7.6 out of 10

Browns Plains

Ranked 195th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6662882674959 153.060198743963
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 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
May 05, 2017

"Only half an hour from city big blocks of land"

Have lived in Browns Plains for over 3 years now and we are very happy. Its only 35 mins to city and airport. Great shops. The people are we have met are friendly and helpful. Lots of schools close by both public and private, variety of shops, all in walking distance. Lots of options for a take away or bite to eat out. And the Logan council are very responsive, they give away free trees every now and again. The land size is very generous for being so close to the city.
Pros
  • Land size
  • Easy access to highways
  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant
Cons
  • Traffic
  • hoons
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 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Dec 07, 2015

"Close to Everything!!"

I have been living in Browns Plains for 7 years. Since then with the addition of Village Square and the Browns Plains Tavern being refurbished I think this suburb represents great value. There are many eating options, Coffee Club, Montezuma, Outback Jacks just to mention a few and the Tavern does a great feed! Access to the Motorways is very easy and I can be in Brisbane CBD in 30 minutes and the Gold Coast 40 minutes. Its not just eating options and motorways that are close to hand but almost any shop you can think of apart from your David Jones and Myers. If you need plumbing supplies there is one around the corner, music store or lessons just around the corner, fitness centre also just around the corner. With Bunnings, Good Guys, JB HI Fi and Harvey Norman also at Village square it doesn't get much easier than that. The list goes on and on. I regularly need to get to the airport and I can reach the airport in 25 minutes and returning from the airport due to the pocket of Browns Plains I am in I do not even have to go through one set of traffic lights. With housing pricing starting at the bottom end around the 300,000 mark and you can get into something decent with a pool on a 1012 Sqm block for around 400K I think the value is outstanding and its a hidden gem. Prices have been relatively flat for years now but I expect that to change and developers are now starting to move in and build newer houses on the older blocks with some subdividing. I have been thinking of moving for a while now to a newer property but I just can't find somewhere that represents the same value with all the amenities at hand. I have to try and find some down sides here so I would say I do hear the Hoons screaming around in their cars at night, I am not sure if that is just a Browns Plains thing or if it is more common in other areas too. Also the traffic on Browns Plains Road can be a bit busy on the weekends. Also with the traffic turning onto Beaudesert road to head into the city in peak hour it can be very slow too. Even though the travel time to the airport is quick the distance makes it around $100.00 taxi fare these days which is pretty steep. I have never caught a bus so I can't comment on that but the loganlea train station is about $25.00 in a Taxi and it would be nice for that to be a bit closer. Apart from that I would highly recommend the area for those looking in the price range, maybe you would have enough left over to put in a pool, throw in a new kitchen and bathroom and have enough money to still enjoy going out and dining. With the crime I can say in the 7 years I have been there I have had no break ins or really any trouble at all. Once there was a window broken on a car at night, although I have had that happen in high end suburbs too near the city.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant
Cons
  • Traffic
  • hoons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable and super convenient living"

I have been living at Browns Plains for last five years, still love this little gem suburb, a suburb for down to earth working class, a suburb for young and mature families.
I love the decent priced large block house, where I can enjoy my private pool in the backyard surrounded by palm trees and birds chirping in every hot summer day.
I love have the opportunities to be able to afford to upgrade and extend the house as what I want it to be, because I bought it much cheaper than any suburbs in Brisbane.
I love the neighbours who will bring their tools to help for big and small projects around the house.

I love grand plaza shopping centre where I can find most of big supermarkets and department stores, except Myers and David Jones which I really buy things from, overly priced goods in my view. In a busy day, I can just go to western point shopping centre, across the road to grand plaza, where I can find another Woolworth with door step away car park and more than ten takeaway restaurants to choose my dinner from. Not to mention new trendy village square area, I can easy spend a nice weekend dinning out with friends in coffee club, outback jack ( we do need more middle range dinning options here however), or have a workout at one of gyms here. Bunnings and Master are always crowed with good spirits customers, as a good working class suburb should be. There are also other tens and hundreds of big and small businesses, banks and working opportunities.

Recreation and leisure, is simply back to nature way of living. Do visit nearby wetland park, five km paved running track around a few lakes and mostly shaded by bush trees,where you can see so many native birds, even swans and big palicons. There are more walking tracks at nearby Karawatha Forest. You may be interested go to the beach at Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, but need a bit driving, both within one hour driving distance.

There is not much of night life to entertain though. Event cinema at grand plaza, a few DVD rental shops nearby, and that's it. Most working families have their lights off at night well before ten o'clock, as they have get up so early to work next morning.

Crimes, my friend car window screen was smashed once when he park by the road. But I won't overly concern about it. Compare to the unit I lived at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, where the unit was broken in and car was theft in just two years time I lived there, let alone the news you hear female joggers were harassed along Brisbane river walkway. I mean anywhere there are people live, there are good and bad things happen.

Traffic and transportation is ok, depend on time of the day. My record driving to Brisbane CBD about 25 minutes on weekend and late or early hours, 35 to 45 mins at busy hours of the day; 35 minutes to Brisbane airport; 40 to 60 minutes to Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Public transport is no good, simply take too long to get anywhere, and life is too short for that hassle.

