7.4 out of 10

Fernvale

-27.4946014115382 152.697783502785
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 06, 2017

"Closer than you think!"

I love Fernvale, i love the small town feel but with modern ammenities and with access to the Warrego Highway in 10 minutes it's not too far out to commute. We bought our home in Honeywood Estate well over a year ago and were surprised at how friendly and quite the area has been. NBN to our door, a great shopping centre down the road and everything is within walking distance. We moved from Brisbane and have really enjoyed the change. The weekends are always busy in town with the bakery, markets on a Sunday and with Wivenhoe Dam just down the road, there is always something to do. No regrets about moving to Fernvale.
Pros
  • friendly
  • peaceful
  • picturesque
Cons
  • not much public transport
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
1/5
2yrs+

"No Thanks!!"

I live in a close by suburb to Fernvale. We go there for woolworths and I have to say I hate going to Fernvale! People are rude and impatient with no respect for other peoples belongings! The Honeywood Estate is full of Junkies! We looked at a few houses in the estate but no way! They were all trashed and overpriced..one even had all the grass burned from where the tenants decided to start a fire in their yard! The Real Estate even admitted to it! I have been abused because someone revesred into my parked car (they were forced to pay). I am at the point I would rather bypass fernvale completely and go to gatton or ipswich for anything we need. The extra drive would be worth it.

The only thing fernvale has going for it is Savages!
Cons
  • rude rushed people
  • drugs and junkies
  • crime
mehm
mehm Forced you to pay. Looking at this review and that comment... meh your review means nothing. You obviously can't stand up for yourself.
Sep 28, 2017
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and Convenient"

Fernvale is a lovely place to live, been here since 2005 and could not be happier. A local Woolworths complex is only a 2 min drive and the local produce markets on Sundays are great. A short drive to Ipswich and Riverlink shopping centre. The neighbours are friendly and this is the perfect place to bring up children with a primary school at Fernvale and a Secondary school at Lowood. The new sporting complex is also good for the spin class. We work in Brisbane and make the daily commute which is now around 45-50mins with the upgraded Ipswich motorway.
Pros
  • friendly
  • peaceful
  • picturesque
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A real tree change, without the price tag"

Fernvale is in the Lockyer Valley, nestled between Esk, Lake Manchester and Wivenhoe on the Brisbane Valley Highway. It's like the best of both worlds, less than 20 minutes from Ipswich CBD and only 35-40 minutes from Brisbane, yet it's a peaceful, semi-rural paradise. What attracted us to Fernvale was that it was obviously going ahead. It already had most of the things a small town needs to make it viable like pubs, shops, cafes, a school, etc., but there was so much new infrastructure development happening there including a supermarket/shopping centre, a medical centre, child care centre and more. For us, Fernvale has all the charm of nearby Esk, but without the inflated prices. You can walk anywhere in the town, but if you want to take you care it's easy to park too. And you can still buy a house and land here for $300,000!!!
Pros
  • friendly
  • peaceful
  • picturesque
Cons
  • not much public transport