7.8 out of 10

Chermside

Ranked 185th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3833479159484 153.031874481283
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
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  • Singles
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  • Gay & Lesbian

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Nice and Neighbourly"

The area around the Chermside Markets, just north of the shopping centre has a good neighbourhood vibe, You will often see people out and about and everyone always says hello. It is only a short walk to the shopping centre and the bus service is regular from the bus station, though a little more unreliable as you go further north. Gympie Road does get extremely busy at peak hour, but it thins out again by 8:30am.

There is a cricket club that plays at Marchant Park, and you can often hear the sounds of the game during the weekends. Marchant Park is also great for exercise and offers really good facilities. If you are a hockey player, there is a very good club in the area.

Restaurants can be hit and miss around the area, but the Kedron Wavell RSL is excellent, with great values meals and drinks. There are a number of new restaurants opening up around the shopping centre and there is a brilliant Thai restaurant behind the shopping centre and across the road from the RSL.

We only moved here 18 months ago and it is not somewhere that we had really researched, but we are very happy that we moved into this area.
Pros
  • Great bus links
  • Close to everything
  • Great parks with free fitness equipment. Top aquatic centre
  • Best RSL in brisbane
  • Council Libraray
Cons
  • Stop / start traffic due to the number of poorly timed traffic lights
  • Can't walk to railway station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 05, 2017

"If you are new to Brisbane, This is the perfect start"

We came to Brisbane as a new bee family and selected Chermside to live in, Ohh Whaat a nice place !!!
This is perfect to live in, so peaceful, quiet, full of parks, close to shopping centre, public transport and variety of restaurants
absolutely brilliant. For a family its just perfect surrounding. It is very convenient. Chermside early education daycare is fantastic. I lived near Wallace Street and that part is very nice. I am sure other parts of Chermside are great too. Only thing is occasionally you get to hear helicopters and ambulances due to hospital nearby. But that's not a negative.
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5
Aug 12, 2017

"Kelso Street Nightmare"

Worst suburb I have ever lived in
Ddit TVille
Sep 20, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 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+

"Handy to everything"

I knew Chermside from 2008, when Westfield shopping centre just started. I started loving Chermside from 2009, when my friends bought a house here. I decided to move to Chermside in 2013, when I bought a property here. Someone said it is lots of traffic noise in nights, well, I have to say that's because you did not know Chermside. Actually in nights, it is quiet on streets. The noisy time is in the day time, but we cannot feel it, as we go to work as you.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Great parks with free fitness equipment. Top aquatic centre
  • Council Libraray
  • Community garden
Cons
  • if there are some Asian restanrants, it will be fantastic
  • Can't walk to railway station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Won't be moving any time soon.."

I've lived here on and off for over the past 13 years, having moved backed from six years in London in early 2011. I love coming back to Chermside and am lucky enough to own a house ~500m from Westfield Chermside. What I love is that a major hospital, schools, parks, shopping, sports grounds, public library, medical centres, gyms and swimming pool are only a -5-10 minute walk away. It's amazing how this suburb has changed, I think for the better.The only reason I have to leave the suburb is to go to work in the city, shop at hardware stores (like Bunnings) and leave Brisbane (for the coast). All the suburbs on the north side between Chermside and the city are bland and badly lacking everything Chermside has; evidence it's an established northern hub outside the CBD. And the suburbs north (Aspley to North Lakes) are 'industrial' vacuums, where people suffer lengthy and arduous commutes into the city.
Pros
  • Fantastic choice of shopping, schools, sports grounds, parks and medical centres only a short walk away.
  • Easy commute to city, the airport and gold/sunshine coast arterials
  • You don't need a car, everything is in walking distance.
  • Close to everything
  • Great parks with free fitness equipment. Top aquatic centre
  • Best RSL in brisbane
  • Council Libraray
Cons
  • Could do with a few more restaurants, but what suburb couldn't?
  • Small pockets of Housing Commission properties tenanted by low income earners who think the world owes them
  • BBQs and lights in local park would make it perfect for summer
  • Can't walk to railway station
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  • Professionals
jjj4
jjj4 The comment in relation to the cons: small pockets of housing commission properties tenanted by low income earners who think the world owes them.
Why don't you pull that big head out of ya ass and think for a moment that some of those people may be the disabled and aged???
Actually nleave ya head up there so I can comment on some more of your comments down the track.
Dec 23, 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Community spirit"

I enjoy Chermside as it has everything that we need here rather than going into town. If we did need to go into town the new M7 airport link is fantastic and I am definitely a fan. I see groups of residents going to the Kedron Wavell RSL or eating out at some of the local restaurant's or cafe's and having fun together as a group. It really has everything to offer for everybody.
Pros
  • Great community spirit
  • Close to everything
  • Great parks with free fitness equipment. Top aquatic centre
  • Best RSL in brisbane
  • Community garden
  • Council Libraray
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Buyer Beware"

