Browns Plains, QLD 4118

3.9(16 reviews)

Ranked 201st best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Shopping options
  • Medical facilities
  • Public transport
  • Childcare
  • Internet access

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews of Browns Plains, QLD

taktakenaka
taktakenaka
4th February 2021

"Becoming better year by year"

I had moved into Browns Plains from New Jersey in 1997... At that time my real-estate agent showed me 2 houses, one was a 6 month old house in Stretton and another one was current my house that was built in 87. In those days, those 2 were same prices surprisingly. After that, many of owner occupiers moved out and swapped with tenants in the investment houses. Around early2000, my house or cars under the carport were constantly attacked by burglaries. Polices despatched each time but they always said "must be bad kids living around."

However, around 2010, the tide was changed. It seems related with that more new owner occupiers coming back to Browns Plains with younger families. There are more kids going to Univ after high school. My house and cars never be breaking in again. And housing prices starting to catching up even still very behind from Stretton houses in the value but....

I love Browns Plains.... We still have '60-'80s style neighbourhood here. We still talk and being friends on the same street. We may have some young adults who are hiding their pride of joy cars that they spend their money and after working hours fixing these as good old days hobby and sometimes taking out the test run when the street traffic were all gone in night time. It may shock people in today's PC life style but these are pretty common part of the culture in '60-80s.

I highly recommend living in Browns Plains if you like old school life style. Time seems stopped here since '60-80s. We can still enjoy down on the ground No snobbish but ultra friendly Dinkum Aussie life style! We have big shopping center, movie theater, big bus terminal while still very good solid built Aussie houses in very good prices!!! Move in and be my neighbours please, so you can understand what I am talking about. :)

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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sharonbooth1
sharonbooth1
21st October 2020

"Close to Everything"

With the Mount Lindesay Highway forming the western boundary of the suburb, Logan motorway only a stones throw away and employment hubs at Berrinba and Crestmead nearby it is an ideally located for employment and easy accessibility to all points of the compass. With free standing houses as well as town houses and a considerable amount of infill taking place on larger allotments it is a vibrant suburb popular with both home purchasers and tenants who have an eye on affordability and convenience.
If you love the great outdoors, one of the largest parks in Browns Plains is the Forest Glen Park. Surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens, one of the main features of Forestglen Park is its gazebo and water feature where many photo shoots and weddings have taken place. The playground is set on sand and features two separate play structures with slides, swings and rockers. There are lots of shady spots to play or picnic in this park, however the play equipment itself is not covered. Apart from the gazebo, there are two single tables undercover and one large shelter with two tables. There are also barbeques- one double electric and one wood fueled.
As a property owner in this suburb - you can't go wrong if you move here.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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annal15
annal15
27th May 2019

"Phenomenal !"

I have been in Browns plains for 17 years , I adore this place , walked in the Middle of The night from the grand Plaza bus stop many times nothing happened to me ,, my house has never been robbed, people are extremely friendly I met some of my lifetime friends here , Browns plains your in my heart , love u x

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Everything is great but.."

Have been living here 3 years now, all is great (location, public transport, land size, etc) except hoons, party all night long & nuisance of those people, acted like they are the strongest with those muscles & tattoos so we all amaze & scare of them, sickening really.. seemed council/police don't do much (as usual) although we pay $ 750/quarter, just check very carefully the neighbourhood before you buy/rent property here if you want a quiet life.

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"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.

Great for

  • Land size
  • Easy access to highways
  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant

Not great for

  • Traffic
  • Hoons

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"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.

Great for

  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant

Not great for

  • Traffic
  • Hoons

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"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.

Great for

  • Shops
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant

Who lives here?

  • 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 :)

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"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.

Great for

  • Medical facilities
  • Fast food
  • Servos
  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant

Not great for

  • Lack of parking space for public transport
  • Hoons
  • Traffic jams
  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
faraz
faraz

wow,thanks to sharing these info.I was going to buy a house there.Thank you

North
North

What streets do they hoon in Browns Plains?

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.

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.

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"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.

Great for

  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Affordable Browns Plain - Logan"

Affordable living at it's best. Many Homes under $300,000!

Great for

  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Restaurant

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • 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!

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"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.

Great for

  • Affordable housing
  • Lots of shopping nearby
  • Shops
  • Transportation

Not great for

  • Transport can be a little frustrating to connect you
  • Traffic
  • Crime has increased
  • Hoons

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"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.

Great for

  • Shops
  • Transportation

Not great for

  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Great location!"

It's very convenient to live here. Walking distance to Supermarkets/Shops, Restaurants, Gyms, Library, Schools, Doctors and so on.

Great for

  • Shops
  • Transportation
  • Restaurant

Not great for

  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
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"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.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Best Place"

It is a very nice place to live and so close to the Brisbane city.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"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.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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