All and all, this is a suburb for everyday real people to raise family, to save money from buying overly priced Brisbane inner suburbs and spend somewhere else you enjoy, a place to live in peace and pleasant life, a place people say no to superficial sophistication, a place to rest your tired mind and body from this busy world.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
RedgeV
RedgeV Thank u for ur great comments...it makes me calm that there are people who got positive comments on living in browns plains...we'll be moving soon :)
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Affordable housing, but crime and hoons"

We moved into this area as it was the best area to buy a house for our budget. We were pleasantly surprised and thought that it was a good area for professionals and kids. Mostly, it still is, but since we bought our home here 2 years ago, the safety of the area has gone downhill. There seems to be an increase of crime in both our area, and also in surrounding areas such as Parkinson and Calamvale. There are two parks near our home that are pitch black at night, which is never a good thing. Some aspects of the area are improving, but public transport through residential areas is still lacking, and safety has definitely plummeted for us. We always hear hoons throughout the residential streets at night, doing burnouts and whatnot.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Shops
  • Transportation
Cons
  • Transport can be a little frustrating to connect you
  • Traffic
  • Crime has increased
  • Hoons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Sharman"

I have lived here for the last 6 yrs and can say that nothing has been done to facilitate commuters with cars as there is no parking space available near Grand Plaza.Catching a bus from the plaza to the city is very easy but if there was enough parking space available i think more people will travel.Also there is an increase in the number of hoons that are targeting the neighbourhood these daysHave witnessed teenagers stelling from plaza kiosks,domestic violence,people with a drug kitchen being arrested and really stupid motorcycle riders who think that overtaking from the left hand side of a two way street is safe and legal.Had my car stolen and police never called back to say if they had found the culprits.
Browns plains has everything within the plaza and walking distance so thats a good side to it.There are parks for kids which dont have much but is alright for kids to run around.There are heaps of medical centres around the place and with two woolworths shopping is a breeze.
rent and house prices are cheap but due to road noise buying a house near the main road is a no no..from personal experience.Houses do not sell quick that are near the road.
Traffic jams in the morning on Mt lindasay highway is a common thing and it takes nearly and hr to reach Kessels rd.Nearest train station is Woodridge or Runcorn but cars are not safe there.
Pros
  • medical facilities
  • fast food
  • servos
  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant
Cons
  • lack of parking space for public transport
  • hoons
  • traffic jams
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
faraz
faraz wow,thanks to sharing these info.I was going to buy a house there.Thank you
2yrs+
North
North What streets do they hoon in Browns Plains?
2yrs+
AjinomotoC
AjinomotoC In my experience the hooning is inescapable, Waller Rd, Green Rd, Vanstittart and any similar connecting road are the worst. Sirens, squealing tires and loud exhausts are your Thursday / Friday / Saturday night soundtrack and when it rains they'll be flattening signs, running through fences and generally wreaking havoc. My advice - avoid the main connecting roads, look for quieter courts and choose your neighbours wisely.
2yrs+
joeb10
joeb10 Been here 3 years. Grew up in sunnybank hills. I feel safer in browns plains then I did in sunnybank hills. Hooks are everywhere these days. People in my street have lived in browns plains 25yrs plus. Never been robbed. We won't stay here but we defiently won't be selling the house. 900sqm 30mins from the cbd. Good luck finding that in 20years.
Jun 04, 2017
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bit rough"

A family member lived here for a few years and found it so rough. Great shops but dodgy people. I hated visiting the place.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable Browns Plain - Logan"

Affordable living at it's best. Many Homes under $300,000!
Pros
  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
AjinomotoC
AjinomotoC Hipsters, Trendy & Stylish... You're joking right?

I'll let people find out for themselves but this was definitely written by a real estate agent.
Written in 2011 and prices haven't changed one bit!
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not that good these days"

I have friends which live in the area and im experessing my opinion based on what I have seen and what the locals have told me about this area.

During the day the area seems very nice, but at night after 8pm HOONS everywhere every weekend and week nights, and it seems like in the early hours of the morning you always some drunken idiots having a domestic out the front of their houses and making a general nucience.

Apart from this the shops and easy access to transport is definatly a high point for the area.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Transportation
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great location!"

It's very convenient to live here. Walking distance to Supermarkets/Shops, Restaurants, Gyms, Library, Schools, Doctors and so on.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Restaurant
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Everything close at hand."

After having lived in Browns Plains for about 3 years now i can say this area is great for having everything you need around the corner. The new village square is great with fantastic restaraunts and good shopping. Next door to that is Grand Plaza shopping centre with every else you could need. There is a commercial district with every type of business you could imagine nearby.

The greenbank RSL (one of the best RSL's i have been too) and is also just down the road. Throw in to that easy access to both the Gateway motorway and Logan motorway i think Browns Plains is a hidden gem and represents great value for money.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best Place"

It is a very nice place to live and so close to the Brisbane city.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Infrastructure, Great prices, Great Location"

Located 24 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD Browns Plains is a great suburb with lots of affordable homes and a growing infrastructure and facilities. There's lots of commercial opportunities and there has been many job creation projects in the area (eg. the cold storage for Coles off Johnson road).
With Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, and a transport hub this is a very well located suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Browns Plains

"Main thoroughfare in the area"
-27.66447 153.0665
"Access to the Biggest Shopping Centre in the area"
-27.664648167 153.0408112228

Waller Rd

3.5/5
"Great Connecting Road"
-27.6623805442 153.0529552992
"Great Little Street"
-27.6579955628 153.0399096378
"Location, location, location"
-27.65795 153.03979
"Great little court in the middle of Browns Plains"
-27.6665913558 153.053925186

Eastern Road

3.5/5
"Commercial and Industrial Hub"
-27.6647847708 153.0473135629
"Winding street that's full of character"
-27.657138374 153.0572173372
"Pleasant street close to Everything"
-27.6610930536 153.0459202043