3.9 out of 10

Burdell

Ranked 17th best suburb in Northern
-19.2496900095033 146.706469400533
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

1/5
6 days ago

"I regret ever buying in the Discovery area of North Shore."

I was told before purchase that the ratio of owner occupier/ rentals was 80/20%. Figures in show yes that is right but the rentals are 80%. Property prices are forever going downward and all Stockland seem to be interested in is the area around Sunhaven. We have had promised roads that would take the pressure off traffic congestion around Bohle State School not finished ( over 5 yrs now) and Discovery seems run down and shabby. The over abundance in rental properties don't help as the narrow roads are a nightmare to navigate in the evenings with cars parked on nature strips and roadsides as there is no offroad parking or 4 tenants in a small house is not catered for in garage space. The park is a joke compared to Sunhavens lovely parks. Would get out but cannot afford the $100k drop off build price to entice a buyer.
1/5
Feb 26, 2018

"Built our home and moved due to too many rentals"

We were told it was a community focused neighborhood. We built in Discovery and found we were surrounded with rentals and ADF properties and these tenants showed no care or consideration to anyone. Our street was filled with brawls and cars racing up and down.2 yrs later and we could not sell our home unless we dropped price by over &100 ,000 . A lot of owners have moved on and we have been back and street looks rough with scruffy lawns and rubbish bins left on nature strips. Have it rented and property prices still dropping.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 06, 2018

"We love North Shore"

Our family moved in last year and love it. The parks are so much fun and in the afternoon we see so many people out walking their dogs and playing in the parks that we have made so many friends. We have all the things we need here and there is a lot to come from Stocklands, I think any family would like it. There's something about how it feels living here I don't think you can understand until you have lived here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 06, 2018

"Walk tracks and parks"

I have lived at North Shore (Burdell) for 7 years now. Its close to where we work. What we love about living here is the walking paths and parks. Compared with the rest of Townsville its an oasis and has much better and more modern feel than other areas. There is also shops which makes it convenient. Lots of community type events and good people live here so we feel safe. Overall I think its a great place to live and would highly recommend it compared with any other suburb of Townsville.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5
Dec 14, 2017

"Older part of Burdell is actually better than Stocklands North Shore Development."

We have watched with concern our friends that purchased in North Shore. They were misled about the idea of moving to a neighbourhood which was supposed to be great for family and lifestyle. They are surrounded by rentals and are under attack with lack of sleep due to ferals that are next to them. The street is an eyesore with cars continually parked on the nature strips which has caused dead lawns and ruts so the only safe place to walk is on the road with traffic. Rubbish bins also seem to live on the nature strip and the smell is a shocker as these tenants don't seem to give a damn about covenants and neither do the agents or private owners who rent to them. We have watched our friends mood change over the years as the hopelessness of knowing they cant sell because of the massive loss due to low resale that it would be near impossible to start again. Stockland needs to lift their game as far as upholding covenants.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 31, 2017

"A quiet suburb with lots of walking tracks and parks"

I love living in Burdell with my family. There are lots of excellent schools now in North Shore. We are extremely happy with Petit Early Learning Centre. Stockland Northshore shopping centre has an excellent Woolworths and pharmacy. All of our neighbors are friendly and considerate. We feel very safe in North Shore. We'd love to see a tavern and more restaurants and cafes.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Aug 15, 2016

"Agree with other posts.............SLUM OF THE FUTURE"

Figures just out show 40% of houses are rentals and this is not counting ADF rentals. Starting to look scruffy and no new development at shopping centre. Property values dropping like a stone and lots of vacant rentals.
Cons
  • Narrow Streets
  • ADF housing
  • No neighbourhood pride
  • Too many rentals
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
joanned6
joanned6 I would like to know where you get your info from Burdell has less than half the crime of Deeragun and other areas of Townsville. We do have a few to many rentals but thats happening everywhere and as for the narrow streets, you must be thinking or North Shore and our blocks are larger than the new developements in other parts of the city.Add a comment...
Jan 03, 2017
davineas
davineas I think if people had a look at the 5yr old part of North Shore and see how rough a lot of the properties look they would have to think twice about buying. The older part of Discovery now has more rentals than home owners and the road side trees have died of neglect and covenants are not being upheld by Stocklands. There are nicer developments around but I would give North Shore a wide berth. Values have dropped 20%.
Dec 14, 2017
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Jun 10, 2016

"It is a dump."

Just a nightmare. Too many rentals and ADF properties which mean sleepless nights and all sorts of social problems, narrow streets and houses too close. Slum is putting it mildly. No public toilets in the unkempt parks and I wish we had never built here.
Cons
  • Narrow Streets
  • Covenants not upheld
  • People not knowing where it is
  • ADF housing
  • No neighbourhood pride
  • Too many rentals
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Rentville...."

Starting to look like a slum now with untidy properties and cars parked on narrow roads which makes it hard to manoeuvre. Most of the home owners around us have left and rentals are rife, properties prices have plummeted. There has been no new decent businesses added to the shopping centre. The km's of parks have no toilets so kids have to relieve themselves in the bushes. Amazing when the so called pirate park is aimed at tots. The open drains threaded thru the parks are breeding ground for mozzies, A slum of the future.
Cons
  • ADF housing
  • No neighbourhood pride
  • Too many rentals
  • People not knowing where it is
5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to raise kids!!"

We have lived in Meridian Court, Burdell for a year now and have found it to be a fantastic place to live, with a real family feel to it. Although we don't have children ourselves, it still brings a smile to your face when you hear children playing with other children in the neighbourhood. Streets are wide, traffic is to a minimum, house blocks are large and most importantly, neighbours are friendly. We have no hesitations in recommending Burdell a suburb to live, it is close enough to schools, shopping centres, a public pool and parks without having that 'closed in' feel that you would get in older suburbs. Not only that, it is easy as pie to jump on the Bruce Hwy and you are within 10 minutes of all the major shopping centres. Hope onto the Ring Road and you are 7mins to the Hospital, Army Barracks, University, and the Ross River. With the onging development of North Shore Estate even more convenient shopping and leisure activities will also be available in less than 5mins drive! All this without compromising on the valued "Family Neighbourhood" feel. 10/10 stars!
Pros
  • Quiet neighbourhoods
  • Large house blocks
  • Friendly people
Cons
  • No close dog parks
  • People not knowing where it is
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees