7.6 out of 10

Deception Bay

Ranked 203rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.1782607523432 153.023152653768
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Resale or Rental Value
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  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 10, 2016

""Deception" Bay - don't be fooled by what you hear"

Deception Bay...the name and reputation is quite deceptive I must say.

After living in Deception Bay for over 20 years, I can say that I call this place home. I have lived in both Moreton Downs and North Ridge. Moreton Downs is quite a nice residential area with friendly neighbours that look out for one another, and North Ridge is similar to North Lakes - only BETTER...without the high price tag (I did live in North Lakes for about a year, but my neighbour was so close that I could hear them brush their teeth...)
I highly recommend the beautiful North Ridge Estate to live in as it has friendly neighbours, gorgeous homes, large yards, and plenty of space for any type of buyer to feel comfortable and at home. I can't forget to mention those beautiful neighbourhood peacocks that you can feed and interact with.

Pros:
Nestled right between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast - only around 40-50 minutes either way. 30 minutes to airport. Highly recommend Moreton Downs State School (primary) or if you don't mind a 15 minute school commute for the kids, I recommend North Lakes State College (absolutely superb school, teachers and education). Train link opening up close by in Kippa Ring. Facelift is being done to the local shopping centre. Gorgeous beachfront walk and dog beach. You come here to live and love a quiet beachside life, out of the hustle and bustle of anything further down south.

Cons:
I haven't heard the best about high schools in Deception Bay (I attended North Lakes State College year 8 onwards). Although there is some "riffraff" in the area, NEVER in my 20 years here experienced anything worse than someone leaving a McDonalds wrapper on my front lawn (maybe 3 times in 20 years). I have heard of some things happen, but there is crime everywhere (if I'm being honest). There is graffiti here and there, but I still feel as though Deception Bay is an up and coming area with masses of potential and future development that will rid these scallywags.

I am now at the age where I am looking at buying my first home. I am looking for a future family home/investment/project closer to the waterfront in Deception Bay as I believe it will BOOM in the years to come. I have experienced many, many seaside villages grow in demand, thus making house prices rise. Deception Bay is 10/15 minutes from North lakes (massively booming suburb with Costco, IKEA, K-Mart, Big W, Myer, Coles, Woolies, EVERYTHING), it is also very close to Newport (a canal residence near Scarborough/Redcliffe), I don't know if it has been completely ruled out, but I believe Deception Bay could possibly have canal developments in the future.

Who knows how long I could be here for, if it flourishes into the beautiful seaside village retreat it was always meant to be, I will gladly stay here and recommend it to anyone.

I hope I was able to share my insights, experiences and dreams for Deception Bay in hopes to also spread a positive outlook on this misunderstood village.
Pros
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
  • close to water
  • Affordable
  • has rural and residenntial areas
Cons
  • average shopping in the bay
  • vandalism in some areas
  • Some streets have teenage "boredom" issues but only a small % of the area
  • teenagers have nothing to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 02, 2016

"Family with 3 boys under 7"

DBay is a great place to raise small boys. We have numerous walk ways by the waterfront, plenty of spots to teach the kids how to fish, PCYC, a great library, kindergarten, schools (we like CTK), awesome parks and beaches + sand/mud flats at low tide which the kids love.
It is a real wonderland for kids to explore.
We love it. Property values are depressed because DBay does not have a major shopping centre development and in peak hour it's approx 90min to Brisbane CBD. However, it is only 10mins from Westfield's North Lakes, Bunnings, Cost Co etc and the local MKT Shop has a Woollies etc so all good really.
If you move for the life style you really can't go wrong.
Pros
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
  • close to water
  • Affordable
  • has rural and residenntial areas
  • good public transport
  • great range of sports for kids
  • affordable
Cons
  • average shopping in the bay
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
Mar 22, 2016

"Worthy of closer inspection"

Amazing find with differing areas in the one sprawling suburb.Check out the top corner pocket abutting North Lakes turn off Lipscombe Road onto Northridge cct.Its quieter with lovely larger blocks and wider streets than neighbouring North Lakes.Great family area,with proffessionals/business owners in my street.Love living here and glad to say I have not had any of the problems mentioned in other reviews neither have my neighbours.
Pros
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
  • Affordable
  • has rural and residenntial areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"The best kept secret in south east Queensland"

It's interesting to read others perceptions of the bay and compare them to my own. What's apparent to me is its all about your personal situation and what you choose to do with your life.

Unemployment? Move where you can get a job - don't blame the suburb you live in.

We have lived in Deception Bay for 9 years and love it here. As professionals with three school aged children we find it perfect for our needs. Prior to moving to the Bay we had always lived within 10kms of the cbd in higher socioeconomic areas, we sold our home and relocated out here for lifestyle, and it's been great! We use the foreshore daily and can't believe how lucky we are to have it at our doorstep.

My advice to anyone looking at the area would be to do your research and come visit the waterfront on a nice day - people are friendly, and the degenerates are moving on because they can't afford the rents here anymore.

Five years from now Deception Bay will be the place people say they want to live.
Pros
  • close to water
  • has rural and residenntial areas
Cons
  • Some streets have teenage "boredom" issues but only a small % of the area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
AnitaD
AnitaD Hii hopefully you read my comment I really enjoyed reading your view on Deception Bay we are in the process of buying a property there and cant wait to move in mid jan 2016! We have three sons and we cannot wait to be in our forever home. We will only be a 15 min walk to the water, two min drive to the primary school its exciting yet overwhelmed with our life change. Positive it will be a fantastic change in our life! :)
Jun 12, 2015
TammyD1
TammyD1 Hi, looking to buy in the area but want to know the streets to avoid. Is there an area where most of the council houses are?
Jul 25, 2015
Happymidwife3
Happymidwife3 I can't recommend areas I really don't know well - The Bay is a big place! However, the waterfront area north of the library is lovely, and the acreage back blocks are great! I would suggest checking out the amount of rental properties in the area you are looking at, as well as the draft master plan the council has released. Some major rezoning in the plan will see definite changes over the coming years! Most of all - don't let the doom and gloom people away you , most of the reputation is from people that have never lived here and go on here say - best of luck with your search 😀
Jul 26, 2015
ChrisK1
ChrisK1 I personally have worked in that area for the QLD Police Force and would not recommend moving to the area. I would not recommend enrolling your children in any of the state schools. The crime rate is extremely high and drug use is common. This means frequent break ins. Remember to always lock up and have security screens put in. An area of particular concern is directly behind the IGA shop (lots of housing commission). From kids sniffing petrol to street fighting, I have seen it all. If you are buying, don't buy in town.
Jan 17, 2016
VivienneAbrahamsV
VivienneAbrahamsV Is surray crt a bad part ???
Feb 29, 2016
DavidM7
DavidM7 ChrisK1 are the police/State Government putting more resources into getting the crime rate down? Or have they given up on it? What is the major cause of it? alcoholism/drugs? Is it teenagers or adults?
Mar 27, 2016
markb11
markb11 ChrisK1 you are a full blown wanker. Yes dbay has some scum but that's all you know. You ignorant pig, it's a pretty good place & 80% of locals are fine. There are good schools not too far from the bay. I'd love to know your background, public servant .
Oct 22, 2016
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Caught between a rock and a hard place"

D"Bay-It has a high level of unemployment.I have seen 2 jobs advertised in the local paper in 4 months. If you do not have your own transport do not move here.The public transport is lousy.3 buses to get to North Lakes from bay View Terrace.
There is no night life and the no little variety in restaurants.There are many housing commission places here which reflects in the nature of the people.Friendly but down on their luck/many.Some affluent people here too.The bay itself is beautiful and fore shore trees but that is it's only asset. Great place to retire or single mums.Nothing else.There is some dishonest real estate man trying to push prices up here lying about the place maybe as well.No names can be given.
Cons
  • vandalism in some areas
  • Some streets have teenage "boredom" issues but only a small % of the area
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Geri
Geri If you hate it so much why don't you make yourself happy and move somewhere else? I LOVE DECEPTION BAY. Myself, hubby, 4 yr old and 2 year old moved here last week. We couldn't be happier. Lived in Sydney for 9 years. Soooo expensive to buy so we moved to Perth. All we could afford in Perth (I don't want to go back to work until my kids start school) was a small 3 bed ground floor apartment with a tiny 91 Sqm fake grass garden (classed as huge in Perth) with heaps of neighbours able to look down into it and we were a 20 min drive to the beach. After 2 years in Perth I still could not fall in love with it and found it very far from anything, spread out and although we made great friends there, we just wanted a better lifestyle for our kids. For the same price tag as our apartment cost in Perth we now have 5 bedrooms on a 600 sqm block with a POOL and lovely kitchen, decking, garden with real grass, lovely bathroom, LUG for 2 cars and 3-4 more uncovered, a huge man shed, 2nd toilet, separate laundry, solar panels, water tank etc etc. Our kids Love the freedom and their new bikes. All our neighbours seem nice and quiet so far. Neighbours older Kids play on the safe street on bikes/skateboards/scooters. WE CAN WALK TO THE BEACH IN 6 mins!!! Play Park at the end of the road. 5 mins to shops, freeway etc. You would be crazy not to Live here with the low price tags in my opinion. Everything is so green and fresh. I love it. So glad we bought before everyone realises there are no other places so inexpensive for such a lovely place close to the Ocean. Everyone we have met so far have been so friendly and helpful and A huge thanks to Lydia at RayWhite for all your help and advice. :-) LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT!
Feb 08, 2015
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4/5
2yrs+

"Nice Neighbours surrounded by Parks BBQ's, Bikeways and Walkways by the water!"

I've owned houses on the Redcliffe Peninsula and Kippa-Ring and can honestly say since buying here 6 years ago I've never looked back!
For those whom like to rant on about the crime in "The Bay" yes, it has it's share like most areas but do your research, as in some areas of Redcliffe it is actually worse!
I bought close to the water and boat ramps about 100m , 1 km to the shopping centre (which is having a $20, 000.000 upgrade now! Café around the corner and now lots of younger working couples realizing a fantastic lifestyle for young families without the hefty price tag!.... no yet anyway!
Pros
  • Parks, Bikeways, Walways, Picnic Areas, Friendly Neighbours, Adjoining the new developing Caboolture river business precinct!
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
  • close to water
  • Affordable
  • has rural and residenntial areas
  • Close to Northlakes, Highway either to North or South coasts!
  • Close to ever expanding business and industrial hubs of Nortlakes and Narangba.
Cons
  • vandalism in some areas
  • Some streets have teenage "boredom" issues but only a small % of the area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful Place, Getting better every year."

We bought a house here 4 years ago. Since we bought prices have bottomed out in Deception Bay leaving us about 40K out of pocket. For a place that is quiet, has friendly neighbours and is so close to the sea I cannot understand why the prices are down?? Anyway, its a great place to live, our neighbours have become our friends and we all look out for each other, when we first moved here there was some bad people living in our street but they have all moved out and the area has improved allot. We live 300m from the esplanade.
Pros
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
  • close to water
  • Affordable
  • has rural and residenntial areas
Cons
  • average shopping in the bay
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"NIce beachy town close to city :)"

Nice beachy town very close to city. Don't believe everything you hear about it, Come and stay for a while :) People are very friendly here and I feel safe walking around here at night. Great gym and basket ball and skateboard park next to the pcyc. Nice fields. Great library and nice little op shop next to the iga. Public transport is excellent. We live by the water and have excellent neighbours, Haven't had an issue with hooning or partying / loud noise. The local shopping centre is nice and has everything you need but yes could use a facelift. It could use a cinema I think. The surrounding cinemas are Kippa-Ring and Morayfield. I haven't had the need you use the schools as my kids are grown up but see a lot of kids going to deception bay high and primary. There is a flexible learning centre close and a couple of private schools in Rothwell and Burpengary. I personaly don't think it deserves the bad name it has, it is a nice place to live :)
Pros
  • Excellent public transport to city and sunshine coast
  • Heaps of varity of shops close by
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
  • close to water
  • Affordable
  • excellent medical facilities
Cons
  • teenagers have nothing to do
  • average shopping in the bay
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
KatarinaV
KatarinaV Written by the local real estate agent no doubt.A young tasmanian couple are going back home and so am I,NSW>This place sucks if you are under 60.Retirees and single mums-make way for them.
2yrs+
MarkF
MarkF Seems Kataina has a "Tunnel Vision" approach with her comments and of those who actually live and invested in "The Bay". I am NOT an agent just a person that has bought here to live and myself and many others LOVE IT! You are entitled to your opinion and others to theirs!
If it's night life, being close to the city and transport at your door your after then YES the bay is not up there. But if you want a place to relax, stroll by the beach, and still close to shopping and bus and soon RAIL it has it all!.....suggest you spend MUCH MUCH more and go buy Chermside or Annerley !
2yrs+
Happymidwife3
Happymidwife3 I'd have to agree with Mark. ....If y Po u want the advantages of inner city living; then that's where you should live. The Bay doesn't deserve to be bagged because it doesn't meet the lifestyle options available to those seeking nightlife options. There are a lot of people living here that do the fit into the over 60 or single mum category who are very happy as well. I'm sorry your experience hasn't been happy for you, however I tend to think it may be your own unfortunate situation rather than the suburb. Best of luck with your move.
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 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet Fishing Village lifestyle"

Moved from Far North Queensland to the bay. Purchased a rural block of old bay road. Quiet no traffic problems. Close to Burpengary shops, North lakes shops, Rothwell shops, Kippa-Ring shops etc. 30 min drive to Brisbane City. Close to Sunshine Coast, and Glass House mountans. Easy access to Bruce Highway North and South. Train station at Narangba and Burpengary 10-15 minutes drive. Quiet water front, nice cafe, and parklands for kids. Great for kids to explore, and even catch a flathead or whiteing for dinner. Top spot, hurry before the price of property heads North.
Pros
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
  • close to water
  • Affordable
  • has rural and residenntial areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Maybe"

We bought a house in Deception Bay because basically it was the closest to the city that we could actually afford a house that was not a dump. If I had it to do over again I might still pick Deception Bay but probably a different neighbourhood. My recommendation would be to visit the neighbourhood you are interested in buying/renting between Thurs-Sunday nights and probably on the weekend mornings.
Our neighbourhood gets gangs (sometimes it seems to be about 15+) teenagers on drugs/booze (they're on something) going past especially summer time late at night. They sit in our yard yelling at each other. I have called the police on numerous occasions and they usually don't show up until hours later when the problem is gone.
We have neighbours that have parties about once a month on a weekend. My husband works shift work and not the standard Monday to Friday so when they are playing music so loud I think I am at a concert at 3am it does not go down well. Police again do not show up.
There is graffiti almost on every block. This morning I drove by a house that actually had been graffiti'd on the actually building all across the side of it. Something to watch for. Every morning I am worried I will wake up and my garage door will be painted with some tag.
I recommend getting a guard dog if you live in this suburb.
The nearest shopping centre has the essentials but could do with a pick me up. Luckily there is North Lakes which is nearby.
Down by the waterfront it is quite nice and is one of the only redeeming factors.
We need more working families to move into the area and push out the scum!
Pros
  • Affordable
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
  • close to water
Cons
  • noise
  • teenagers have nothing to do
  • vandalism in some areas
JenniferC
JenniferC I could not agree with you more - especially your last comment with regards to pushing out the scum! It is about time that people who have invested in D'Bay stand together and work on getting rid of the YOBS! Affordable property, close to the water, does not need this bad element!
2yrs+
imc53
imc53 where are the good areas in deception bay which streets? Thanks
2yrs+
SusieLockhart
SusieLockhart Lipscombe Road,my mum and I have lived here at Aston villa for over 5 years,so close to everything,shops, swimming pool,waterfronts,walkways,Bunnings just up the road,Kippering Village only 10 minutes,5 minutes to the highway and you are on the way to sunshine coast,5 min from forest lakes shopping centre,2 minutes to Mcdonalds, Red Rooster,Subway,KFC,chinese takeaways,bowls club,Dan Murpheys, and,close to schools ,library,centrelink and heaps more,buy here now before the big boom,as Deception Bay has been listed as one of the most popular suburbs to exculate in value very soon.
2yrs+
SusieLockhart
SusieLockhart Sorry Jennifer and Kbay,you can't judge a whole suburb because of a few streets in a small corner of Deception Bay.It is only a matter of a few years and those streets will more than likely sold off to developers for a very trendy new living area.just as it happened in Redcliffe over the past few years,so as you describe the people as scum at the moment,the Deception Bay suburb will soon become more up market in those minimal areas,as it is already happening in the most parts of Deception Bay now! Like any suburb if you do nothing about people you say are out of control and using drugs,then it also falls back on you and your responsibility as a good citizen to report such problems to the police so that all streets are kept safer for everyone.Any suburb can become out of hand if everyone turns a blind eye to such issues.
2yrs+
imc53
imc53 thanks for that Susie it does look really nice we used to go on holiday there as children.
2yrs+
SusieLockhart
SusieLockhart No problem,there are lots of good things about our deception Bay! :)
2yrs+
havelock
havelock How about Nancy Grove. I'm looking at buying a property there.
2yrs+
kazbat
kazbat Thanks for the info Susie. I am moving into Blue Bay on Lipscombe in Feb so hope it's as good as Aston Villa
2yrs+
KBAY
KBAY Susie, I have called the police on many occasions. Often they do not show up until the problem has gone. I think there are some areas of Dbay that are probably OK but I see a lot of problems in my street.
2yrs+
sezzypoo
sezzypoo My husband and 3 children will be moving up there this year for my hubby's work. I have been looking at houses to buy in deception bay but not sure if the areas. We are interested in a house in Hope St, is it a good street?
2yrs+
happy40
happy40 We live in North Ridge Estate which backs onto North Lakes. Very nice and quiet area. We are surrounded by a nature reserve and can walk threw a little pathway and walk around all the North Lakes bike paths. With house prices starting at around $380,000 for a nice low set brick. Worth a look.
2yrs+
happy40
happy40 We also have peacocks and kangaroos as our neighbours. See the kangaroos on our lawns occasionally.
2yrs+
KatarinaV
KatarinaV Great place to live if you are a sleepaholic.
2yrs+
KatarinaV
KatarinaV Jennifer C-it has yobs because it is a low income area with little prospects.Normal.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable Living = Deception Bay"

Deception Bay is one of the last places in Brisbane that you can afford to live so close to the water.
The prices of property at the moment is unbelievable, I dont know why you wouldn't atleast consider looking in the area. Yes, there are some average areas but you just have to do your research.
Pros
  • has rural and residenntial areas
  • close to water
  • close to redcliffe and north lakes
Cons
  • average shopping in the bay
  • teenagers have nothing to do
  • vandalism in some areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
imc53
imc53 can you name the good areas please thanks
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Depression Bay."

