8.1 out of 10

Forestdale

-27.6714095978289 152.997934646154
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  •  

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
May 13, 2017

"Great for the retired."

Nice green suburb, but not ideal for younger families or professionals.

Absolutely appalling lack of internet speed and lack of services: no public transport, out of catchment for food home delivery.

The local store is expensive and lacking in hygiene... we stopped buying bread there after we found mouse droppings.

Neighbours are quite nosy but not friendly.
Pros
  • Lots of trees
  • Mostly over 50s
  • Large blocks
Cons
  • Lack of services
  • No transport
  • Terrible internet
Recommended for
  • 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
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 25, 2016

"Amazing Place"

Perfect Place to live if you can afford it!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great relaxing place to live"

Been living here for nearly 3 years after 12 months in Forest lakes down the road. What a great suburb with the best of both worlds. You feel like you are living in the country with all the comforts of a big city 5 -10 minutes away. We liked Forest lakes but went for a drive one day and stumbled across Forestdale it has been the best move for us, great place to bring up kids. Plenty of space they can ride bikes without the traffic worry, plenty of space between your neighbours so they can make all the noise they want without bothering anyone. We really notice the difference having a relaxing BBQ with a few friends out the back and not being able to hear your neighbours BBQ conversation! Highly recommend it to anyone and as long as you have a Ride on mower you can still have your weekend. There isnt a lot of places with acreage that has easy access to the city one way and 45 minutes the other way to Surfers Paradise. Since we have moved here the local shops on Forestdale Drive have really improved especially Maccas Bakery - best Beestings I have ever tasted! Also have a great local Real estate agency in the same block of shops so I suggest to drop in and see them to buy a house in Forestdale.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Forestdale

"All 1+ Acre Bushy Blocks, yet all within 5min of Brownsplains GrandPlaza Shopping Meca."
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