7.3 out of 10

Jimboomba

Ranked 214th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.8368564945167 152.995093541828
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Suitably removed from city / suburban hustle & bustle yet positioned still within an hour to Brisbane & the Gold Coast"

We are a local family who also work within the local area. For those that don't know, our town has Woolworths & Coles, professional services including accountants & solicitors, doctors & pathology, choice of public & private schooling, day cares, Police, Fire & Ambulance, various takeaway outlets (McDonanlds, Red Rooster, Subway, Noodle Box, Eagle Boys), Cafes .... out little town is growing and will continue to grow. Flagstone, an estate located within Jimboomba has been named as 1 of 3 satellite cities in SE QLD! We are also a very community minded town, with ‘Caddies’ providing the community with aged & disability support, family support, assisted transport, youth support, Caddies Kitchen, Caddies Meals-on-Wheels, Caddies Food Pantry, Emergency Relief, Caddies No Interst Loans, Caddies Free Tax Help. There are also many other community groups including Jimboomba Quota, Jimboomba Cancer Council & Rotary just to name a few!
Pros
  • Great sense of community spirit
  • Growing country town
  • Great investment potential
  • The people, peace and quiet
Cons
  • public transport - not an issue if you have a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
Jun 19, 2017

"Jimboomba is fun when you're 8"

I used to visit my cousins in Jimboomba as a kid and had a great time. It would be a nice place to grow up as a kid due to the endless backyards and option to own as many animals as you like. As far as amenities go, it was always a bit of a drive for us to find ANYWHERE to go out for lunch (besides Maccas or the Tavern). I believe this has improved a bit but my aunty still complains about it. Maybe I am just being a city snob, but I feel like the suburb kind of smells like horse crap no matter where you go. My aunty's neighbours are all lovely and help each other out. The community spirit here is quite nice..
Pros
  • You can have a horse here
  • Great sense of community spirit
  • Growing country town
  • The people, peace and quiet
Cons
  • Smells like poo
  • No good restaurants
  • needs more doctors & chemists
  • Bad state schools, can you afford private schooling?
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Acreage Living - Quiet at times"

We moved to Jimboomba from the Gold Coast so that we could have a Tree Change. We have a 3 acre property which is generally fairly quiet through the week as our property backs onto a reservation area. However some of the families in our street are into Motor cross riding so weekends can become quite noisy with the kids riding up and down the adjoining properties on their trail bikes - great if this is what you are into, not so great if you are looking for peace and quiet. I commute to southern Brisbane for work and it takes me an hour in travel time. The traffic has become worse over the last 3 years and Mt Lindesay Hwy has a lot more traffic on it these days due to all the new housing estates being built in and around Jimboomba. The shops and industry area are adequate for the area but for residents requiring more options, Browns Plains is around 25 minutes away. It gets very hot in summer and cold in winter due to Jimboomba's location so air conditioning and heating should definately be a standard feature in all homes, I wouldn't purchase a house without it! There is community spirit here and I feel like everyone knows me at the shops as you tend to see the same people every time you go out. The rates are cheap for the size of the blocks or acreages and we have good services here as far as garbage collection and annual kerbside rubbish collection goes. Crime rate seems low compared to other areas that we have lived in, however in the larger housing estate at Flagstone the crime rate is higher than the acreage estates. Internet service where we are is limited, we have to use the NBN Satellite which drops out quite regularly, mobile service is also a problem and we can only use one provider.
Pros
  • Great sense of community spirit
  • Growing country town
  • Great investment potential
Cons
  • Limited night life
  • public transport - not an issue if you have a car
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
teddycat
teddycat Which provider do you have to use? Are you a long way from town?
Mar 13, 2016
SandiR
SandiR We use Activ8
Only 3 minutes from town
Mar 16, 2016
SandiR
SandiR Also we use Vodaphone as it gets the best reception inside the house.
Mar 16, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A litttle bit of country..."

Where else can you buy a quiet and private property so close to Brisbane for the money you pay here? Matt Court is a five minute walk to Woolworths or Coles, great little specialty shops and just one of the three friendly schools for primary age in our community.One can just sit back and let the world pass them by. Truly wonderful.Two words sum up this lovely town- friendly, quiet.
Pros
  • The people, peace and quiet
  • Great sense of community spirit
  • Growing country town
  • Great schools & daycare
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"On the whole, its a great little community....."

