7.8 out of 10

Ipswich

Ranked 185th best suburb in Brisbane
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5/5
Dec 14, 2016

"As good as any other town!"

people put Ipswich down all the time but I've lived here for 6 years and have never been hassled by anyone. Some suburbs I would not live in but that's pretty normal! I mean Brisbane has Inala ;) there are some bogans, especially in the mall but they don't bother you, you go to Brisbane and their down and out people always ask for money!! It's an affordable town and it's getting better every year thanks to the Mayor. I like how it's close to everything you need like Brisbane but it's stress free (eg. Traffic) like a small town. Unless you work in Brisbane and would have to commute than moving to Ipswich might be a good idea for you as it is very affordable.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Great Queenslander Homes
  • Cost of living
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Poor night life
  • Hot in summer
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 01, 2016

"Loving Ipswich - was totally suprised!"

After living in Brisbane all my life, we bought in Eastern Heights a year ago and have absolutely loved it. Ipswich has a great community feel (people take the time to get to know you), beautiful old qld'er homes currently valued at significantly less than other outer Brisbane suburbs, and an emerging café/restaurant culture. Most underrated area in South East Qld. We now rent out our Eastern Heights house (with great rental return) and have bought a property on Denmark Hill as the forever home. If you're planning to move out here, do a little research on the suburbs expecting strong capital growth, they tend to be the ones with established old Queenslander homes and lots of renovations happening. My picks are: Newtown, Eastern Heights, Sadliers Crossing, Wood End, Denmark Hill and if you're looking for a little cheaper - East Ipswich, Booval and Bundamba (just check the flood maps on the lower suburbs).
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Great Queenslander Homes
  • Cost of living
  • Quiet
  • Food
Cons
  • Poor night life
  • Some poor planning
  • Hot in summer
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
May 24, 2015

"Great place for small and big families"

Close to all things, such as, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast. Great schools, shops are nice. When I first moved to Ipswich I was scared, I don't even know why? But as soon as I got there, everyone was friendly, it was clean and tidy. No rubbish on the streets to be seen, and night life has a surprisingly good vibe to it.

Decent restraurants, and an amazing library.
Pros
  • Food
  • Schools
  • Nightlife
  • Friendly
  • Great Queenslander Homes
  • Cost of living
  • Quiet
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  • Families with kids
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  • Tourists
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  • Trendy & Stylish
ErinC3
ErinC3 Can I ask what parts are better/worse in your opinion, I'm looking at Newtown
Jan 05, 2016
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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
Apr 21, 2015

"Come a long way over the past few years."

I have to admit that Ipswich has come a very long way over the past few years. It's definitely a city that you need to explore yourself to make your own mind up. It's filled with wonderful parks and gardens. Queens Park Wldlife Park and the Japanese Gardens are a must. Amazing Cafes and restaurants have committed to Ipswich and are reaping the rewards. Fantastic history combined with very well maintained historical homes. Lovely friendly neighbourhoods. It's a city that is moving forward and worth a look.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Great Queenslander Homes
  • Cost of living
  • Quiet
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely city - ignore all the bad press you read about Ipswich"

Great place to live and raise children. Friendly small city. Very active city council who have a strong vision for improving the city. Poor retail but has improved over the past decade. Ipswich Motorway is a fantastic road now since a long overdue upgrade.

Needs more restaurants and cafes. Everything pretty much closes by 8 or 9pm!! Could be a really happening place with its laid back atmosphere, a cafe culture waiting to happen.

There are a few bogans and weirdos in Ipswich, but you get those kind of people everywhere. Pick the suburb well if you're moving to Ipswich and it won't be an issue. There are many very pretty, affordable, and safe suburbs.

If only Brisbane people would stop looking down their noses at Ipswich, they might realise what a really pretty city it is, and what great value real estate and housing is available.
Pros
  • Cost of living
  • Friendly
  • Great Queenslander Homes
Cons
  • Hot in summer
  • Needs more cafes and restaurants open later in the evening
  • Retail, it is improving slowly
  • Poor night life
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not what I expected."

My hubby was posted to amberley with the army 3 years ago and i had heard horrible things about ipswich. so when we moved i was quite surprised. i feel safe here. there are some odd looking people around but they seem to be harmless. you do get a few loud bogans in ipswich square, but thats about it. the only thing i dont really like about this place is the lack of variety in the retail sectors. this place needs more shopping, night life. restaurants. affordable housing too which is great.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Great Queenslander Homes
Cons
  • Poor night life
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Mwah!"