How interesting that realestate.com.au has selectively deleted the comment I posted about living in Chermside. The reality is, we cant wait to leave this dive of a suburb. We have lived here for the past 10 plus years and have seen its decline into ruin during that time, with it all beginning with the introduction of Gillhooleys. Ever since then, we have seen a marked increase in the population of undesirables. The final straw for us was the introduction of paid parking in the shopping centre. Ever since then, everyone seems to be using the surrounding streets as their own private car park. Do yourself a BIG favour and give Chermside a WIDE birth, otherwise you will regret it. "Fore warned is fore prepared".
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Community garden
  • Great parks with free fitness equipment. Top aquatic centre
Cons
  • Drunken louts
  • General social deterioration
  • Development has killed the general feel of the place
  • BBQs and lights in local park would make it perfect for summer
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
cbdgal
cbdgal Hi there - we are from Sydney and are moving up to Brisbane and I thought Chermside would be great as on a train line and not too far from friends who live in North Lakes. We have a little boy (4 yrs old) and after reading your review, I do NOT want to live in this suburb. Where could you suggest is a nice place that is not too close to Brisbane city and is friendly neighbourhood, parks, schools and on a train line (so that when I start work) I don't have to travel for 30 mins to the city. Your help would be really appreciated as we have no idea where a child / family friendly area is (and of course, if its not too expensive to rent) - we are looking at paying up to $650 in rent if that helps (and want a house with pool) - thanks a lot for your help.
2yrs+
Hegatron
Hegatron Hey cbdgal :) The sad reality is that my wife and I used to love living in chermside, and oddly enough i do miss certain aspects of the place. $650 pw is HUGE rent, so you could pretty much choose your suburb for that rent. I am not certain what suburbs are best on the northside as we have only lived in a few places. However, we did live in St Lucia back in my uni days. Its a nice leafy suburb with good schools and reasonable shopping options etc. It hasnt been ravaged by high rise developments that has befallen chermside. You do get a lot of students there, but we never had real issues. You do have a nice walking path along the brisbane river, just dont go there at night. There are some playgrounds for kids as well. Anyways, thats my pick. If I had the money to buy, ide buy there in a heartbeat. Hope that helped you out :D
2yrs+
cbdgal
cbdgal Thanks for your reply, I did look up St Lucia and the hilarious thing is the pic that shows up on this site is one of the street flooded !! whoops! Unfortunately I don't want to live too far away from my friend which is why I am looking North rather than South. Living in Sydney for 11 years I have great friends here but only 1 friend in North Lakes so I know it is a bit of an upheaval to go into a new area and not know anyone and its nice just to have that support until we get to meet other families. Thanks Hegatron appreciate your reply : )
2yrs+
theearthisflat
theearthisflat why do you say such bad things about an Irish pub? That can't be a bad thing. Loutishness is annoying to live near though. Is there crime from the pub? You also say it's trendy and stylish. I would write to the council about the parking and just try to help in that way. Thank you.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Has everything and everything is close by"

Chermside is a great easy-living suburb - it has everything and within walking reach. It is a suburb wilth all kind of housing options - majority of it detached residential but there are lots of units and now quite a few multi storey apartment blocks. Demograhpic is quite mixed too, originally there were a lot of retirees, but now quite a few professionals, young singles and families are moving in. I have lived in the area for thirty years (24 in Wavell heights and 6 in chermside); there was a time when houses in Chermside were 30% cheaper than the ones across the road in Wavell Heights, but now prices are at par. People may lament about it becoming hip and trendy, but we can't hold back time. In my opinion, due to its relative proximity to city and availability of all kind of amenities, it is good place to buy and establish a home.
Pros
  • Best RSL in brisbane
  • Council Libraray
  • Bike tracks, Kid Space
  • Close to everything
  • Great parks with free fitness equipment. Top aquatic centre
Cons
  • Can't walk to railway station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
Hegatron
Hegatron Very true Neil, you can't stay the ever present hand of "progress". Wavell has maintained its old charm, with outstanding walking paths and teenagers keen to spray paint their names on them. Chermside however has changed dramatically in the 11 odd years Ive lived here. It isnt safe to venture out at night for fear of being accosted by drunken louts. It used to be safe for the kids to play in the playground, not so much now as the thugs from places like Zillmere have decided to call Chermside home. The demographic is mixed and becoming more skewed in favour of drug affected thugs whom congregate in the shopping centre, selling drugs to school kids. I remember back in the 80's Paramatta in Sydneys west had similar "progress", being touted as a second CBD (sound familiar?). Look at Paramatta now. It is what Chermside will be in 10-20 years time. A complete drug haven, fit only for those good for nothing thugs responsible for bringing the suburb I used to love into disrepair. The heavy hand of progress comes at a price. Long after the greedy developers leave Chermside it will be up to the people to pay that price. Sorry to be so negative Neil, but its the people that make a place more than its facilities. If becoming hip and trendy is a euphemism for social deterioration, then I agree with you whole heatedly. If, on the other hand, it is a euphemism for humanity's capacity to evolve and demonstrate kindness and consideration for their fellow man/woman, your way off the mark there.
2yrs+
parra-andc
parra-andc I've lived in Parramatta and seen it develop into a beauty . The whining people have left and it now has people that enjoy the convenience and facilities . The doomsayers sold early and now i bet they wish they never left . Rundown house can not be bought for less than 1.2m with all the worlds convenience at your door step.
If you want to be on the wrong side of history then follow the OP advice otherwise buy in chermy and enjoy the ride , you won't be disappointed.
I also invest in chermy and chermy west and I can feel Parramatta replicating itself there in another 5-10 years.
Feb 13, 2017
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Handy to everything"

Chermside has something for everyone, from one of Queensland's best shopping centres, to well equipped parks. Whether you live in a highrise apartment, townhouse or a quiet suburban house it is an easy walk to great restaurants, clubs, shops, aquatic centre and public transport. We've lived in lots of different suburbs throughout Australia but this has been the one place my family and I have stayed longest (12 years) because it offers so much.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Great parks with free fitness equipment. Top aquatic centre
  • Community garden
Cons
  • BBQs and lights in local park would make it perfect for summer
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and friendly but close to everything!"

I lived in chermside recently for nearly 2 years and our neighbours on our whole street were all very friendly and we never had any trouble. You are still very close to everything - only 8kms from the city, close to transport, schools, lots of medical centres, the huge westfield chermside, bars/clubs, lots of restaurants and cafes and large selection of take away places.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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