that is about it.
Pros
  • Good transport connections
  • Peaceful
  • Well kept homes
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5
Feb 11, 2016

"Too expensive for Ipswich"

We were looking to buy in Brookwater but just couldn't believe the prices for what is effectively Ipswich, so far from the city.
Cons
  • Too far from City
TomB6
TomB6 It's only expensive as people will pay - it is the nicest suburb in Ipswich - with a Brisbane feel. 35 minutes on the train to the CBD I wouldn't say that it is too far from a CBD for city living.
Jun 01, 2016
frann
frann Compare Brisbane suburbs like nundah next to clay field. Brisbane south east is full of low demographic next door to high. I was the third resident to build at brookwater 15 years ago and have seen it transform and the infrastructure grow. We don't even lock our house when we leave it. Where else can you get that? Decent people, no goons and not a drive through suburb only 35 minutes to cbd. Also an abundance of great places to eat now with Orion town centre and the new red bank eateries. Superb place to live with lots of bushland feel. Kangaroos on the front lawn and kookaburras on the deck, lots of stars at night etc. Worth every penny
Jun 02, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Oct 07, 2015

"Brookwater - Prestigious suburb of Ipswich"

I am so glad to have discovered this suburb. We are first home buyers but fell in love with this place and bought a land on which we will build. The Suburb has strict covenant hence its very well maintained and houses look like they are in great quality. Some of the areas are gated-communities. A Golf course surrounding the whole suburb and lot of green spaces which apparently will be untouched. There is a proposed 5-star spa and resort Brookwater Dusit Thani which will be ready by early 2017. Close to few private schools as well as public school. Apprx. 10 minutes drive from Springfield Central station and Orion shopping complex. Apprx. 30 mins drive (off-peak hours) to Brisbane CBD. Other prominent developments/companies nearby - Mater, USQ, GE Australia Headquarters, 9 News, Robelle Domain, Polaris Data Centre, etc.
Pros
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
Cons
  • Strict Covenant
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 02, 2015

"Build your dream home"

Great and secure suburb in Brisbane to raise a family and build your dream home. Plenty of parks and green space. The new Brookwater Resort will add significant value and amenity to this best kept secret in Brisbane
Pros
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Well Maintained
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Who wants to live in whoop woop"

Too fricken far away from the City.
Urban slum. Not for me!
Cons
  • Too far from coast
  • Too far from City
  • very few eating out and entertaiment places around
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
JorgeL
JorgeL Mhhhh, if you are going to rate 1 star on every suburb 20kms far from the city and the coast there is approximately 160 suburbs you will have to rate, so keep it up!, plenty of wok to do!...
2yrs+
JamesP2
JamesP2 Your cons are ridiculous. Too far from coast? Too far from city? That's actually the point for a lot of people.
Oct 22, 2015
TomB6
TomB6 Vanessa - its a rather expensive urban slum at that! Do not know how many slums you have been too but my gated community in Brookwater and the whole area is far from one!
Jun 01, 2016
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Utterly Amazing Suburb"

Easily the most prestigious suburb in Ipswich. Beautiful houses, parks and open spaces, all maintained perfectly. Great golf course, restaurants, Woolworths is a 1 minute drive away and Orion is about 3. Right next to Springfield Central train station. Exclusive area with lots of lush bushland winding in between the streets - much more expensive than anything else nearby but its easily worth it. Great community.
Pros
  • Well Maintained
  • Very clean and quiet
  • Wonderful houses
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Love it!"

I moved from Sandgate looking to rent in a place I would like to buy, and not disappointed at all, I was looking for an area with modern type of houses and open spaces and here it seems is the only type, the great thing is that I can get it for much less than other established areas in which is a miracle to find either a modern house or a empty land to build at a reasonable price. With the new Mater hospital, the resort and the Orion expansion for sure it tick all my boxes, did I mentioned good schools and train station in 5 minutes.
Pros
  • Posh Neighbourhood
  • Safe & Sound
  • Surrounded By Parks
Cons
  • very few eating out and entertaiment places around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful suburb, should have moved here years ago."

A green and leafy suburb with quality homes built around a Greg Norman designed golf course. Very peacefull and quiet.
A very friendly neighbourhood where residents will always wave hello when passing.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Very Happy"

I have found Brookwater a very pleasant suburb with a great community spirit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees