9.2 out of 10

Dumbarton Dr, Kenmore

Ranked 3rd best street in Kenmore
-27.5097275238 152.9300118941
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Dumbarton Drive"

Dumbarton Drive is an excellent street, Close to parklands and within the Kenmore State High School Catchment area. It is popular with families and houses are always popular amongst buyers although properties on this street are tightly held.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly 11 out of 10!!"

Dumbarton Drive Kenmore is a qintessential friendly Brisbane suburban street. We live at the Kenmore High School end of the drive and apart from the extraordinary well behaved great mass of students that enter/exit the school, and the expected traffic movement at such times, it is a lovely quiet and peaceful existance.For 12 weeks of the year and all weekends we actually don't have any "neighbours" as far as the school side is concerned....not many people enjoy that kind of privacy and serenity! Many kids in the street and general "Misty Morn" estate attend the local schools, as do ours, and let me say the joy and freedom of no daily commute is reason enough to live here.My kids leave for school at 8.50am, they haven't been on transport since 7am and are home at 3.05pm not with their parents at 5 or 6pm. Forgot their Maths assigment this morning? no problem...still be back by the bell at 9am! Got a school function to attend? No parking issues...walk the family there.

As of 2010 we have lived here for 7 years and wouldn't consider living anywhere else. Friends have commented that they drive their kids to the park etc and how lucky we are to just stroll next door to the park and can walk along the creek's edge to the offleash dog area in Brookfield.Funny how we take these things for granted until someone points out your good fortune. We can use the cricket nets for that impromptu game and all the shops and local primary schools are within walking distance.Stroll the 5 minutes to Moggill Road and catch the bus to Indooroopilly or straight into the city or Southbank or UQ direct.

The neighbourhood itself is very friendly and community minded with a mixture of retirees, empty nesters and young families and in recent years we have seen young couples etc moving into the street and doing amazing contemporary renovations lifting the general streetscape appeal whilst still maintaining the overall ambience of the leafy surrounds. We enjoy Christmastime etc street parties and the quick chat to people in their gardens or whilst out walking, with or without our four legged friends.As the Drive ends in a no through culde sac the traffic generally tends to be local so even if you don't know your new neighbour yet, you'll know whose car and kids and animals belong where and a great majority of the households are either working from home, retired or raising their young families so dare I say it is very safe as there is a quiet, unofficial bit of a neighbourhood watch thing going on quiet unintentionally, not intrusive at all, just that kind of thing we all enjoyed in our childhood and thought had been left there, with decent people just watching out for each other or doing the neighbourly thing.Rember those days? We still live them!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Friendly, peaceful street with wonderful vibe"

Our position adjacent to Dumbarton Drive park is fantastic. In the afternoons and early evenings, there are loads of people walking dogs, throwing frisbees, and riding bicycles in the park. Many know each other and there's plenty of social interaction in the park, too.

The 5 homes on the west side of the northern end cul-de-sac were flooded in May 2009, but this was because some shipping containers blocked under the bridge at Moggill Rd, preventing drainage, and a repeat occurrence is highly unlikely.

The street is relatively multi-cultural - by Kenmore standards! - and the predominant family type is a family with school-aged kids. There are also a number of retired couples, but very few singles. The vast majority of homes are owner-occupied, with perhaps only 3 or 4 rentals in the entire street.

Some people are concerned about being so close to a high school, yet we've lived here 10 years and not found it to be a problem. Yes, there is a lot of traffic in the street for about 15 minutes in the afternoon. In the morning, arrivals are more spaced out so it doesn't really get too busy, though there is a fair bit of foot traffic immediately after the buses arrive. Kenmore SHS is a pretty tightly run ship, though, and we've found the students respectful and polite; very little foul language, littering, or other things that people may be concerned about. Whenever the school is having an event, they letter-drop the neighbours to warn us; they're very good citizens. : )
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
CharlieR
CharlieR When you mention this area is relatively multi-cultural are you inferring this area is racist or mostly white? Also are you inferring that ethnic communities would be best to not settle in this area? This is a real shame in that I was looking at purchasing in this very spot. Oh well guess I am best to move onto Inala or Sunnybank then.
2yrs+
Perp
Perp I'm not inferring either! Kenmore is in the heart of a predominantly white area, but Dumbarton Drive is quite diverse and very happily so. :)
2yrs+
CharlieR
CharlieR You sound like you resent this area being "multi-cultural by Kenmore standards" that fills me with trepidation about this area. A predominately white area sounds like an apartheid enclave. Thank you Traceyb for your post you have said so much without saying much at all. A person could never know what an area is like till they live there. I will look at more suitable areas for my family.
2yrs+
Perp
Perp My mixed-race household does not resent being surrounded by other similar households.
2yrs+
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