6.8 out of 10

Fitzgibbon

Ranked 224th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3394018924978 153.038239804806
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

2/5
Aug 05, 2017

"High density housing"

I didn't quite like the area. high density housing.less privacy. bad drivers....lots of migrants. no good schools.but Carseldine was much better. an establish suburb comparing to this.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice area - close to the city, buses, trains and shops with fast internet (Fitzgibbon Chase)"

If you are looking for an ideal suburb that is not too far from the city with easy access to public transportation - bus and train, shops (5 mins drive to Coles or Woolworth, 12 mins drive to Chermside Westfield), community centre (regular playgroup, ballet classes for kids, etc...) recreational parks (e.g. Hidden World Playground), close to schools, coffee shops, gyms... this would be the place for you and your family.
Pros
  • Close to CBD
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Bikeways & Greenspace
  • Easy to get to the shops & main roads
Cons
  • High proportion of homes rented
  • Limited quality restaurants
  • Space is a premium
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Packed to the rafters..."

If you enjoy living hard up against your neighbours, sharing noise, car parking, then Fitzgibbon Chase is for you. As long as you're not bothered by these or the fact that a large proportion of dwellings here are occupied by tenants in the NRAS program, which brings various problems to the suburb, then you can find affordable living relatively close to Brisbane CBD.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Close to CBD
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Bikeways & Greenspace
Cons
  • Space is a premium
  • High proportion of homes rented
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
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 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Suburban Bliss"

Loved living here for a few years, great neighbours, quiet streets. You felt safe at home and going for a late night walk. It was great being on the bus route and being able to walk to the train station for work. I enjoyed having all the greenspace as my yard wasn't all that big. I miss living there and would move back in a heartbeat.
Pros
  • Bikeways & Greenspace
  • Easy to get to the shops & main roads
  • Affordable
  • Close to CBD
  • Excellent public transport links
Cons
  • Limited quality restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"So close to the city, yet so affordable"

A great up and coming suburb with plenty of green space. Lots of plans for future development along Beams Rd. Plenty of bike tracks, play equipment.
Good access to highway to drive to Sunshine or Gold Coasts- can get to airport in 20mins, quick commute to Redcliffe. Close to Prince Charles Hospital, major shopping centre- Westfield Chermside. Train station within walking distance, plus buses. Local childcare options.
Limited quality restaurants and nightlife. High proportion of rental properties due to great location.
Pros
  • Close to CBD
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Limited quality restaurants
  • High proportion of homes rented
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students