8.8 out of 10

Griffin

Ranked 77th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.2617514263948 153.038368717851
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 21, 2017

"Safe Neighbourhood"

We moved to Griffin 2013 and have never regretted it.
Close to schools, transport & soon to be shops.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 06, 2017

"Best area I have lived"

We bought in the Freshwater Estate, Griffin Aug 2016 & were completely new to the area. Love the community here. Neighbours are lovely and everyone is welcoming no matter who you are or what you look like. The parks are very popular with families and young kids walking/ riding around. There is also a dog park at one and BBQs and play equipment at others.
We enrolled at the Griffin State School for our 2 boys and it has been a pleasure to be apart of the school. It is a great environment and has a beautiful principle & staff who personally welcome families and children in every morning and farewells every afternoon.
June 2017 our own Medical Centre will open on Brays RD. Close to that on the corner or Tesch RD we are getting a 7Eleven petrol station, cafe, Gym, and some other shops.
Public Transport has improved so much in a few months with the bus stops throughout Griffin suburb connecting us to the new Train stations and North Lakes Bus Terminal giving people a new option to commute to the city.
Pros
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
Cons
  • Street Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 06, 2017

"Large community but friendly neighbourhood"

We are enjoying the peace and quiet that Griffin has to offer.. From a close knit community to the beautiful farm land, Griffin is the perfect suburb for your little family.
Pros
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Cons
  • Street Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Away from the hustle and bustle - only minutes to all amenities"

My family and I have lived in Griffin for the past 4 years and previously in the neighbouring suburb of Murrumba Downs. We have found the area to be lovely and quiet and the children feel safe here. We built our home in Freshwater Estate which has a family friendly feel and a couple of great parks, everyone we have come across are warm and friendly. While there aren't any shopping facilities or doctors in Griffin, it is only a short drive to either North Lakes or Murrumba Downs that have all the amenities needed. The area is easily accessible to the Bruce Highway both North and Southbound and is only 35 min drive to the city or Sunshine Coast. The only downfall is the appearance of some nasty mosquitoes around dusk, but all in all we love it!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • 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+

"Family oriented"

Large community. Good for families, both large and small. The overall area is very quiet during the day. Close to all local amenities and transport, also very close to expressway access.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
tgrindey
tgrindey thinking of moving to the griffin area with my husband and 3 children, the oldest is 17 and the youngest 11, they are worried bout making new friends, are there plenty of outdoor clubs/activities good schools to help them with this. we are from the uk and hope to move as soon as we sold our house.
2yrs+
Jason Smith
Jason Smith Griffin is a lovely place to live with a lot of town planning and infrastructure to be built in the next 2 to 5 years. My business is only a 2 minute drive from Griffin in the Murrumba Downs shopping centre and I list and sell in the suburb every month. If you need any more help or advice please feel free to give me a call
2yrs+
LukeCashmore
LukeCashmore what is the new infrastructure being built ?
2yrs+
melissal12
melissal12 Is there a mosquito issue in the new river breeze estate? Heard mixed reviews about griffin - we are thinking of building there ...
Feb 14, 2017
Jason Smith
Jason Smith Hi Melissa, Moreton Bay Regional Council is know for mosquito's especially when you are close to foliage and low laying pools of water. This year has not been too bad as we have not experienced a lot of rain. When we have a wet summer mosquito's are very bad and council has a program where they do spray if required. I have sold and leased a lot of properties in River Breeze and I have not noticed mosquito's to be bad through the day. My advice would be to go on dark and have a walk along Junction Rd to see if they are there on dusk. Yours Sincerely Jason Smith Ray White Murrumba Downs! 0400 389 116
Feb 14, 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
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to call home."

We have just built a house in the Freshwater Stockland development. We are the first house to have moved in and slowly we are getting more and more neighbours. It's a really nice community feel. Great place to buy and live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Mr Konneh"

It's a great place and great Name
Recommended for
  • Professionals