In the smallest possible sentence, I would describe ipswich as a 'CITY OF POTENTIAL'. I enjoy Ipswich alot and would recommend it to all but foreigners...
Pros
  • Friendly
Cons
  • Some poor planning
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1/5
2yrs+

"Ipswich is dreadful"

Who would ever want to visit Ipswich i really dont know i really just dont like the vibe it sends off and thats all i guess i can say =)
bexfreedom
bexfreedom You can’t say you truly know a place until you live there, we moved to Ipswich about 8 months ago to buy our 1st home. There are fantastic rivers for fishing and swimming if you know the spots, Ipswich is defiantly growing with people moving here on a daily bases and new shops opening quite regularly. Some people are rough around the edgers but your have to remember where Ipswich is located; you are obviously not going to have a lot of men in business attire, the men out here are hard working labour types (along with a lot of the women) as that is the main type of work in and around Ipswich, Abattoir Mining, Farming, Air Base and so forth. I have travelled and lived in a lot of places and the locals here are no different to anywhere else except maybe being a little more relaxed then people that in live directly in Brisbane and more down to earth then people that live on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast (lived in all 3 places + more). If you love the beautiful country and want to bring up a family with good schools then Ipswich is a great place to live, with helpful locals that still give you a wave as you pass on a country road, In my opinion Ipswich is cleaner and less polluted then the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and MUCH less crowded then the Sunshine Coast, as beautifully as it is. FANTASTIC for family life.
2yrs+
lindielou
lindielou I do agree with bexfreedom. Sorry but I was born and raised in Ipswich and have moved to c.q. 2 years ago. I prefer it to Brisbane - never put Brisbane down though - and it is a fantastic place!
2yrs+
lindielou
lindielou Ipswich that is!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"FANTASTIC for family life"

You can’t say you truly know a place until you live there, we moved to Ipswich about 8 months ago to buy our 1st home. There are fantastic rivers for fishing and swimming if you know the spots, Ipswich is defiantly growing with people moving here on a daily bases and new shops opening quite regularly. Some people are rough around the edgers but your have to remember where Ipswich is located; you are obviously not going to have a lot of men in business attire, the men out here are hard working labour types (along with a lot of the women) as that is the main type of work in and around Ipswich, Abattoir, Mining, Farming, Air Base and so forth. I have travelled and lived in a lot of places and the locals here are no different to anywhere else except maybe being a little more relaxed then people that in live directly in Brisbane and more down to earth then people that live on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast (lived in all 3 places + more). If you love the beautiful country and want to bring up a family with good schools then Ipswich is a great place to live, with helpful locals that still give you a wave as you pass on a country road, In my opinion Ipswich is cleaner and less polluted then the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and MUCH less crowded then the Sunshine Coast, as beautiful as it is. FANTASTIC for family life.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Like any city, pick the right area."

A city on the up. We just need growth to be better managed and our history better respected. How the heck does Ipswich rate as low as a 69/100? I have lived in places such as Sydney, Brisbane and North Queensland and they are no where near as good as Ipswich. Great community spirit here, friendly locals, but there is a 'bogan lapper' element. Harmless enough though. Some great established places to eat too. Some fly by nighters have come and gone thinking they can serve up poor quality food because after all, it is 'only Ipswich'. Please, if you are coming here to open a second rate eating establishment, don't bother. With only a small tourist market here, you need local patronage, so bad word of mouth will have you broke in no time. Otherwise, please come, we need more cultures here bringing great food! Great place for kids, plenty of parks and good schools.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Great Queenslander Homes
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Some poor planning
  • Lappers
  • Poor night life
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Ipswich is a special place in rapid transition."

With new and upgraded roads making times and distances to travel to Brisbane shorter, Ipswich is in a truely unique position. I am certain that it will become the much valued "historical centre of South East Queensland".

Ipswich will experience very high population growth over the next 20 years and the many things that Ipswich people have taken for granted for so long such as the many great parks, the historic buildings, the wonderful gracious character houses, the great natural environment around the river, and the safe and quiet streets, will be the motivation to attract more people (richer and poorer) to settle there. In fact, the council really has its work cut out to manage that situation and to keep the urban revitalisation positive and balanaced so that all the good things are retained and enhanced.

Over the coming years we will continue to see many of the older timber houses extended and most will be renovated far beyond their former glory. Thankfully much of Ipswich's 100+ year old character has been preserved due to the lack of re-development and big commercially driven changes in and around the inner city suburbs over the past 60 years. There are still so many magnificiant colonials and beautiful Queenslanders there.

Unfortunately however, something that will change over time is the present availability of cheap housing and low rents - particularly in the inner city suburbs.

Because Ipswich has its own distinct civic character and history it will never be seen as just a satalite regional centre of Brisbane - it will always be it's own "city" - standing proud and tall !!
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bad news for those who live near the river"

North Ipswich, once a quiet forgotten suburb of workers cottages and old colonials, now the centre of new development with RiverLink and plans for three bridges, a foot bridge and highrise development. Many houses in this area were under water in the 1974 flood. House prices have soared yet the facilities such as having proper drainage (storm water), good street lighting and parking have been ignored in the rush to capitalise on this once forgotten part of Ipswich.