Jimboomba is one of the most affordable acreage lifestyle areas on the fringe of Brisbane city and has the added bonus of being close to the Gold Coast as well.
Jimboomba is not for anyone looking to have the ease of Public transport at the door or wanting to party all night long. It is a quiet, family oriented community that has an amazing community spirit.
If you are looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of suburbia, slow things down, and enjoy living in a community of honest, hard working people, Jimboomba could be for you.
Pros
  • The people, peace and quiet
  • Great sense of community spirit
  • Growing country town
Cons
  • public transport - not an issue if you have a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
2/5
2yrs+

"The market boomed in 2007, the horse has bolted, overpriced and isolated"

"This place BOOMED in 2006,2007, no growth now as the market catches up, terrible rental return for investors"
The area is still rural and properties are acreage so there is little neighboury spirit by default, you just don't see your neighbours. As with all acreages you need a 4WD and you need to drive everywhere, if you have kids and you want them to have a normal upbringing and be able to play sports and see their friends then you have to be prepared to drive 30-40 kilometres a day just to ferry them around not to mention the rest of the family needs.

There are a number of agents playing this area as " close to Brisbane" and "close to the gold coast", my advice would be to do a drive in peak hour to where you need to go. The are limited choice of roads which is a reality and the traffic to leave the area and get back into the area is still subjected to all the other suburbs around which are not coping in peak hour at all, you just have to ask someone who lives out there how long it takes them to get to the city.

If you are after an acreage as a lifestyle choice and you can afford to buy it outright and stay for at least 10 years then you will not lose any money, but , you need to look at the facts that this area has tripled in value since 2002, the market ALWAYS levels out and no area continues to triple in value every 10 years, the statistic are there, don't be fooled by those trying to sell you a property telling you otherwise, it is not in their best interest to tell you the truth.

There was an old farm area in Kellyville/Quakers Hill in NSW which was sold of to developers and values doubled and tripled in 2002 and 2003, this suburb has seen no growth now for a decade, you need to keep this in mind. This is one example of hundreds.

If you jump on the websites available to show sold prices you will see that people who bought in this area in 2008,2009 will now be selling at a loss and people who bought in 2002 to 2006 will be looking to get double and triple, but this market is still on the decline and with interest rates coming down and the international market in turmoil, an acreage is a big risk for investment as you get very little return for what you outlay.

If you want a rural lifestyle and you want to bring your kids up learning about animals, responsibility and dont minnd no mobile coverage and terrible internet then you will love this place.

It is expensive to put up kilometres of fencing, you will need to get annual termite treatment and like solitude.

Great for getting back to basics and having your own vege garden, a few animals and peace and quiet though. Keep in ind resale values if you are not sure about staying for at least a decade. The horse has already bolted here

Schools: If you look at the performance of the local state schools in the area which was advertised in the courier mail on Saturday 28th you will see that they are no where near acceptable, when schools get a LOW ranking in teaching ability you have to wonder what effort they put into the children themselves. Do a drive by the local schools at pickup time and see what they are like before diving in if you have kids, I cant imagie anything worse than buying in an area with little choice of schools and finding out the hard way that the schools are bad and then having the stress and worry about your mkids throughout their school life. Very important point here.
Pros
  • peace and quiet
  • Great if you dont like seeing your neighbours
Cons
  • Terrible rental return
  • Risky investment,market tripled in 2007,unsustainable
  • Bad state schools, can you afford private schooling?
  • public transport - not an issue if you have a car
  • needs more doctors & chemists
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
james40
james40 I disagree with your rental return comment - rents in the area are closing in on the 450/wk for a typical family home.
Travel is not hampered by continually stopping at red lights like the suburbs to the north. Every day is a nice drive through country side and though you do cover some miles, they are not stop-start miles. Believe me, travel is relaxing compared to metro areas in Brisbane or Sydney - a completely different cup of tea.
People live at Jimboomba because they love Jimboomba, having room to breath, move and enjoy the outdoors.
We see people every friday afternoon, rushing to get out of the city, get a bit of breathing space and get what Jimboomba residents get every day (fresh air).
If you live in Jimboomba and want to visit the parks, dams and trails in the Scenic Rim, you get up saturday morning and go - if you live in Brisbane, you have to leave the night before and camp, just to beath the traffic.
When you live at Jimboomba, you don't have to live for the weekends - you can enjoy the other 5 days of the week too.
2yrs+
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Perfect place to raise your family"