I have lived in Deception Bay for seven years and have found it a terrible place to live.Every one is so unfriendly.The public schools are really good for education if only the schoosl could control the children and the parents.The private school is friendly but the education is very poor.And we have had to do alot of catch up work at home with the school work.The people are rude .We live near a retirement villiage and the ederly are rude.And have often had a go at me and my children,Because they say they have moved here to retire not to listen to kids play football and balls bouncing.
Quiet a few times i have looked out my back door late at night and seen the local scum trashing fences,bus shelters and sighns.Deception Bay does have a beautiful beach front and i walk my dog down there and we go fishing and it is just lovely down there.But thats all thats beautiful about Deception Bay. To sum it up its an aweful place to live the people are rude from the youg to old.So if your thinking about moving to Deception Bay I would seriously reconsider it.
happy40
happy40 Seems odd that if Deception Bay is such a horrible place to live why you would stay there for 7 years. Why don't you do us a favour and move!
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midmat
midmat I couldn't agree more. I think your review says as much about you as it does about the Bay.
Maybe the reason people were so rude it because you weren't very friendly in the first place?
And lets face it we all know D-Bay has some social problems but it's not as though there are wild gangs roaming the streets or thugs wandering around 24/7. Occasionally you get the odd hoon doing a donut or fishtail and of course there are some marginalised folk. Not everywhere is like Ascot or Kenmore you know!
Take a chill pill (prescription only of course) and please don't come back to the Bay if that's going to be your attitude. Good luck finding utopia. :-)
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PineDiamond
PineDiamond Yes i agree it is a scummy place and now there is a centerlink here it is worse. We have had our car stolen from the front of our house, our neigbour has had a weelie bin thrown through his windscreen of his car and same with the guy down the road. Another neighbour has had people jump his fence trying to steal his pets, the guy accross the road has had kids scooters and stuff stolen, and people walk past blind, smashing bottles, yelling and carrying on. You cant tell me that this place is great when that happens. Cant people have stuff in their yard without scum trying to steel it. some people work hard for what they got and bums deciede to walk it our property and steel stuff. Glad im moving out.
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happy40
happy40 Bye Bye Pine Diamond. Another Utopia seeker.
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wiggy
wiggy To those wingers well go live down ipswich or logan we don't want you here. I have lived in the bay for 14 years i have seen it grow from nothing to something its a great place. Redcliffe is down the road North lakes around the corner close to the sunshine coast and the people are friendly. Don't know what you complaining about i have not had any problems. Schools are excellent and there are plenty to choose from around the area.
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PineDiamond
PineDiamond Bye Bye happy40
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PinkPoohBear
PinkPoohBear If you guys don't like living here, then move!!
I have been living in D'Bay for nearly 3 years and I love it!! Moreton Downs State School is fantastic as is D'Bay SHS, they both have friendly teachers and staff, very very happy! Local Shopping Centre need a little work done to it, it's a bit old n drabby. D'Bay people in general are very friendly, and polite.
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emy
emy dbay is awesome! alot of ppl seem afraid of dbay, alot talk like its bad, but i always stick up for this place, there are some nice spots to live in, some spots better or 'less threatening' than others, ive been here nearly three years, before here i lived in redcliffe and im sticking with dbay! im just trying to choose a school for my son to go to, and knowing that some spots are worse than others i want to send him to something good and decent, can anyone help with this? thanks.. peace to all dbay lovers x
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happy40
happy40 Hi, I would recommend Deception Bay North State School and Moreton Downs State School. My kids have been to both because of moves and both schools were both very good. I have also heard good reports about Deception Bay High School since a new principal has taken over in the last couple of years. Hope this helps.
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emy
emy hello, thanx happy40 for the feedback, however i recently made the mistake of moving to burps, i felt like i was doing the right thing in regards to getting a government scheme townhouse which was affordable, whereas i was looking everywhere for an affordable townhouse in dbay and everything seems to be getting more expensive. i miss dbay and i want to move back, everything that meant something to me is there, so i want to break my lease and move back but i have to find a room to rent or something in the meantime, if anyone knows of anything, please let me know, its just me and my 5yr old. Or if anyone wants to do a swap or something :) for those of u who dont like dbay, i have a great place here but i love dbay more.
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4/5 rating details
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  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Around Warroo Drive"

