6.6 out of 10

Clontarf

Ranked 229th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.2475476743482 153.080679636295
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

SuJ SuJ
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
Jul 16, 2016

"Good for seniors, Families and Tourists"

Clontarf is good if you are older/have a family or you want to live in a place that reminds you of the 70's.

My sister lives on a good street, yacht st. If you are a family move around yacht street.

The primary school side where my mum lives is a mixture of lower income people, drug users and retirees.

At my mums while visiting my car was siphoned for fuel and had our cat hurt by someone. Obviously this could happen anywhere its not just the area.

Surrounding areas of clontarf are much better like; Scarborough, Redcliffe or Newport (is really nice). The people in newport are more modern.

The city is approx. 40 min using a toll which is nearly 5 dollars one way and without tolls it would be a 50 min trip minimum.

Another thing is;
if you have young primary school kids this area is okay but if you have teenagers or you are a young adult avoid Redcliffe at all costs! It soooo boring! To be honest the senoirs have the most fun here.
Pros
  • Nice views of the esplanade
  • Very quiet
  • Great Medical Centre
Cons
  • Overpriced takeaways
  • No fruit and veggies shops
  • Only IGA and Aldi Supermarkets
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"A great spot close to everything"

We have lived here for 13 years and I wouldn't live anywhere else. We have everything virtually within walking distance. A swimable beach is at the end of the street, a supermarket is within walking distance, schools are within walking distance if you have children. The bus stops down the end of the street. There are takeaway shops within close walking distance if that's what you are into. There is a bakery, post office, medical centre including after hours doctors within walking distance as well. the city is only 30 minutes drive, the sunshine coast is only 45 minutes drive north. The gold coast is only an hours drive south. There is a boat ramp close by plus plenty of places to fish off the rocks. There are parks with barbeques to have a picnic. The beach isn't crowded at high tide and is safe for children to swim. Bikeways for all the family, or just use to walk by the ocean.
I am not sure what else you would want, except perhaps some more restaurants, but they will come. The Belvedere hotel is only a half hour walk away at Woody Point.
We will never get flooded which is totally appropriate right now.
Pros
  • Too many to mention
Cons
  • Very few
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
claire-endos
claire-endos We are moving from the uk to work in brisbane and I have a young family
Is this a good place to live? We are looking for low crime
And a close nit community
2yrs+
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