We moved to Jimboomba so that we could get away from the hustle & bustle of the city. We found a perfect house in a lovely little street & moving here has been the best thing we have done for our family. We have gone from an area where the house was tiny & the neighbourhood wasn't very child friendly to an area where our house & yard is huge & modern & the neighbourhood is perfect. We have fantastic neighbours & all the kids in the street play together safely & everyone looks out for each other. It was a little hard to get used to not having everything at your fingertips at first but now that I've lived here for a few years, I just appreciate where we live more & more & I now like not having all the shops close by & the area isn't too busy. The first thing we said when we moved here was just how lovely the people in the community were & that hasn't changed. Everyone is just so lovely, polite & caring. A very nice change from where we were before as we couldn't even get a wave out of our old neighbours. The school my children go to has been brilliant so far & my kids are very happy there. The daycare center is also wonderful & very accommodating. The local shops are only 5 mins down the road & they have everything you need (except a bakery which would be good). The area we live in has a lovely community spirit & it's a really nice place to go walking or riding your bike. I find myself getting happier & happier with the place & I'm so glad we made the change & we'll never look back!
Pros
  • Great schools & daycare
  • The people, peace and quiet
  • Great investment potential
  • Great sense of community spirit
  • Growing country town
Cons
  • needs more doctors & chemists
  • public transport - not an issue if you have a car
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Growing town - offers healthy lifestyle options"

Close enough to commute to Brisbane for work but still close enough to go out to the Scenic Rim of a weekend for fishing, waterskiing or camping.
The new Jimboomba convenience centre has some good restaraunts - it offers a fair bit for the size of the town. Coffee Club, Maccas, Curry, Chinese and a bakery. There is a good steak house called Mustering something or other.
Big blocks of land mean many people have room for a good vegi patch and a horse. The new gym is super busy and video ezy is there for the lazy.
Some nice homes being built in the area, prices are down now, but it won't last.
Pros
  • The people, peace and quiet
  • Great investment potential
  • Great sense of community spirit
  • Growing country town
Cons
  • public transport - not an issue if you have a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not all its cracked up to be"

The prospect of a nice house and a large block of land sounds appealing doesn't it?? Well Jimboomba isn't your place though. Roads are terrible, and so is the layout of the town centre. The people are a mix of bogans, hoons and cowboys. The schools are terrible (check the myschool site) and there is no public transport or anything to do after 7pm - even the pub closes early. Much better places to live than here.
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Little Bit Country!"

I have lived in Jimboomba since I was 3. In that time I have seen it grow from a small town to the expanding place it is today. The people are friendly and there is a wonderful sense of community here. Although some of the infastructure and transport is still coming, it is still my favourite place to live and I won't ever leave. My son even goes to the same primary school I went to now.
Pros
  • The people, peace and quiet
Cons
  • public transport - not an issue if you have a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
JasonW4
JasonW4 Thats really cool about your son going to the same school. Were (wife and I) are hoping to move to jimboomba next year. Keenly watching the market and seeing what houses come on offer.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The truth"

Jimboomba is a lovely quiet, friendly, safe place to raise a family. It has nice parks, local shops, a few coffee shops, take away shops, supermarkets. There are no major shopping malls with Kmart of Big W or anything like that. You will have to drive to Browns Plains if you want that. But this is what makes Jimboomba great - it is a nice quiet country setting. The people are amazingly friendly.

There are plenty of schools and daycare for the kids. It is very affordable which is also a big plus for young families. Neighbours are lovely and take the time to say hello and even watch over your place when you go on holidays. There is a real sense of community at Jimboomba. Slowly things are coming such as improvement to roads, shops etc.

If you are looking for a larger property to raise your family then Jimboomba will tick every box. However public transport here is pretty much non-existent. You dont have a car - dont move here!

I think in time public transport will have to come as people are moving further out from the city suburbs in the hunt for affordability and space.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family Friendly"

Great place to live and raise a family. Schools are great as well. We lived there for a year and only left for work interstate.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Other surround avaerage towns to CBD such as Samford/daybora & Mt Glorious are far better value for money"

I was looking around this area before i found mt glorious, samford valley, draper and daybora region. I've found all round it is far better value for money, its still close to city, decent shopping centres, a nice tavern/local pub with fantastic steaks, lush green surroundings as a pose to dry, all round better class of people & better quantity of groceries from local shops.
The only thing going for Jimboomba and surrounding areas have going for it in my eyes is the heat and its farely close to the goldcoast if you like that.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"I live in this house."

This is a great place to bring up kids and or , retire to. It is with sadness that we are having to relocate. Anyone that lives in the area will attest to the fact, that it is friendly, kid safe, quiet and family friendly. It has the major supermarkets and some retail shops. I have enjoyed my time here immensly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Jimboomba

"Boomed in 2007, no growth now as the market catches up, terrible rental return for investors"
-27.85434 153.05273

Abell Road

4.5/5
"Quiet, peaceful & a short hop to local shops"
-27.80302 153.02802
"Great Street, quality homes, nice neighbours"
-27.8028683 152.9559093

Matt Court

4.5/5
"Great neighbourhood"
-27.82742 153.02072

Wynne Rd

2/5
"Country Type of street"
-27.8182 153.04678
-27.79972 152.96757