We moved here from Redcliffe. Yes there are Bogans/Hoons, just like in Redcliffe, yes there are robberies just like Redcliffe. The nightlife to be honest is poor but then it's not all that in Redcliffe either. Public transport could be better to the city, you still need to get to Narangba or somewhere for the train. The Bruce Highway is only a few minutes away which makes it great for trips up the Coast or driving into Brisbane (except in the morning when it can be very busy from about Bribie Island turnoff through to the Gympie Road turnoff). Schools are not that great in the immediate area but just outside of D'Bay there are some excellent choices. Police and Ambulance are right there on Deception Bay Road which is very handy. Northlakes is only up the road and this has great shopping and there is a new Aldi's coming soon. There is a Domino's, Subway, video shops, Woolworths, Wow sight and sound, McDonald's, KFC, IGA, Eagle Boy's, BWS x2, loads of wholesale shops the list goes on. There are also a couple of really good gyms in the area and a local pool. Our neighbours are great, very helpful. Beach is not amazing compared to Redcliffe or the coast but it's great for afternoon strolls or fishing. The area is really improving as more owner occupiers are moving in. The place not to be now is Morayfield. I will buy my next property here, not in Redcliffe which is a bit overpriced and made out to be something it's really not (I grew up there). If you have not had a look at Deception Bay then you should come and see it while it's still affordable.
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2Happy
2Happy Hi oddjob69,
We're looking to move to Deception Bay in the near future. You stated above that you have to travel to good schools... would you mind saying which schools you'd recommend, I would really appreciate the heads up. Thanks in advance:)
2yrs+
oddjob69
oddjob69 HI 2Happy, sorry I didn't reply sooner don't look here very often really as I already live here. You said your children went to Deception Bay North State School and Moreton Downs State School. I have not heard bad stories from those schools. When I say travel I mean they are not within walking distance for most parts of Deception Bay. Scarborough state school I have heard is one of the best primary schools about the area, but of course this is well out of the area, I have a niece going there and she loves it. A couple of private ones are good and affordable once you sit down and do some 'maths' to see what the cost is eg. Southern Cross. I would suggest if your children are happy where they are then keep them there, more often it's the teachers that make the schools.
I'm so sorry this was so late, and probably no use. I really enjoy living in Deception Bay and I have lived in many places around the world, this one works for me. I hope you still enjoy it too.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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  • 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 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+

"Very pleasant & quite bayside place""

What to say,cut,sea side,plenty of shopping's around,just they need more restaurants"
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  • 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 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+

"Wonderful Life''"

Great,Great
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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Don't listen to the pessimists!"

You will find a few negative review of D'Bay as you will about most suburbs. We have lived there for 3.5 years.

Pro's - Beautiful bayside location with a refurbished foreshore that makes it a great recreational space - A good cultural mix with Islander, Asian, Indigenous and Anglo populations (sorry if I missed any!) - We have a house next to a Samoan family of 7 and they are wonderful people. We have become firm friends. There are great educational and medical facilities with Redcliffe Hospital only 10-15mins away. North Lakes shopping precinct is only 10-15 mins drive also - and it has everything - The local shopping centre could do with a facelift but it has all the essentials.

Con's - It's a lengthy commute if you work near Brisbane city - Public transport linking D'Bay with Brisbane needs imporvement by either regular direct bus services, or a train line that runs closer to the Bay - Socially the Bay is generally a friendly place. Like anywhere that lacks alot of activities and entertainment for young people the kids do wander around a bit and probably get up to a bit of trouble. But I'd say looks are decieving in that respect. I found the kids and young people to be mostly like kids anywhere and not particularly unruly - The odd hoon doing a donut or fishtail was a pet dislike of mine but that really depends where in the Bay you live. Look for the tire marks on the street to know it happens much where you want to buty or rent!

All in all Deception Bay has all the things going for it that any pretty bayside area does. Over time the social problems will become less and the ongoign development in the region will see house prices increase.