More and more properties have been halved and new houses and appartments are going up everywhere yet no allowances have been made for adequate drainage for all this new development. Recent heavy rains saw some houses near Cribb Park flowing with knee deep water, mud and debris on a regular basis. Houses that had weathered earlier rainy seasons easily now flood more frequently due to inadequate drainage. Look carefully before you rent or buy in this area or any area close to the river. Ask the neighbours about the 74 flood and rent or buy above the flood line.
Thomas5
Thomas5 Ipswich is a special place in rapid transition.

With new and upgraded roads making times and distances to travel to Brisbane shorter, Ipswich is in a truely unique position. I am certain that it will become the much valued "historical centre of South East Queensland".

Ipswich will experience very high population growth over the next 20 years and the things that Ipswich people have taken for granted for so long such as the many parks, the historic buildings, the wonderful gracious character houses, the great natural environment around the river, and the safe and quiet streets, will be the motivation to attract more people (richer and poorer) to settle there. In fact, the council really has its work cut out to manage that situation and to keep the urban revitalisation positive and balanaced so that all the good things are retained and enhanced.

Over the coming years we will continue to see many the older timber houses extended and most will be renovated far beyond their former glory. Thankfully much of Ipswich's 100+ year old character has been preserved due to the lack of re-development and big commercially driven changes in and around the inner city suburbs over the past 60 years. There are still so many magnificiant colonials and beautiful Queenslanders there.

Unfortunately however, something that will change over time is the present availability of cheap housing and low rents - particularly in the inner city suburbs.

Because Ipswich has its own distinct civic character and history it will never be seen as just a satalite regional centre of Brisbane - it will always be its own "city" - standing proud and tall !!
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Average town. Nobody really knows your name, but they remember your face."

Its no Unsafer then Brisbane or other towns.
Its A bit cheaper to live then Brisbane - But the prices are going up.
Its pretty quite town, but can get a bit crowded after school hours and weekend nights.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"excellent apartment style living"

the new aspire tower is a 21st century alternative to high maintainence houses perfect for young couples or retirees looking for a hassle free cbd location.
the ipswich area is set to grow for many years this building signals the new future. easy to manage units of high quality.
great road and rail links to brisbane,walking distance to the town .cinema restaurants shopping ,doctors and anything else you might need.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not as bad as it reputation!"

Living here for 6 months now. I was very nervous about moving here because of things i had heard about Ipswich. I havent had any problems here. I will say overall it could be kept a little cleaner such as the free paper outside peoples houses, seems to be alot of places where people just dont clean out the front of their house. The other thing Ipswich does lack is water nearby. There really isnt good places to go fishing or boating. One of the biggest things i have noticed also is that i cant drive anywhere without seeing at least one police car, which means the police are everywhere, not to mention they now have cameras all over the city. Overall a good place to live, there are good parks nearby.
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WTF
WTF It is just a matter of time before you see the real Ipswich. I was born and raised in Ipswich. Why do you think there are so many cameras?
2yrs+
NilaRose
NilaRose Nice people don't scared/hate cameras. By the way, you have a "nice" name on your profile?
2yrs+
bexfreedom
bexfreedom LOL, The crime rate is so low in Ipswich and that may be due to the police presence and camera's (which I think is a good thing) or really maybe it's just the "crime" is next to non existent. We own our home in Ipswich but moved to Cairns because of a work transfer, oh my goodness do I miss home! There are camera's and police everywhere here too but that dose not stop the crime. We never, ever had problems in Ipswich and a year in Cairns we have had an $800.00 bike stolen along with my wallet and toys not to mention being attacked verbally on a few occasions while minding our own business (maybe it's that "tropical fever")! And if papers was the only mess we had to deal with up here in Cairns, that would be nice. I would walk down the street in Ipswich any night over Cairns.
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Ipswich - Growing community close to brisbane"

Ipswich is about a 40 drive west of Brisbane and is a thriving community with plenty of growth. There is plenty to do including looking at the many historic buildings this town has. You can also visit Nerima Gardens, The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery or the Nature Centre. There are a number of bushwalks for your enjoyment with some great sights. The town has some really good restaurants and bistros as well as plenty of shopping with major shopping centres as well and smaller boutique and specialty shops scattered area the district. For your accommodation needs there are B & B's, serviced apartments, hotels and motels. Living in Ipswich has many advantages with schools, sporting and recreational facilities and home prices still with reach but rising quickly.
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2yrs+

"The home of Pauline Hanson. A rapidly growing city."

Yes, the home of Pauline Hanson, is that a good thing or a bad thing, I will leave that up to you.

The city of Ipswich has been growing rapidly. Not so long ago real estate was cheap in Ipswich and there was a demand for rental properties, and the investors flocked to the area and invested in the older houses. Hence, the real estate prices went up.

The council is determined to upgrade the city and are taking steps to make sure this happens and happens in a positive way.

Ipswich is the centre of the farming area at the base of the Darling Ranges and the last major city before heading up to Toowoomba. It is a very busy place.

The weather takes a bit to contend with. It has extremes of temperatures.
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