Enjoy! Mat
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CraigTyrrell
CraigTyrrell FYI a new RAIL LINK for the peninsula is being constructed right now. For details visit:- www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Featured.../Moreton-Bay-Rail-Link.aspx‎
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MarkF
MarkF Great!....someone whom has done their research, well informed and can comment appropriately!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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
2yrs+

"Quiet lifestyle"

Love the Bay. Come and join us out of the ratrace in the quiet seaside suburb. Great shopping centre, schools, childcare etc. Great walks along the waterfront. Friendly neighbourhood. Come and see for yourself.
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2yrs+

"Brisbanes best kept secret"

Have lived on Sydney Harbour, Hedges Ave at Mermaid Beach, Margate, Kangaroo point and West End. The Bay is a wonderful well kept little treasure, we love living here.
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  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice quiet area"

Have lived in Deception Bay for past 18 years and have enjoyed the quiet lifestyle. Good local shopping centre and plenty of takeways to choose from. Lovely friendly people and a choice of great local schools. Very nice waterfront walks and plenty of parks to choose from as well. You should come and have a look for yourself. You might be very surprised.
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  • Clean & Green 3/5
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  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Shae40"

Nice and Quiet. Schools close. Easy transport. All shopping not far from everywhere. Night life is a bit on the quiet side though if you are a party person. Pool and take away close by. Friendly neighbors. Community Spirit great. Good walking tracks and safe as well.
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
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  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great area"

Hi I have lived at Deception Bay for 15 years and wouldn't live anywhere else. Nice and quiet neighbourhood with great walking areas along the waterfront. Numerous parks for the kids. People very friendly. Great local shopping centre, schools etc. Plenty of takeaway places to choose from. Great value for money realestate. If your thinking of moving definately have a look and decide for yourself. Don't listen to any negative crap as some people just like to put others down and don't have much else to do.
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imc53
imc53 will someone please tell me what are considered the good areas naming streets thanks.
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  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"Deception Bay is not that great"

We have lived in Deception Bay for 6 years and when we first moved here yes it was great but now we are getting out thank goodness. It not so quiet, you have sirens racing up and down Deception Bay road at all hours of the day or night, you also have to get a big dog to look after your house as people think they can come in a take what they want without asking. Most people are loud, rude and discussing. There is a centrelink in the shopping centre which is just what you need. We are moving out and if you had any sense you wont move into Deception Bay it sinks.
happy40
happy40 I hope you have moved on so our area will be more pleasant without negative people like you in our quiet neighbourhood. If not why are you still here if it is so bad??????????????????????????
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"A very quiet suburb"

a very quiet suburb at night ,friendly people,easy navigation around streets, close to every suburb in any direction and has its own maccas kfc and pizza what more could u want.
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  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Seaside Peace and Quiet"

Walking along the waterfront with dogs is a true treasure. The dogs have a ball as the beach and part of the kilometers long, waterfront tracks is off-lead and the owners have a chance to interact with the friendly people that live in Deception Bay. It is a non pretentious area with natural beauty and good old fashioned seaside village charm. The highway is easy accessible and traffic within the immediate area flows well. There is a shopping centre with major supermarkets and specialty stores. Primary schools and High Schools are plentiful within a fifteen km range.

Brisbane is about 35 km away and the Sunshine Coast approximately 45 km. Industrial areas are being further developed and real estate is still very affordable.

If you're into partying, nightlife or wild entertaining, Deception Bay can better be skipped. Look up real estate in the Fortitude Valley instead! We enjoy the friendly atmosphere and peace and quiet.
Deception Bay truly is one of Queensland's best kept secrets.
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andrew1971
andrew1971 I agree its a beautiful location and has a nice little white sand beach across the road by the boardwalk.
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MarkF
MarkF Well said!
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Unranked Streets in Deception Bay

"Depression Bay"
-27.1880017082 153.0251017877
"Affordable waterfront"
-27.195872 153.036651

Yallatup St

4.5/5
-27.18529 153.00985
"Its getting there"
-27.18593 153.02798

Robart Ct

3.5/5
-27.2004326525 153.0089552205

Webster Rd

3.5/5
"Absolutely MAGIC!!!, Close to the Beach, Close to the shops & transport!"
-27.195429539 153.0363852602